Chicago

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Man Guilty of Killing Chicago Boy Lured Into Alley

He bragged about killing 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee

(Newser) - A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 9-year-old Chicago boy who was lured into an alley with the promise of a juice box. Prosecutors contended that Dwright Boone-Doty and fellow gang member Corey Morgan planned the November 2015 slaying of Tyshawn Lee... More »

A Major Library System Makes a Big Move

Chicago Public Library is ditching late fees

(Newser) - The Chicago Public Library system no longer issues late fees, making it the largest public library system in the country to toss overdue fines. In a move aiming to make access to libraries more equitable, the city is also dumping any currently outstanding late penalties. "Like too many Chicagoans,... More »

Pigeon Poops on Politician Griping About Pigeon Poop

CBS Chicago reports on the city's 'Pigeon Poop Station'

(Newser) - It's known as "Pigeon Poop Station," so perhaps it should come as no surprise that as a lawmaker gave an interview there griping about the pigeon poop problem ... he got pooped on by a pigeon. State Rep. Jaime Andrade was talking to CBS Chicago at the city'... More »

Smollett to Cops: Not My Fault You Spent So Much

Lawyers attempt to toss lawsuit from city of Chicago

(Newser) - Jussie Smollett's legal team says "it's ridiculous and a stretch" to make him pay Chicago $130,000 to cover the cost of the police investigation into his alleged attack in January, reports the Chicago Sun-Times . "The filing of a police report, in and of itself, does... More »

Teen's Suicide Over Sex Video Leads to $250K Payment

Corey Walgren was 16 when he jumped off a parking garage roof

(Newser) - The case of a suburban Chicago teenager who killed himself after being confronted at his high school about whether he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate raised uncomfortable questions about how aggressively school officials should question kids suspected of wrongdoing and whether they should wait until... More »

Homeowner Shoots Teen, but Murder Charges Go Elsewhere

5 teens charged because police say they were committing a burglary at time of shooting

(Newser) - Five Illinois teens are charged as adults with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old—despite not touching the trigger. The deceased was fatally shot in the head by a homeowner in Old Mill Creek who described an attempt to steal a 2011 Audi from his driveway around... More »

Overwhelmed Chicago Hospital Has to Turn Away Gun Victims

Mount Sinai had so many trauma patients it was forced to temporarily turn away new ones

(Newser) - In a weekend marred by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio , Chicago registered its own weekend of gun-violence chaos, with more than four dozen people gunned down, at least seven fatally, in various shootings around the city, WLS reports. The carnage was so bad in the Windy City, in fact,... More »

He Woke Up Early at a Sleepover. Then He Smelled Smoke

Quick-thinking Jayden Espinosa, 5, saves 13 people from apartment fire

(Newser) - A 5-year-old at a Chicago sleepover is now being hailed as a hero for saving 12 people and himself from an early-morning fire. WPVI reports Jayden Espinosa was sleeping over at his aunt's apartment last weekend, and he woke up Saturday morning while everyone else was still snoozing. Jayden... More »

Chicago Moms Who Fought Gun Violence Are Killed

Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were murdered Friday night

(Newser) - By the Chicago Sun-Times' tally, 48 people were shot over the weekend in Chicago. Eight of them didn't survive. Chantel Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were among them. The young mothers were advocates against gun violence and belonged to Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings (MASK). The Sun-Times reports MASK volunteers often... More »

The Video of Her Beating Has Been Seen 6M Times. Now, Arrests

Activist says teen was 'maliciously beaten' by people she considered 'friends'

(Newser) - A disturbing video went viral this week—and led to a criminal investigation and, so far, three arrests in Chicago. The video, which has been viewed more than 6 million times since it was first shared on Twitter Tuesday, shows a young girl being beaten up by at least five... More »

It Was a Slow Death for Woman Killed for Her Unborn

2 suspects now charged with first-degree murder of infant

(Newser) - Clarisa Figueroa faces a slew of charges in the death of a pregnant woman allegedly killed for her unborn baby. Now, a new one. Both Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, 24, appeared at court in Chicago on Thursday to face first-degree murder charges in the death of that infant, who... More »

'Final Punishment' Comes in Laquan McDonald Case

4 Chicago cops are fired for allegedly trying to justify Jason Van Dyke's actions

(Newser) - It's been nearly five years since 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was fatally shot by a Chicago cop, and four cops are just now learning the consequences of their actions in the aftermath of his death. The Chicago Tribune reports three on-the-scene officers have just now been fired for allegedly falsifying... More »

'Chance the Snapper' Finally Nabbed in Chicago

American alligator was likely an illegal pet

(Newser) - It took a week, but "Chance the Snapper" is finally out of Chicago's Humboldt Park Lagoon. Chicago police confirm to CNN that the 4- to 5-foot-long American alligator was caught sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning by Florida alligator expert Frank Robb. Surprisingly, Robb used a fishing... More »

Gator Turns Up in Most Unlikely of Places

Officials attempting to trap reptile in popular Chicago park

(Newser) - An alligator has made a home in one of Chicago's most popular parks. A crowd gathered around Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city's West Side Tuesday as officials responded to a 911 call about a Facebook post showing an alligator in the area, reports the Chicago Tribune . A... More »

They Thought He Was Dead. Then He Showed Up at a Party

2 families suing Chicago PD, hospital after one family took wrong man off life support

(Newser) - The grief-stricken family of Alfonso Bennett was planning his funeral after taking him off life support—until he showed up at a party. ABC News reports on the story out of Chicago that now has two families suing the city's police department and Mercy Hospital for a tragic case... More »

Stabbing Causes Stampede at Chicago Fireworks

Police say 16 people were injured

(Newser) - Chicago police say a fight at the annual fireworks show at Navy Pier caused panic that injured more than a dozen people. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says three people were stabbed during a fight that followed the Fourth of July display, which draws thousands of people to the Lake... More »

10 Best, Worst Cities to Celebrate July 4

The Big Apple promises the best time, while San Bernardino falls last

(Newser) - Tomorrow is Independence Day, meaning you still have time to get to where the best celebrations are going to be. WalletHub tries to suss those out for you, looking at the 100 most populous cities in the nation across five major categories: affordability, attractions and activities, safety and accessibility, the... More »

Job Seeker Gets Recruiter Email With Offensive Movie Line

Connie Cheung was 'shocked' agency worker sent her racist line from 'Full Metal Jacket'

(Newser) - When Connie Cheung received an email from a recruiting agency about an office manager assistant position she'd applied for, what should've been info on the next steps for the job was something entirely different. "Me love you long time," was the only message in the email... More »

Parades in NYC, Other Big Cities All Commemorate This 1969 Event

It's the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which sparked modern gay-rights movement

(Newser) - As Pride Month comes to a close, New York threw a massive LGBTQ Pride March, as other cities, including San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, also hosted parades commemorating the 50th anniversary of the clash between police and gay bar patrons that sparked the modern gay-rights movement. New York's Pride... More »

Eric Trump: Bar Worker Committed 'Disgusting Act' Against Me

Employee at Chicago cocktail lounge allegedly spit on president's son Tuesday night

(Newser) - Eric Trump was visiting the Windy City Tuesday night, but a stop at a local hot spot apparently proved less than pleasant for him. NBC reporter Mary Ann Ahern was the first to report on the alleged incident at the Aviary cocktail bar, where word that Trump had been spit... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

AROUND THE WEB