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Body found in burned vehicle in Gary
Authorities were called about 1:30 p.m. for reports of an abandoned, burned-out vehicle in the 2400 block of Noble Street in Gary, Indiana, according to a statement from Gary police. Officers found "an unidentified human body" inside the vehicle.
Circus performers killed in Hammond train crash remembered 100 years later
Some were known only by nickname, such as Baldy and Four Horse Driver, but most of the grave-markers are labeled "unknown male" or "unknown female." Each has a number and the mass burial plot is called Showmen's Rest.
Police seek information about man found dead in Glen Park alley
Anyone with information about the man's identity is asked to call Detective Gregory Gayson, of the Lake County/Gary Metro Homicide Unit, at 219-8755-3855. To remain anonymous, call 866-CRIME-GP.
Police release video of fatal Burbank hit-and-run
BURBANK, Ill. -- Police in the southwest suburbs released video they hope will help catcha hit-and-run driver that that hit a family of three, killing one, crossing a busy street. Officials said they believe the video and photos will be the key in bringing the driver to justice.
Dead rabbit found in Tinley Park tests positive for Tularemia virus
A dead rabbit discovered June 13 in the 7500 block of West 161st Street in Tinley Park tested positive for the Tularemia virus, according to the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory. FOREST PRESERVES OF COOK COUNTY PHOTO
100 Grams Of Pot Found During Stop In Hazel Crest: Police
HAZEL CREST, IL — A Hazel Crest man is facing drug charges after police say more than 100 grams of cannabis were found in a car he was in during a stop in the village earlier this month. Andre D. Taylor, 25 was taken into custody by Flossmoor police at 7:39 p.m. on June 5 as part of a multi-jurisdic
Boy, 9, killed in Burbank hit-and-run, driver still at large
"Heartless! A very heartless person. You know, not caring about anybody, not even himself," said Loretta Harris, victim's neighbor.
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.
Chicago girl, 16, missing from South Side
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Police are looking for a 16-year-old girl who has been missing from the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side for more than two months.Daquata Shannon was last seen on April 4 in the 500 block of East 50th Place, according to Chicago Police.Shannon is described as
Dyer police respond to viral video of controversial police encounter
A Facebook video with nearly 650,000 views and more than 20,000 shares depicting an encounter between two Dyer police officers and a group of black men has elicited a response from Dyer's police chief.The poster, Dmani Brown, wrote this along with the video:"My truck broke down and my friends came t
Man Attempted to Kidnap Young Boy in NW Indiana
The man forced the boy into a black, older model box van, possibly a Ford, in the 700 block of Lincoln Street, according to Gary police.
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 charged in attack on 67-year-old woman on Red Line train
A man who is a convicted felon was charged with viciously attacking a 67-year-old woman on a CTA Red Line train. Derrick McMath, 28, of southwest suburban Worth, was charged Saturday with felony aggravated battery in connection with the attack, which happened about noon Thursday in the 1500 block of
Mother, 2 children injured in Burbank hit-and-run
BURBANK, Ill. (WLS) --A mother and her two children were seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in southwest suburban Burbank Saturday night, police said.The 29-year-old woman was crossing Cicero Avenue at 86th Street when she and her children were struck by a vehicle, police said. Witnesses told
Restaurant Scene: Pizza, pasta and more star at Barton's Pizzeria
Barton's Pizzeria in Hammond is filled with not only various selections of specialty pizzas but assorted sandwiches, chicken and pasta dinners, appetizers, shrimp, ribs and much more.
Castellanos Homer Helps Tigers Sweep White Sox
Nicholas Castellanos homered and Blaine Hardy pitched one-run ball into the sixth, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.Jose Iglesias added an RBI single as Detroit improved to 8-1 against the White Sox this season, including 6-0 at Guarant
Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute plans major investment in Crown Point
CROWN POINT — Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute is planning a new state-of-the-art facility in the city that will be its largest in Lake County.The orthopedic group headquarted in Chesterton has purchased 12 acres at the northeast corner of 109th Avenue and Delaware Parkway west of Interstate 65. Pla
Man Fatally Shoots Self After Chicago Cops Wound Him In Standoff
CHICAGO, IL — A 24-year-old man fatally shot himself after a SWAT officer shot him in the stomach during a standoff Friday night in Calumet Heights, according to Chicago police. The armed man, whose identity has not been released by police, had opened fired from a home in the 9400 block of South Com
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
Felon Jailed After Posting Gun Videos on Facebook: Cops
OAK FOREST, IL -- A Chicago man on parole was arrested after he posted videos of himself on Facebook shooting a gun, prosecutors said. Aaron Steward, 26, appeared before Cook County Judge Peter Felice on two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Steward is currently on parole for the