Western Avenue

CTA Reinstates Two Express Routes To Improve Bus SpeedBeginning Dec. 21, the No. X9 Ashland Express and No. X49 Western Express bus routes will run during the morning and afternoon rush periods, according to a statement from the CTA.
Two Injured In Brighton Park Rollover CrashThe three-vehicle crash happened about 5:50 a.m. near 43rd and Western, according to Chicago Police.
Woman Struck By Stolen Vehicle That Fled Traffic Stop On Southwest SideCharges are pending against an 18-year-old man who sped away from Chicago Police in a stolen vehicle and struck a pedestrian Monday night on the Southwest Side.
Woman Killed In Rogers Park Hit-And-Run Police are searching for the driver of an SUV that fatally struck a 63-year-old north suburban woman Sunday and then drove away from the scene in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.
Police Chase Ends In Violent Three-Car Crash
Two Dead In Park Forest CrashTwo people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.
Neighbors Want "Very Rowdy Bar" To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor LicenseSarie Keller's home is adjacent to the Bluelight, at 3251 N. Western Ave. She said, over the last several years, problems have escalated. The city has deemed the bar problematic, and has entered into a plan of operation with the bar, but Keller said the bar hasn't complied with any of the city's demands.
Two Charged With DUI After Pedestrian Killed In Joliet CrashAbout 8:30 p.m., a Mazda sedan was pulling out from a parking lot at the southeast corner of Hickory Street and Western Avenue in Joliet when it struck a westbound Hyundai on Western. The impact sent the vehicles to the northwest corner of the intersection, where Joliet resident Mark A. Cipolla was standing.
8 Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West SideCTA spokesman Brian Steele said a car passed the bus and tried to make a right turn as the bus pulled away from the curb. Steele said there was minor damage to both vehicles.
No Injuries In Fire At Near West Side Commercial BuildingFirefighters responded to the four-story building near 14th Street and Western Avenue at 7:23 p.m., Fire Media spokesman Jeff Lyle said. The fire was found below the building’s dock area.
Man Gets 32 Years For "Brutal" Rape At West Town Bus StopMichael Campbell, now 29, pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, and was sentenced by Cook County Judge Charles Burns, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In Logan Square CrashThe officers were responding to a call about 10:45 p.m. and driving southbound with emergency lights on in the 2000 block of North Western Avenue when the squad car crashed into another vehicle driving westbound on Armitage Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
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