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.
Chicago Police hope surveillance pictures help lead them to one of three weekend mob attacks on people downtown.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand Thursday for the grand opening of the new Morgan ‘L’ station on the Green and Pink lines – the first new ‘L’ stop to open in 18 years.
It is unclear whether a strip club will open as scheduled next door to a Roman Catholic convent in west suburban Stone Park.
Michigan Avenue was briefly shut down between Lake and Madison streets due to police activity.
On his first anniversary as Chicago’s Mayor, Rahm Emanuel and developers have announced a new office building to be built in the West Loop, the first in several years.
The Lake County, Ind., coroner is set to examine some human bones, which were found in a wooded area near a junkyard in Lake Station.
Three armed robbers and a store clerk were wounded in a shootout with police Wednesday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
A Loop bank branch that has been the target of several robberies was hit again Thursday morning by a man wearing a construction vest and scarf, police said.