| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Nine people were injured, three of them seriously, in a four-vehicle crash in the Austin neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
An Emergency Medical Services Plan 1 was called for the crash about 4:45 p.m. at Roosevelt Road and Central Avenue....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A man who came to visit his son was accidentally trapped inside an empty maximum security visiting area of Cook County Jail for about 30 hours over the weekend, authorities said on Tuesday.
He was rescued when he broke a sprinkler head, alerting Chicago...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Three separate shootings left three men wounded, and police exchanged gunfire with a man in another incident overnight.
Preliminary reports said the man police shot at is in custody and is not injured. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Firefighters pulled a 48-year-old man from Lake Michigan near Bryn Mawr Avenue late Thursday night.
He was bobbing in the water 20 to 30 feet from the shore when someone spotted him and called 911, officials said.
The man was in the water without...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:52 AM
A 17-year-old boy was critically injured in what may have been a drive-by shooting in the Bronzeville neighborhood Friday evening, authorities said. Thirteen others were wounded across the city.
The boy was shot in the back about 7:35 p.m. in the 5000...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
An extra-alarm fire tore through three buildings Sunday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood.
No one was hurt, according to a Chicago Fire Department official.
It started about 6:45 p.m. at an abandoned building at 4233 S. Champlain Ave. and spread...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 5:52 PM
A 20-year-old man died this afternoon after being pulled from Lake Michigan on the North Side, authorities said.
The victim’s identity has not been made public but it happened in the 1000 block of West Pratt Boulevard, according to the Cook County...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:22 AM
At least 15 people were shot, one fatally, across the city between mid-day Friday and early Saturday morning, police said.
The most recent incident at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday left four people wounded in Humboldt Park. The four walked into Norwegian...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Three women were seriously hurt when a car hit a building in the West Pullman neighborhood this morning, authorities said.
The crash happened about 5:15 a.m. near the intersection of West 119th Street and South Eggleston Avenue.
The women were taken...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:46 AM
A construction worker was killed Saturday morning after a driver traveling north on Western Avenue disregarded a barrier and drove through a construction site, police said.
The crash happened in the 4900 block of South Western Avenue about 4:17 a.m.,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Former WGN radio reporter Larry Schreiner, a legendary crime reporter who covered the John Wayne Gacy serial killings, the Palatine murders and the death of Mayor Harold Washington, passed away Thursday night of cardiac arrest, according to his son Mark...