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Nicole Echlin says “we got justice” because the Hometown Police officer has been fired. And she’s reconsidering the protest rally that’s planned for Sunday outside the police station because she has hired a lawyer for a possible lawsuit. ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Body of young stowaway found in U.S. military plane in Germany ]]>

A stowaway aboard a military plane is a significant security breach. “Security is going to be looked at here. Obviously it would be,” Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. “We try to provide as much security as we can for our aircraft when they’re operating in remote locations, and this will all be part of the investigation.” ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man killed, two teens wounded in Near West Side shooting ]]> Lead story image

A man was shot to death and two teens were wounded Tuesday night in the 200 block of South Western Avenue on the Near West Side, authorities said. ]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:59:22 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2 men, woman stabbed in Aurora home invasion ]]> Lead story image

Three people were stabbed during a home invasion early Tuesday in Aurora. Aurora Police said five people, including a child, were in the home in the 700 block of Fifth Street about 4:35 a.m. when four masked suspects forced their way inside through a back door. ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:48:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ 3 men rescued after sailboat capsizes near Monroe Harbor ]]>

Three men were rescued from Lake Michigan after their sailboat capsized near Monroe Harbor on Tuesday night. Shortly before 8 p.m., the three men —two 63-year-olds and a 50-year-old — were aboard a 19-foot sailboat bound for the harbor when a 46 mph gust capsized the boat and the men fell in the lake. ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:40:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man dead, off-duty police officer wounded in Bucktown shooting ]]> Lead story image

A man was killed and a Chicago Police officer was shot and wounded in a confrontation in the Bucktown neighborhood early Monday, officials said. The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:45:03 -0500 <![CDATA[ Convicted killer’s hearing for new trial pushed back to Friday ]]> Lead story image

Former Orland Park resident Allan Kustok was back in court Monday for a brief appearance related to his request for a new trial, but the matter was continued until Friday when a hearing is expected to be set on the motion. In March, a Cook County jury found Kustok guilty of first-degree murder in the September 2010 death of his wife, Anita “Jeanie” Kustok, in their house in Orland Park. He still awaits sentencing and faces at least 45 years in prison. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:36:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Teen charged in murder of 16-year-old boy in Chicago Lawn home ]]>

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy last week in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Darren Foggey, 16, was shot about 9:25 p.m. July 23 in the 6700 block of South Artesian Avenue, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. ]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ 2 charged with attempted murder in shooting of 3-year-old ]]> Lead story image

Alger Sanchez, 19, and Anton Aseves, 22, were charged Sunday with one count each of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm and two counts each of attempted first-degree murder, police said. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:48:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Police marine unit plucks woman from lake after watercraft flips ]]>

A ride on a personal watercraft nearly turned deadly Sunday afternoon when Lake Michigan went from nearly flat to 6-foot waves in a matter of minutes. A 27-year-old woman, and her 28-year-old boyfriend — who were riding a personal watercraft — fell into 55-degree water when it overturned about 3 miles offshore just after 4 p.m., a police source said. The boyfriend was able to right the watercraft and climb back on. He tried to pull his girlfriend out of the water, but she struggled and couldn’t make it. ]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:48:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Man charged in Orange Line robbery ]]> Lead story image

Michael A. Taylor, 20, of the South Austin neighborhood, appeared before Cook County Judge James Brown on Sunday, charged with robbery in a stickup about 4:15 p.m. on July 16. Brown ordered Taylor held in lieu of $300,000 bail after Assistant State’s Attorney Beth Novy said Taylor was the man who collected passengers’ belongings during the robbery. ]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:45:48 -0500