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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 Denver Broncos player John Moffitt was arrested on battery and drug possession charges early Sunday morning at The Underground nightclub in River North.
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.
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.
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.
Oak Park authorities say signs point to arson as the cause of the weekend fire that heavily damaged a gay bar.
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.
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 were shot early Sunday outside of a nightclub in the Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday outside a North Side nightclub.
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.
Two men were shot early Monday outside a Markham night club, police said.
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.
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.