Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.
Gunfire Attack On Family Leaves Two Women Dead; Baby, Two Men InjuredA police officer rushed the baby to Stroger Hospital in a squad car.
Emanuel To Aldermen: Raise Property Taxes, Or Lay Off Cops And FirefightersMayor Rahm Emanuel told aldermen Tuesday the city must raise property taxes by $543 million to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, or face laying off thousands of firefighters and police officers.
No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Glen Ellyn Teen In 1985The man charged with raping and killing a suburban teenager 30 years ago made his first court appearance on Monday, when he was ordered held without bond.
Harvey Workers Thwart Child Abduction AttemptTwo south suburban workers helped police catch a man who tried to abduct a boy who was walking to school.
Prospect Heights District 23 Teachers Go On StrikeClasses at Prospect Heights School District 23 have been canceled for at least the next two days, after the union and the school board could not agree on a new contract.
Deadly Morgan Park House Explosion May Be Arson: Fire Officials A man was found dead in a house explosion in Morgan Park and now investigators are trying to determine what sparked the blaze.
Three Bodies, "Other Remains" Found In Garage In RiverdaleThe discovery of human remains on the property of a home in south suburban Riverdale has taken an eerie twist, and Illinois State Police have taken over the investigation.
Police Go Door-To-Door As Lagoon Drained In Probe Of Child's Dismembered BodyChicago police continued to drain the Garfield Park lagoon on Wednesday, searching for more evidence after a child’s severed head, hands, and feet were found in the water over the weekend. Officers also were going door to door in the neighborhood, to try and gather information that might help them solve the mystery.
Officials Describe Dismembered Victim As African American Child, 2 Or 3 Years OldOfficials said Saturday evening that the body parts of a child, including a foot, had been recovered in the 200 block of McCrea Drive, but Monday’s announcement offered additional detail about the victim.
Police Resume Search For Suspects In Murder Of Fox Lake OfficerPolice have suspended their active search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.
Manhunt In Fox Lake After Police Officer Shot And KilledA manhunt was underway in far north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot and killed while chasing three suspects on foot.