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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

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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

Mob Attack

Sources: 28 Arrested In Series Of Overnight Mob Attacks

Sources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

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Robbers Striking In Broad Daylight In Loop, River North, Old Town

Police are searching for a robber who has been targeting victims downtown and on the Near North Side in broad daylight in recent weeks.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

A new Wal-Mart Express has opened in River North. (CBS)

Wal-Mart Express Opens In River North

A new Wal-Mart Express store opened in Chicago on Wednesday, this one on the North Side.

05/09/2012

Car window broken. (Photo by Getty Images)

Police Alert Auto Owners Of Break-Ins In River North

Police are warning automobile owners in the River North and Streeterville areas of some break-ins to autos that have occurred over the last month.

04/01/2012

Chicagoans hoping to star in the new CBS reality show "3" attend a casting call at Rockit Bar & Grill. (Credit: CBS)

Hopefuls Line Up To Be Stars Of New CBS Reality Show

The newest reality TV star just might come from Chicago. Hopeful contestants stopped by Rockit Bar in River North on Wednesday, for a casting call for the new CBS show “3.”

CBS 2–03/28/2012

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Police Warn Near North Side Residents Of Armed Robberies

Police are warning Near North Side residents of two recent armed robberies, both in busy and fashionable areas.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

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