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Mother of man killed in Englewood crash with driver fleeing police sues city

Antonio Cowan, 24, of the Gresham neighborhood, died Oct. 1 after the vehicle he was riding in was struck by the fleeing suspect at the intersection of 69th Street and Loomis, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Two other people who were in the vehicle with Cow

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-15 21:54:07

Blue Island Man Charged In Robbins Fatal Shooting

Rodney Knockum, 60, shot Eddie Appleton, 42, of Robbins, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-10-14 17:35:56

Watch Chance The Rapper As A Lyft Driver To Help Chicago Schools

CHICAGO — It might not help Chance the Rapper become an EGOT award-winner (Emmy,Grammy,Oscar, Tony) — or even a GMOTCh award-winner (Grammy,MTV Video Music,Oscar,TeenChoice). But the Chicago native's latest gig could earn some safe-driving accolades, as well as money for Chicago Public Schools arts

PATCH - 2018-10-15 21:26:45

Griffith Kmart to close as part of Sears bankruptcy

Bankrupt retailer Sears plans to close the Griffith Kmart, along with 141 other stores, nationwide as part of its bankruptcy.Sears said in court documents it would close the big box store at430 W. Ridge Road in Griffith, the anchor of the Griffith Park Plaza outdoor shopping center at Cline Avenue a

NWI.COM - 2018-10-15 16:45:00

Pregnant U.S. Postal Worker Vanishes Outside Chicago Home

The woman, Kierra Coles, 27, was last seen on Oct. 2 near her apartment in the Chatham neighborhood, according to the Chicago Police Department. The circumstances of her disappearance have her family gravely concerned for her safety.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-10-15 17:39:49

Woman Missing, Joliet Police Seek Help Finding Her

JOLIET, IL - The Joliet Police Department is seeking your help in spreading the word about a 25-year-old woman who is now missing. Joliet residentAshley Tuckeris 5-foot-3, 120 pounds. She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. Police say she has not been seen by anybody since around 11 p.m. Saturday ni

PATCH - 2018-10-15 17:49:22

Freeze warning issued for Chicago area, NW Indiana

Forecasters are warning that temperatures could plummet below freezing overnight throughout the Chicago area and northwest Indiana.In Chicago, overnight temperatures are expected to dip between 33 and 36 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. And it could get even colder outside of the

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-15 23:08:23

Halloween 2018 Events, Trick-Or-Treat Hours In Wilmette

WILMETTE, IL — The arrival of fall means there are plenty of spooky activities planned around town ahead of Halloween 2018, which falls on a Wednesday. Find more information below about what's on offer in Wilmette before the end of the month.

PATCH - 2018-10-15 22:08:32

Man, 60, charged with shooting man to death in Robbins

Rodney Knockum, of Blue Island, was charged with first-degree murder, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-14 14:10:16

Shooting on I-57 wounds 3, shuts down expressway for hours

Police investigate a shooting about 4:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 in the southbound lanes of I-57 at 159th Street in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times


Woman brutally beaten on South Side; possible attacker released without charges

Shortly after 4 a.m., the 55-year-old woman was found in a pool of blood by a downstairs neighbor in the 3000 block of East 80th Street, Chicago police said. A metal object was found lying next to her body.

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-10-14 14:51:00

Man Caught On Video Trying To Steal Mail: Riverside Cops

RIVERSIDE, IL — A man was captured on video attempting to steal mail from a Riverside home, police said. A Riverside resident in the 100 block of Akenside captured a man on his Ring doorbell video at 4:45 a.m. Oct. 12 trying to steal mail from the front porch.

PATCH - 2018-10-14 18:18:43

Ambulance involved in crash in Calumet City

A vehicle struck a Calumet City ambulance about 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of River Oaks Drive in Calunet City. | Justin Jackson/Sun-TimesAt least one person was injured Saturday night when Calumet City ambulance was struck while it was responding to the scene of another accident in the sout


Man charged with crashing stolen vehicle while eluding cops, leaving 3 kids hurt

Yuree Henderson, 26, of Blue Island, was charged with felony counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, aggravated reckless driving causing bodily harm and possession of a stolen or altered title or registration, according to Chicago police. He also faces misdemeanor counts of child endangerment and

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-10-14 12:21:39

1 Dead, at Least 8 Wounded in Chicago Shootings

Just after 2 a.m., Shotspotter alerted police to a shooting in the 10700 block of South Indiana, according to authorities. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 53-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his back.


Chicago Women's March Features Trump 'Baby Blimp'

Speaker Adrienne Lever, a left-leaning grassroots activist, sees this march as the start of a movement. “This march, this is just the beginning,” she said according to theChicago Tribune. “Activism doesn’t end here.”

MSN.COM - 2018-10-14 14:25:21

The feds were watching, but unlicensed gun dealer was still able to sell Glock that killed Chicago police officer

CHICAGO —Thomas Caldwell once told a federal agent that selling guns was an addiction.Even after being told to stop because he had no license, the Wisconsin man kept peddling firearms, posting more than 200 ads on a controversial website.One of those guns, a Glock 26 9 mm handgun, ended up in the ha


Trump administration steps in to kill Chicago police-reform plan

In a statement announcing the intervention, Attorney General Jeff Sessions blasted the roughly 200-page plan, also known as a consent decree, because of the court oversite. And he offered a full-throated defense of Chicago police, saying they must take the lead in stemming city violence.


Sean M. Morrison: Why the Sun-Times endorses him for Cook County Board

Republican incumbentSean M. Morrisonof Palos Park is out of touch with the needs of the working class when it comes to wage issues and paid sick days. In Chicago alone in an average year, the pay of some 460,000 private-sector employees was being docked when they called in sick until the City Counci


2 wounded in Gresham shooting

One man, 27, was struck in his left calf and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The second man, 24, was hit in the groin and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Both of their conditions had stabilized.