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Three Shot On Near West Side

The shooting occurred shortly after 7 p.m. near West Jackson Boulevard and South Western Avenue.

03/21/2014

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2 Killed, 8 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

In the most recent fatal shooting, a 17-year-old was shot and killed Sunday afternoon on the Near West Side.

02/10/2014

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Near West Side Fire Leaves One Critically Injured

A man was critically injured after jumping out of a window during a fire Monday morning on the Near West Side.

02/03/2014

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Man Dies After Near West Side Crash

Eugenio Moyola, 39, was driving north in the 1300 block of South Ashland Avenue about 3:10 a.m. when his vehicle hit a pole.

10/28/2013

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4 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 3 a.m. Saturday on the Near West Side.

09/23/2013

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Police: Burglars Strike Five Near West Side Businesses

In each case, the suspects smash windows to enter businesses, then take items inside, according to an alert issued by Near West District police.

09/17/2013

A car crashed into a concrete barrier wall along the Racine Avenue on-ramp on the Eisenhower Expressway, after going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of the expressway. (Credit: NVP Video)

Wrong-Way Drivers Caught On Eisenhower, Dan Ryan Expressway

Illinois State Police said they believe alcohol was a factor in two incidents of wrong-way driving on Chicago expressways overnight.

09/17/2013

A pickup truck was sideswiped by a CTA Bus near 15th Street and Western Avenue. on Aug. 30, 2013. Emergency crews had to clean up a diesel fuel spill from the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hurt In Near West Side Bus Crash

Police said the crash happened at 10:20 a.m., near the intersection of 15th Street and Western Avenue. The bus was involved in a crash with a pickup truck and a semi-trailer truck.

08/30/2013

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2 Shot In Drive-By On Near West Side

A man and a teenage boy were wounded during a drive-by shooting on the Near West Side late Monday night.

07/23/2013

Rags of Honor on the Near West Side employs veterans, who make T-shirts. (CBS)

T-Shirt Entrepreneur Creates Jobs For Veterans

The tiny T-shirt printing shop on the Near West Side is called Rags of Honor. It’s Mark Doyle’s creative solution – financed by his savings account — to hire unemployed vets.

07/11/2013

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

Theft suspect William Tapes turns himself in to the FBI. (CBS)

Suspect Claims He Didn’t Know Armed Pursuers Were FBI Agents

William Tapes allegedly tried to hit an FBI agent with a car as he was trying to get away after stealing two hubcaps outside a Near West Side Jewel-Osco on Monday.

03/29/2013

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Police Warn Of Crooks Using Tow Trucks To Steal Cars

Police have issued an alert to Near West Side residents, warning that thieves using tow trucks have been taking older cars off the streets at night.

03/12/2013

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Two Hospitalized From Near West Side Fire

Two people, one of them a child, were hospitalized following a fire on the Near West Side Sunday afternoon.

12/16/2012

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Zion Man Killed In Near West Side Shooting

A man from far north suburban Zion was shot and killed while standing on a front porch early Sunday on the Near West Side.

12/16/2012

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At Least 8 Injured In Gun Violence Since Friday Night

At least eight people have been wounded in shootings on the city’s South and West sides between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

11/10/2012

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7 Students Hurt In School Bus Crash On Near West Side

Seven students suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash on the Near West Side, about two blocks west of the United Center.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2012

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Robber Holds Up Bank In Jewel Store On Near West Side

A grocery store bank on Chicago’s Near West Side was held up Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

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Elderly Man With Alzheimer’s Missing From Near West Side

An 84-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease has been missing since Sunday from the Near West Side.

09/17/2012

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Police Warn Of Strong-Arm Robberies On Near West Side

Police have issued a community alert for the residents of one Near West Side area after some incidents where a group of young men grabbed people on the street and forcibly robbed them.

09/01/2012

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