CTA Reinstates Two Express Routes To Improve Bus SpeedBeginning Dec. 21, the No. X9 Ashland Express and No. X49 Western Express bus routes will run during the morning and afternoon rush periods, according to a statement from the CTA.
Englewood Artist Planning Gallery To Share His Passion With CommunityHe works as a security guard at night to pay the bills, but Jimmy Williams' real passion is art, and he has one purpose right now: to bring more of it to Chicago's embattled Englewood neighborhood.
Four Hurt In West Englewood CrashAbout 1 a.m., the car was heading east on 74th Street near Ashland Avenue when rain started to fall and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which slammed into the viaduct, according to Chicago Police.
Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Lower West SideAbout 4:50 p.m., a Pontiac Aztec was making a left turn in the 2700 block of South Ashland Avenue, when a Yamaha motorcycle smashed into the back of the SUV, police said.
Man Charged In Fatal Hit-And-Run In West EnglewoodTerrell Walker was crossing Ashland Avenue at 64th Street around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday to buy a sweet tea at McDonald’s, when he was struck by a car. The car never stopped. Paramedics took Walker to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died.
Man Killed In West Englewood Hit-And-RunAbout 9:15 p.m., the 45-year-old man was crossing the street in the 6400 block of South Ashland Avenue when he was struck by a black car traveling south, police said.
Three Shot, Two Fatally, Outside Bucktown NightclubPolice said it started with a brawl inside Dolphin nightclub, 2200 N. Ashland Av., shortly before 3 a.m. The bouncers kicked the people involved in the brawl out of the club, and the fight escalated outside. Witnesses said that’s when shots rang out.
Family Sues Driver, Trucking Company Over Accident That Killed Mom, 2 KidsElizabeth Peralta-Luna, 30, was walking hand-in-hand with her two children – 9-year-old Elizabeth and 4-year-old Dylan – in the 4300 block of South Ashland Avenue on Friday, when a truck making a left turn hit all three of them.
Man Charged With Shooting At Tow Truck DriverRoderick Myers, 24, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle, a felony, police said.
One Dead, One Injured In Auburn-Gresham CrashThe crash happened about 10:30 p.m. near the intersection of 76th Street and Ashland Avenue, when a vehicle heading south on Ashland failed to stop, police said. It struck another vehicle heading west on 76th Street.
Man Dies In Gresham Crash After Fleeing PolicePolice officers saw an SUV speeding and pulled it over in the 6700 block of South Ashland Avenue. During the stop, the man got back in the vehicle and drove off, and officers gave chase. The vehicle blew a stop light in the 7600 block of South Ashland Avenue and hit a car, and then a fire hydrant and a light pole.
UPS Truck Strikes Pedestrian In EvanstonA 30-year-old woman was transported to Evanston-Northshore University Hospital with life-threatening injuries.