Flames and heavy smoke were already shooting through the roof of the Dollar & Up store near the intersection of East 75th Street and South Martin Luther King Drive when crews responded about 12:15 a.m.
The fire broke out about 11:50 p.m. in the top floor of a four-floor apartment building in the 6200 block of South King Drive.
Boys between the ages of 10 and 16 are approaching citizens and forcibly taking away their cell phones or money, a statement from police said.
A person of interest is being questioned in connection with the shooting death of a 67-year-old man in the Washington Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 8 p.m. Monday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.
The 21-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle traveling in the 4700 block of South King Drive at 12:25 a.m. when shots rang out and the vehicle’s back window shattered.
Dozens of people have been shot this long holiday weekend, including two boys who were just trying to enjoy family parties for the 4th of July.
Five people were driving together on the South Side in the 7300 block of South King Drive about 2:30 a.m. when another vehicle pulled up alongside them and opened fire into their vehicle.
Police are investigating a pair of shootings that occurred blocks apart during a roughly one-hour time span early Wednesday in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
At least seven people were injured in shootings across the city Thursday night and early Friday. A Chicago Police officer also shot a teen who ran from officers during a street stop early Friday in the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood.
he body of a man was found, apparently beaten to death, in an apartment in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood Monday afternoon, according to police.
An employee at a nearby dry cleaners said a police SUV was heading south on King Drive when it swerved to avoid another vehicle, and hit a school bus turning north onto King from 42nd Street.
The robbery happened about 7:30 p.m., as the off-duty officer sat in his own car near 91st and King Drive, police said.
With President Barack Obama’s second inauguration coming on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday has been a day of special significance for African-Americans.
Residents of a South Side apartment building that caught fire early Thursday were escorted to safety by two Chicago police officers who found themselves in the right place at the right time.
An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded a man who was allegedly fleeing from police in a stolen vehicle on the South Side last night.
Three people were killed and five more were injured by gunfire in Chicago overnight – including a pregnant woman, and a teenage boy who was shot for the second time in a month.
A man allegedly opened fire on police Wednesday night on King Drive on the city’s South Side, after officers watched him shoot another man who later died.
Contrary to previous reports, President Barack Obama will not be the grand marshal at this year’s Bud Billiken Parade, due to scheduling conflicts.