Western Avenue

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2 Adults, 3 Kids Hurt In Crash At 55th And Western

Five people – three of them children – were injured Saturday afternoon in the Gage Park neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

Man Hit, Killed By Car In Lincoln Square

A man is dead after being struck and killed by a vehicle early Saturday, along busy Western Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2012

Truck Into Building

Truck Slams Into Restaurant-Bar Building Near Orange Line Tracks

A semi-trailer truck slammed into a restaurant Friday morning on the cusp of the McKinley Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Gas Station Shooting

At Least 3 Dead, 7 Hurt In Overnight Shootings, Stabbing

A rash of shootings and a stabbing left at least three people dead and seven injured in Chicago overnight.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

Western Avenue Fire

Extra-Alarm Fire Destroys Southwest Side Auto Repair Shop

An extra-alarm fire overnight destroyed an auto repair shop in the Southwest Side’s Archer Heights neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–06/11/2012

71st And Western Fatal Shooting

1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Separate Shootings 1 Mile, And 10 Minutes, Apart

One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting at 71st Street and Western Avenue Monday night.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2012

Workers hang a new sign for Felony Franks, a hot dog stand at 229 S. Western Ave. that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts. The owner had fought for 2 1/2 years with the local alderman over whether the sign could be hung over the sidewalk outside the hot dog stand. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya, WBBM)

Felony Franks Closes, Plans To Relocate To NW Side

Felony Franks – the hot dog stand with the Misdemeanor Wieners and a staff of ex-felons – shut down Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

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Two Shot, One Critically Wounded On West Side

Two men were wounded, one critically, in a shooting early Sunday on the West Side.

05/27/2012

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Boy, 11, Wounded When Gunshot Breaks Window On Near West Side

An 11-year-old boy was wounded early Thursday when gunshots shattered the window of his home on the city’s Near West Side.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Police Shooting

2 Men Charged In Burglary, Attempted Getaway That Led Police To Shoot

Two West Side men have been charged with burglarizing an electronics store on the edge of the Little Village neighborhood and smashing the stolen getaway van through a garage door – prompting police to open fire.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Police Shooting

1 Suspect Dead, 2 Injured In Little Village Police Shooting

Police shot three people Monday morning – killing one – as the suspects allegedly burglarized an electronics store on South Western Avenue and smashed their getaway van through a garage door.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

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Police Death Of Man Found In Alley With Bullet In Head

Police are investigating the death of a man who died a day after being found having a seizure in a Beverly neighborhood alley, and was only later discovered to have a bullet in his head.

04/29/2012

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Police: 2 Flashers Targeting Young Girls On Southwest Side

Police are warning families on the Southwest Side about flashers targeting children on both a residential side street and a major thoroughfare.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Pedestrian sign (Photo by Stand Honda/ Getty Images)

Woman Killed In Southwest Side Hit-And-Run

A wrecked car without a driver was found early Sunday parked a little more than a mile from the scene of a Saturday night hit-and-run crash that killed a 49-year-old South Side woman.

04/22/2012

A photo collage memorial to 5-year-old Eric Ochoa and his 10-month-old sister, Julissa, who both died in a high-speed crash in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Family Of Kids Killed In Crash Raising Money For Funerals

The mother and family members of the two children killed Saturday night in a high-speed crash on the southwest side returned to the scene of the accident for three hours Wednesday night – in search of the donations needed to bury them.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

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Mom, Two Toddlers In Critical, Dad Hurt When SUV And Semi Cab Collide

A 20-year-old woman and her 1- and 3-year-old daughters were critically injured when the SUV she was driving on the Southwest Side Sunday morning collided with a semi tractor cab, then crashed into a store and a CTA bus shelter.

03/18/2012

Baker James Quinlan of Beverly prepares for the South Side Irish Parade. (CBS)

Final Preparations Under Way For Revived Irish Parade

Outside the Beverly Bakery, the “No Parking” signs are already posted. The chefs are roasting veggies for Guinness stew, and they’ve already cooked up amaretto cupcakes, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

03/09/2012

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Organizers: South Side Irish Parade Is On

The South Side Irish Parade had been halted because of alcohol-related problems, but it will be back on March 11, organizers tell CBS 2.

03/01/2012

Thomas Campos, 68, was last seen on Feb. 18, 2012, in the Brighton Park neighborhood. (Photo Courtesy Chicago Police)

Missing SW Side Man Found

A missing senior citizen from the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood who police issued an alert for because he was believed to be confused and might not have known his current address, has been found.

02/19/2012

Police released this surveillance image of the gunman who shot and killed a Subway restaurant worker during a robbery on Feb. 9, 2012, in the 1100 block of North Western Avenue. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Police Release Surveillance Photo Of Gunman In Subway Shooting

Police have released a surveillance photo showing the gunman who shot and killed an employee at a West Town Subway restaurant.

02/12/2012

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