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.
Police are warning residents on the West Side of a recent string of home and apartment burglaries.
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.
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.
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Nine people were injured — one seriously — after a car and a CTA bus collided on the West Side Saturday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James Dasher, 58, collapsed while at work at Spencer Technology Academy, 214 N. Lavergne, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
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.
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.
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.
West Side elected officials are using this president’s day to raise support for an Obama Presidential Library on the 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.
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.
Matthew D. Duett’s mother paid her landlord this month in cash for the West Side apartment she shares with her parolee son, then he stole it right back, prosecutors said.
They’re calling it a cross-town competition. The U of C and UIC each has its own vision of what the Obama library and museum should be and how they’re going about getting it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.