Man arrested after SUV hit crowds at a Christmas parade may have been fleeing a knife fight, local media report says
At least five people died after an SUV drove into a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday. Unnamed law enforcement sources told NBC Chicago the driver may have been fleeing a knife fight. Officials said that as many as 40 people were injured, 12 of whom were children.
© Provided by NBC Chicago Illinois health officials on Friday reported 22,600 new COVID-19 cases in the past week, along with 129 additional deaths and over 439,291 new vaccine doses administered. In all, 1,735,586 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state since the pandemic began, according to the latest data from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Kyle Rittenhouse took the stand during his murder trial, but his testimony was briefly halted as the teen began to discuss the moments he first fired his gun on Aug. 25, 2020 during Kenosha unrest. Rittenhouse began his testimony by discussing the start of the summer evening that ultimately turned deadly, stating that he had gone to the area to offer medical aid.
A Chicago high school was briefly placed on lockdown Wednesday after police said they were called about an altercation with reports of a person possibly with a gun. Police said they were responding to a "physical altercation" in the hallway of Schurz High School, in the 3600 block of North Milwaukee, and that there were unconfirmed reports of a person with a gun.
Illinois' health department released its plans for coronavirus vaccinations for kids as young as 5 Wednesday, one day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the shots. Late Tuesday, the CDC gave the final OK for youngsters age 5 to 11 to get kid-size doses of the vaccine made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech.
A Chicago police officer has been taken to an area hospital in critical condition after he was shot in the chest when a gun went off during an argument with his wife, who is also a police officer with the department. According to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, an investigation is under way after a shooting involving an off-duty police officer at a home in the 8500 block of West Winona on the city's Northwest Side.
A murder mystery has devastated a local family, and they are speaking out on the one-year anniversary of the brutal slaying. “I’m talking to you because I don’t want people to forget what happened to Vanessa, “ Carolina Abrams, Vanessa’s godmother told NBC5 Investigates.
Police in suburban Northbrook say that a group of more than a dozen suspects stole more than $100,00 worth of merchandise from the Louis Vuitton store earlier this week. According to Northbrook police, officers were called to the Northbrook Court Mall just before 1 p.m. Monday for reports of a retail theft.
Reports Cast Light on Claims of Sexual Abuse in Chicago Park District, Lack of Timely Response to Allegations
The Chicago Park District is vowing action after the release of a pair of bombshell reports that substantiated claims of sexual misconduct by lifeguards and supervisors and documented the “egregious mishandling” of those complaints by district management. In response to the release of the reports, the district has dismissed three senior managers, and has placed at least four employees on emergency suspension.
Vials of the lower-dose Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5 to 11 are headed to the Chicago-area any day now, health officials say. “We are expecting it today, tomorrow, at least by Wednesday," said Dr. Jackie Korpics, medical director for the Cook County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Response.
Illinois residents who are required to get their vehicles’ emissions tested are being urged to do so sooner rather than later, as officials say that long lines could become the order of the day once an extension on vehicle registrations expires at the end of the year. Currently, expired vehicle registrations in the state of Illinois have been extended through Dec. 31, 2021 because of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Joining in a growing trend of retail outlets that are remaining closed on Thanksgiving, Kohl’s says that it will keep all of its locations closed for the holiday, and will open early on Black Friday to allow shoppers to get a jump start on their holiday shopping.
Portillo's will bring back a tasty holiday classic starting this week. The iconic Chicago fast food chain announced plans for their annual candy cane shakes to return to menus across the area starting Wednesday. Through Dec. 31, candy cane shakes will be available in chocolate and vanilla, as well as in the form of a cake shake, Portillo's said in a release.
For weeks, Isabel Hernández has worked on constructing a massive altar to honor all the souls from loved ones who have passed away on the Day of the Dead, which is celebrated on Nov. 2. The altar, that has the shape of a pyramid, has been placed in Hernández' garden for all the community to pay tribute to their beloved.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker will soon be getting his booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, what can parents expected ahead of the potential authorization of vaccinations for children between the ages of 5 and 11? Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic across Illinois today:
As Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared gun violence to be a public health crisis, setting aside $250 million to combat the issue, families who have been victimized by that violence hopes are expressing hope that something positive will finally be done. Alan Scott, whose daughter was killed six years ago in a shooting near the intersection of 74th and May, is someone who’s life has been completely changed by an act of violence.
As family and friends of missing University of Illinois student Iñaki Bascaran gathered Monday to search for clues about his disappearance in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, his father provided more details about the events that led up to him leaving an area bar on the morning he vanished.
A freeze warning for parts of the north and western suburbs of Chicago was allowed to expire Monday morning, but residents shouldn’t expect another one for quite some time. Of course, that isn’t because the area will see any dramatic warm-ups in the coming days.
UPDATE: Ms. Nyirahabimana was reportedly found safe at approximately 8 p.m. on Nov. 1. The Chicago Police Department has requested that an Endangered Missing Person Advisory be issued for a woman who was reported missing from the city’s Northwest Side in recent days. According to authorities, Marie Nyirahabimana, 61, was reported missing from the 3100 block of West Armitage Avenue in Logan Square.
Nearly a week after an explosive report detailing the mishandling of sexual assault allegations against a former Blackhawks coach was released, the leader of the National Hockey League is speaking out. Gary Bettman, the commissioner of the NHL, called last week "difficult and disturbing."