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Man Seriously Wounded In Homan Square Shooting

A 21-year-old man was outside about 8:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Polk Street when a gunman walked up and started shooting, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.


Joshua Anthony Almore  (left) and Anthony Dewayne Harris (right) are charged in connection with a drive-by shooting in East Garfield Park. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Men Charged With West Side Drive-By Shooting

A 23-year-old man was standing outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Polk Street when a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The victim was shot in the right foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.


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Teen Killed In Police-Involved Shooting In East Garfield Park

Police responded to a complaint of armed men in the 2800 block of West Polk Street on Sunday night; and when officers approached the men matching the descriptions in the complaint, one began running away, police said. He ran through a gangway and took a gun out from his waistband.

He ran through a gangway and took a gun out from his waistband, police said. An officer told him to drop his weapon, but he went to “an elevated position” and pointed his gun at the officer, according to police.


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Man Dies After West Garfield Park Shooting

Juwan Williams, 18, of the 4000 block of Arthington Street, was outside with a group of friends about 6:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Polk Street when two other people walked up and one of them opened fire before they both ran away.


Two police officers and a third person were hurt in a three-car crash in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit NVP News Video)

2 Police Officers Among 3 Hurt In West Side Crash

Three people were injured – including two police officers — when a police cruiser and another vehicle crashed early Thursday in the West Side Austin neighborhood.


Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012


Another UIC Student Robbed Near Campus

Another student was robbed this week near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus, prompting campus police to issue an alert.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Cousins Todd Grace (left) and Frederick Lee (right) are charged with robbing and killing 49-year-old Howard Hill after he refused to hand over cash. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Cousins Charged With Robbing, Killing Man On West Side

Bond was denied for one man and set at $900,000 for his cousin Wednesday after they were charged with the robbery and fatal shooting of a man on the West Side last week.


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Man Shot Several Times In Lawndale

A man was shot several times during a drive-by attack early Sunday in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood.


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2 Dead, At Least 24 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people — one of them a 12-year-old girl — have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.


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8 Wounded In Shootings Late Saturday, Early Sunday

Eight people were wounded in shootings Saturday night and early Sunday on the South and West sides.


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Male Shot Dead On West Side

A male was shot dead Tuesday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said.


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Suspect Escapes After Cops Fire Shots During Traffic Stop

An armed robbery suspect escaped after Police officers fired shots at him on Monday when he pointed a gun at a police officer in the West Lawndale neighborhood.


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Man, Woman Killed In Near West Side Shooting

A man and woman were gunned down in a car outside the woman’s home on the Near West Side Saturday.


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Person Struck, Killed By Pink Line CTA Train

A man reportedly on his way to a hospital Wednesday morning was struck and killed by a CTA Pink Line train after he fell into the train’s path at a Near West Side station.