Leclaire Avenue

The scene of a fatal fire on the West Side late Tuesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Found Dead After Fire In Austin

Crews responded at 9:34 p.m. to the blaze at a two-and-a-half story home in the 400 block of North Leclaire Avenue, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said. A 62-year-old man was found dead after the fire was extinguished.


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Activists Reach Out To Help Tenants Of “Problem Landlords”

Tenants in some West Side apartment buildings in need of repairs have received help from activists trying to make a better quality of life, but even the activists acknowledge some landlords have little incentive to fix up their buildings.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Seriously Wounded In Austin Shooting

The 29-year-old told police he was in his vehicle, talking to a friend in the 900 block of North Leclaire Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain about 11:50 p.m.


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Man Stabbed, Beaten With Baseball Bat

The man was walking in the 2600 block of North Leclaire Avenue at 12:45 a.m. when several people exited a vehicle and attacked him.


Harry Rodriguez

Man Fatally Shot During Own Birthday Party

One moment, Harry Rodriguez of the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood was celebrating his birthday. The next, he lay dying after being shot in the chest at his own party.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

Richard Lewis

Man Charged With Shooting, Killing Neighbor Who ‘Snuck Up’ On Him

A West Side man is charged with gunning down his neighbor earlier this week, after the victim asked him about an ill relative.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

Roman Butler

Police: Missing Boy, 16, May Be Suicidal

Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy, who is off his medication and may be suicidal.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Student Tries To Bring Gun Into Northwest Side High School

Students at Foreman High School in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood were likely looking forward to the last day of school upon arriving Friday, but instead they ended up on lockdown someone brought in a gun.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

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Man Stabbed In Neck By Girlfriend In South Austin

A man was stabbed in the neck Monday night in the South Austin neighborhood, and police say his girlfriend was the assailant.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

LeClaire Avenue Fire

Fire Breaks Out In North Austin Home

Firefighters braved dangerous cold and unplowed streets to battle a blaze in the North Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011