Marine veteran Raul Basulto seriously injured in Irving Park hit-and-run

CHICAGO (WLS) — A U.S. Marine veteran was seriously injured, and may lose his leg, in a hit-and-run in Irving Park over the weekend. Francis Tayupanta said her brother-in-law Raul Basulto has come out of his second surgery without knowing if he will be able to keep his leg. “Doctors are being hopeful, that’s all … Read more

Smash-and-grab burglars target West Loop tobacco shop

CHICAGO (WLS) — A West Loop tobacco shop was targeted in a smash-and-grab burglary Wednesday morning, Chicago police said. The burglary occurred at about 4:13 a.m. in the 700-block of West Randolph Street. Two male suspects broke the window of the Morgan Smoke and Vape tobacco shop and stole money after making entry, police said. … Read more

Mother charged after Disney Magnet School student, 7, injured after gun goes off in backpack: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 7-year-old student suffered a graze wound after a gun went off at Disney Magnet School on Chicago’s North Side Tuesday morning, officials said. Chicago police say the incident happened just before 10 a.m. Their investigation revealed “the weapon accidentally discharged in the backpack while inside a classroom, with a bullet striking … Read more

16-year-old shot and killed at ‘Bean’ worried about Chicago crime, living past 21st birthday

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 17-year-old has been charged as an adult in the fatal shooting of another teen at “The Bean” in Millennium Park Saturday night. Marion Richardson appeared before a judge for bond court from a juvenile detention facility via video conference. Richardson was given a $250,000 bond for the murder of 16-year-old Seandell … Read more

Carjacking suspects arrested after CPD officer hit by vehicle following shooting, alderman says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Carjacking suspects were arrested after a Chicago police officer was hit by a vehicle following a shooting, an alderman said. The CPD officer officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition after being struck near West 57th Street and South Damen Avenue in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood, the Chicago … Read more

Mayor Lightfoot to address downtown violence, Millennium Park curfew; teen charged in shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join Chicago officials and community leaders to address violence in the city as a new curfew goes into effect at Millennium Park for unaccompanied minors. On Saturday night, a 16-year-old boy was killed near “The Bean” when large crowds of hundreds of unruly teens took over Millennium Park … Read more

Chicago shootings: 31 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 31 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. SUNDAY A 16-year-old boy was among two shot Sunday morning in Lawndale on the West Side. The boy and a 57-year-old man were standing on a sidewalk in the 700-block of South Albany Avenue about 2:30 … Read more

Millennium Park shooting victim ID’d; 17-year-old charged

CHICAGO — Chicago police have charged a 17-year-old boy in connection with the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old Saturday night in Millennium Park near The Bean. Authorities announced the juvenile faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon following the shooting death of Seandell Holliday. According to the police, … Read more

Chicago shootings: 15 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 15 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A teenage boy was shot and killed near the Bean on Saturday night, the Chicago Police Department said. The boy, 16 years old, was in the Loop’s 200 block of East Randolph Street when he was … Read more

Chicago shooting: Teen shot and killed in West Englewood, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed on the South Side Friday night, the Chicago Police Department said. The teen was walking on a sidewalk in the West Englewood neighborhood’s 6900 block of South Ada Street when the shooting happened, Chicago police said. He was struck in the chest and armpit area … Read more