The 37-year-old officer was returning home from work around 10:30 p.m., still wearing his uniform, standing in the alley behind his mother’s home in the 2800 block of South Tripp Avenue, when someone in a minivan opened fire on him, police said.
On July 24, 1915, the SS Eastland, a steamship preparing for an excursion to Michigan City, Indiana, capsized in the Chicago River near LaSalle Street, with about 2,500 people on board. More than 840 people were killed, including 22 families, when they became trapped after the ship toppled on its side.
Someone in the home at 601 Rose Dr. called 911 at 6 a.m. to report a medical emergency. When firefighters and paramedics arrived, they found nine people – children and adults – suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Hundreds of students from across the globe were going green Tuesday at a record-breaking community service project in Humboldt Park.
The gaping hole, blamed on this summer’s heavy rains, stretched the entire width of Diamond Lake Road at Indian Creek Road. The pavement collapsed Friday, leaving the road impassable.
Manuel Arizaga, 34, lived on the 3600 block of North Saint Louis Avenue with his wife and 1-year-old daughter. He was walking to work around 4:30 a.m. Friday, when he was gunned down in an alley at Waveland and Drake avenues.
Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has ordered officers to provide security at all military recruiting sites in the city, after a gunman killed four Marines at a recruitment center in Tennessee on Thursday.
Sandra Bland was arrested near Houston on Friday, and the Waller County Sheriff’s Office said she was found unresponsive in her cell Monday morning, and was later pronounced dead of apparent “self-inflicted asphyxiation.”
Chicago police spent a large part of the day Tuesday at Marquette Park with the Water Department draining a lagoon on the east end of the park, and on Wednesday. Sources said investigators were searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, who disappeared three weeks ago.
Public health officials in Chicago were conducting an investigation, after a resident of a Gold Coast rehabilitation center died from Legionnaires’ Disease, a rare bacterial infection.
An Arizona woman who was supposed to be celebrating her 60th birthday was one of two people shot on the porch of a home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood early Tuesday.
A 24-year-old woman has died, after an early morning fire that also injured her husband and two children in the Little Village neighborhood. A law enforcement source said investigators suspect a citronella candle might have started the fire.
Facing the possibility of not receiving any paychecks amid the ongoing state budget stalemate, Illinois state workers were getting a glimmer of hope, in the form of loans from employee credit unions.
Police arrived at the scene first and began waking up residents to get them out of the building.
Activist priest Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops.
A batch of mosquitos in Skokie has tested positive for the West Nile Virus, making it the fourth Chicago suburb to detect the disease this year.
A man who narrowly escaped injury in a shooting that killed a teenager at a park dedicated to non-violence said the experience has changed his life.
CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli has the story of one Tennessee couple’s long, strange trip to the front of the stage.
After spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.
Hundreds of homes in far south suburban Kankakee have been inundated with water this month, and the Kankakee River was continuing to rise, after another round of rain overnight.