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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.