13 hours ago

Man Charged with Robbery of Loop Convenience Store

Ardamis Simms, 35, of the 4800 block of S. Champlain Ave., is accused of entering a convenience store on the 100 block of N. Franklin Ave. on Dec. 5 at about 4:45 a.m. and announcing a robbery. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

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Ardamis Simms, 35, of the 4800 block of S. Champlain Ave., is accused of entering a convenience store on the 100 block of N. Franklin Ave. on Dec. 5 at about 4:45 a.m. and announcing a robbery. He fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

13 hours ago

Man Charged With Robbing Convenience Store In Loop

Simms, of the 4800 block of South Champlain, is scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday.

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Simms was identified as the man who entered the store in the 100 block of North Franklin at 4:45 a.m. on Dec. 5, police said. He allegedly fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

15 hours ago

Bronzeville man charged in Loop convenience store robbery

Ardamis Simms, 35, of the 4800 block of South Champlain Avenue, was charged with armed robbery and aggravated robbery with a firearm, said police.

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The charges stem from a Dec. 5 robbery that happened shortly before 5 a.m. at a store located on the 100 block of North Franklin Street. Simms was identified as the man who entered the store, announced a robbery, then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, said police.

2 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison

El Rukn operated out of this heavily fortified former movie theater called the “fort” in the 3900 block of South Drexel Boulevard in the Oakland neighborhood in the 1980s.

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    If I were considering a subscription to the Tribune, I would change my mind based their cheap trick of offering a provocative headline and then denying access without a paid subscription. I suggest your marketing department let me read the article and then ask me to subscribe if I want continued access to the news of the day, right away.

  • I see the cpd let the mayor down as well as the rest us,i bet the cops were writing tickets instead of focusing more on true crime,then His son might have been cool

21 hours ago

Shots Around the Sloop: Night Lights

Baderbrau Brewery Renderings for 2515 S. Wabash

44 hours ago

Meet Dr. Freud, 2-year-old Male Shepherd Mix

Baderbrau Brewery Renderings for 2515 S. Wabash

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Sloopin is proud to work with The Anti-Cruelty Society and the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) in the South Loop (1101 S. Canal) to help bring awareness to their adoption program.  Every month we will be posting about a local animal who could use a home.

2 days ago

Baderbrau Brewery Renderings for 2515 S. Wabash

Baderbrau Brewery Renderings for 2515 S. Wabash

2 days ago

Motor Row Brewing to open early January in South Loop

...forthcoming resurrection of Baderbrau Brewing, which is scheduled to open a taproom and brewery at 2515 S. Wabash Ave. next summer...

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...has set up shop in the 1910-built former Ford Motor Car Co. showroom at 2337 S. Michigan Ave, in the heart of the city's Motor Row Historic District. It joins Vice District...

2 days ago

Baderbrau to Open Brewing Facility at 2515 S. Wabash

Baderbrau to Open Brewing Facility at 2515 S. Wabash

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...known as Broad Shoulders Brewing) has had a slow go at their build-out at 2337 S. Michigan.  South Loop Brewing is currently contract brewing outside of the Sloop, but has dreams of...

3 days ago

Baderbrau opening brewery in South Loop

The brewery will be located at 2515 S. Wabash Ave., a few blocks south of the soon-to-open Cermak station on the Green Line, and will feature a 4,000-square-foot taproom, plus retail space.

3 days ago

Baderbräu To Call Motor Row Home

...beer labels in town, announced plans for a brewery and taproom in Motor Row at 2515 S. Michigan Ave. Baderbräu owner Rob Sama told the Tribune's Josh Noel the building is a...

3 days ago

Top 5 multicultural events for families in Chicago this weekend

3831 S. Michigan Ave. (Bronzeville)

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6200 S. Drexel Ave. (Woodlawn)

131 N. Clinton St. (West Loop)

333 S. Halsted St. (Greektown)

3 days ago

Chicago Beer Gets Even Craftier: Baderbräu to Open Brewery in South Loop

...square-foot brewery with a tasting room. They're shooting to open next year at 2515 S. Wabash Ave., according to the Trib. A 4,000-square-foot taproom on the second floor is...

4 days ago

Baderbrau rebirth culminates with South Loop brewery

The rebirth of Baderbrau continues with Sama's announcement about the new brewery Wednesday. He spent about a year looking at property before settling on a former pumbling supply business at 2515 S. Wabash Ave., which he hopes to open by the end of next summer.

4 days ago

Why don't black Chicago neighborhoods gentrify?

“We’re sort of on an upward trajectory because people do see the businesses coming up here at the gallery we opened. The Walmart is here on 47th on Cottage. People know about the Mariano’s that’s coming on 39th and King,” Mitchell said.

5 days ago

Human Rights Organizations Urge Passage Of Reparations For Chicago Police Torture Survivors

12 PM / Police Headquarters: Chicagoans will march about five miles from Chicago Police Headquarters, at 3510 S. Michigan Ave, to City Hall, at 121 N. LaSalle.

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12 PM / Police Headquarters: Chicagoans will march about five miles from Chicago Police Headquarters, at 3510 S. Michigan Ave, to City Hall, at 121 N. LaSalle.

5 PM: Post Action Gathering at Grace Place Church, 637 S. Dearborn.

5 days ago

Ina Pinkney's favorite breakfast dishes of the year

Pearl's Place: 3901 S. Michigan Ave., 773-285-1700, pearlsplacerestaurant.com; Whisk: 2018 W. Chicago Ave., 773-252-9060, whiskchicago.com

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1123 N. California Ave., 773-342-9076, flyingsaucerchicago.com

Pearl's Place: 3901 S. Michigan Ave., 773-285-1700, pearlsplacerestaurant.com; Whisk: 2018 W. Chicago Ave., 773-252-9060, whiskchicago.com

1434 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-0477, flochicago.com

4729 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-989-5595

6 days ago

Blagojevich donor faces South Side lawsuit

...from a 2004 loan the partnership used to refinance a Save-A-Lot store at 4701 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Ata did not account for the loan, borrowed by the duo's venture that owns...

Dec 14

3 arrested in police brutality protests

Rucker, of the 4700 block of South Forrestville Avenue in Bronzeville, was treated and released at Thorek Memorial Hospital for a facial bruise and right knee abrasion, according to court records.

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Alfredo Reyes, 21, and David L. Rucker, 25, were each charged with felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor resisting arrest after prosecutors said they punched a police officer who was trying to get them back onto the sidewalk Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue.

About an hour before Rucker and Reyes were arrested, Lookman A. Muhammed, 21, of Evanston, was arrested in the 900 block of North Michigan during protests and charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting.

Dec 12

Alderman Wants to Develop Park to Honor Hadiya Pendleton

Kevin Lampie, a spokesperson for Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd), said the alderman wants to expand, redevelop and rename the Buckthorn Playlot, in the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue, after the slain 15-year-old.

Dec 12

Renaming of park to honor Hadiya Pendleton in the works

The Buckthorn Playlot, 4345 S. Calumet Ave., will be expanded to about three acres and will include a walking trail, a spray pool for children, exercise areas, new lighting and landscaping, and updated playground equipment, said Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) 

Dec 12

Kenwood Student Pulls Taser After Basketball Game, Security Officer Says

The schools are old rivals, and after Kenwood beat King 51-48 Monday night, a dispute reportedly erupted just before 7 p.m. behind the school. A girl from Kenwood pulled out a stun gun, said Reuben Norris, the head of security at King, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.

Dec 10

Updated Dec 11

Fifty Recent Forgotten Chicago Events

...of the area, such as the Art Deco former Studebaker dealership at the corner of South Michigan and East 26th Street above left, demolished in the mid-1960s for a parking lot. Finally, a South Loop...

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...University, this presentation commemorated the 25th anniversary of the closing of the Greyhound terminal at Clark and Randolph in December 1989; when it opened in 1954 this terminal was the world’s largest...

...Tuesday, November 18 at Mirabell Restaurant & Lounge, an authentic German-style landmark since 1977 at 3454 West Addison...

...discussed the history of Henry Frerk Sons seen above left, and Avondale business landmark on Belmont just east of Kedzie for more than 125 years. Also discussed was the Milford Ballroom shown above right, which...

Also discussed was the 1927 parking garage at 5050 North Broadway shown above left that would be converted to an office for Combined Insurance Company of...

...years and currently being converted to hotel above left. We discussed the odd story of 179 West Washington, an 1893 mid-rise by Handy & Cady that was converted from an office building to...

...we took a look at buildings like Architect Benjamin Marshall’s 1906 Hotel Brevoort at 120 West Madison Street, converted to an office building in 1963. Additionally, we looked at a grouping of two...

...as Chicago’s most forgotten landmark is the former U.S. Court of Appeals at 1212 North Lake Shore Drive seen above, once a lavish 1922 branch office for a Des Moines-based insurance company...

Lawrence Avenue east of Pulaski Road contains some of the most intact pre- and post-World War II commercial buildings in...

...the entrance. We also discussed the former Commercial National Bank at the busy corner of Lawrence and Western above right; the building remains a bank and its façade has been modernized, but...

...type in “Pennock, IL” in 2014 and be curiously directed to near the intersection of Pulaski Road and Wrightwood Avenue...

...Chicago’s historic Noble Street and environs, along with the rapidly changing intersection of Division, Milwaukee and Ashland. This once-bustling Noble Street corridor (once with its own streetcar line) has been substantially...

...at one of Chicago’s best and most authentic old-school bars, Podlasie Club on North Central Park just south of Milwaukee Avenue in the heart of Avondale, all of the book’s authors were present for this...

...plain site. One of the most significant movie history sites in the country is the 1200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue shown above left, the former site of Chicago resident Carl Laemmle’s White Front Theater...

...visited the site of the ambitious and never-started X/O condominium project on the 1700 block of South Prairie Avenue seen above right, including a sign still indicating parking for this doomed project’s former...

...housing, retail and manufacturing. Also discussed was the former Snappy Service System hamburger stand on Ashland near Division seen above center, whose exterior had been painted over for decades before being suddenly revealed...

...Side since World War II and the many remnants of this area, such as the Madison and Pulaski (formerly Crawford) shopping district, including the now-altered 1948 Three Sisters retail store by Leichenko...

...for tours, presentations, and articles. The lecture was conducted at co-working space CivicLab at 114 North Aberdeen Street, located in an old Chicago fire station; CivicLab is dedicated to “collaboration, education and innovation...

...a complete list of former national shoe retailer Feltman & Curme, including their former location at 4049 North Milwaukee, shown above...

...inside the store’s massive two-story former display window at the corner of Milwaukee, Cicero and Irving Park, seen inside and out above center. This tour also included a trip down the store...

Forgotten Chicago’s first walking tour exploring the fascinating communities of Cicero and Berwyn was presented to a sold-out group on Sunday, July 28, 2013. Above left, the...

...of this legendary street from Blue Island to the Dan Ryan Expressway; the buildings on Maxwell Street east of Halsted would not be cleared for another 30 years. At left is one of the many...

Dec 11

Affordable Requirement Ordinance (ARO) & Taxi Reform

Web site designed by Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Second Floor60653 Phone: (773) 268-7232 Fax: (773) 268-2505

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Dec 11

UNCLE REMUS CHICKEN COMES TO CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE

In addition, Uncle Remus Chicken is accepting applications Dec. 10th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 747 E. 47th St. (on Cottage Grove across from McDonald’s.)

Web site designed by Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Second Floor60653 Phone: (773) 268-7232 Fax: (773) 268-2505

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The grand opening of the new restaurant is scheduled in February. Until then, visit Uncle Remus restaurants in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood at 5611 West Madison, on Chicago’s North Side at 4650 West North Ave., and in Broadview at 1801 W. Roosevelt Road.

The grand opening of the new restaurant is scheduled in February. Until then, visit Uncle Remus restaurants in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood at 5611 West Madison, on Chicago’s North Side at 4650 West North Ave., and in Broadview at 1801 W. Roosevelt Road.

The grand opening of the new restaurant is scheduled in February. Until then, visit Uncle Remus restaurants in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood at 5611 West Madison, on Chicago’s North Side at 4650 West North Ave., and in Broadview at 1801 W. Roosevelt Road.

Dec 11

Protests regarding Brown, Garner march through Chicago streets

Around 200 protesters gathered at Chicago Police Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., waiting for the grand jury’s decision to be announced in the Ferguson case on Nov. 24, according to ABC7 News.

Dec 10

New CPS rating shows local schools improving; Murray gets top ranking

...Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2 and Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., increased from...

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In Hyde Park elementary school ratings: Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. increased from Level 2 to Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level...

...ratings: Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. increased from Level 2 to Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level...

...Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level...

...Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level...

...2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2 and Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., increased from Level 2 to Level 1...

Although it is now closed CPS measured the final results of Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave., which increased in ratings from Level 3 to Level 1. Scheduled for phase out Dyett...

...in ratings from Level 3 to Level 1. Scheduled for phase out Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., had no change and remains at Level 3 but Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S...

...51st St., had no change and remains at Level 3 but Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1...

Dec 08

Amid a Hyde Park retail boom, two local entrepreneurs head west

On Saturday, Nov. 8, Nancy Jackson and Gwen Pruitt, both residents of the 4800 block of South Drexel Avenue, opened Tangible Things, an art store at 4856 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The small shop...

...of the 4800 block of South Drexel Avenue, opened Tangible Things, an art store at 4856 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The small shop, wedged in between a convenience store and nail salon, grew out of...

Jackson and Pruitt scoped out Hyde Park, north Bronzeville and Chinatown before settling into their location. The recent opening of a Wal-Mart store at 47th Street and Cottage Grove, as well as affordable rent and proximity to home was attractive, said Jackson, who doesn’t drive.

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...Inc., and Jackson, a former employee of the Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center, 1060 E. 47th St.

Dec 06

First Raised Bike Path; Tollway Jobs; Roundups

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations in...

...Meetings begin in the main office at both the Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. at 8...

...To learn more, visit http://www.mercy-chicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

Shimer College on Nov. 17 co-sponsored a National Women’s Hall of Fame forum at Roosevelt University about women’s equality. For more information, contact admission@shimer.edu or call (312) 235-3555. The school is located at 3424 S. State St. Call (312) 235-3500.

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Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Stop by the park or call (312) 747-6012 for more information.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

Career Transitions Center of Chicago, 702 W. Monroe St., has a new program and coaching director, Emily Drake. Call (312) 906-9908 or log on to www.ctcchicago.org.

Chicago Artists Coalition, 217 N. Carpenter St., is featuring two art exhibitions, Suddenly Plastic and Preview4, from now through Thursday, Dec. 18. Call (312) 491-8888.

Chicago Hope Academy will hold an entrance exam Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9 a.m. Call (312) 491-1600. The school is located at 2189 W. Bowler St.

...is on display until Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Center, 400 S. State St. Call (312) 747-4050 or log on to chipublib.org...

The City of Chicago has named the street in front of the Jazz Showcase club at 806 S. Plymouth Ct. for the club’s owner, Joe Segal. The honorary street sign reads “Joe Segal Way.” The Jazz Showcase has operated since 1947 and is in Dearborn Station. Call (312) 360-0234.

...Monday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. CivicLab is located at 114 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 857-6485...

...Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and the Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. at 8:30 a.m. on the Wednesdays of Dec. 10 and Jan. 7...

Governor Patrick Quinn visited DePaul University recently to announce a grant payment of $11.4 million from the Illinois Board of Higher Education. DePaul’s South Loop Campus is located at 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Log on to www.depaul.edu.

Erie West Town Health Center will hold an Obamacare Enrollment Fair on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 1701 W. Superior St. Call (312) 666-3494.

...day and assembly on Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans’ Day. The school is at 3537 S. Paulina St. Call (773) 535-4836...

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd, will host John McDermott, who will sing Scottish and Irish ballads, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and benefit A Safe Haven Foundation, which helps the homeless. Log on to www.asafehaven.org or call (773) 435-8300.

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

The Hyde Park Art Center will present student work from its artist professional development initiative, the Center Program, from now through Sunday, Jan. 4. The center is at 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Call (773) 324-5520.

The organization will host Convergence 2014, featuring art and music from 19 Chicago public schools, Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The center is located at 31 W. Ohio St. Call (312) 335-1996 or email info.chicago@cervantes.org.

John Kozlar, candidate for alderman of the 11th Ward, will host a forum for residents to learn more about his campaign and answer questions from community members, Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Powell’s Bookstore, 1218 S. Halsted St. For more information, visit www.johnkozlar.com.

Lil’ Buds Theater Co., 1206 W. Rosedale Ave., offers studio classes for youngsters. Adventures in Imagination is for ages three through six, Create...

...invited to take a tour. The center is in the Long Grove House Building at 2001 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-8828...

The Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority had the historic landmark Harriet F. Rees house moved from 2110 S. Prairie Ave to 2017 S. Prairie Ave. to make room for McPier’s planned entertainment district. Three companies—

The Metropolitan Pier and Exhibition Authority had the historic landmark Harriet F. Rees house moved from 2110 S. Prairie Ave to 2017 S. Prairie Ave. to make room for McPier’s planned entertainment district. Three companies—

Mother McAuley High School, 3737 W. 99th St., will have an open house Thursday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m., and a test for incoming freshmen Saturday, Jan. 10, at 8 a.m. Call (773) 881-6566.

The National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted St., has opened two exhibitions, Periklean Akropolis: From Antiquity to Modernity, and From Memory: The Paintings of Giorgos Rigas. Log on to www.nationalhellenicmuseum.org or call (312) 655-1234.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...will be held Dec. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. The venue is at 5811 S. Ellis Ave., Cobb Hall, Room 418. Call (773) 702-8670...

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For further information call (312) 842-7979 or visit http://www.stbarbarachicago.org.

...auction, reception, dinner, and live auction. Call (312) 432-8403. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to http://www.ignatius.org...

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will have an open house Friday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. Open enrollment begins Sunday, Jan. 25. Call (312) 842-7668.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., is holding a raffle with a grand prize of $38,888, a first prize of...

...its ministry to the hungry, with a reception after the performance. The church is at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. For more information, see www.2ndprebyterian.org or call (312) 225-4951...

The shrine is hosting a drawing for tickets to Disney on Ice-Frozen. Tickets are $25 each, and the drawing will be held Sunday, Jan. 4, for the Sunday, Jan. 25 performance at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Help serve breakfast to the needy at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., the second Saturday of each month from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Call (312) 409-1700.

The school is located at 1212 S. Plymouth Ct. Call (773) 534-8690.

...lighting and toy drive. A Christmas Gift Market will be held at the UVA office, 1453 W. Taylor St., from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and 1 to 5 p.m...

...the UVA 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill, 1458 W. Taylor St. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Your ticket gets you food, drinks...

...Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Vintage Lounge, 1449 W. Taylor St. Vintage owner Nick Raymond will serve a pasta dinner with all the trimmings. Guests will...

...Homrich, treasurer. The WCA also welcomes volunteers for its committees. The organization is located at 850 W. Madison St. Call (312) 902-4922...

Kaylinn Cusic, a senior, won the 2014 Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior Award from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. The school is located at 2641 S. Calumet Ave.

Dec 06

Celebrate religious, festive activities at community churches

Apostolic Faith Church, 3823 S. Indiana Ave., (773) 373-8500, www.afcchicago.org. Christmas celebration with cookies and cider, Wed., Dec. 17...

Bethel AME Church, 4400 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 285-5500. Regular Sunday worship at 11 a.m.

Corpus Christi Church, 4920 S. King Dr., (773) 285-7720, www.corpuschristichurchchicago.com. Pre-holiday holiday dinner-dance and raffle, Sat., Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.; call for tickets. Regular Sunday Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 4501 S. Vincennes Ave., (773) 373-6144. The Messiah, Sat., Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve worship Wed., Dec. 24; time to be announced.

Grant Memorial AME Church, 4017 S. Drexel Blvd., (773) 285- 5819, www.gamechicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30

Liberty Baptist Church, 4849 S. King Dr., (773) 268-6757, www.lbcofchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Community Church, 4610 S. Prairie Ave., (773) 536-2046. Regular Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Morning Star Baptist, 3933 S. King Dr., (773) 285-8111. Monthly Baptism service, Sun., Dec. 28 at 10:45 a.m. Wed. Dec. 25, Christmas Day service time to be announced.

St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 50 E. 41st St., (773) 268- 1518. Call for information on Christmas services.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 3801 S. Wabash Ave., (773) 268- 1900, www.stthomaschicago.com. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass with carols at 7:30 p.m.

South Park Baptist, 3722 S. King Dr., (773) 548-6566, www.

St. James Catholic Church, 2942 S. Wabash Ave., (312) 842- 1919, www.stjameswabash.org. Wed. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 7 p...

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All Saints-St. Anthony Church, 518 W. 28th Pl., (312) 842-2744. Immaculate Conception Holy Day Mass, Mon., Dec. 8, at 8 a.m...

Blessed Sacrament Parish, (773) 523-3917, composed of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave.; and Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP...

...Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (OLGC), 3528 S. Hermitage Ave.; St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave.; and Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina St. Novena in honor of...

...St. Maurice Church (SM), 3615 S. Hoyne Ave.; and Ss. Peter and Paul Church (SSPP), 3745 S. Paulina St. Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish language) will take place daily now...

First Lutheran Church of the Trinity, 643 W. 31st St., (312) 842-7390, www.firsttrinitychicago.org. Children’s Pageant, Sun., Dec. 21, time to be announced. Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, 7 p.m. candlelight service. Christmas Day, Thurs., Dec. 25, 10:30 a.m. service.

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3116 S. Racine Ave., (773) 523-3838. Call for information on Christmas services.

Monastery of the Holy Cross, 3100 S. Aberdeen Ave., (773) 927-7424. Sat., Dec. 13, 5 p.m., the Chicago Chorale will perform during...

Nativity of Our Lord, 653 W. 37th St., (773) 927-6263, www.nativitybridgeport.org. Reconciliation (penance) service Tuesday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m...

Our Lady of Fatima, 2751 W. 38th Pl., (773) 927-2421. Most services will be in Spanish, unless stated as bilingual. From now...

Santa Lucia Church, 3022 S. Wells St., (312) 842-6115. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Children’s Mass with pageant at 5...

St. Barbara’s Church, 2859 S. Throop St., (312) 842-7979, www.stbarbarachicago.org. Fri., Dec. 12, Saint Barbara Catholic School presents, “A...

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 4522 S. Wallace St., (773) 268-9595, www.saintgabes.com. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Family Mass with children...

St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Ave., (312) 842-1871. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 7:30 a.m., and...

St. Mary of Perpetual Help, 1039 W. 32nd St., (773) 927-6646, www.stmaryofperpetualhelp.com. Sun., Dec. 14, World’s Greatest Holiday Breakfast and...

Coppin Memorial AME Church, 5633 S. Michigan Ave., (773) 667-5881, www.coppinchicago.org. Regular Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church, 3330 S. King Dr., (312) 842-5957, www.hartzellumchgo.org. Sun., Dec 21, 10:30 a.m. service featuring the Messiah. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve candlelight service and Wed., Dec. 31, Nightwatch service; call for information.

Holy Angels Catholic Church, 607 E. Oakwood Blvd., (773) 624-5375. Call for information.

Kenwood United Church of Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood Ave., (773) 373-2861. Regular Sunday worship services at 8 and 11 a.m.

Olivet Baptist Church, 3101 S. King Dr., (312) 528-0124. Regular Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.

Pilgrim Baptist Church, 3300 S. Indiana Ave., (312) 842-4417. Annual Christmas celebration, Sun., Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. New Year’s Eve Watchnight service, Wed., Dec. 31, at 10 p.m.

St. Ambrose, 1000 E. 47th St., (773) 624-3695. Christmas Eve, Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas carols at 11 p.m., followed by Midnight Mass. Thurs., Dec. 25, Christmas Day Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., (312) 225- 5300. Regular Sunday service at 11 a.m.

West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (773) 538-7590, www.wpmbc.org. Concert: Born to Die, a Christmas Cantata, Sun., Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 25, Christmas Day worship at 10 a.m. Wed., Dec. 31, Watchnight service at 10 p.m.

Chinese Christian Union Church (CCUC), 2301 S. Wentworth Ave., (312) 842-8545, www.ccuc.net. Sun., Dec. 21, 9:45 a.m. and 11...

...a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Mandarin service at Pui Tak Center, 3rd floor, 2216 S. Wentworth Ave.; 9:45 a.m. English service at Chinese Christian Union Church, 2301 S. Wentworth Ave...

St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church, 218 W. Alexander St., (312) 842-6777, www.sttheresechinatown.org. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 5 p...

Holy Innocents Church, 743 N. Armour St., (312) 666-3675. Call for service information.

St. John Cantius, 825 N. Carpenter St., (312) 243-7373, www.cantius.org. Sun., Dec. 7, St. Cecilia Choir sings for 12...

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral, 835 N. Oakley Blvd., (773) 276-4537. Christmas Eve., Wed., Dec. 24, 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy of St...

Santa Maria Addolorata Church, 528 N. Ada St., (312) 421- 3122, www.smacatholicchurch.com. Novena to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Wed., Dec. 3...

Chicago International Church (EFCA), 2304 W. Taylor St. (church office only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at...

...only), (312) 226-8026, www.ciefc.org. The church holds its services at Provision Theater (1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. at Morgan St.; doors on south side of building, parking on west side of Morgan...

First Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1124 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 733-6886. Sun., Dec. 14, Christmas Pageant at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve worship with service of lights, Wed., Dec. 24 at 11 p.m. Christmas Day worship service, Wed., Dec. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Sun., Jan. 4, Epiphany service at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., (312) 492-8442, www.holyfamilychicago.org. Sun., Dec. 14, Archbishop Christmas Concert at 2 p.m. Wed., Dec., 24, Mass for the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord at 5 p.m. with Rice-

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1252 S. Wolcott Ave., (312) 733-1262, www.newzionmbc.com. Regular Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Notre Dame de Chicago Church, 1334 W. Flournoy St, (312) 243-7400, www.nddc.archchicago.org. Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena and Feast Day...

St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox Church, 733 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 243-3738, www.stbasilchicago.org. Wed., Dec. 24, Royal Hours, 9 a.m., Vesperal...

Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St., (312) 421-3757, fax (312) 421-3756, www.ourladyofpompeii.org. Rosary devotion every Sun. at...

Providence of God Catholic Church, 717 W. 18th St., (312) 226-2929. Novena, now through Fri., Dec. 12: Fri., Dec. 5, 6:30 p...

St. Anthony Hospital Chapel, 2875 W. 19th St., (773) 484-1000. Thurs., Dec. 25, Christmas Mass at 10:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan.1, New Year’s Day Mass at 10:30 a.m.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, www.stmatthewchicago.org. Christmas dinner for the homeless, unemployed, and their families...

St. Pius V, 1919 S. Ashland Ave., (312) 226-6161. Novenas for the Virgin of Guadalupe will take place at 6:30 p.m. with rosary, from now through Thurs., Dec. 11. Fri. Dec. 12, Feast of Our Virgin of Guadalupe, rosary at midnight,

St. Procopius, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887; Holy Trinity Croatian Church, 1850 S. Throop St., (312) 226-7887. Novena...

St. Procopius, 1641 S. Allport St., (312) 226-7887; Holy Trinity Croatian Church, 1850 S. Throop St., (312) 226-7887. Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Procopius from now through...

First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 243-8047, www.fbcc-chicago.net. 56th annual Handel’s Messiah, choir presentation on...

Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church, 2400 W. Warren Blvd., (312) 733-6832. Sun., Dec. 21, adult choir, candlelight musical at 3 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 25, Christmas Day sunrise service at 6 a.m. New Year’s Eve, Wed., Dec. 31 Watchmeeting service at 11 p.m.

Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church, 2151 W. Washington Blvd., (312) 738-0053, www.metropolitanmbc.tripod.com. Regular Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.

First United Methodist Church, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., (312) 236-4548, www.chicagotemple.org. Sat., Dec. 20, Longest Night Service at 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services at 7 and 11 p.m. Wed. Dec. 31, Watchnight service at 5 p.m.

Fourth Chicago Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., (312) 787-4570, www.fourthchurch.org. Holidays a cappella, Fri., Dec. 12 at 8 p...

Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn St. at Grace Place,(312) 922-1426, www.gracechicago.org. Wed., Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Eucharist...

Loop Christian Ministries, Daystar School building, 1550 S. State St., (312) 427-7962, www.loopchurch.org. Join Loop Christian Ministries for worship Sundays at 9...

...free parking in lot at 16th and Dearborn Streets. Old St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 922-3444, www.oldstmarys.com. Thirty minute Taize prayer services on Tuesdays, Dec. 9...

Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., (312) 648-1021, www.oldstpats.org. Fri., Dec. 5 and Sat., Dec. 6, 7:30...

Park Community Church, 2260 S. Grove St., (312)-361-0500,

St. Peter’s Church in the Loop (Roman Catholic), 110 W. Madison St., (312) 372-5111. Wed., Dec. 24, church opens at 4 p.m., Vigil Mass at...

Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, (312) 225-4951, www.2ndpresbyterian.org. Sing-Along Messiah on Sun., Dec. 7, at 3...

...p.m. Christmas Sunday worship, Sun., Dec. 28 at 11 a.m. Soul City Church, 1130 W. Adams St., (312) 252-3062, www.Soulcitychurch.com. Christmas gatherings, Sun., Dec. 21, at 8:30 and...

Bridgeport Catholic Academy, 3700 S. Lowe Ave., (312) 326-1130. The school will host its annual Breakfast with Santa on Sun., Dec. 14, at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Call (773) 376-6223 or email lbuckley@bcachicago.org for more information.

Chiesa Nuova, 230 S. Laflin St., (312) 226-0983. Tues., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m., Franciscan Christmas at Chiesa Nuova...

Andrew Jackson Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St., (773) 534-7000, www.ajlachicago.com. Fri., Dec. 19, holiday assembly; call the school for time. The public is welcome to attend.

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave., (773) 360-5115, www.cabrinishrinechicago.com. Wed., Dec. 24, carols at 4:30 p.m...

Dec 06

Spirit of giving promotes sharing with others during the holiday season

The office of 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell, 5046 S. State St., is hosting a holiday toy and gift drive for disadvantaged children in the ward. Toys...

De La Salle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash Ave. and 1040 W 32nd Pl., is collecting money and food for St. James Food Pantry through Thursday, Dec. 11. Contact Emily Vogel at (312) 842-7355, ext. 126, or vogele@dls.org.

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave., www.mercy-chicago.org, for the 40th year will deliver more than 1,000 Christmas...

St. James Food Pantry, 2907 S. Wabash Ave., is open Tues. through Thurs., 9 to 11:30 a.m. The St. James social...

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...of this year’s opportunities follows. The office of 1st Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno, 2058 N. Western Ave., (773) 278-0101, www.ward1.org/, will direct the needy to appropriate organizations and City...

Again this year, the office of 2nd Ward Alderman Robert Fioretti, 1319 S. State St., (312) 263-9273, is reaching out to pastors and other community leaders through its Adopt...

The office of 4th Ward Alderman William Burns, 435 E. 35th St., first floor, (773) 536-8103, www.aldwillburns.org, will direct volunteers and recipients to appropriate organizations and agencies in the area. Call the office for further information.

The office of 11th Ward Alderman James A. Balcer, 3659 S. Halsted St., (773) 254-6677, www.11thward.com, will direct volunteers and recipients to appropriate organizations and agencies in the area. Call the office for further information.

The office of 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis, 1800 S. Blue Island Ave., (773) 523-4100, www.Ward25.com, will direct the needy to appropriate organizations and City...

...a community holiday event on Fri., Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 18th Street and Blue Island Avenue including a tree lighting, carolers, hot chocolate, and cookies...

The office of 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett, 1643 W. Chicago Ave., (312) 432-1995, www.27thward.com, runs a coat drive throughout the year. Those who...

The office of 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, 2602 W. 16th St., (773) 533-0900, www.aldermanervin.com, will host a senior citizen holiday luncheon, tentatively scheduled for Mon., Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the JSM Abundant Life Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

The office of 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin, 2602 W. 16th St., (773) 533-0900, www.aldermanervin.com, will host a senior citizen holiday luncheon, tentatively scheduled for Mon., Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. at the JSM Abundant Life Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd.

...in new, unwrapped toys through the end of the month. Nearby drop-off locations are 3145 S. Ashland Ave. (Charter Fitness) and 1301 W. Madison St (Cardinal Fitness). For other locations, check www.cardinalfitness...

...of the month. Nearby drop-off locations are 3145 S. Ashland Ave. (Charter Fitness) and 1301 W. Madison St (Cardinal Fitness). For other locations, check www.cardinalfitness.com or call (312) 226-2400...

...a monetary donation, send a check or money order to Casa Central, Resource Development Dept., 1343 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 or donate online by visiting www.casacentral.org...

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, 721 N. LaSalle St., is asking for help with providing the spirit of the holidays to more than 20...

The Chicago Public Library Roosevelt Branch, 1101 W. Taylor St., is hosting a holiday food drive through Saturday, Dec. 13. Bring non-perishable foods and canned goods for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Call (312) 746-5656.

De La Salle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash Ave. and 1040 W 32nd Pl., is collecting money and food for St. James Food Pantry through Thursday, Dec. 11. Contact Emily Vogel at (312) 842-7355, ext. 126, or vogele@dls.org.

Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson Blvd., (773) 722-5080, provides housing and services for homeless women and links women with social...

...wrap and decoration dinner on Friday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 1347 W. Erie St. to wrap gifts for needy kids. Send monetary donations to Holidays with Heart, Erie Neighborhood...

...for needy kids. Send monetary donations to Holidays with Heart, Erie Neighborhood House, Development Dept., 1701 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60622. For more information, email eriehouseinfo@gmail.com, call (312) 563-5800, or...

Haymarket Center, 108 N. Sangamon St., is an in-house support center and outreach program for those struggling with addiction. The organization welcomes monetary donations and volunteers for various activities, including Christmas dinner. Call (312) 226-7984 or log on to www.hcenter.org.

Holy Family Parish, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., offers a food pantry every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Recipients must live within specific geographic boundaries and bring proof of identification and residency. The parish also seeks food and monetary donations. Call (312) 492-8442.

...less fortunate older adults. The drop-off site is Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, 355 N. Ashland Ave.; people served by Little Brothers will be the gift recipients. Pick-ups also are available...

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., 60607, (312) 738-7560, www.mercyhome.org, notes its greatest need during the holidays is...

Midtown Educational Foundation, 718 S. Loomis St., www.midtown-metro.org, and Metro Achievement Center for Girls offer year-round academic tutoring...

Nativity of Our Lord Church, 653 W. 37th St., is holding a drive for service personnel stationed overseas. Items sought include toiletries such as...

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, formerly Cathedral Shelter of Chicago, 1668 W. Ogden Ave., needs sponsors to help fund Christmas baskets for 1,800 families. A sponsor pays for...

Rush University Medical Center, 1653 W. Congress Pkwy., (312) 942-5000, www.rush.edu, seeks volunteers to provide greetings and wheelchair transport for...

Rush University Children’s Hospital, 1700 W. Van Buren St., has a year-round toy and game drive for hospitalized children up to age 18...

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church El Comedor Popular soup kitchen, 2108 W. 21st St., 60608, serves an average of 1,200 hot meals per month. Help feed the homeless by sending monetary donations. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Procopius Parish at 1641 S. Allport St. provides new immigrants with personal and household items, including clothes and toys. The needy can...

San Jose Obrero Mission, 1856 S. Loomis St., has volunteer opportunities to provide child care during life skills lessons and to help prepare...

Santa Maria Addolorata food pantry, 528 N. Ada St., provides food for the needy. Food distribution hours are Fridays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Call (312) 421-3122 or email santamariaaddolorata@yahoo.com.

The Second Chance Thrift Shop at 1674 W. Ogden Ave., (312) 997-2222, ext. 221, benefits the ReVive Center for Housing and Healing. The shop...

The U.S. Postal Service/Cardiss Collins Center, 433 W. Harrison St., is hosting a Letters to Santa campaign. The post office has letters addressed to Santa...

...valued at up to $30 on Tuesday, Dec. 9, Room 1130 of the UI Hospital, 1740 W. Taylor St., 7 a.m. to 3 p.m...

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, 820 S. Damen Ave., is seeking winter clothing, coats, blankets, and boots for veterans. It also accepts cash contributions...

Dec 05

Comings & Goings: Blasingame-Buford, Jackson, Kane

Two years ago the Chicago Teachers Union exposed the corruption of the school closings with inside pictures from Crispus Attucks Elementary School (39th and Wabash). That building (which is a...

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Dec 04

Chicago area man to tell organ donation story at 2015 Rose Parade

Marion L. Shuck (left) and Kelvin Martin (right) at a Donate Life Rose Parade celebration held Friday, November 21, 2014 at Gift of Hope’s Chicago Office, 2600 S. Michigan Ave. Photo courtesy: Gift of Hope

Dec 03

Lesbian partners open art gallery/cafe in Kenwood

The gallery and art center is located at 4856 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood, in a space transformed to satisfy art enthusiasts who...

Nov 30

Original police file in infamous wrongful conviction missing

...learned that Kluppelberg's original investigative file had been found at a police warehouse at 39th Street and Michigan Avenue...

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Meanwhile, in February, special prosecutor Dan Webb revealed in his report on the killing of David Koschman that the working police file in that explosive case was found stuffed in a box in a detectives' locker room at Belmont and Western, not in the records division where it should have been.

...believed he'd been in the lockup at the old Town Hall police station at Addison and Halsted streets at the time of the slayings. Police records, in fact, showed he had been...

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