CHICAGO – The Museum of Science and Industry will display the very first commercial spacecraft to bring astronauts to the International Space Station.
MSI announced that it will display the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft as a permanent exhibit in the Henry Crown Space Center by the spring of next year. According to MSI, the Dragon has traveled to space twice and has delivered supplies and hardware to the ISS.
The Henry Crown Space Center also holds other space treasures for visitors including the Aurora 7 capsule, Apollo 8 spacecraft, and the training lunar module used in preparation for the Apollo 11 moon landing.
CHICAGO – A 15-year-old boy was shot to death Tuesday night in the Englewood neighborhood.
Chicago police said, around 9 pm, the male victim was sitting on the porch of a home in the 700 block of West 60th Street when two gunmen walked up and opened fire. The victim was shot in the abdomen and later pronounced dead at an area hospital.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – A pedestrian was hit by a Metra train Wednesday morning at a railroad crossing in Arlington Heights.
Authorities have asked people to avoid the railroad crossing at North Ridge Avenue and Northwest Highway.
Metra sent out an alert informing riders that inbound and outbound traffic on the Union Pacific Northwest Line is halted near Arlington Heights and that there is limited service between Des Plaines and Chicago.
CHICAGO – A woman was arrested Monday after allegedly stealing a bag of money outside a North Side bank.
According to Chicago police, around 12:30 pm, a woman allegedly stole a bag containing cash from a Brinks armored truck in the 5700 block of North Broadway outside of a Chase Bank.
In daring fashion, the female suspect fled the scene but was quickly captured by Chicago police in the 1100 block of West Granville Avenue. Police recovered the money sack, which is rumored to have contained $200,000.
CHICAGO – A man was shot to death Saturday morning during an argument inside a home in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Chicago police said a male victim, 60, was shot multiple times while arguing with a man he knew inside a home in the 7800 block of South Honore Street around 3:45 am. The victim was taken to an area hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest, stomach, and right thigh. The victim was later pronounced dead.
According to police, the suspect dropped the handgun and fled the house but was later arrested by officers near the scene of the crime.