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Man Who Fatally Shot Humboldt Park Diner Was Targeting Ex-Girlfriend On A Cigarette Break, Prosecutors Say

Charlie Moreno opened fire outside a Division Street restaurant, aiming at a woman he'd been stalking and shot at three days earlier, prosecutors said. Felipe Ruiz Santiago, who was in the back of the restaurant, was shot and killed.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Drag Racer Killed Woman Crossing Street During Chaotic Weekend Of Street Takeovers, Police Say

VIDEO: Drifting and drag racing Downtown and in other neighborhoods led to nine arrests, seven impounded cars and six damaged police squad cars, police said.

Midway, West Lawn

Chicago Fire Could Start Construction On $80 Million Near West Side Training Facility, Headquarters This Winter

The sprawling facility at the former site of the ABLA Homes has been controversial, as some question if city officials will fulfill promises to bring back thousands of low-income apartments to the land.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Man Fatally Shot Through Window Of Humboldt Park Restaurant, Police Say

The victim was inside a restaurant when someone who was outside fired shots, hitting the man in his neck.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Man Accused In River North Road Rage Stabbing Fled To Indiana After Attack, Prosecutors Say

Alan Saenz Perez was ordered held without bail Saturday. Prosecutors said he "elevated a simple traffic dispute into a brutal murder of an unarmed person on a public street."

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Streeterville Dispensary Inside Historical Home Is A No-Go After Key City Board Rejects Proposal

The proposal sought to open an adult-use dispensary inside a 19th century Queen Anne and Romanesque near Northwestern Hospital. Ald. Brendan Reilly praised the rejection.


Hundreds Of Lindblom Students Walk Out Of Englewood School To Protest Firing Of Beloved Assistant Principal, Ms. Fitz

Karen Fitzpatrick Carpenter, known to students as Ms. Fitz or "Mama Eagle," was assistant principal at Lindblom for 24 years before she was fired by a new principal. "Ms. Fitz deserves better than this," students, parents and alumni said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Body Of Boater Who Went Missing From ‘Playpen’ Wednesday Found

Spencer Williams, 29, was pulled from the water Saturday near Oak Street Beach. He is at least the third person who has died in Lake Michigan in the past week.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Man Killed In South Loop Apartment Was Shot And Had More Than 30 Blunt-Force Injuries, Prosecutors Say

Timothy Valliantos was killed inside his South Loop apartment in January. Prosecutors say the two people charged with murder were arrested after neighbors came forward to say they heard the victim yelling for help.

South Loop

Fight At Logan Square Quinceañera Led To Murder, Prosecutors Say

Carlos Villagomez was killed at the July celebration when a cousin of the quinceañera honoree argued with Villagomez's friend, then shot him "point blank" as people tried to break up the fight, prosecutors said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

No, Roscoe Village Pub Isn’t Going Anywhere — Despite Zoning Change Sign, Alderman’s Office Says

The neighborhood bar's zoning was changed so it could build a patio. Now that the project is done, the alderman’s office plans to rezone the property to its original classification.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

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

Police Will Add Patrols To CTA Trains After Violent Attacks, Including Fatal Red Line Shooting, Supt. Says

The CTA is also bringing back its K-9 security teams to monitor trains and platforms within the next week, CTA President Dorval Carter said.


Suburban Man Arrested Near Englewood Park With 5 Guns, Notes About Mass Shootings, ‘Significant’ Amount Of Ammo: Police

Alexander Podgorny was found with “a large number of handwritten notes ... many of which contain incoherent rants and references to mass shooting events," after cops responded to a Shotspotter alert, police said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Mount Carmel Will Remain All-Boys School As Leaders Take Coed Plan Off The Table For Good

The Catholic school considered going coeducational. But leaders are abandoning the plan after a negative response from parents.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Mount Carmel Going Coed Is ‘Off The Table’ For 2023 — But It Could Happen In The Future

“We certainly learned by listening to alumni, students, and you, our parents, that our timeline was too aggressive,” President Brendan Conroy told parents.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

5 Charged In Red Line Holdup That Spanned 2 Cars, Ended With Victim Stabbing Robbers, Prosecutors Say

The early Friday attack involved as many as six people who stabbed and beat the victim, police said. The victim took out a knife and fought back, stabbing three of his attackers.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Sisters Shot While Waiting For Late-Night Ride Outside Gold Coast Bars Were Innocent Bystanders, Police Say

Officers assigned to the area heard shots and tackled a man they saw go into the street holding a gun. The man they arrested was not charged with shooting the two women, however.


Man Who Shot Cop In Englewood Fired 5 Times As Officers Tried To Make Traffic Stop, Prosecutors Say

Officer Fernanda Ballesteros was shot in her head and neck in the June 1 incident. She is still recovering, suffering from pain, blurred vision and hearing loss, prosecutors said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

After Another Chaotic Drag Racing Weekend, Aldermen Push To Impound Cars

City Council will vote on a proposal Wednesday that would give police the power to impound cars used in drag racing, using videos and social media as evidence.

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