Local Leads & Briefs

  • Woman Found Was Strangled, Thrown From Car -- A partially-clothed woman found late Sunday on the Southwest Side was strangled to death before she was dumped in the street, an autopsy has determined.
  • Man Shot During Home Invasion -- A man was shot by a resident of a home he was allegedly invading on the West Side late Sunday.
  • Firefighter Injured, Families Displaced After Hillside Fire -- At least three families were displaced following a Sunday morning fire in a multi-unit apartment building in west suburban Hillside that sent one firefighter to an area hospital.
  • Students Awaken to Fire at Loyola Dorm -- Three college students awoke to fire and smoke Sunday morning inside a dormitory at Loyola University’s Lake Shore campus in the Far North Side’s Rogers Park neighborhood.
  • Man Paralyzed in 2005 Shooting Dies -- Tory Jenkins, 20, of the 22600 block of Cicero Avenue in Richton Park, paralyzed after being shot through the mouth in a 2005 incident in Hazel Crest, died Friday morning after being shot in the neck.
  • Pair Suspected in Dozen Robberies Nabbed -- Two men suspected in a dozen or more robberies of "ma and pa" stores on the West and Northwest sides were caught in the act Thursday, police said.
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