Tag Archives: Chicago

Police: 13 people shot at house party in Chicago

Police: 13 people shot at house party in ChicagoA shooting at a house party early Sunday on Chicago's South Side wounded 13 people, four of them critically, Chicago police said. The shooting stemmed from a dispute at a house party that was “given in memorial of a subject slain in April,” Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said. Two people are being questioned, Waller said.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassigned

Report: Officer recorded kissing Chicago chief reassignedA female officer who was reportedly caught on video kissing then-Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson at a popular restaurant in October was transferred weeks later from his personal security detail to another role on the police force, a department spokesman said. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi confirmed to WBEZ that the officer, who was appointed to Johnson’s security detail in 2016, was reassigned in early November to the technical services bureau. Johnson’s attorney, Thomas Needham, didn’t respond to questions about a relationship or the officer’s transfer, the radio station reported.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV running

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV runningFormer Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said he "did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago."



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV running

The fired Chicago police superintendent says he made a 'poor decision' on the night he was found asleep at a stop sign with his SUV runningFormer Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson said he "did not intentionally mislead or deceive the Mayor or the people of Chicago."



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lying

Chicago mayor fires police chief weeks before his retirement, accusing him of lyingChicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday even though he was about to retire, accusing him of lying to her about an incident in October when patrol officers found him sleeping in his car. Johnson's termination comes weeks after he announced his retirement after leading the second-largest U.S. police force for three years, saying that the job had taken a toll on his health, family and friends. In the early morning of Oct. 17, police officers found Johnson, 59, in his car.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

In just a few hours, Chicago police officer runs a race, saves a life, and proposes to his girlfriend

In just a few hours, Chicago police officer runs a race, saves a life, and proposes to his girlfriendWhen Sgt. Mike Nowacki ran the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K in Chicago earlier this month, he had one goal: reach the finish line and then propose to his girlfriend.Before he could complete the 15K, Nowacki — who was wearing 50 pounds of SWAT gear — heard people shouting for a medic. He ran over to investigate, and found a woman on the ground, not breathing. Nowacki and a firefighter gave the woman CPR, and she was rushed to a hospital. Nowacki later found out she was suffering from cardiac arrest, and the Chicago Police Department said doctors declared that his quick response saved her life.Nowacki said that while running, he was trying to "come up with something good to say" to his girlfriend, Erin Gubala, and the medical emergency made him temporarily lose focus. Gubala is also a police officer, and met Nowacki at the finish line. She thought he was going to tell her all about the incident, Gubala told reporters, but instead, he got down on one knee. "I thought he was hurt … and then I realized what was going on," she explained. With hundreds of spectators watching, Gubala said yes. More stories from theweek.com In new memoir, Nikki Haley says Rex Tillerson and John Kelly discussed resisting Trump The therapeutic benefits of taking out the garbage Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districts



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

The Trump Organization reportedly can't get anyone to fill retail space in its Chicago hotel

The Trump Organization reportedly can't get anyone to fill retail space in its Chicago hotelAny takers?Apparently not for the Trump Organization, which can't seem to find anyone to fill the street-level retail space at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, The Washington Post reports.The hotel has reportedly been struggling on several fronts during Trump's presidency, with profits reportedly falling 89 percent between 2015 and 2018, but the vacant space is a stark reminder. The Post obtained documents the company filed with Cook County tax assessors showing how difficult it's been to fill the void, which is reportedly equivalent to the size of two Whole Foods stores.A firm hired by the Trump Organization to find tenants told the county it had reached out to 81 potential businesses across various industries, but no one said yes, the documents revealed.The Trump Organization had previously argued that the hotel's struggles were related to crime in Chicago, but that's probably not the case since the hotel's competitors have actually seen increases in room revenue. The Post reports that the company's lawyers told the county that they believed the hotel is "suffering from unfair political backlash" as a result of Trump's presidency. Read more at The Washington Post.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Chicago teenager accused of shooting 7-year-old girl on Halloween faces court hearing Monday

Chicago teenager accused of shooting 7-year-old girl on Halloween faces court hearing MondayThe teenage boy accused of shooting a Chicago girl who was out trick-or-treating on Halloween faces a court hearing Monday.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Chicago teen charged in suspected gang shooting that injured girl who was trick-or-treating

Chicago teen charged in suspected gang shooting that injured girl who was trick-or-treatingA 7-year-old girl was trick-or-treating in Chicago when she was hit by a stray bullet. A teenager has now been charged.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike days

Chicago teachers strike continues into 11th day over one last demand: Make up strike daysThe Chicago Teachers Union voted to accept a tentative agreement with Mayor Lori Lightfoot. But the mayor says she won't pay teachers for striking.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines