Park Ridge Cemetery

South Side Residents Stage Silent Protest Against Gang-Related Funerals

More than 200 local residents, fed up with what they perceive to be dangerous gang-related funeral processions rolling through their Beverly and Mount Greenwood communities, were staged a silent protest Saturday afternoon.



Police Death Of Man Found In Alley With Bullet In Head

Police are investigating the death of a man who died a day after being found having a seizure in a Beverly neighborhood alley, and was only later discovered to have a bullet in his head.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Police: Man Fatally Shot In Beverly

A man was fatally shot Tuesday evening in the South Side Beverly neighborhood.


Bagpipers march in the South Side Irish Parade on March 11, 2012. The parade returned to Chicago's Beverly neighborhood for the first time since 2009, after parade organizers cancelled the event because of complaints about fights and too much drinking. (Credit: CBS)

Calmer South Side Irish Parade Returns To Beverly

After popular demand, a South Side tradition has returned. The South Side Irish Parade kicked off Sunday morning, after a two-year hiatus.


Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry was killed in Afghanistan. (courtesy family)

Parking Tickets Issued During Fallen Marine’s Procession Now Voided

City Hall is apologizing. Parking tickets issued during Friday’s funeral procession for a Marine from Beverly have been voided.


Baker James Quinlan of Beverly prepares for the South Side Irish Parade. (CBS)

Final Preparations Under Way For Revived Irish Parade

Outside the Beverly Bakery, the “No Parking” signs are already posted. The chefs are roasting veggies for Guinness stew, and they’ve already cooked up amaretto cupcakes, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.


Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry was killed in Afghanistan. (courtesy family)

Fallen Chicago Marine Honored, Mourned

A fallen American hero arrived home in the West Beverly neighborhood Friday morning, after a procession from Midway International Airport.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Wants To Ensure Safe Return For South Side Irish Parade

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he hopes the organizers of the South Side Irish Parade have taken the last three years to think about how to resume the parade, while making sure to avoid the alcohol-fueled mayhem that prompted the Beverly neighborhood to put a stop to the event after 2009.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

(Credit: CBS)

Man Found Dead In Suspected Suicide Near Beverly Fire

A man was found shot to death in a suspected suicide early Tuesday, near the scene of a fire that broke out in a house in the Beverly neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Matthew Hermann

Teen Charged With Hate Crime In Attack On Classmate

An African-American teenager says he was attacked, strangled with a noose and racially taunted by three white youths because of his relationship with a suspect’s family member.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Chicago Goes Green For Annual St. Patricks Day Parade

It’s Back: South Side Irish Parade To Return

Nearly three years after it was scrapped because it had morphed into a beer-drenched, arrest-filled nightmare for Southwest Side neighborhoods, the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade appears to be coming back.



6 Hospitalized After Beverly Carbon Monoxide Leak

At least six people were taken to the hospital early Monday from a home on the northern edge of the Beverly neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Fire Graphic

2 Critically Hurt In Beverly House Fire

Two people were hospitalized in critical condition for smoke inhalation from a fire in the Far South Side Beverly neighborhood early Sunday.


A fire caused heavy damage to Franconello's Italian Restaurant at 102nd Street and Western Avenue early on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Does Heavy Damage To Beverly Restaurant

A fire at a restaurant in the South Side Beverly neighborhood caused heavy damage to the building Sunday night. No one was hurt.



So Many Flies At Burger King, Inspectors Wouldn’t Open Mouths

A Burger King on the city’s South Side has been closed by the city, after inspectors found so many insects buzzing around that they were “afraid to open their mouths.”

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

South Side Irish

Could South Side Irish Parade Return?

Could there again be a South Side Irish parade next March?

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Breast Cancer Ribbon

Thousands Attend Beverly Breast Cancer Walk

Thousands of people turned out on the South Side on Sunday for a breast cancer walk.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2011

Mr. Submarine (CBS)

Workers Honored For Protecting Customers In Mr. Submarine Attack

Two brothers working at a Mr. Submarine shop in the Beverly neighborhood are being hailed as heroes, for protecting a couple who were attacked in the drive-through lane.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Toddler In Diaper

4-Month-Old Beverly Boy Helps Set Cloth Diapering Record

A 4-month-old boy from the Beverly neighborhood helped set an unusual world record over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Ald. Ginger Rugai (19th) takes part in a demonstration opposing the closing of a Borders book store. (CBS)

Plan To Close Book Store Sparks Borders War In Beverly

Patrons of the Borders book store on Chicago’s South Side are trying to prevent its closure, which is part of a mass shuttering by the bankrupt retailer.