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NW Indiana man dies when scrap metal apparently falls on him

GARY, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a northwestern Indiana man died when scrap metal he was cutting up apparently fell onto him in an industrial area. The Lake County coroner's office says 40-year-old Joshua Klein of Wheatfield was pronounced dead Thursday morning at a business on Gary's far west side

WAND TV - 2018-03-23 16:25:00

Man Found Dead In Orland Park Pond Shot Himself: Police

ORLAND PARK, IL - A man found dead in a pond near 157th Street and 76th Avenue Friday morning suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a preliminary investigation by Orland Park Police. Officers responded to the pond at 7:52 a.m. after receiving a call from a person who spotted the man'

PATCH - 2018-03-23 14:59:30

Chicago-area woman charged with murder in mother's death

Suburban Chicago prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old woman with first-degree murder in her mother's strangulation death. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that a DuPage County judge set bail at $3 million on Friday for Stephanie DeFalco of Lombard. DeFalco was charged Monday with misd

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-23 19:44:00

Woman, 24, shot at gas station in Gresham

A 24-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting early Friday at a gas station in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. At 2:08 a.m., the woman was standing in the parking lot of the gas station in the 1300 block of West 87th Street when she heard gunfire and realized she'd been shot in her right arm, a

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-23 08:10:00

Jury finds Illinois man stole $150K through false tax return

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An Illinois man accused of stealing nearly $150,000 from the federal government has been convicted of filing a false tax return. A federal jury in Hammond convicted 41-year-old Airrion Blake on Thursday of one count each of submitting a false claim upon the federal government an

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-23 13:56:00

Police: Man, 55, fatally stabbed in Near North Side alley

CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 55-year-old man was stabbed to death early Friday in an alley on the Near North Side, police said. At 2:27 a.m., the man walked out of the alley in the 400 block of North State after suffering a stab wound to his neck, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to N

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-23 13:11:00

22 People Displaced for Hours by Fire on Chicago's South Side

Nearly two dozen people were displaced by a two-alarm fire in the Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side early Thursday, officials said. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports. (Published 10 minutes ago) Nearly two dozen people were displaced by a two-alarm fire in the Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-22 11:10:24

Killer Gangster Gets Light Sentence Under Plea

JOLIET, IL - When Christopher Stamps was a Joliet teenager, he was not focused on his academic studies or pursuing a chosen career path. He was a hard-core gangsta. At 16, Stamps packed a loaded gun to chase after his Will County gang rivals, ones who made him mad, on places like Facebook. In Octob

PATCH - 2018-03-22 04:00:33

5 important stories you need to know from Wednesday: Man charged with attempted murder in ex-wife's shooting at flea market in Calumet Township. Hammond police plan sobriety checkpoint.

Man charged with attempted murder in ex-wife's shooting at flea market in Calumet Township CROWN POINT - A 36-year-old man was charged Saturday in his ex-wife's shooting at Market City Flea Market in Calumet Township. Rashawn S. Benford, 36, is charged in Lake Criminal Court with attempted murder a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-22 15:00:00

Winter Storm Watch for heavy snow over a good portion of the Chicago area Friday evening until Saturday afternoon

A Winter Storm Watch for 4 to 8-inches of heavy wet snow beginning Friday evening and continuing until Saturday afternoon has been issued for much of the Chicago area generally south of a line from Rockford to Chicago into northwest Indiana (blue-shaded area on the highlighted map). The snow is expe

WGNTV.COM - 2018-03-22 13:25:37

Man convicted after three-day jury trial of stealing $150K from federal government

HAMMOND - A Lansing, Illinois, man was convicted Thursday on accusations he stole nearly $150,000 from the federal government by filing false trusts and tax returns. Airrion Blake, 41, was convicted during a three-day jury trial on one count of submitting a false claim upon the federal government a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-23 03:00:00

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


Chicago Community Groups Will Get Their Say On Police Reform

Community groups that pushed for changes in the Chicago Police Department will now be able to weigh in on reform efforts being negotiated by the city and state attorney general. They reached the agreement this week following months of sometimes heated talks after the city waffled on how to overhau

WBAA.ORG - 2018-03-23 02:20:02

Semi-truck rolls over, catches fire in traffic on I-80/94

A semi-truck rolled over and caught fire Wednesday Afternoon on I/80-94 in Hammond, Indiana. The crash occurred about 12:41 P.M. near Calumet Ave., after the driver of the semi-truck struck a tire and lost control of the vehicle, according to Indiana State Police. Amrik Bal, 56, of Indianapolis, w

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-22 07:16:00

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


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


Unidentified Man Dies In Fiery Will County Cash

CRETE TOWNSHIP, IL - An unidentified man was pronounced dead early Monday after his vehicle left the roadway, struck an object and burst into flames in unincorporated Crete Township, the Will County Coroner's office said. Authorities said the crash happened at around 2:15 a.m. on Burville Road about


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


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


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