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Police cordon off the Bronzeville block where a man was shot in the shoulder Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Shot Two Blocks South Of Chicago Police Headquarters

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.

07/24/2015

Michael Wims Jr. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Stabbing Outside Art Institute

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.

06/12/2015

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Did CTA Driver Have Medical Issue At Time Of Deadly Crash?

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.

06/04/2015

Aimee Coath (Source: Facebook)

Woman Killed In CTA Bus Crash; Driver Cited For Running Red Light

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.

06/03/2015

A man was beaten and robbed near Michigan Avenue and Chestnut Street early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Investigate Two Robberies Near Magnificent Mile

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.

05/27/2015

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Suit: Cabbie Talked On Cellphone While Taxi Dragged Woman Downtown

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.

05/22/2015

A woman was shot in the leg in an accidental shooting on a party bus downtown. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Woman Wounded In Party Bus Shooting Downtown

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.

04/29/2015

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Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Bronzeville

Two men with a handgun have walked up to people and taken their property, according to a community alert from Wentworth District Chicago Police.

04/22/2015

Several buildings were affected by a downtown power outage Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video productions)

About 1,600 Affected By Downtown Power Outage

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.

04/16/2015

Chicago police officers Mike Lawrence and Sergio Valdez performed CPR on a man who collapsed on the Magnificent Mile. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Bike Cops Save Tourist Who Collapsed On Michigan Avenue

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.

03/25/2015

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Chicago Bike Cops Save Life Of Mag Mile Tourist

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

03/25/2015

Police and SWAT team members at a South Loop high rise where a man barricaded himself inside a room Monday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Arrested After 7-Hour Standoff In South Loop

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.

02/03/2015

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

3 Teens Among 4 Shot In Washington Park

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.

12/16/2014

Flames went through the roof of the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant in the South Loop on Wednesday, as firefighters tried to extinguish an extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Extra-Alarm Blaze At Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

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.

12/10/2014

A minivan crashed through a glass entrance to the Neiman Marcus store on the Magnificent Mile on Wednedsay, in an apparent crash-and-grab burglary. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two In Custody After Van Crashes Into Neiman Marcus On Mag Mile

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.

12/10/2014

Protesters upset with a  grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, staged a protest at Water Tower Plaza on Black Friday, calling for a boycott of corporate retailers. (Credit: Black Youth Project 100)

Ferguson Protesters Take Over Water Tower Plaza, Urge Black Friday Boycott

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.

11/28/2014

This may just be the best bathroom in the nation -- American Girl Place, Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Honor For American Girl Place: Possibly The Best Restroom In The U.S.

Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.

09/05/2014

Sarah Bean (Credit: Facebook)

Woman Killed By Falling Piece Of Gargoyle Statue Outside Church

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.

09/04/2014

Two concert-goers pose by the namesake sign at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

City Warns Of Street Closures For Lollapalooza

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.

08/01/2014

A UNIQLO store in King of Prussia, Pa. (Credit: UNIQLO)

Japanese Retailer UNIQLO To Open Michigan Avenue Store In Chicago

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.

07/29/2014

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