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Strong-Arm Robbers Hitting Hyde Park, Washington Park, Bronzeville

Police have issued a community alert about a rash of robberies on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012


Dye Pack Explodes In Red Line Subway As Bank Robber Flees

Fumes prompted the Chicago Transit Authority to reroute the Red Line subway Friday morning, and there are reports that a bank robbery in which a dye pack exploded is to blame.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

A large stone fell from a CTA train embankment near 16th and State streets and ruptured a natural gas line on Feb. 13, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Huge Stone Falls From Train Embankment, Ruptures Gas Line

A large piece of stone fell from a railroad embankment in the South Loop on Monday, rupturing a gas line and prompting the evacuation of a nearby coffee shop.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Linette Kossow describes how she chased after an 18-year-old man who stole her wallet Friday. (CBS)

Woman Chases Down Teen Twice Her Size Who Stole Wallet

A teenage boy stole a woman’s wallet as she rode a bus overnight, but the woman chased the thief down and cornered him until police arrived.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

Surveillance video images of two gunmen who robbed a South Side gas station on Christmas Eve 2011 and then killed the owner, Jojo James, as they left. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Cops Release Video Of Gas Station Robbery, Murder

Police have released surveillance video images of two men who killed the owner of a South Side gas station on Christmas Eve after robbing the business of $2,500.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Shoppers were out early on the day after Christmas, which is not only the busiest day of the year for returns, but the third busiest shopping day of the year. (Credit: CBS)

Local Retail Sales In Major Post-Holiday Slump

You may not see a lot of shopping activity on the Magnificent Mile these days.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

New Walgreens

Upscale Walgreens Store Opening To The Public

The new, upscale Walgreens store at State and Randolph streets is opening to the public Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

A first-of-its-kind Walgreens store on State Street will open on Jan. 10, 2012. The two-story store will have a sushi chef, smoothie bar, manicures and other high-end services and groceries, in addition to traditional drug store items and services. (Credit: CBS)

Walgreens Unveils Grand, Upscale Store Downtown

A Walgreens unlike any you have ever seen will open Tuesday in the Loop.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

JoJo James was killed over the holiday weekend at his gas station. (courtesy James family)

Young Father Killed In Gas Station Shooting

A young dad was robbed of his first Christmas as a father when he was fatally shot during an armed robbery at his South Side gas station Saturday afternoon.


Holiday Sale

Last, Last-Minute Shoppers Swarm To Stores 2 Days Before Christmas

Even at the early hour of 5 a.m. on the day before Christmas Eve, stores were open for business, and plenty of consumers were out shopping.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Macy's Shopper

Last-Minute Shoppers Flood Macy’s 3 Days Before Christmas

It’s getting down to the wire for people trying to finish their Christmas shopping.

WBBM Newsradio–12/22/2011

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

Crews Investigate Fuel Spill, Suspicious Package On CTA Bus

Officials investigated a report of a suspicious package aboard a CTA bus that was also leaking fuel Monday afternoon in the Loop. The package turned out to contain corn starch.


94th Street Shooting

Gas Station Attendant Shot During Carjacking Attempt

Police are looking for two suspects who shot a gas station attendant during an attempted carjacking on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

File Photo Of Police Tape (AP)

Police Warn Of Rash Of South Side Armed Robberies

Police are looking for several men accused of accosting South side residents and robbing them at gunpoint of everything from money to car keys to cars in the Park Manor and Grand Crossing neighborhoods.


State Street

‘Prairie Grass’ Light Display To Replace State Street Holiday Lights

The Chicago Loop Alliance, the group of State Street businesses that usually puts up all of the twinkling white tree lights for the holidays, says it won’t be doing the lights this year.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

Expressway Traffic

Report: Congestion On Stevenson Wastes Tons Of Time, Fuel

A new study is out on the most congested expressways in the country and where the worst stretches of roads are.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

State Street Carjacking

Man Attacked, Carjacked In Loop

Police are searching for the carjackers who stole a car in the Loop early Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Darius Brown Suspects

5 Charged In Shooting That Killed Boy, 13

Four men and a woman have been charged in a shooting that killed a 13-year-old boy as he played basketball in a city park during the summer.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Customers pick over the remnants at Chicago's last Borders store on Monday Sept. 12, 2011. (CBS)

Shoppers Pick Over Inventory As Borders Prepares To Close

The lines have been long outside Borders bookstores this week — very good business indeed — if the stores weren’t all going out of business.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

State Street

State Street To Close For 5-Hour Festival Oct. 1

State Street downtown will turn from a thoroughfare to a fairground for on Oct. 1.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011