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Man dies after beating from liquor store security guard on South Side

Herbert Lemon, 33, died Thursday from injuries he got at the “Wine and Spirits” liquor store at 308 E. 75th St., according to Chicago Police the Cook County Medical Examiner’ Office.

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-06-18 13:36:00

Accused Murderer Of Skokie Student Takes The Stand In Own Defense

SKOKIE, IL — A man accused of murder for setting up a deadly drug deal testified in his own defense Monday. Dzevad Avdic, 23, took the stand on the final day of testimony his trial for the murder of Max Gadau, 17, and the non-fatal shooting of another Niles North High School student.

PATCH - 2018-06-19 01:58:08

Armed Robber 'Stabs, Cuts At' Victim On CTA Platform In Oak Park

According to police, the woman approached the victim while she was waiting on the CTA platform. Police say the woman asked the woman for money. When the victim refused to comply, the suspect then allegedly used a "cutting instrument" to "stab and cut at" the woman.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 22:41:38

Why do we often get northeast winds even though the jet stream blows from the west?

A more general statement of your question is, “Why does the wind that I experience not always blow from the same direction as jet-stream winds?” Jet streams are relatively narrow air currents blowing often at speeds of 70-120 mph (or stronger), usually from a westerly (west, northwest or southwest)

WGNTV.COM - 2018-06-18 22:24:35

Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Hit-And-Run

CHICAGO (CBS) —Police are looking for a suspect they say is involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed a nine-year-old boy.Police released surveillance video showing a clip of a car that witnesses described hitting a 29-year-old mother and her two children before fleeing the scene.Surveillance v

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-18 18:15:38

Person in Custody After Man Found Dead Inside Home: CPD

About 12:50 a.m., officers responded to the 3100 block of West 40th Street and found a man in his 30s with blunt force trauma to his head, Chicago Police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-06-18 11:58:44

Bill Cosby Honorary Degree Revoked By Northwestern

EVANSTON, IL — Northwestern University trustees voted unanimously Monday to rescind an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby. The board had previously discussed withdrawing Cosby's degree but decided to hold off pending a guilty verdict, according to the university. The 80-year-old former comedian w

PATCH - 2018-06-19 02:59:07

Man Caught Masturbating In Car In Westmont: Cops

WESTMONT, IL — Police are looking for a man who was spotted masturbating in a car in Westmont Wednesday. The incident took place in the 100 block of W. 63rd St., according to police.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 22:21:06

2 gunshot reports in S. Evanston

Layton J. Jones, 25, of 2426 Church St., was arrested at 2400 Dempster St. at 10:02 p.m. Thursday and charged with domestic battery. He is due in court on June 27 at 9:30 a.m.

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2018-06-18 18:41:00

Burr Ridge July 4th Fireworks, Parades And More: 2018 Guide

BURR RIDGE, IL — The 4th of July is quickly approaching, and that means fireworks, parades and other events will be hosted around the area. Burr Ridge residents will be able to enjoy the fireworks show at Pleasant Dale Park District on July 3.

PATCH - 2018-06-18 18:16:28

2 shot near Red Line train at 87th Street

CHICAGO — Two people were shot near the Red Line at 87th Street in Chatham Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Fire Department.Fire officials said two shooting victims were transported to University of Chicago Hospital, and both have been stabilized.Their conditions are not known at this time

WGNTV.COM - 2018-06-17 22:07:24

2 Dead, 10 Wounded Friday in Chicago-Area Shootings

In the last nonfatal shooting Friday, two men were wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 28-year-old was arguing with three other males about 10:50 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Parnell Avenue, according to police. One of the males pulled out a gun and shot the man several tim


Man Killed In Fiery Car Crash In Glendale Heights: Police

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash halted traffic between Glen Ellyn and Bloomindale Roads until nearly 8 a.m., police say, as investigative crews worked to reconstruct the accident.


2 dead in Woodlawn shooting, police say

CHICAGO — Two men were killed in a Woodlawn shooting Friday night, police said.The men were outside a store in the 400 block of East 63rd Street when one or more people opened fire about 9:50 p.m. Friday, according to the Chicago Police Department.A 43-year-old man was shot in his chest; a 22-year-o


Fatal crash closes EB North Avenue in Glendale Heights

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) --A deadly overnight crash closed eastbound North Avenue in west suburban Glendale Heights during the busy Friday morning commute.One person died and another was seriously injured in the two-vehicle collision, which police said occurred just after 2:10 a.m. near North Av


Man, 68, Found Dead in Ill. Field After 'Skydive Accident'

A 68-year-old man was found dead in a Lasalle County field Friday after a “skydive accident,” authorities said.Lasalle County sheriff deputies were dispatched to Skydive Chicago on E1969th Road in Ottawa about 4:51 p.m. The deputies found the man dead at the scene in the field adjacent to the skydiv


Police release surveillance images of Chicago Lawn sex abuse suspect

The suspect is described by police as an African-American man between 18 to 19 years old. He's about 5'7 to 5'9 with a short, black fade hairstyle. He was wearing a gray Chicago Blackhawks T-shirt, black sweatpants, black socks and slide-on sandals.


Chicago police shoot man on Southeast Side

When SWAT members entered the garage around 2am on Saturday, police say the man pointed a weapon at them. Officers opened-fire, and hit him in the stomach.


Endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Illinois zoo

Brookfield Zoo(BROOKFIELD, Ill.) -- Two endangered Amur leopard cubs have been born at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.The 8-week-old male cubs are "thriving," Amy Roberts, the Brookfield Zoo's senior curator of mammals, told ABC News.As they've grown, the cubs' caregivers have been able to tell them


Person Threatening To Jump Closes NB Route 83 At 31st

OAK BROOK, IL — Northbound Route 83 was backed up from Ogden Avenue to 31st Street Friday morning due to law enforcement trying to help a person threatening to jump at 31st. WLS reported the traffic backup later extended to 55th Street. A Facebook user reported via WLS' page that they had been sitti