• West Side Chicago Jul 15, 2020

    13 More Arrests Made in ‘Operation Dirty Ice' Drug Trafficking on Chicago's West Side

    Thirteen new arrests have been made in the second phase of “Operation Dirty Ice,” a drug trafficking investigation on Chicago’s West Side. Clifton “Big Homie” Coleman, 45, allegedly led a trafficking organization operating out of Austin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Coleman, of Westchester, was charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled...

  • coronavirus illinois Apr 27, 2020

    Mayor Lightfoot Condemns Large House Party Reportedly in Chicago

    A video showing a massive house party that reportedly took place on Chicago’s West Side has prompted strong reactions from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who on Twitter blasted partygoers for putting everyone around them in danger. “I have seen the video which shows what appears to be a house party taking place inside a Chicago residence,” the mayor tweeted....

  • West Side Chicago Jan 21, 2020

    Lightfoot Announces $10M in Grants for Businesses in Low-Income Communities

    Ten million dollars in new business development grants is now available in Chicago, but it’s up to business owners in low-income communities to apply for the cash. The first of two application rounds for Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants this year started Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office announced. “As the City launches the first round of applications in 2020...

  • West Side Chicago Jan 15, 2020

    5 City Employees Robbed at Gunpoint While Working in Chicago

    Five employees with city’s transportation department were robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning while they were setting up a construction zone in Austin on the West Side. Two gunmen approached the workers in an alley about 8:15 a.m. in the 600 block of North Lavergne Avenue and demanded their personal property, according to Chicago police. The gunmen fled on foot east…

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