Illinois Medical District

Vertiport Chicago is the city's first commercial helicopter facility since Meigs Field closed in 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Private Helipad Opens On Near West Side

A group of private investors has opened a commercial helicopter facility near the Illinois Medical District, offering air service to the edge of downtown for the first time in more than 12 years.

04/30/2015

Young adults with autism learn gardening, communications, and vocational skills at an urban farm in the Illinois Medical District. (Credit: Growing Solutions Farm)

Farm On Near West Side Teaches Job Skills To Autistic Young Adults

Some parents of young adults with autism were expressing thanks for a local program that has helped their children become more independent.

11/26/2014

An FBI agent fired shots following a shooting and chase on the Near West Side Monday. (Brad Edwards/CBS)

Thief At Center Of FBI-Involved Shooting Surrenders

For three days, William Tapes was an FBI fugitive, walking the streets and sleeping on CTA trains and buses. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was there when he surrendered to authorities.

CBS 2–03/28/2013

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Blue Line Service Resumes After Body Found Under Platform

The CTA Blue Line was shut down between the West Loop and West Side late Wednesday morning, after a body was found under a Near West Side train platform.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011

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Man Shot, Wounded Near Medical District

A man was wounded in a Monday night shooting on the Near West Side, just blocks from the Illinois Medical District.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011