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  • 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 happened 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...
  • Man shot during robbery near Medical Center

    A man was shot and wounded Monday night in an apparent robbery in the University Village neighborhood near Rush University Medical Center on the Near West Side. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Harrison Street, Chicago police...
  • Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop

    Quinn marks group's 1,000th citizenship workshop
    Claudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
  • 2-alarm fire at Near West Side manufacturer

    2-alarm fire at Near West Side manufacturer
    After three hours, Chicago firefighters brought under control a two-alarm blaze at a manufacturing business on the Near West Side this morning. The fire broke out at Bond Corp., 2100 W. Fulton St., at 4:10 a.m. The firm is a manufacturer of speciality...
  • Person struck by Metra train on Near West Side

    Metra trains on the Milwaukee District North line were moving again this morning after after an outbound train struck a pedestrian, a spokeswoman for the agency said. One person was taken in critical condition from the scene on the tracks near Aberdeen...
  • 8 young men shot to death in last week

    Eight men in their 20s or younger were shot to death in eight Chicago community areas in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. The victims were: a 17-year-old Monday in Roseland; a 19-year-old Sunday in West Englewood; a 23-...