In retirement, Samuel T. Cicchelli, our latest Chicago’s Next Voices columnist, took a part-time job as a crossing guard. He says the students and family members he’s encountered have given him an education in how to appreciate his fellow human beings.
Figueroa was sentenced to 50 years in prison. The infant, Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, died several weeks later.
Lawyers for Clarisa Figueroa want psychiatric records for the state’s key witness, Figueroa’s daughter Desiree.
Protests had erupted in Chicago as minority students were bused to majority-white schools. Amid all of that, two young girls, one white, one Black, sat together as new friends. One was my daughter.
Piotr Bobak cleaned up the 2019 murder scene and claimed the infant was his son in a bid to get charitable donations, prosecutors said.
The man, 37, was inside a home in the 4600 block of West 87th Street when he was shot, police said.
The crash happened Wednesday evening on Pulaski Road at 85th Street.
“It is absolutely beautiful to know that my family in blue remembers every year,” said Crystal Garcia, the widow of Samuel Jimenez, a Chicago police officer killed during a shooting rampage at Mercy Hospital in 2018.
Hortincia Guerrero was making a turn when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a light pole, authorities said.
The crash happened about 2:33 a.m. in the 4600 block of West 82nd Street, the medical examiner’s office said.
Daniel Butler was hit by a Ford driven by a 56-year-old man.
Samantha Jankowski was last seen Wednesday in south suburban Oak Lawn.
Police canceled a missing person alert Thursday.
The 20-year-old woman driving the Lexus was issued citations for driving without insurance, driving without a license and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
The suit accuses Metra of negligence for failing to stop the train before it hit the car or operate trains at lower speeds because of snowy conditions at the time of the crash.
Christopher Davis, 19, died from his injuries after a train hit a vehicle that struck him, authorities said.
In each case, a man approached someone and demanded their property, police said.
Witnesses told police a vehicle with two males inside drove up and at least one of the occupants fired shots at the 27-year-old man in the 8400 block of South Kenneth Avenue.
A man attempted to lure three pre-teen girls into his house May 25 by offering them pizza, police said.
It is gruesome. It is grisly. It’s as bad as it gets.