From its reindeer antlers and cinnamon scent to Santa’s den and armchair, it’s clear that this is no ordinary 60-foot CTA bus, although it will be operating in regular service, beginning Tuesday and Wednesday on the J14/Jeffery Jump.
The Chicago Department of Transportation’s goal is to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents, a priority on a two-mile stretch that saw 910 reported vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012, in which one person died and 129 were hurt.
Ciprian Tanase, 34, faces felony counts of aggravated DUI, failure to report an accident and driving on a revoked license.
The person — thought to be in his 50s — was discovered near the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at 11:55 p.m.
Tramian Barnes, of Joliet, was charged with one count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting and killing Alex Anderson as the two were driving in the Portage Park neighborhood on Jan. 20.
About 10:30 a.m., the man entered the Walgreens in the 5200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and announced a robbery.
A GMC Envoy SUV was northbound on the 6000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 10:45 p.m. when it lost control and hit two fences before flipping onto its side, hitting a light pole and coming to a stop.
The 20-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle about 10:30 p.m., when the male driver, and acquaintance of his, fired shots inside the vehicle in the 4300 block of North Milwaukee Avenue.
Emergency crews called to the 1000 block of South Milwaukee Avenue about 2:41 p.m. found two cars with crumpled front-ends.
Manuel Gonzalez, 29, is charged with fatally shooting Miguel Delgado early Saturday in the 1500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, across the street from Nick’s Beer Garden.
A man robbed a Bucktown bank Tuesday morning by handing over a note and implying he was armed.
Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.
“To me this is not work. This is a hobby,” Ches Perry said. “I can do this seven days a week, day and night. I don’t care.”
The robber, dubbed “The Bully Bandit” because of the aggressive manner in which he carries out his crimes, robbed a Chase Bank branch in the 2600 block of North Milwaukee Avenue on Saturday afternoon.
A car chase that started in southwest suburban Burbank and ended in a crash in north suburban Niles injured two people Thursday night, police said.
After holding up a Subway shop on the Near North Side, a robbery suspect fled the scene, and police chased him to Wicker Park, where he allegedly attempted to run over a police officer, prompting the officer to shoot him.
Four men were shot when a fight erupted during a hip-hop show at a Logan Square bar early Wednesday.
The 42-year-old man who was struck by a car while he was skateboarding in the Wicker park neighborhood a week ago has died, according to the Cook Coounty Medical Examiner’s office.
A construction accident in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Sunday left one person in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
A taxicab was destroyed beyond recognition Tuesday morning, after it slammed into a bench and a pole at Chicago and Milwaukee avenues and killed a man waiting at a bus stop.