Milwaukee Avenue

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee Avenue

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.

07/03/2014

Ciprian Tanase (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Critically Injured Pedestrian

Ciprian Tanase, 34, faces felony counts of aggravated DUI, failure to report an accident and driving on a revoked license.

04/01/2014

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Found Dead In Alley Might Be Victim Of Hit-And-Run

The person — thought to be in his 50s — was discovered near the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at 11:55 p.m.

03/31/2014

Tramian Barnes (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teen Extradited From Georgia To Face Murder Charges

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.

02/12/2014

A 58-year-old man was shot by police and critically injured about 10:35 a.m. Monday in the 5200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. (Credit: NVP News video)

Off-Duty Officer Shoots Would-Be Robber At Walgreens

About 10:30 a.m., the man entered the Walgreens in the 5200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and announced a robbery.

02/03/2014

Two men were killed in a rollover crash Monday night in the 6000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said. (Photo credit: NVP News Video)

Two Dead In Norwood Park Crash

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.

01/28/2014

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

Man Shot And Killed In Portage Park

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.

01/21/2014

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1 Dead, 2 Hurt In Glenview Crash

Emergency crews called to the 1000 block of South Milwaukee Avenue about 2:41 p.m. found two cars with crumpled front-ends.

09/23/2013

Manuel Gonzalez (Credit: Chicago Police)

Bond Set At $1M For Man Charged In Wicker Park Murder

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.

09/16/2013

A man robbed the Cole Taylor Bank branch in Bucktown on Aug. 13, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

Man Robs Bank In Bucktown

A man robbed a Bucktown bank Tuesday morning by handing over a note and implying he was armed.

08/14/2013

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS/File Photo)

New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week Rally

Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.

06/14/2013

Ches Perry paints a mural of the Chicago Blackhawks logo on the side of a building at 4251 N. Milwaukee Av. (Credit: CBS)

Artist To Finish Up Blackhawks Mural On Northwest Side

“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.”

CBS Chicago–06/12/2013

The Bully Bandit (Credit: FBI)

‘Bully Bandit’ Suspected Of 12th Bank Robbery

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.

04/15/2013

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2 Hurt In Crash After Police Chase Through City And Suburbs

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.

03/01/2013

Investigators collect evidence near North and Milwaukee, where a man suspected of robbing at least 12 stores was shot after he held up a Subway sandwich shop on the Near North Side. (Credit: Sun-Times Media)

Cop Shoots Suspect In 12 Store Robberies

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.

02/20/2013

Ultra Lounge

Four Men Shot At Logan Square Bar

Four men were shot when a fight erupted during a hip-hop show at a Logan Square bar early Wednesday.

12/05/2012

A skateboarder was hit by a car along North Milwaukee Avenue. (CBS)

Skateboarder Struck By Car Last Week Dies

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.

10/27/2012

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Person Critically Hurt In Wicker Park Construction Accident

A construction accident in the Wicker Park neighborhood on Sunday left one person in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.

08/18/2012

Fatal Taxi Crash

Man Waiting For Bus Hit, Killed By Taxi At Milwaukee And Chicago Avenues

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.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

A group of more than 20 teenagers was caught on surveillance video as they descended on Mildblend Supply Co. in Wicker Park on July 28, 2012, and stole more than $3,000 worth of designer jeans. (Supplied to CBS 2)

UPDATED: Mob Of Teens Steals $3K Of Jeans From Wicker Park Store

After posting surveillance video of a flash mob robbery online and sharing the video with CBS 2 News, a Wicker Park store owner said he and police have received several tips about the group of about 20 teens responsible for stealing more than $3,000 worth of jeans over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

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