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Larry Hoover: The Controversial Legacy of a Gang Kingpin
Larry Hoover, born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1950, moved to Chicago at a young age, where he eventually became a notorious figure in the city's criminal underworld. Hoover's journey into gang leadership began in his teenage years with the Supreme Gangsters, which later evolved into the Gangster Disciples under his control. By the late 1960s, Hoover was firmly at the helm of this organization, exerting significant influence over Chicago's South and West sides.
Tragedy in Chatham, Three Dead, One Injured in Chicago's Second Mass Shooting of Day
Authorities investigate deadly shooting in South Side Chicago residence. Chicago was struck by its second mass shooting of the day within just hours of each other, this one leaving three individuals dead and one wounded in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.
Baseball-size hail possible in Chicago area as severe weather approaches
Get our latest severe weather updates HERE. The Chicago area is facing threats from isolated tornadoes and gusty winds on Tuesday, but extremely large hail is also possible, according to the National Weather Service. A tornado watch was issued for the entire area through 10 p.m. Tuesday, but forecasters are...
CPD: Missing teen last seen leaving her Austin home
Anyone with information regarding Jaslene Nieves' whereabouts are asked to contact the Chicago Police Department at 312-746-6554.
Timeline: What to expect as storms threaten to bring everything from hail to potential tornadoes
The Chicago area's record-breaking warmth will come with the threat of severe weather across the region, bringing the potential for golf ball-sized hail and potentially even an isolated tornado for some. But when can you expect the worst of it and where?. "We are in for an absolutely wild meteorological...
Migrant tried to bring 2 boxes of rifle ammo into South Side shelter, Chicago police report says
CHICAGO — A Venezuelan migrant is facing charges for allegedly trying to bring two boxes of rifle ammunition into a city-run shelter. It’s the second time he’s been arrested since December. Meanwhile, another “new neighbor” in Chicago managed to get charged with felony retail theft at Macy’s twice this month.
Body found along Lake Michigan shoreline identified as missing man
CHICAGO — A man who was found dead along the shoreline of Lake Michigan on Saturday morning has been identified as a man who went missing in December. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, 42-year-old Joseph Nechtow was found unresponsive along the shoreline in the 6000 block of South Lake Shore Drive, just after […]
The Rise and Fall of Chicago's "Goonie Gang"
Illinois has been the battleground for some of the most notorious gang-related activities in the United States. Among these, the Goonie Gang in Chicago has distinguished itself through a series of violent acts and a blatant disregard for law and order. This gang, involved in nearly a dozen murders and multiple shootings, has terrorized communities with its ruthless behavior. Members often boasted about their exploits on social media, showcasing a brazen confidence in their criminal activities.
Man charged in shooting death of dollar store security guard in Austin
CHICAGO (CBS) -- A man has been charged in the shooting death of a Family Dollar store security guard last week in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.Chicago Police Supt. Larry Snelling said 36-year-old Rodgerick O'Neal had been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 43-year-old Loyce Wright. O'Neal was arrested over the weekend. Around 1:40 p.m. on Friday, Wright was in the Family Dollar store at 5410 W. Chicago Ave. when O'Neal came up and shot him several times, police said. Wright was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced...
Savor the Flavor: 8 Pubs in Blue Island That Redefine Nightlife
This article presents eight exceptional pubs located on Blue Island. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
FedEx driver dies on I-294 after fiery truck crash, ISP says
According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred shortly on the northbound I-294 exit ramp at Lake Cook Road. A FedEx double tractor-trailer veered off the road for unknown reasons and hit the guardrail. It then caught fire. The driver died.
CPD helicopter credited with finding suspect after shootout as more choppers are coming
CHICAGO (CBS) -- An eye in the sky is being credited with helping chase down a murder suspect after a dangerous shootout with Chicago Police in south suburban Dolton over the weekend.Meanwhile, the City of Chicago is inching closer essentially to doubling the size of its fleet of helicopters.Chicago currently has three helicopters. But as police Supt. Larry Snelling said back in the November CPD budget hearing, they are often down for maintenance. CBS 2 has now learned two more choppers for the CPD, and one more for the Cook County Sheriff's Office, should arrive by the end of the...
Chicago Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 54 Incidents and 190 Crime Stories
Chicago Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 54 Incidents and 190 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 54 crime cases were reported in Chicago, showing a concerning situation. The most alarming is the high incidence of shootings, which accounted for almost half of the crimes, with 26 instances. Robberies were the second most frequent crime, with 16 cases reported. Assaults were less frequent but still significant, with 5 instances, while burglary, other types of crimes, and vehicle pursuits were less common, with 3, 3, and 1 cases respectively. The data shows a pressing need for the local authorities to address the issue of shootings and robberies, which are causing a significant threat to the safety of the place. It's crucial to take immediate actions to prevent further escalation of these crimes and ensure the security of the residents.
Think You Can Handle Illinois’ ‘Most Outrageous Food Challenge?’
Bring your appetite to this place because you're gonna need room. Matter of fact, bring the biggest pair of pants you own because you're gonna need those two. This is the definition of a "cheat meal." You know, if you're dieting or watching what you eat, that one time every week or so where you splurge on what you're putting in your body.
Chicago man facing felony charge after allegedly punching transit employee in Loop
CHICAGO — A Chicago man accused of punching a transit employee in the Loop on Sunday night is now facing a felony charge, police say. According to Chicago police, 41-year-old Derrel Ward, an Ashburn resident, has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery of a transit employee. Officers say the charge was handed […]
Would you pay $187 for a Hot Dog in Illinois?
Would you pay $187 for a hot dog? A place in Illinois is offering you the chance to buy one of these unique luxury dogs, here are the details on this pricey dog... According to an article from NBC Chicago, the Pendry Chicago Hotel is offering a limited-time expensive luxurious hot dog for the low price of $187... The hot dog is priced so high in honor of Chicago's upcoming 187th birthday on March 4th. What do you get for your money? On the site, they say...
Viral video of fatal pedestrian crash in downtown St. Louis a 'potential problem' for case, defense attorney says
ST. LOUIS — The driver accused of fatally striking a Chicago mother and daughter while speeding through an intersection will now be on house arrest, surrender his driver’s license and only be allowed to go to medical appointments, his attorney’s office or court while he waits for trial.
Teen Charged with Felony Robbery in Assault on Senior Citizen in Chicago
A 17-year-old has been slapped with felony robbery charges after a 65-year-old man was attacked in Chicago earlier this month, police said. The young male offender, whose name has not been disclosed due to his age, allegedly assaulted the senior on February 13 in the 7500 block of N. Paulina.
Chicago weather: Hottest winter day in city history?
CHICAGO - Truly an incredible 24 hours of weather is on the way. We start with what will likely be the warmest day on record in the month of February as well as meteorological winter in Chicago. The current record set on this date in 1976 is 75 degrees. I think we nail it.
Chicago polcie fire shots at juvenile on South Side while responding to ShotSpotter alert: COPA
CHICAGO - Video of an officer-involved shooting on Chicago's South Side in late January was released as the incident remains under investigation. Three on-duty Chicago police officers responded to the 8500 block of South Winchester Avenue on Jan. 25 at 11:30 p.m. to investigate a ShotSpotter notification. The officers arrived...