Bowing to pressure from the Emanuel administration, community activists and environmental groups, one of the two remaining storage facilities for petroleum coke shut down Tuesday — and the last is on borrowed time.
A car hit a fire hydrant – apparently while speeding – and then smashed into the porch of a home in the 11600 block of South Torrence Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. The car flipped on its roof in the crash.
The 26-year-old was in a fight with his girlfriend at 1:19 a.m. when she stabbed him in the chest, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said. The man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Gaines said.
About 7:20 p.m., Deonte M. Hoard and the 23-year-old man were shot in the 10500 block of South Yates Avenue, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Police said officers were pursuing suspects in a stolen vehicle around 12:40 a.m., when their pursuit brought them to the 1500 block of East 95th Street, where the Water Department employees were working on a construction project.
About 7:30 p.m., the 37-year-old was in the 9800 block of South Bensley Avenue when a male walked up and opened fire, striking him several times in the leg and torso, police said.
A South Side man was arrested over the weekend, after breaking into a police impound, and driving off in his car, which had been seized after a previous traffic stop.
The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Monday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was standing in an alley with friends in the 2100 block of North Merrimac when someone walked up, yelled gang slogans and shot him in the face, police said.
A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side Friday night.
Early Saturday, a man was killed and three others were hurt in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The four men were inside a vehicle about 3 a.m. when they were shot in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street.
Two men, ages 18 and 19, and a 17-year-old girl were standing outside in the 9900 block of South Calhoun Avenue about 10:15 p.m. when they heard shots, felt pain and realized they’d been hit, police News Affairs Ronald Gaines said.
Most recently, a man was grazed by a bullet Thursday night in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.
A man and a woman were both killed and a third person was hurt when a car fleeing police crashed Saturday night in the South Deering neighborhood, authorities said.
About 11:15 p.m., the two were standing on the sidewalk in the 9800 block of South Bensley Avenue when an unknown male wearing all black walked up and opened fire.
Police have seen a spike in the number of stolen cars reported on the Southeast Side for a number of months. On Monday, they discovered dozens of stolen vehicles at a scrap yard in the 3000 block of East 106th Street in the South Deering neighborhood.
Police said the girl was waiting for a bus near 102nd Street and Commercial Avenue shortly before 8 a.m., when a man walked up and demanded her cell phone.
A 21-year-old man has been charged after allegedly shooting a delivery driver in a robbery attempt Friday night in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side, police announced Sunday.
A South Side woman previously charged in a stabbing at a local Chuck E. Cheese allegedly plunged a knife into her ex-boyfriend’s chest and killed him after their escalating fights on social media turned physical.
A man was found shot several times on a sidewalk in the South Deering neighborhood early Saturday.
As the ordered Chicago’s public health department to draft regulations for dusty refinery waste from sites along the Calumet River, a group of protesters was taking their concerns to the head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.