Western Avenue

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Shot And Killed On Near West Side

The man, 35, was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Western Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove past and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the abdomen, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

12/17/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Woman Shot In Ashburn

About 7:21 p.m., the 32-year-old was standing in the 7500 block of South Western Avenue when she heard several shots and immediately felt pain, police said. She suffered two gunshot wounds to her left calf.

12/11/2014

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Two Shot On Near West Side

Two teenagers were shot Tuesday morning while waiting to board a CTA bus on the Near West Side.

12/09/2014

A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of an EZ Pawn shop in the 6700 block of South Western, and the people inside stole electronics and other items. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Thieves Steal Electronics In Pawn Shop ‘Crash-And-Grab’

Thieves ran off with electronics after a crash-and-grab burglary early Tuesday at a store in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A Dodge Caravan crashed into the front door of the store about 3:55 a.m. in the 6700 block of South Western Avenue, police said.

12/09/2014

The CTA's first-ever Holiday Bus begins making its rounds Tuesday on the #14/Jeffery Jump line. The bus will travel along nine of the CTA's busies bus routes. (Credit: CTA)

CTA Holiday Bus To Roll Out Tuesday

From its reindeer antlers and cinnamon scent to Santa’s den and armchair, it’s clear that this is no ordinary 60-foot CTA bus, although it will be operating in regular service, beginning Tuesday and Wednesday on the J14/Jeffery Jump.

12/02/2014

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Student’s Art Project Prompts Bomb Scare On South Side

A South Side intersection was shut down for nearly two hours Thursday morning while authorities responded to a suspicious object that turned out to be an art project.

11/06/2014

Chicago Police at the scene of a shooting in which three people were injured Tuesday night in the 200 block of South Western on the Near West Side. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Killed, Two Teens Wounded In Near West Side Shooting

The three were standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of South Western Avenue about 10 p.m. when a male got out of a dark-colored sedan and opened fire.

07/30/2014

Mary Ryan (Credit: Chicago Police)

Mother Charged With Trying To Suffocate Daughter

A woman drove her daughter to Rosehill Cemetery, tried to suffocate the 4-year-old with a plastic bag, then trieed to kill herself before changing her mind, Cook County prosecutors said Tuesday.

04/29/2014

A CTA bus and an SUV collided near 50th Street and Western Avenue on Monday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

15 Hospitalized In CTA Bus Crash In Gage Park

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said, according to witnesses, an SUV headed south on Western crossed the center line and struck a northbound #49 Western bus near 50th Street.

04/28/2014

A 100-year-old bridge moved and reinstalled at Western Avenue.  (Credit: The Trust For Public Land)

Old Ashland Bridge Moved To Western Avenue

After a slow trek along North Avenue this morning a 100-year-old bridge is in place.

04/19/2014

CDOT crews remove a bridge spanning Ashland Avenue, before moving it to a nearby work yard in Wicker Park, ahead of a move to a new location at Western and Bloomingdale, as part of the Bloomingdale Trail renovation project. (Credit: YouTube)

Old Ashland Bridge On Bloomingdale Trail To Be Moved To Western

It’s not every day you see a bridge being hauled down city streets. On Saturday, a bridge that once spanned Ashland Avenue in the Wicker Park neighborhood will make a 1.5-mile trek to its new home over Western Avenue along the Bloomingdale Trail.

04/18/2014

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Man “Seriously” Injured In North Side Hit-And-Run

About 3 p.m., a 63-year-old man was struck by an dark gray “older model” Nissan Rogue that was driving in reverse in a parking lot in the 4800 block of North Western Avenue.

04/11/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$492M Blue Line Renovation Project Begins This Weekend

The $492 million “Your New Blue” project begins with suspension of Blue Line service between the Logan Square and Western Avenue stations from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

03/20/2014

Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman On Blue Line Train

Eric Carney, 22, of the 4800 block of South Chicago Beach Drive, was charged in connection with the robbery that happened about 6:10 a.m. Sunday after a train arrived at the Western Blue Line station at 1909 N. Western Ave.

02/27/2014

Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Arrested In Blue Line Robberies

Police have arrested a suspect in a pair of early morning robberies at a Blue Line station in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

02/26/2014

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Man Found Dead In Dan Ryan Woods

Police spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said the body was found about 2 p.m. in the forest preserve, along the 8900 block of Western Avenue.

02/25/2014

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Police Investigate Man’s Stabbing Death

Jose Andrade, 46, was found with multiple stab wounds in his home in the 4100 block of North Western Avenue on Wednesday evening.

01/23/2014

A pickup truck was sideswiped by a CTA Bus near 15th Street and Western Avenue. on Aug. 30, 2013. Emergency crews had to clean up a diesel fuel spill from the crash. (Credit: CBS)

Six Hurt In Near West Side Bus Crash

Police said the crash happened at 10:20 a.m., near the intersection of 15th Street and Western Avenue. The bus was involved in a crash with a pickup truck and a semi-trailer truck.

08/30/2013

A Chicago Fire Department Ambulance (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

9 Hurt In CTA Bus Crash In Wicker Park

Nine people were hurt late Wednesday morning, when a CTA bus and a pickup truck crashed in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

07/31/2013

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

2 Shot In Drive-By On Near West Side

A man and a teenage boy were wounded during a drive-by shooting on the Near West Side late Monday night.

07/23/2013

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