Activist Spends Night In Tent City To Protest Closing Of Homeless ShelterSome of those most affected by the bitter cold this week in Chicago are the homeless, and to help raise awareness of their struggles, crisis responder Andrew Holmes slept outside all night at the Lawrence Avenue viaduct in Uptown.
Eight Wounded In Thursday Shootings Across ChicagoMost recently, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 20-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of West Washington Boulevard about 10:35 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.
Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee AvenueThe 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.
Lake Shore Drive Reopens After Suspicious Package CheckedChicago police shut down Lake Shore Drive on the North Side for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon as they investigated a suspicious package.
Woman Shot While Driving In UptownThe 24-year-old was shot about 3:25 a.m. while she was traveling west in the 1200 block of Lawrence Avenue with two male passengers.
Police: 'Strong Possibility' Robberies At Pizzeria, 7-Eleven Are ConnectedIn both cases, a man and a woman wearing scarves around their faces announced a holdup, and made off with cash.
Man Charged With Beating Liquor Store Cashier With HammerA man is behind bars for allegedly bludgeoning a liquor store employee with a hammer to the head during a robbery early Monday in Jefferson Park
Three-Car Crash Shuts Inbound Lanes Of Edens ExpresswayState police are on the scene and all inbound lanes are closed near Lawrence Avenue, though traffic is getting by on the shoulder.
Car Crashes Into Jewelry Store A car crashed into a jewelry store early Saturday in the North Side Albany Park neighborhood.
6 Dead, At Least 15 Hurt In Weekend Violence Five of those killed were fatally shot, while a sixth was stabbed to death, authorities said.
Police Officer, Resident Injured In Uptown Apartment FireA Chicago police officer and a resident of an Uptown apartment building were hospitalized Thursday from a fire in the building,
Man Charged With DUI After Striking Elderly PedestrianA 26-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving, running a red light, driving without a license or insurance and other traffic violations, after he struck and critically injured an 87-year-old man who was crossing a street in the Uptown neighborhood on Friday morning.