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Man dies 2 days after Little Village shooting

Chicago police investigate a shooting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

Alexander Villafane, 39, of the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The man was initially in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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Man dies 2 days after Little Village shooting

Chicago police investigate a shooting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

Alexander Villafane, 39, of the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The man was initially in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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Chicago's Brewery Architecture

In Pilsen, at 26th Street and Whipple, the Pilsen Brewing Company building still stands as a discount mall and health clinic. The...

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...Corper Brewing and Malting Company building (below), built in the 1890s, is in Bridgeport on Union at Pershing. Like many breweries of the time, it features arched windows as Romanesque-influenced architecture was...

45 hours ago

A look inside Shuga Records, a new Wicker Park record store

...decade in service. Since 2012 the store's been operating out of a spot at 4115 W. Ogden Ave. But Rosen's had his eye on setting up a retail location somewhere on Milwaukee...

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...Wicker Park is set to welcome two record stores this year. The Reckless Records at 1532 N. Milwaukee is moving south to a larger space at 1379 N. Milwaukee; the new location's...

...The Reckless Records at 1532 N. Milwaukee is moving south to a larger space at 1379 N. Milwaukee; the new location's official opening date is still being determined. The other store setting...

...other store setting up in the neighborhood, Shuga Records, is opening its shop at at 1272 N. Milwaukee; Shuga CEO Adam Rosen plans to pull the curtain back February 21. Rosen gave me...

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Boy, 16, Arrested After Police Chase Identified As Shooter In December Attack

The stolen vehicle, which has been tied to an armed robbery, also struck another squad car in the 3100 block of South California, but no one was injured in that crash, police said.

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Following the arrests Sunday, the 16-year-old was positively identified as the suspect who fired a handgun about 11:35 a.m. Dec. 6 in the 2300 block of West Adams, police said.

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2 critically wounded, 4 others shot in city attacks

In a separate shooting, a 39-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street, about 12:50 p.m., according to police. The man was in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sweeney said.

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About 9:55 p.m., the 18-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of West 18th Place when someone walked up to him and fired shots, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

In the Lawless Gardens apartment complex in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue, a 26-year-old woman was shot in the head about 7:40 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman. The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Sweeney said.

The man was riding in a van on the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when someone fired shots from outside, said Sweeney.

...neighborhood, a 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 7300 block of South Damen Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. New Affairs' information indicated that the boy's...

About 7:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, another man was shot, said Sedevic.

4 days ago

3 men, boy wounded in city shootings

Chicago Police investigate a shooting at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

...shooting, a 38-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 2400 block of South St. Louis Avenue about 12:50 p.m., according to police. The man was in critical condition, but...

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The man was riding in a van on the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue about 3:45 p.m. when someone fired shots from outside, said Sweeney.

...neighborhood, a 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 7300 block of South Damen Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic. New Affairs' information indicated that the boy's...

About 7:30 a.m. on the 1600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, another man was shot, said Sedevic.

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Cuatro policías heridos en un choque en La Villita

Los sospechosos tampoco llegaron muy lejos tras impactarse unas cuadras al sur, en el 3100 S. California Ave., contra otra patrulla.

4 days ago

4 Chicago Police officers injured during chase in Little Village

The stolen vehicle also struck another squad car in the 3100 block of South California, but no one was injured in that crash. Two people were arrested after that, and charges are pending against them, police said.

4 days ago

4 CPD officers injured after SUVs collide during chase in Little Village

The two police SUVs collided around 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of 26th Street and South California Avenue, just across from the Cook County Criminal Courts Building.  News Affairs says both SUVs were responding to the call of a stolen vehicle.

Shortly after that crash, the stolen vehicle crashed into another police car blocks away in the 3100 block of South California Avenue.

4 days ago

4 cops injured after 2 squad cars collide in Little Village

The two police SUVs smashed into each other around 3:35 a.m. near the intersection of 26th Street and South California Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

Shortly after the two squad cars collided, the stolen vehicle crashed into another police car in the 3100 block of South California Avenue, Greer said.

4 days ago

Police cars collide during chase in Little Village; 4 hospitalized

...police said.The alleged offenders in the chase then struck another squad car in the 3100-block of South California, police said. No injuries were reported from that crash.Two people have been taken into...

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...vehicle around 3:35 a.m. Sunday as part of a chase that began at Ogden and Homan, officials said. Two squad cars then collided with each other during the pursuit near 26th...

6 days ago

‘No hay que dejar ir la oportunidad’

...s dice no arrepentirse de haber comprado el negocio que lleva por nombre Abarrotera Mercantil, 2550 W. 26th St. Y entre dulce para todos los gustos y piñatas de varios tamaños y...

Jan 22

Children interrupt attempted sexual assault in Little Village home

The man entered the home in the 2900 block of West 25th Street through a window about 4:40 a.m., attacked a woman and threatened to sexually assault her, according to a community alert issued by Area Central detectives.

Jan 22

Home Invader Scared Off When Children Interrupt Attack

The incident happened around 4:40 a.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of West 25th Street.

Jan 22

Police: Children Stop Home Invasion, Sex Assault

The attack happened around 4:40 a.m. Thursday in the 2900 block of West 25th Street.

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Jan 21

Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia's journey from a village in Mexico to the race against Mayor Emanuel

They were the first Mexican family on Pulaski near 28th. Little Village was changing rapidly then, with Latinos moving in and Poles, Czechs, and Germans...

...Navarro's example, Garcia and his friends decided to picket the Atlantic movie theater, on 26th Street near Pulaski. The building was decrepit, and rats roamed its halls. "People saw us picketing, and they...

Less than two months later, on a June morning in 1983, Lozano was fatally shot in the kitchen of his home on 25th Street near Pulaski. He was 31.

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His family lived on the 1600 block of Allport for two years, then moved to an apartment on 17th Street near Carpenter. By this...

...on the 1600 block of Allport for two years, then moved to an apartment on 17th Street near Carpenter. By this time his English was much better, and he was growing to like the...

A history of racial tension plagued the neighborhood where Garcia attended high school, on 63rd near Western. The tension was exacerbated by neo-Nazi activists, whose headquarters were in the nearby Marquette...

Jan 21

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Jan 14

Hollywood in Your 'Hood: See Where Crews Filmed in Chicago in 2014 [MAP]

The "Canaryville" of the show is actually in North Lawndale, where the Gallaghers' home is located in the 2100 block of South Homan Avenue. The show has filmed several times on and around that block in 2014.

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Now used by the University of Illinois at Chicago's police department, the police station at 943 W. Maxwell St. doubles as the main one used in the show.

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Jan 12

‘Ahorita no tengo ni donde vivir': reverendo José Landaverde

El mes pasado, Landaverde, quien es conocido por su activismo por los inmigrantes indocumentados, fue acusado de golpear a una mujer en La Villita. Fue arrestado en su domicilio en la cuadra 2900 W. 25th St., y acusado con un cargo menor de agresión.

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Jan 05

Not so sneaky thieves

Romero, of the 4000 block of West 24th Place, also is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a defaced firearm.

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...911 call followed followed fresh footprints in the snow to Moreno’s apartment in the 5000 block of South Talman Avenue, about a block from the gas station, prosecutors said. Police arrested both Moreno and Romero...

Jan 05

Footprints in snow lead cops to candy robbers: Prosecutors

Romero, of the 4000 block of West 24th Place, also is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a defaced firearm.

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...911 call followed followed fresh footprints in the snow to Moreno’s apartment in the 5000 block of South Talman Avenue, about a block from the gas station, prosecutors said. Police arrested both Moreno and Romero...

Jan 05

Explore Chicago's Soupy Side

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2163 S. China Place, Suite 1F

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Jan 04

Police Investigate Homicide in Waukegan

Police have identified the man has Gaylord Davis, 49, of the 2200 block of Marshall Parkway in Waukegan. Davis was found dead near 9th Street and Prescott Avenue. He died of trauma to the body, police said.

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Dec 30

BNSF, Metra sued over deaths of brother, sister

A Metra train passes over Cermak Road at Homan Avenue in Chicago the day after Margaret Huddleston, 54, and Berry Huddleston, 57 were killed at this site by Metra train yesterday.

Margaret Huddleston, 54, left, and her brother Berry Huddleston, 57, right, were struck and killed by a Metra train near 21st Street and Homan Avenue on Aug 7, 2014, as they took a shortcut over the tracks in the Little Village neighborhood, according to officials and family.

The suit, filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims they had passed through a large opening in a fence at 2100 S. Homan Ave that has been there for more than 20 years.

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