Lower West Side

Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash On Lower West SideAbout 4:50 p.m., a Pontiac Aztec was making a left turn in the 2700 block of South Ashland Avenue, when a Yamaha motorcycle smashed into the back of the SUV, police said.
Police: Teen Girl Recants Story Of Sexual Assault Police say a girl who claimed to be sexually assaulted Monday has recanted her story.
2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Overnight ShootingsTwo men were killed and five other people -- including a man in a wheelchair -- were wounded in shootings across the city from Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday.
Man Shot And Killed On Lower West SideA blue van pulled up alongside the 19-year-old man as he was walking in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue about 11:30 p.m. and someone from inside opened fire.
Body Found In River On Lower West SideA resident of the area found the body at 9:23 a.m. in the river in the 2600 block of South Ashland Avenue.
At Least 12 Wounded In Shootings This WeekendAt least 12 people have been wounded in shootings in the city -- mainly in the South, West and Near West sides -- since Friday. The shooting victims, one of whom was critically wounded, have all been male, between 14 and 49 years old.
Guide To: Family Fun In PilsenChicago’s lower West side community of Pilsen has a strong Hispanic and artistic presence and is known as an affordable place to raise a family. It’s a great neighborhood to wander around and explore, with loads of public art and storefront galleries...