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1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings

A 50-year-old man was killed and a 38-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday night. About 9:50 p.m., the two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of West 16th Street when two males walked up and opened fire, police said.


The scene of a police-involved shooting early Sunday in Austin. / photo from NVP News Video

Man Dies After Being Shot By Police In South Austin

The officer shot the armed man multiple times after the man turned and raised his gun at the officer, according to police and union officials.


Garbage piled up at an abandoned garage in South Austin. (Credit: CBS)

West Side Residents Say Garbage Piling Up At Abandoned House

Frustration is building, along with a pile of trash in one South Austin block. That trash, at an abandoned house in is now a breeding ground for rodents and disease.


Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

State Representative Elected To Local School Council

An Illinois state representative who once proposed merit pay for local school council members was among the 6,000 people recently elected to LSCs in Chicago.


South Austin Shooting

Man Shot And Killed In South Austin

Officers responding to calls of a person shot in the 0-100 block of South Mason Avenue about 10:40 p.m. found a 23-year-old man unresponsive in a stairwell.


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Woman Shot During Home Invasion In South Austin

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.


A Safe Passage worker staffs one of the dozens of routes set up to safely get kids to and from school. (Credit: CBS)

City Releases Maps Of New Safe Passage Routes For Schools

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.


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Teen Killed, Another Injured In Blaze In South Austin

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.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2013

Police Shooting

3 Killed, 8 Wounded In Weekend Violence; Man Also Shot Dead By Police

Three men have been killed, and at least eight more have been wounded, by gunfire in Chicago since Friday night.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Cicero Avenue Shots Fired

Gunman Opens Fire On Officers On West Side

A gunman opened fire at Chicago Police officers overnight on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012


Man Killed In Shooting On West Side

A man was killed in a shooting in the South Austin neighborhood Saturday evening.


Donta Gooden, 19, was found stabbed to death in the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard on Aug. 14, 2012. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Transgender Woman Found Stabbed To Death On West Side

For the second time in four months, a transgender woman has been killed on the West Side.


Jackson Boulevard Body

Body Found In Abandoned Building On West Side

A death investigation is underway, after a body was found in an abandoned South Austin neighborhood building Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Latrobe Avenue Fatal

Man Shot Dead In South Austin; 2 Men Shot In Englewood

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.


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Weekend Gunfire Leaves 3 Dead, 26 Wounded

Gunfire over the weekend left three men dead and at least 26 others wounded, from Portage Park to Auburn-Gresham.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2012

Lake And Cicero Police Chase

5 Held After Police Fire At SUV During West Side Chase

Five people were in police custody Thursday morning after a police pursuit that ended in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Sade McGee, 13, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Chicago's West Side. (Family handout)

13-Year-Old Girl Dies After Hit-And-Run Crash

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.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Tenants of a West Side building that is in foreclosure are threatening a rent strike. They say the building's furnace was ripped out or stolen, and the building's receiver has not replaced it. (Credit: CBS)

Residents Of West Side Building Go Ahead With Rent Strike

Residents of a foreclosed apartment building in the South Austin neighborhood have a new receiver, and he is being greeted with a rent strike.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

Green Line

Rash Of Robberies Reported Near Green Line On West Side

Police are warning of a rash of armed robberies targeting CTA Green Line ‘L’ riders in the South Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Central Avenue Fire

Firefighter Injured In South Austin Blaze

A firefighter suffered minor injuries, and 15 people were displaced, after a fire in the South Austin neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012