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Five people injured in shooting outside Chatham liquor store

CHICAGO — Five people were injured in a shooting Friday night on the city’s South Side, according to Chicago police. Police said a group of people were standing outside in the 800 block of East 79th Street just after 8:45 p.m. when an unknown gunman opened fire and struck five people before fleeing the scene. […]

Chicago Man Accused Of Bringing Heroin And Cocaine To Sell In The Valley

The flow of illegal drugs from Chicago to Starved Rock Country is being chipped away at. Twenty-one-year-old Jalan Solomon of Chicago was arrested in Chicago recently on a La Salle County warrant for two counts of dealing heroin. Members of the TRIDENT Drug Task Force say he delivered heroin and cocaine to La Salle, Peru and Ottawa over the summer. Solomon allegedly worked as a courier for 32-year-old Arsenio Harden of Chicago. Harden was also booked recently into the La Salle County Jail before he posted bond and was released.

Surveilence Video Shows Moments Leading To The Arrest Of Allan M. Brown, Suspect In Kenosha Police Shooting

CHICAGO (CBS) — He’s a two-time convicted felon now suspected in a crime spree that left two dead and a police K-9 seriously hurt. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Friday identified Allan M. Brown, of Countryside, as the suspect in the “officer-involved shooting” on Thursday. (Credit: Cook Co. Sheriff’s Office) According to authorities, Brown, 33, is still hospitalized and his condition is stable at an area hospital. “The Racine Sheriff’s Department will continue as the lead agency in the investigation. Charges for Mr. Brown will be forthcoming once the investigation is completed and submitted to the District Attorney’s office,” according to a news...

McDermott not looking to hire Chicago cops fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

HAMMOND — Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is a Democrat and unreservedly proud of the Hammond Police Department, as well as an unabashed supporter of law enforcement in general. But the five-term leader of Lake County's most populous city has no interest in hiring cops who willfully ignore lawful, direct orders, or deliberately undermine the chain-of-command.

No bail for Chicago couple charged with murdering 2-year-old girl

CHICAGO - A Marquette Park couple accused of murdering a 2-year-old girl who Cook County prosecutors said died from "chronic and acute" child abuse was ordered held without bail Friday. Allison Zelaya’s death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County medical examiner’s office and an autopsy revealed she died...

Man pleads guilty to causing infant's death last year

CROWN POINT — A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to causing the death of a 5-month-old child last year in Hammond. Efrain Gonzalez, 26, told Lake Criminal Court Judge Natalie Bokota he wanted to plead guilty because "mistakes ... were made." The baby, Anayelli Avina, died Oct. 5, 2020, at...

Police Warn Of Retail Thefts in Gold Coast

CHICAGO (CBS) — Area Three detectives are warning businesses of recent retail thefts in the Gold Coast neighborhood. In each incident, multiple offenders enter the business, grab purses on display tables, and flee the store to a waiting vehicle. The getaway vehicles used by the offenders were described as a dark colored Jeep Cherokee, black Lexus, and a silver Ford, according to authorities. 800 block of North Michigan Ave., Monday, October 11, 2021 0-100 block of East Oak St., Monday, October 13, 2021 800 block of North Michigan Ave., Friday, October 22, 2021 Authorities only had vague descriptions of the offenders. Businesses are advised if video surveillance is available, save and make a copy of the incident for investigating detectives, and call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious people including any vehicle description and license plate information. Anyone with information are encouraged to contact Area Three detectives at (312) 744-8263.

UPDATE: Grenade discovery in Lake Station river prompts bomb squad response, police say

LAKE STATION — A discovery of a grenade in a Lake Station river prompted Porter County Sheriff's Bomb Squad to respond to the scene Friday, the police chief said. A man had been magnet fishing Friday afternoon in the river off of Clay Street north of Interstate 94 at the border between Gary and Lake Station. Lake Station Chief of Police James Richardson said the man pulled up a grenade.

Man charged with looting downtown Chicago last August

CHICAGO - A 23-year-old man has been charged for allegedly stealing merchandise during widespread looting that took place last summer. Taisean Harris faces one felony count of burglary and one felony count of looting by an individual. Chicago police said Harris was identified as one of the offenders who entered...

4 shot in front of Chatham liquor store, CFD says

CHICAGO - Four people were shot Friday night outside a liquor store on Chicago’s South Side. The shooting took place at 7900 South Cottage Grove Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. Four people were struck by gunfire, according to the Chicago Fire Department. They were all transported to area hospitals in...

Bureau Of Internal Affairs Report Hundreds of Complaints Filed Against Chicago Police In 2020

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Bureau of Internal Affairs released a report about complaints of misconduct made against Chicago police officers in 2020. Close to 100 of those complaints were verified, according to the report, ranging anywhere from conduct unbecoming of an officer to alcohol and drug abuse. CBS 2 investigator Megan Hickey reports. CPD’s Bureau of Internal Affairs said 2020 was tough between COVID-19, civil unrest, and large-scale demonstrations. Their team of 92 investigators received a flood of complaints and ultimately completed 914 investigations. 91 of them were sustained, meaning there was enough evidence to support that it happened. The majority for failing to provide service to...