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Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Young West Siders Launched A ‘Safe Zone’ To Stop Area Violence. Hours Later, One Says He Was Punched By A Cop

Tae Dudley was swarmed by police, punched and cuffed without explanation, he said. He was never charged with a crime. Now, police and the Mayor's Office are investigating the incident.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

How A Puerto Rican, Transmasculine Barber Is Creating An Oasis For Black, Queer And Trans People

“I think that when we make a service that’s made for all of us — if you are servicing queer trans Black folks — then everything else can come afterwards," Jai Rodriguez said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

3 Boys Killed In West Humboldt Park Fire Were Trapped In Basement With ‘Only One Way Out’: Officials

The boys' mother, who suffered burns, managed to escape through a window, but the boys were stuck in the apartment, inhaling deadly smoke, said a Fire Department spokesman.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Danny Davis Holds Off Strong Challenge From Activist Kina Collins For 7th District Seat In Congress

Anti-gun activist Kina Collins, 31, gave the 80-year-old congressman a fight.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Officers Lied About Why They Dragged Mia Wright From Car, Hurled Racist Slurs In Brickyard Mall Attack, Watchdog Says

When a bystander tried to stop officers from pulling people out of the car, one officer called the person a “f—ing animal," a "c—-,” a "whore" and used other racist and sexist language, the report states. He was allowed to retire.

Belmont Cragin, Hermosa

After 17-Year-Old Boy Killed On CTA Bus, Union For Drivers Says Transit Agency Must Act To Keep Workers, Passengers Safe

Many CTA employees fear the job may be too dangerous due to a spike in violence on buses and trains, a union official said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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

An NBA Barber Built A ‘Safe Zone’ Court For Kids. Now He Needs Help Replacing Stolen Rims

Terrance "Razor Red" Wills, a local barber to hundreds of NBA players, said he uses generous tips from stars to run a youth basketball tournament. Burglars stole the rims Wednesday.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Greenlights Plan To Transform Laramie State Bank Into Housing, Cafe, Museum And Incubator

The $44.2 million plan received a key zoning change needed to redevelop the vacant building for the benefit of the community and local economy as a flagship project of the Invest South/West initiative.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Approves Sale Of Discounted West Side Lots To Retiring Alderman’s Wife

Planning officials said the land sale to the recently-resigned alderman's wife of two lots in don't cross any ethical lines.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Monique Scott Appointed To Her Brother’s Job As 24th Ward Alderman As He Retires

The mayor dismissed critics who said Monique Scott was chosen to replace her brother Michael Scott Jr. based on nepotism, calling the criticism "frankly lazy."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After 11-Year-Old Ja’lon James Killed In Hit-And-Run, Mentor Raising Money To Help Boy’s Devastated Family

The GoFundMe for Ja'lon James was launched by his boxing mentor, who said the child could "fill a room with his presence." Already, $27,000 has been donated.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Council Might Roll Back Speed Camera Fines For Drivers — As Transportation Groups Plea For Folks To Slow Down

Speed camera fines disproportionally impact Black and Brown motorists, supporters of the ordinance said. Others say rolling back fines after 3 kids were killed by cars is a bad idea.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

With Much Of Douglass Park Closed To Public For 3 Music Fests, Some Residents Say ‘Almost The Entire Summer Is Ruined’

Summer Smash took over much of Douglass Park Juneteenth weekend and Heatwave Festival and Riot Fest are coming later this summer. It can take weeks to set up and tear down the fests each time.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Lightfoot Picks Ald. Michael Scott’s Sister, Monique Scott, To Replace Him As Lawndale’s Alderperson

From a list of 19 applicants, Mayor Lori Lightfoot picked the alderman's sister, who is from a powerful West Side family.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Laramie State Bank Redevelopment Bringing Museum, Housing, Café, Plaza To Long-Vacant Building Gets Key City Approval

The $44.2 million project to revive the nearly century-old building on Chicago Avenue is set for City Council votes.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Street Where Hit-And-Run Driver Killed 11-Year-Old ‘Like A Drag Strip,’ Neighbors Say

Jalon James is at least the third child a driver has killed in three weeks in Chicago. Neighbors said speeding drivers and the lack of stop signs long have been a problem.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Woman Who Stole Police Car, Hit Officer Had Been Sexually Assaulted, Report Says

The woman's bail was set at $2 million. She has no criminal history.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Humboldt Park Pool Should Be Reopened To Public To Protect Neighbors From Heat, Violence, Residents Say

"It would give the kids and the people, the taxpayers, something to do and somewhere to go other than the corners and hanging out and doing bad stuff," one neighbor said.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Naked Woman Stole Police Car, Ran Over Officer Before Crashing On West Side: Top Cop

Police Supt. David Brown said the officer had been helping an "unclothed" woman laying on the street when she charged the officer, took his squad car and drove off, hitting him during the getaway.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
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