Northwest Side

WATCH: Burglar Breaks Into Northwest Side Food Mart With SledgehammerUsing a sledge hammer, the crook knocked through a layer of drywall and punched through a plywood panel before hitting a soda display, sending suds soaring, giving the intruder a face full of fizz.
For Mom In Wheelchair, Third-Floor Apartment Is A ChallengeEvery time Melissa Pacheco leaves her apartment, her teenage sons must carry her down three flights of stairs.
Mentally Disabled Man Missing From Northwest SidePaul Hernandez Jr., 47, took a private bus about 7:30 a.m. to Presence Saint Mary Medical Center at 2233 W. Division, but didn’t show up to board the bus home after class, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.
Two Kids Safe After Hostage Situation On Northwest SideTwo children were safely removed from a home on the Northwest Side on Tuesday, after a man armed with a gun kicked his wife out of their home, and barricaded himself inside with the kids.
Metra Train Derails On Northwest SideThere was no word on injuries.
Robbers Knocking Women Down, Robbing Them On NW SideWomen are being targeted in a series of violent robberies in the Northwest Side Avondale and Logan Square neighborhoods, according to a community alert issued by Chicago Police.
Pizza Delivery Driver Dies A Day After ShootingShot in the head during a robbery attempt early Monday, a pizza delivery driver has died.
Boy Killed In Northwest Side Fire Identified, Parents In Critical ConditionThe boy who died in a fire in the Hollywood Park neighborhood over the weekend has been identified as a 10-year-old boy who lived with his family in the four-story apartment building.
Pizza Delivery Driver Seriously Wounded In Robbery, ShootingPolice were searching for the gunman who shot a pizza delivery driver in the head during a robbery attempt on the Northwest Side early Monday.
Man Charged With Drunk Driving After Crash That Killed PedestrianMaciej Machniewicz, 45, was driving south on Austin Avenue before “abruptly” turning east onto Belmont Avenue, according to police. He then hit another southbound vehicle and forced it to crash into a third vehicle. The vehicle Machniewicz was driving then hit a traffic box, a light pole, a fence and a pedestrian before coming to a rest.
Police: Pedestrian Killed In Northwest Side CrashLida Xhelo, 62, was standing in the 5900 block of West Belmont Avenue about 6:40 p.m. when two vehicles crashed near her, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was also struck and taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, where she later died.
Bicyclist Killed In Portage ParkA 28-year-old bicyclist has died from the injuries she suffered when being struck by a truck in the northwest side Portage Park neighborhood.
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