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Man Found Dead In Porta-Potty On Northwest Side

An autopsy Thursday found he died of coronary artery atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and hypothermia was listed as a contributing factor.


Firefighters rescued several people via ladders from a burning building in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In Fire

One man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.


Darrell Cooper (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Charged With Murder For West Side Hit-And-Run

A man has been charged with intentionally striking and killing another man with an SUV early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.


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IDOT Reminds Drivers To Slow Down In Construction Zones

It might not be prime road construction weather yet, but spring and summer are primed to be full of roadwork projects throughout the Chicago area.


Phillip Allison (Credit: Chicago Police)

Texas Man Charged In Fatal December Shooting

Two men were standing in the front vestibule of an apartment building in the 300 block of North Central Avenue about 1:25 a.m. on Dec. 14, when Phillip Allison allegedly entered and opened fire.


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Elderly Man Rescued From Burning Home In NW Indiana

Lake Station police Cpl. Mike McKenzie was driving in the 2700 block of Central Avenue about 12:18 a.m. when he saw smoke coming from a home in the 2700 block of Central Avenue.


Chicago firefighters work to douse an extra-alarm fire at Irving Park Road and Central Avenue on Sunday night. (Credit: CBS)

2 Injured, 9 Displaced By Extra-Alarm Fire In Portage Park

The 2-11 fire was first reported about 8 p.m. in a two-story building at the corner or Irving Park Road and Central Avenue.


A man was shot and killed as he sat behind the wheel of a car stopped at a red light in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. (Credit: NVP Video)

Man Slain In Belmont Cragin While Stopped At Red Light

The victim, who was in his 20s, was driving a black Honda Accord on Fullerton Avenue, with a family member in the passenger’s seat, when he stopped at a red light at Central Avenue around 4 a.m.


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Cyclist Dies After Sideswiping Moving Vehicle In Portage Park

Rafael Ramirez, 33, hit the vehicle while riding bike near Addison Street and Central Avenue on Monday.


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

3 People Shot In Austin

The three people — two men and one woman — were in the 100 block of North Central Avenue when a gunman emerged from a gangway and fired shots at them about 12:30 a.m.


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Bridge Work, Heavy Traffic Overnight Make A Mess On Stevenson

Motorists who use the inbound Stevenson Expressway encountered much more than they bargained for overnight.


Six people were hurt when this car crashed through a wrought iron fence and ended up against the front steps of a home in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hurt When Car Crashes Through Yard In Austin

Four adults and two children were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, after a car crashed through a wrought iron fence and into the front yard of a house in the Austin neighborhood.


Leroy L. Bobo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Driver Charged With DUI After Running Over, Killing Man

A West Side man was charged with reckless homicide and DUI, after driving his vehicle into a group of pedestrians, fatally striking a man early Saturday in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.


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Man Fatally Shot On NW Side

A man was fatally shot Friday night on the Northwest Side Portage Park neighborhood block where he lived.


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Police: Injuries Suffered After Car Hits Pole In Austin

Several people were injured during a crash in the West Side Austin neighborhood where a car hit a pole early Saturday.


One woman was found dead after a house fire in the 15200 block of Central Avenue in Oak Forest on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Dead, One Injured After House Fire In Oak Forest

One of the victims of a fatal house fire in Oak Forest Tuesday had injuries “not related” to the blaze, authorities said, though they declined to elaborate.


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Five Injured In Northwest Side Crash

Five people were injured — two critically — in a traffic crash on the Northwest Side early Wednesday afternoon.


Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Highland Park Teen Charged With Homicide In Death Of Little Girl

A Highland Park teenager was charged Wednesday with reckless homicide after she struck and killed a five-year-old girl.


Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Highland Park Crash Suspect Released After Posting Bond

The young woman accused of running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day, after allegedly huffing computer cleaning spray, has been released on $50,000 bond.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

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No Charges In Crash That Killed Girl, 5, In Highland Park

There is no word of any charges yet in a horrifying accident that killed a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012