About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Chicago Police Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.
Michael Wims Jr., 29, was charged with one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he was identified as the man who stabbed a 57-year-old man in the neck about 4:35 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.
Union officials believe it was a medical incident–not a mechanical fault or human error–that was behind this week’s deadly CTA rush hour bus crash.
A CTA bus driver has been ticketed for running a red light Tuesday evening before striking two pedestrians and several cars downtown, killing a 51-year-old woman, and injuring at least eight other people.
A man was robbed early Wednesday just off the Magnificent Mile, a few blocks from the scene of another robbery attempt a few minutes later.
Anne Brandt filed the negligence lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging she was dragged for “some distance” after the taxi dropped her off about 8 a.m. April 23 near Michigan Avenue and Washington Street.
The female, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the leg about 2:35 a.m. while inside the bus on Michigan Avenue near Monroe Street, police said.
Two men with a handgun have walked up to people and taken their property, according to a community alert from Wentworth District Chicago Police.
The outage occurred at 10:05 p.m. and affected the area between Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive and between Wacker Drive and Monroe Street, ComEd spokeswoman Krissy Posey said. Approximately 1,600 customers were affected, although power was fully restored by 2:50 a.m. Thursday.
Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue. “He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.
The two officers were on patrol when they were flagged down near Michigan Avenue and Walton Street. Citizens led them to a man “drained of color” lying on the ground and not breathing. The officers began performing chest compressions and saw the man’s airway was blocked, which they were able to clear
A man barricaded himself inside a South Loop high rise for more than seven hours from Monday night into early Tuesday, prompting a SWAT team response.
About 4:45 p.m., the four were approached by gunmen in the vestibule of a building in the 5700 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. The gunmen opened fire and ran away.
The Fire Department said the fire was “through the roof” at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, at 1401 S. Michigan Av. The building is literally a former Chicago firehouse, which was converted into a restaurant in 1999.
Police said officers responded to a call of a theft in progress around 4 a.m. at 737 N. Michigan Av. When they arrived, officers saw a van had crashed through the storefront on the Superior Street side of Neiman Marcus, and several males were fleeing the scene.
Dozens of activists staged a demonstration Friday morning at the Historic Chicago Water Tower on Michigan Avenue, calling for a boycott to protest the controversial grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.
Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.
Part of a gargoyle statue struck the woman in the head after falling from the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago at 19th and Michigan, just after noon.
Streets bordering Grant Park will be blocked off to traffic for at least three days, from Friday through Sunday, during the sold out festival, according to a statement from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
Five years after opening its successful store in New York City, Japanese retailer UNIQLO announced on Tuesday that it will be opening a flagship store on North Michigan Avenue.