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3 Children Have Now Died From West Humboldt Park Fire: ‘This Is A Tragedy For Our Community’

Jayden Cruz, 6, and Angel Rodriguez, 11, died of their injuries Monday, officials confirmed. Axel Cruz, 4, died early Sunday morning.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Car Fire On DuSable Lake Shore Drive Snarls Afternoon Rush Hour Traffic; Driver Uninjured

The driver of the car, who was not hurt, said he thought his battery exploded and started the fire.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Invasive Asian Carp Is Rebranded As Delicious ‘Copi’ As Officials Try ‘If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em’ Approach

The tributary troublemaker can be found sliced, smoked, seared and served up at local restaurants and fish markets thanks to a rebranding campaign.

South Chicago, East Side

Girl, 3, Killed After Bike Crash Involving Semi-Truck, ComEd Truck Blocking Bike Lane In Uptown

" I can't imagine trying to navigate between that ComEd truck and the moving, delivery, semi-truck, whatever that is — very disorienting," a neighbor said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

‘Prince: The Immersive Experience’ Brings Icon’s Music And Life To The Magnificent Mile

"People start to tear up, because it's so emotional and it's so amazing seeing and getting to experience Prince in this everlasting way," said the exhibition's senior producer Maura Gaudio.

Downtown

First-Ever Sueños Music Fest Brings Celebration Of Reggaeton Downtown, Impressing Latino Chicagoans

South Side organizer Berto Aguayo said he never could've imagined celebrating Reggaeton music in Grant Park as a kid. "The fact that I'm here with my friends having a great time, it is a testament to how far we've come in accepting ... Latino culture."

Downtown

Mass Shooting On Near North Side Kills 2 People, 8 Others Hurt: ‘We Are Going To Fight For The Soul Of Our City’

One of the victims said the shooting stemmed from a fight outside the McDonald’s at Chicago and State. Chicagoans walked around — and through — blood as they commuted Friday morning.

Near North Side, River North

Man Charged With Shooting Culinary Arts Student Dakotah Earley Also ‘Terrorized’ City During Robbery Spree, Prosecutors Say

Police think the 19-year-old was involved in a crew responsible for 20-30 robberies on the North Side in the weeks leading up to the shooting.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

2 Killed In Humboldt Park’s Namesake Park, 3 Wounded In Separate Shooting In Neighborhood

The shootings happened within three hours of each other and less than two miles apart, according to police. One person was arrested and charges are pending, police said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Laquan McDonald’s Family: We Never Said Jason Van Dyke Shouldn’t Face Federal Charges

Federal prosecutors said Laquan McDonald's family agreed they shouldn't pursue charges against Jason Van Dyke. But the slain teen's family said they do want Van Dyke charged.

Downtown

Pilsen’s Via Crucis Stations Of The Cross Draws Hundreds Of Faithfuls For Good Friday Procession

The 45th annual re-enactment of scenes from the final moments of Jesus Christ's life marked the first in-person celebration in three years because of the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Cubs Kick Off Season In Windy, 44-Degree Temps — But Fans And Local Businesses Are Grateful Baseball Is Back

The Chicago Cubs' roster has a new look, but fans are happy to return to their traditions on Opening Day.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Get A First Look At $15 Million Restoration Of The Chicago Cultural Center Hall Honoring Civil War Veterans

The 62,000-piece glass dome in the Grand Army of the Republic rotunda has been revitalized, while technicians recreated chandeliers and touched up floors, walls and windows in the hall. Free events are available through the weekend.

Downtown

Willie Wilson Hints At Mayoral Run At $1 Million Gas Giveaway, Says More Free Gas Could Come In Future

Drivers still waited in long lines for hours before the stations opened Thursday, but people reported fewer issues.

Citywide

PHOTOS: Chicagohenge Makes City Glow As Spring Equinox Dazzles Onlookers

Sunday marked the spring equinox, when the sun is in just the right position to rise and set between Downtown buildings on east-west streets. The phenomenon is hugely popular, especially among photographers.

Citywide

Willie Wilson’s Gas Giveaway Sees Chicago Drivers Lining Up For Blocks In Every Direction To Fill Their Tanks — And He Vows To Do Another One

The giveaway caused widespread chaos, with traffic blocked up and people unable to get to work in some cases. But Wilson said he'll do it again March 31 — and provide more than $200,000 worth of gas.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago River To Be Dyed Green Again, And Parades Are Back For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

The Downtown, South Side and Northwest Side St. Patrick's Day parades will return for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Downtown

Every Morgan Park High School Student Can Go To College For Free Thanks To Surprise Scholarship

Thousands of students at Morgan Park, Juarez and Al Raby schools will get full rides to public state universities and other partner colleges. Students at two other schools will be surprised soon.

Beverly, Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park

Before Massive Albany Park Fire, Landlord With Long History Of Violations Was Cited For Various Issues At Building

Gary Carlson owns dozens of buildings in Albany Park and Irving Park, including the one that caught fire along with two neighboring businesses Monday. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Albany Park

Apartments In Huge Albany Park Fire That Also Destroyed Gym, Brewery Owned By Landlord With History Of Violations

The apartments are owned by landlord Gary Carlson, who owns dozens of buildings in the area that have had hundreds of code violations. Fire officials are investigating how the blaze started.

Albany Park
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