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Washington Heights (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Deadly week on the South Side

    Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
  • Austin, East Garfield Park each log 2 homicides

    Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
  • Chatham records 4 homicides in 1 week

    Chatham logged four homicides in the last week, a RedEye review of preliminary police data found. An 18-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 7900 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said. Two days earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot to...
  • Remarkable, truthful 'In the Heights' springs up in Aurora

    Remarkable, truthful 'In the Heights' springs up in Aurora
    The main character in the 2008 Broadway musical "In the Heights" is not a person at all — it's the neighborhood, mostly Dominican-American, that sits atop Manhattan in the shadow of the George Washington Bridge. Although it's only an A-train ride...
  • No bail for Indiana man charged with Far South Side sexual assaults

    No bail for Indiana man charged with Far South Side sexual assaults
    A judge denied bail today for a 26-year-old man charged with three sexual assaults that occurred on Chicago's Far South Side in the early morning hours of Oct. 9. Terrell Rush, 26, wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt, showed no reaction as he stood...
  • Police: SUV hits boy on I-57

    Police: SUV hits boy on I-57
    Doctors planned to keep an 11-year-old boy is in a medically-induced coma after a sport-utility vehicle hit him on Interstate 57 in the Far South Side's Washington Heights neighborhood, according to authorities and a relative.The northbound Honda Pilot...
  • 1 dead, 4 injured in South Side shootings

    1 dead, 4 injured in South Side shootings
    A man was shot to death and four people were wounded in other attacks on the South Side Monday, police said. About 8 p.m., a Chicago man was shot multiple times in the 10400 block of South Green Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police...
  • 6 shot overnight on South, West sides

    6 shot overnight on South, West sides
    At least six people have been hurt in shootings on the South and West sides since 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to police. Two of the injured were struck in a drive-by shooting about 9:20 p.m. in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side,...
  • 1 dead, 4 badly hurt during Far South Side crash

    1 dead, 4 badly hurt during Far South Side crash
    A woman was killed and four others were hospitalized following a 2-car crash in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to  the Chicago Fire Department and police. Two vehicles slammed into a building at 2:20 a.m. in the...
  • Chicago Overnight Report

    Chicago Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • One person was killed and four others were hospitalized following a 2-car crash in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to the Chicago Fire Department and...
  • 2 North Side communities log 1st homicide of year

    The North Side saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Irving Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 4200 block of West Irving Park Road, police said. One day earlier, a 5-month-old...
  • Part 2: History, grown locally

    Part 2: History, grown locally
    Historical societies perform a balancing act between preserving a community's past while connecting the threads to the current social fabric. This is the second in our two-part series on historical societies in Chicago and the suburbs. Ridge...