Mordecai Faskowitz (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Says Murder Of 70-Year-Old Woman Could Have Been Prevented

Could the murder of a 70-year old woman in the Edgewater neighborhood have been prevented? One man says maybe. He explained why to CBS 2’s Brad Edwards.


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Man Charged In Fatal Edgewater Stabbing

An elderly man has been charged after a 70-year-old woman was found stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in the North Side Edgewater neighborhood apartment they shared.


Thousands waited in line to get an application for a few hundred subsidized apartments. (Credit: CBS)

Thousands Wait In Line For Subsidized Housing Applications

We’ve seen signs the economy is improving, but in the Edgewater neighborhood today, we saw how many Chicagoans are struggling. CBS’s 2 Jim Williams has the story in this original report.


Rare and antique books line the shelves at Chetham Library, which was founded in 1653, making it the oldest public libary in the English speaking world on February 14, 2011 in Manchester, England. Chetham's Library, which was established under the Will of Humphrey Chetham (1580-1653) and is the oldest surviving public library in Britain. Humphrey Chetham's Will stipulated that the Library should be 'for the use of schollars and others well affected', and instructed the librarian 'to require nothing of any man that cometh into the library'. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

New Branch of Chicago Public Library Opens In Edgewater

In the Edgewater neighborhood a library is getting a grand opening, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friendman.


A woman robs a TCF Bank branch in the 5300 block of North Broadway on April 26, 2013. (Credit: Bandit Tracker Chicago)

Woman Robs Edgewater Bank

The woman approached a teller at a bank in the 5300 block of North Broadway, said she had a gun and demanded money.


Surrounded by belongings removed from his Edgewater apartment, James Roberts is placed on a stretcher by paramedics, after he claims he was wrongly accused of drugs and prostitution, and evicted from his apartment. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Disabled Man Claims He Was Wrongly Evicted, Refuses To Go To Shelter

James Roberts sat in his wheelchair on a sidewalk at Broadway and Ardmore Avenue. He was freezing, but was refusing to leave behind the belongings stacked around him.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

An artist's rendering of the proposed Starbucks in Edgewater. (Credit: Starbucks)

Starbucks Made Of Old Shipping Containers Coming To Chicago

There seems to be a Starbucks on just about every corner, but a new store planned for the Edgewater neighborhood is unique.


Police released this surveillance image of a suspect in the vicious attack of an Edgewater woman last week. (Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Pictures Of Suspect In Vicious Edgewater Attack

Police have released photos of a man who beat, robbed and tried to rape a woman early Friday in the Edgewater neighborhood.


Police sketch of a man who attacked a woman in 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue on Oct. 26, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Woman Beaten And Robbed In Attempted Rape On North Side

Police are looking for a man who beat, robbed and tried to rape a woman early Friday in the Edgewater neighborhood.


Palo Brown, Felice Desilvia, Paris Starwalt (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Three Charged In Edgewater Jewelry Store Heist

Two of three people charged with robbing an Edgewater jewelry store Monday afternoon were denied bond Wednesday, while the third was ordered held on $500,000.


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3 Suspects In Custody Following Jewelry Store Robbery

Chicago police took multiple suspects into custody Monday afternoon after gunmen stormed an Edgewater jewelry store.


A CTA Red Line train sits at the Granville station, after one car of the train improperly switched to the wrong track, leading to major delays on the Red Line on Oct. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Red Line Service Resumes After Switching Problem

A rail switching error led to major delays on the CTA’s Red Line in the Edgewater neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

The Care For Real food pantry in the Edgewater neighborhood has seen a rise in demand, from about 700 clients per month in 2007 to about 4,500 per month in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Food Pantries Seeing Spike In Visits Due To Rising Food Prices

With all the rain we’ve had lately, we might forget we had a serious drought this summer, and that the drought will have a big impact on food prices this fall.

CBS 2–09/19/2012

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Man Shot Dead On Broadway In Edgewater

A man is dead after being shot on busy Broadway in the Edgewater neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

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Man Shot, Wounded On Busy Hollywood Avenue In Edgewater

A man was shot and wounded Monday night on the busy stretch of Hollywood Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood, where thousands of commuters head to and from Lake Shore Drive night and day.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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Man’s Body Found On Beach Near Thorndale Avenue

A death investigation is underway, after a man’s body was found on the beach off Thorndale Avenue.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2012

Michael Simmons (Credit: Chicago Police Dept.)

Man Charged With Stabbing Woman To Death In Sheridan Road High-Rise Condo

A Florida man stands charged with the murder of a Sheridan Road high-rise resident – a woman who made headlines earlier this year for a very public divorce fight with her ex-husband, a Northwestern University professor.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

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Sheridan Road High-Rise Resident Found Stabbed To Death

A 53-year-old woman who lived in a Sheridan Road high-rise condo was killed in a domestic stabbing early Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2012

CBS 2's Walter Jacobson gets a nostalgia rush as he revisits his Edgewater grammar school recently. Students there taught him about the power of positive thinking. (CBS)

Walter Jacobson Gets Schooled In The Art Of Positive Thinking

Fourth-graders at Swift Elementary School in the Edgewater neighborhood teach the CBS 2 anchorman about the role positive thinking plays in their lives.


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Father And Son Charged With DUI In Motorcycle Crash On LSD

A father and son from northwest suburban Norridge were both badly injured when they lost control of their motorcycles on Lake Shore Drive in the Edgewater area Saturday afternoon. Both the 52-year-old father and his 25-year-old son have also been cited for DUI, police said.