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May 2, 2024 at 10:00 PM

Authorities arrest suspect in killing of Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca

The Chicago Police Department and the U.S. Marshals have taken Xavier L. Tate Jr. into custody on suspicion of murder.
May 2, 2024 at 10:00 PM
Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, 30, was fatally shot on April 21, 2024, while on his way home from work, authorities said.
May 2, 2024 at 1:06 PM

Authorities arrest suspect in killing of Chicago Police Officer Luis Huesca

Xaxier L. Tate Jr. was found Wednesday night in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights, Illinois, police said.
May 2, 2024 at 1:06 PM
Xaxier L. Tate Jr. was found Wednesday night in the Chicago suburb of Glendale Heights, Illinois, police said.
April 30, 2024 at 3:12 PM

Reward grows to $100,000 in search for suspect in slaying of Chicago police officer

The sister of Officer Luis Huesca is pleading with the public to help investigators identify and catch a suspect who allegedly gunned him down.
April 30, 2024 at 3:12 PM
Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, 30, was fatally shot on April 21, 2024, while on his way home from work, authorities said.
1 month ago

Reward now $100,000 for information in killing of Chicago Police Officer

Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 22-year-old in connection with the shooting of the 30-year-old officer and have increased the reward for information leading to the arrest of the shooter.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Reward now $100,000 for information in killing of Chicago Police Officer
1 month ago

Sister of slain Chicago police Officer Luis Huesca speaks out   

"I feel like the community needs to show up for him," the sister said.
1 month ago
"I feel like the community needs to show up for him," the sister said.
1 month ago

Chicago's famous 'rat hole' removed from neighborhood sidewalk

The famous rat-sized dent in a Chicago sidewalk, dubbed the "rat hole," was removed and preserved by city officials Wednesday.
1 month ago
The famous rat-sized dent in a Chicago sidewalk, dubbed the "rat hole," was removed and preserved by city officials Wednesday.
1 month ago

Chicago's famous 'rat hole' removed and preserved from neighborhood sidewalk

The famous rat-sized dent in a Chicago sidewalk, dubbed the "rat hole," was removed and preserved by city officials Wednesday.
1 month ago
A visitor leaves behind a coin at an impression in a sidewalk in the Roscoe Village neighborhood known as the Chicago Rat Hole on Jan. 24, 2024 in Chicago.
1 month ago

Video released of person of interest in fatal police officer shooting

Hoping for a break in the homicide investigation of Chicago police Officer Luis Huesca, investigators have released security video of a person of interest.
1 month ago
Chicago police have released videos of a person of interest in the fatal April 21, 2024, shooting of Chicago Police Officer Luis M. Huesca.
1 month ago

Officer's gun taken in fatal shooting in Chicago: Sources

A Chicago police officer, who was gunned down Sunday outside his home after returning from his shift, had his gun taken from him as well as his car in the attack.
1 month ago
Chicago police Officer Luis M. Huesca, 30, was fatally shot on April 21, 2024, while on his way home from work, authorities said.
1 month ago

Surveillance video released in connection with Chicago cop killing

Police say the video shows a person of interest in the killing of Officer Luis Huesca.
1 month ago
Police say the video shows a person of interest in the killing of Officer Luis Huesca.
1 month ago

Police in Chicago mourn loss of officer

Police are searching for a suspect and a motive in the shooting death of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Authorities say the officer was gunned down as he headed home from his shift.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Police in Chicago mourn loss of officer
1 month ago

Chicago police officer killed on way home from shift: Officials

Police said the officer was in his uniform, but with a jacket over it at the time he was shot.
1 month ago
Police said the officer was in his uniform, but with a jacket over it at the time he was shot.
1 month ago

At least 40 people shot over the weekend in Chicago

Seven people lost their lives after multiple shootings during a violent weekend in Chicago including one child killed after gunfire erupted at a family gathering.
1 month ago
VIDEO: At least 40 people shot over the weekend in Chicago
1 month ago

9-year-old killed, both parents wounded in mass shooting at family gathering

A child was killed and at least 10 other people were injured, including a 1-year-old and an 9-year-old, when gunfire broke out in Chicago, according to police.
1 month ago
Chicago Police are rushing to the scene of a mass shooting on Saturday evening in the area of West 52nd Street in Chicago, IL, April 13, 2024.
2 months ago

video released from deadly police shooting in Chicago where 96 shots were fired.

The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released bodycam footage of a police shooting that occurred last month in West Garfield Park.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Bodycam video released from deadly police shooting in Chicago where 96 shots were fired
2 months ago

Two-thirds of Chicago children exposed to lead in water

The estimate from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Stanford University School of Medicine was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Two-thirds of Chicago children exposed to lead in water
3 months ago

Chicago firefighters scramble to save people in high rise fire

At least eight people were hurt, including an infant, in the blaze, firefighters said.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Chicago firefighters scramble to save people in high rise fire
4 months ago

Chicago-based Male Mogul Initiative transforms lives

Founded by a former NFL player, the Male Mogul Initiative teaches leadership and provides a path to success for young men from under-resourced Chicago neighborhoods.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Chicago-based Male Mogul Initiative transforms lives
4 months ago

Chicago man takes leisurely stroll on Lake Michigan ice

A Chicago man — dressed in his swim trunks — braved the sub-zero wind chill to take a leisurely stroll on the pancake ice covering Lake Michigan.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Chicago man takes leisurely stroll on Lake Michigan ice
6 months ago

Several injured after Chicago train crashes

A Chicago commuter train collided with rail equipment, injuring at least 19 people, officials said.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Several injured after Chicago train crashes
8 months ago

24 injured in Chicago tent collapse

Five people were hospitalized after the tent that was set up for an event outside Chicago collapsed, investigators said.
8 months ago
VIDEO: 24 injured in Chicago tent collapse
9 months ago

Chicago schools cut days short, go virtual amid scorching temperatures

ABC News’ Alex Perez is in Chicago where heat has forced schools to change schedules and cancel in-person classes.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Chicago schools cut days short, go virtual amid scorching temperatures
9 months ago

Thousands of rubber ducks float down Chicago River in annual Duck Derby

Thousands of rubber ducks raced down the Chicago River and floated to the finish line in the annual Duck Derby, a charity event supporting Special Olympics Illinois.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Thousands of rubber ducks float down Chicago River in annual Duck Derby
10 months ago

Man arrested in shooting death of 9-year-old in Chicago, police say

Michael Goodman, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection the death of Serabi Medina, Chicago police officials said in a statement.
10 months ago
Michael Goodman, 43, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection the death of Serabi Medina, Chicago police officials said in a statement.
1 year ago

Massive explosion destroys home outside Chicago

Plus, a woman in Maine recovers after fighting off a black bear in her backyard.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Massive explosion destroys home outside Chicago
1 year ago

Holiday weekend violence leaves 75 people shot, 13 fatally, in Chicago

More than 70 people were shot, 13 fatally, in Chicago over the holiday weekend, including a father of four who was gunned down at a Father's Day park gathering.
1 year ago
View of Chicago skyline at sunrise.
1 year ago

Memorial Day weekend mayhem leaves 53 shot, 11 fatally, in Chicago

More than 50 people were shot, 11 fatally, over a violent Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, police said.
1 year ago
Police are shown at the scene of a shooting in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.
1 year ago

Community activists speak out after killing of 24-year-old Chicago police officer

Community members gathered outside the district police station asking for the public's help.
1 year ago
Community members gathered outside the district police station asking for the public's help.
1 year ago

Dating app users subjected to string of robberies in Chicago

At least nine incidents have occurred in Lawndale since early March.
1 year ago
At least nine incidents have occurred in Lawndale since early March.
1 year ago

Mayors of Chicago, NYC criticize Gov. Abbott's migrant busing to cities

Lightfoot and Adams said Texas intends to begin busing migrants to major cities starting today.
1 year ago
A Border Patrol vehicle and bus are parked near a staging area near the U.S.-Mexico border in Brownsville, Texas, April 29, 2023.
1 year ago

Brandon Johnson will serve as Chicago's 57th mayor

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson talks about his goals for the city and its residents.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Brandon Johnson will serve as Chicago's 57th mayor
1 year ago

Chicago mayor-elect talks combatting rising crime levels, investing in education

Brandon Johnson told GMA3 he is committed to addressing "root causes."
1 year ago
Progressive mayoral candidate Brandon Johnson speaks to supporters during a rally at the UIC Forum, March 30, 2023, in Chicago.
1 year ago

Firefighter killed, 3 others hurt in Chicago high-rise fire

A 25-year veteran firefighter collapsed on the 11th floor and was unable to be revived.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Firefighter killed, 3 others hurt in Chicago high-rise fire
1 year ago

Chicago residents concerned after 2 women found dead, teen missing

Residents of Little Village are demanding answers from authorities on the incidents.
1 year ago
Residents of Little Village are demanding answers from authorities on the incidents.
1 year ago

Chicago residents sound alarm after 2 women found dead, teen missing

Two women were found dead in recent weeks, and a teenager is now missing in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood, community leaders said.
1 year ago
Baltazar Enriquez, president of the Little Village Community Council, speaks outside the Chicago Police Department's Area Four headquarters, March 22, 2023.
1 year ago

Chicago firefighter's family killed

All four members of a firefighter's family were killed in a housefire on Chicago's northwest side.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Chicago firefighter's family killed
1 year ago

18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

A Chicago police officer was shot and killed Wednesday while responding to a call about a person with a firearm, according to the Chicago Police Department.
1 year ago
Chicago Police officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso, 32, was killed in a shooting, March 1, 2023, in Chicago.
1 year ago

18-year-old charged in fatal shooting of Chicago police officer

Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso was on the force for five years.
1 year ago
Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso was on the force for five years.
1 year ago

Chicago cop shot and killed while responding to call: Police

The officer was responding to a call about a person with a firearm, police said.
1 year ago
The officer was responding to a call about a person with a firearm, police said.
1 year ago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot loses bid for reelection

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson both advanced to the runoff election, to be held on April 4.
1 year ago
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson both advanced to the runoff election, to be held on April 4.
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: At least 1 dead in Chicago high-rise fire
1 year ago

'Austin Plowers,' 'O-Plow Winfrey' among potential names for Chicago snow plows

Chicago leaning into Boaty McBoatface controversy, allowing residents to vote to name six of Chicago’s snow plows.
1 year ago
A snow plow drives down a Chicago, Illinois, street in the snow.
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Construction worker killed in Chicago building collapse
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Northwestern University is asking its community to help locate a doctoral student, Peter Salvino, 25, who was reported missing Dec. 18, 2022 by his family.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Chicago police secure a crime scene on the campus of Benito Juarez Community Academy high school in Chicago where four people were shot after school, Dec. 16, 2022.
1 year 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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Chicago artist spreads uplifting messages on sidewalks
2 years 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.
2 years ago
The family is alleging workers failed to properly secure their child to the wall with a harness and rope.
2 years ago

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

A 3-year-old was among the injured.
2 years ago
A 3-year-old was among the injured.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Bullet casings lay on the asphalt in an undated stock image.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
The downtown skyline stands in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 25, 2022.