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  • Montgomery 22 hours ago

    Man Wanted in Michigan Murder Arrested After SWAT Situation in Montgomery

    SWAT officers stormed an apartment in southwest suburban Montgomery Tuesday morning, rescuing an infant and arresting a man wanted in connection with a murder in Michigan, authorities said. Montgomery police, Kane County Sheriff’s deputies and the Kane County SWAT team were called to the scene of an incident around 5:30 a.m. in the 700 block of Oakton Drive. According to…

  • Wheaton Jan 20

    Wheaton Police Respond to Doughnut Spill in Middle of Street

    Talk about a sweet cleanup call! Wheaton police officers responded to a doughnut spill on Sunday in the Chicago suburb. Video from Chicago-area attorney Matt Topic shows officers shoveling 50 to 60 doughnuts from the middle of the road. While it’s not clear how the pastries got there, they were cleaned up in about 30 minutes.

  • Englewood Jan 18

    17-Year-Old Girl Shot and Killed in Englewood

    A 17-year-old girl was fatally shot Friday night in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, police said. At around 6:29 p.m., police were called about a girl who had been struck by gunfire while standing in a vacant lot in the 6700 block of South Parnell. A witness told police a silver-colored sedan drove up, three unknown men got…

  • McHenry Jan 17

    New Details Revealed in McHenry Starbucks Crash

    Several people were injured Thursday night when a truck slammed into a Starbucks in suburban McHenry. NBC 5’s Christian Farr explains what happened.

  • merillville Jan 14

    Suspect in Motel Murder Killed in Police Shootout

    A man is dead after wounding two police officers during a shootout in northwest Indiana. Now we’re learning that prior to the shootout, he strangled a woman to death in a motel room. NBC 5’s Chris Coffey has the details.

  • Gary Jan 14

    Gary Police Shooting Connected to Merrillville Homicide: Cops

    A shooting in which two Gary police officers were injured and a suspect was fatally shot Monday night is connected to the homicide of a woman who was found dead at a Merrillville hotel, police confirmed. NBC 5’s Regina Waldroup reports.

  • Gary Jan 15

    Gary Police Shooting Connected to Merrillville Homicide: Cops

    A shooting in which two Gary police officers were injured and a suspect was fatally shot Monday night is connected to the homicide of a woman who was found dead at a Merrillville hotel, police confirmed. On Monday afternoon, Gary police responded to a location in the 2500 block of Waverly Drive, which is at the Westbrook Apartment complex, to…

  • south shore Jan 14

    14-Year-Old Boy Shot in Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood

    A 14-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded Monday in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Authorities responded about 4:30 p.m. to the 6800 block of South Crandon Avenue for a boy with a gunshot wound, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said. He was on the sidewalk when he heard gunshots and felt pain, Chicago police said. He was struck once…

  • Milwaukee Jan 7

    Milwaukee Driver Shoots Children Who Threw Snowballs at Car

    Milwaukee police say a driver shot and wounded two children who threw snowballs at a car.

  • south shore Jan 5

    Prosecutors Reveal Horrific Details About Boys’ Murders

    Prosecutors revealed horrific details in court Saturday about a mother accused of killing her two young sons in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. NBC 5’s Chris Hush reports.

  • lawndale Jan 5

    Man Points Gun at Officers Inside Chicago Police Station: Officials

    A 27-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he pointed a BB gun at officers inside a Lawndale police station, according to police. About 8 a.m., the man walked into the Harrison District police station at 3151 W. Harrison St., and approached the front desk, Chicago police said. While “voicing his disdain for law enforcement,” the man pulled out a gun…

  • south shore Jan 5

    Robbery Suspect Fatally Shot by Police on Chicago’s Far Southeast Side

    A robbery suspect was shot and killed by Chicago police officers during a confrontation Saturday afternoon on the city’s Far Southeast Side, officials said. At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in the 2600 block of East 79th Street, and with the help of witnesses, located a potential suspect who was armed with a large knife, police said….

  • st. viator Jan 4

    Former Counselor at St. Viator High School Arrested For Sex Abuse

    A former counselor at Saint Viator High School in suburban Arlington Heights has been arrested for criminal sexual abuse, police said Friday night. Joseph Majkowski was arrested on Dec. 27 for his involvement in an alleged encounter in May. The victim came forward to police in October, officials said. Majkowski allegedly rubbed the student’s shoulders, chest, and breasts, over her…

  • Rockford Jan 4

    Suspect in Hostage Situation at Rockford Credit Union Surrenders

    An armed suspect who took a bank employee hostage at a Rockford Credit Union surrendered Friday night after a tense standoff lasting several hours, police said. At around 2:45 p.m., police were first called for the report of an armed suspect at the Heritage Credit Union, 5959 E. State St. The gunman reportedly told several people to leave the business,…

  • Rosemont Jan 4

    Rosemont Man Killed Woman He Met on Escort Website: Police

    A Rosemont man was charged with first degree murder Friday for the death of a woman who investigators said he met on an escort service website and strangled to death following an altercation. Gerard Merced Delgado Calderon, 31, was charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicide for the death of Myra Rivera, 24, of Rockford. According to…

  • Rockford Jan 4

    Several Roads Closed Due to Hostage Situation at Rockford Credit Union

    Several roads on the East side of Rockford were closed to traffic Friday evening after an armed robbery suspect barricaded himself inside with a credit union employee, police said. The incident was reported at around 2:45 p.m. at the Heritage Credit Union, which is located at 5959 E. State St. The suspect surrendered peacefully at around 9 p.m., police said….

  • Rockford Jan 4

    Hostage Situation at Rockford Credit Union Ends With Suspect in Custody

    An armed suspect who took a bank employee hostage at a Rockford credit union surrendered Friday night after a tense standoff lasting several hours, police said. The incident was reported at around 2:45 p.m. at the Heritage Credit Union, 5959 E. State St. Portions of East State Street and Mulford Road were closed to traffic while law enforcement worked on…

  • child shot Dec 31, 2019

    6-Year-Old Shot on Chicago’s Far South Side

    A 6-year-old boy was injured in a shooting Monday on Chicago’s Far South Side, police said. At approximately 5:15 p.m., the young boy and an adult male were walking in the area of 83rd Street and Exchange when they heard gunshots, and the boy felt pain. The young boy sustained a gunshot wound to the arm and was taken...

  • oak forest Dec 29, 2019

    Child Hit By Ricochet at South Suburban Oak Forest Gun Range

    A child was injured by a ricochet Saturday afternoon at a gun range in south suburban Oak Forest, police said. At approximately 4:38 p.m., police were called to Eagle Sports Range, which is located at 5900 W. 159th St., after a boy was struck in the abdomen by a ricochet. The child was with his father inside the gun range’s…

  • swatting Dec 23, 2019

    Trolls Turned 911 Into a Weapon, But Cops Are Fighting Back

    Anyone with a grudge and someone’s address can make a ‘swatting’ call, but what was once a niche prank played by gamers has become a favored means of terrorizing famous, controversial and vulnerable people, NBC News reports. It has also become more organized in recent years, with online forums and chat rooms dedicated to targeted attacks on individuals, including...

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