| Aug 11, 2011
| 2:56 AM
A 51-year-old woman who uses oxygen tanks to breathe suffered face and inhalation burns this morning while she was smoking inside her Near West Side home.
The incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. in the 100 block of North Leavitt Street in the city's...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:24 AM
A bomb threat was called in this morning to a building on the campus of Mount Sinai Hospital on the Near West Side, forcing the evacuation of about 70 people, police said.
The threat was reported at about 9:30 a.m. near 15th Street and Fairfield Avenue,...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 7:37 PM
A person was found injured by a freight train on railroad tracks on the Near West side this evening, officials said.
Fire crews were called to Union Pacific Railroad tracks that run parallel to Talman Avenue, at Washington Boulevard, about 8:15 p.m.,...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:23 AM
The body of a man was found this morning stuffed inside a city of Chicago garbage can in the University Village/Little Italy neighborhood on the Near West Side, officials said.
According to preliminary information, the unidentified man appeared to be...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Investigators from the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Squad are investigating a report of a suspicious package found at the Jesse Brown VA hospital on the Near West Side, police and fire officials said.
The report was made at 6 p.m. at one of the...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 8:04 AM
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,...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 12:25 PM
When first lady Michelle Obama comes home to Chicago next Tuesday, a group photo with her at a campaign fundraiser won’t come cheap.
The asking price for a ticket to a "family photo reception" is $10,000, according to an invitation to the event....
| Oct 22, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Four people, including two University of Illinois at Chicago police officers, were injured in a three-vehicle accident on the Near West Side this evening, police said.
The crash at Roosevelt Road and Ashland Avenue happened about 10:10 p.m., said Chicago...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 7:50 PM
First lady Michelle Obama returned home Tuesday for two personal causes: improving the nation’s nutrition and helping feed her husband’s re-election campaign fund.
Speaking at a fundraising event at Plumbers Hall on the Near West Side,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 12:29 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Two men were charged with murder this week after a Chicago man died 13 years after being beaten on the Near West Side in a gang dispute, authorities said.
Christopher Rodriguez, 31, and Johnny Castillo, 33, have been charged with murder in the death...