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Gunman Opens Fire at Crash Scene, Bullet Strikes Firetruck

Gunman Opens Fire at Crash Scene, Bullet Strikes Firetruck

A gunman is in custody after police say he opened fire at the scene of a car crash on Chicago’s South Side, sending a bullet through the windshield of a responding firetruck.  The two-car crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday in the 7900 block of South Yates when those involved in the crash began arguing.  A man who was called to the scene by one of the people in the crash went to his own vehicle, got a handgun and fired shots into the crowd, police said.  One of the rounds hit the windshield of a Chicago Fire Department truck causing damage, but no injuries were reported.  The gunman allegedly tried to flee the scene on foot but was chased by police.  “He turned around and he ran to Subway, ran out of Subway, then he ran in the alley and the police was literally down the street so they came in such a hurry, they came quickly,” said witness Lamon Reccord.  The gunman was taken into custody and a weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

‘Stay Out of the Water’: Warning Issued for Area Beachgoers

‘Stay Out of the Water’: Warning Issued for Area Beachgoers

WATCH LIVE Today Vaccines and older kids; eyebrows; breakfast options. NEWSLETTERS Receive the latest local updates in your inbox (Published Thursday, July 27, 2017) An alert was issued Thursday warning beachgoers in the Chicago area to stay out of the water through the remainder of the week.  The Beach Hazards Statement is in effect from 3 p.m.

Man Admits to Fatally Punching Dad Over Bathroom Intrusion

Man Admits to Fatally Punching Dad Over Bathroom Intrusion

Daniel M. Rak A northwest suburban man faces up to seven years in prison after admitting to fatally punching his father for walking in on the man’s girlfriend in the bathroom, the Kane County state’s attorney says.

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson Puts Rockford Home on Market

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielson Puts Rockford Home on Market

By Elyssa Kaufman Wednesday, Jul 26, 2017 A House previously owned by Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick is now for sale for 800 thousand. The house is located at 2 Jacoby Place in Rockford.

Beecher Community Mourns, Prays After Fatal Accident

Beecher Community Mourns, Prays After Fatal Accident

The small community of Beecher has been weighed down with grief for two days. Residents wanted to lift up the Schmidt family with a vigil Wednesday tonight and pray for the one little boy who remains in the hospital.

Burrito Blues: Family Fights $700 in Charges After Hack

Burrito Blues: Family Fights $700 in Charges After Hack

The day the $700 hit crossed Daniel Somers’ prepaid American Express Passcard, his mother says she knew immediately it was fraud. “Two charges for 350 dollars each at a Walgreens in Philadelphia … and Daniel was upstairs in bed so we knew it wasn’t him,” Mary Somers told NBC 5 Responds.

Flooding, Sewage Backflow ‘Terrifying’ to Lakewood Residents

Flooding, Sewage Backflow ‘Terrifying’ to Lakewood Residents

Outside Sarah Ryerson’s Lakewood home, personal belongings destroyed by flooding are piling up. “This area has always had a problem with flooding,” she says.

Arrieta Helps Cubs Stay Hot With 8-3 Victory Over White Sox

Arrieta Helps Cubs Stay Hot With 8-3 Victory Over White Sox

Jake Arrieta #49 of the Chicago Cubs walks back to the dugout at the end of the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 26, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Wednesday night to move into first in the NL Central.

Chicago Eatery Among Best New Restaurants in US: Report

Chicago Eatery Among Best New Restaurants in US: Report

A new Chicago restaurant is being praised as one of the best new restaurants in America, according to a new report. Eater dubbed the best new restaurants in the U.S.

Lambeau Field Super Bowl Bid Faces Major Hurdle

Lambeau Field Super Bowl Bid Faces Major Hurdle

With the next Super Bowl set to take place in the chilly environs of Minnesota, fans in Green Bay were left with a simple question during the team’s annual shareholders’ meeting: why not us? That question is one that many NFL teams have asked, as the league has begun to branch out into different markets to host the biggest game of the year.

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