Austin Neighborhood

Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Austin Hit-And-RunArtiz McBride, 20, was struck by the SUV while he was crossing the street about 12:45 a.m. in the 0 – 100 block of South Central Avenue, authorities said.
Softball Helps Draw Kids Away From Gangs
West Side Police Commander To Pay Visit To Possible Gang CriminalsIn their efforts to curb street violence, Chicago police are trying something new.
Suspect Sexually Assaults Teen, Demands MoneyA man sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, then drove her home and demanded money, according to police.
Cop Impersonator Abducts Woman At Bus Stop, Rapes HerA man impersonating a police officer forced a woman into his vehicle at a West Side Austin neighborhood bus stop on Sunday morning, then drove to west suburban Cicero and raped her.
7 Dead, At Least 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings, Police SayThe city saw another bloody weekend as seven men were killed and at least 21 people were wounded in separate shootings since Friday afternoon.
Neighborhood Hit Hard By '95 Heat Wave Coping With This Week's Hot WeatherCBS 2's Mai Martinez checks in with residents of the Austin neighborhood to see how they're dealing with this week's heat wave.
Officer Fatally Wounds Armed Suspect In Austin NeighborhoodA police union spokesman says a Chicago police officer initially withheld returning fire to avoid harming innocent bystanders.
One Hurt, 24 Displaced In Extra-Alarm FireOne person was injured and 24 people were displaced -- including five children -- during an extra alarm fire early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.
Firefighter Seriously Hurt Battling BlazeA firefighter was seriously injured battling a blaze late Friday night.