Joaquin Gonzalez, 33, of Chicago, had just gotten into a car with a woman around 1:20 a.m. when a stranger approached them and started a fight, then attacked Gonzalez with a knife.
Police arrested 30-year-old Harlin Ramos overnight. He's now charged with murder.
Police say the woman, who escaped unharmed, tried to help Gonzalez but he died at the scene.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.