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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

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 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

Woman charged in two February robberies

Alexis King (EPD photo) Police say a 32-year old Evanston woman has been returned to Evanston to face charges in two February robberies after being captured in Iowa. Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says Alexis King of 1823 Hovland Court had participated along with Mario Rucker and Daniel Jones in robbing a p

EVANSTONNOW.COM - 2018-03-20 20:38:00

Illinois Primary 2018: Young voter turnout low across Chicago area; workers locked out of Hyde Park polling place

Despite what appears to be a steady stream of voters, it doesn't look like the Chicago area will see a record breaking turnout at the polls - especially among young and first-time voters aged 18 to 24. "Less than 3 percent of those mentioned have actually voted today. When you look at the number of

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-20 11:14:42

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

Lisa Hernandez Wins Illinois State House District 24 Primary

OAK PARK, IL - Incumbent Lisa Hernandez (D) defeated Robert Reyes in the Illinois State House District 24 Democratic primaries. Hernandez emerged with 57.6% of the vote, while Reyes finished with 42.4%. Hernandez, who has represented the 24th District since 2006, was also challenged by Reyes in 201

PATCH - 2018-03-21 09:13:13

Persons of interest being questioned about armed-robbery spree on Northwest Side

CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Police are questioning two people of interest regarding a string of armed robberies earlier this morning on the Northwest Side. The two juvenile people were arrested earlier today in the 7600 block of North Rogers Avenue, Chicago Police said. Police also recovered th

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-20 14:28:00

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

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

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 12:33:00

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 SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 18:45:00

Chicago woman's prepaid card stolen, tax return drained in just hours

A Chicago woman watched in horror as thieves drained her prepaid card, just days after getting her tax return. So how can you make sure your account is protected? Zola heard says she's been a loyal "Western Union Net Spend Customer" for 10 years. "You can just wire me money from anywhere, and it com

FOX32CHICAGO.COM - 2018-03-20 04:32:00

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

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 15:27:00

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

ABC7 CHICAGO - 2018-03-19 21:24:41

Illinois Primary voting information for Chicago, Cook County residents

CHICAGO - Monday is the final day for early voting. Officials at the Chicago Board of Elections say early voting numbers are setting new records and the ballots are still coming in. In suburban Cook County, 92,000 early ballots have been cast so far, compared to 34,000 four years ago. In Chicago, 86

WGNTV.COM - 2018-03-19 20:29:30

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

PATCH - 2018-03-19 15:59:05

Hikers find fatal car wreck in Mundelein

Three juvenile hikers discovered a fatal car wreck Sunday morning in unincorporated Mundelein of the northern suburbs. About 11:10 a.m., the hikers found a gold 2010 Toyota Prius crashed into a tree at 20303 W. Winchester Rd., the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. One of the hikers believed there w


Police: Man, 49, shot and killed near Green Line stop in Austin

A man was fatally shot Sunday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood. About 6:30 p.m., the 49-year-old was in the 300 block of North Central Avenue when he was shot in the chest, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead, police sai


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


Officials: Man who fell from 21st floor died by suicide

A 24-year-old man found dead Saturday evening fell from a high-rise building in the Loop. The Cook County Medical Examiner classified the death as a suicide Sunday. The victim has not been identified. About 6:10 p.m., the man was found unresponsive in the 200 block of North Dearborn, Chicago Police