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Middle River Marine Acquires Kindra Lake Towing

Mokena, Ill. based Middle River Marine, LLC announced it has struck a deal to acquire the assets of Chicago's Kindra Lake Towing LP. With the acquisition, Middle River will expand its affreightment, towing, fleeting and terminal services to customers on the Illinois Waterways, including Lake Michigan. The agreement will expand MRM’s bulk material logistic operations with the addition of five vessels, marine equipment and a harbor slip in South Chicago.

Two teens, 13 and 16, shot in car on South Side

CHICAGO — Two teenagers were shot in car by an unknown individual on foot on the South Side Saturday evening. According to police reports, a 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were sitting in a car parked on street at the 11300 block of South May Street around 5:50 p.m. when an unknown person approached them […]

Joliet Woman Flown to Chicago Hospital with Serious Burns

File photo. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) A 41-year-old Joliet woman was taken to a Cook County hospital after suffering serious burn injuries at a residence. It was around 10:00 am on Monday that the Joliet Fire Department was called to the 1200 block North Raynor Avenue after receiving a call of smoke coming from a house. Shortly after arriving firefighters were informed that a person may be inside the building.
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'Evil': Infamous Chicago mobster Al Capone's grave defaced in Hillside

CHICAGO -- The grave of notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone was defaced last week in suburban Hillside. The paint was discovered about 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, where the Capone family is buried, Hillside police said. A photo first posted on the Chicago History Instagram page...

Chicago ‘Kia boy’ has a felony gun case pending in restorative justice court, where wrongs are addressed with ‘peace circles,’ prosecutors say

Chicago — Tavion Griffin was given a gift after prosecutors accused him of carrying a gun in a West Side convenience store on September 5. His case was assigned to a “restorative justice” court, where criminal charges can be washed away by participating in “restorative conferences and peace circles.”

Police Have Numerous People In Custody After Separate Shots Fired

Merrillville Police Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the Turkey Creek subdivision, earlier Sunday afternoon. Upon arrival, police officers quickly canvassed the area to check for casualties, according to police. No casualties were located, however some property was damaged as a result of the gunfire. This is...

Illinois quick hits: Police seek crime spree suspects; record complaints made to state inspector; questionable spending reported

Police seek crime spree suspects Chicago police are searching for a group of teens accused of committing 13 armed robberies during a five-hour crime spree Monday. According to police, suspects exited a vehicle and approached victims on foot while displaying firearms. The victims were robbed at gunpoint of their personal possessions. The robbers are described as two to four Black males in their late teens. ...

2 shot in Chinatown

CHICAGO - Two men were grazed by gunfire Sunday night in the Chinatown neighborhood. The pair, 41 and 40, were sitting in a room on the first floor around 11:38 p.m. in the 400 block of West 24th Street when gunfire came through the wall and grazed both of them in the head, police said.

Pair wounded in South Shore drive-by shooting

CHICAGO - Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in the South Shore neighborhood. The pair, 18 and 25, were walking on the sidewalk around 8:30 p.m. in the 7200 block of South South Shore Drive when someone in a white sedan started shooting, according to police.

My forecast for Chicago's 2022-2023 winter

CHICAGO - I'm sticking my meteorological neck out once again with my official forecast for the winter of 2022-2023. I tried this last year and wasn't too badly embarrassed by the results. My prediction of a below average winter temperature of between 28.4 degrees and 29.4 degrees turned out to be accurate.

Bolingbrook Police Arrest Chicago Man Arrested for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle

On Saturday November 26th at approximately 8:20 pm, Bolingbrook Police responded to 479 Quadrangle Drive for a disturbance. Upon arrival, contact was made with numerous subjects in the parking lot. Further investigation revealed a sale of a 2020 Lamborghini was mutually coordinated at the above address. The prospective buyer learned the vehicle to be sold was reported stolen and called 911. After a thorough investigation, a stolen 2020 Lamborghini was recovered and three loaded handguns were seized, one of which was previously reported stolen. Illegally possessed quantities of cannabis were also seized. Five subjects were initially taken into custody. Three Chicago men and one Wood Dale man were released without charges pending further investigation. Kieth A. Hilderbrand, 21, of the 7300 block of South Michigan Ave in Chicago was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.

How a racketeering case gets made: Wicked Town investigation started small, wound up bringing down violent Chicago gang faction

The sprawling case that brought down one of Chicago’s most notoriously violent gang factions started small. Chicago police organized crime investigators in the fall of 2016 were looking at narcotics trafficking on the city’s West Side, conducting relatively low-level buy-busts. They got up on wires and were building a case, but there were no high-ranking gang members being targeted, just an ...

Not Good: Rats Building Something in Alley

Bridgeport — In an alley near the intersection of S Halsted and W 35th street, several residents reported over the weekend that they saw a sizable assortment of rats putting together some sort of mechanical contraption, which they mostly agreed was not a great sign. “It’s not uncommon to...