| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Divers recovered a body in the Chicago River this afternoon on the Near West Side.Paramedics and divers responded at 1:20 p.m. to the river off Roosevelt Road and Lumber Street, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
The victim was...
| Nov 30, 2011
A visitor would expect to see the latest weapons in the battle against heart disease or cancer at the new Rush University Medical Center.
But the hospital — which will give the public a sneak preview Dec. 10 — is also stocked with an...
| Dec 2, 2011
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| Dec 7, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Somewhere in the Christmas box of many families, especially Christian families, lies "The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey," a sumptuously illustrated children's book about a woodcarver who, bereft after the loss of his wife and son, turns into such a...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:51 PM
A section of street near Oprah Winfrey's Near West Side studio will be named after her, Mayor Richard Daley announced today.
"It makes me very, very proud to have your name appear on one of Chicago's city streets," Daley said outside Harpo Studios,...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Three properties in Chicago were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 22 by the National Park Service. Their inclusion in this prestigious national list was announced Wednesday by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:00 PM
A Homan Square neighborhood man faces murder charges after Chicago police said he fatally shot two men early Christmas morning after he was kicked out of a Near West Side nightclub.
Police arrested Taiwan Smith, 26, at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, about two...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Austin, Englewood and the Near West Side each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said. Three days...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Another University of Illinois at Chicago student has been attacked during an attempted purse snatching, one day after a separate attack during which a student was knocked to the ground and her handbag taken in the same neighborhood.
The most recent...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 10:41 AM
A police officer shot a man while responding to a burglary-in-progress call this morning near the United Center on the Near West Side officials said.
The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Monroe Street, said Chicago Police...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 6:02 PM
Chicago police are searching for the driver of a SUV involved in a hit-and-run crash on the Near West Side that seriously injured an adult and three children.
The incident happened at about 4:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 6:38 AM
Four people, including two teenage girls, were injured in a shooting this morning on the city's Near West Side, police said.
Officers patrolling near the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue heard several gunshots at about 2:30 a.m. Seconds later, they...