1 killed in Little Village hit-and-run crash

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Little Village neighborhood, Chicago police said. Police responded to the 3200-block of South Pulaski Road at about 3:35 a.m. and found a man unresponsive in the middle of the street. He was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. … Read more

Chicago police: Boy, 10, wounded inside bedroom after shots fired outside Englewood home

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 10-year-old boy was wounded inside of his bedroom after shots fired from outside entered his Englewood home, Chicago police said. The boy was in his bedroom in the 600-block of West Englewood Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. when police said he suddenly felt pain and ran to an adult. Investigators said … Read more

Family heartbroken after Chicago high school student killed in Little Village shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — A family is searching for answers after a 17-year-old Curie High School student was shot and killed in Little Village. Now, family and friends gathered to remember the life of Tiera Franklin. Franklin just buried her mother in April and her father was killed when she was only 5 years old. Now, … Read more

Chicago shooting: Man shot after confronting person trying to break into car in Burnside, police say

CHICAGO — A man was shot after confronting a person trying to break into his car Sunday morning in Burnside on the South Side. About 5:30 a.m., the man confronted someone trying to break into his car in the 9300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he was shot multiple times in the body, Chicago … Read more

Chicago shooting: Man charged with killing high school student in Little Village, police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A man has been charged with the shooting death of a 17-year-old Curie High School student, Chicago police said. Anthony Heredia, 19, shot and killed Tierra Franklin in Little Village on Friday, police said Sunday. On Saturday, family and friends gathered to remember the life of Tierra Franklin. Franklin just buried her … Read more

Chicago police investigating vandalism after firework explosion in NW Side mailbox

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago Police are working to figure out who put lit fireworks inside a mailbox on the city’s Northwest Side. RELATED: Chicago fire officials urge safety ahead of July 4th fireworks The incident happened around 6 p.m. near North Elston Avenue and West Belle Plaine Avenue, police said. No one was hurt but … Read more

‘You got the wrong people’: Mother speaks out after 5-month-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — The mother of Cecelia Thomas, a 5-month-old girl who was killed in a drive-by shooting, spoke publicly for the first time about the incident that claimed her young daughter’s life. She was determined to speak for her child and did so outside the hospital where she said her final goodbye. “Cecilia was … Read more

90-year-old man shot in Lawndale, detectives questioning person of interest, Chicago police say

CHICAGO (WLS) — A 90-year-old man was critically hurt in a shooting on the city’s West Side Saturday morning, the Chicago Police Department said. The man was discovered in the Lawndale neighborhood’s 1500 block of South Harding Avenue at about 10:00 a.m. with one gunshot wound to his abdomen, Chicago police said. SEE ALSO | … Read more

Arab American group calling for an end of ‘Suspicious Activity Report’ practice

CHICAGO (WLS) — An Arab American group in Chicago is calling on law enforcement agencies to stop a practice that encourages people to report suspicious behavior to police. The Arab American Action Network released a new study they said shows their community is being unfairly targeted by Suspicious Activity Reports or SARs. It was created … Read more

Chicago police officer injured in Near West Side shooting

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Chicago police officer was shot Friday morning, a CPD spokesman said. A 12th District officer was shot and taken to Stroger Hospital, Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about 9 a.m. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown could be seen walking into Stroger about 9:45 a.m. The officer’s condition was not immediately … Read more