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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Fix Your Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention

    October 16-The sixth and final Fix Your Mortgage foreclosure-prevention event in 2010 offers FREE, on-site loan modification application assistance and information to qualified, at-risk homeowners. This is the final event to be held in 2010 and co-...
  • 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-...
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in Near West Side crash

    A 22-year-old Norwood Park man was killed this morning when Chicago police said his vehicle collided with another at a Near West Side intersection. Killed was Shane P. Henry, of the 7700 block of West Hortense Avenue, according to the Cook County medical...
  • 5, including newborn, hurt in Near West Side crash

    Five people, including a day-old infant and a 16-year-old girl, were injured this morning when two sport-utility vehicles crashed near the United Center on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The head-on collision, which took place just after 2 a....
  • 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,...