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Loop Fire Prompts HazMat ResponseConstruction workers caused a small street fire in the Loop, drawing a hazardous materials response Thursday night, fire officials said.
Man Shot In Wentworth Gardens Drive-ByAbout 11:15 p.m., a 31-year-old man was walking near the intersection of Pershing Road and Wells Street when someone fired shots from a passing gray van, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Armour SquareIn the reported incidents, two robbers have approached lone female victims, displayed a handgun and demanded their property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
Boy, 16, Wounded In Fuller Park ShootingAbout 11:15 p.m., the teen was outside in the 4200 block of South Wells Street when someone walked emerged from an alley and opened fire, striking him in the leg.
Suspected Shoplifter Stunned With TaserThe man allegedly stole a couple items from the Walgreens store at the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street around 12:15 a.m. Police said officers deployed a Taser to subdue him when he resisted arrest and tried to run away.
Five Seriously Hurt In South Loop CrashThe five-vehicle crash happened at 9:30 p.m. at Congress Parkway and Wells Street.
Escaped Horse Gallops Down Street In Old TownApparently, this wasn’t the first time a horse was found roaming the streets of Old Town. On the same day last year, about a half dozen horses escaped from the Noble Horse Theatre.
Chicago Bridge Rededicated To Honor Former AldermanA bridge at Congress Parkway and Wells Street downtown once again bears the name of a man considered to be one of the city's most significant political leaders.
Freshman Drowns In Pool Accident At Moody Bible InstituteA Moody Bible Institute freshman from Michigan drowned late last month in an accident in a swimming pool on the college’s River North campus, authorities and school officials said.
1 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings In Early Hours Of New YearA West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim of the New Year, which so far has seen at least ten other people wounded in separate shootings, authorities said.
Off-Duty Chicago Cop Found Dead In Apartment Building LobbyA Chicago policeman who’d been with the department for 30 years was found dead in the lobby of his South Loop apartment building Sunday night.
Chicago Mother Loses Two Sons In One Year To Gun ViolenceWilliam Lee Martin was killed Friday night, making it two sons killed in one year for Thelma Smith,