Old Town

Second City's theaters were not damaged by a fire that destroyed the comedy troupe's offices. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Second City Cancels Thursday Night Shows After Fire

A day after an extra-alarm fire destroyed the offices of the Second City comedy troupe, the theater has canceled its Thursday night shows, while crews continue assessing and cleaning up damage.

8 hours ago

An extra-alarm fire burns in the Piper's Alley shopping center, which includes at least one stage for the Second City comedy troupe. (Credit: CBS)

Second City Offices Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Fire In Old Town

Offices for the Second City comedy troupe have been destroyed and three people have been injured in an extra alarm fire next door to the theater in Old Town.

08/26/2015

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1 Killed, 14 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

About 11 p.m., the teen and a 20-year-old man were in the 6400 block of South Justine Street when a male got out of a passing white Cadillac and shot them, police said. The model of the vehicle was not immediately known.

08/08/2015

Chicago police shot a man in Old Town early Monday. Police said the man had been beating another man with a baseball bat. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Shoot Suspect In Old Town

Police said officers responded to a street brawl near the intersection of Halsted Street and Clybourn Avenue around 4:30 a.m. When they arrived, the officers saw one man beating another with a baseball bat.

07/20/2015

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Eight Wounded In Thursday Shootings Across Chicago

Most recently, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 20-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 4600 block of West Washington Boulevard about 10:35 p.m. when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.

06/25/2015

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Alleged Old Town Garden Thieves Caught On Security Camera

What would you do if you woke up this morning to find your front garden gone?
One homeowner in Old Town is taking to Twitter to find the plant thieves.

06/07/2015

Several carriages were burned in a fire at Noble Horse Theatre in Old Town. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Carriages Damaged In Fire At Noble Horse Theatre

No horses or people were injured in the blaze, which was mostly contained to a garage and storage area away from where the horses are kept. The horses were not exposed to smoke or flames.

02/06/2015

Ahmed Martinez Walker, Eddie Robert Simmons, and Matthew Cobbs (left to right) are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nacurvie Smith (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged In Fatal Old Town Shooting

Eddie Robert Simmons, 21, of the 3400 block of West 5th Avenue; Ahmed Martinez Walker, 18, of the 700 block of West 50th Place; and Matthew Cobbs, 20, of the 2700 block of North Francisco, were each charged with one count of first-degree murder in connection with a shooting that left 27-year-old Nacurvie Smith dead.

11/18/2014

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5 Dead, 16 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood. About 5 p.m., police found a 30-year-old man unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 11600 block of South Racine with a gunshot wound to his back, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

11/17/2014

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1 Dead, 8 Wounded In Thursday Shootings

Early Thursday morning, a 39-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood.

07/25/2014

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Theft Suspect Dies Two Weeks After Being Shocked With Stun Gun

During a retail theft arrest about 12:15 a.m. in the 200 block of West North Avenue on May 7, officers used a stun gun on 23-year-old Dominique Franklin, who was resisting arrest and “refused to cooperate with officers,” police said.

05/21/2014

Suspect Subdued With Stun Gun

Suspected Shoplifter Stunned With Taser

The man allegedly stole a couple items from the Walgreens store at the corner of North Avenue and Wells Street around 12:15 a.m. Police said officers deployed a Taser to subdue him when he resisted arrest and tried to run away.

05/07/2014

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Escaped Horse Gallops Down Street In Old Town

Apparently, this wasn’t the first time a horse was found roaming the streets of Old Town. On the same day last year, about a half dozen horses escaped from the Noble Horse Theatre.

12/20/2013

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America’s Most Searched Zip Code Is In Chicago

For two years in a row, this Chicago ZIP code has made Realtor.com’s Year’s Most Searched ZIP Codes list. Can you guess which neighborhood the ZIP belongs to?

12/06/2013

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Best Fall Festivals In Chicago

Don’t worry that summer went by too fast. Yummy autumn festivals abound in the Chicago area.

09/09/2013

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Man Shot In Head In Old Town

A man was shot in the head in the Old Town neighborhood Saturday afternoon about one block from Near North police district, police said.

08/31/2013

An Old Town streetscape. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Old Town

(CBS) — It is one of Chicago’s favorite neighborhoods, partly because of its proximity to the downtown and partly because it has been a center of creativity and comedy for decades. CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan […]

05/31/2013

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Fire On Roof Of Old Town Bar Extinguished

It may not have been a large or long-lasting fire, but the black smoke that could be seen for at least a mile and a-half south Sunday afternoon certainly suggested something worse to those who saw it.

03/17/2013

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Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.

11/26/2012

Noble Horse Fire

5 Carriages Destroyed In Fire At Noble Horse Stable

There are reports Friday morning an electrical problem may be to blame for a fire in the noble horse stables in old town last night.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

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