September 30, 2013 |
Thirty-three people suffered minor injuries after an empty train struck a Chicago Transit Authority train while it was stopped at a station Monday morning, according to a transit spokeswoman. No one was seriously hurt, Lambrini Lukidis, a spokeswoman for the CTA, told the Los Angeles Times. A westbound CTA train was stopped at the Harlem station on the Blue line west of downtown when an out-of-service train, headed east without any passengers, hit the in-service train. Taylor Pettiford was waiting at Harlem Avenue for the train that would take her to school when she heard screaming, according to the Chicago Tribune . "Stop!
September 27, 2013 |
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is examining its operations in an effort that is likely to result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers. The company acknowledged a cost-cutting review is underway after Chicago business blogger Robert Feder wrote late Thursday that Tribune may slash as much as $100 million in expenses from its eight daily newspapers. A Tribune spokesman called Feder's report "grossly inaccurate" and said the company has not set an expense reduction target.
September 23, 2013 |
Two men are being held in connection with last week's shooting at a Chicago park in which 13 people were injured, including a 3-year-old boy, the Chicago Tribune reported. Chicago police would not comment on the report, and no news conference has been scheduled on the case, a police spokesman said. According to the Tribune, the two men were taken into custody Sunday. The men, both 22, were arrested around 7:30 p.m. CDT in an abandoned building in the 5200 block of South Marshfield Avenue, the newspaper said.
September 21, 2013 |
One day after 13 people were shot and wounded in a Chicago park, a rash of separate shootings erupted across the city overnight Friday and into Saturday morning leaving five dead and at least six injured, police said. The latest shooting involved a 51-year-old man who was wounded in the stomach just after 5:30 a.m., a spokesman for the Chicago police department told The Times. Between 1:30 p.m. Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday, eight other shootings left five dead and four injured -- with victims ranging from 14 to 41 years old, the Chicago Tribune reported.
September 20, 2013 |
The week began with 12 people shot to death in the nation's capital of Washington and ended with 13 shot and wounded in a park in Chicago, dubbed the nation's murder capital because of its high rate of violence. Three of the victims of the Chicago attack, including a 3-year-old child, were listed in critical condition Friday morning, a spokesman for the Chicago police told the Los Angeles Times. Ten others are listed in serious or fair condition in various hospitals, the spokesman said.
September 19, 2013 |
At least 10 people and a child were injured in a shooting at an outdoor basketball court on Chicago's South Side late Thursday, according to local fire department and media reports. The child was seriously wounded, according to the Chicago Fire Department; one responder over scanner traffic guessed that the child was 3 years old. The fire department said three other victims were seriously hurt, five others moderately wounded and two lightly injured. The victims were taken to four different hospitals.