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North Center burglar enters homes through unlocked doors: police

The burglaries happened Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Warner Avenue and about 7:40 p.m. in the 3900 block of North Leavitt Avenue, police said.

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5 homes burglarized in 2 days on North Side: police

The burglar has been getting into the homes through unlocked windows, often by pushing in an air conditioning unit, police said.

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Latest piece of continuous river path coming into focus

As it takes shape, a pedestrian bridge over the Chicago River is grabbing attention on the North Side.

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After 51 years, St. Benedict crossing guard retires: ‘This is a family for me’

‘I’m happy here and when you are happy, that is all that matters,’ said Roxie Calhoun, who takes one bus and two trains each way to get to work from her South Side home.

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Man seen touching himself near school: police

Police described the suspect as a man in his late 30s or early 40s. He had a slim build and wore black pants and a black hoodie.

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ENDORSEMENT: Michael Negron for 47th Ward alderman

Michael Negron would bring valuable experience to City Council. He was Mayor Emanuel’s policy director and worked in the Obama administration.

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ENDORSEMENT: Deborah L. Mell for 33rd Ward alderman

Mell has become a more progressive-leaning voice in the City Council and given more attention to the issue of affordable housing.

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Bell Elementary recess monitor charged with sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl

Quinten Hawthorne, 22, was ordered held on $50,000 bond Friday, approximately a month after school officials learned of the allegations.

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Man in pink scarf wanted for holding up bank on Irving Park Road

A man in his 20s or 30s held a handgun during the robbery and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Bomb threats reported in Chicago area likely part of nationwide scam: police

Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago police spokesman, said the threats appear to be "part of a similar pattern being made nationwide."

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North Center, Lake View residents wake up to stolen vehicle rims, tires: police

The vehicles were parked on resident streets when thieves stripped them during overnight hours, police said.

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String of armed robberies, carjackings reported across North Side

Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies and carjackings in Lake View, Sheridan Park, Buena Park, North Center and Ravenswood.

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Nurses assigned to CPS students still sidelined, awaiting background results

Over the summer, the backgrounds of 43,332 CPS employees were reexamined; of those, 255, including 47 teachers, still aren't allowed back in schools.

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Armed carjacking duo rear ends, steals 4 vehicles on North Side

Two carjackers drive their vehicle into the rear bumper of another vehicle. When the driver gets out to check the damage, they show a handgun.

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Cops: String of vehicle thefts reported on North Side

The suspect or suspects seem to be targeting gray or white Honda vehicles, police said.

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Police: Man tried to lure 13-year-old boy into car in North Center

The boy was walking north at 10:18 p.m. in the 4200 bock of North Western when the man motioned for him to get into a four-door sedan, police said.

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Burglar strikes 4 homes this week on North Side

The burglar targeted four homes in Friday in the Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens and North Center neighborhoods.

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Ravenswood neighborhood guide

Where to eat, shop and other things to do in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood.

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Armed robber targeting people walking alone on North Side: police

In eight robberies this month incident, the robber has targeted people walking alone on the sidewalk.

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Burglars hit five apartments in Lake View and North Center: police

Three of the burglaries occurred between about noon and about 2:30 p.m. on April 14 in the 3800 block of West Cornelia Avenue.

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Man accidentally fires weapon, shoots self in ankle

The 39-year-old man was handling a handgun when he accidentally pulled the trigger at 12:34 a.m. in the 3600 block of North Claremont.

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Man robbed North Side T-Mobile at gunpoint, led police on chase: prosecutors

Tyree Ruth, of the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, was charged with three felony counts of armed robbery, according to Chicago Police.

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Police: Man tried luring 10-year-old near child North Center elementary school

A man suspected to have early dementia tried luring a 10-year-old child Thursday near a North Center neighborhood elementary school.

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North Side armed robbery suspects led cops on Lake Shore Drive chase to downtown

Two armed robbery suspects Friday evening led Chicago Police officers on a chase on Lake Shore Drive from the North Side to downtown.

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Vehicles left on blocks as thieves target tires, rims on Northwest Side

Newer model Honda vehicles appeared to be a recurring target of the thefts.

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Police: North Side residents find tires stolen, replaced with cinder blocks

In the incidents, offenders targeted vehicles parked overnight on residential streets.

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1 killed, 1 injured in North Center crash

Two people were injured in a crash Saturday morning in the North Center neighborhood on the North Side.

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Missing North Center man located

A man who was reported missing from the North Center neighborhood on the North Side has been located.

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Man, 17-year-old girl charged with North Center armed robbery

A man and a teenage girl were charged with robbing a man at gunpoint Monday night in the North Center neighborhood on the North Side.

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Police: 2 delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint hour apart on North Side

Two pizza delivery drivers were robbed at gunpoint Sunday night in the Ravenswood and North Center neighborhoods on the North Side.

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88-year-old man missing from North Center found safe

An 88-year-old man who went missing Monday from the North Center neighborhood on the North Side has been located.

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Police: String of armed robberies reported on North, Northwest sides

Men approached the victims from behind with a weapon, struck them in the head with an unknown object and stole their belongings.