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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

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)

Mayor Wants To Ensure Safe Return For South Side Irish Parade

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he hopes the organizers of the South Side Irish Parade have taken the last three years to think about how to resume the parade, while making sure to avoid the alcohol-fueled mayhem that prompted the Beverly neighborhood to put a stop to the event after 2009.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Northwest Side Robberies

Robber Targeting Women In Trendy Northwest Side Neighborhoods

Police are warning people on the city’s Near West and Northwest sides about a robber on the loose who has been targeting women.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

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At Least 20 Wounded In Weekend Violence Through Sunday Morning

At least 20 people, including a 10-year-girl, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday evening.

01/29/2012

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Gas Main Rupture Prompts Evacuation In Little Village

A building in the Little Village neighborhood was evacuated Wednesday morning, after a construction crew struck a gas main.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

72nd And Western Shooting

Man Shot, Wounded In Marquette Park

Police are on the scene at a gas station in the Marquette Park neighborhood, after a man was shot in the head.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Eisenhower Expressway Crash

SUV Flips Over On Eisenhower, Causes Major Traffic Backup

A sport-utility vehicle flipped over on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway early Friday, prompting authorities to shut down lanes and causing a traffic jam.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

Pink Line Police Shooting

Apparently Suicidal Man Killed By Police After Pointing Guns

Police shot and killed a man who was apparently suicidal overnight at the Western Avenue Pink Line ‘L’ stop, after he allegedly pointed two guns at them.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011

Toys For Tots

More Than 8,000 Ride In Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade

Mild temperatures in the 50s over the weekend contributed to one of the largest Toys for Tots annual motorcycle parade in the past several years.

WBBM Newsradio–12/05/2011

Oakley Avenue Fire

Firefighter Hurt In Blaze Near 63rd And Western

A firefighter was hurt overnight while battling flames in an abandoned commercial building on the city’s South Side overnight.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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Cops Investigating String Of Carjackings At SW Side Car Dealers

It started as a test drive, but within seconds a Chicago car salesman was knocked to the ground when a carjacker hit him with the car and drove away. It was the third in a string of carjackings at auto dealerships in the area in recent weeks.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Police Warn Of Carjackers Targeting Auto Salesmen

Two salesmen have been carjacked during test drives in recent months on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

A fire caused heavy damage to Franconello's Italian Restaurant at 102nd Street and Western Avenue early on Sept. 5, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Blaze Does Heavy Damage To Beverly Restaurant

A fire at a restaurant in the South Side Beverly neighborhood caused heavy damage to the building Sunday night. No one was hurt.

09/05/2011

Mariano's Fresh Market

First Chicago Mariano’s Market Opens On Old Riverview Site

The first Mariano’s Fresh Market within the Chicago city limits is open Tuesday, on the former site of the Riverview amusement park in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

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 Hot Dog Stand Wins Overhead Sign

There’s no doubt about it – when you’re driving along Western Avenue near the Eisenhower Expressway, you won’t be able to miss a hot dog stand that goes out of its way to hire ex-convicts.

CBS Chicago–08/11/2011

Western Avenue Shooting

1 Dead, 4 Injured In Thursday Night Shootings

At least one person was killed and four others were injured by gunfire in various parts of the city Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2011

Chicago Police Officer Christopher Elliott recounts how he saved a choking infant. (CBS)

Baby Alive After Quick Actions By Police Officer

A baby boy is alive this morning, thanks to the quick actions of a Chicago Police officer.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

South Side Irish

Could South Side Irish Parade Return?

Could there again be a South Side Irish parade next March?

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Photo Of Chalk And Chalkboard. (Helen Marshall/WBBM Photo)

St. Rita High School Briefly On Lockdown For Armed Intruder

St. Rita of Cascia High School on the city’s Southwest Side was placed on lockdown Monday morning, over concerns that an armed intruder may have been inside.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

Photo Of A Doe. (National Park Service Photo)

Injured Deer Found Near Diversey, Western And Elston

A deer – hurt and bleeding – was cornered in a yard near the busy intersection of Diversey, Western and Elston avenues Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

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