A firefighter was among five people injured when a three-alarm blaze erupted at a South Lawndale apartment building Monday afternoon on the Southwest Side.
A man died after he crashed his minivan into a light pole early Sunday in the South Lawndale neighborhood.
At least 12 people have been wounded in shootings in the city — mainly in the South, West and Near West sides — since Friday. The shooting victims, one of whom was critically wounded, have all been male, between 14 and 49 years old.
A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout the head and body while he was “tagging” a garage early Saturday in the West Side South Lawndale neighborhood.
Police say two men tied up and robbed a West Lawndale store owner, took money from the register and left in the owner’s car on Monday. But that apparently wasn’t enough.
A citywide study by Northwestern University has determined that the South and Southwest sides are the unhealthiest.