Car crashes into River North business; suspect in custody

A luxury SUV plowed into the front entrance of a Walgreens at Clark and Ontario in River North Monday evening in what appeared to be an intentional act.

It happened at 5:14pm. A Land Rover Discovery hit the front entrance of the store, driving through its revolving doors. The 32-year-old driver has been taken into custody and was not injured.


Chicago Police said the SUV was headed southbound on Clark, when it swerved and crashed into the store.  Remarkably, police said after the first impact, the vehicle reversed, then slammed into the building at least one more time.

Officers had the crash site cordoned off for hours after the collision. The Walgreens was closed to regular customers, except for those who had vaccination appointments. They were allowed in through a side door.

Charges against the driver are pending.  No word yet on a motive.