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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

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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

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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

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

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