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Boy, 17, Shot In Austin

A teenage boy was shot Friday evening in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

02/21/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

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Man Charged With Fatal Halloween Shooting, Robbery

Deshawn Johnson, 26, faces counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and armed robbery for the attack that happened about 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

02/20/2015

The boiler for Fraternite Notre Dame has shut down during the cold snap. (CBS)

Nuns Without Heat Have Faith Someone Will Help

The sisters of Fraternite Notre Dame feed 200 homeless people each day and make home visits to bedridden patients. Now they are in need of help. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

02/19/2015

Police investigate after a man was shot to death Monday night while sitting in a car in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Shot And Killed Sitting In Car In Austin

About 9:35 p.m., the 36-year-old was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked sedan in the 5100 block of West Crystal Street when a male walked up and opened fire, police said.

02/10/2015

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Police: Man Shot And Killed In Austin

Officers responding to a call of shots fired about 11:10 a.m. found the victim in the 200 block of South Lotus Avenue, according to preliminary information from police. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

02/09/2015

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Lawsuits Allege Abuse At West Side Presbyterian Ministries

Two separate lawsuits filed by seven men allege a series of sexual abuses against adolescent boys by a Presbyterian pastor from the early 1980s through the late ’90s at ministries in the Austin and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods.

01/23/2015

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

Columbus Park Boat House in Austin (Photo Credit: MrHarman)

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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