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West Side Legal Aid Organization Gets $200,000 To Offer More Free Services Across Chicago

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced the federal grant for Lawndale Christian Legal Center at a press conference Monday, saying gun violence prevention has to “go beyond the courtroom.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Investigate Death Of 27-Year-Old At Popular Lakeview Nightclub Berlin

Berlin closed Saturday in honor of the victim, who has not yet been publicly identified.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Police Fatally Shoot Man In Old Town Sunday

Police said they were searching the area for a man who pulled a gun on a neighbor. A gun and bullet casings were found at the scene, police said.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

3-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Apparent Road Rage While Riding In His Mom’s Car, Police Say

Mateo Zastro is the second child to be killed as a passenger in their parents’ car in the city this year. Later Sunday, a 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg on his way to church, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

Man Charged In West Loop Attempted Kidnapping Attacked 2nd Woman, Poured Urine On 3rd Woman In South Loop, Prosecutors Say

Prosecutors said Quavon Ewing attacked the three women in separate incidents within 30 minutes. One of the victims bit him on the neck to free herself, prosecutors said.

West Loop

Man Charged In Homan Square Police Station Break-In Obtained Bulletproof Vest Before Pointing Guns At Cops, Prosecutors Say

Donald Patrick of Waukegan was charged with multiple felony counts of burglary and aggravated assault on a police officer. A judge said he created a “life-or-death” situation.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Photos Show Man Wanted In Latest West Loop Kidnapping Attempt

Surveillance photos taken at the Jackson Red Line station 11 minutes after the attack show who police think tried to kidnap a woman in the West Loop.

West Loop

Woman Almost Kidnapped On Same West Loop Block Where A Dog Walker Stopped A Kidnapping Last Month

VIDEO: A rideshare driver and passenger teamed up to stop the latest attack, the victim said. Police are investigating whether the two attempted kidnappings are connected.

West Loop

‘Deceptive’ Chicago City Wire Hitting Mailboxes Looks Like A Newspaper. But It’s Really A Conservative Campaign Mailer

The publications appearing in mailboxes are produced by a company tied to prominent conservatives. They were mailed using the Daily Herald's owner's permit, but the paper dropped them Thursday.


Austin’s Iconic Pink House Isn’t Being Demolished — But It Won’t Be Pink Much Longer

Owners who bought the home last year are remodeling and selling the Austin hallmark. They’re keeping the Victorian facade but nixing its pink-and-white trim for a shade of green.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Shutdown Of Downtown Traffic Saturday Was ‘Unorganized Chaos,’ Frustrated Residents Say

In an effort to curtail Mexican Independence Day celebrations, the city blocked traffic Downtown — leaving residents stuck in traffic for hours as they tried to get home.


First Tee Opens $2 Million Golf Center On Lakefront: ‘Every Kid Will Have Better Experiences’

The $2 million, 60,000-square-foot facility was built by a nonprofit that provides programs, coaching and camps for children to learn golf.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

2 Officers Charged With Shooting Unarmed Man In Pilsen, But Defense Argues They Were Threatened

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said the officers shot an unarmed man and then lied to prosecutors by saying they'd been fired upon first. "We cannot ignore or stand by acts of unprovoked violence," she said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Chicago Fire’s Near West Side Training Facility Clears Key City Hurdle

The project planned for 24.2 acres of vacant land at the form ABLA Homes site could go before the City Council on Wednesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

No, There Is No ‘Purge Law’ In Illinois. Here Are The Facts About Ending Cash Bail

Viral TikToks and other social media posts are wrong about an Illinois law eliminating cash bail. Judges will still be able to detain people who pose a threat to the community or a flight risk.


Supercell Storm Dumped More Than 5 Inches Of Rain In Parts Of City: ‘No Combined Sewer System In World Could … Hold That Kind Of A Burst’

City officials defended the sewer system after the major rainfall, saying the storm's unusual speed and intensity were partially to blame for mass flooding.


What Caused Chicago’s Urban Geysers During Sunday’s Storm? Experts Explain The Rare Phenomenon

Chicago’s water spouts were no geothermal reaction. Instead, plumbers and city officials said they were caused by air trapped in the sewers during the heavy rains.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Chicago’s Rain Continues Monday — But The Rest Of The Week Should Be Sunnier

There will be scattered showers, with moderate rain in the morning giving way to more isolated rain showers during the afternoon and overnight.


‘Supercell’ Storm Soaks Chicago, Causing Massive Flooding Amid Torrential Downpour

PHOTOS: The flooding caused cars to stall and water pipes to burst across the city, leaving hundreds with soggy basements and entire city blocks under water.


Bears’ Plan For $5 Billion Stadium Campus Doesn’t Include Retractable Roof — And Would Need Public Funding, Team Says

If the deal falls through, the Bears are not exploring other sites for a new stadium, team leaders said. Chicago officials hope they can still keep the team in the city.

South Loop
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