Museum of Science and Industry To Display SpaceX Dragon 

By Gary Parker, The Chicago Times

December 2, 2022

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.

Teenager Shot To Death On South Side Porch

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times

November 30, 2022

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.

No suspects are in custody.

Pedestrian Hit By Metra Train In Arlington Heights

By The Chicago Time Staff

November 30, 2022

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.

Woman Arrested After Stealing Bag Of Money Armored Truck

By Joseph Accardo, The Chicago Times

November 28, 2022

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. 

Charges are pending.

Photo: Graeme Sloan/Sipa/Reuters

Man Fatally Shot Inside Auburn Gresham Home

By The Chicago Times Staff

November 26, 2022

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.

Woman Killed, Teen Wounded In South Side Shooting

By The Chicago Times Staff

November 26, 2022

CHICAGO –  A woman was killed and a teenage boy was injured Friday night in a drive-by shooting on the South Side. 

Chicago police say around 8:30 pm, a 42-year-old woman was walking with a teenager in the 2300 block of East 100th Street when someone opened fire on them from a black SUV. 

The female victim was shot in the hip and taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

The male victim was wounded in the shoulder and taken to an area hospital where he is listed in good condition.

No suspects are in custody.