The blaze broke out in an abandoned building in the 3600 block of South Homan Avenue, halting nearby railroad traffic on the Southwest Side, according to Fire Media Affairs.
A 34-year-old woman who was walking to the nearby Metra station from her home in Park Forest was grabbed and raped along the trail.
Heriberto Ramirez was one of at least three gang members who blindfolded the 15-year-old boy on March 16 before taking him to an undisclosed location where — after refusing to join their gang — he was punched, kicked, stabbed, and robbed, prosecutors said in court.
The 16-year-old and “several other offenders” hit, stabbed and robbed a 15-year-old boy in the 2700 block of South Homan Avenue after he refused to join the gang.
The fatal shooting happened in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Jose Rodriquez, 30, was shot in the head about 7 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Talman Avenue.
Javier Cameron was shot in the back as he was running away from two young men who had asked him if he was affiliated with a particular gang around 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
One male was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the vehicle he was driving struck a light pole in the Humboldt Park neighborhood Sunday night, police said.
A Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly pointed a gun at police in the East Garfield Park neighborhood early Thursday morning.
Five people are in critical condition after a car crash in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to Fire Department officials.
At least eight people have been wounded in shootings on the city’s South and West sides between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
A woman died after a car ran a red light and T-boned her car Saturday morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident that left a pedestrian seriously injured early Sunday in the Garfield Park neighborhood.
One man was killed, and six more were injured, in shootings around Chicago overnight.
Five people were shot to death between Thursday night and early Friday morning in the city of Chicago, including two men whose bodies were found outside a South Deering neighborhood car wash.
A man was shot and critically injured while walking his dog early Sunday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
Seven people are dead and at least another 21 people have been wounded in acts of violence across the city since Friday afternoon.
Residents of the city’s Southwest Side are being urged to keep alert, after a string of strong-arm robberies in the area.
An historic West Side synagogue has been from the wrecking ball for at least one more day.
At least six people were wounded in shootings overnight, bringing the total to two dead and at least 13 wounded in gun violence in the city since Friday night.
A firefighter was injured early this morning in a fire that broke out on the city’s West Side.