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11 shot in overnight violence, 3 in South Side

CHICAGO — Eleven people were shot in overnight shootings since 9:00 p.m. Saturday night to Sunday morning. No one was killed but all incidents are being investigated by the CPD. Three men were inside a building attending a gathering at the 1200 block of West 103rd Place in South...
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Three People Shot Dead Outside Suburban Chicago Home; Suspected Shooter Also Dead

Three people have been shot to death outside a suburban Chicago home… and the suspected shooter was later found dead inside the home after it erupted in flames. Police were called to the home in Oak Park for a report of a domestic disturbance and found two wounded victims in the yard and one in the roadway. Officers got the victims into their squad cars and took them to nearby hospitals, but all three died of their wounds. As police surrounded the home, a child was sent out of the residence, and then smoke and fire became visible from the home.

'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...

'Not going to stop fighting': Kierra Coles' family holds birthday party for postal working missing for four years

CHICAGO (CBS) -- There was a solemn celebration in Pilsen Saturday as friends, family and neighbors gathered to celebraten the birthday of Kierra Coles, who disappeared nearly four years ago and has not been seen since. By most conventions it was a standard birthday party. There were balloons, cake, dancing, friends and family. But the guest of honor was missing. "I still wanna do something so people could know that I'm not going to stop fighting for my daughter for me to get either justice or for her to come home. I'm not going to stop fighting," said Karen Phillips. On her daughter's 30th...

Austin's A-Team hosting fundraiser to help toddler with extremely rare neurological disease

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A local group is hosting a fundraiser to support a toddler with an extremely rare disease.3-year-old Austin Rose was diagnosed with Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia - a rare neurological disorder.The group, Austin's A-Team, is raising money to help pay for his medical necessities.The fundraiser is happening Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. at All Saints Cathedral Polish National Catholic Church near Higgins and East River Road near O'Hare. Admission is free.  Guests can enjoy food, games, raffles, and more. If you would like to donate, you can visit the team's GoFundMe here.  

Missing Chicago motorcyclist found deceased near Seneca

SENECA – A Chicago man that was last seen leaving a bar on a motorcycle in Seneca on September 17th has been found deceased. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan states in a press release that an apparent motorcycle crash occurred on US Route 6 east of the trailer park in Seneca that same day. On Friday, family members of 69-year-old Contreras Eulalio discovered his motorcycle in high weeds and trees in the south ditch of US Route 6. Contreras had been ejected from the bike and found deceased in the area of his motorcycle. The crash remains under investigation by Callahan’s office and the Seneca Police Department.
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Oak Forest Community Mourns Victims Shot and Killed in Domestic Incident

A memorial for the three relatives fatally shot during a domestic disturbance in south suburban Oak Forest has grown in the hours since Friday morning's horrifying incident shocked the typically quiet community. Strangers have been showing support in any way they can, bringing flowers, candles and balloons in memory of...

‘Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!’ 4-time felon, on parole for carjacking, committed another carjacking in Uptown this week, prosecutors say

A four-time convicted felon on parole for carjacking is accused of carjacking a driver outside a Chicago fast food restaurant on Thursday morning. “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” Alfredo Gutierrez allegedly ordered the victim in Spanish as the hijacking unfolded around 7:17 a.m. at Dunkin’, 4559 North Broadway, in Uptown.

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. ...

11 shootings, 4 killed in Chicago overnight shootings

CHICAGO — Four people were killed in shootings in Chicago from the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning. According to officials, two men were standing in a parking lot at the 7100 block of North Clark Street in Rogers Park around 1:26 a.m. when a group of people fired shots at them. […]

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."