Cleanup Underway After Holiday Revelers Trash Chicago BeachesThe Memorial Day weekend’s sweltering temperatures meant not only did plenty of people hit the beaches to catch some rays, but plenty of litterbugs left behind piles of trash on the lakefront.
Chicago Ties Record High Of 97 DegreesChicago O'Hare reached 97 degrees. It's also the hottest day in almost six years.
Hot Air, Cold Water Creates Dangerous Mix For SwimmersWith the lake water below 50 degrees, anything more than a quick dip can potentially lead to hypothermia. It’s especially dangerous for boaters who may decide to jump in. “If your airways are below the water level when you take that gasp of air which is involuntary, you suck in that cold water in your lungs, it’s going to cause cold water drowning,” said U.S. Coast Guard, Matt James.
Chicago Police To Deploy More Than 1,000 Extra Officers For Memorial Day Weekend“Individuals can expect to see a very heavy police presence beginning Friday and throughout the holiday weekend,” CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in an email.
Expanded Resources Helped Keep Shootings Down Memorial Day WeekendTargeted enforcement, raids and hundreds of additional police officers patrolling the city all played a role in the plan to keep violence down in Chicago this Memorial Day weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend Violence Down In Chicago Compared To Last YearThe most recent fatal shooting happened about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Man Gets 23 Years For Fatal Memorial Day Weekend Shooting In 2015A man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for a fatal shooting over Memorial Day weekend 2015 in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.
1 Dead, 26 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoA 15-year-old boy was killed and at least 21 other people have been wounded in Chicago shootings throughout the Memorial Day weekend, with eight victims shot in a five-hour spate of violence early Sunday.
18 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoThere have been no fatal shootings since Friday evening, making this year’s holiday weekend much less violent than last year’s so far.
CPD Adds 1,300 Officers To Weekend Patrols For Memorial Day HolidayChicago Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said the focus was on “high visibility and high presence.”
30 Arrested In Raids Aimed At Curbing Memorial Day Weekend ViolenceThirty people were arrested and hundreds of pounds of drugs — often a catalyst of violence — were confiscated by officers during the raids.
16 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings Across ChicagoTo combat this year’s anticipated carnage, Chicago Police are flooding the streets with 1,300 extra patrol officers through early Tuesday.