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Flames engulf van on near West Side

The fire broke out around 6 a.m. near Carroll and Paulina in a back alley. Air FOX flew over the scene as firefighters worked to put out the flames.

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Man shot by cops charged with attempted murder

Denzel Ford, 20, also is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, one count of aggravated battery and one count of possession of a controlled substance for the incident in the 2300 block of West Lake, police said.

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Man charged with trying to kill police officer

At the time of the incident, Chicago police gang enforcement officers were involved in a narcotics investigation on the 2300 block of West Lake Street when they tried to arrest Ford on suspected drug charges, police said.

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Denzel Ford, 20, of the 800 block of North Central Avenue was charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery to a peace officer, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, police said.

13 hours ago

Man Charged With Using Vehicle To Injure Chicago Cop

The incident happened at approximately 10:15 last Saturday in the 2300 block of West Lake Street. At the time law enforcement says they were investigating drug deals.

19 hours ago

Eyes on the Street: New Bikeways on Central Park Avenue and Lake Street

Thomas gave the new bike lanes a thumbs-up. “This feels nice and safe,” he said. He added that he feels more comfortable riding in protected lanes than on streets like California Avenue south of Lake, which simply has shared-lane markings, requiring cyclists to bike closer to moving traffic.

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Eyes on the Street: New Bikeways on Central Park Avenue and Lake Street

James Thomas, 60, was pedaling from his home near Ashland Avenue and Madison Street to make an estimate for a painting job in Austin. He said he often uses a bike to get around. “It’s good exercise, and it can save you a lot of time and money.”

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What to Eat and Drink in Chicago This Week

Block party season is winding down. Squeeze in one last stop on the circuit and pop by the 312 Urban Block Party outside of Goose Island’s Fulton Street Brewery (1800 W. Fulton St., West Town), where rare brews and music from the Breeders will come together. Pick up $10 tickets here.

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Dive in to the start of bivalve season at Chez Moi (2100 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park, 773-871-2100), where from today through Thursday, you can get bottomless bowls of moules frites (that’s mussels and fries for you non-Francophiles) for $25 at dinnertime.

To toast to Local Root (601 N. McClurg Ct., Streeterville, 312-643-1145) on the farm-to-table spot’s second anniversary, swing by...

Get started on Oktoberfest celebrations at the Dawson (730 W. Grand Ave., West Town, 312-243-8955), where $20 will get you access to unlimited Bavarian BBQ...

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Big profit for Pritzkers on costly Chicago FBI deal

That’s more than double what it cost to build the complex at 2111 W. Roosevelt Rd., which opened in 2006, records show. Watch the video report down below. For the Pritzker family ties to the Chicago Mob read Ovid Demaris' book- Captive City: Chicago In Chains.

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Secretary of Commerce Gets Big Payout in Lease of Building to Federal Government

That’s more than double what it cost to build the complex at 2111 W. Roosevelt Rd., which opened in 2006, records show.

24 hours ago

Woman slain, 2 shootings reported

The woman's name has not been made public yet but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:26 p.m. after being battered in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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In another attack early Monday on the Far South Side, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of West 118th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. It happened about 3:45 a.m.

In a separate shooting Sunday, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg at 6:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Dante Avenue in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said.

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Woman beaten to death in East Garfield Park

About 5 p.m., officers were called to a building in the 800 block of South California, where they found a 37-year-old woman unresponsive in a hallway, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

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Cops shoot driver who rammed into police car, injured officer

The injured officer was one of three plainclothes gang enforcement officers who pulled over a car Saturday night about 10:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Lake as part of a narcotics investigation, said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

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Woman beaten to death in East Garfield Park

...Garfield Park neighborhood. About 5 p.m., officers were called to a building in the 800 block of South California, where they found a 37-year-old woman unresponsive in a hallway, police News Affairs...

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From Good Stock Dinner Series with Matthew Sliwinski @ Land and Sea Dept

Matthew Sliwinski (Promontory at Hyde Park) creates a multi-course meal tonight at the Land and Sea Dept (3124 W. Carroll) as part of the From Good Stock dinner series. Tickets $75; beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) included. Event runs 6:30-10pm.

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Woman slain, boy shot during Sunday attacks

The woman’s name has not been made public yet but she was pronounced dead on the scene at 5:26 p.m. after being battered in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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In a separate attack, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg at 6:52 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Dante Avenue, in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood police said.

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