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Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Closes Portion of LSD

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Closes Portion of LSD

Authorities said a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of the 3900 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 2:40 a.m. when his car struck two other vehicles.

Kane Leads Blackhawks to Shutout Win Over Toronto

Kane Leads Blackhawks to Shutout Win Over Toronto

The Chicago Blackhawks were playing with heavy hearts on Sunday night, but they stayed strong and came out of the United Center with a 4-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

CPD Foundation Visits Family of Fallen Officers

CPD Foundation Visits Family of Fallen Officers

The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation traveled by motorcade on Sunday with Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves in tow to visit the homes of officers killed or seriously injured on the job.

2 Children, 2 Adults Shot Dead in Rockford Home

2 Children, 2 Adults Shot Dead in Rockford Home

Four people, including two children, were shot dead in a residence in Rockford, Ill., Saturday night after the offenders forced open the door.

No Bond for Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

No Bond for Man Charged in 20-Year-Old Murder Case

David Ramirez-Martinez was ordered held without bond after being charged with murdering a woman in Lake View more than 20 years ago.

Police Across the U.S. on Alert After NYPD Officers Killed

Police Across the U.S. on Alert After NYPD Officers Killed

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed...