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  • Man, 26, accused of fatally shooting 2 outside Near West Side club

    Man, 26, accused of fatally shooting 2 outside Near West Side club
    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...
  • 2 double homicides in 2 days in Chicago

    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...
  • Suspect sought in two Near West Side purse snatchings

    Suspect sought in two Near West Side purse snatchings
    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...
  • Woman burned while smoking and using oxygen

    Woman burned while smoking and using oxygen
    A 51-year-old woman who uses oxygen tanks to breathe suffered face and inhalation burns this morning while she was smoking inside her Near West Side home. The incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. in the 100 block of North Leavitt Street in the city's...
  • Mount Sinai Hospital campus building evacuated for bomb threat

    Mount Sinai Hospital campus building evacuated for bomb threat
    A bomb threat was called in this morning to a building on the campus of Mount Sinai Hospital on the Near West Side, forcing the evacuation of about 70 people, police said. The threat was reported at about 9:30 a.m. near 15th Street and Fairfield Avenue,...
  • Man dies after being pulled from Chicago River

    Man dies after being pulled from Chicago River
    A young man died at a Chicago hospital Tuesday night a short time after officers from the Chicago police's Marine unit pulled him from the south branch of the Chicago River, authorities said. Marine unit officers pulled the 20-year-old man from the...
  • Shootings on Southwest, Near West Sides leave 3 hospitalized

    Shootings on Southwest, Near West Sides leave 3 hospitalized
    Shootings on the Near West Side and in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side sent three people to hospitals today, authorities said.   At 3:28 p.m. someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the left hip and lower right back while he was in the 4000...
  • Rosie O'Donnell and talk show reportedly leaving Chicago

    Rosie O'Donnell and talk show reportedly leaving Chicago
    Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly leaving Chicago and relocating her talk show to New York City. The Huffington Post reports that insiders who work on the show say O'Donnell finds it difficult to get guests to travel to Chicago and appear on her show. She is...
  • Emanuel: 'Disappointed' about Rosie show leaving West Side

    Emanuel: 'Disappointed' about Rosie show leaving West Side
    Rosie O'Donnell's reported decision to move her talk show to New York is disappointing, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today, but added he will focus on ways to keep the West Side neighborhood where the show now tapes a cultural destination. O'Donnell put her...
  • Man fatally stabbed outside Near West Side liquor store

    Man fatally stabbed outside Near West Side liquor store
    A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday in what Chicago police suspect may have been an internal gang dispute, authorities said. The stabbing occurred just after 8 p.m. in front of a liquor store in the 200 block of South Western Avenue in...
  • Austin sees 6th homicide of year

    Austin on Friday saw its second homicide of the month and sixth homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 24-year-old man was shot to death in the 400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, police said. Austin, the city's...
  • Chicago reaches 100 homicides for the year

    Chicago reaches 100 homicides for the year
    Chicago on Wednesday reached 100 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has hit this mark in at least seven years, RedEye and police data show. Seventeen homicides have been recorded in the last week--including four each on Saturday and Sunday, a...