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Bob Chiarito

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After Fan Backlash, White Sox Take Steps To Correct ‘Loretta’s Lounge’ Name Change Flap That Stunned Late Beer Vendor’s Family

After it became "LaRussa's Lounge," fans spoke up for longtime vendor Loretta Micele. The Sox have promised to print a replica sign for her family, but one won't be going up in the ballpark.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

White Sox Face Backlash After Renaming Late Beer Vendor’s ‘Loretta’s Lounge’ To Honor Tony La Russa

“Loretta’s Lounge" was dedicated to beloved concession worker Loretta Micele during the 2005 World Series to commemorate her 60th year working for the team.

Bridgeport, Chinatown, McKinley Park

Man Charged With Killing Polish Immigrant Jakub ‘Kuba’ Marchewka On Easter Denied Bail

Jakub “Kuba” Marchewka, 28, was fatally shot in a Northwest Side parking lot on Easter Sunday after bumping another car with his car door, police and his family said.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Pilsen Man Held On $10 Million Bail, Charged With Shooting 2 Cops During Alleged Shootout On West Side

Bruce Lua has been charged with attempted murder and is still hospitalized. The two officers were treated and released for gunshot wounds, Supt. David Brown said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

11-Year-Old Accused With Two Others Of Carjacking Man In Uptown, Authorities Say

Police and prosecutors say the boy, a 19-year-old man and one other person attacked a 59-year-old getting items out of his car. Two of them were arrested two hours later.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

New Bucktown Wine Shop Aims To Make Buying Wine A Less Intimidating Experience

Door 24 specializes in natural wines and hard-to-find wines from small growers. Most of the shop's selection is priced between $20 and $30.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

2-Year-Old Girl Among 5 Children, Teens Shot This Weekend In Chicago

No one was in custody in any of the shootings.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Downtown Synagogue Hopes Worshippers Return Soon To Save Building — And Its Famed Stained Glass Window

Leaders of Chicago Loop Synagogue say the 92-year-old institution might not last another 18 months unless regular worshippers return.

Downtown

2 Police Officers, 1 Man Wounded In Alleged Shootout In North Lawndale Sunday, Police Say

The two cops and man were shot after the officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert Sunday morning, police said. The officers have been released from the hospital. The man's condition stabilized.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Man Charged With Planting Fake Bomb Near Bryn Mawr Red Line Stop, Delaying Trains For Hours

A 57-year-old man is charged with terrorism for alleging planting the fake bomb under the "L" stop May 8, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Alleged Shooter Who Wielded AK-47-Style Gun In Jaslyn Adams Murder Fled To Miami, Still At Large, Feds Say

Prosecutors allege Devontay Anderson, 21, is the second person who attacked Jaslyn and her father at a West Side McDonald's drive-thru last month.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

‘Tomato Man’ Bringing His Plants To Chicago For 1-Day Sale In Lincoln Park And Portage Park

Bob Zeni normally sells hundreds of heirloom tomato plants from his driveway in La Grange Park. This year, he's selling the plants at two North Side events.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Bomb Scare Near Bryn Mawr Red Line Station Shuts Down Service, Streets For More Than 2 Hours

The fake device, which appeared to be made from plastic PVC pipe, had a wick in the middle of it. Police officials determined it was not a bomb.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Fellow Veterans Organize Impromptu Parade To Honor Jefferson Park Man On His 100th Birthday

Hillard Dominowski celebrated his big day with his family — and a group of new friends who came out to honor him.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Black Men Were Targeted In Chicago Police Warrants 25 Times More Than White Men, Inspector General Finds

The report also found the number of search warrant raids fell sharply in 2020 after the wrongful and humiliating raid on Anjanette Young's home.

Citywide

2 High School Basketball Stars Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In Englewood

Tyler Johnson, a student at DePaul College Prep, and TaKiya “TK” Howard, a student at De La Salle Institute, were wounded in Monday night's shooting.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Man Who Drove Truck Into Logan Square Picnickers Said, ‘Watch What I’m Going To Do,’ Before Attack, Prosecutors Say

Timothy Nielsen, 57, was denied bond Monday. Nielsen allegedly said he was “annoyed with yuppies on the boulevard who are out with their dogs,” before the attack, prosecutors said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Jefferson Park Man Turning 100 Has A Secret To His Longevity: Cake, Pie — And Living Life To The Fullest

Hillard Dominowski never celebrated his birthday growing up — his family was too busy. But on Thursday, he'll celebrate turning 100 with his family and friends.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

No Bail For One Of Alleged Shooters In Jaslyn Adams’ Murder; Second Gunman Still At Large, Police Say

Prosecutors said Desmon Goudy was one of the shooters who ambushed Jaslyn and her father while they were sitting in a McDonald's drive thru in Homan Square.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Restoration Of 35 Historic But Vacant Pullman Row Houses Underway

The homes, which have sat vacant for decades, will be restored and sold as affordable housing.

Roseland, Pullman
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