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Chicago protest Logan Square: After thousands march for justice in Adam Toledo CPD killing, police prepared for more rallies

Chicago protest Logan Square: After thousands march for justice in Adam Toledo CPD killing, police prepared for more rallies

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutLogan Square Park protest mostly peaceful; some clashed with policeBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thousands of demonstrators rallied and marched in Logan Square Friday, one day after the city released video of the Chicago police shooting that claimed 13-year-old Adam Toledo's life. CPD is prepared for more protests as the weekend continues.By 6 p.m. Friday, several hundred people had gathered in Logan Square Park with plans to march to Mayor Lori Lightfoot's house nearby, though police barricades kept them from getting too close.WATCH | Hundreds of demonstrators gather in...

April 17, 2021
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Chicago carjackings down 86% since January, CPD data shows

Chicago carjackings down 86% since January, CPD data shows

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago streets may be a little safer for motorists now that there's been a significant drop in the number of carjackings in the city."We've had approximately 50 officers that we've embedded into each detective division and they are working closely with the detectives," Deputy Chief of Detectives Rahman Muhammad.The deputy chief of detectives credits not only to the work of the Chicago Police Department Vehicular Hijacking Taskforce - which is comprised of local and federal law enforcement partners - for the decline, but also the public, who...

April 14, 2021
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Chicago River dyeing 2021: Green makes appearance for toned down St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Chicago River dyeing 2021: Green makes appearance for toned down St. Patrick's Day celebrations

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's no surprise St. Patrick's Day 2021 will again be toned down in Chicago amid the COVID pandemic, but the mayor's office announced early Saturday that one thing will be the same -- a green river.The traditional river dyeing event has been canceled as part of a series of measures put in place to ensure safe celebrations during the pandemic, Mayor Lori Lightfoot's office said.But the city still partnered with the Chicago Plumbers Union Local 130 to honor the long-standing tradition by dyeing the Chicago River green.In order to minimize crowds...

March 13, 2021
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Carjacking safety tips: What to do if you're approached by a carjacker

Carjacking safety tips: What to do if you're approached by a carjacker

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say there's been an uptick in carjackings in the last few months. Security expert Moody Andrews explains what to do if you're caught in a similar crime.You may think it won't happen to you, but it only takes seconds to become the victim of a carjacking. If confronted, Andrews says to simply give up the car."You have a lot of opportunities to do things right, to keep yourself from being a victim," Andrews said. "You also have to remember something, the best witness is you."SEE ALSO | Andrews has spent more than 25 years in law...

January 15, 2021
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Markham family discovers dismembered remains in visiting relative's luggage, police say; man to be extradited to Kentucky

Markham family discovers dismembered remains in visiting relative's luggage, police say; man to be extradited to Kentucky

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutMelvin Martin Jr. waives right to extradition hearing at court appearanceBy and MARKHAM, Ill. (WLS) -- A man who police said has been charged after bringing dismembered human remains from Kentucky to visit Markham relatives appeared at a court hearing Thursday morning.Melvin Martin Jr., 30, waived extradition to Kentucky. He will face murder and domestic violence charges there.Police said Martin took a Greyhound bus from his home in Louisville to Chicago last Friday to travel to his mother's home in south suburban Markham. They said he traveled with multiple bags...

September 17, 2020
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Cabrini Green shooting: Boy, 9, killed on Near North Side ID'd, medical examiner says

Cabrini Green shooting: Boy, 9, killed on Near North Side ID'd, medical examiner says

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutJanari Andre Ricks wanted to play professional basketball, inspired neighborhood kidsBy and Jesse Kirsch CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday night in the Cabrini Green neighborhood on the city's Near North Side, Chicago police said.The child was identified as Janari Andre Ricks, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.Police said at around 6 p.m. in the 900-block of North Cambridge Avenue, a shooter approached the victim and several other people outside and opened fire in their direction. Police said the boy was playing in...

August 1, 2020
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27 shot, 4 fatally so far in Chicago weekend violence, police say; deaths include 15-year-old boy

27 shot, 4 fatally so far in Chicago weekend violence, police say; deaths include 15-year-old boy

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutMan, 25, shot in Loop, Chicago fire officials sayBy and CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence also continues to plague the community.So far this weekend, 27 people have been shot, four fatally, as of Saturday evening.A 25-year-old man was shot in the area of State and Monroe streets about 8:40 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police said he was involved in a verbal altercation before being shot. He was hit in the leg and transported in good condition.One person has been...

July 11, 2020
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Bicyclist run over by Chicago city truck in Avondale in critical condition

Bicyclist run over by Chicago city truck in Avondale in critical condition

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutIncident near Belmont, Milwaukee captured on surveillance videoBy CHICAGO (WLS) -- A bicyclist was struck and pinned underneath a city truck on Chicago's Northwest Side Tuesday morning.The accident happened at the corner of W. Belmont Ave. and N Milwaukee Ave. around 8:30 a.m. in the Avondale neighborhood.Witnesses said a woman on a bike was struck and dragged by a city maintenance truck as its driver made a right turn at the busy intersection.Video from a nearby business captured the accident. ABC7 has blurred the disturbing images that show the woman underneath...

June 23, 2020
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