Club owner says before Wicker Park shooting left 4 hurt, 1 dead, he called Chicago police twice

CHICAGO — The bar staff had a bad feeling. Milwaukee Avenue, always a busy strip, was clogged with cars and people and was getting noisier and more crowded by the hour. Finally, just before 3 a.m. Oct. 10, the staff at The Point called police and asked for squad cars to clear the block in …

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Surveillance video captures moments after shooting, crash on Chicago’s West Side, injuring 2

CHICAGO (WLS) — Surveillance video shows the moments after a shooting and crash on Chicago’s West Side. In the video, you can see the victims carrying a child to safety inside a fast-food restaurant. The crash was fast and intense. It all started just before 1 p.m. Sunday in the 100-block of N. Kedzie Avenue, …

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Chicago police bodycam video released in deadly Englewood shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released video and other materials from an incident in which officers fired shots killing Turell Brown last month in Englewood. The COPA video made public late Tuesday afternoon is graphic and violent. It was a domestic disturbance call; police say, and the video shows a …

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FBG Duck death: 5 charged in Gold Coast shooting of Chicago rapper

CHICAGO (WLS) — Federal law enforcement officials say they are charging five Chicago street gang operatives with racketeering in the 2020 Oak Street hit on Carlton Weekly, a popular rapper known as FBG Duck, who was said to have been shopping for a birthday present for his son when he was cut down in a …

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‘It is a nightmare’: Teen shot 7 times while sitting in car outside SW Side home, family says

CHICAGO (WLS) — Melissa de la Garza was just 18 years old when she was gunned down while sitting inside her car Saturday night. She had just arrived at her Southwest Side home after a day spent with her mother. “They went to buy Halloween costumes. They had a great day. She was just coming …

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Gold Coast shooting: Man accidentally shot himself while sitting on Lakefront Trail, CPD says

CHICAGO — Investigators have determined that a man wounded by gunfire Monday night on the Lakefront Trail near Gold Coast had accidentally shot himself, police said. Police initially said the man, 28, was sitting on the bike path around 7:15 p.m. near the 800-block of North Lake Shore Drive when he heard gunfire and realized …

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Chicago police charge teen with murder for deadly Hegewisch shooting of beloved grandmother

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police announced charges against a juvenile for the fatal Chicago shooting of Yvonne Ruzich, 70, who was killed in Hegewisch last week while waiting to go into work. Police said that a 17-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder. He will be tried as an adult, CPD said. Police believe …

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Person wanted in California for murder shot, killed inside Chicago’s Union station, officials said.

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man wanted for murder in California was shot and killed inside Chicago’s Union Station Tuesday afternoon, Amtrak and officials said. Amtrak officials said California law enforcement alerted them that a person with multiple warrants, including a warrant for murder, was arriving on a train into Union Station Tuesday evening. The train …

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Thousands say goodbye to fallen CPD Officer Ella French at funeral

CHICAGO (WLS) — Thousands gathered Thursday to mourn fallen Chicago Police Officer Ella French Thursday morning for her funeral Mass. Just three years into her police career, French was killed and her partner was critically injured during a traffic stop earlier this month. Her casket made its way to the Wrightwood neighborhood Wednesday and Thursday, …

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‘She was like everybody’s mom’: Evergreen Park special ed teacher killed in Dan Ryan shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — A beloved mother, grandmother and teacher was apparently caught in deadly crossfire during a shootout on the Dan Ryan Tuesday night. Denise M. Huguelet, a 67-year-old woman from Orland Park, was fatally shot. A source on the scene said two cars were shooting at each other in the southbound lanes just after …

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