| Feb 28, 2013
| 8:41 PM
An employee for a CTA contractor came into contact with the third rail in the State Street subway on the Near North Side Thursday evening, a CTA spokesman said.
The worker was taken to a hospital following the incident about 9:15 p.m. near the Clark/...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 6:16 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• A car stolen in Burbank and spotted in downtown Chicago twice fled police before crashing into a tree in Niles, according to authorities. The owner of the car contacted OnStar Thursday...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:04 PM
The family of a woman who went missing on the Near North Side in late Februrary has made contact with her, police reported this afternoon.
Police were searching for the woman who they said suffered from depression.
Rebecca "Becca" Blakeslee, 22, was...
| 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,...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:18 PM
From now on Cook County will only be paying expenses for the prosecution of former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew, Richard J. Vanecko, and the manslaughter case will be handled pro-bono by the special prosecutor, officials said today.
Former U.S. Attorney...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
An extra-alarm fire at a Near North Side high-rise building was largely confined to the unit where it started because the apartment's resident remembered to close the door after fleeing the fire, according to the Chicago Fire Department.
| Feb 13, 2013
In the aftermath of the E2 nightclub disaster that killed 21 people in 2003, the city of Chicago vowed to step up weekend inspections of clubs.
Ten years later, city data released to the Tribune, as well as interviews with club owners and others,...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:01 AM
One man may have robbed two stores in the Lincoln Park and River North neighborhoods overnight, according to police.
Authorities aren't yet linking the two but released a single identical description of the robber in both incidents, which happened in the...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 3:14 PM
A Near North Side branch bank was robbed this afternoon by a man wearing a Bears hat, according to the FBI.
The North Community Bank, 800 N. State St., was robbed just before 2 p.m., said Chicago FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde, in an email.
The man went up...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:03 PM
At least twice recently men have been robbed in the early morning hours after stopping to talk with a woman or a group of women outside neighborhood bars on the Near North Side, police said today in a community alert. A later alert described two...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:32 PM
A man suspected in a string of salon robberies is believed to have held up a Near North Side salon this morning, police said.
The man went into a salon in the 1200 block of North Clybourn Avenue about 10:10 a.m. and robbed the business, said Chicago...