Lower West Side

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Police: Teen Girl Recants Story Of Sexual Assault

Police say a girl who claimed to be sexually assaulted Monday has recanted her story.

12/03/2013

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2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

Two 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.

11/13/2013

A 20-year-old man was slain when someone in a van pulled up to him and fired shots as he was walking in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue. (Credit: NVP Video)

Man Shot And Killed On Lower West Side

A 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.

11/13/2013

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Body Found In River On Lower West Side

A resident of the area found the body at 9:23 a.m. in the river in the 2600 block of South Ashland Avenue.

10/14/2013

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At Least 12 Wounded In Shootings This Weekend

At 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.

07/29/2012

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Guide To: Family Fun In Pilsen

Chicago’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…

07/08/2011