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February 3, 2023, 1:53 AM

Daughter charged after mom's body found in Chicago freezer

A Chicago woman is accused of keeping her mother’s dead body in a freezer for nearly two years while living in a nearby apartment
February 3, 2023, 1:53 AM
Daughter charged after mom's body found in Chicago freezer
February 1, 2023, 12:23 AM

Body of 96-year-old woman found in Chicago garage freezer

The body of a 96-year-old woman has been found inside a freezer in a garage behind a northwest Chicago apartment building
February 1, 2023, 12:23 AM
Body of 96-year-old woman found in Chicago garage freezer
January 26, 2023, 1:27 AM

At least 1 dead in Chicago high-rise fire

Flames poured from the windows of the 15th floor, where the fire began, before wind spread the blaze to the 24th floor.
January 26, 2023, 1:27 AM
At least 1 dead in Chicago high-rise fire
January 16, 2023, 3:43 PM

Chicago asks residents to name six snow plows, with finalists including 'Sleet Home Chicago'

Chicago leaning into Boaty McBoatface controversy, allowing residents to vote to name six of Chicago’s snow plows.
January 16, 2023, 3:43 PM
'Austin Plowers,' 'O-Plow Winfrey' among potential names for Chicago snow plows
January 13, 2023, 12:35 AM

Construction worker killed in Chicago building collapse

The worker died at the hospital after he was trapped under several feet of debris for 45 minutes, authorities said.
January 13, 2023, 12:35 AM
Construction worker killed in Chicago building collapse
January 12, 2023, 11:23 PM

Worker dies after partial collapse of Chicago building

Fire officials say a worker has died after a Chicago building partially collapsed, trapping him beneath debris
January 12, 2023, 11:23 PM
2 months ago

Body of missing Northwestern PhD student recovered in Chicago harbor

Peter Salvino, a Ph.D. candidate in Northwestern's interdepartmental neuroscience program, was reported missing on Sunday by his family.
2 months ago
Body of missing Northwestern PhD student recovered in Chicago harbor
2 months ago

Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence

Students at a Chicago high school are planning a classroom walkout Monday afternoon to protest gun violence just days after a shooting near their campus.
2 months ago
Chicago high school students walk out of class over gun violence
2 months ago

Chicago artist spreads uplifting messages on sidewalks

Chicago street artist, founder of "Poetry by Boots" Kimberly "Boots" Brown, advocates to spread uplifting messages on all 50 state sidewalks to help others suffering from heartache and mental health.
2 months ago
Chicago artist spreads uplifting messages on sidewalks
3 months ago

Michigan family sues Navy Pier in Chicago over son's fall

The family is alleging workers failed to properly secure their child to the wall with a harness and rope.
3 months ago
Michigan family sues Navy Pier in Chicago over son's fall
3 months ago

14 people shot in drive-by shooting in Chicago, police say

A 3-year-old was among the injured.
3 months ago
14 people shot in drive-by shooting in Chicago, police say
3 months ago

5 injured, 3 fatalities, in Chicago drag race caravan shooting

Five men were shot, three fatally, early Sunday when gunfire erupted at a Chicago intersection taken over by a drag-racing caravan of more than 100 cars, police said.
3 months ago
5 injured, 3 fatalities, in Chicago drag race caravan shooting
3 months ago

Gunfire during illegal racing on Chicago street kills 3

About 100 street racers took over an intersection in a caravan of vehicles.
3 months ago
4 months ago

13-year-old among 8 fatally shot in Chicago weekend violence

A 13-year-old boy was among six people killed in unrelated shootings across Chicago over weekend that also left 23 people with bullet wounds, according to police.
4 months ago
13-year-old among 8 fatally shot in Chicago weekend violence
4 months ago

Woman fights off would-be kidnapper in Chicago

The attempted kidnapping caught on camera in Chicago’s West Loop showed a woman nearly abducted in broad daylight.
4 months ago
Woman fights off would-be kidnapper in Chicago
5 months ago

8 injured in Chicago explosion

At least eight people were injured in an explosion at a residential building in Chicago and the cause is still under investigation.
5 months ago
8 injured in Chicago explosion
5 months ago

At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building

Fire crews responded to an explosion at a residential building in Chicago Tuesday morning.
5 months ago
'Mass casualty' incident after explosion at apartment building
5 months ago

At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building

The "mass casualty" incident occurred at Central and West End avenues in the city's South Austin neighborhood.
5 months ago
At least 8 people injured in explosion at Chicago apartment building
6 months ago

The Bud Billiken Parade through the years

Here is a look back at the history of this beloved annual event in Chicago.
6 months ago
The Bud Billiken Parade through the years
6 months ago

7 dead, including 5 kids, in head-on crash near Chicago: Police

Seven people, including five kids, were killed in a head-on crash in Illinois on Sunday, state police said.
6 months ago
7 dead, including 5 kids, in head-on crash
7 months ago

Chicago fifth grader earns poetry award

American Heritage Award Creative Writing Contest winner, Elin Seiler, 10, discusses her poem about hope in America.
7 months ago
Chicago fifth grader earns poetry award
9 months ago

Suspect arrested after deadly shooting on Near North Side, Chicago

Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire into a crowd hitting several people.
9 months ago
Suspect arrested after deadly shooting on Near North Side, Chicago
9 months ago

Life expectancy dropped in Chicago during pandemic, especially for people of color

Life expectancy in the Windy City dropped by nearly two years from 2019 to 2020.
9 months ago
Life expectancy dropped in Chicago during pandemic, especially for people of color
9 months ago

Life expectancy in Chicago declined during 1st year of COVID pandemic, especially for people of color

Life expectancy in Chicago fell by nearly two years during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic -- in line with national trends, a new report finds.
9 months ago
Life expectancy in Chicago declined during 1st year of COVID pandemic
1 year ago

Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Chicago police custody

The family of Irene Chavez, who died by suicide in Chicago police custody, has alleged officers neglected Chavez's "mental health needs."
1 year ago
Family files lawsuit after woman dies in Chicago police custody
1 year ago

Investigators release videos of woman's final moments before dying in police custody

Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accountability released videos and documents related to the death of Irene Chavez, a woman who died while in police custody.
1 year ago
Videos show woman's final moments before death in police custody
1 year ago

How one group is creating opportunities for Chicago youth through flowers

Quilen Blackwell, founder, and president of Southside Blooms, says behind all the flowers, the group is all about preserving human life.
1 year ago
How one group is creating opportunities for Chicago youth through flowers
1 year ago

Look inside violence interrupter programs in Chicago

The city has invested over $10M in violence reduction strategies.
1 year ago
Look inside violence interrupter programs in Chicago
1 year ago

Chicago officers refuse to disclose vaccine status

The city’s police union has defied Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate requiring all city workers to report their vaccination status or face disciplinary action or risk losing their jobs.
1 year ago
Chicago officers refuse to disclose vaccine status
1 year ago

Chicago police union battles vaccine mandate

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city is prepared to deal with any fallout related to the vaccination requirement.
1 year ago
Chicago police union battles vaccine mandate
1 year ago

Chicago police union takes fight against vaccine mandate to court as some hold-out cops sent home without pay

A battle pitting the mayor of Chicago and the superintendent of the police department against some officers defying a vaccine mandate heads to a courtroom on Wednesday.
1 year ago
Chicago police union takes fight against vaccine mandate to court
1 year ago

Crane collapses in Chicago

The crane collapsed at a construction site and crushed at least one car. Some commuter train services were temporarily suspended.
1 year ago
Crane collapses in Chicago
1 year ago

Bodycam video shows moments before Chicago police officer attempted to tackle Black woman

Newly released police body cam footage shows the moments before a white police officer attempted to tackle a Black woman walking her dog in a closed park in Chicago.
1 year ago
Bodycam video shows moments before Chicago cop attempted to tackle Black woman
1 year ago

Obama urges gun reform amid spike in gun violence: 'Chicago alone can't solve the gun problem'

Former President Barack Obama reflected on the gun violence that has plagued Chicago, saying reducing gun violence is a "generational project."
1 year ago
Obama urges gun reform: 'Chicago alone can't solve the gun problem'
1 year ago

On the frontlines to combat gang violence

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an anti-gang ordinance that allows the city to sue alleged gang leaders.
1 year ago
On the frontlines to combat gang violence
1 year ago

How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless

How two sisters created “loving lunches” to help Chicago's homeless population.
1 year ago
How 2 sisters are helping Chicago's homeless
1 year ago

4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago

At least eight children and teenagers were shot in Chicago over the Labor Day weekend.
1 year ago
4-year-old killed, 7 other children hurt in weekend shootings in Chicago
1 year ago

7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend

The superintendent of police addressed the issue of violence against Chicago's youth during a press conference Monday.
1 year ago
7 children shot, 1 dead in Chicago over the weekend
1 year ago

7-year-old killed in Chicago shooting

In Chicago, at least 52 people were shot between 6 p.m. on Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, nine of them fatally, according to the Chicago Police Department.
1 year ago
7-year-old killed  in Chicago shooting
2 years ago

Family sues Chicago police after officers point guns toward young daughters in alleged wrongful raid

A family in Chicago is suing the Chicago Police Deptartment after officers pointed firearms in the direction of their kids during an alleged wrongful raid.
2 years ago
Family sues police after cops point guns toward young kids in alleged wrongful raid
2 years ago

Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid

Steve Winters and Regina Evans are suing the Chicago Police Department over a 2019 mistaken raid where officers burst into their apartment, guns drawn, looking for possibly armed suspects nearby.
2 years ago
Family sues Chicago police over wrongful raid
2 years ago

Videos show wild Chicago police shooting

Police said the suspect was killed after aiming a gun at officers.
2 years ago
Videos show wild Chicago police shooting
2 years ago

Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend

Fifty-five people were shot across the city leaving seven dead.
2 years ago
Chicago experiences extremely violent weekend
2 years ago

‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner

Annette Nance-Holt discusses her historic role and how she plans to lead the department.
2 years ago
‘GMA3’ exclusive: Chicago’s 1st Black female fire commissioner
2 years ago

Chicago unveils gun violence plan after another violent weekend

Chicago's top cop unveils new gun violence fighting plan after 56 shot, 11 killed in one weekend.
2 years ago
Chicago unveils new plan to tackle gun violence
2 years ago

Chicago police unveil new gun task force

Chicago Police Department Superintendent David Brown announced that a 50-person team will work with the ATF to help rid the city of illegal guns.
2 years ago
Chicago police unveil new gun task force
2 years ago

Chicago drive-by shooting leaves 4 children, 2 adults wounded at party

4 children, 2 adults wounded in Chicago drive-by shooting at party
2 years ago
4 children wounded in drive-by shooting outside party
2 years ago

Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 law enforcement officers in Chicago

A 28-year-old man suspected of shooting three law enforcement officers in Chicago on the city's South Side has been arrested.
2 years ago
Suspect arrested in shooting of 3 law enforcement officers in Chicago
2 years ago

3 officers shot in undercover operation in Chicago

Authorities are questioning a potential suspect after a shooter opened fire on an unmarked vehicle carrying two federal agents and a Chicago cop.
2 years ago
3 officers shot in undercover operation in Chicago
2 years ago

Manhunt underway after law enforcement officers shot in undercover operation

Officials say two Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and a Chicago police officer were shot in an unmarked car on Chicago’s South Side.
2 years ago
Manhunt underway after law enforcement officers shot in undercover operation