Chicago crime news: Man stabbed, killed during South Shore altercation in 2100 block of East 69th Street, police department says

Chicago crime news: Man stabbed, killed during South Shore altercation in 2100 block of East 69th Street, police department says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was fatally stabbed during a domestic incident on the city’s South Side Saturday morning, authorities said. The stabbing happened at about 7:20 a.m. in the South Shore neighborhood’s 2100 block of East 69th Street, Chicago police said. A female offender stabbed a 38-year-old man multiple … Read More

3 hurt in State Street rollover car crash near West Monroe in the Loop; tow truck driver in custody: Chicago Police Department

3 hurt in State Street rollover car crash near West Monroe in the Loop; tow truck driver in custody: Chicago Police Department

17-year-old girl among those hurt, police say. ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via CHICAGO (WLS) — A teenage girl was among three people injured in a rollover crash involving a tow truck downtown early Saturday morning, Chicago police said. The crash happened at about 1:39 a.m. near North State and West Monroe streets in the Loop, … Read More

Green Line stabbing: 1 stabbed at CTA train station in 100 block of N. Ashland Ave. in West Town, Chicago Police Department says

Green Line stabbing: 1 stabbed at CTA train station in 100 block of N. Ashland Ave. in West Town, Chicago Police Department says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via CHICAGO (WLS) — A person was stabbed during an argument at a CTA Green Line station on the city’s Northwest Side Friday night, Chicago police said. The stabbing happened in the station’s platform and stair area at about 9:57 p.m. in the West Town neighborhood’s 100 block of North Ashland … Read More

Old Town shooting: Man shot and killed after shots fired in 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, Chicago Police Department says

Old Town shooting: Man shot and killed after shots fired in 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, Chicago Police Department says

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was shot and killed on the city’s North Side overnight Saturday, Chicago police said. The shooting happened at about 12:04 a.m. in the Old Town neighborhood’s 1300 block of North Hudson Avenue, police said. SEE ALSO | Man killed after ambushed, shot multiple times in … Read More

Chicago shooting today: Man shot multiple times, killed after ambushed on West Jackson Boulevard in West Garfield Park, police say

Chicago shooting today: Man shot multiple times, killed after ambushed on West Jackson Boulevard in West Garfield Park, police say

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via CHICAGO (WLS) — A 24-year-old man is dead after he was shot multiple times in the back in West Garfield Park Friday, according to Chicago police. The man was standing on the sidewalk around 6:30 p.m. in the 4400-block of West Jackson Boulevard when two vehicles approached, and multiple offenders … Read More

Chicago street racing: New bill aimed at cracking down on drifting, drag racing targets spectators as well as drivers

Chicago street racing: New bill aimed at cracking down on drifting, drag racing targets spectators as well as drivers

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are gearing up for the potential that this holiday weekend could prompt another round of dangerous driving and street shutdowns. Chicago police have put people on notice that if they engage in the dangerous activity of drifting, officers will be coming after their cars. But a new proposed law would … Read More

Chicago crime statistics show shootings, murders down across city in August despite officer vacancies, CPD says

Chicago crime statistics show shootings, murders down across city in August despite officer vacancies, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Newly released Chicago police statistics show shootings and murders are dropping across the city. Chicago Police Department says homicides have decreased for the 6th straight month and are fewer than there were by this time last year. Shooting incidents are also down 19%from a year ago. However, those numbers come as The … Read More

Chicago shooting: Man shot, seriously hurt on Kennedy Expressway near North Sacramento Avenue in Avondale, fire department says

Chicago shooting: Man shot, seriously hurt on Kennedy Expressway near North Sacramento Avenue in Avondale, fire department says

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was shot and seriously injured on the Kennedy Expressway Thursday night, the Illinois State Police said. The shooting happened at about 8 p.m. on the inbound Interstate 90 near North Sacramento Avenue on the city’s Northwest Side, ISP said. SEE ALSO | Chicago shooting: Woman killed, man critically hurt in … Read More

Chicago violence: 2 critically hurt in drive-by shooting in 1600 block of West 79th Street on South Side, police department says

Chicago violence: 2 critically hurt in drive-by shooting in 1600 block of West 79th Street on South Side, police department says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Two people were critically hurt in a drive-by shooting on the city’s South Side Thursday afternoon, Chicago police said. The shooting happened in the Gresham neighborhood’s 1600 block of West 79th Street at about 4:26 p.m., police said. SEE ALSO | Retired Chicago cop shot while trying to stop attempted robbery at … Read More

Chicago, Elmhurst police search focused around Columbus Park in Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side

Chicago, Elmhurst police search focused around Columbus Park in Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side

CHICAGO (WLS) — Investigators with the Elmhurst Police Department and Chicago Police Department were seen combing the area around a park on the city’s West Side Thursday afternoon. Video from Chopper7 shows police searching along Interstate 290 and several investigators fanned out across Columbus Park, which includes a golf course. Police were also seen searching … Read More

Chicago shooting: Man, 83, shot while driving in Austin, police say

Chicago shooting: Man, 83, shot while driving in Austin, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — An 83-year-old man was shot while driving through the Austin neighborhood Wednesday night, Chicago police said. The victim was driving in the 200-block of South Laramie Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. when police said a male suspect opened fire in a nearby alley, police said. The man drove to the 15th District … Read More

R Kelly news: Defense team’s motion for acquittal denied in Chicago child pornography trial

R Kelly news: Defense team's motion for acquittal denied in Chicago child pornography trial

CHICAGO (WLS) — R. Kelly’s defense team’s request for an acquittal in the former singer’s federal child porn trial was denied Thursday morning. The judge began to consider the motion at the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday. Attorneys for Kelly and his co-defendants argued federal prosecutors have not made their case on several issues. That motion … Read More

Chicago violence: CPD working to fill 975 patrol officer vacancies, 105 detective openings, top aide to Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

Chicago violence: CPD working to fill 975 patrol officer vacancies, 105 detective openings, top aide to Mayor Lori Lightfoot says

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has 975 vacancies for patrol officers and 105 empty detective positions, a top mayoral aide disclosed Wednesday, assuring City Council members that CPD is revving up the police academy to keep pace with retirements. Earlier this month, the Office of Budget and Management reported 1,408 sworn vacancies after a … Read More