Witnesses said a Dodge Charger went around the crossing gates along Lake Street near Miller Avenue, then was hit by a CSX freight train and dragged about 50 yards.
A driver was arrested overnight, after twice fleeing from police officers who attempted a traffic stop, and crashing into another vehicle in west suburban Addison.
Nine Chicago Public Schools students were taken to hospitals with minor injuries Thursday after their school bus sideswiped a beam on their way to school, but the driver apparently didn’t report the accident right away.
In both cases, a man and a woman wearing scarves around their faces announced a holdup, and made off with cash.
Roy R. Lightfoot, 39, faces six felony counts of DUI and several misdemeanors including driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to reduce speed.
Smoke was reported from the one-story building at the True Way of Life Missionary Baptist Church at 7 a.m. The fire was quickly put out, and no one was injured.
Jaquan D. Hosey-Green, 19, and his 18-year-old brother, Dimitri J. Hosey-Green, both of the 1200 block of Fairfield in Joliet, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Arin T. Williams.
About 7:35 p.m., 20-year-old Arin Williams was shot while he was in the bathroom of a restaurant in the 800 block of North Lake Street. About 8:25 p.m., 22-year-old Rachel Taylor was shot in the abdomen in the 500 block of Charles Street.
A grandfather, who on Tuesday night was simply making his way to a job he held for more than 30 years, never made it.
Just after 11 p.m., the man was found lying on the sidewalk in the 4200 block of West Lake Street with a gunshot wound to his head.
The victims are distracted, sucker punched, and then robbed of smart phones, purses or wallets.
In each case, the suspects smash windows to enter businesses, then take items inside, according to an alert issued by Near West District police.
A would-be cell phone bandit took a woman for “easy prey” Tuesday. Police say he knocked a woman using a crutch to the ground and swiped her cell phone in broad daylight.
Two people were killed and at least 17 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon, including two people shot when gunfire erupted near a passing ambulance — forcing paramedics to take cover and call for help.
Two teenagers were killed when the SUV they rode in crashed into a tree Monday night in north suburban Antioch, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s office.
Police fatally shot a man following a barricade situation Monday night in a west suburban home where he fired shots at officers investigating a hit-and-run crash.
A semi-trailer truck flipped over Wednesday morning in Addison, shutting down a busy entrance ramp to northbound I-355.
Services have been all but shut down at an HIV/AIDS service center on the city’s West Side for the past two weeks, after vandals stole copper from the building and left it without electricity or air conditioning.
A 52-year-old woman was trying to cross a West Side street when she was hit by a car that didn’t stop. Now she’s fighting for her life, hospitalized in critical condition.
Five people were in police custody Thursday morning after a police pursuit that ended in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood.