5 Historical Facts You Didn't Know About ChicagoThere's plenty more to Chicago's history than the Great Chicago Fire. From a historic park system to a debate regarding the oldest home in the city, find out a little bit more about Chicago with these five facts.
Woman Rescued From Chicago River; Fire Chief And Two Firefighters Also HospitalizedThe Fire Department said a 19-year-old woman jumped into the Chicago River near Cermak Road and Canal Street around 4 a.m. Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene, but a battalion chief who responded to the scene didn’t wait for divers, and jumped into the water.
Three Officers Among Five Hurt In Little Village CrashA marked police SUV with its emergency equipment activated was northbound on Millard Avenue about 8:55 p.m. when it was hit by a Dodge headed east on Cermak Road, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The Dodge failed to stop at a stop sign before the crash.
Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boy In Public RestroomThe Cook County State's Attorney's office says the boy was assaulted last April, and it's taken this long for authorities to run the DNA evidence and then find 45-year-old David Vega.
Police Officer Shoots Armed Robbery Suspect In CanaryvilleA suspected armed robber was shot after Chicago Police say he charged at an officer in the South Side Canaryville neighborhood, making the officer’s gun discharge.
Two Firefighters Hurt Battling South Loop BlazeThe fire started around 3 a.m. in a one-story commercial building at the corner of State Street and Cermak Road. The building houses a cell phone store and three fast food restaurants – one ironically named Dragon Fire.
Police: Man Chases Cell Phone Robber From Red Line, Resulting In ArrestA man has been charged with stealing an iPhone on the Red Line after the victim chased him down at the Chinatown stop early Tuesday on the Near South Side.
Fire Reported At North Riverside MallThe fire started about 4:15 a.m. at the Carson’s department store in the mall at 7501 W. Cermak Rd., according to officials with the North Riverside Fire Department.
Man Shot While Driving In PilsenThe 32-year-old man was in a vehicle stopped at a red light about 2:45 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Cermak Road, when a grey vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside flashed gang slogans and opened fire.
Water Main Break Floods Streets In Little VillageA water main break in Little Village has left a virtual moat around almost an entire square block Tuesday morning.
Man Charged After Cops Thwart Armed CarjackingDarius Walker, 24, got into a gray Oldsmobile Alero sedan and forced an elderly woman to drive away at gunpoint near Cermak Road and California Avenue.
Extra-Alarm Fire Guts Berwyn Bike ShopThe fire started around 4:30 a.m., in the second-floor apartment above Art’s Bicycle Shop, a family-owned business at 6212 W. Cermak Rd. in Berwyn.