A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.
Police said the men were shot around 6:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of South State Street.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, when two men were shot about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said.
An intruder attacked the homeowner with a hammer in the man’s garage, and the homeowner stabbed the burglar with a knife.
The CTA Red Line was shut down Sunday night after a man was struck and killed by a train near the State and Grand station, authorities said.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.
A man said to be in his late teens was critically wounded Thursday during a confrontation with police in the Washington Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
Two women were wounded by gunfire Monday during a drive-by shooting in the South Side Roseland neighborhood.
A would-be cell phone bandit took a woman for “easy prey” Tuesday. Police say he knocked a woman using a crutch to the ground and swiped her cell phone in broad daylight.
Clayton Jones, 23, was arrested by Chicago bicycle police after a concerned citizen flagged officers down following the robbery in the 100 block of North State Street.
A 21-year-old man was taken to the hospital Monday after he was found locked in the bathroom of a Geneva Starbucks, surrounded by packets of suspected heroin and a hypodermic needle. A friend was later charged after apparently trying to hide the drugs from police.
A busy Loop intersection became home to a new experiment to allow pedestrians to legally cross the street diagonally, while cars will no longer have to worry about pedestrians in the crosswalk while trying to make a turn.
Around 11:10 a.m., a 57-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were shot in the 1100 block of South State Street.
Red Line trains were rerouted Monday afternoon because of a small rubbish fire in a Loop subway, but normal service resumed prior to the evening rush.
After holding up a Subway shop on the Near North Side, a robbery suspect fled the scene, and police chased him to Wicker Park, where he allegedly attempted to run over a police officer, prompting the officer to shoot him.
A new building has been constructed, and is set to open next fall at 700 S. State St., but the mayor said the old building, at 606 S. State St., won’t be destroyed as originally planned.
Three people, a woman, her boyfriend, and his twin brother, were killed and a 15-year-old girl critically injured when the woman driving the car they were in lost control of it and struck three parked vehicles in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood Saturday morning.
Someone broke into a commercial building in northwest suburban Elgin and committed thousands of dollars worth of vandalism and thievery, police reported.
The workers who usually spend Black Friday ringing up purchases and completing food orders spent time Friday morning protesting their pay at those jobs.
The weather was a big hit at the Thanksgiving Day Parade on State Street this morning. Thousands of parade-goers came out to the 79th annual parade.