The 47-year-old woman told police she confronted a man who was wearing a mask and a hoodie, after he broke into her home in the 5000 block of West Van Buren Street around 6:15 p.m.
Several schools have been using Safe Passage routes since 2011, but now 59 additional schools will receive the same support, including the welcoming schools for students from 48 elementary schools that were closed in June.
A high school senior was killed in a fire in the South Austin neighborhood overnight. An 18-year-old male also was injured when he jumped from a second-floor window to escape the blaze.
Three men have been killed, and at least eight more have been wounded, by gunfire in Chicago since Friday night.
A gunman opened fire at Chicago Police officers overnight on the city’s West Side.
A man was killed in a shooting in the South Austin neighborhood Saturday evening.
For the second time in four months, a transgender woman has been killed on the West Side.
A death investigation is underway, after a body was found in an abandoned South Austin neighborhood building Tuesday night.
The search is on Tuesday morning for a gunman who shot and killed a man in the South Austin neighborhood, then sped off on a bicycle.
Gunfire over the weekend left three men dead and at least 26 others wounded, from Portage Park to Auburn-Gresham.
Five people were in police custody Thursday morning after a police pursuit that ended in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood.
A 13-year-old girl has died after a hit-and-run crash overnight that left two cars mangled on the city’s West Side.
Residents of a foreclosed apartment building in the South Austin neighborhood have a new receiver, and he is being greeted with a rent strike.
Police are warning of a rash of armed robberies targeting CTA Green Line ‘L’ riders in the South Austin neighborhood.
A firefighter suffered minor injuries, and 15 people were displaced, after a fire in the South Austin neighborhood.
A teenage boy was critically wounded, and another man was also injured, when a gunman opened fire late Thursday night in the South Austin neighborhood.
A man was shot and wounded overnight on Cicero Avenue on the city’s West Side.
Police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy on the city’s West Side, who apparently was killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A 20-year-old woman is shaken, but recovering, after a robbery that left her with a scar on her neck.
An extra-alarm fire broke out early Wednesday at a Chinese restaurant in the South Austin neighborhood, and left two other buildings damaged.