| Jun 15, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Firefighters extinguished a blaze that started on the roof of one residential building in the West Town neighborhood this afternoon and spread to another, a Fire Department spokesman said.
Firefighters were called to the 1400 block of West Erie Street...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 3:28 PM
A Chicago Police officer who was off duty interrupted an armed robbery of a Near West Side gas station last night – foiling it and catching the culprit, police said.
Donald Davis, 23, of the 7600 block of South Morgan Street, was charged with...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2011
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| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:09 AM
Three properties in Chicago were listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 22 by the National Park Service. Their inclusion in this prestigious national list was announced Wednesday by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 6:13 AM
Chicago's state-of-the-art dispatch system, which routes emergency calls to police in the field, crashed late Monday night but was up and running by this morning.
Technicians at the Office of Emergency and Management Communications on the Near West...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Chicago's 2012 heat wave has been especially punishing for a group of seniors living in a Near West Side apartment building.
Residents of an apartment building at 1401 W. Roosevelt Rd. have been without air conditioning since Sunday.
Landlords are not...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn today named seven people to a state commission that will oversee a privately funded scholarship program designed to help undocumented immigrants pay for college.
The scholarship fund was created by the Illinois DREAM Act, which Quinn...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:00 PM
A Homan Square neighborhood man faces murder charges after Chicago police said he fatally shot two men early Christmas morning after he was kicked out of a Near West Side nightclub.
Police arrested Taiwan Smith, 26, at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, about two...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Austin, Englewood and the Near West Side each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.
In Austin, a 27-year-old man was shot to death Saturday in the 500 block of South Cicero Avenue, police said. Three days...