| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:17 PM
Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal.
Parents can expect to wait until...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
In what could be her last pre-election visit to her hometown, First Lady Michelle Obama told donors at a Chicago fundraiser Thursday that a president must be driven by the plight of “all you serve,” as she encouraged supporters to engage...
| Aug 2, 2012
Graham Elliot is hot.
The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 4:39 AM
A man was killed near the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago on the Near West Side and a 13-year-old boy was wounded in a park in the South Shore neighborhood in overnight shootings, Chicago police say.
Dante Young, 20, was killed around 9:...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 3:25 PM
A veteran Chicago cab driver has been issued multiple citations related to an early morning crash Tuesday that killed a 30-year-old man, police said today.
John Kesse, who has been a licensed public chauffeur since May 1987, was ticketed with negligent...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 5:11 AM
A church on Chicago’s Near West Side finds itself in perfect harmony with Pope Francis, the new leader of the world’s Roman Catholics.
St. Francis of Assisi Church is named after the same saint as the new pope, and its parish is almost...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:41 AM
Shootings on the West and South sides left a 17-year-old boy dead and two other teenagers wounded Saturday evening, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened about 6 p.m., as the 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were sitting in a car in the 2400 block...