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Man set on fire in River North

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A man was set on fire in River North early Wednesday morning. According to police, the 75-year-old man was laying on the ground, in the 400 block of North Wabash Avenue  just before 3 a.m., when another man approached. The offender poured a flammable liquid on him before setting him on fire and running off.Police said a security officer at a building nearby jumped into action and used a fire extinguisher to get the fire out.The 75-year-old man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.No arrests have been made. 
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Toddler dead in Roseland apartment fire

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A toddler is dead after a fire Wednesday morning in an apartment building in the Roseland neighborhood.Chicago firefighters responded to the fire in a courtyard apartment building at 11035 S. King Dr.According to the Chicago Fire Department, there were heavy flames upon arrival. A 2- to 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive after an extensive search of the building, and attempts to resuscitate the child failed, according to the Fire Department.Further information was not immediately available.
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Chicago man charged in Gresham murder, robbery

CHICAGO - A Chicago man is facing charges in a fatal shooting and robbery over the weekend in Gresham. Jamari Robinson, 28, was accused of gunning down 21-year-old Rashaun Johnson early Sunday near an apartment complex in the 7800 block of South Laflin Street, police said. Johnson was found with...

Chicago man charged with stealing vehicle, gun possession in Villa Park; 1 suspect remains loose

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicago man is charged in connection to a stolen vehicle in Villa Park on Tuesday. Around 9:50 p.m., Elmhurst police assisted Villa Park police that was in pursuit of a white BMW sedan that was reported stolen. The vehicle traveling east on North Avenue before heading eastbound on I-290, police said. The vehicle was disabled on I-290, east of Vallette Street near the Elmhurst and Village of Berkley border.  The driver, described as a black male wearing a green hooded sweatshirt, ran from the vehicle. The passenger, a 25-year-old Chicago man, was taken into custody at the scene. Three firearms were located inside the stolen vehicle, according to police.  The driver of the vehicle remains loose following several mutually aided searches in the areas of southeast Elmhurst and southwest Berkely.  The passenger of the vehicle was charged by Villa Park Police with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and unlawful use or possession of weapons by a convicted felon. The investigation to identify the driver of the vehicle remains ongoing.   Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police Department at 630-530-3050.

Nearly 200 residents displaced after condo building fire in Park Ridge

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A 4-alarm fire in Park Ridge left approximately 200 residents displaced overnight. Around 11 p.m., the Park Ridge Fire Department got call about people trapped on the fourth floor of a condo building.After crews arrived, four people were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover. A total of five people, including a firefighter, were injured in the fire. The Red Cross said they are proving services for approximately 200 people. "We acted fast, we ran out, resident Jennifer Sadlowski said. "Everything else can be replaced, but not our lives. I heard the fire alarm go off so my natural instinct was to run, turn off the water, grab my son and wake him."Fire officials described the condo as a "non sprinkler, non standpipe building," which made the fire harder to put out. Firefighters said the flames were most intense on the top floor and crews had to break windows.The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but it is believed to be accidental. The Red Cross is encouraging anyone impacted to call 312-729-6258, to get connected with support.

Man shot after handing over belongings during Roseland robbery

CHICAGO - A man was shot after he was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night in the Roseland neighborhood. The 25-year-old was walking outside around 9:50 p.m. in the 300 block of West 110th Street when two people approached him and demanded his belongings at gunpoint, police said. He complied and...

'I'm very upset': Senior citizen fighting tow bill despite having parking permit from HHDC management

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Getting towed is never fun; from the surprise of your missing car to the shock of the bill.A Chicago senior citizen says she went a whole decade without any parking at her building. Morning Insider Lauren Victory shows us why she's now fighting a tow – and tears.Shortly into our interview, Elena Elalwan got upset."I have chest pains," she told us, but she wanted to continue telling her story.She's overwhelmed with frustration, because while she's been juggling visits to her sister in hospice, she's also been dealing with a $188 towing bill."Very bad. Very bad, because we're very...

Toddler dies in South Side apartment fire

CHICAGO - A young girl was killed after a fire broke out at an apartment building Wednesday morning in the Roseland neighborhood. The child was found under debris in the bedroom of a second-floor unit of a courtyard building at 11035 S. King Dr., Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. She was identified as 2-year-olde Kailey Curry.

Hundreds Line Up In Rain Across Chicago For Willie Wilson’s Grocery Giveaway: ‘It’s A Lot Of Help, Believe Me’

CHICAGO — People lined up in pouring rain Wednesday morning, hoping to nab a $25 grocery coupon during the latest round of Willie Wilson giveaways. Wilson, the millionaire mayoral candidate, is giving away $200,000 worth of grocery coupons at 29 stores in the city Wednesday. Hundreds of people lined up early at some of the grocery stores.

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson hosting $200,000 grocery giveaway Wednesday

CHICAGO (CBS)-- Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson is hosting a $200,000 grocery giveaway Wednesday morning. Wilson will provide $25 coupons per person for groceries at participating Cermak Fresh Market and Pete's Market locations. The Cermak Fresh Market  locations include: The Pete's Market locations include: The mayoral candidate has now hosted three gas giveaways.

Sammy Sosa wants his number retired by the Cubs

Sammy Sosa is a player who will always be loved by Chicago Cubs fans. As for the organization? Well, that's a different story. It's no secret that the two sides don't like one another. However, Sosa still thinks everything he did for the team should be remembered forever. That's why...

Teen charged in shooting death of 15-year-old boy in Brainerd

CHICAGO - A teen is facing charges in the October fatal shooting a 15-year-old boy in the Brainerd neighborhood. The 17-year-old, who has not been identified because he is a minor, was accused of shooting the boy in the head on Oct. 14 inside a home in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street, police said.

Disturbing viral video shows United Airlines subsidiary worker, former NFL player brawling

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Disturbing video went viral Monday, showing a worker for a subsidiary of Chicago-based United Airlines brawling with a former NFL player. One video on social media picks up in the middle of the fight. You can see the United worker and a passenger shoving and punching each other at Newark Liberty International Airport. The worker, an employee with United subsidiary United Ground Express, gets knocked to the ground and is covered in blood – and gets up and keeps fighting. TMZ identified the passenger as ex-NFL player Brendan Langley – arrested on assault charges. Langley tweeted Monday that he was only defending himself. A longer video shows Langley apparently throwing the first punches and the employee slapping Langley in the face. That's when Langley throws more punches and knocks the worker to the ground. It remained unclear from the video what started the fight. The United worker has been fired. United released this statement:"United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities in their investigation of this matter. United Ground Express informed us that the employee has been terminated."

3 White Sox who should be traded by MLB trade deadline

The Chicago White Sox are a very interesting baseball team. The beginning of the 2022 season has had some ups and downs. They are a team loaded with talent that has seen some injuries and inconsistent play keep them from reaching their true potential. However, there is a lot of...