Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
The most recent fatal shooting was around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, when 36-year-old Kennyone Pendelton was shot several times in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, in the Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The fatal shooting happened about 5 p.m. in the 4900 block of West End Avenue. Ronald Holliman, 18, and two men, ages 19 and 26, were outside when a group of males got out of a vehicle from an alley and fired multiple shots.
The robber, wearing a dark hoodie and carrying a red backpack, presented a demand note and implied he had a weapon, though none was shown, according to FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde. No one was injured.
The shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. near West Jackson Boulevard and South Western Avenue.
A man was critically injured after jumping out of a window during a fire Monday morning on the Near West Side.
A ribbon-cutting was being held downtown on Thursday for a more spacious legal clinic for military veterans.
The shootings came as July drew to a close and police officials announced the number of shootings decreased when compared to the same months in 2012 and 2011.
A busy Loop intersection became home to a new experiment to allow pedestrians to legally cross the street diagonally, while cars will no longer have to worry about pedestrians in the crosswalk while trying to make a turn.
Four people were injured — three critically — in an accident on the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday.
At least eight people have been wounded in shootings on the city’s South and West sides between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
The Occupy movement is now a year old and about 125 people celebrated in the rain at LaSalle Street and Jackson Boulevard Monday night.
A 20-year-old man stands charged a string of sexual assaults on the city’s West Side.
Shootings in Chicago Wednesday night and early Thursday morning left two people dead and seven more injured – including four who were wounded in one incident in the Englewood neighborhood.
For the second time in four months, a transgender woman has been killed on the West Side.
A death investigation is underway, after a body was found in an abandoned South Austin neighborhood building Tuesday night.
Two people have been charged with assault, for allegedly threatening and punching an 11-year-old girl who would not give them her souvenir beach ball Sunday night downtown near the Lollapalooza music festival.
It could be commuter chaos downtown Wednesday morning, following a water main break near Union Station.
One man was killed and two others critically injured in a shooting Monday afternoon in the West Side West Garfield Park neighborhood.
The final leg of the Wacker Drive reconstruction project begins this week, and the intersection with Jackson Boulevard alongside the Willis Tower has closed.