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Chicago man killed, 3 others wounded in mass shooting in Hammond, Indiana

HAMMOND, Ind. (CBS) – One man is dead and three other people are wounded in a mass shooting in Hammond Sunday morning.Around 1:40 a.m., Hammond police responded to a call of shots fired at Serenity Hall, located in the 6200 block of Kennedy Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located four people shot. One of the victims, identified by the Lake County Coroner's Office as 29-year-old Brian Leonard of Chicago, was pronounced dead. The investigation is ongoing and no further information was immediately available. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Hammond Det. Sgt. Tony Pinarski at 219-852-2983 or Det. Sgt. James Onohan at 219-852-2907. 
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Week in Review: Navy Pier tragedy • Billion-dollar lottery winners • PPP loans used to bond out of jail

CHICAGO - Cook County prosecutors say a woman pushed her 3-year-old nephew into Lake Michigan off Navy Pier and then pretended she didn't know the child, two people have come forward to claim a billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot, and police in suburban Chicago have arrested 15 people for allegedly using PPP loans to bond out of jail: Here are the top stories from FOX 32's Week in Review.
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Indiana State Police Chase Along I-94

PORTER COUNTY, Ind. — Friday, Indiana State Police were led on a chase and caught the man after tasing him. The started on I-94 when an ISP officer saw a speeding Chevrolet Camaro weave in and out of traffic. The trooper tried to stop the driver, but the man fled. He drove on the shoulder of the interstate to escape, but crashed into a guardrail and hit another car.

Park Forest woman charged with DUI in deadly rollover crash

LOCKPORT, Ill. - A Park Forest woman has been charged with driving under the influence in a July rollover crash that killed a passenger in her car and critically wounded another. Niara Harris, 32, turned herself in to police Thursday. Harris was driving with two passengers on I-355 around 4...

'Now they're without a father and a mother and brother and sister': Uncle caring for surviving children in deadly Oak Forest shooting

OAK FOREST, Ill. (CBS) -- After a mother and her two children were shot and killed outside their family home in Oak Forest, their uncle is stepping up to take care of the mother's two surviving children. CBS 2's Jackie Kostek spoke with the man whose sister was killed Friday, and he said the only thing stronger than his sadness is his shock. Nick Navarez is the younger brother of Lupe Gomez, who was a mother of four. When she and two of her children were shot and killed outside their home, Navarez got a call from one of his nieces saying she...
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Names of victims in suburban Chicago shooting released

OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The names of three people found shot outside a suburban Chicago home and the man believed to have killed them before fatally shooting himself have been released. They were identified Friday by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Carlos Gomez, 44; Lupe Gomez,...

Is the pandemic over?

While both public health and political commentators assessed the accuracy of President Joe Biden’s recent proclamation that the pandemic is over, the Chicago Department of Public Health appears to be saying, not so fast. “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a...

Matteson man shot in Riverdale dies of multiple gunshot wounds, medical examiner reports

Sidney L. Moffett Jr., 39, was killed Monday in the 300 block of West 144th Street in Riverdale, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Moffett, of the 0-100 block of Denise Court, Matteson, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the examiner’s office. The Riverdale Police Department did not respond to requests for comment. ...

H-F makes a splash, hires Dismukes to lead boys basketball

Homewood-Flossmoor High School boys basketball rocked the local hoops community with a new hire this week. Jamere Dismukes will take over as head coach of the Vikings months after accepting the same position at Rich Township. Jamere Dismukes. “When you look at H-F, the platform is laid and everything you...

Glenwood team takes 1st in Homewood Chili Cook-off

Brian Reichard of Glenwood and his mother, Carol Reichard, took first place in the annual Homewood Fall Fest Chili Cook-off. Diedre Harrison took second place, Emalee Kay took third, and Terrance Boone was recognized for best decorated table. Reichard said he makes his chili with beef and veal, eight kinds of pepper, spices and brown sugar. He said this was the first time he's entered the Chili Cook-off. "I've wanted to do it for 15 years, but I always worked Saturday morning so I could never do it."

Homewood through the eyes of Haas

Go slow. Look and admire. That approach can reveal surprise and wonder for the most familiar scenes. Local residents who walked through Homewood on a Haas mural tour July 31 had those reactions to the 15 murals scattered throughout downtown. "Historic Dixie Highway," at 18155 Dixie Highway, was one of...

SCRAM devices come under fire from Cook County board

At a meeting of the Cook County board’s criminal justice committee Wednesday, commissioners questioned how a private company that provides SCRAM alcohol-monitoring devices to people ordered to wear them by the courts had been allowed to operate without a contract since January 2021. The hearing, called by Commissioner Bridget...

3 Great Steakhouses in Indiana

If you are one of those people that always likes to order a steak whenever goes with with friends and family then you are in the right place because I have put together a list of three amazing steakhouses in Indiana that you should definitely visit if you haven't already. All of these restaurants have excellent online reviews and are highly praised by both travellers and local people. Are you curious to see if your favorite steakhouse is on the list? Keep on reading to find out.

Dr. Michael D. Anthony Installed as Prairie State College’s First Black President

Prairie State College held a formal investiture ceremony to install Dr. Michael D. Anthony as the 16th president, the first African American, and the youngest president in the college’s history. Dr. Anthony officially assumed the role of Prairie State College president on October 15, 2021. The ceremony was held Thursday, September 15, 2022, during the college’s homecoming week.