| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:45 PM
A woman crossing a West Loop street was struck and fatally injured by a tanker truck this morning, authorities said.
The victim was identified as Catherine Cong Ye, 24, whose last confirmed address was in the 1200 block of Northampton Street in State...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his latest partnership with Coca-Cola: The soft drink giant will pay for 50,000 blue recycling carts for Chicago homes and in return gets to put images of Coke products on the lids of the familiar bins.
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:00 PM
Two men were shot Monday night and afternoon in separate attacks on the Southwest Side and Near West Side.
Most recently in the University Village neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm at 6:02 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Hastings...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 7:21 AM
Shootings within an hour of each other left a 19-year-old man dead and seven men injured early this morning, authorities said.
About 1:50 a.m., the 19-year-old and a 23-year-old man were shot while walking in the 1300 block of West Hastings Street on...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Police issued a community alert this afternoon warning of a pair of robbers who have targeted cell phone stores on the Near West Side.
The robbers entered the stores brandishing a handgun before demanding money, police said.
One of the robberies...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:11 AM
A church on Chicago’s Near West Side finds itself in perfect harmony with Pope Francis, the new leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.
St. Francis of Assisi Church is named after the same saint as the new pope, and its parish is almost...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Shootings on the West and South sides left a 17-year-old boy dead and two other teenagers wounded Saturday evening, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened about 6 p.m., as the 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were sitting in a car in the 2400 block...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Two suspects in a recent bank robbery were injured in a car crash on the Near West Side today, authorities said.
At 2:40 p.m., paramedics were called to Ogden Avenue and Madison Street and took two people in good condition to Rush University Medical...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Rush University Medical Center just completed a massive, $654 million hospital as part of a $1 billion campaign to update its Near West Side campus. …...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 9:59 PM
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...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 7:07 AM
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...