Montrose Avenue

A mysterious growth in Larry Bartoli's yard has been getting bigger and bigger ever since he had a mulberry tree removed more than 15 years ago.  He's dubbed it 'The Blob,' after the 1958 Steve McQueen film of the same name. (Credit: CBS)

‘The Blob’ Taking Over North Side Man’s Front Yard

We expect springtime to bring new growth, but something bizarre has sprouted in a North Center neighborhood family’s yard.


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

Two Shot In Albany Park

Two men — ages 20 and 29 — were shot about 7:50 p.m. while standing outside in the 3200 block of West Montrose Avenue, police said.


File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Man Sexually Assaults Woman On Northwest Side

Police have issued a community alert in the Mayfair neighborhood, after a woman was sexually assaulted Monday night.


Electric Pole, Power Sign

Police: Man Electrocuted While Climbing Pole To Tag Roof

The 19-year-old man was climbing the pole in the 1800 block of West Montrose Avenue at 2:45 a.m. when he came in contact with a transformer.


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Two Critically Injured In Drive-By Shooting On Northwest Side

Two men are in critical condition after they were shot during an apparent gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood early Saturday.


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Reports: Slain Uptown Woman Owned Popular Hair Salon

A woman who was found shot and stabbed to death in her Uptown neighborhood apartment was well known as the operator of a hair salon nearby, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

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2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

At least 17 people have been wounded – two fatally – in shootings around the city since Friday night.



Woman Shot To Death In Uptown Apartment

A 45-year-old woman was found shot to death in an apartment in the Uptown neighborhood Sunday morning.


Rockwell Street Fire

Residents Rescued From Burning Building In Ravenswood

Quick action from firefighters helped save residents overnight at an apartment building in the Ravenswood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

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5 Men Stabbed Near Montrose And Elston

Five men were stabbed early Friday morning, in what police believe was a gang fight near Montrose and Elston avenues.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Gay Pride Parade, 2008

Organizer: Go To Uptown To Watch Gay Pride Parade

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, big changes are in store for the Gay Pride Parade this Sunday – and organizers are urging spectators to camp out on the new Uptown leg of the route.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Kennedy Expressway Crash

Man Killed After Slamming Into Guardrail On Kennedy Expressway

A driver hit a guardrail and died after losing control of his vehicle on the Kennedy Expressway overnight.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

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Cops: Driver, 19, Critically Hurt In Crash Was Intoxicated

A 19-year-old driver was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed into a tree on the Northwest Side early Saturday, injuring himself and a passenger.


Admon Shasho (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman In Lincoln Square

A 27-year-old man was arrested on Saturday, after sexually assaulting a woman in an alley in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2012

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Daily Deal Sites Blamed For Driving Restaurant Out Of Business

Popular daily deal sites are blamed for driving a hot dog diner into debt.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011


Man Charged In 2009 Murder Of Lincoln Square Bar Owner

A man has been charged with the murder of a Lincoln Square bar owner who was brutally beaten in an attack outside the bar two years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Albany Park Shooting

Alcohol-Fueled Fight Leads To Shooting In Albany Park

Police say an alcohol-fueled argument led to a shooting overnight in the Albany Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011


Raccoons Invading Along Lakefront

Dark-eyed, wild bandits have invaded both the north and south lakefront, but officials are working to out-smart them.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Salvation Army Crash

Van Slams Into Thrift Store In Albany Park

A van slammed into a Salvation Army thrift store in the Albany Park neighborhood early this morning.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

Intersection of Montrose and Magnolia in Uptown

1 Held In Fatal Uptown Shooting

A person of interest is being questioned in connection with a shooting in the Uptown neighborhood that left one man dead and another wounded.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2011