Chicago police investigating potential abduction after neighbor heard woman calling out for help

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are investigating a potential abduction in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police said they were called to this abandoned home in the 11900-block of South Eggleston Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found a 36-year-old woman inside. A neighbor said he was passing … Read more

No bail for 2 charged in Chicago mass shooting outside Near North Side McDonalds

CHICAGO (WLS) — The two men who have been charged in a mass shooting on Near North Side Thursday that left nine people shot, killing two of them, are being held without bail, a judge ordered Sunday. Police announced charges Saturday against 21-year-old Jaylun Sanders and 20-year-old Kameron Abram, both from Chicago. The shooting happened … Read more

Expressway shooting on Dan Ryan leaves 1 hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, ISP says

CHICAGO (WLS) — One person is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday night. It happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes near 47th Street, according to Illinois State Police. Those lanes are closed for the investigation and traffic is being diverted at Garfield. ISP … Read more

USPS postal police say they are sidelined during time of heightened crime

CHICAGO (WLS) — The union for postal police said they were once 2,700 members strong. Now, there are about 400 officers who say they are banned from patrolling streets, and relegated to protecting only postal facilities. Chicago’s Postal Inspector in Charge said the mission of the postal police remains the same: protect employees, customers and … Read more

Off-duty sheriff’s officer working as security guard shoots man in buttocks at Millennium Park

CHICAGO (WLS) — An off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s Officer shot a man in the buttocks while working security in Millennium Park Friday night, Chicago police said. A CPD spokesman said the shooting is believed to have happened near an entrance to the park at Monroe and Columbus. It was not immediately clear why the security … Read more

Chicago City Council committee delays vote on plan for Bally’s casino in River West

CHICAGO (WLS) — A special city council committee delayed its vote on plans for Bally’s Corp. to build a casino in River West. The vote was scheduled for Friday, but Ald. Tom Tunney announced the vote would not happen that afternoon. Final approval could still be months away. SEE ALSO | Casino near Illinois-Wisconsin line … Read more

10 shot, 2 fatally, at State and Chicago on Near North Side, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Ten people were shot, two fatally, in a shooting outside a McDonald’s on the Near North Side Thursday night, Chicago police said. Police said the shooting took place at about 10:41 p.m. in the 800-block of North State Street. Authorities have not released information on the identities of the two people killed. … Read more

5 shot, 1 fatally, at State and Chicago on Near North Side, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Five people were shot, one fatally, at State and Chicago Thursday night, Chicago police said. A CPD spokesman tweeted the shooting happened in the 800 block of North State Street, near the CTA Red Line Chicago stop. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear. Police have not released details about … Read more

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

Gov. JB Pritzker to sign law making ghost guns illegal

CHICAGO (WLS) — Gov. JB Pritzker will sign a law to make ghost guns illegal Wednesday. Illinois is poised to become the first state in the Midwest to ban ghost guns, as lawmakers are under pressure to curb violent crime. Pritzker is set to sign legislation restricting the sale and possession of ghost guns later … Read more