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Surveillance photo of the suspects who robbed a convenience store in the 2700 block of West Harlem on Jan. 3.  (Photo from Chicago Police)

Police Warn Of Northwest Side Convenience Store Robberies

In multiple reported robberies between December and January, robbers either implied or displayed a weapon and stole cash or cartons of cigarettes, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.

01/23/2015

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5 Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway for two, or for the whole family at any of these wonderful destination cities. With lots of activities, romantic spots and other hidden fun, you’ll be planning another trip out there as soon as possible.

01/16/2015

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Police Issue Alert After Northwest Side Convenience Store Robberies

In multiple reported robberies between December and January, robbers either implied or displayed a weapon and stole cash or cartons of cigarettes, according to a business alert from Chicago Police.

01/14/2015

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Boy Struck By Car, Seriously Wounded In Austin

A 5-year-old boy was struck by a car and seriously wounded Saturday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

01/11/2015

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Chicago’s ‘Most Violent Neighborhood’ Is On The Rise, Offers More Than Just Homicide Statistics

Low-income neighborhoods in Chicago get a pretty bad rap from outsiders, but what’s the truth of these places and the families that live in them? Mostly, they’re just like the rest of Chicago…

01/06/2015

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1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The fatal shooting–the first of the new year–happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

01/05/2015

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Nine Shot In Chicago On New Year’s Day

Most recently, two males were shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Thursday night.

01/02/2015

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5 Dead, 18 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting was a double homicide that left another man injured Sunday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

12/29/2014

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3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

A robbery Sunday evening in the Austin neighborhood left a man dead and an 8-year-old boy injured. Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

12/22/2014

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Man Dead, 8-Year-Old Boy Injured In Shooting In Austin

Ron Hernandez, 45, was standing on the sidewalk about 5:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

12/22/2014

One of approximately 250 vacant lots in the Austin neighborhood that local residents can buy for $1 each under the city's Large Lot Program. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Expands $1 Vacant Lot Purchase Program

The program offers vacant lots to homeowners and community groups for $1 per lot. Applicants can use the lots to expand existing yards, or even build a new home or addition.

12/19/2014

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Best Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations Of 2015

Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.

12/10/2014

Paramedics load a shooting victim into an ambulance near Ohio and Mayfield. (Photo credit: Network Video Productions)

Teen Shot, Killed In Austin

About 9:25 p.m., Demond Avant was standing on the sidewalk in the 600 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone got out of a nearby van and opened fire, striking him in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

12/04/2014

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Three Armed Robberies At Austin Convenience Stores In A Week

In the robberies, two men dressed in all black with hats or ski masks have walked into the stores, shown a handgun and demanded cash from the register and employees’ wallets, according to a business alert from Austin District detectives.

11/28/2014

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Five Wounded In Thanksgiving Day Shootings Across Chicago

In the most recent shooting, a man was seriously wounded in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

11/28/2014

Police search the scene of another "smash-and-grab" burglary, this time on Chicago's West Side. (CBS)

Burglars Use Stolen Vehicle For Another ‘Smash-And-Grab’ Heist

Police said it wasn’t clear if the robbery was connected to a series of other smash-and-grab burglaries in the Chicago area over the last two months.

11/27/2014

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Year After Year, These Chicago Neighborhoods Continue To See The Most Homicides

Over the span of seven years, the same neighborhoods continued to log more homicides than the rest of the city.

11/26/2014

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3 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side left one man dead and another wounded early Saturday.

11/24/2014

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The Chicago Neighborhoods That Didn’t See A Drop In Homicides

The sizable drop in homicides in 2013 is great… as long as you don’t live in one of the neighborhoods that saw an increase.

11/19/2014

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Four In Serious Condition After Crash In Austin

Five people were injured – four seriously – in a two vehicle crash early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood.

11/08/2014

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