Sunday, August 20, 2017

Troopers investigate report of shots fired on Eisenhower Expressway

Troopers spent Sunday morning canvassing the inbound lanes of Interstate 290 after receiving a report that someone shot at a car, Illinois State Police said. 

About 3:10 a.m. Sunday, state police received a report that a group of people in a car on the inbound lanes near Halsted Street were shot...

No Powerball jackpot winners; prize jumps to $650 million for Wednesday drawing

No luck of the draw this weekend.

There was no Powerball jackpot winner for the drawing estimated at $535 million on Saturday, with winning numbers of 17-19-39-43-68, a Powerball of 13 and Power Play of 4.

The jackpot has now rolled over to $650 million for Wednesday's drawing.

The prize has grown...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday....

Gage Park police involved shooting sends 1 to hospital

Police shot and wounded a suspect on the Southwest Side Saturday night.

The shooting happened about 8:50 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Artesian Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, according to police.

"Offender struck and transported to area hospital in unknown condition,'' tweeted Chicago...

Uber driver accused of locking female rider inside car, demanding sex

A West Rogers Park Uber driver was ordered held on $100,000 bail Saturday for allegedly locking a rideshare customer inside his vehicle and demanding sex from her, authorities said.

Muhammad Fahim, 44, of the 6100 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, faces three counts of unlawful restraint for the...

Man charged in year-old homicide outside Englewood store

A Near West Side man was ordered held on $1 million bail Saturday for a year-old slaying outside an Englewood neighborhood convenience store.

Lamarr Isaac, 34, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the early morning June 2016 shooting in the in the 1500 block of West 69th Street.

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Prosecutors: Hoffman Estate woman accused of plotting to kill ex-husband

Cook County prosecutors on Saturday accused a Hoffman Estates woman of trying to convince her boyfriend and a friend of his to kill her ex-husband.

Krystyna Bury didn't appear to react when Judge Laura M. Sullivan ordered her held on home electronic monitoring if she was unable to come up with...