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.
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.
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.
Nearly a year after Chicago residents testified in federal court to allege mistreatment by Chicago police officers during protests last summer, a court official in charge of monitoring court-mandated police reform has issued a lengthy special report detailing the scope of police conduct, as well as the city’s chaotic response to the demonstrations.