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  • Man fatally shot on South Side, 13 wounded in other shootings

    Man fatally shot on South Side, 13 wounded in other shootings
    A man was fatally shot in the city's South Side in the Bronzeville neighborhood, and at least 13 others were wounded during shootings citywide over 36 hours Friday and Saturday. Most recently, about 7:30 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 19-...
  • Woman, 2 grandkids shot: 'It doesn't make me angry, it makes me scared'

    Woman, 2 grandkids shot: 'It doesn't make me angry, it makes me scared'
    Daisy Atwood was getting ready for bed when she got the call: Her daughter and two great-grandsons, 3 and 5, had been shot while headed home from the store. "I just froze," said Atwood, 77. "It doesn’t make me angry, it makes me scared. It’...
  • Fire damages South Side church

    Fire damages South Side church
    A fire ravaged a Glory to Glory Family Christian Center building late Thursday night, according to authorities. The building damaged was used by the church as a food pantry on the weekends. "It's used once every Saturday to give about 100-something...
  • 3 killed, 4 injured in city shootings

    3 killed, 4 injured in city shootings
    Three men were killed and four other people injured in separate shootings Monday night and Tuesday morning on the South and Southwest Sides, authorities said. Police said the latest of the three homicides was about 6:12 a.m. Tuesday morning in the...
  • CTA looking into report of Red Line Macing

    CTA looking into report of Red Line Macing
    The CTA is looking into a report of Mace being sprayed on a Red Line train Tuesday afternoon. About 12:15 p.m., a northbound Red Line train operator was alerted that a rider had sprayed Mace in a rail car but not directly at another rider, CTA...
  • CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side

    CTA: Truck tire on the tracks leads to minor derailment of Blue Line train on West Side
    Officials said a Forest Park bound Blue Line CTA train derailed slightly after the train hit an automobile tire that somehow ended up on the tracks. The incident happened at about 7:40 p.m. when the train had just left the Cicero station on the West...
  • Officials: Man's body pulled from river

    Officials: Man's body pulled from river
    A man's body was found floating in the Chicago River in the South Loop, officials said. At 11:35 a.m. police responded to the scene in the 700 block of South Wells Street for a body in the water, said police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan....
  • City shootings leave 2 dead, 7 wounded in 5 hours

    City shootings leave 2 dead, 7 wounded in 5 hours
    A man and a 17-year-old boy were killed and seven others were wounded during Wednesday shootings, authorities said. A 33-year-old man was killed just south of 56th Street on Elizabeth Avenue about 9:35 p.m and a 28-year-old man with him was wounded in...
  • Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive

    Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive
    Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions. "You can't miss it," he said into his...
  • Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash

    Trucker charged in accident that killed tollway worker, injured trooper in fiery crash
    Vincent Petrella loved his job at the tollway, especially being out on the road in weather people hated. "He just loved it," said his sister Maria Petrella. "He always looked forward to it when it came to snow. He was just a hard worker." Petrella had...
  • Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets

    Chicago Fire Department OT tab skyrockets
    The Chicago Fire Department expects to spend more than twice what it thought it would on overtime this year after hiring new firefighters was suspended as the city worked to resolve discrimination lawsuits, Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago said today. By...