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Calumet City house party shooting kills 1, wounds 7

One person was killed and seven others were wounded after a shooting broke out during a house party in Calumet City.<p>Dewayne Purnell, 19, was fatally …

Crime

Shedd Aquarium evacuated, closed after small washroom fire

A small fire forced the evacuation and closure of the John G. Shedd Aquarium on Saturday.<p>Fire officials said the fire in a ground level washroom was …

Aquariums

1 dead, 1 injured in Aurora shooting

Daniel Spencer, 46, was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 200-block of West Park Avenue in Aurora, Ill. A second man, 29, was wounded.<p>No one is in …

United States

Man critically wounded by police in Back of the Yards

A Chicago police officer shot a man who pointed a gun at him while investigating a call of gang activity, officials said.<p>The man is in critical …

Crime

Toys for Tots motorcycle parade rumbles through with holiday gifts

In an annual tradition that signals the start of the holiday season in Chicago, hundreds of motorcycles rumbled through Western Avenue for the …

Motorcycles

Amtrak stabbing suspect needs psychological help, grandmother says

The grandmother of a Michigan man charged with stabbing three other passengers and a conductor on an Amtrak train says he needs psychological …

American Killed in Abu Dhabi Targeted for Being Teacher, Family Says

The family of an American woman fatally stabbed at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall believes she was targeted because she was a teacher.<p>Ibolya Ryan, who …

Extremism

City celebrates 100th playground rebuild of 2014

Chicago's Hyde Park community celebrated the completion of the city's 100th playground of 2014 on Sunday.<p>Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other neighborhood …

Hyde Park

Rev. Willie Barrow, civil rights leader, celebrates 90th birthday

Civil rights leader Reverend Willie Barrow celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday.<p>Family and friends gathered for Barrow's birthday party at Vernon Park …

Civil Rights

11 arrested after Sunday marches, protests in Chicago

Chicago police said 11 protesters were arrested after protests across Chicago continued Sunday over grand jury decisions last week not to indict …

Justice

DEA agent injured during SW Side drug sting

A federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration was injured after being struck by a car during a drug arrest Sunday afternoon on the city's …

2 dead, 2 hurt in Bucktown crash

Two people were killed when an SUV struck two vehicles and a tree in the 1600 block of West Webster in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood.<p>The male …