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Lincolnwood man charged in fatal Near North Side crash
Police arrested Ammar Hussain, 27, after they identified him as the driver of a white Jeep Cherokee that caused a fatal crash in the first block of West Grand Avenue just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Woman charged in South Side crash that critically injured 2 children
Two young children in the Hyundai, ages 2 and 8, were critically injured, police said. On Saturday, the 2-year-old remained in critical condition; the 8-year-old’s condition had stabilized. According to officials, the children were not properly restrained in the vehicle; the toddler needed to be res
Woman's body found on Red Line tracks near 87th Street, trains disrupted
Service on the Red Line had partially resumed as of 3:40 p.m., but remained suspended between the 79th Street and 95th Street stations, according to the CTA.
Blair Kamin to Evanston: Don’t do it!
Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer prize-winning architecture critic for theChicago Tribune, takes Evanston’s City Council to task in hisweekly columnSaturday for even considering the demolition of the beleaguered Harley Clarke mansion on the city’s lakefront.
Police Blotter For Saturday June 23rd
From the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department arrested was Nichole Wojtecki, 34, Romeoville for DUI and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. She was transported to the Grundy County Jail. Also arrested was George Riley, 39, of Elwood on a Will County warrant. He was transported to the Grundy
1 Dead, at Least 10 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
A 40-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5500 block of South Shields at approximately 6:13 p.m., police said. The man was walking in the street when a passenger in a black or grey SUV fired five to six shots, striking the victim once in the head.
Preliminary Purple Hotel plans unveiled - Nadig Newspapers - Northwest Side Local Newspapers
Representatives from Tucker Development Group said that the plan calls for three structures including a retail building near the southwest site corner, a possible 148-room hotel, commercial or retail space near the site’s north boundary, and a large, mixed-use building on the southeast corner with f
Woman Charged After Bronzeville Crash
Dyanna Davis, 23, of the Bronzeville neighborhood, was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license and was issued an outstanding warrant from Lake County, according to Chicago Police. She was also cited for driving without insurance, failing to wear a seat belt and child restr
Man Charged With Murder in Fatal Near North Side Crash
Ammar Hussain, 27, of Lincolnwood, was charged with murder and several felony counts of fleeing officers, according to Chicago Police.
Skokie sues, claims Evanston's gouging on water rate
The village's suit, filed late Wednesday, comes nine months after Evanstonfiled suit in state courtto enforce payment of the then newly-adopted rate which it imposed after talks with the village about a new water rate contract broke down following the expiration of the old agreement.
2 Kids Critically Injured in Crash on Chicago's South Side
Two young children were among three people critically injured in a car crash on Chicago's South Side early Friday, authorities said.The two-car crash took place at around 6:15 a.m. in the 4900 block of South King Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood, according to Chicago police.A 3-year-old girl an
5 Wounded in Bronzeville Shooting Early Saturday
A 26-year-old man was shot in his head, and was in critical condition at University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. A 15-year-old boy was shot in his leg. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital.
Man Dies After Being Shot, Crashing on Stevenson Expressway
Keyon P. Berry, 30, was driving a blue Mercedes Benz when he crashed head-on into a concrete median barrier about 11:50 a.m. in the outbound lanes of Interstate 55 near Kedzie Avenue, according to Illinois State Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
66 immigrant children separated from parents at border are in Chicago
The locations of the detention centers have not been disclosed, but the children are under the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with Heartland Alliance, a non-profit, licensed agency in Chicago.
Carjackers Can't Start Car; Juvenile Arrested In Oak Park: Cops
The victims told police they had been approached by two suspects, one armed with a handgun, who demanded their car keys. Police say they believe the suspects were unable to start both cars.
Waterlogged city welcomes dry weekend weather
Rainfall following the area’s latest deluge totaled over 4 inches across parts of the metro area, with amounts in excess of 3 inches common. This has left most rivers across northern Illinois in flood, including the Fox, Des Plaines, Du Page, and Illinois. At a time of the year when sunshine is most
CTA Red Line Service Suspended On South Side
CHICAGO (CBS)— Service on the CTA Red Line was suspended Friday afternoon when a woman was struck by a train after she jumped onto the tracks.Service was halted between 95th and 68th streets.The Chicago Fire Department said the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.Red Line service has been tempora
Waukegan man charged with sexually assaulting Mount Prospect woman
A Waukegan man who prosecutors said told a woman to "just go with it" while sexually assaulting her in her Mount Prospect home was ordered held on $200,000 bail Friday.Juan Banos-Cruz, 25, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault and home invasion, felonies that carry maximum penalties of
West Nile closes in on Evanston
Previously, the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District had announced discovery of the virus in traps in Glenview, Morton Grove, and Niles.
Car misses turn at Starbucks, ends up at McDonald's
A number of cars were damaged about 9:40 this morning when a driver apparently lost control while rounding a curve at the Starbucks drive thru at Dempster and Dodge in Evanston.The car ended up plowing through bushes separating the Starbucks parking lot from the adjoining McDonald's lot, knocking ov