Convicted Felon On Parole Charged With Armed Robbery, Sexual Abuse, Attempted Carjacking For 3 Incidents On Near West SideAn East Garfield Park man, a convicted felon out on parole, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with armed robbery, sexual abuse and vehicular hijacking for three separate Near West Side incidents, police said.
Man Dies In Near West Side Car FireA man died after he caught fire when a car went up in flames early Wednesday morning on the Near West Side.
Police Investigating Carjacking In Near West SideTwo female victims were carjacked at gunpoint Saturday on the Near West Side, according to Chicago police.
CBS Atlanta Crew's Car Keys Stolen While Staking Out Late Night Activity At R. Kelly's Recording StudioR. Kelly might have violated a court order not to use his recording studio late at night, and someone from his entourage might have stolen the keys to a news crew's rental car late Sunday night as they filmed the activity at the Near West Side warehouse.
Judge Extends Hours For R. Kelly's Recording Studio As Architect Prepares Repair PlanA Cook County judge has eased restrictions on access to R. Kelly's recording studio on the Near West Side.
R. Kelly Asks Judge To Lift Time Limit On Use Of Recording Studio; City Says It's Still Being Used As ResidenceCity attorneys said Thursday it appears singer R. Kelly’s recording studio on the Near West Side is still being used as a home, in violation of zoning laws.
Woman Rescued From Waist-Deep Water In Elevator After Pipe In Building BurstsFirefighters responded to a call about a water leak in the 500 block of South Clinton Street Saturday afternoon.
Judge Closes Second Floor Of R. Kelly's Studio After Inspectors Find Faulty Stairs, Illegal Use As ResidenceThe second floor of the Near West Side warehouse R. Kelly uses as a recording studio is now off-limits, and the rest of the building can only be used between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., after city inspectors found a bevy of building code violations last week.
Judge Grants City Access To Warehouse Rented By R. Kelly, Amid Claims Of Illegal Use As ResidenceA Cook County judge has granted city officials access to a Near West Side warehouse rented by singer R. Kelly, to investigate complaints people have been living there in violation of zoning laws, and that a kitchen and recording studio were built without proper permits.
Officer Honored After Arresting Man In Chinatown AttackSergeant Michael Bazarek acted quickly when he saw offender, Alexander Taylor attack a 91-year-old man, unprovoked, in Chinatown. 
CPD Warn Residents Of West Side Armed RobberiesAfter all these robberies, police are reminding people that if you are approached by someone, look for something that stands out about them.