Police had previously said the car crashed just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hawthorne Hill Apartments, and officers found the girl's body inside the vehicle. Police said Wednesday they had not yet received Whitis' cause of death from autopsy results, but said the girl had been shot before she died.
The vehicle she was driving was registered to a family member of hers, police said. No arrests were announced in the case.
One of the intruders was fatally shot and a resident was wounded as the men scuffled over the intruders’ guns, police said. The two were among 17 shooting victims in Chicago from 5 p.m. Tuesday into Wednesday, police said.
A Cass County man has been sentenced to almost three years in prison and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution after being convicted of stealing from two school districts while he was superintendent.
A woman serving a life sentence for the 1987 kidnapping and murder of Stephen Small, a Kankakee businessman who suffocated after being buried alive, was given another chance to challenge her sentence after her appeal was granted Thursday, according to the Illinois appellate court.
Three people accused of beating an Aurora police officer following a traffic stop last month are now facing attempted first-degree murder charges in connection with the incident, police and Kane County State's Attorney's Office officials said Wednesday.
An Iowa man arrested by Chicago police for having guns and ammunition in his hotel room told officers he "didn't mean to startle anyone" and simply forgot to remove the firearms from a bag while packing for a trip to the city, police video shows.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid often used in production of counterfeit drugs because it is inexpensive and easy to produce. Potentially lethal doses have been found in 26% of counterfeit prescription pills, according to lab analysis by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
In addition to the 98-month term, Paul Eric Collins, 55, also was ordered to pay $1,159,414 in restitution to his victims by U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago.
The 18-year-old woman was unresponsive when she was pulled from the river by the Chicago police marine unit. It wasn’t immediately clear whether dive team members went into the water in a rescue attempt.