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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago


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Man Critically Wounded In Albany Park Shooting

The man was in the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue, in the Albany Park neighborhood, when he was shot once in the side by a small-caliber gun.


David Ruiz. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Charged In Albany Park Robbery

Two men were charged in connection with an armed robbery where a woman was wounded and a Chicago Police officer was bitten by a dog early Saturday in the North Side Albany Park neighborhood.


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Suspects In Albany Park Robbery Arrested After Shootout With Cops

Police exchanged gunfire with a robbery suspect this morning on the Northwest Side and an officer was bitten by a police dog.


Albany Park Man Charged With Sexual Assault

CHICAGO (CBS) — A North Side Albany Park neighborhood man was charged in connection with the sexual assault of an underage girl on the Northwest Side last Sunday. Edwin Hernandez, 30, of the 4600 block […]


A pothole in Albany Park. (Credit: CBS)

Albany Park Residents Fed Up With Potholes Not Getting Fixed

The problem got CBS 2’s attention when a viewer wrote in saying: “myself and other neighbors have been reporting potholes, cave-ins and impassable alleys and streets for over three years.”


A juvenile girl was sexually assaulted over the weekend by an intruder who climbed through a window in the Albany Park neighborhood. (CBS)

Police: Man Climbs In Window, Rapes Girl In Albany Park

Police have issued a warning to Albany Park residents, after a girl was sexually assaulted by a man who climbed in her window.


Nelson Reyes, who lives on Monticello Ave at the river.  His house is to the right, and the bare spot in the far background  is where the sandbags were taken away this morning. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Albany Park Residents Worried By Removal Of Sandbags

Residents of an Albany Park street that was inundated with flooding in April are now concerned that the city of Chicago seems to be taking the sandbags away from the North Branch of the Chicago River.


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Police Search For Man Who Fondled Girl On NW Side

The girl was at Village Discount Outlet Store, 4635 N. Elston Ave., when a man approached her and fondled her genital area with his hand about 3:15 p.m., according to an alert from Chicago Police



Mount Prospect Man Falls To Death From Albany Park Roof

A Mount Prospect man fell to his death from a roof in Albany Park Friday afternoon.


Rescue crews use inflatable boats to evacuate Albany Park neighborhood residents from their homes on April 19, 2013, after heavy flooding in the area from a deluge of rain. (Credit: CBS)

State, Feds Begin Flood Damage Assessments To Pave Way For Disaster Relief

Help is on the way. That was the message Monday from Gov. Pat Quinn to flood victims in the Chicago area.

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Mayor Emanuel at Eugene Field House along the Chicago River announcing a new deep tunnel project to help Albany Park. (Credit Michele Fiore)

Emanuel Announces New Project To Prevent Flooding In Albany Park

There’s a new deal today that Chicago city officials hope will help flooded home owners on the Northside.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks to city officials and local residents as he tours flood damage in the Albany Park neighborhood on April 19, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Day After Flooding, Mayor Makes First Tour Of Damage In Albany Park

More than a day after many city streets were flooded from heavy rain, Mayor Rahm Emanuel made his first tour of the Albany Park neighborhood, the area hardest hit in Chicago.


Sandbags still sit outside a home in Albany Park, where flooding had left many streets and basements underwater on Thursday. The flooding began receding Thursday evening, and many of those streets and homes were dry by Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Flooding Recedes In Waterlogged Albany Park Neighborhood

Friday morning, the cleanup began for residents of the Northwest Side neighborhood on the banks of the North Branch of the Chicago River.

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The swollen Des Plaines River reaches near the Madison Street Bridge near Maywood and Oak Park in 2013. (Photo courtesy Scott Davidson)

Flood Waters Persist For Chicagoland

Residents in flooded areas across Chicago are facing a daunting task as they deal with rising water from this week’s massive rains.


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Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Roommate In Albany Park

Jim Diaz, 25, faces first-degree murder charges in connection with the death of his roommate, Eber Ochoa-Deleon.


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Man Stabbed To Death In Fight With Roommate

The man, 28, was stabbed in the chest about 7:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of North Drake Avenue.


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Cops Shoot, Kill Man In Albany Park Neighborhood

A man was shot and killed by police in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood early Saturday.


Car Crashes Into Jewelry Store

A car crashed into a jewelry store early Saturday in the North Side Albany Park neighborhood.


Jeremy Figueroa was in the 3700 block of West Agatite Avenue before he disappeared on Friday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Search For Suicidal 19-Year-Old

Police are searching for a suicidal 19-year-old man who was last seen in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.