River North

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Two Charged With River North Burglaries

Two people have been charged with burglary in connection with a spate of robberies this month in the River North neighborhood.

05/25/2013

Police say Gregory Busby, 48, tried to rob three women in River North. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Cops Nab Armed Suspect Moments After Robbery Attempt

A man who tried to rob three women with a knife in the River North area Thursday night was apprehended by police who spotted him downtown soon after the crimes.

05/17/2013

A baby was ejected from this SUV when the semi-trailer truck in the background ran a red light and hit the SUV at the intersection of Dearborn and Ohio streets on May 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Baby Girl Ejected From SUV In River North Collision

An 11-month-old girl was in “stable” condition at a hospital after she was thrown from an SUV during a crash in the downtown area early Tuesday morning, police said.

05/14/2013

The new K2 apartment tower. (CBS)

High-End Apartment Rentals Booming Near Downtown

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley looks at a real-estate trend: luxury rentals.

03/14/2013

Caleb Russell allegedly threatened to blow up a CTA bus in the River North neighborhood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

A man was arrested in the River North neighborhood this week, after threatening to blow up a CTA bus during the evening rush hour.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

Pit Bull (Credit: CBS)

Four Kids Donate Their Presents To Dogs

The kids came up with this idea on their own, according to their aunt Carolina Ruiz.

12/25/2012

Melvin Washington, who was once homeless, now has an apartment in the River North neighborhood, thanks to assistance from the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. (Credit: CBS)

Once Homeless, Thousands Living In Permanent Homes Thanks To Chicago Alliance

It’s a staggering number to consider: 6,500 people in Chicago are homeless, despite an advocacy group’s 10-year effort to end homelessness by the end of this year. But thousands of others have received help to get off the streets.

CBS 2–12/18/2012

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

$500K Bond For Alleged Purse Snatcher Chased Down By Witnesses

Bond was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with felony robbery after he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse in the River North neighborhood Friday morning — but not before he knocked her to the ground and kicking her. He was taken into custody by police after two witnesses chased him down.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

River North Purse-Snatcher Chased Down, Detained By Witnesses

Thanks to three good Samaritans, a purse snatcher was caught after allegedly beating a woman up and robbing her Friday morning.

11/23/2012

Alejandro Escobar (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Man Charged In Hit-And-Run Outside River North Nightclub

A west suburban Melrose Park man is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly running down two men on purpose Sunday after a fight erupted in a River North nightclub.

10/13/2012

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2 Struck By Car After Fight In River North

Two men were run over by a car in a River North street early Sunday after a fight spilled out of a nightclub.

10/07/2012

Gas Main Break

Gas Main Rupture Ties Up Traffic In River North

A construction crew hit a gas line in River North Thursday morning, prompting police to shut down nearby streets.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2012

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Armed Robber On Bicycle Shoots Man In River North

The victim was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg.

09/01/2012

Drexel Boulevard Fatal

7 Dead, 24 Others Wounded In Weekend Violence

It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

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Man Plunges To Death From River North High-Rise

A man plunged to his death from the 10th floor of the luxury condo tower at 30 E. Huron St.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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5 Dead, 29 Wounded In Weekend Violence

At least five people were killed, and 23 others were wounded, by gunfire and other violence in Chicago this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

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Man, 20, Stabbed To Death In River North Area

A man who had recently moved to Chicago from Puerto Rico was stabbed to death in a fight with a group of people in the River North area early Saturday.

08/05/2012

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Man Stabbed To Death In River North

A man was fatally stabbed during a fight early Saturday in the River North area.

08/04/2012

The Onion

Lt. Gov. Simon Declares ‘The Onion Day’ In Honor Of Newspaper’s Move

The very name “Chicago” is believed to be derived from a Potawatomie word for wild onions, and now perhaps the wildest of those onions – the one of the satirical newspaper variety, that is – calls Chicago home.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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Rev. Jackson Leads Rally Calling For Assault Weapons Ban

The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a group of nearly 100 people who picketed outside of a River North movie theater on Saturday, calling for a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2012

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