Illinois Medical District

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.


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