A 20-year-old man whose interaction with police and Secret Service agents outside of President Obama’s Kenwood home earlier this week prompted a bomb squad response has been ordered held on $250,000 bond.
Police say a man was taken into custody shortly after he dropped the backpack near the concrete barriers outside the Obama family’s Chicago home about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
The holdups could be part of a coordinated effort to target men over social media, sources tell CBS 2.
The robberies all occurred in the 4700 block of South Ellis Avenue during various times of the day, police said. A seventh robbery was also reported about a block away in the 900 block of East 47th Street.
You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.
The most recent shooting happened early Wednesday in the Edgewater neighborhood on the North Side. About 1:20 a.m., a 26-year-old man was driving southbound in the 5900 block of North Winthrop Avenue when a gunman opened fire from the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.
The most recent homicide happened about 8:30 p.m. in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 36-year-old man was standing in the 100 bock of East 69th Street, when at least one person walked up and shot him in the back, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later was pronounced dead.
In each robbery, police said, two men approach the victim, show a handgun and demand their property.
The male juvenile was shot in the leg about 6:15 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis, police said. His exact age was not immediately known.
Construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.
A blog suggests the Obamas could be headed to New York City. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker finds a mix of understanding and disappointment on Chicago’s South Side.
A 15-year-old boy died Sunday after he was shot in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side.
The firefighter, two children and one adult were hospitalized after a fire in the South Shore neighborhood.
Firefighters battled an extra-alarm blaze in a high-rise in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood Friday evening.
The South Side resident suggests the location of his post-presidency home will be driven by what’s best for his family. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
A Calumet City man was killed and two others were wounded Wednesday afternoon during a gang-related shooting in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood.
An 18-year-old man was shot in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side late Saturday.
Police were warning people who use the Lakefront Trail in the Kenwood neighborhood to be cautious, after a string of robberies along the path.
Police are looking for a man who tried to lure a girl into a van in the Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday night on the South Side.
Eight people — including a 17-year-old boy left critically wounded — were shot Monday afternoon and evening throughout the city.