| 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...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:29 AM
An off-duty Chicago police officer fired on a SUV Saturday night after it sped toward him following a minor traffic crash, police said.
The driver was not injured and fled his vehicle on foot following the incident, which happened shortly before 10 p....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:51 AM
A man has been arrested for stabbing another man during an argument on a Red Line platform on the Near North Side, police said.
The stabbing happened shortly after 8 p.m. Monday at the North and Clybourn station in the 1500 block of North Clybourn...
| Nov 3, 2012
Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67.
| 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...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A man slain on the West Side early this morning had two brothers and a sister who also were fatally gunned down in the city, according to a close family friend.
"He was the last one," said Laverne Smith, 30, who said the man's mother no longer has any...
| 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,...