Chicago Police Shoots 13-year-old Passenger of Stolen Vehicle
An unarmed 13-year-old is in critical condition after being shot by a Chicago Police officer Wednesday night. According to the Chicago Suntimes, the teen was a passenger in a Grey Sedan wanted for a carjacking in Oak Park the day prior, law enforcement sources said. The victim, a boy, was injured at approximately 10:15 pm. Officers pulled over the car, and he fled from the vehicle running in the 800 block of North Cicero in the Austin neighborhood, according to a police statement.
Chicago Police Officer Injured During Traffic Stop
A Chicago Police officer is in the hospital after being struck by a stolen vehicle while attempting to stop the driver in the South Loop neighborhood Saturday night. ABC 7 News reports that officers spotted a stolen Saturn Sedan at approximately 9 p.m. and attempted to conduct a traffic stop near Grant Park. The vehicle fled but had to come to a halt due to traffic, and that's when officers exited their cars on foot, police said.
Rideshare Drivers Demand Better Pay, 70-year-old Driver Carjacked
Chicago rideshare drivers demand better wages promoting the Living Wage and Safety Oridence introduced by Alderman Roderick Sawyer. ABC 7 News reports that drivers held a rally outside the Chicago Uber hub in the Noble Square neighborhood Wednesday, voicing concerns and frustrations about low pay. The group said they are struggling to make ends meet, as the majority drive for the companies full-time.