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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A West Side man is charged with gunning down his neighbor earlier this week, after the victim asked him about an ill relative.
Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy, who is off his medication and may be suicidal.
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.
A man was stabbed in the neck Monday night in the South Austin neighborhood, and police say his girlfriend was the assailant.
Firefighters braved dangerous cold and unplowed streets to battle a blaze in the North Austin neighborhood.