Police are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, and they will be working longer hours to prevent violence and ensure a safe celebration.
Police believe it was no accident when the SUV drove onto the basketball court at Rosenblum Park around 5:30 p.m., after first driving through an adjacent soccer field.
House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) planned to call for a vote on a $2.3 billion one-month budget to avoid the shutdown, but Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office has indicated he would veto any such measure.
It’s a race against the clock in Springfield, with lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner facing a midnight deadline to reach a deal on the state budget so no state services are interrupted.
The first shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue. Police said three women were fighting on the street, when an unknown man shot them, and then fled the scene in a dark-colored SUV.
The crash happened around 3:40 a.m., when an Illinois State Police trooper was conducing nightly lane closures for road construction work in the northbound lanes near 1st Avenue in southwest suburban Summit. Thirteen vehicles were stopped on the Stevenson, when a truck plowed into them.
Chicago won its third Stanley Cup in six seasons on Monday night.
With the Blackhawks on the cusp of clinching the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938, Chicago business owners and the Chicago Police Department have been taking steps to prepare for championship celebrations on the city streets.
Illinois State Police shut down the outbound lanes of the expressway for more than three hours after someone drove up next to another vehicle, and fired several shots near 57th Street around 1:10 a.m.
More than a dozen diners say they got sick after eating at a suburban restaurant.
Two people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.
The boy fell around 9 p.m., from a home in the 7100 block of South Emerald Avenue. He landed on a metal fence, cutting his stomach.
Three people were ejected from a 2002 Ford Explorer on the Tri-State near Half Day Road around 10:30 p.m., when the SUV blew a tire, went out of control, and struck a guardrail, according to Illinois State Police. A 14-year-old girl who was thrown from the SUV was hit by a semi-trailer truck, and pronounced dead at the scene.
The march will step off at 10 a.m. in the South Loop. Students from all five Perspectives Charter Schools will march to the Bronzeville neighborhood. Kids from Evanston, Tennessee, and Georgia also will join the effort.
Willie Doles, of the 6900 block of South Oakley Avenue, has been charged with five counts of armed robbery, and one count of felony aggravated robbery. Police said he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, with help from the FBI.
About 9:15 p.m., the 45-year-old man was crossing the street in the 6400 block of South Ashland Avenue when he was struck by a black car traveling south, police said.
You’ll be seeing a lot of orange in Chicago and in cities across the country on Tuesday, as part of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, inspired by the friends and family of a high school honor student slain in Chicago two years ago.
The longtime Republican lawmaker allegedly paid about $1.7 million in cash to a longtime acquaintance – identified as Individual A in the indictment – beginning in 2010, to conceal misconduct that occurred years earlier.
One of the city’s busiest and most dangerous intersections was about to become an even bigger headache for drivers, as crews begin a major overhaul in Bucktown.
Bullets riddled a McKinley Park home late Tuesday night, following an argument between two men, and a 61-year old woman was shot in the neck.