| May 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
A 19-year-old man was pronounced dead today after he apparently jumped into the Chicago River on the Near North Side weighted down with bricks tied around his waist, officials said.
The man was seen by someone on the bridge on the 1100 block of West...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:34 PM
A judge set bail at $10,000 today for a Virginia man accused of head-butting a 35-year-old man and fracturing his skull during a bar brawl in February on the Near North Side, police said.
Judge James Brown set the $10,000 bail for Albert Bingenheimer,...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:45 PM
A woman crossing a West Loop street was struck and fatally injured by a tanker truck this morning, authorities said.
The victim was identified as Catherine Cong Ye, 24, whose last confirmed address was in the 1200 block of Northampton Street in State...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 12:18 PM
A Chicago man chased down by a trio of bystanders Saturday after allegedly snatching a woman's purse on the Near North Side was ordered held on $500,000 bond today.
Richard D. Mendoza, 31, of the 1600 block of North Talman Avenue, was given that bond by...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:56 AM
A 19-year-old man was shot behind the ear Friday night in a church parking lot on the West Side, police said, one of at least seven people shot since about 7:40 p.m.
The bullet came out of his neck and the man is still alive, police said. Police taped...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:44 PM
No injuries were reported when a car caught fire in a lower-level parking garage of a nursing home on the Near North Side, officials said.
The fire started shortly before 8:30 a.m. at the nine-story building at 66 W. Oak Street, according to fire...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 6:42 PM
Food trucks may soon find special parking spots near City Hall, NBC Tower, Harold Washington College, Buckingham Fountain and Lincoln Park Zoo, among other high-traffic locations in Chicago.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented the City Council with...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:40 AM
More than 50 people gathered at a vigil Friday night to share stories and pay homage to Neill Townsend, a bicyclist who was killed earlier in the day by a truck after he swerved his bike to avoid a car door.
Under a street light just off of Wells and Oak...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:56 PM
A City Council committee today signed off on 21 locations where food trucks will be able to park on a regular basis, but two others didn’t make the cut.
The ordinance making food trucks legal requires that at least 30 “food truck stands&...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
The CTA finally got the message that its cell service is spotty, and the agency last week announced it is seeking information on how to improve its mobile network in the subways. Though the change likely will garner a happy reception from many, I'm not...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Two men were stabbed this morning in separate incidents on the Near North Side, police said.
One was stabbed in his torso at 3:40 a.m. near the 700 block of North Franklin Street while another was stabbed in his abdomen in the 1200 block of North Clark...