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  • 5 wounded in overnight shootings on South, West Sides

    5 wounded in overnight shootings on South, West Sides
    At least five people were wounded in overnight shootings on Chicago’s West and South Sides, police said. The first incident occurred about 9:19 p.m. Friday in the 3900 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side,...
  • 1 injured in Near West Side crash

    1 injured in Near West Side crash
    One person was critically injured in a traffic accident that reportedly involved a vehicle rolling over on a bicyclist on the city's Near West Side. The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. at the intersection of Madison Street and Hoyne Avenue, said...
  • Man pleads guilty in CTA electrocution death

    The day after two co-defendants were convicted by separate juries, a Near West Side man pleaded guilty to his role in a fight on a CTA Red Line platform that led to the electrocution death of a Chicago man. A Cook County judge sentenced Martell Johnson,...
  • Two hurt in fire at CHA building

    Two people, including an 85-year-old man, were injured in an overnight fire in a Chicago Housing Authority-owned senior building on the city's Near West Side. Firefighters quickly extinguished a mattress fire about 1:30 a.m. inside a unit at the Patrick...
  • Cops: Off-duty officer shoots pit bull in West Side alley

    Cops: Off-duty officer shoots pit bull in West Side alley
    An off-duty Chicago police officer shot and wounded a pit bull after it and another dog growled and advanced on him as he was getting out of his car Thursday night on the Near West Side, police said. The dogs' owner and his family said the dog that was...
  • 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...
  • Grenade found at Goodwill was inert replica

    A worker at a Goodwill Store on the Near West Side this afternoon found what appeared to be a grenade among donated items, but police later determined it was only a replica, Chicago police said. The incident happenedĀ about 12:30 p.m. at the store in the...
  • Former teacher gets probation for sex with student

    A former teacher at a Near West Side Christian high school was sentenced to 24 months of sex offender probation today after she pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students. Kathryn Vail-Wesley, 24, will be required to register on the state's...
  • Chicago firefighter dies on duty, apparently of natural causes

    Chicago firefighter dies on duty, apparently of natural causes
    A Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died today, apparently of natural causes, while he was on duty at a firehouse on the Near West Side, officials said. Patrick Hannon, 51, was found unresponsive in a firehouse near the 2500 block of South Throop...
  • Person shot by officer during West Side burglary call

    A police officer shot a man while responding to a burglary-in-progress call this morning near the United Center on the Near West Side officials said. The incident happened about 6:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West Monroe Street, said Chicago Police...
  • 3 kids, woman hurt in Near West Side hit-run

    Chicago police are searching for the driver of a SUV involved in a hit-and-run crash on the Near West Side that seriously injured an adult and three children. The incident happened at about 4:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said...
  • 4 people shot, wounded on Near West Side

    Four people, including two teenage girls, were injured in a shooting this morning on the city's Near West Side, police said. Officers patrolling near the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue heard several gunshots at about 2:30 a.m. Seconds later, they...