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Kevin Powell sought refuge at a subway station. A CTA worker beat him viciously and left him for dead, prosecutors say.
”He was just a nice guy, never gave anyone no trouble,” said Willie Love, a supervisor at a Bronzeville soup kitchen who knew Powell from their younger days at the Robert Taylor Homes.
Nashville shooter bought 7 guns before school attack; One of the officers who confronted suspect grew up in Chicago
Police say Audrey Hale bought weapons legally, hiding them from their parents. Hale did not target the victims but did target the school and planned the attack carefully.
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“Our downtown is half-vacant, a ghost town in the middle of the workweek. Our schools have lost a year of learning or more. Test scores have plummeted. Every public agency is facing a financial cliff,” Vallas told the City Club of Chicago.
The man, 20, was driving in the 2200 block of South Sawyer Avenue when someone shot at his car.
The robberies occurred in the Deering, Ogden, Harrison and Town Hall police districts, with nine robberies reported in Brighton Park over an hour on Saturday.
Three men were ejected from the car traveling inbound at Cicero Monday night. The surviving 42-year-old man is in critical condition.
Emmett Richardson, 39, is facing felony charges of aggravated battery in Saturday’s attack. The 54-year-old male victim has not been identified.
The driver of a black Mercedes ran a stop sign early Saturday in the 800 block of West Washington, striking James Richard Thompson, 26, of Plainfield, as he crossed the street, police say.
The woman was in the passenger seat of a car Sunday night in the 13000 block of South Evans Avenue when she was hit by the driver of a Maserati, police said.
The 20-year-old man suffered cuts to his head Sunday night and was hospitalized in critical condition.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name had not been released as of Sunday morning.
Four males were taken into custody after the shooting, which occurred about 10:50 p.m. Saturday.
Brendan A. Kennedy-Gasior, 37, faces a felony count of promoting prostitution and was released from custody after posting $500 bond in the case.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the store Saturday evening.
The shooting happened in the 7100 block of South Wood Street, police said.
Baseer Muhammad, 23, is charged with murder, reckless discharge of a firearm and other felonies in connection to a fatal shooting Feb. 28.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital with blunt force trauma to his body and was pronounced dead, police said.
Jaleel Spencer, 32, was shot during a “domestic related” incident about 3 p.m. Friday, officials said.
The age-restricted programs announced Friday aim to help fill about 2,000 vacancies in the department.
They were standing outside in the 5300 block of West Division Street Friday morning when they got into an argument with someone.
Three children, one believed to be 10 years old, and two adults, including an Illinois State Police trooper, were hospitalized in good condition, fire officials said.
Andrei Kisliak was badly in need of cash and threatening leading up to killing his wife, mother and his two daughters in their home, Buffalo Grove police say in final report.
A driver was allegedly speeding from a locksmith — and an unpaid bill — when he slammed into an SUV carrying Zainab, her husband, their son, his wife and their three children at Kimball and Peterson avenues Tuesday night.
Kurell Purnell, 19, was arrested Tuesday night, hours after police say he crashed into an SUV in the 3600 block of West Peterson Avenue.
Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, himself a carjacking victim decades ago, to announce funding to police departments statewide.
Victims of domestic abuse can now use a QR code to access a website that directs them to agencies that can help, orders of protection, shelters and legal aid.