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Seven Wounded In Shootings Across Chicago

The most recent shooting occurred about 1:50 a.m. Friday when a 25-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 6600 block of North Sheridan Road.

04/11/2014

Timothy McShane (Chicago Police Dept.)

Prosecutors: Hit-And-Run Victim Was Trying To Stop Drunk Driver

Shane Stokowski thought the man he spotted leaving a West Town bar was too drunk to drive, so he followed him out to the parking lot, and leaned into the driver’s side window in an apparent attempt to stop Timothy McShane from driving away late Saturday afternoon.

03/25/2014

Rhine Hall Distillery makes Austrian style brandy, based on a Solberg family recipe. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

West Town Distillery Wants To Make Brandy The Next Big Drink

“Everyone else is focusing on whiskeys, vodkas, gins; and so we’re really sticking with our roots with what we know how to make best,” said Jenny Solberg, owner of Rhine Hall Distillery.

03/24/2014

Two of the four cars damaged in a four-car crash in the West Town neighborhood. Seven people went to hospitals. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Man Charged In West Town Crash That Injured 7

Reginald Green, 29, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor DUI and one count of failure to reduce speed.

01/17/2014

Two of the four cars damaged in a four-car crash in the West Town neighborhood. Seven people went to hospitals. (Credit: NVP News Video)

7 Hurt In 4-Car Crash In West Town

About 1:30 a.m., a car was heading east in the 1500 block of West Chicago Avenue “at a high rate of speed,” when it rear-ended another car, and caused a domino-effect crash, damaging two more cars.

01/16/2014

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Officer Injured During Traffic Stop In West Town

While conducting the traffic stop, the officer became involved in a physical altercation with a male about 3 a.m. in the 900 block of North Willard Court.

12/05/2013

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Missing West Town Man Found Stabbed To Death In Gary

Emmanuel Dominguez, 30, of Chicago, who had been reported missing by his family, was discovered Nov. 4 in the trunk of a car that had been abandoned and set on fire before someone left his body there, police said.

11/22/2013

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Man Shot Multiple Times In West Town

A man was shot multiple times while driving in the West Town neighborhood early Saturday.

11/16/2013

The Blommer Chocolate Company factory in the West Town neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Chocolate Production Resumes At Blommer Factory After Fire

Chocolate production is under way again at the Blommer Chocolate Company on Wednesday morning after a fire broke out at the West Town factory early Tuesday.

11/06/2013

Keith Carnes (Illinois Sex Offender Registry)

Sex Offender Caught Giving Out Halloween Candy: Prosecutors

Keith Carnes, 61, was charged with violation of the sex offender registration act.

11/01/2013

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Man Struck With Two-By-Four, Robbed In West Town

A man was seriously injured when he was struck with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.

08/26/2013

A woman waiting at this bus stop in West Town was dragged into a nearby gangway and raped around 5 a.m. Monday. (Credit: CBS)

Police Warn About Rape Near Bus Stop In West Town

Police were warning women in a trendy North Side neighborhood to take extra precautions, after a woman was brutally attacked while waiting for a bus.

07/09/2013

Surveillance photo shows the so-called Mummy Bandit robbing the North Community Bank branch at 1555 N. Damen Ave. on Feb. 22, 2013. (Credit: FBI)

‘Mummy Bandit’ Robs Fourth Bank

A man dubbed the “Mummy Bandit” by the FBI, because his head and face are covered, robbed a West Town bank Tuesday, marking at least four such crime committed while carrying various items such as stuffed toys and a bucket.

03/06/2013

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Person Injured After Car Flips Over In West Town

The crash occurred about 3:30 a.m. in the 400 block of North Union Avenue.

02/25/2013

A 14 year-old was killed overnight in Humboldt Park. (Credit: CBS)

Teens Among 8 Shot, 3 Fatally, Since Friday

Three people have been killed and five others wounded in Chicago gun violence since Friday afternoon, authorities said. Many of the shooting victims, including two of the people killed, are teenagers.

01/12/2013

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Man Dies After West Town Shooting

A man died Saturday after being shot in the West Town neighborhood on the North Side.

01/05/2013

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1 Dead, 10 Wounded In Shootings In Early Hours Of New Year

A West Town neighborhood man became the city’s first homicide victim of the New Year, which so far has seen at least ten other people wounded in separate shootings, authorities said.

01/01/2013

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25-Year-Old Killed While Playing With Gun In West Town

A 25-year-old man died after he accidentally shot himself in the face in his West Town home late Friday.

10/27/2012

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7 Dead, 24 Others Wounded In Weekend Violence

It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Robert SimmonsRobert Simmons, 50, of Chicago was charged with felony vehicular invasion. (Chicago Police Department)

Mom Victim, Witnesses Catch Smash-And-Grab Purse Thief

Witnesses in the West Town neighborhood helped detain a parolee who smashed the window of a parked car to steal a woman’s purse Thursday afternoon, while she and her young daughter sat in the vehicle.

03/30/2012

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