Monday, September 25, 2017

Funeral arrangements for Kenneka Jenkins announced

The mother of a teenage Chicago girl found dead in a walk-in freezer on Rosemont Sept. 10 has selected a location for her daughter's funeral, church administrators confirmed Monday.

Tereasa Martin took to Facebook about 11 p.m. to provide details of the public funeral services for Kenneka Martin,...

Firefighters: Man's body found days after Washington Park blaze

Days after a search for survivors had to be suspended because two Washington Park buildings were unstable after a massive fire, officials on Monday said a male body was found amid the ash on Prairie Avenue.

"This was suspected on the day of the fire, we had reports someone may have been inside,"...

Shootings in Chicago down from last year, but remain high

Fewer people have been shot in Chicago this year than at this time last year, but the number is still far higher than in other recent years, according to data kept by the Tribune.With three people killed and another 35 wounded this weekend, at least 2,802 people have been shot in the city this...

Illinois kayaker's body recovered from Lake Michigan

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted the body of an Illinois man Monday morning off of Porter Beach after he apparently drowned while kayaking Sunday, according to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Law Enforcement.

Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris identified...

FBI releases suspect sketch from East Chicago post office pipe bomb explosion

The FBI released sketch and description of a person of interest Monday from a pipe bomb explosion at an East Chicago post office earlier this month.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall, with a thin build, clean shaven face and is about 30 years old, according to a release from FBI spokeswoman...

The elevated Loop, a Chicago landmark in everything but name

The 1.8-mile-long elevated railroad Loop, which turns 120 years old on Oct. 3, is not an official Chicago landmark — but it should be.

Over the past 40 years, Chicago has publicly affirmed that some 200 buildings, sites, objects and districts are important to the city for historical, artistic and...

Motorcyclist dies, passenger injured after being struck by car near Crete: police

A motorcyclist was killed and his passenger suffered serious injuries Sunday after being struck by a car near Crete, Illinois State Police said.

The crash happened about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Exchange Street and Illinois Highway 394 in the far south suburbs, according to a news release...