Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Police: Driver who fled fatal River North crash apparently committed suicide

The driver who fled the scene of a fatal crash in River North was found dead hours later from an apparent suicide, according to police.The 34-year-old man apparently hanged himself in a home in the Bucktown neighborhood, about three miles north of the early Monday accident, police said.   The death...

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Man found fatally shot on South Side

A person leaving their home found a man shot to death on a back porch on the South Side early Tuesday morning, police said.

The 33-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound to his neck, according to police. He was found about 8:15 a.m. in the 6400 block of South Ingleside Avenue. 

Detectives have...

Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up the University of Illinois

Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.

But just...

Boy, 13, shot dead in backyard near Far South Side home: 'I couldn't even make it in time to see him'

It was still light outside as Deshawn Martin hung out in the backyard of a friend Monday evening, around the corner from the 13-year-old's home on the Far South Side.Someone fired a gun, possibly next door, and Deshawn was hit once in the chest, according to police.  He died about two hours later...

Man fatally run over by car on West Side after argument

A 54-year-old man was killed when someone arguing with him ran the man over with a car in the North Austin neighborhood on Monday night, authorities said.

It happened in the 5200 block of West Division Street just after 7:50 p.m., Chicago police said. 

The victim was identified as Benjamin Herron...

Woman found dead after South Side garage fire

A woman was found dead inside a garage that caught fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Monday night, authorities said.

Chicago police responded to a call of a garage fire in the 4800 block of Bishop Avenue about 11:25 p.m., police said.

A woman in her mid-50s was discovered inside the...