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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

Elections officials ask the Lake County Prosecutor to look into electioneering complaint against Hammond's Anthony Higgs

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. HAMMOND - Lake election officials are asking the prosecutor's office to investigate a complaint that Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs violated state election laws. Kyran Sims, of Hammond, a Lake County governmen

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 22:00:00

UPDATE: Hammond Gavit sophomore detained Monday, accused of threatening to 'shoot up' school

HAMMOND - A Gavit High School sophomore was detained Monday after making threats last week to a group of friends, saying he was going to "shoot up the school." Hammond schools Superintendent Walter Watkins said the teen has been suspended pending expulsion. Watkins said he was notified the boy was a

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 12:30:00

Brother, sister seriously injured in NW Indiana rollover crash

Three people were injured, two of them seriously, in a rollover crash Tuesday morning in northwest Indiana. At 5:13 a.m., a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox was exiting from southbound I-65 to Ridge Road in Hobart, Indiana, when it went off the road, down the embankment and rolled multiple times, according to

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 19:51:00

Hobart police seek tips about pair suspected of stealing $5,000 in electronics from Sam's Club

These men are suspected in the March 11 theft of more than $5,000 in electronics from a Hobart store, police said. Anyone with information about their identities is asked contact Lt. James Gonzales at 219-942-4405 or email jgonzales@cityofhobart.org. Provided This vehicle was used in the March 11 th

NWI.COM - 2018-03-20 19:45:00

Man charged after stolen handguns found during traffic stop in Gary

A man is facing charges after being found with two stolen handguns during a traffic stop early Tuesday in northwest Indiana. About 2:15 a.m., a trooper pulled over a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu west on Interstate 80/94 near Grant Street in Gary, according to Indiana State Police. During the stop, the troo

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 22:10:00

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

Woman, 38, found strangled in Hobart, Indiana

The death of a woman whose body was found Thursday at a motel in northwest Indiana has been ruled a homicide. April Salazar-Bernal, 38, was pronounced dead at 3:42 p.m. at a motel in the 1800 block of Mississippi Street in Hobart, Indiana, according to the Lake County Coroner's Office. On Monday, th

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-19 21:04:00

Police: Man found dead at West Garfield Park apartment

Police are conducting a homicide investigation after finding a man dead Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The man, whose age wasn't immediately known, was found inside the apartment about 2:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Adams with a lacera

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-03-20 23:59:00

Gary man pleads guilty to receiving cell phone in mashed potatoes

LAPORTE - A Gary man has admitted to having paid a cook at the LaPorte County Jail to bring him contraband. Roddi Boesel, 31, could receive anywhere from a one- to six-year sentence after pleading guilty Friday in LaPorte Circuit Court to level 5 felony conspiracy to commit trafficking. Boesel is sc

NWI.COM - 2018-03-19 21:30:00

Man arrested with suspected "one pot" meth lab at Indiana White Castle

HOBART, Ind. -- Police in northern Indiana found what they believe was a methamphetamine lab inside a White Castle restaurant on Friday. The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that officers were called to the White Castle on E. Ridge Road in Hobart for a report of a suspicious person. When they arri

6 NEWS WRTV - 2018-03-20 03:23:47

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


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


INDOT announces closure of State Road 149 for foreseeable future

PORTAGE, Ind. -- INDOT has announced the closure of State Road 149 at the Indiana Toll Road Bridge which is located between County Road 1000 North and Leeper Drive near Portage. According to officials the closure begins Monday, March 19 until mid-June. The reason for the closure is due to a need f


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


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


One man killed, another injured in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO - A drive-by shooting overnight has left one man dead and another injured. It happened just after 10:30 p.m. last night on Ashland near 49th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Chicago Police say someone in another vehicle opened fire on a Chevy Equinox, hitting both the passenger


Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade and river dyeing turned the city green

Photograph: Grace DuVal Few cities celebrate the arrival of St. Patrick's Day with the gusto and vibrant green hues that Chicago typically employs. As usual, the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 were up bright and early at 9am to dump pounds of dye into the Chicago River, turning it into an unnatura


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


Prosecutors: Markham man allegedly killed estranged wife, abducted own children

The South Suburban man accused of kidnapping his own children was formally charged with killing their mother Saturday. Lynn Washington, 40, was charged in court with murder in the death of his estranged wife, 27-year-old Lakisha Roby. He was already charged with parental abduction. Washington was de