Dolphin Nightclub

Troubled Dolphin Nightclub Reopening As Rio Chicago In Bucktown

The Bucktown nightclub formerly known as the Dolphin has reopened its doors as Rio Chicago, more than two months after a double fatal shooting closed its doors.


Dolphin Nightclub

Lawsuit Blames Dolphin Nightclub, City For Fatal Shooting In Bucktown

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Deonta Jackson alleges Dolphin nightclub owner Sam Menetti failed to properly train his security employees and failed to properly control crowds, and city officials ignored repeated requests to close the nightclub despite knowing of security problems.


Dolphin Nightclub

Three Shot, Two Fatally, Outside Bucktown Nightclub

Police said it started with a brawl inside Dolphin nightclub, 2200 N. Ashland Av., shortly before 3 a.m. The bouncers kicked the people involved in the brawl out of the club, and the fight escalated outside. Witnesses said that’s when shots rang out.


John Jackson is charged with shooting a man at a Humboldt Park nightclub on New Year's Day 2015. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In New Year’s Day Shooting At Nightclub

John Jackson, 31, faces one count of aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm and one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied building, both felonies, according to a statement from Chicago Police.


Police investigate a shooting outside Sound-Bar in River North. (Credit: Sam Charles / Sun-Times Media)

Man Shot Outside River North Nightclub

The 36-year-old was standing outside Sound-Bar, 226 W. Ontario St., at 3:50 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots, striking him in the back, police said.


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Three Shot Outside Merrillville Nightclub

Police were called to Rain Ultra Club, 1500 E. 83rd Av., as the club was closing at 3 a.m., to assist with a crowd of several hundred people loitering in the parking lot. As officers were trying to disperse the crowd, shots were fired.


Chicago police investigate after four people were wounded in a shooting outside Hearts Night Club. (Credit: CBS)

Four Wounded In Goose Island Nightclub Shooting

Police were called to Hearts at 1115 N. North Branch St. around 3:40 a.m., and when officers arrived, they found two men in their 30s who had been shot in the parking lot. Two other victims later turned up at hospitals.


Former Seattle Seahawks lineman John Moffitt (File photo from Getty Images)

Former NFL Player Arrested On Drug Charges At Chicago Nightclub

Former Denver Broncos player John Moffitt was arrested on battery and drug possession charges early Sunday morning at The Underground nightclub in River North.


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Burlesque Making A Comeback In Chicago

You could find it in cabarets and clubs in the late 1800’s until the 1950’s, part comedy, part performance art, part striptease. In the last few years, Burlesque has made a comeback.


Seven people were shot at Mr. G's Supper Club during a rap video release party on March 21, 2013. (Credit: Brian Slodysko/Sun-Times Media)

7 Shot During Rap Video Release Party At Gresham Nightclub

Police said three people pulled out handguns and started firing shots both inside and outside Mr. G’s Supper Club and Entertainment Center at 87th and Ashland about 1:13 a.m.


Alejandro Escobar (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Outside River North Nightclub

A west suburban Melrose Park man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly running down two men on purpose Sunday after a fight erupted in a River North nightclub.


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Suspicious Fire Destroys Gay Nightclub In Oak Park

Oak Park authorities say signs point to arson as the cause of the weekend fire that heavily damaged a gay bar.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2012

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Nightclub Bouncer Says University Of Cincinnati Basketball Players Assaulted Him

​If the reports from Fox 19 in Cincinnati are accurate, this wouldn’t be the first time basketball players from the University of Cincinnati were involved in a fight.

670 The Score–05/14/2012

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Two Dead, Two Wounded In Shooting In Nightclub Parking Lot

Four people were shot — two fatally — in a parking lot outside a south suburban nightclub early Saturday. One of the dead was shot by police, who were engaged in gunfire with a suspect from the shooting they responded to the scene for.



Four People Shot Outside West Side Nightclub

Four people were shot early Sunday outside of a nightclub in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.



1 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting Outside Club

One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday outside a North Side nightclub.


Police in Bartlett, Ill, have named Reginald Myles, 23, as a suspect in a shooting at the Cadillac Ranch nightclub on Feb. 2, 2012.

Cops Seek 23-Year-Old Man In Bartlett Nightclub Shooting

A 23-year-old northwest suburban man is being sought by police in connection with a Sunday morning shooting that left hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head following an argument in a Bartlett nightclub.


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2 Men Shot Outside Markham Nightclub

Two men were shot early Monday outside a Markham night club, police said.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

A man was shot twice in the head at the Cadillac Ranch nightclub in northwest suburban Bartlett around 3 a.m. on Feb. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Man Shot In Head At NW Suburban Nightclub

A man was shot twice in the head at a northwest suburban nightclub early Sunday, around the same time that he was observed arguing with someone in the foyer of the club, police said.


Daniel Olaska (Naperville Police Department)

$3M Bond For Suspect In Teacher’s Stabbing Death

Two men who had never met are now forever connected; one man is dead, killed in a stabbing at a bar in Naperville; the other is being held on $3 million bond, charged with murder.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2012