Jackson Boulevard

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Closes, Plans To Relocate To NW Side

Felony Franks – the hot dog stand with the Misdemeanor Wieners and a staff of ex-felons – shut down Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

An anti-NATO protester, identified by friends as Jack Amico, is pushed by a Chicago police van, after several protesters tried to push the van to block it from moving through the crowd on Saturday, May 19, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Police: Protesters Attacked Police Van Saturday, Gave Cop Concussion

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Sunday that a group of out-of-town protesters attacked a police van while hundreds of protesters were wandering around downtown Chicago for about 10 hours.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

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Boy, 11, Wounded When Gunshot Breaks Window On Near West Side

An 11-year-old boy was wounded early Thursday when gunshots shattered the window of his home on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Paige Clay

Community Rallies After Transgender Woman’s Murder

Community groups are rallying for answers after a transgender woman was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

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Male-To-Female Transgender Person Found Shot To Death In West Garfield Park

Police say a male-to-female transgender person was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Union janitors hold a rally after voting to authorize a strike on March 31, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Union Janitors Vote To Authorize Strike

Waving purple sheets of paper in the air and chanting “Yes, we can!” about 2,000 janitors rallied at Teamster City at Ashland Avenue and Jackson Boulevard on Saturday.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2012

Loop U Buildings

Downtown Office Buildings May Become Grad Student Housing

Two downtown office buildings that aren’t getting much use may soon have a new life, and young people will be the beneficiaries.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

Garrett Popcorn

Lines Stretch Around The Block At New Garrett Popcorn Shop

You’ve seen the lines around the block and you’ve smelled the caramel, and now, WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody has the story of the new Garrett Popcorn shop.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2012

A historic million dollar home once owned by famed surgeon Dr. Olga Jonasson is now used as the home of the chancellor for the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

UIC Spends $625K On Chancellor’s Home

You would think the donation of a million dollar home is a good thing, right? But a donation to the University of Illinois at Chicago is raising questions about why the school has spent more than $600,000 to fix up the house.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

Chicago Police Department logo

Mold Problem Reported At Chicago Police Academy

The Chicago Police Department says it is investigating reports of a mold problem at the Police Academy, at 1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2011

Blue Line Station Reopens After Suspicious Package Found

The Blue line subway stop at Jackson Boulevard, and the pedestrian tunnel that connects to the Red Line, have reopened Wednesday afternoon, more than two hours after they were closed due to a suspicious package.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Ashley Johnson

Woman Turns Herself In After Deadly West Side Crash

A West Side woman charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash over the weekend said she got “scared” when she hit a man as he crossed the street, so she hid out at her grandmother’s house before turning herself in, authorities said Tuesday.

07/12/2011

File Photo (Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Suspect Held In Fatal Hit-And-Run On West Side

The motorist who fatally struck a man waiting for a bus early Sunday in the Garfield Park neighborhood has turned himself in to police.

07/10/2011

Police investigate the scene of an accident Monday that injured four pedestrians -- a mother and her three young children. (CBS)

Driver Still At Large In West Side Hit-And-Run

Police are still looking for a hit-and-run driver who slammed into a mother and her three children on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Bus Crash

Bus Knocks Down Light Pole On West Side

A CTA bus slammed into a light pole on the city’s West Side this morning, sending the light pole crashing down to the street below.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Falling Glass

Glass Falls From Downtown High-Rise

There were anxious moments in the Loop this morning, when glass fell from a high-rise building on State Street.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

Ambulance

‘Chemical’ In Office Mail Turns Out To Be Talcum Powder

Two people were worried they had been exposed to a strange chemical in an office building downtown, but it turned out to be talcum powder.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2011

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Officials: Nursing Home Fire Was Deliberately Set

Officials believe a fire in a West Side nursing home this morning was deliberately set.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

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Nickname Leads Police To Suspect In Beating

Two men who allegedly beat a man in the head with a baseball bat have been charged with trying to kill him after the Sunday attack on the West Side, police said.

03/02/2011

Laconda McDonald

Police: Woman, 33, Stabbed Man To Death

A South Austin neighborhood woman has been charged with stabbing a man to death on the city’s Near West Side over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

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