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The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee Avenue

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s goal is to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents, a priority on a two-mile stretch that saw 910 reported vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012, in which one person died and 129 were hurt.

07/03/2014

Dan Grotheer snapped this picture of lightning over the city from the East Lakeview neighborhood. (Credit: Dan Grotheer)

One Dead, Thousands Without Power Due To Storms

Strong storms knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses Wednesday night, blew over several freight train cars, flooded many Chicago area streets, and cost a maintenance worker his life.

09/19/2013

Gustavo Briceno and his wife (Family photo)

Sewer Worker’s Wife Learns About His Drowning On Facebook

A sewer worker’s greatest fear became reality Wednesday night, when he drowned after he was swept away by rushing storm waters, and his widow had to find out about her husband’s tragic death on Facebook.

09/18/2013

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Woman Dies 4 Days After Crash On North Side

An elderly northwest suburban woman died Sunday following a car accident last week that left her critically injured.

03/18/2013

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Woman Dies In Northwest Side Crash

A woman died Monday night after the van she was driving hit a telephone pole before it struck a tree on the Northwest Side, police said.

02/12/2013

More than 100 marijuana plants like these were seized in a raid on a hydroponic marijuana growing operation in the Irving Park neighborhood on Oct. 17, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

100 Marijuana Plants Seized In Raid On Indoor Grow Operation

Police have busted a sophisticated indoor pot-growing operation at a home in the Irving Park neighborhood.

10/17/2012

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Moreno Reconsidering Decision To Give Chick-Fil-A His Blessing

The local Chick-Fil-A controversy seemed to be settled around this time last week, when Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) said he had made peace with the fast food chain, following what he said was its new pledge regarding gay rights issues.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

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Reports: Alderman To Let Chick-Fil-A Go Ahead After New Pledge

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) reportedly says he will now let Chick-Fil-A go ahead with plans for a location in his ward, after the fast food chain issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

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5 Men Stabbed Near Montrose And Elston

Five men were stabbed early Friday morning, in what police believe was a gang fight near Montrose and Elston avenues.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

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Sheriff Dart Pushes For New Dig For Gacy Victims

The possibility that more victims of John Wayne Gacy could be buried on the Northwest Side has prompted the Cook County sheriff to push once again for a dig on private property.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2012

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2 Weeks, 3 Smash-And-Grab Retail Thefts

For the third time in just the past few weeks, police are trying to find some brazen thieves who get into stores by smashing their way in.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

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Men Charged With Skimming Bank Accounts Through ATMs

Two people were arrested this week for victimizing bank customers by stealing from ATMs.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

The Loop headquarters of GrubHub. (Credit: CBS)

GrubHub To Move Headquarters Into Loop

Chicago-based GrubHub is moving its headquarters from the city’s Near Northwest Side to the heart of the Loop.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

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7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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1 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting Outside Club

One man was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday outside a North Side nightclub.

02/19/2012

Sergio Galez-Delira apologizes for driving the wrong way on the Edens Expressway earlier this week. (CBS)

Wrong-Way Edens Driver Apologizes For Jeopardizing Motorists

The 24-year-old Glenview man charged with driving the wrong way on the Edens Expressway while drunk earlier this week apologized Friday for putting other motorists in jeopardy.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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Preservationists Mobilize To Save Historic Elston Avenue Brewery

Preservationists are trying to save a historic brewery complex on Elston Avenue from being torn down to make way for a big-box store parking lot.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

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Man Critically Injured In West Town Motorcycle Accident

A man was left in critical condition early Thursday when he fell off his motorcycle in the West Town neighborhood.

09/29/2011

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Foster and Elston avenues on Aug. 20, 2011, swallowing a 2003 Acura. The driver was able to crawl out. (Credit: CBS)

Foster, Elston Reopen After Sinkhole Swallows SUV

Part of the intersection of Foster, Elston and LaPorte avenues has reopened, as crews repair a gaping sinkhole that opened up over the weekend and swallowed a passing sport-utility vehicle.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A sinkhole opened up at the intersection of Foster and Elston avenues on Aug. 20, 2011, swallowing a 2003 Acura. The driver was able to crawl out. (Credit: CBS)

City: Sinkhole Should Be Fixed By Monday

The city is estimating a Monday morning road re-opening, after a sinkhole swallowed a vehicle and shut down a Northwest Side intersection Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2011

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