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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No Chicago homicides for 5 days

    Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined. Chicago recorded no homicides...