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Woman, 38, found strangled in Hobart, Indiana

The death of a woman whose body was found Thursday at a motel in northwest Indiana has been ruled a homicide. April Salazar-Bernal, 38, was pronounced dead at 3:42 p.m. at a motel in the 1800 block of Mississippi Street in Hobart, Indiana, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office. On Monday, th

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 21:04:00

7 killed, 13 others wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Seven people were killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal shooting, a 36-year-old man was shot and killed on the Near North Side.The man was sitting in his parked car about 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the 500 block of West

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 12:33:00

Chicago cop charged with sexually assaulting suspect in custody

A veteran Chicago police officer was charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a suspect who was in custody. Officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was charged with one felony count of criminal sexual assault/force and one felony count of official misconduct/forbidden act, according to the Cook County Sta

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-20 16:00:24

Man shot to death in Back of the Yards was city worker

A man who was shot to death Saturday night in the Back of Yards neighborhood worked for the Department of Streets and Sanitation. Terrell L. Jones and a 27-year-old man were traveling south in a Chevrolet Equinox at 10:33 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Ashland when two males got out of a dark-color

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 18:45:00

UPDATE: Hammond Gavit sophomore detained Monday, accused of threatening to 'shoot up' school

HAMMOND - A Gavit High School sophomore was detained Monday after making threats last week to a group of friends, saying he was going to "shoot up the school." Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins said the teen has been suspended pending expulsion. Watkins said he was notified the boy was a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 12:30:00

Man Shot Near Green Line Stop In Austin Neighborhood

CHICAGO, IL - A 49-year-old man was shot in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in Austin Sunday, police said. He was hit in the chest around 6:30 p.m., according to police. The shooting happened near the Central Green Line stop. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, wher

PATCH - 2018-03-19 15:59:05

Chicago alderman blames drunken suburbanites for St. Patrick's Day mess

A Chicago alderman stirred up controversy by calling out young suburbanites for the mess that had to be cleaned up after the city's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) tweeted in the aftermath of Saturday's festivities, "My thanks to Streets & Sanitation for cleaning-u

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-19 21:24:41

Homer Glen Teen Runs Away From Home: Sheriff's Office

HOMER GLEN, IL - A 15-year-old from Homer Glen has run away from her home, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office. Georgia Alexandros left her home against the wishes of her family on March 14; this is the second time in two weeks that Alexandros has run away. Police said they and her family

PATCH - 2018-03-19 22:47:08

Woman, 62, killed in Countryside crash

A 62-year-old woman was killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in west suburban Countryside. About 2 p.m., Sharon Dostal was driving south in the 5100 block of East Avenue when she failed to stop at a traffic light and crashed into the rear end of another vehicle, according to Countryside police and t

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 14:44:00

Feds: Man helped bring Tyshawn Lee murder weapon to Chicago

The feds have accused a Chicago man of helping bring to the city the weapon used in the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. Anthony Morgan, 31, faces four gun charges in a federal indictment filed last week. He appeared Monday in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole, wh

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 15:27:00

Police: Boy, 17, Shot Dead While Driving Onto Eisenhower Expressway

A 17-year-old boy was shot to death early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side, police said. He was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix at 1:19 a.m. in the 1700 block of West Van Buren when someone in a black sedan fired shots that struck him multiple times in the bod


Man stabbed during robbery on Metra train heading into Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was stabbed during an attempted robbery Saturday morning on a Metra train heading into Chicago. The man was standing in the vestibule of a Milwaukee District-North Line train about 10:30 a.m. when five males tried to rob him, according to Metra spokeswoman Kati


Pharmacy Tech Accused of Writing Phony Prescription for Adderall

OAK LAWN, IL -- A pharmacy tech forged a prescription for Adderall which she presented to the pharmacy at the Oak Lawn Target store, prosecutors said. Sabrina Hamed, 20, of Oak Lawn, appeared before Cook County Judge Michael Kane on a felony forgery charge. She has no prior criminal background. Acco

PATCH - 2018-03-19 03:34:43

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade and river dyeing turned the city green

Photograph: Grace DuVal Few cities celebrate the arrival of St. Patrick's Day with the gusto and vibrant green hues that Chicago typically employs. As usual, the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 were up bright and early at 9am to dump pounds of dye into the Chicago River, turning it into an unnatura


Man charged in fatal stabbing of social services employee

A 23-year-old man has been charged with stabbing an employee of a social services organization to death Tuesday evening in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Richard Jones, 23, is charged with a felony count of first-degree murder in the death of 50-year-old Anthony Houston, au


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Police: Man found dead on Brown Line train at Belmont station

A man was found dead on a CTA Brown Line train early Friday at the Belmont station in the North Side Lake View neighborhood, police said. At 1:53 a.m., the man, who is believed to have been in his 50s, was found unresponsive on the train at the station at 945 W. Belmont Ave., according to Chicago Po


2 men charged with burglarizing NW Indiana school

Two men are facing felony charges after being caught breaking into a northwest Indiana school Tuesday to steal copper pipes. Officers saw 44-year-old Del Rico Hardy and 34-year-old Kevin Levar Kizer using sledgehammers to break into Dr. Bernard C. Watson Academy for Boys at 2065 Mississippi Street i


Amber Alert issued for 2 children in Illinois after mother shot to death

MARKHAM, Ill. - An Amber Alert has been issued for two suburban Chicago children taken by their father after their mother was shot and killed at a gas station. WGN-TV reports that the alert was issued for 2-year-old Jordyn Washington and 3-year-old Lynn Roby, who have been missing since early Wednes


Man Shot By Chicago Police Faces Felony Counts

CHICAGO, IL - A man who Chicago police shot and wounded while responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday faces charges, according to the department. Wen Min Chen, 30, was charged with four counts of felony aggravated assault with a weapon stemming from the incident. According to police, officers r