North Austin

Police officers found 386 pounds of marijuana in an SUV after a traffic stop in North Austin on Saturday. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police Find 386 Pounds Of Pot During Traffic Stop

Grand Central District officers tried to pull the vehicle over when the driver committed a traffic violation as he pulled out of an alley Saturday evening. The driver drove off but stopped and ran from the SUV. Officers found him hiding under a porch. About 386 pounds of cannabis was found in the SUV.


(Credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Local)

6 Dead, 21 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Most recently, a man was shot to death early Monday in the North Austin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.


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Men Shot Dead In South Chicago, Englewood

Men were shot and killed overnight in separate incidents in the South Chicago and Englewood neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

This picture was taken hours before Heaven Sutton was fatally shot Wednesday night near the outdoor candy store run by her mother. (courtesy: Ashake Banks)

No Charges Filed Against 2nd Person Questioned In 7-Year-Old’s Killing

A second person arrested for the fatal shooting of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton was released without charges, a police spokesman said Saturday night.


Ashake Banks stands over the coffin of her daughter, 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was caught in gang crossfire last week. (CBS)

Memorial Service Held For 7-Year-Old Girl Killed By Gang Gunfire

A memorial service was held Friday for the 7-year-old Chicago girl who was caught in gang crossfire last week as authorities considered filing charges against a second suspect in the fatal shooting.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Heaven Sutton

Ministers Urge People To Turn In Gunman Who Killed Girl, 7

One day after a 7-year-old girl was gunned down as her mother watched while she sold lemonade in front of her West Side home, a ministers’ group is trying to persuade people to turn over the killer.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Heaven Sutton

McCarthy Expects Arrest Soon In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Girl

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said police have very good leads in the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl overnight, and he expects an arrest soon.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Dajuan Brown

Man Charged With Forcing 12 Girls Into Prostitution

A 35-year-old man has been accused of forcing 12 girls into prostitution, and addicting them to heroin.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

Squad Car Crash

Police Fire Shots After Chase, Crash On West Side

A man was in police custody Wednesday morning, after a chase that ended with a crash and shots fired by officers in the North Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Officer Clifton Lewis

Community Pays Last Respects To Fallen Officer

Police say they have new leads Thursday morning in the murder of Officer Clifton Lewis, as the community pays its last respects.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

Girl Burned

Girl, 6, Burned While Playing With Lighter

A 6-year-old girl remained hospitalized as of midday Tuesday, after setting herself on fire as she played with a Bic lighter.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

Jaivon Sandifer, 3, was fatally stabbed Friday in the Austin neighborhood. (CBS)

3-Year-Old Boy Killed, Mom Injured In Domestic Stabbing

A 3-year-old boy was stabbed to death, and his mother was injured, in a domestic dispute Friday in the North Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Roman Butler

Police: Missing Boy, 16, May Be Suicidal

Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy, who is off his medication and may be suicidal.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

North Avenue Fatal Crash

Police: Domestic Dispute Led To Deadly Crash

Police say a deadly accident on the city’s West Side started after a domestic dispute.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Joseph Reining

Missing West Side Man Found Safe

A 68-year-old man who went missing from the North Austin neighborhood has been found safe, police said on Monday.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011

LeClaire Avenue Fire

Fire Breaks Out In North Austin Home

Firefighters braved dangerous cold and unplowed streets to battle a blaze in the North Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Chicago Wal-Mart Supercenter

Chicago Alderman To New Yorkers: Wal-Mart Is A ‘Boon’

As controversy heats up over a possible Wal-Mart store in New York City, an alderman from the West Side of Chicago is telling New Yorkers that Wal-Mart is a “boon.”

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011


Man Caught After Pistol-Whipping, Chase

A man was arrested early this morning on the West Side, after he was chased by the father of a man he allegedly pistol-whipped and robbed.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010