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  • Masked gunman kills teenager, wounds 3 other people in Chicago

    CHICAGO -- A 16-year-old boy was killed and three other people were wounded when a masked gunman walked up to them in a McDonald's parking lot and opened fire Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. The boy was shot in the head and was dead at the scene,...
  • 2 dead, 1 hurt when car hits 'L' support on Lake Street

    2 dead, 1 hurt when car hits 'L' support on Lake Street
    A man and a woman died and another woman was critically injured when car crashed into a steel "L" support column and burst into flames in the West Garfield Park neighborhood this morning, according to authorities. The crash happened about 4:40 a.m. in...
  • Man rescued from Lake Michigan

    Man rescued from Lake Michigan
    A man was rescued from the frigid Lake Michigan water this afternoon on the south side, officials said. Fire Department personnel were called to the 7500 block of South Lake Shore Drive shortly before 4 p.m., Chicago Fire Department officials said....
  • 1 injured in Near North high-rise fire

    1 injured in Near North high-rise fire
    One person suffered mild smoke inhalation in an apartment fire at a Gold-Coast high-rise that was quickly extinguished by the Chicago Fire Department this afternoon. Fire crews responded to an automatic alarm on the 14th floor of the building at 1100 N....
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
  • Prosecutors: Man claims to be firefighter to escape ticket

    Prosecutors: Man claims to be firefighter to escape ticket
    A Northwest Side man was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail Sunday after he was charged with pretending to be a firefighter to get out of a traffic ticket. Daniel R. Shafranski, 44, of the 5800 block of West Peterson Avenue, was pulled over at about 10...
  • 3 dogs dead, firefighter injured in South Side fire

    3 dogs dead, firefighter injured in South Side fire
    Three dogs died and a firefighter was injured in an extra-alarm fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.  The fire started in a building on the 5400 block of South Justine Avenue and spread to buildings to the north and south,...
  • Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area

    Dangerous temps, wind chills hit Chicago area
    A dangerous cold front was expected to bring the Chicago area to a crawl Monday, with a flurry of school closings, flight and train cancellations and calls for the public to avoid temperatures expected to drop to at least 10 below zero. Powerful,...
  • Extra-alarm fire ignited by space heater

    Extra-alarm fire ignited by space heater
    An extra-alarm fire caused by a space heater broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday night, according to authorities. The fire started after 10 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue when a curtain next to a space heater caught fire,...
  • Dick Wolf talks about his new series 'Chicago PD'

    Dick Wolf talks about his new series 'Chicago PD'
    After a couple of decades of centering his TV empire on New York, the home of "Law & Order" and most of its spinoffs, the veteran producer Dick Wolf has suddenly become a man of the Midwest. His new pair of shows — not an empire yet, but already...
  • Fire Department: North Side fire was 'incendiary'

    Fire Department: North Side fire was 'incendiary'
    A fire in an Edgewater Beach neighborhood apartment building that left eight people injured, one critically, was started by someone, and the investigation has been turned over to police, officials said Thursday. The Chicago Police Department’s...