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3 men killed, 3 others wounded in Chicago shootings since Friday afternoon

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three men were killed and at least three others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday afternoon. In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was gunned down early Saturday while getting onto the Eisenhower Expressway on the Near West Side. He was dr

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-17 15:25:00

Man killed estranged wife then abducted kids, prompting Amber Alert: prosecutors

Lakisha Roby, 27, was fatally shot Wednesday morning at a BP gas station at 167th Street and Pulaski Road in Markahm. | Justin Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times A man followed his estranged wife Wednesday from a bar to a south suburban gas station, where he killed her then abducted her two children, prompti

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-18 00:16:00

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

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-03-17 19:51:26

Man shot, killed on Cornell

Staff Writer A 39-year-old man was shot and killed in what appeared to be a targeted shooting the evening of Friday, March 16. University of Chicago Police and the Chicago Police Department responded to calls of shots fired at 5457 S. Cornell Ave. around 9:30 p.m. The victim was shot multiple times

HPHERALD.COM - 2018-03-17 17:09:00

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

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-17 23:45:00

Officials: Man dead after fall from Loop high-rise

A 24-year-old man has died after falling from a high-rise building in the Loop Saturday evening. It happened about 6:10 p.m. in the 200 block of North Dearborn Street, according to police citing preliminary information. The victim, a 24-year-old man, was dead on the scene, according to police and a

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2018-03-17 23:59:59

Police: 2-year-old girl and father missing from Near West Side

A 2-year-old girl and her father are missing from the Near West Side, according to Chicago Police. Talayeh Stevenson and 28-year-old Nicholas Byrd were last seen Thursday in the 2300 block of West Monroe, police said. The girl was described as a 2-foot-2, 36-pound black girl with a light complexion,

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-17 04:03:00

2 officers among 5 injured in crash involving Chicago Police car

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Five people, including two Chicago Police officers, were injured in a crash involving a squad car early Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood. The squad car was involved in a crash with another vehicle at 2:41 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Phillips, according to

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-17 17:42:00

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


Teen wanted in River Forest killed in possible gang shooting

A 16-year-old Chicago resident suspected by River Forest police of being involved in a burglary and auto theft in January, was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on March 8. River Forest police said in a press release that the boy was one of three juveniles suspected of a burglary and motor ve


Expressway Gunman Arrested After Shooting Driver In Face: Police

CHICAGO - A Zion man is accused of shooting a man through a car window while driving on the expressway on Sunday evening. A 28-year-old man was hit multiple times in the face, shoulder and hand by bullets fired around 7:43 p.m. on the inbound lanes of the Kennedy Expressway near Montrose Avenue, acc


Van Buren Street bridge to close Friday for testing

Bridge testing is slated to close the Van Buren Street bridge for several hours Friday in downtown Chicago. The bridge over the Chicago River will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for testing ahead of the spring boating season, according to the Chicago Department of Transportation. Traveler


Man steps in front of Metra train, dies, after suicide threat

A Stickney man was killed after stepping in front of a Metra train March 7 in west suburban Riverside. Arthur C. Smith IV, 49, was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn on Feb. 25 after the Lyons Village Police Department responded to a report of a distraught person on Ogden Avenue. Smith told police


6 charged with identity theft scheme using card skimmers at gas stations

Six Florida residents have been charged for their roles in an identity theft ring that attached card skimmers to pumps at Chicago-area gas stations. | Sun-Times file photo Six Florida residents are accused of using card skimmers at Chicago-area gas stations to commit identity theft to the tune of mo


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