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

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 Police Department memo cancels all officers’ days off over Memorial Day Weekend

CHICAGO (WLS) — Even though Memorial Day is three weeks away, Chicago police officials are ramping up staffing to head off possible holiday weekend violence later this month. An internal CPD memo obtained by the ABC7 I-Team Monday night, and now being read at police district roll calls, orders that all days off be canceled … Read more

Chicago shootings: 24 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 24 people have been shot, six fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A man was shot to death Sunday night while standing in the kitchen of a West Town home. The man, 20, was standing in the kitchen in the 2100-block of West Maypole Avenue about 9:35 p.m. … Read more

Chicago shootings: 23 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least 23 people have been shot, five fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. A man was killed in a West Englewood shooting on Sunday night, police said. The 20-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of West 72nd Place at about 7:44 p.m. when an occupant … Read more

Chicago shootings: 8 shot, 2 fatally, in weekend violence, CPD says

CHICAGO (WLS) — At least eight people have been shot, two fatally, in weekend violence across Chicago, police said. One man was killed and two others were wounded, one critically, in a shooting on Chicago’s Far South Side Saturday, police said. Two men were near the street in the West Pullman neighborhood’s 11600 block of … Read more

2 teens charged in attack, robbery of TV host on CTA Red Line train in Lakeview

CHICAGO (WLS) — Three teenagers have been charged in a string of recent robberies on Chicago public transit. Two of them – a 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy – are accused of stealing a local actor’s phone on a CTA Red Line train and striking him unconscious, police said. TV host Will Clinger has had … Read more

Violence Interrupters patrol CTA Red Line trains for 2nd time, plan to meet with city leaders

CHICAGO (WLS) — Violence Interrupters patrolled Chicago trains for a second time in an effort to keep passengers safe. Now, their efforts come with plans to meet with city, police, and CTA leaders in hopes to expand this initiative. As the early evening commute winded down, a group of Violence Interrupters set out Friday night … Read more

Chicago mom who lost daughter in food store shooting buys up Chatham property for foundation

CHICAGO (WLS) — It is still painful for Nyisha Beemon as she walks through the Chatham neighborhood, where her daughter was killed two years ago. But she is trying to overcome the pain through the foundation she started in Jaya Beemon’s honor. That foundation is now obtaining properties, like this vacant lot, that are more … Read more

Godfrey Hotel guest exchanges gunfire with would-be robber in River North, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A hotel guest traded gunfire with a would-be robber in River North Sunday night, Chicago police said. Police said a man was staying at the Godfrey in the 100-block of West Huron Street when just after 11:30 p.m. an unknown person knocked on his door. The 53-year-old victim opened the door and … Read more