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Near West Side

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  • Ralph G. Scheu, 1928-2014

     Ralph G. Scheu, 1928-2014
    Attorney Ralph G. Scheu, longtime president of the 100 Club of Chicago, was passionate about the civilian organization's mission to provide for the families of fallen firefighters and police officers. Mr. Scheu, 85, died Friday, May 16, at...
  • Illinois deals with Medicaid application backlogs

    Illinois deals with Medicaid application backlogs
    Vincent Guerrero applied Dec. 10. Donald Weeks, a diabetic who suffered a heart attack a few years back, submitted his application Dec. 23. Three months later, neither man has gained coverage under Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program...
  • Police: Man tried to lure boy into car in Wicker Park

    Police: Man tried to lure boy into car in Wicker Park
    Chicago police have issued a community alert for the Wicker Park neighborhood after a man tried to lure a 10-year-old boy into his car while the child was walking to school this morning. According to a release from the Chicago Police Department Office...
  • Goodnight, Godfather

    Goodnight, Godfather
    As the dance music community mourned the loss of an international icon Tuesday, it also looked back to remember his legacy. Frankie Knuckles (known as "the Godfather of House Music" for his pioneering work in the 1980s creating the genre now known as...
  • Cops issue alert after 3 hold ups on Near West Side

    Cops issue alert after 3 hold ups on Near West Side
    Chicago police have issued a community alert after three hold ups were reported on the Near West Side. The incidents apparently happened at the hands of the same suspect, police said. In each case the man approached a victim, displayed a handgun and...
  • Man seriously injured after jumping from burning building on West Side

    Man seriously injured after jumping from burning building on West Side
    A man was seriously injured after he jumped from a window when fire broke out in the top floor of a single occupancy hotel on the Near West Side this morning, officials said. The fire broke out shortly after 8 a.m. on the fourth floor of the Royalton...
  • FBI informant who made secret recordings testifies at kidnap trial

    FBI informant who made secret recordings testifies at kidnap trial
    Chicago real estate mogul George Michael was lunching with several reputed mobsters at a popular Near West Side restaurant in 2012 when he was introduced to a tall, well-dressed man who took an immediate liking to him, offering to help with the...
  • Winfrey's Harpo Studios selling West Side campus

    Winfrey's Harpo Studios selling West Side campus
    Harpo Studios, the production company founded by Oprah Winfrey, will sell its four-building campus on the West Side to Chicago developer Sterling Bay Companies in a sale-leaseback transaction that would keep Winfrey’s studio at the site for at least...
  • Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios selling West Side campus

    Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios selling West Side campus
    Harpo Studios, the production company founded by Oprah Winfrey, will sell its four-building campus on the West Side to Chicago developer Sterling Bay Companies in a sale-leaseback transaction that would keep Winfrey's studio at the site for at least the...
  • CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015

    CTA plans to rebuild Medical District Blue Line station in 2015
    The CTA will begin work next year to reconstruct the main station house at the Blue Line's Illinois Medical District station and add an elevator and rebuild ramps to the platforms. The CTA board on Tuesday approved an agreement with the Emanuel...
  • Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season

    Man found under bridge is 3rd cold death of season
    A man discovered unresponsive under a bridge in the North Park neighborhood this week became the third person to die from causes related to cold exposure this season, authorities said. David Kraft, 52, who was believed to be homeless and gave his home...
  • Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago

    Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago
    A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said. Julie...