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1 killed in NW Indiana crash

By Mitchell Armentrout A person died Friday afternoon following a traffic crash in northwest Indiana. The male was pronounced dead at 5:23 p.m. at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, according to a statement from the Lake County coroner’s office. He died of blunt force trauma in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of…

Police seeking tips on fatal Gage Park hit-and-run

By Mitchell Armentrout Chicago Police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the driver who struck a 28-year-old man and left him to die two months ago on a Gage Park street. About 3 a.m. on May 30, Lee Kline was crossing Garfield Boulevard in a crosswalk near Oakley Avenue when a [READ…

1 found dead in St. Charles garage fire

By Mitchell Armentrout A person was found dead as firefighters extinguished a garage fire on Friday night in west suburban St. Charles. Crews responded about 7:15 p.m. to the blaze in the 400 block of McKinley Street, according to St. Charles Fire Dept. Chief Joe Schelstreet. The garage was engulfed in flames, but firefighters were…

16-year-old boy shot in legs on Near West Side

By Mitchell Armentrout A 16-year-old boy was shot in the legs late Friday on the Near West Side. Two gunmen opened fire on the teen a few minutes before midnight in the 2400 block of West Jackson, according to Chicago Police. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. No one…

Police: 3 shot, 1 fatally, on Southwest Side

By Mitchell Armentrout A person was killed and two were wounded in a Marquette Park neighborhood shooting late Friday on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago Police. At 10:50 p.m., the trio were standing in the 2500 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court when shots rang out, police said. An 18-year-old man shot in the…

Man, 43, shot to death in Gary

By Matthew Hendrickson A 43-year-old man died Friday after being shot in Gary, Indiana. A death investigation team was called about 6:05 p.m. to 15th Avenue and Massachusettes Street in Gary, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. Kevin Hood, of Gary, was found with at least one gunshot wound, the coroner’s office said. He…

2 men wounded in Roseland shooting

By Jacob Wittich Two men were wounded in a shooting Friday night in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. Just before 9 p.m., a dark-colored sedan pulled up to the two men, ages 18 and 20, in the 10800 block of South Normal, and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The…