Parking Bans Instituted In Boystown To Curb Crime

In the wake of a rash of safety concerns on the sizzling Boystown strip of North Halsted Street, Ald. Tom Tunney has instituted late-night parking bans during the weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Ahmed Wali Karzai

Karzai’s Assassinated Half-Brother Used To Run Chicago Restaurant

The half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai who was shot and killed Tuesday used to run a restaurant in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

Rubin Robinson is the man stabbed in the July 3 melee in Boystown. (CBS)

Boystown Stabbing Victim: ‘I’m Happy That I’m Alive’

Rubin Robinson was walking with some friends last weekend when an insult ignited a brawl that left him stabbed multiple times. He talked with CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot.


Darren Hayes (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Indiana Man Charged In Boystown Beating, Stabbing

A 24-year-old northwest Indiana man has been charged in the attack in which a man was stabbed on the Boystown strip last weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Dog owners on walks are asked to keep their eyes peeled for trouble in Lakeview. (CBS)

Boystown Safety Group Seeks Watchful Eyes Of Dog Owners

Last weekend’s North Halsted Street beating that was caught on video continues to prompt residents of Boystown to come up with new ways to fight street crime. The latest is to enlist dog owners when they’re walking their pets, CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS 2–07/07/2011

Attack in Boystown. (CBS)

Neighbors, Police Discuss Violence In Boystown

Hundreds of Lakeview residents turned out for a CAPS meeting Wednesday night, days after a brutal attack on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street, which left a man stabbed.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2011

This screen grab shows a scuffle in Lakeview, which ended in a man's stabbing, on Sunday. (CBS)

Cops Say Boystown Stabbing An Isolated Incident, Victim’s Friend Disagrees

Residents of Lakeview and Boystown have been expressing concerns with what they say is an uptick in violence in the area, but Chicago police said Tuesday night that a weekend attack and stabbing on Halsted Street was an isolated incident.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

East Lakeview Wal-Mart 2

Wal-Mart Now Planning For 2 East Lakeview Stores

When the Gay Pride Parade comes around next year, the floats and marchers might be passing not one, but two Wal-Mart stores on the route.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

Gay Pride Parade, New Festival In Rogers Park Coming Sunday

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Pat Quinn and a host of other dignitaries and local institutions will be stepping off in the Boystown neighborhood Sunday for the 42nd Annual Gay Pride Parade.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

East Lakeview Deer

City Wants To Move Deer Family Out Of Boystown

The City of Chicago wants to move three residents of the Boystown neighborhood to another part of town – because other residents may be killing them with kindness.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Pepper Spray (Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images)

Pepper Spray-Wielding Robbers On The Loose In Lakeview

Wrigleyville, Boystown, and other parts of the trendy Lakeview neighborhood have been targeted by a group of robbers who roam the streets wielding pepper spray.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

Town Hall District Police Station

Old Police Station To Become Housing For Gay Seniors

The old Town Hall District police station at Halsted and Addison streets will become part of a housing development serving gay seniors.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011


Reports: Boystown Reality Show Producer Has Criminal Record

A published report says the executive producer who wants to bring a reality TV series to Chicago’s Boystown has a serious criminal record.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Pride Parade 2008

Chicago’s Boystown May Soon Be Site Of Reality Show

Could the Boystown strip on Halsted Street soon be the setting for a new reality TV show?

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

Pride Parade 2008

Another Town To Use ‘Boystown’ Name?

Chicago’s Boystown was the first official gay village in the country, but soon, it might not be the only gay and lesbian neighborhood using the name.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011


Free Wi-Fi Goes Online On North Halsted Street

Free wi-fi access is now available anywhere on the Boystown strip of North Halsted Street.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011


Top 5 Boystown Gay Bars

If you’ve only made it to the Halsted Street strip in Boystown for the Pride Parade and Market Days, you’re missing out. It’s one of the nation’s premier destinations for gay nightlife, and on any given night of the week, it’s one of the city’s most vibrant nightlife districts.

CBS Chicago–09/22/2010