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Sexual Predator Groping Women Downtown Speeds Away On His E-Skateboard, Escapes Neighbor Chasing Him Through Sunda

Multiple women say they have been attacked by a man on a one-wheel motorized skateboard who approached them from behind and groped them. It's "traumatizing," one victim said.

Downtown
3 hours ago

List To Replace Lincoln Park Ald. Michele Smith Includes Powerful Zoning Board Chairman

Mayor Lori Lightfoot now has to appoint a new 43rd Ward alderperson. See the list of 17 applicants here.

Lincoln Park, Old Town
1:20 PM CDT

Where Is The Six Corners People Spot? Chamber Says It’s Not Coming Back For Now Due To Traffic, Safety Concerns

The Six Corners People Spot, which was outside what is now ice cream shop Lovin' Scoop, has been in storage since last year.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
1:15 PM CDT

With ‘Bus Stop Paintings,’ Artist Showcases Chicago’s Historical Neighborhood Buildings, One Watercolor At A Time

The watercolors by Diego Bleifuss Prados often feature older buildings in neighborhoods across Chicago. "It feels sometimes like a race against time trying to get some of the shots before they get torn down or turned into a Target or something like that."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
11:24 AM CDT

Get To Know The People Behind Chicago’s Honorary Street Signs: ‘There Are All Kinds Of Ways To Do Good’

A friend convinced Linda Zabors to write a book about the signs after they couldn't find one in any of Chicago's museums or libraries.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
9:20 AM CDT

Rapper Vic Mensa Is Bringing The City’s First Black Weed Brand To Chicago’s Dispensaries

Vic Mensa has launched 93 Boyz, a "premium gas" weed brand aimed at reinvesting in communities hit hardest by marijuana criminalization.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
9:00 AM CDT

Does Public Housing Belong To The Public? Humboldt Park Protesters Clash With CHA Over Long-Empty Apartments

Protesters say they've been living in a vacant apartment building since January in an effort to call attention to properties that should be offered to Chicagoans in need by the Chicago Housing Authority.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
8:45 AM CDT

‘Legal Deserts’ Create A Gap In Justice — But Local Groups Are Making Getting Help More Accessible

Illinois Legal Aid Online is trying to close the "justice gap" by bring legal help to the Chicago communities that need it the most.

Citywide
8:45 AM CDT

A Bilingual Playroom And Spanish Learning Center For Kids Is Coming To The Southwest Side

Owner Vanessa Avalos said she was drawn to open Luna y Cielo Play when she realized the lack of opportunities for parents of bilingual children.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
8:05 AM CDT

After $10,000 In Cameras Stolen, Donations Pour In For Nonprofit Giving Free Photography Classes To Kids

The burglary at the FreshLens studio last month threatened to halt classes. Soon after asking for community help, well-wishers have nearly met the group's $12,000 fundraising goal to replace the equipment.

Ravenswood
8:00 AM CDT

Uptown Strip Mall To Be Turned Into 32 Apartments After Chinese Restaurant, Liquor Store Close

A developer is seeking to turn a Sheridan Road commercial building into a four-story building with apartments on the first floor.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
8:00 AM CDT

Detectives Seek 2 Men Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Man On Red Line Train In Chatham

Diuntel Moon was shot and killed early Saturday on a South Side Red Line train, spurring local leaders and officials to boost protection on the CTA.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
7:50 AM CDT

O’Hare Airport’s Beagles Are The Best In The Biz At Sniffing Out Illegal Food

Bettie, a 5-year-old rescue dog, sniffs out illegal items at O'Hare Airport. She's one of the top dogs for that work in the United States. Her payment? Lots of cookies.

O'Hare
7:44 AM CDT

Albany Park Man Was Protecting His Fiancée When He Was Fatally Shot, Family Says

Juan Dionicio Nandi was shot multiple times early Monday morning while he was walking with his fiancée a few blocks from his home. His fiancée was shot in her leg and is recovering, family said.

Albany Park
7:30 AM CDT

Chicago Inks $422 Million Deal To Start Shifting City Buildings, Operations To Clean Energy By 2025

The city will partially power the airports, Harold Washington Library, the Jardine Water Purification Plant and other buildings with solar energy from a new Downstate plant.

Citywide

Suburban Man Arrested At Englewood Park With Guns, ‘Cache’ Of Ammo, Notes On Mass Shootings Could Face More Charges, Police Say

Alexander Podgorny was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after police responded to a shots fired report and found several weapons, including an AR-15, in his minivan, police said. But more charges might be coming down soon, Supt. David Brown said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Party Bus Driver Charged With Ramming Into 18 Cars Near Market Days In Lakeview Saturday

The party bus driver faces several misdemeanor charges and a felony for crashing into an ambulance, followed by 17 other cars, while driving through a busy stretch of Broadway.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Chicago Police Watching Rooftops For Bud Billiken Parade As Part Of ‘Lesson Learned From Highland Park’

The 2022 Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic kicks off Saturday at 10 a.m., running the full parade route for the first time since before the pandemic.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Glenn’s Diner Closed After 17 Years Of Seafood And Cereal In Ravenswood

Glenn’s was put up for sale in 2019 as its owner sought a buyer interested in “carrying the torch." With no buyers coming forward, it closed July 31.

Ravenswood

It’s The Last Day For Small Businesses To Apply For $25,000 In Cash Prizes Through South Side Pitch

Eligible businesses must be for-profit, independent and based south of Roosevelt Road. First prize is $10,000 at October's event, while second- through fifth-place winners and the audience's favorite also receive cash.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
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