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Car Converter Theft in West Loop

I saw two African American men in two separate 1990s GMC Safari minivans (one maroon, one brown) steal a converter off the bottom of a truck this morning parked on the block of 300 South Sangamon. They left and were going down other streets to look for cars to steal from. If you have a SUV or truck with a converter underneath, be careful where you park or don't park on the street. They look for cars that are high up so they can get under them to steal the converter.

  • If you have your catalytic converter stolen and you have car insurance (as I think is required in the state of IL - could be wrong) then it is in the best interest of the owner of the vehicle to report the crime to the police. In order for me...

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    If you have your catalytic converter stolen and you have car insurance (as I think is required in the state of IL - could be wrong) then it is in the best interest of the owner of the vehicle to report the crime to the police. In order for me to have had any sort of compensation from my insurance for the loss I was required to make a report to the police. I think that is standard practice amongst insurance companies.

    Saying that, I am sure not all of these types of thefts are reported (uninsured, unregistered, etc.) but for the typical driver that has insurance on their vehicle, they'd certainly want the loss to be covered, at least partially by their insurance company so they'd most likely need to file a report.

  • That's nuthin I had two vans stolen from me within two months time one in march and one in April they like them dodge caravans so if drive one don't park in Chinatown if you want to keep your cars

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Peter Skvara: "Approaches" Opening Reception @ Andrew Rafacz Gallery

Andrew Rafacz Gallery, located at 835 W. Washington Blvd., will be presenting a solo exhibition of Peter Skvara's paintings and installations today from...

    Gapers Block Slowdown Calendar
    Pilsen's Fiesta del Sol, the largest Latino culture festival in the Midwest, runs July 30 to Aug. 2 on Cermak Roadd from Morgan to Loomis. The festival features live music on two stages, an arts and culture pavilion, kids' area, a soccer tournament, food vendors, carnival rides and more.
    http://gapersblock.com

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Man Wrongfully Jailed Killed by Man He Tried to Rob

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of West Van Buren, according to his attorney and police.

    Man Wrongfully Jailed Killed by Man He Tried to Rob
    Police say a man who was released from prison after having spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit was fatally shot in Chicago while trying to rob someone on the city's Near West Side, police said.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    EAST SIDE REMOVE/REINSTALL 2 WINDOW SILLS, NORTH/FRONT REMOVE/REINSTALL 4 WINDOW SILLS, WEST SIDE REMOVE/REINSTALL 2 WINDOW SILLS, SOUTH WALL REMOVE\REINSTALL 1 WINDOW SILL, INSTALL FLASHING, ROPE AND CLEAR CAULK AT ALL SILLS.

    1519 W. Adams St. Issued July 29, 2015 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Install Security Card Readers In Two 5-stop Passenger Elevators. Pursuant To Scope Of Work Submitted, Subject To Firemans Service Recall Testing.

    2045 W. Washington Blvd. Issued July 29, 2015 Comment

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  • Just The Basics, Please!

    Ms. Griffin is asking for $417.48:
    My students need velcro, ziplock bags, dry erase markers, and other classroom basics.
    William H Brown Elementary School Comment

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Ex-Con Cleared Of Murder Killed While Trying To Rob Someone: Police

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Both men were armed and they exchanged gunfire. Nash, of the 100 block of North LaPorte Avenue, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

    Former Convict Exonerated For Murder Killed While Trying To Rob Someone: Police
    Alprentiss Nash was incarcerated from April 30, 1995, to Aug. 30, 2012, after Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez vacated his conviction when new DNA evidence exonerated him. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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Blackhawks to Build New Practice Center on Site of Malcolm X College

With the college moving into a new building just to the north in January, the city is clearing way for the Stanley Cup champion Hawks to divvy up the Malcolm X site, 1900 W. Van Buren St., with Rush University Medical Center.

    Blackhawks to Build New Practice Center on Site of Malcolm X College
    UNITED CENTER PARK - The Blackhawks are getting their own long-desired practice facility on the site of what is currently Malcolm X College, and city residents are expected to benefit. With the college moving into a new building just to the north in January, the city is clearing way for the Stanley Cup champion Hawks to divvy up the Malcolm X site with Rush University Medical Center.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

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Exonerated Man Was Shot By His Drug-Dealing Partner in Self Defense: Source

Initial reports said that Nash died during an attempted armed robbery outside a currency exchange in the 1600 block of Van Buren on Tuesday afternoon. But a police source says Nash was actually the robber in a "drug deal gone bad."

    Exonerated Man Was Shot By His Drug-Dealing Partner in Self Defense: Source
    NEAR WEST SIDE - The man exonerated of murder after spending 17 years in jail - only to be shot dead on the Near West Side this week - was killed by his alleged drug-dealing partner in a robbery gone bad, a top police source told DNAinfo.com.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

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New Local Food Co-op Is Opening In Oak Park This Week

Sugar Beet is located at 812 W. Madison, Oak Park, Illinois.

    New Local Food Co-op Is Opening In Oak Park This Week
    Eating local is great, but what if you can't make it to the farmer's market every Saturday morning? Or what if you need a last minute bunch of chard for a Friday dinner party (hey, it happens!) and the farmers market is done for the day?
    http://chicagoist.com

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Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week

Through 8/1. Free. Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W. Washington. kavigupta.com

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7/30 at 7. $56.50–$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/anthony-bourdain

8/1 at 8:30. $10. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. ticketfly.com

8/1 at 7. Free. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln. bookcellarinc.com

    Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 29 through August 4, 2015 Readings: Celebrity cooking's foremost straight-shooter and the host of the lauded CNN show Parts Unknown comes to town to gab about his travels in this one-night only talk. 7/30 at 7. $56.50-$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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The [Thursday] Papers

"A new sports apparel shop has opened near the area, and the corner of Madison and Ashland and Ogden avenues has seen a resurgence. Madison and Damen Avenue, however, are still a far cry from business meccas."

    The [Thursday] Papers
    "Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce Thursday the city has come to an agreement with the Blackhawks for the team to build its new practice facility and community ice center on the site currently occupied by Malcolm X College, which is just south of the United Center," the Tribune reports.
    http://www.beachwoodreporter.com

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Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week

Through 8/1. Free. Kavi Gupta Gallery, 835 W. Washington. kavigupta.com

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

7/30 at 7. $56.50–$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org/shows/anthony-bourdain

8/1 at 8:30. $10. Constellation, 3111 N. Western. ticketfly.com

8/1 at 7. Free. The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln. bookcellarinc.com

    Five Fantastic Things to Do in Chicago This Week
    Don't-miss picks for Wednesday, July 29 through August 4, 2015 Readings: Celebrity cooking's foremost straight-shooter and the host of the lauded CNN show Parts Unknown comes to town to gab about his travels in this one-night only talk. 7/30 at 7. $56.50-$211.50. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

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Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities at United Center-Interview with director Michel Laprise

KURIOS--Cabinet of Curiosities is at United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., from August 6 until September 20. Tickets range from $35 to $145. Even better, as...

    Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities at United Center-Interview with director Michel Laprise
    Circus Thu Jul 30 2015 Cirque du Soleil is coming to Chicago this August with their production KURIOS-Cabinet of Curiosities, a show which promises to touch on Cirque du Soleil's roots, to convey a message of optimism to all ages and to give us a good dose of steam punk mechanics.
    http://gapersblock.com

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