West Side

Officer Erin Carlquist (L) and Officer Lissette Rosado (R) working with youngsters in a math and science club designed to help children learn something new, and improve police relations with the community. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Police Help Form Math And Science Club For West Side Kids

Some Chicago police officers have become involved in an effort on the West Side to spark interest in math and science among children, and in the process have improved relations with the community.

07/21/2015

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Robber Attacking Women For Purses, Jewelry On West Side

The suspect came up behind one victim and grabbed her purse, police said. He asked for her jewelry, then punched her and took her necklace and earrings.

07/08/2015

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Chicago Education Pioneer Marva Collins, 78, Dies

Collins started West Side Preparatory school in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood with her own money when she grew frustrated with the city’s school system.

06/25/2015

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Police Warn Of West Side Home Burglaries

Police are warning residents on the West Side of a recent string of home and apartment burglaries.

06/13/2015

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ATMs Stolen From Five West Side Businesses

Five commercial burglaries have been reported in which multiple suspects have forcibly entered a business through the front door and removed an ATM, according to Chicago Police. In two instances, they also pulled the electric meter from the rear of the store to disable surveillance and alarm systems.

06/04/2015

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Woman Charged With Lying About Attack, Abduction

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about being attacked and kidnapped outside a CTA train station on the West Side.

04/17/2015

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Best Record Stores In Chicago

It’s time to dust off that record player and start playing vinyl again. Does your collection need a little refreshing? Check out these five Chicago area record stores.

04/13/2015

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Nine Hurt In West Side Crash

Nine people were injured — one seriously — after a car and a CTA bus collided on the West Side Saturday morning.

04/11/2015

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Pedestrian Critically Injured In West Side Hit-And-Run

About 11:50 p.m., a 38-year-old man was in the crosswalk on Division Street at Pulaski Road when he was hit by a dark-colored vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

04/06/2015

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Police: Man Tried To Lure Girls With Candy Outside Austin School

The sisters, ages 6 and 9, were leaving the after-school program at Hay Community Academy, 1018 N. Laramie Ave., at 4:45 p.m. when a man standing next to a white van asked them, “Hi girls, do you want some candy?” according to a community alert from Area North detectives.

03/23/2015

A vehicle at the West Side gas station where a 20-year-old man was fatally shot early Thursday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Slain At West Side Gas Station

Shortly after 2 a.m., he was outside the station in the 100 block of South Cicero Avenue when someone walked up and shot him multiple times, police said.

03/19/2015

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene after a drive-by shooting in the Austin neighborhood. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

West Side Activists Want To Meet With McCarthy To Discuss Violence

Activists in the Austin neighborhood have demanded a meeting with Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, to come up with solutions to violent crime in a community that has more murders than any other.

03/18/2015

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Women Targeted In Recent Robberies

In both robberies, three males approached a female victim, hit her and ran off with her property, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

03/13/2015

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Teacher Dies Of Heart Disease While At West Side School

James Dasher, 58, collapsed while at work at Spencer Technology Academy, 214 N. Lavergne, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

02/27/2015

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One Killed, Two Wounded In West Side Shooting

The men, ages 18, 20 and 24 were in a vehicle about 3:10 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Maypole when they were shot, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

02/25/2015

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Chicago Police Deny West Side Facility Used For Illegal Detentions

The Chicago Police Department has denied allegations in a British newspaper report that officers sometimes use a West Side facility as the equivalent of a CIA black site, where they illegally detain suspects for questioning, and deny their attorneys access.

02/25/2015

One of the nuns at Fraternite Notre Dame in Chicago prepares au gratin potatoes for the homeless while wearing a fleece coat, because the sisters' home is without heat, and temperatures inside are freezing. (Credit: CBS)

Offers Of Help Rolling In For Nuns Without Heat

After having gone more than two days without heat, and seeing temperatures in their church drop below freezing, a group of French nuns ministering to residents in the Austin neighborhood is asking for help raising the $200,000 they need to buy new boilers.

02/20/2015

Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele leads West Side elected official in calling for Obama Library on this side of town. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

West Side Officials Say North Lawndale Obama Library Site Would Have Biggest Impact

West Side elected officials are using this president’s day to raise support for an Obama Presidential Library on the West Side.

02/16/2015

A car struck a building after hitting two other vehicles on the West Side. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Driver Injured After Car Hits Vehicles, Building On West Side

A speeding car was heading east on Madison Street about 2:30 a.m. when it struck a van near Keeler Avenue, police said. The car then struck another car and a fire hydrant before hitting a building.

01/20/2015

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Police: Two Men Killed In West Side Hit-And-Run, Driver In Custody

A driver was taken into custody Saturday night after his car struck two men crossing the street, killing them both, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

01/18/2015

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