Four @ 4: Jan. 13 Update

1. Divers Still Searching for Woman Who Fell in Chicago River
The Chicago Police Marine Unit is still searching for the body of a 21-year-old woman who fell into the Chicago River just after midnight, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was trying to help a 26-year-old man she was with who had fallen into the water while lunging for his phone after it dropped on the riverwalk. That man died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at roughly 3:14 a.m., and a 23-year-old man who was also with them remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Instagram: A rescue diver slides across the ice looking for survivors. (Video by Peter Nickeas/Chicago Tribune)

2. Firearm Seizures Down in 2013
According to RedEye, the Chicago Police Department said it seized 6,813 illegally possessed or used firearms in 2013, down from the roughly 7,400 firearms it seized in 2012. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a mandatory three-year minimum sentence on gun violations in Illinois. Check out the Red Line Project’s coverage of Chicago’s gun violence problem.

3. Chicago Woman Falls to Death in San Diego
An unidentified Chicago-area woman fell to her death in San Diego Sunday evening. According to Fox 5 San Diego, the 25-year-old was posing for a picture at Sunset Cliffs when she slipped and fell. A San Diego police officer told the Tribune that although there are fences, cement blocks and warning signs to prevent such accidents, “people still want to get that photo.”

4. Derrick Rose Back on His Feet
After undergoing surgery in November to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose is off crutches and is expected to resume travelling with the team in the coming weeks, reports ESPN Chicago. The news comes a day after general manager Gar Forman said the team is “retooling,” not rebuilding, on CSN Chicago’s Bulls Pregame Live.

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Published by Jakub Rudnik

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