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Man Allegedly Drove Truck Into Group of 'Yuppies With Dogs'

Chicago man charged with attempted murder

(Newser) - A man announced his intent before driving his pickup truck onto a grassy median on Chicago’s North Side and striking two people in a group he labeled yuppies with dogs, Cook County prosecutors said Monday. Timothy Nielsen, 57, was charged Monday with four counts of attempted murder and ordered...

7-Year-Old Girl Shot 6 Times at Chicago McDonald’s

Chicago mayor says she's 'heartbroken' after the shooting at a drive-thru Sunday afternoon

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl was killed and her father seriously injured Sunday afternoon while they were waiting in line at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago. Jaslyn Adams, a first-grader, was shot six times, the Chicago Tribune reports. Her father, Jontae Adams, 28, was struck once. A police officer responding...

Adam Toledo Shooting Puts Focus on Police Foot Chases
Adam Toledo Shooting Puts
Focus on Police Foot Chases
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Adam Toledo Shooting Puts Focus on Police Foot Chases

Chicago mayor wants a review

(Newser) - The fallout over the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago continues after the release of police bodycam video . Officer Eric Stillman shot the teen during a late-night pursuit down an alley. Coverage:
  • Foot chases: The shooting highlights the high-risk nature of foot chases by police, reports the

Unedited Video Out in Fatal Shooting of Adam Toledo, 13

Chicago teen's raised hands appeared to be empty

(Newser) - Bodycam and surveillance videos have been released in the fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo in Chicago March 29, though it's still not clear whether the 13-year-old boy was armed when officer Eric Stillman shot him in the chest. Per the Chicago Sun-Times , when bodycam footage is slowed down,...

Chicago Cop Kills Boy, 13, in 'Armed Confrontation'

Officials, activists calling for release of bodycam video in Adam Toledo's death

(Newser) - The last time Elizabeth Toledo saw her 13-year-old son, Adam, on Sunday, they attended a memorial service for a relative who had died. That night, she says, he snuck out, something he sometimes did while she slept. She reported him missing when he didn't return—and found out this...

Chicago Pulls Vaccine From Hospital After Rogue Events

Trump Tower workers were among those given unauthorized shots

(Newser) - Two Chicago hospital executives have been reprimanded over COVID-19 vaccine events that improperly gave shots to people far from the West Side facility, including one held for workers at Trump Tower. Loretto Hospital's Board of Directors released a statement Friday saying it had "taken appropriate actions of reprimand"...

Girl, 8, Uses Mattress to Escape Apartment Fire

She and her two younger siblings survived Chicago incident

(Newser) - A fire broke out in a Chicago apartment where three young children were home alone Wednesday night, but miraculously, all three survived. A neighbor pulled a mattress out beneath the third-floor window, and an 8-year-old girl jumped out and landed on it, hurting her ankle, ABC 7 reports. Her younger...

At O'Hare Airport, Another 'Marilyn Sighting'

'Serial Stowaway' Marilyn Hartman escapes from halfway house, busted at Chicago airport

(Newser) - Just one day after CBS Chicago published an in-depth interview with "Serial Stowaway" Marilyn Hartman on how she's been able to sneak onto so many flights over the years, there was another "Marilyn sighting" this week at O'Hare International Airport. WGN reports that Hartman, 69, was...

15 Shot at Chicago Party
15 Shot at Chicago Party

15 Shot at Chicago Party

2 die, 7 are hospitalized as police look for a motive

(Newser) - Gunfire erupted at a party on Chicago's South Side early Sunday, killing two people and wounding 13 others, authorities said. Officers responded around 4:40am, police spokesman Jose Jara said in a statement. Those shot were ages 20 to 44. Seven of the wounded were taken to hospitals in...

A High-Profile Murder in 1963 Still Haunts Chicago

A rising Black politician named Ben Lewis was shot to death in his office

(Newser) - It is, declares the headline of a lengthy story at ProPublica , "the murder Chicago didn't want to solve." And as Mick Dumke writes, the killing of Black politician Ben Lewis in 1963 does indeed remain unsolved after nearly six decades. The slaying was national news at the...

CDC: Be Careful in Gyms
CDC: Be Careful
in Gyms

CDC: Be Careful in Gyms

Coronavirus spread fast in high-intensity classes, research finds

(Newser) - After coronavirus outbreaks at gyms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned users to be careful—while pointing out a few factors that increase the risk at fitness centers. The virus spread quickly during high-intensity workout classes at gyms in Chicago and Honolulu, the New York Times reports....

City's Carjacking Crackdown Nets 210 Arrests

Chicago wrestles with possible solutions and the youth of most offenders

(Newser) - Chicago's crackdown on carjacking and other vehicle crimes has resulted in 210 arrests so far this year, Police Superintendent David Brown announced. The number of carjackings reported in the first half of this month fell 35% from the number in the second half of January, Brown said—though he...

Story of $22K Missing Flute Has (Mostly) Happy Ending

Boston musician Donald Rabin lost it in on Chicago train, but a homeless man found it

(Newser) - As lost-and-found stories go, this one has more drama than usual. Last Friday, flutist Donald Rabin got off a train in Chicago and realized he had left behind his $22,000 gold and silver flute, reports the Chicago Tribune . The instrument had sentimental as well as practical value, as his...

Home Emmett Till Never Returned to Is Now Protected

Chicago grants Emmett Till's South Side home landmark status

(Newser) - The Chicago home of Emmett Till, the Black teenager whose 1955 lynching galvanized the civil rights movement when his mother insisted his mutilated body be displayed in an open casket, has been granted landmark status. The City Council on Wednesday issued an ordinance that protects the South Side home from...

Series of Shootings Leaves 3 Dead
Series of Shootings
Leaves 3 Dead

Series of Shootings Leaves 3 Dead

Four people were wounded in the Illinois attacks

(Newser) - A man killed three people and wounded four others in a series of shootings over roughly four hours that started on Chicago's South Side and ended with his death in a shootout with police in a parking lot just north of the city. Investigators are trying to determine a...

Want an Active Lifestyle? Check Out These Cities
Want an Active
Lifestyle? Live Here

Want an Active Lifestyle? Live Here

These are the US cities where you can be the fittest version of you

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that's one of your goals for 2021, and fitness is integral to that goal, there are parts of the US that may suit you best. In its quest to track down where the promise of an active lifestyle beckons, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest...

Trip by Teachers' Rep Doesn't Go Over Well

Chicago union VP Sarah Chambers is under fire for Puerto Rico photo on Instagram

(Newser) - A Chicago Teachers Union leader is in hot water after a photo emerged of her apparently sitting poolside in the Caribbean while she personally urged other city educators not to return to the classroom due to unsafe COVID-related conditions. Per WGN9 , CTU executive board member and area vice president Sarah...

Chicago's Top Attorney Is Out After Botched Police Raid

Cops burst into Anjanette Young's house as she undressed. It was the wrong house

(Newser) - The Chicago Tribune calls it the "first major ouster" in the scandal over a botched 2019 police raid: The Windy City's top lawyer is out. Mark Flessner resigned Sunday over the Anjanette Young incident; the social worker's home was mistakenly raided—resulting in the woman, who was...

Airline Mechanic Crushed to Death in Chicago

Jijo George leaves behind a toddler and expectant wife

(Newser) - An airline mechanic died Sunday after he was crushed by machinery at Chicago's O'Hare airport. The 35-year-old—identified on a GoFundMe page as Jijo George—provided ground support for Envoy Air, an American Airlines subsidiary that flies under the name American Eagle, reports USA Today . He suffered multiple...

It's the Police Raid Chicago Didn't Want You to See

Anjanette Young says there's been no accountability since 2019 raid on wrong home

(Newser) - Anjanette Young was undressing for bed when almost a dozen armed officers broke down the door of her Chicago townhouse, announcing a search warrant, on Feb. 21, 2019. "Oh, my God. This cannot be right," she told the officers, per the Washington Post . "You got the wrong...

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