| Jul 6, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Eight men in their 20s or younger were shot to death in eight Chicago community areas in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
The victims were: a 17-year-old Monday in Roseland; a 19-year-old Sunday in West Englewood; a 23-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 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 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.,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 5:01 PM
Divers recovered a body in the Chicago River this afternoon on the Near West Side.Paramedics and divers responded at 1:20 p.m. to the river off Roosevelt Road and Lumber Street, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford.
The victim was...
| Nov 30, 2011
A visitor would expect to see the latest weapons in the battle against heart disease or cancer at the new Rush University Medical Center.
But the hospital — which will give the public a sneak preview Dec. 10 — is also stocked with an...