Archer Heights

The intersection of 41st and Pulaski, where a Chicago police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old boy who refused orders to drop a knife he had used to slash the tire of a squad car. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot, Kill Knife-Wielding Teen On South Side

Chicago police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in the Archer Heights neighborhood Monday night, after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife.

10/21/2014

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Man Dies After Jumping In Ship Canal

A man died Wednesday night after he was pulled from the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal near the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

08/07/2014

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Man Dies After Vehicle Hits Pole In Archer Heights

About 4:10 a.m., the 41-year-old driver was speeding near the corner of 41st Street and Pulaski Road when his vehicle clipped another vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said. He then lost control of his vehicle, which crashed in to a pole.

07/21/2014

Someone dumped four piles of trash and meat along a fence near 49th Street and Hamlin Avenue, at the edge of Curie Park. The rotting meat sat there for more than a week while neighbors waited for city crews to clean up the mess. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

Rotting Meat Creates Disgusting Mess Near Curie H.S.

After more than a week of letting piles of rotting meat stink up part of the Archer Heights neighborhood, crews finally arrived Thursday morning to get rid of the disgusting mess.

06/26/2014

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Boy, 3, Killed By Vehicle On SW Side

A motorist was arrested after striking and killing a 3-year-old boy in the Southwest Side Archer Heights neighborhood late Saturday.

07/21/2013

An honorary street sign in memory of Private First Class Omar Torres is unveiled outside his parents' home on South Keeler. (CBS)

Fallen Soldier Honored With Street Naming

Army Pfc. Omar Torres gave his life for his country in Iraq, and on Tuesday, the city honored his sacrifice and service by naming a street near his Archer Heights home in his memory.

04/02/2013

Champlain Avenue Shooting

3 Killed, 7 Injured In Post-Holiday Shootings

Three people were killed, and seven others were injured, in shootings during the day Thursday as the high climbed to 102 degrees, and during the steamy night afterward.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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18-Year-Old Man Shot And Killed In Archer Heights

A man was fatally shot Thursday evening in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.

07/05/2012

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5 Killed, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

CHICAGO (STMW) – At least five people were killed and 23 others wounded in separate shootings throughout the city that took place from late Friday through early Monday. Three of the shootings — one of […]

04/09/2012

A family photo of 13-year-old Roberto Luna sits on the front steps of his South Side home, where he was shot and killed while hanging out with two friends on April 7, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Killed On Front Steps Of His South Side Home

A South Side family is mourning the loss of a 7th grader who loved basketball and making jokes. The teenager was shot and killed Saturday night on the steps of his home.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2012

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4 Killed, 19 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

At least four people were killed and 19 others wounded in separate shootings throughout the city that took place from late Friday to Saturday night.

04/08/2012

Pulaski Road Crash

Woman Killed, 3 Others Injured In Southwest Side Crash

One woman is dead and three others are injured after a car crash on the city’s Southwest Side.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012