Near North Side
A concrete wall at a construction site fell on top of 46-year-old David Varga Friday.
Firefighters responded to the incident about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The vehicle – which was parked in the basement – sent smoke through the building’s ventilation shaft.
The man’s body was pulled from the river in the 1000 block of West Weed Street at 7:50 p.m.
Police say they’ve caught a serial burglar in the act.
In each case, two offenders used a knife to take cash from the register and cashier’s wallet, according to an alert issued by Area Central detectives.
With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown and the Near North Side soon will be crawling with shoppers and tourists, and people who don’t normally come into the city. They’ll also be crawling with something else: pickpockets.
At least eight people have been wounded in shootings throughout the city since Thursday night.
One man was killed and another hurt in a shooting on the Near North Side early Sunday.
The tour bus was traveling east on Division when the driver crossed into the westbound lanes, and hit an SUV head on.
The vehicle, described as a 2010-13 black or dark-colored 4-door Hyundai Sonata, was westbound on Division when it struck the 40-year-old pedestrian.
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.
Three women and a 14-year-old girl have been charged with robbing two other women Sunday morning on the Near North Side.
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.
From live bands to New Orleans cuisine, the Chicagoland area offers plenty of ways for you and your friends to have one last hurrah for Mardi Gras. Whether you want to dress up in costume or come as you are, there’s a party for just about everyone.
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One man was killed, and another was wounded, in a Tuesday night shooting on the Near North Side, police said.
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Two men were stabbed and another was battered early Sunday on Division near State, outside a stretch of popular bars on the Near North Side.
Parents of public school students were feeling mixed emotions as they sent kids to half-day programs at scores of Chicago Public Schools sites on Monday during the teachers’ strike, while others were confused when they learned teachers had walked off the job.
A man is dead and a woman was in police custody Wednesday morning, after a domestic stabbing in a Near North Side apartment.