| Jun 29, 2013
| 7:50 AM
CTA Blue Line service was briefly snarled this morning as crews investigated a "loud noise" in an inbound train in West Town.
About 8 a.m., the operator of an inbound Blue Line train heard a "loud noise"’ and stopped the train at the Grand...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:09 AM
A 1-year-old was critically injured with head trauma this morning after falling from a second-story window on the city's West Side.
About 9 a.m., the child fell from a window of an apartment in the 1600 block of West Maypole Avenue in the West Town...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:32 AM
One person was injured in a small fire in the West Town area this morning, fire officials said.
The victim of the fire in the 1300 block of West Cortez Street suffered mild smoke inhalation, and was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Englewood and South Lawndale each recorded two homicides in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data.
In Englewood, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 7400 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said....
| May 22, 2013
| 2:35 PM
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Have you ever been swept away by the river of salvia in Millennium Park's Lurie Garden or watched bee balm sparkle against its swaying grasses and wished to take that home? Now you can.
Some of the Lurie's most loved perennial...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:09 PM
A man on parole for burglary had dozens of iPods and smartphones at his West Side home when police and parole officers visited there Friday because of recent neighborhood burglaries and he bragged to them he would “steal anything,” according...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:46 AM
Shootings across the city left at least one man dead and eight people wounded Sunday, police said.
Two people were shot and one died in a shooting about 8:04 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Lake Street in the West Town neighborhood, Chicago Police...
| May 16, 2013
Chicagoans take their coffee seriously, and not just when they're drinking it.
"For a long time in Chicago, coffee shops were split into two camps," said Zaida Dedolph of HalfWit Coffee Roasters. "Ones that served Intelligentsia, and ones that served...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:31 AM
"Sons of Anarchy" fans should hie themselves hence to the basement venue of the Underground Wonder Bar, where Wayward Productions is offering up a nitty-gritty biker version of "Richard III" under Carlo Lorenzo Garcia's direction. It has...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Police issued a community alert this afternoon warning of a pair of robbers who have targeted cell phone stores on the Near West Side.
The robbers entered the stores brandishing a handgun before demanding money, police said.
One of the robberies...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:57 AM
The CTA reported delays on the Blue Line this afternoon in the West Town community because of a person who was on the tracks.
According to the transit agency’s website, a sick passenger was on the tracks near the Grand Avenue station at 502 N....