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  • Cops warn of Near West Side robberies

    Cops warn of Near West Side robberies
    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...
  • Suspect in Mag Mile stabbing had 60 arrests, 9 felony convictions

    Suspect in Mag Mile stabbing had 60 arrests, 9 felony convictions
    Just one day after attending a meeting to reintroduce felons into their communities, a recent parolee with a decades-long rap sheet and history of violence stabbed an Oak Brook doctor during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant over the weekend,...
  • Police: Wisconsin man tries to leave son, 3, with strangers at bus station

    Police: Wisconsin man tries to leave son, 3, with strangers at bus station
    An intoxicated 31-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested late last night at the Greyhound bus station after asking complete strangers if someone could keep an eye on his 3-year-old son, police said. Joseph Corter, of an unspecified address in Peshtigo,...
  • UIC issues alert after 2 students robbed near campus

    UIC issues alert after 2 students robbed near campus
    The University of Illinois at Chicago is asking students to be alert after two students were robbed at gunpoint in separate incidents earlier this week. In the first robbery, a student told authorities he was walking south on Racine Avenue just south...
  • Englewood gunshot victim was in city for brother's birthday

    Englewood gunshot victim was in city for brother's birthday
    A 34-year-old southwest suburban man who was in the city to celebrate his brother's birthday Friday was shot to death about 11:30 p.m. Friday on an Englewood street, according to police. A dark SUV heading east on 71st Street pulled up on the 7100...
  • 7 kids taken to hospitals after school bus hits median

    7 kids taken to hospitals after school bus hits median
    Seven children were taken to hospitals for observation after a school bus hit a median on the Near West Side this morning. The bus hit the median around 8:05 a.m. at Hoyne Avenue and Madison Street as it swerved to avoid another vehicle, said Chicago...
  • Humboldt Park sees 3 homicides in 3 days

    Humboldt Park recorded homicides on three consecutive days in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Monday, a 36-year-old woman was shot to death in the 3300 block of West North Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 21-...
  • Near West Side church shares much with Pope Francis

    Near West Side church shares much with Pope Francis
    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...
  • 3 teens shot, 1 fatally, Saturday evening

    3 teens shot, 1 fatally, Saturday evening
    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...
  • UIC student robbed at gunpoint

    UIC student robbed at gunpoint
    A University of Illinois at Chicago student was robbed at gunpoint yesterday off campus in the Near West Side community, according to the university. The woman was walking in the 500 block of South Oakley Boulevard about 9:18 p.m. Thursday when she...
  • Hairy heist at beauty supply firm

    Hairy heist at beauty supply firm
    The last time crooks broke into Jay Han's beauty supply store on the Near West Side, they made off with cash. Early Easter morning, some enterprising thieves made off with more valuable loot: Nearly $80,000 worth of human hair. The break-in occurred...
  • Oprah to get street named after her

    Oprah to get street named after her
    A section of street near Oprah Winfrey's Near West Side studio will be named after her, Mayor Richard Daley announced today. "It makes me very, very proud to have your name appear on one of Chicago's city streets," Daley said outside Harpo Studios,...