1 hour ago

Orange Is The New Black's 'Poussey' Commemorated With Noble Square Mural

The mural, which was created by Chicago artist Max Sansing, is one of eight commissioned by Netflix in eight cities. Sansing hopes to finish the mural at West Chicago Avenue and North Noble Street this weekend, according to a Netflix spokeswoman.

    - - DNAinfo Chicago
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1 hour ago

Albany Park Family Asking For Help Finding Much-Loved Pitbull, Attila

Attila went missing between 3-6 p.m. Wednesday from the 3700 block of West Giddings Street. Brickman's fiancee noticed the home's door open when he stopped by during the day, but Atilla was home. When he came back later the door was open again and Atilla was gone.

    Albany Park Family Asking For Help Finding Much-Loved Pitbull, Attila
    CHICAGO - A family is searching for a pitbull who has gone missing from their Albany Park home. The family is even offering a reward - $500, no questions asked - for the return of Attila, a red-nose pitbull who was adored by owner Taylor Brickman, her fiancee, Allen, and their kids.
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3 hours ago

2nd Man Charged in Murder of Judge Planned Ambush For Weeks: Prosecutors

The attack happened shortly before 5 a.m. in the 9400 block of South Forest Avenue. The 52-year-old woman, described as a friend of Myles, was shot in her leg and survived.

    2nd Man Charged in Murder of Judge Planned Ambush For Weeks: Prosecutors
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - The accused gunman in the murder of Cook County Judge Raymond Myles was denied bail in bond court Friday. Earl Wilson, a 45-year-old Chicagoan who was previously convicted of attempted murder in 1992 is one of three people involved in the April 10 murder, prosecutors said.
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2 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Girl, 14, Sexually Abused By Man On Bus In Logan Square, Police Say

Around 9:40 a.m., the man walked up to the girl on the bus in the 2400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and sexually abused her, police said.

A man sexually abused a 6-year-old girl at a grocery store in the 3900 block of West Diversey Avenue on April 15. Using surveillance footage, police arrested a 43-year-old man a few days later.

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Noe Moreno, of the 2200 block of N. Narragansett Ave., was charged with one felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 9.

    Girl, 14, Sexually Abused By Man On Bus In Logan Square, Police Say
    LOGAN SQUARE - A man in his 50s or 60s sexually abused a 14-year-old girl on a bus in Logan Square Wednesday morning, according to police. Around 9:40 a.m., the man walked up to the girl on the bus in the 2400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue and sexually abused her, police said.
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7 hours ago

Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist

...Devins put up on a wall of an apartment building on the southeast corner of 74th Street and Chappel Avenue, across the street from Bouchet Elementary School. That's two blocks from the former first...

...Elementary School. That's two blocks from the former first lady's childhood home at 7436 S. Euclid Ave.

    Michelle Obama Muralist Stole My Work Then 'Attacked' My Character: Artist
    SOUTH SHORE - The woman who created the art that was "stolen" and used to make a mural of Michelle Obama said she feels under "attack" by the man who copied her work and said the whole situation has been "stressful and hurtful."
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25 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Child Molester Escaped CTA Bus With Help From Passenger, Prosecutors Say

De La Torre, of the 2700 block of North Sawyer Avenue, confessed to groping the girl, police said, and is now charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Bail was set Thursday at $500,000.

About 9:40 a.m. in the 2400 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, the bus driver spotted De La Torre and the girl in her mirror, police and prosecutors said.

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A man sexually abused a 6-year-old girl at a grocery store in the 3900 block of West Diversey Avenue on April 15. Using surveillance footage, police arrested a 43-year-old man a few days later.

Noe Moreno, of the 2200 block of N. Narragansett Ave., was charged with one felony count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under 9.

    Child Molester Escaped CTA Bus With Help From Passenger, Prosecutors Say
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A quick-thinking CTA bus driver slammed on her brakes, locked her doors and called police Wednesday after spotting a 79-year-old passenger molesting a 14-year-old girl, prosecutors said. Suspect Carlos De La Torre, 79, was still able to escape after a fellow passenger told him how to use an emergency lever, Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Carlson said Thursday.
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  • Read the article -- beyond disgusting. Can only hope the "helper" had no clue why their bus was stopped and locked-down and why the old scumbag was desperate to escape.
    BRAVO! to the bus driver.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    what a pair of disgusting animals! The old man who assaulted the teen and the dumb fool who helped him escape!

9 hours ago

Without This Gorgeous Lincoln Square Building, We'd All Be Miserable

In fact, the pumping station, 2250 W. Eastwood Ave., plays such an important role in delivering water to homes across the North Side, the...

    Without This Gorgeous Lincoln Square Building, We'd All Be Miserable
    LINCOLN SQUARE - From certain angles, the Thomas Jefferson Pumping Station, with its elegant brick work and terra cotta detail, could easily be mistaken for a historic manor house. But appearances are deceiving: This building is no relic of the past.
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9 hours ago

New South Loop School Getting $50 Million In TIF Money — A Fivefold Jump

An ordinance approved this month by the City Council also revealed the construction budget for the future four-story school at 16th and Dearborn streets has jumped 13 percent to nearly $62 million, up from about $55 million last year. 

...in TIF funding that's raising eyebrows from neighbors. Parents at nearby National Teachers Academy, 55 W. Cermak Road, said it's another sign Chicago Public Schools officials are trying to phase out their...

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The new South Loop school will fit 1,200 kids with 50 classrooms, two computer labs, two art rooms and a rooftop play area, among other amenities. The school at 1601 S. Dearborn St. would house classes for kindergarten through eighth grade and is expected to open in fall 2019.

    New South Loop School Getting $50 Million In TIF Money - A Fivefold Jump
    SOUTH LOOP - The new South Loop Elementary School will draw nearly $50 million in tax increment financing, more than five times the $9 million that was reported when plans for the new school were introduced last year.
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9 hours ago

Cubs Fan Who Died 3 Days Before They Won World Series To Be Honored

"I was ripped apart on Wednesday when they won Game 7," Repetto's brother, David, said last year. LIke Gary, the River East resident was an Irving Park native who grew up about 2 miles west of Wrigley Field at Addison Street and Kimball Avenue.

...be held from 6-10 p.m. May 5 at Moretti's Ristorante and Pizzeria, 6727 N. Olmsted Ave. in Edison Park. The event follows May 4's ceremony where Gary Repetto — a former...

    Cubs Fan Who Died 3 Days Before They Won World Series To Be Honored
    CHICAGO - A memorial celebration is set for Gary Repetto, who died three days before the Cubs won the World Series. Repetto died just before his beloved Cubs won their first World Series since 1908. At 11:47 a.m. Oct. 30, Repetto died at age 72.
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21 hours ago

'Most Wanted' Rapist and Murderer Being Brought To Justice After 19 Years

According to prosecutors, Torres first met Urbina, then 23, on Oct. 20, 1998, when she took her 1985 Oldsmobile sedan to a garage in the 2300 block of West 50th Street for repairs.

In that case, Urbina is accused of raping a waitress he'd offered to drive home in an auto-repair garage in the 2100 block of West 18th Street.

    'Most Wanted' Rapist and Murderer Being Brought To Justice After 19 Years
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - It's been nearly 20 years since Gabriella Torres, 22, was found raped and murdered inside a Chevy Lumina on the city's West Side. Following what the FBI called a "worldwide manhunt," accused killer Fidel Urbina, now 41, was extradited to Chicago from Mexico this week after spending nearly two decades on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list.
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24 hours ago

Friends of Man Who Died In Hazmat Case Say He Was A Passionate Distiller

Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, said the public was never at any risk in the Wednesday incident that forced the evacuation of Padove's building in the 1200 block of East 53rd Street.

    Friends of Man Who Died In Hazmat Case Say He Was A Passionate Distiller
    HYDE PARK - Friends and co-workers said Thursday they were shocked by the death of Zachary Padove, a quirky 25-year-old Hyde Parker who died in his apartment earlier this week in an incident that required a hazmat team to be summoned.
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24 hours ago

24-Unit Condo Building Proposed In Uptown

UPTOWN — A 24-unit condo building has been proposed for a stretch of Clark Street just south of Wilson Avenue.

The five-story development from the Longford Group would stretch from 4537- 454 N. Clark St., according to the development application.

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The project will be discussed at the Sheridan Park Neighbors Association meeting at Courtenay Elementary School, 4420 N. Beacon St., at 7 p.m. on May 2, according to Uptown Update.

    24-Unit Condo Building Proposed In Uptown
    UPTOWN - A 24-unit condo building has been proposed for a stretch of Clark Street just south of Wilson Avenue. The five-story development from the Longford Group would stretch from 4537- 454 N. Clark St., according to the development application. The first floor would remain retail and condo units would be built on the remaining floors.
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5 days ago

Updated 25 hours ago

'Copious Amounts' Of Drugs Found In Lincoln Square Home, Police Say

...Thursday, police said. Police said he followed an officer who was leaving court in the 2400 block of West Belmont Street. He followed him with another man in a car to the 2800 block of West...

Police got a warrant and searched Catayong's home in the 5100 block of North Troy Street and uncovered "copious amounts of narcotics including cocaine, liquid THC, anabolic steroids, and numerous pills," police said. "A replica firearm was also recovered and narcotic proceeds seized."

    'Copious Amounts' Of Drugs Found In Lincoln Square Home, Police Say
    LINCOLN SQUARE - A man who followed a Chicago Police officer out of a courthouse and threatened him has been charged with harassment and as well as possessing "copious amounts" of drugs, police say. Reggie Catayong, 44, of Lincoln Square, was arrested on Thursday, police said.
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