A West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim of the New Year, which so far has seen at least ten other people wounded in separate shootings, authorities said.
A father of three who worked at the Cook County Clerk’s office was killed Monday night, when he and his brother-in-law were struck by a hit-and-run driver in the West Rogers Park neighborhood.
Two men were killed and five people were wounded – including a 17-year-old pregnant girl – in a rash of shootings late Monday and early Tuesday.
Police are warning people on the city’s Near West and Northwest sides about a robber on the loose who has been targeting women.
A school was evacuated in the Logan Square neighborhood Wednesday morning when a gas line exploded.
Charges were upgraded to murder this week for two women accused of robbing and using a steel barbell in Feb. 2009 to beat a 73-year-old woman.