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Man accused of molesting two young boys

CROWN POINT — A Gary man was being held Thursday on charges alleging he molested two young boys. Deandre T. Teamer, 27, had not yet entered pleas to two counts of child molesting, a level 4 felony. The boys first disclosed the alleged sexual abuse in May, when a family...
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Gary grocer imprisoned for food stamp fraud

HAMMOND — A Gary grocer is going to prison for embezzling the federal food stamp program out of $5.1 million. U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon imposed a 41-month sentence Friday on 53-year-old Mohammad Zaidan. Zaidan, born in Aman, Jordan, moved to the United States at age 21 and...
Kankakee Daily Journal

2 BBCHS students struck by car

BRADLEY — Two male Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School students were struck by a vehicle on Thursday as the students were crossing West North Street toward the school at North Grand Avenue. The accident occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. Both students were transported to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries,...

Chicago teen charged with fatally shooting 20-year-old woman

CHICAGO - A Little Village teen has been charged with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman in Brighton Park. Roberto Rojas, 19, is charged with one felony count of first-degree murder. The fatal shooting occurred in the 4700 block of South Rockwell Street on June 11, 2021. Rojas was...

Man arrested for having gun inside store on Near North Side

CHICAGO - A man was arrested Friday afternoon for having a firearm inside a store on the Near North Side. Chicago police said officers responded to the 900 block of North Rush on a report of a man with a gun inside a store. The offender did not have a...
ABC7 Chicago

10 shot over 4 hours in Chicago overnight, half of them in three downtown neighborhoods

CHICAGO -- Ten people were shot over four hours in Chicago overnight, half of them in the downtown neighborhoods of Near North, Lincoln Park and South Loop. All three neighborhoods have seen more shootings from this time last year, the steepest rise in the 1st District that covers the Loop: 76%. The 18th District, which covers Near North, has reported 20% more shootings from a year ago. The 19th District is up 6%.

2 men shot in Far South Side drive-by

CHICAGO - Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting Friday in West Pullman on the Far South Side. They were sitting in a vehicle about 5:45 p.m. on the first block of West 125th Street when a maroon Jeep drove by and someone from inside fired shots, Chicago police said.

Portage man fired gun into neighboring home, police say

PORTAGE — Residents of a home in the 2800 block of Winterberry Road said they were surprised when at about 10 p.m. Thursday they heard a "loud thump/crashing sound" in a room on the first floor of their home. While initially thinking something had fallen off the wall, they were...

Ald. Hopkins on Mexican Independence Day gridlock downtown: ‘If we could formalize it…that would be a much more attractive alternative for everyone

2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins joins Jon Hansen (filling-in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to address the second night of traffic gridlock, and unauthorized parties that occured in the downtown area and Lake Shore Drive due to impromptu Mexican Independence Day celebrations. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News...

Fatal motorcycle crash occurred Thursday evening along Naper Boulevard

Above / Individuals and/or witnesses with information regarding the crash are encouraged to contact the Naperville Police Department’s Traffic Unit at (630) 305-5477. (PN file photos are used to help flag reports about Naperville Police and Fire Department responses to emergency calls and Crime Stoppers, always reminding readers that keeping the community safe is everyone’s responsibility. Be alert. Stay safe. Follow the posted local speed limit, mindful that in Naperville the speed limit is 25 mph on neighborhood streets unless otherwise marked.)