clock menu more-arrow no yes

Chicago

From City Hall to the Cook County boardroom, from aldermen under indictment to the latest Chicago financial crisis, the Chicago Sun-Times has you covered.

First black-owned urgent care opens, strives to prevent youth violence

The doctors aim to provide fast and convenient healthcare for residents, and help stem the tide of youth violence.

New lane configuration to take effect Monday at Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction

The reconfiguration will require intermittent lane and ramp closures between 10 p.m. June 16 and 5 a.m. June 17 and last until the end of the year.

Uptown man charged after attacking man with hammer, fighting police

Cedric Johnson, 29, allegedly hit a 47-year-old man with a hammer June 14 in Lake View after meeting him on a dating app.

Weekend Shootings Roundup: 19 shot — 3 fatally — in Chicago since Friday evening

A 15-year-old boy was shot to death in Englewood Saturday, police said.

Yovanny Lopez, infant cut from murdered teen mom’s womb dies, ruled a homicide

The infant who was cut from his 19-year-old mother’s womb succumbed to his brain injuries Friday, a family spokeswoman said.

Son of Chicago firefighter stabbed, found dead near burning vehicle in Chatham

The 25-year-old was found stabbed in the chest and legs about 6 a.m. Saturday in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue.

2 seriously injured in Washington Heights crash

The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. June 15 at the intersection of 95th and Halsted streets.

Man missing from Near West Side

Alberto Santoyo, 25, was last seen June 9 in the 100 block of North Sangamon Street, police said.

Scooter invasion hits West, Northwest and Southwest neighborhoods

Saturday was the kickoff for Chicago’s electric scooter program making 2,500 of the vehicles available for rent in a 50-mile test zone on the West, Southwest and Northwest sides.

Bank robbed in Logan Square: police

A person with a gun robbed a Citibank June 15 in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.

Woman critically injured in high-speed crash on Lower West Side

Emergency crews were notified of the crash about 10:25 a.m. June 15 in the 2800 block of South Ashland Avenue.

Man wounded in Ravenswood shooting

The bullets came through the back of his vehicle and struck the 31-year-old twice in the shoulder.

Trio of robbers beats victims, steals backpacks in Hyde Park: police

A woman initiated the attack in two of the three robberies, police said.

What you should know about the electric scooters launching Saturday

10 companies will have 250 scooters each available to rent. Here’s how you do it and what you need to know.

Officials ID woman shot dead in NW Side Walgreens after being confronted for shoplifting

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has identified her as 46-year-old Sircie Varnado of East Garfield Park.

Chicagoan Katie Renshaw named U.S. ‘bartender of the year’

The bar manager at etta shares her favorite Chicago watering holes and explains how she crushed the competition.

Teen boy shot while playing basketball on Southeast Side

The 17-year-old was shot in the hand and abdomen at 1:08 p.m. in the 10400 block of South Avenue J.

Northwestern fraternity association president charged with stealing $400K from Sigma Chi

He used Sigma Chi’s money for personal expenses, including online trading websites, credit cards and the Chicago Yacht Club.

2-year-old boy among 3 wounded in Albany Park shooting

They drove themselves to Swedish Covenant Hospital, each with gunshot wounds.

Man wanted for attempted murder in Woodlawn: police

Police released a photo of someone who allegedly shot and wounded a man on Oct. 11, 2018.

Could these cute little birds kill a major lakefront music fest?

Conservationists want MAMBY on the Beach moved from Montrose Beach to protect the endangered piping plovers who have built a nest there. But promoters saying millions of dollars are at stake.

No one injured as fire breaks out on Metra train leaving Union Station

The fire was located in the train’s front engine, the fire department said.

Metra BNSF trains delayed after truck strikes bridge at Western Avenue

Inbound and outbound trains were halted at 3:30 p.m. while authorities inspected damage to the bridge.

Lightfoot renews threat to remove police officers from Chicago Public Schools

The mayor responded to a blistering audit by Inspector General Joe Ferguson that accused the Chicago Police Department of continuing to operate in schools without oversight and training.

Lakefront Trail partially closed due to flooding, waves up to 7 feet

The trail has been closed between Fullerton and Ohio because of a lakeshore flood advisory

Man found dead with blood on him at Loop bus stop: police

Someone getting off a bus about 7:45 a.m. in the 300 block of West Madison Street found the 35-year-old man slumped over with blood on him, police said.

5 injured —including man who lost leg— in crash near CTA bus stop in Calumet Heights

A vehicle eastbound on 87th Street crashed into another vehicle as it was trying to turn right onto 87th Street from Jeffery Boulevard, according to police.

FDIC wants $14.5 million from dead Bridgeport banker’s estate over massive fraud

Feds blast John F. Gembara’s handling of clout-heavy Washington Federal Bank for Savings, saying he gave no-collateral ‘loan advances’ without expecting repayment.

Garage burglaries reported in Chatham: police

In most incidents, someone broke into the garage through the side or overhead door and stole property, Chicago police said.

Chicago police ‘failed’ to make big reforms to cops in schools program, IG says

The city inspector general said police have not addressed the issue with the immediacy demanded by the community.

2 killed, 4 wounded Wednesday in Chicago shootings

In one of Wednesday’s fatal shootings, a woman was shot in the head inside a store in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

Woman shot dead in Walgreens on NW Side after being confronted for shoplifting

The woman was shot inside a Walgreens about 11:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Fullerton Avenue, Chicago police said.