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Police were chasing suspects in this van when it crashed at 59th Street and Western Avenue. (CBS)

Police Chase Ends In Violent Three-Car Crash

CHICAGO (CBS) — A high-speed police pursuit overnight ended in a violent three-car crash on the South Side. The incident happened at 59th and Western when a van, which was being followed by police officers, […]

07/28/2015

Two people died after a car hit a tree in Park Forest. The driver fled the scene, but was arrested after turning up at a hospital. (Credit: CapturedNews)

Two Dead In Park Forest Crash

Two people were killed overnight, when a stolen car struck a tree in south suburban Park Forest. The driver was arrested after fleeing the scene.

06/10/2015

The Bluelight bar in Roscoe Village (Credit: Bluelight/Facebook)

Neighbors Want “Very Rowdy Bar” To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor License

Sarie 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.

05/15/2015

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Two Charged With DUI After Pedestrian Killed In Joliet Crash

About 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.

03/23/2015

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8 Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West Side

CTA 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.

02/12/2015

Firefighters use foam to control fire found under the dock area of a Near West Side commercial building. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

No Injuries In Fire At Near West Side Commercial Building

Firefighters 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.

02/06/2015

Michael Campbell (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 32 Years For “Brutal” Rape At West Town Bus Stop

Michael 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.

01/29/2015

A Chicago Police squad car crashed into another vehicle in the Logan Square neighborhood on Thursday, injuring two officers. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Two Chicago Police Officers Injured In Logan Square Crash

The 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.

01/02/2015

(Left to right) Dequan Brown, 22, Devonte Merrill, 21, and William Irving, 21, are charged in connection with a robbery in East Garfield Park. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Three Charged In East Garfield Park Robbery

The men robbed a person Sunday at about 2:50 a.m. near the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Western Avenue, according to police. Shortly after the robbery, all three entered a vehicle which drove away and went onto the Eisenhower Expressway.

12/29/2014

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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