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Chicago Police Officer Shot On Far South Side

The officer and another man were wounded after "an exchange of gunfire," officials said. The officer has non-life-threatening injuries.

Roseland, Pullman

Indicted Ald. Carrie Austin Will Retire, She Says, As Proposed Map Draws Her Out Of Ward

Were the map to pass as-is, it would cut Austin out of the Far South Side ward where she's been alderman since 1994.

Roseland, Pullman

Virgil Abloh, Trailblazing Off-White Founder Who Became Louis Vuitton’s First Black Artistic Director, Dies At 41

Abloh and Kanye West bonded over their love for design, and their collaborations helped bring the Rockford native global acclaim. He died after battling cancer.


Missing Amundsen Students Found Safe: Police

On Thursday night, police said both girls have been located.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Alhambra Palace Will Voluntarily Close Through Thanksgiving After West Loop Drive-By Wounded 4, Alderman Says

The news comes after police said they would push to temporarily close the Randolph Street restaurant and venue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

2 Men Charged With Shooting Armored Truck Guards, Then Killing Their Accomplices

Police say Deandre Jennings and Antwon Montgomery were part of a group of four who ambushed the guards in a "foiled robbery attempt" in Chatham Monday. They killed the other two men about an hour later, police allege.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Block Club Chicago Named Publisher Of The Year, Gets 3 Other LION Local Journalism Awards

"Block Club Chicago’s emphasis on consistent presence in neighborhoods to build trust has made it a leader in community-rooted local news," a judge wrote of the nonprofit news source.


After 4 Wounded In West Loop Drive-By, Police Will Push To Temporarily Close Alhambra Palace, Alderman Says

Ald. Walter Burnett said he's asked the Mayor's Office for a special entertainment police detail in Fulton Market, an area crawling with tourists and people enjoying nights out on the town.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Block Club Chicago A Finalist For 9 Chicago Journalists Association Awards

Block Club is a finalist in the breaking news, public service and photography categories, among others.


Man Charged With Murder In Killing Of UChicago Graduate In Hyde Park

Prosecutors allege Alton Spann, 18, shot Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, and later pawned his laptop and iPhone for $100.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Block Club Chicago A Finalist For Publisher Of The Year And 7 Other LION Local Journalism Awards

The reader-funded nonprofit newsroom was also honored as a finalist for Best Solutions Project, Best Breaking News and Collaboration of the Year.


Bomb Threat Made On UChicago Campus Was A Hoax, Officials Say

The threat was similar to a number of false threats that were made on college campuses across the nation, officials said.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Iñaki Bascaran, Wrigleyville Man Missing Since Last Week, Found Dead In Chicago River

Bascaran went missing Oct. 30 after a night out with friends at a River North bar.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Block Club Named Best Online-Only News As It Wins 3 Awards In Prestigious Competition

"Block Club Chicago embodies what an online news outlet should be — bursting with valuable, local information and packaged in an easy to consume format," a judge wrote.


Get Spooky With These 27 Halloween And El Día De Los Muertos Events Around Chicago This Weekend

Friday, Saturday and Sunday are packed with trick-or-treating, festivals and more. Here is our roundup of the festivities.


Investigation Into Police Officer Who Grabbed Nikkita Brown Goes To City’s Top Cop

Supt. David Brown has 60 days to respond to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability findings, but it is not clear what discipline the agency recommended for the officer involved.


7 Years After Laquan McDonald Was Murdered, Chicagoans Protest Rahm Emanuel As He Vies For Ambassadorship

McDonald's murder in 2014 engulfed the former mayor's administration. Activists say it's a "slap in the face" to install him as an ambassador.


City Staffers Should Be Punished Or Fired For Handling Of Coal Plant Implosion In Little Village, Watchdog Says

Two Department of Buildings officials and one Department of Public Health staffer should be punished for their role in the smokestack collapse, the report found.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Police Officer Survives Shooting In Lincoln Park; Suspect Arrested

The officer was shot in his face at the North & Sheffield Commons Mall, but he was later released from the hospital. Supt. David Brown said his wounds are not "life-threatening."

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Chicago Sky Win City’s First WNBA Title: ‘Women’s Basketball Is Here To Stay’

The Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 Sunday, clinching a 3-1 series win for the franchise's first championship.

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