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Tribune reportersFive people, including a day-old infant and a 16-year-old girl, were injured this morning when two sport-utility vehicles crashed near the United Center on the Near West Side, Chicago police said. The head-on collision, which took place just after 2 a....
The day after two co-defendants were convicted by separate juries, a Near West Side man pleaded guilty to his role in a fight on a CTA Red Line platform that led to the electrocution death of a Chicago man. A Cook County judge sentenced Martell Johnson,...
Two people, including an 85-year-old man, were injured in an overnight fire in a Chicago Housing Authority-owned senior building on the city's Near West Side. Firefighters quickly extinguished a mattress fire about 1:30 a.m. inside a unit at the Patrick...
Tribune reportersA 22-year-old Norwood Park man was killed this morning when Chicago police said his vehicle collided with another at a Near West Side intersection. Killed was Shane P. Henry, of the 7700 block of West Hortense Avenue, according to the Cook County medical...
Tags: Norwood Park, Chicago, Injuries and Wounds, Health
A worker at a Goodwill Store on the Near West Side this afternoon found what appeared to be a grenade among donated items, but police later determined it was only a replica, Chicago police said. The incident happened about 12:30 p.m. at the store in the...
Tribune reporterA Chicago Fire Department lieutenant died today, apparently of natural causes, while he was on duty at a firehouse on the Near West Side, officials said. Patrick Hannon, 51, was found unresponsive in a firehouse near the 2500 block of South Throop...
Tribune reporterA man was shot and wounded Monday night in an apparent robbery in the University Village neighborhood near Rush University Medical Center on the Near West Side. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Harrison Street, Chicago police...
A former teacher at a Near West Side Christian high school was sentenced to 24 months of sex offender probation today after she pleaded guilty to having sex with one of her students. Kathryn Vail-Wesley, 24, will be required to register on the state's...
Tribune reporterClaudia Sanchez waited patiently in a crowded Arturo Velazquez Institute cafeteria Saturday to fill out her U.S. citizenship application, a process that Gov. Pat Quinn would personally guide her through as part of a ceremony to recognize that about 170,...
Tags: Illinois Governor, Politics, Social Sciences, Chicago, Migration
After three hours, Chicago firefighters brought under control a two-alarm blaze at a manufacturing business on the Near West Side this morning. The fire broke out at Bond Corp., 2100 W. Fulton St., at 4:10 a.m. The firm is a manufacturer of speciality...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Fires
Tribune reporterA section of street near Oprah Winfrey's Near West Side studio will be named after her, Mayor Richard Daley announced today. "It makes me very, very proud to have your name appear on one of Chicago's city streets," Daley said outside Harpo Studios,...
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 12:59 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today kicked off a "Neighborhood Appreciation Tour" that he said will take him around Chicago in his final weeks in office to thank those who helped him get things done......
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