| 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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 9:45 PM
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,...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:37 AM
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,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:13 AM
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...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:50 AM
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...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:25 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:35 PM
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-...
| 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...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:50 AM
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...
| May 11, 2011
| 5:51 PM
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,...