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Pedestrian Struck, Killed In Austin Hit-And-Run

Artiz 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.


A softball league helps draw some young people away from gangs. (CBS)

Softball Helps Draw Kids Away From Gangs

CHICAGO (CBS) — In a community all too familiar with gunfire, the sound of softball is a signal of peace. As part of CBS 2’s week-long look at breaking the cycle of violence in Chicago, […]


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West Side Police Commander To Pay Visit To Possible Gang Criminals

In their efforts to curb street violence, Chicago police are trying something new.


Suspect Sexually Assaults Teen, Demands Money

A man sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl, then drove her home and demanded money, according to police.


A sketch of a man who impersonated a cop, forced a woman at an Austin bus stop into his vehicle and then drove to Cicero where he raped her. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cop Impersonator Abducts Woman At Bus Stop, Rapes Her

A 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 Say

The city saw another bloody weekend as seven men were killed and at least 21 people were wounded in separate shootings since Friday afternoon.


Willie Miller, 89, sits on her Austin porch during Monday's extreme heat and humidity. (CBS)

Neighborhood Hit Hard By ’95 Heat Wave Coping With This Week’s Hot Weather

CBS 2’s Mai Martinez checks in with residents of the Austin neighborhood to see how they’re dealing with this week’s heat wave.


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Officer Fatally Wounds Armed Suspect In Austin Neighborhood

A police union spokesman says a Chicago police officer initially withheld returning fire to avoid harming innocent bystanders.


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One Hurt, 24 Displaced In Extra-Alarm Fire

One person was injured and 24 people were displaced — including five children — during an extra alarm fire early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.


Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Firefighter Seriously Hurt Battling Blaze

A firefighter was seriously injured battling a blaze late Friday night.