Friday, December 15, 2017

City backtracks, decides not sue estate of teen killed by police officer

In an abrupt reversal, lawyers for the city of Chicago announced Friday they would not seek to sue the estate of a teen shot to death by a police officer after all.

The change of heart came shortly before the lawyers planned to be in court for an emergency hearing seeking the approval of a judge...

Loop bank robbed

A Loop bank was robbed early Friday, according to the FBI.

The robbery occurred around 8:35 a.m. at a Chase bank at 55 E. Monroe St., the FBI said.

No other details were available.

Chicago companies fear unknown in net neutrality repeal

Federal regulators’ decision to end net neutrality and roll back regulations that some say kept data flowing freely on the internet has left some Chicago business owners concerned for their companies’ futures.

While it’s still unclear exactly what the repeal of the Obama-era rules will mean, proponents...

Woman killed when freight train strikes and drags car in Melrose Park

A woman was killed when a car tried to go around crossing gates and was struck and dragged by a Union Pacific freight train in Melrose Park early Friday, authorities said.

The accident happened just before 2 a.m. at 19th Avenue and Main Street in Melrose Park. The train dragged the car about four...

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Man gets 69 years in 2016 fatal shooting near University of Illinois

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 69 years in a 2016 fatal shooting during a party near the University of Illinois. Judge Roger Webber sentenced Robbie Patton Thursday. Patton was convicted in September of first-degree murder for killing 22-year-old George Korchev of Mundelein. He was also...

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash on West Side

A bicyclist was killed Thursday when a vehicle ran him over and fled the scene in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

The bicyclist, a 46-year-old man, was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

About 5:30 p.m., the driver of a 2009 Saturn Outlook...