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Ma Operio, 61, was found unresponsive with a zip tie around her neck Wednesday in the 4400 block of Natchez Avenue. She died Sunday evening. A suspect is in custody.
About 7:05 p.m. Sunday, the boy was near the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Elisabeth Street when he was shot in the head, police said. He’s in critical condition.
About 5:25 p.m. Sunday, the boy was in a home in the 9100 block of South Racine Avenue when he was struck in the thigh by gunfire, Chicago police said.
Nearly 80,000 people gathered in the Nevada desert for the annual arts and wilderness celebration were stuck in mud without working toilets and vehicle traffic shut down.
Ald. Bill Conway (34th) expressed concern about the lack of advance notice that migrants will again be housed at the Parthenon Guest House, 310 S. Halsted St., starting Friday.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the others was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name and age weren’t immediately available.
Around 15,000 cyclists registered for the annual Bike the Drive, where Lake Shore’s ramps are closed to allow cyclists to enjoy the road without the roar and danger of drivers.
Officers responded to a shooting and discovered the men in the 5100 block of West Madison Street, police said.
A 26-year-old female driver, heading northbound in the 6900 block of South South Chicago Avenue, collided with the motorcyclist traveling in the same direction, police said.
The man crashed into another car in the 3800 block of West Madison Street. A man inside the other car then shot him multiple times, police said.
The shooting happened in the 1100 block of West 58th Street, police said.
After several years of COVID cancellations, the annual game between historically Black colleges and universities returned to Soldier Field along with its scholarships and other programming.
A 53-year-old woman was found dead Saturday in the 4200 block of West Adams.
Witnesses said several shots were fired outside of Mount Carmel after the Caravan beat Morgan Park. One victim was left in critical condition.
Just after 2 a.m., 4th District officers responded to calls of a person with a gun in the 9900 block of South Ewing Avenue when someone started shooting at them, according to police.
Police data show murders are continuing to fall, but the numbers through August remain elevated from what was typical just a few years ago.
The shooting occurred about an hour before a game at Guaranteed Rate Field between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers, and almost exactly a week after two women were wounded by gunfire in the ballpark’s bleachers.
The man, 34, was standing in the back of a house in the 2700 block of West 38th Street when someone inside a red Jeep fired shots around 5:30 p.m.
In many cases, the circumstances surrounding the earlier shootings are strikingly similar to those reported in the Aug. 25 shooting at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Shaquille Bryant, 31, was standing outside on the sidewalk when two males exited a black SUV and began firing shots
“This league has the potential to really break through in terms of being a really successful business,” Ricketts said. “I’ve invested in a lot of things that uplift women and focus on equity. For me, personally, this is in that sweet spot.”
A new report shows there has been a surge in efforts to organize labor unions in the state while overall public approval of labor unions nationally is the highest in nearly six decades.
Her departure after less than three years comes after a tumultuous time that included COVID-19 disruptions and corporate layoffs.
A defense attorney for Melvin Jordan, 47, of the 7700 block of South Marshfield Avenue, requested a mental health evaluation of his client Friday. Jordan is also accused of pulling a knife on the firefighters Tuesday.
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