Mohammad Samra

Five people were taken to area hospitals in fair-to-serious condition, officials said. Another person was hospitalized with an unrelated orthopedic issue.
Connor Kaczmarski was struck about 3:15 p.m. in the 100 block of Walnut Street, Park Forest police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
The man had a concealed-carry license. The suspected robber, 33, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair-to-serious condition, Chicago Fire Department officials said.
Hannibal Kerry, 27, was arrested Wednesday in the 2200 block of North Sheffield Avenue, police said.
The man was wounded Wednesday afternoon during a struggle over the officer’s gun in the 1300 block of West 90th Street, according to police.
Benedict, the first pontiff to resign in 600 years, died Saturday at 95. The conservative theologian stepped down in 2013 after guiding the church’s 1.2 billion Catholics for eight years.
Temperatures climbed to 1 degree early Saturday after a brutal 29 consecutive hours below zero, and eventually hit 14 at O’Hare Airport by mid-afternoon.
MOHAMMAD SAMRA: Although their sons were killed years apart and in entirely different areas, I was struck by the resolve of Rosa Sanders and Carmela Richardson in my reporting this year.
About 3:55 p.m., the man was driving in a black Dodge van on Interstate-57 near Halsted Street when he was struck in the back by gunfire, Illinois State Police said.