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Greektown Migrant Shelter Opening Delayed A Week As Neighbors Discuss Safety Plans

The city plans to move 196 migrants into the Parthenon Guest House next week.

West Loop

Dollop Coffee Shop Says Cops Retaliated After Being Refused Bathroom Access

The shop's owner said the officers harassed employees, bringing in people who are homeless. A police source said the officers bought those people coffee. Police have launched an internal investigation.


Feeling Lucky? Chicago’s First Casino Could Open This Weekend In River North

Bally's temporary casino at Medinah Temple could open as early as Saturday. First, it has to pass a dry run with state officials and pre-selected guests this week.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Man Arrested After Locking Firefighters In Gasoline-Soaked Auburn Gresham Home

After the two firefighters responded to a garage fire, the man lured them inside and threatened them with a knife before officers rescued them, officials said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

TV News Crew Robbed In Wicker Park While Reporting On Spike In Armed Robberies

A reporter and photojournalist were robbed at gunpoint around 4:30 a.m. Monday. The reporter, who had been preparing for a live shot on recent robberies in the area, called it "total irony."

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Chicago Sues Kia And Hyundai After Over 7,000 Cars Stolen Last Year

Months after the Illinois Attorney General demanded a national recall of the vehicles, the city has filed a suit claiming the automakers' failure to install safety features is putting a strain on the city.


Migrants Return To West Side Police Station Despite Ongoing Sexual Misconduct Investigation

The Town Hall district station in Lakeview, where a similar misconduct allegation against officers surfaced in July, has also been reopened to asylum seekers awaiting space in local shelters.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Officials Deny Bronzeville’s Taylor Park Field House Will Be Converted To Migrant Shelter

Neighbors say they've gotten conflicting messages about the field house from park staffers and a City Hall representative, but Ald. Pat Dowell says there are "no plans" to house migrants at the park facility.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Pan Artesanal Bakery To Reopen This Weekend After Burglary

The owners of the beloved Logan Square bakery said they and other business owners have become more cautious as they grapple with a spike in crime. “The community is very upset.”

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

3 Pilsen Restaurants Targeted In Weekend Break-Ins, Police Say

La Vaca Margarita Bar, Azul 18 and Taqueria el Mezquite were broken into early Saturday morning, with people stealing money from two of the restaurants, officials said.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Who Is Larry Snelling? Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent Is The ‘Son Of Englewood’

The 30-year police veteran attended Chicago Public Schools and DePaul University. An expert on the use of force, Snelling leads the department’s counterterrorism bureau.


Larry Snelling Picked To Be Chicago’s Next Police Superintendent

In introducing the department veteran Monday, Mayor Brandon Johnson called him the “son of Englewood” who is “in a class all by himself."


Edgewater Hookah Lounge Shut Down By Police After Fatal Shooting Outside

Samah Hookah Lounge could be closed for up to six months after a man was killed and a woman wounded in a drive-by shooting after leaving the business, police said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Police Are Launching A Nightlife Patrol In The West Loop And West Town

The new unit will be tasked with patrolling entertainment districts overnight on the Near West Side.

West Loop

Lollapalooza Arrests, Hospitalizations Decline Despite More Fans

Fourteen people were arrested at the popular four-day music festival, which was expected to bring over 400,000 fans to Grant Park.


Young Mom Killed, 2-Year-Old And 2 Others Wounded In Auburn Gresham Shooting

The three adults and child were standing on the sidewalk when multiple people got out of a car and opened fire at them, police said. Police said the toddler is expected to recover.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Migrants Weren’t Moved Out Of Downtown Police Station Because Of Lollapalooza, Mayor Says

Migrants were moved to a new shelter in Edgewater just days before the Grant Park music fest is set to welcome tens of thousands of fans, but officials claim that was always the plan.


Migrants Moved Out Of South Loop Police Station As Lollapalooza Looms

Families were moved to the newly opened Broadway Armory shelter in Edgewater as city officials work to move migrants out of local police stations.

South Loop

Woman Killed, 6 Others Rescued After Boat Near ‘Playpen’ Flips Over

Police recovered the body of 20-year-old Briana Joy Burden Friday afternoon after a search.

River North, Gold Coast, Near North Side

Police Looking For Driver Who Killed Woman, 69, Walking In Uptown Crosswalk

The woman was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street at the 5100 block of North Broadway, according to Chicago police.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
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