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  • 15 people shot since mid-day Friday

    15 people shot since mid-day Friday
    At least 15 people were shot, one fatally, across the city between mid-day Friday and early Saturday morning, police said. The most recent incident at about 2:55 a.m. Saturday left four people wounded in Humboldt Park. The four walked into Norwegian...
  • Site identified for New York's Obama library bid

    Site identified for New York's Obama library bid
    Columbia University in New York City will make a bid to build the Obama presidential library on its Manhattanville campus in West Harlem, where the structure would be a cornerstone of the university’s $6.3 billion expansion into the economically...
  • Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange

    Pelosi backs Obama on Bergdahl exchange
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five suspected Taliban members for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress and said she would have supported the move if it had been done...
  • Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side

    Police seek 2 men in purse snatchings on Near West Side
    Chicago police are seeking two men after three violent purse snatchings in the West Town community this month. The first occurred around 9:40 p.m. on May 12 in the 1100 block of North Wood Street, the second around 12:25 a.m. on May 22 in the 1700 block...
  • Police warn of purse-snatchers in West Town

    Police warn of purse-snatchers in West Town
    West Town is facing an uptick in purse-snatchers this month, according to a Chicago Police Department alert. The alert said one or two men have been approaching women in the Near West Side community area, attacking them and stealing their purses. The...
  • 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...
  • Man hurt in Ukraine protest back home in Chicago

    Man hurt in Ukraine protest back home in Chicago
    A Chicago native who said he was injured while protesting at the Maidan in Kiev in mid-February has returned to Chicago and will be speaking about the conflict at 6 p.m. Saturday night at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. George Sajewych, 68,...
  • 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...
  • Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp

    Cops investigating overnight gunfire on downtown Kennedy ramp
    State police briefly closed two downtown ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday morning after someone in a vehicle fired gunshots, authorities said. About 3:40 a.m., police were alerted to shots fired in the area of the 700 block of West Adams...
  • 2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident

    2 held after Kennedy Expressway shots fired incident
    Two West Side men including a parolee are facing charges after police said shots were fired in a car causing state police to close two West Loop ramps of the Kennedy Expressway early Saturday, police said. Martez Staples, 25, of the 1200 block of...
  • UIC makes bid for Obama presidential library and museum

    UIC makes bid for Obama presidential library and museum
    The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Sunday that it wants to house President Barack Obama's future library and museum, joining a growing list of contenders. UIC is exploring at least five sites on its Near West Side campus, said university...
  • 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...