Woman Falls From Moving Train Onto Tracks Then Drops Another 2 Stories in Chicago SuburbNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Allegations Surface: Critic Accuses Dolton Mayor of Ordering Home ShootingP world news networkNewsBreak Contributor
Unbalanced Equity: Chicago's Migrant CrisisameriheirNewsBreak Contributor
Burglary Caught on Camera at NW Side Chicago Smoke ShopNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Chicago Mayor Proposes Borrowing $1.25 Billion, Relying on Expiring TIFsNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
Pregnant woman ID'd as victim found fatally shot in Chatham alley, medical examiner, family says
Relatives of a woman who was found dead Sunday morning in an alley on the city's South Side told ABC7 she was six-months pregnant.
Woman Falls From Moving Train Onto Tracks Then Drops Another 2 Stories in Chicago Suburb
Incident occurred near Kedzie Green Line stop on Chicago's West Side. On Chicago's West Side, a 35-year-old woman was hospitalized after plummeting from a moving train onto CTA tracks and subsequently falling nearly two stories below on Tuesday night.
Chicago Police squad car hits parked car, tree in Old Irving Park
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago Police officer was unhurt Wednesday after crashing a squad car into a parked vehicle, and then a tree, in the Northwest Side's Old Irving Park neighborhood.Police said the crash happened at 2:26 a.m. in the 4300 block of North Kildare Avenue, near Cullom Avenue.The squad car was headed north on Kildare Avenue when it hit a parked vehicle and then a tree, police said.One of the tires fell off the police sport-utility vehicle, and the airbags deployed.Police have not said the cause of the crash.
Man stabbed during fight in Michigan Avenue Starbucks, Chicago police say; offender in custody
Chicago fire officials said a man was stabbed during a fight in a Starbucks on Michigan Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Firefighters make rescues as fire rages in South Shore high-rise
CHICAGO (CBS) -- People were rescued through windows as a fire burned in a high-rise apartment building in the South Shore neighborhood late Wednesday afternoon.The fire broke out on an upper floor of a 1920s-era high-rise at 7144 S. Jeffery Blvd.The Fire Department called a 2-11 alarm for extra equipment and manpower.Dramatic video from Citizen app shows firefighters using ladders to rescue people from their windows. Several people were seen with their heads outside their windows, waiting for firefighters and waving shirts to get their attention.Video also appears to show a young woman being dropping from a second-floor window – with firefighters on the ground underneath to catch her.As of 5 p.m., ground ladders remained set up in front of the building – having been placed there to make the external rescues.The need for external rescues likely means a lot of smoke charged through the building – engulfing hallways and living spaces and forcing people to the windows.Multiple patients were overcome by the smoke or were left feeling the aftereffects of the smoke.Further information from the Fire Department was not immediately available.
Man charged in mass shooting at Fourth of July parade near Chicago to stand trial next February
The man accused of killing seven people and injuring dozens more, including children, at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago in 2022 will stand trial next February, a judge ruled Wednesday.Robert Crimo III is charged with 21 counts of first-degree murder, 48 counts of attempted murder and 48 counts of aggravated battery for the shooting in Highland Park. Judge Victoria Rossetti on Wednesday scheduled his trial to begin Feb. 24, 2025. Crimo would face a mandatory sentence of life without parole if convicted of first-degree murder. Authorities have said Crimo, 23, confessed to police in the days...
Chicago weather: Severe weather with scattered storms, damaging hail possible for some parts
That spring-like feeling continues Wednesday in the Chicago area not just with 60-degree temperatures, but the chance for scattered showers, thunderstorms and even the potential for severe weather. According to the NBC 5 Storm Team, much of Wednesday in the Chicago will remain dry. High temperatures will top out at...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Puppies Up for Adoption in Chicago, IL
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around chicago.
Have you seen him? Teen last seen in Garfield Ridge
CHICAGO - A search is underway for a teen last seen in the Garfield Ridge neighborhood on Tuesday. Angel Arzaga, 16, was reported missing on Feb. 20 after he was last seen at 5200 S Nagle Avenue, according to Chicago police. He was wearing glasses, a maroon long-sleeved t-shirt, khaki...
Chicago man arrested for dealing drugs after being shot in Lafayette
LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A 39-year-old Chicago man has been arrested for narcotics dealing after being shot in a Lafayette home early Wednesday morning. According to the Lafayette Police Department, around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 21, officers responded to the 1900 block of Jackson Street on a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found the 39-year-old Chicago man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.
Former Mayor Lori Lightfoot's mother, Ann, dies at age 95
Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's mother, Ann Lightfoot, has passed away.
Two teenagers charged with murder in shooting near Chicago high school
Two teenagers have been charged with murder in a January shooting near a Chicago high school that killed 1 teen and injured 2 others.
Chicago Resident Raises Alarm Over Abandoned Amazon Packages, Prompting Investigation
Concerns arise over Amazon delivery practices in Chicago. A resident of Rogers Park in Chicago has voiced frustration over the apparent trend of Amazon delivery drivers leaving packages unattended at his building. The situation escalated when Fred Morton discovered a delivery container abandoned along the lakefront, intensifying his dissatisfaction.
Man shot in suburban Chicago Popeye's identified
CHICAGO (CBS) -- The man shot inside a Harvey Popeye's restaurant this week has been identified.Forty-seven-year-old Orlando Cole was rushed to Advocate Christ Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. An employee said they saw two people wearing masks walk into the restaurant and open fire. Detectives could be seen combing through evidence around the building.So far no arrests have been made but Cole is expected to recover.
Chicago boy, 14, reported missing from Chatham for weeks
CHICAGO - Chicago police are asking for the public's help in locating a teenage boy who was reported missing since January from the Chatham neighborhood. Lemarius Petty, 14, was last seen on Jan. 24 near 8142 S. Ingleside Ave., according to a CPD missing person alert. Petty is 5-foot-10, 190...
Body found floating naked in Lake Michigan identified
The body spotted floating in Lake Michigan on Valentine's Day has been identified as a man last seen in Chicago.
Blind rescue dog, Stevie from Humboldt Park, needs a forever home by the end of March
Humboldt Park dog lovers are coming together to care for a blind rescue dog in need of a home.
Chicago’s Dollar Store Crackdown Passes As Council Members Reject ‘Bulls–t’ From Companies
CHICAGO — New dollar stores will be restricted in where they can open across Chicago thanks to an ordinance City Council passed Wednesday. Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) introduced legislation in October to scale back where “small-box retailers” can build stores while adding regulations to prompt operators to be more responsive to customer complaints. The council passed the measure 42-7 Wednesday.
Major restoration coming to historic park in Back of the Yards
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A historic South Side neighborhood park is slated for a major restoration.Chicago Park District officials and Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) next week will announce a $4.3 million plan for enhancements to Cornell Square Park, at 1809 W. 50th St. in the Back of the Yards community.The 8.85-acre park and its facilities are 120 years old. Its fieldhouse has been a resource for the Back of the Yards community – offering programs for all ages since it opened in 1904.The fieldhouse houses two gymnasiums, an auditorium, and a kitchen, the Chicago Park District website notes.Officials say the restoration will include some much-needed updates to the fieldhouse's infrastructure.The public meeting on the renovations will be held next Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6 p.m. at the park.Construction begins at the end of this year.
Illinois City Takes Lead as Most Rat-Infested City in the Nation
Oh Rats! This is not great news for one Illinois city and a list I don't think any city wants to be on. Orkin names Chicago as the most rat-infested city in the nation topping the list at number 1. Gross! This is not any big news for Chicago residents who see many of the little (or big) rodents in the city. Data is collected by the number of services orkin performed in the previous year on taking care of these pesky rodents.