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Police: Man fatally shot in Homan Square

A man was shot dead Wednesday evening in the West Side Homan Square neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. The 28-year-old was shot multiple times at 9:18 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Independence and pronounce dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't c

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-22 01:49:00

Cop Arrested for Raping a Mentally Ill Man Who Was Chained to a Hospital Bed

Chicago, IL - Chicago police officer Carlyle Calhoun, 46, was accused of sexually assaulting a man in his custody, while the man was shackled to a hospital bed. Calhoun has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and official misconduct. DNA evidence and photos that were taken from Calh


Man shot on Near West Side

A man was wounded Wednesday afternoon in a Near West Side shooting. The 18-year-old was shot in the right leg about 4:20 p.m. in the 100 block of South Leavitt, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said. A man was wounded Wednesday aft

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-21 23:54:00

Sketch Released From February Sexual Assault At Bus Stop

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago police have released a sketch of the suspect in a sexual assault they say occurred at a bus stop near 95th and Halsted in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood last month. An 18-year-old woman was waiting for a bus just after 5 a.m. on Feb. 22 when a man approached her an

PATCH - 2018-03-22 00:58:59

Police: Man shot up crack while driving in Riverside neighborhood as kids played

A man is facing charges after police pulled him over Monday afternoon and learned he had been injecting crack cocaine while driving through a residential area in west suburban Riverside. Brian Conley, 39, of Berwyn, was charged with drugged driving, according to Riverside police. He also faces sever

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-21 00:49:00

Man, 18, wounded in East Chatham shooting

An 18-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in East Chatham near the neighborhood's border with Grand Crossing. The shooting happened about 3:25 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Dobson, according to Chicago Police. The man was struck in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-21 21:07:00

Garry McCarthy officially running for mayor of Chicago

CHICAGO - Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced he is officially running for mayor of Chicago. McCarthy's announcement pits him against Rahm Emanuel in the February 2019 election. Emanuel fired McCarthy in 2015 as an effort to restore public confidence in the police force and

WGNTV.COM - 2018-03-22 01:00:03

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

Police seek 15-year-old runaway from Oswego

Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who ran away from west suburban Oswego Sunday evening. Lucy C. Alegria was last seen about 6 p.m. Sunday at a movie theater in Oswego, according to a statement from Oswego police. She has been reported as a runaway and may be in Chicago. Lucy is described as

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-21 16:42:31

Garry McCarthy, Chicago's Ex-Top Cop, Will Run For Mayor

CHICAGO, IL - Garry McCarthy, Chicago's former top cop, announced his mayoral bid Wednesday night, promising to fix "our failed education system, the overwhelming tax burden on hard-working people, and the violent crime that plagues the entire city," according to a statement. He puts the blame for t

PATCH - 2018-03-22 02:30:45

Man fatally struck by train ID'd | Police reports, March 7-19

A man who stepped off the platform and in front of a Metra express train in downtown Riverside on March 7 reportedly had been released earlier that day from a hospital where he'd been taken after an incident last month in Lyons. On Feb. 25, Arthur C. Smith IV, 49, of Stickney, was taken to MacNeal H


Police: Man found dead at West Garfield Park apartment

Police are conducting a homicide investigation after finding a man dead Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The man, whose age wasn't immediately known, was found inside the apartment about 2:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Adams with a lacera

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 23:59:00

Recreational Marijuana Vote In Cook County: Follow Results Here

COOK COUNTY, IL - Voters in Cook County were asked on Election Day and during early voting whether the state of Illinois should legalize the cultivation, distribution and use of marijuana for recreational purposes in the 2018 primary election. The referendum, which is advisory only, was placed on th

PATCH - 2018-03-20 15:31:27

Oak Park mansion on the market for $2.5M

The impressive estate at the corner of Oak Park and Chicago avenues, known as Hales Mansion, is on the market for $2.15 million. Wednesday Journal reported in 2016 that the building, designed by architect Henry G. Fiddelke, was completed in 1905 for Oak Park grain magnate Burton F. Hales and his wif

OAKPARK.COM - 2018-03-20 22:09:00

Illinois Election 2018: Follow Results For Chicago's House Races

The highly contested Illinois governor's race might have drawn many voters across the south suburbs and the state to the polls Tuesday. But the midterm election also have its share of compelling county and local contests. In the Democratic primary for Cook County assessor, incumbent Jose Berrios ha

PATCH - 2018-03-20 17:48:18

He came back: A new life for a homeless heroin user

Four years ago, Chris Ross weighed 70 pounds and was living in a rat-infested abandoned building in Maywood, where he used heroin and crack cocaine and panhandled and stole to support his addiction. Then, he met Forest Park resident John Netherly and his life began to turn around. As Ross tells the

FOREST PARK REVIEW - 2018-03-20 20:00:00

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


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 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


Massive search planned for woman missing since November from Downers Grove

Authorities are planning a massive search in the western suburbs for a woman missing since November from Downers Grove. The group is asking for the public's help in finding 22-year-old Cheyann L. Klus, last seen November 27 at her home in Downers Grove, according to the Missing Persons Awareness Net