Cinco de Mayo marks a battle the Mexican army won in Puebla against the French, May 5, 1862. Anyone can join in the celebration so check out these events.
For nearly two months, students at Maria Saucedo Elementary Scholastic Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd., have been eating cold lunches in their classrooms, after mice and roaches were discovered throughout the school’s kitchen facilities.
A west suburban man was killed in the most recent fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
A teenage boy was shot and killed Thursday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood. About 6 p.m., 16-year-old Amari Sutton was found outside in the 1400 block of East 73rd Street with gunshot wounds to the chest and neck, police said.
Police say the 40-year-old victim was in his own car near 31st and Komensky when two suspects walked up and fired shots in his direction.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.
Crews responded to the 3200 block of South Kedzie Avenue about 8 a.m. No one was injured, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Will Knight. The building was set to be demolished, Knight said.
A man suspected of robbing a Near West Side bank last week held up another bank branch Monday, officials said.
Manuela Rodriguez, of the 2800 block of South Avers Avenue, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of 7-month-old Rose Herrera.
A 52-year-old woman was taken into custody Monday morning in connection with the murder of a 9-month-old girl in the Little Village neighborhood.
The 16-year-old was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass to a vehicle, police said.
Two people were shot Tuesday night and a Chicago Police officer opened fire on the gunman in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
A robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood left a man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured. Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A man was shot to death Friday afternoon in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
A teenage boy was shot Tuesday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Marcus Dee, 31, fatally shot himself after shooting 22-year-old Nadia Ezaldein in a domestic-related incident at the Nordstrom store at 55 E. Grand on Friday night, authorities said. Ezaldein, a seasonal employee at the store, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon.
A male was shot in the face and killed Friday night in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.
Police believe the three are responsible for a 16-month string of burglaries from Little Village homes, businesses, and garages.
A man died Sunday morning after being beaten and run over with a car, police said.