West Side

West Side Store Owner Charged With Public Aid Fraud, Money LaunderingAuthorities allege a West Side convenience store owner committed public aid fraud through the LINK card program and resold stolen merchandise in an illegal fencing operation.
Two Men Face Drug Charges After Rash Of Heroin OverdosesAlfonzo Sylvester, 24, and 26-year-old Mario Wofford sold heroin to an undercover police officer about 11:15 a.m. Friday in the 3900 block of West Congress Parkway, according to Chicago Police.
Police Warn Of Robberies On West SidePolice are warning residents of a series of robberies over the past two weeks in the West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park neighborhoods on the West Side.
Police Investigate Possibility Of Tainted Heroin After Spike In OverdosesThe Chicago Fire Department said paramedics saw heroin overdoses skyrocket this week. In a span of 24 hours, at least 23 people overdosed on heroin on the West Side. So far, one of those victims has died.
Spike In Heroin Overdoses Reported On West Side: Chicago Fire DepartmentAt least 18 people have overdosed on heroin throughout the last 20 hours, Chicago Fire Department Cmdr. Frank Velez said Thursday night.
Police Help Form Math And Science Club For West Side KidsSome 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.
Robber Attacking Women For Purses, Jewelry On West SideThe 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.
Chicago Education Pioneer Marva Collins, 78, DiesCollins 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 Warn Of West Side Home BurglariesPolice are warning residents on the West Side of a recent string of home and apartment burglaries.
ATMs Stolen From Five West Side BusinessesFive 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.
Woman Charged With Lying About Attack, AbductionA 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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