1 min ago

1 killed, 3 injured in separate South Side shootings

The teens were shot inside a convenience store near 58th Street and Indiana Avenue just before 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the Chicago Police Department. An 18-year-old woman was shot in her leg. An 18-year-old man was shot in his ankle. A 19-year-old man was shot in his upper leg.

About the same time in Auburn Gresham, a 20-year-old woman was fatally shot in her head near the intersection of 76th and Halsted streets. Police said a man walked up to the woman from behind and shot her in her head.

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100-199 E. 58th St.

    Three teens shot inside convenience store
    CHICAGO, Ill. -- Chicago police were responding to several incidents of Memorial Day weekend violence late Saturday night. Three teens were shot inside a convenience store near 58th and Indiana just before 8 in the evening. All three were rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital, they all had been shot in their lower bodies.
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1 min ago

Kids flock to Gallagher Way for free Cubs Charities festival

3600-3699 N. Seminary Ave.

    Kids flock to Gallagher Way for free Cubs Charities festival
    CHICAGO - Kids from all over flocked to Gallagher Way on Saturday for free games, snacks and balloon animals as Cubs Charities hosted a youth baseball and softball festival. The event ran 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. near Wrigley Field. The goal was to celebrate sports and encourage kids to play daily.
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7 hours ago

Chance the Rapper quits DuSable Museum board

700-787 E. 57th St.

    Chance the Rapper quits DuSable Museum board
    CHICAGO - Chance the Rapper is stepping down from the board of trustees at the DuSable Museum of African American History. In a tweet Saturday, the performer said "it was an immense honor to serve on the board the past year" and that he's leaving because he is too busy to attend board meetings.
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28 hours ago

Woman bitten by dog says owner violently punched dog then ran off

654-703 N. Wood St.

    Woman bitten by dog says owner violently punched dog then ran off
    CHICAGO -- A dog walker was attacked by another man's German Shepard in Chicago's West Town neighborhood Thursday and the man's violent reaction to the dog was caught on camera. Robin Romine was returning a dog to a client's home at around 8 a.m. Thursday.
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34 hours ago

Chicago police announce strategies to minimize Memorial Day weekend violence

Officers from the Area South Gang Team also raided a child daycare facility in the 1000 block of West Marquette that was being used as a gun stash house.

    Chicago police announce strategies to minimize Memorial Day weekend violence
    CHICAGO -- A warm Memorial Day weekend will mean cookouts and lots of outdoor time for Chicago residents. The Chicago Police Department is ramping up efforts to keep people safe on the streets and in parks. 125 new officers will be deployed across the city this weekend.
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35 hours ago

Lunchbreak: Japanese vegetable pancakes

1438 W. Cortland (on the Chicago River)

    Lunchbreak: Japanese vegetable pancakes
    Christine McCabe, Executive Chef/Owner Interurban Boathouse 1438 W. Cortland (on the Chicago River) Chicago, IL. 60642 773-698-7739 www.interurbanchicago.com Events: Happy Hour - with $5 drinks and appetizers - is available, Monday through Friday, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday brunch with $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys, or Monday Pizza Night with both take-and-bake and dine-in options.
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36 hours ago

Chicago beaches officially open today

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Chicago beaches officially open today
    CHICAGO - All 27 beaches in Chicago will open Friday at 11 a.m with active life guards on duty. The Chicago Fire Department will be on location to offer safety tips and warn against cold water temperatures. The water temperature is currently in the 50s.
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41 hours ago

Chicago police arrests dozens in pre-Memorial Day raids

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Chicago police arrests dozens in pre-Memorial Day raids
    CHICAGO - Chicago police say dozens of people suspected of participating in gang-related crimes have been arrested as part of anti-violence efforts ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Police say in a statement officers were joined by agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in "precision raids" that started Thursday and continued Friday.
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2 days ago

Girl groped, kissed on CTA Blue Line train

The incident happened Wednesday around 10 a.m. on the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue on the CTA Blue Line, according to police.

    Girl groped, kissed on CTA Blue Line train
    CHICAGO -- A young girl who was heading to school was inappropriately kissed and touched on a CTA train. The incident happened Wednesday around 10 a.m. on the 1200 block of North Ashland Avenue on the CTA Blue Line, according to police.
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2 days ago

Peace Center and Garden opens in Austin neighborhood

5400-5433 W. Huron St.

    Peace Center and Garden opens in Austin neighborhood
    CHICAGO -- With so much violence plaguing Chicago's streets, a new center opened on Thursday dedicated to peace and violence prevention. The Peace Center and Garden, which is located in the Austin neighborhood, is being billed as a hub for violence prevention and trauma therapy programs. On Thursday, the garden was unveiled which features a sculpture by artist Timothy Schmalz called, "Thou Shall Not Kill," that depicts Jesus weeping over a gunshot victim.
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2 days ago

Woman, 65, missing for more than 3 weeks

Hayes was last seen at her senior apartment building in the 6300 block of South Minerva Avenue on May 2, after her niece dropped her off following a visit with her sister. She saw her go in the building.

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Woman, 65, missing for more than 3 weeks
    CHICAGO -- Police and family members are asking for help from the public in the search for a missing woman. Family, friends and community leaders say 65-year-old Daisy Hayes is a beautiful woman inside and out, and they just want her home. Hayes is a mother and grandmother.
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2 days ago

Chicago Scene: Freedom Walk To The Wall

...Walk to the Wall” will begin on Friday, May 25 in Veterans Memorial Park in (299 Park Ave.) Glencoe, Illinois at 8am, and head to Navy Pier in downtown Chicago. From the city...

    Chicago Scene: Freedom Walk To The Wall
    Jill Stephenson This Memorial Day weekend, Gold Star mom Jill Stephenson along with dozens of military veterans and supporters will join together to make a 105-mile journey to honor those whose lives have been lost fighting for our country.
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2 days ago

Chicago’s population drops third year in a row

59-99 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Chicago's population drops third year in a row
    CHICAGO - U.S. Census Bureau says Chicago's population has decreased for the third consecutive year. Census estimates released Wednesday say Chicago lost about 3,800 residents last year, but remains the third-largest U.S. city, with 2.7 million residents. Chicago-based demographer Rob Paral says the figures illustrate population trends that have been happening over the past few years.
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2 days ago

Around Town checks out HEART Certified Auto Care just in time for Memorial Day weekend

2620 Green Bay Rd.

    Around Town checks out HEART Certified Auto Care just in time for Memorial Day weekend
    HEART Certified Auto Care Franchise Corporation used to be called Duxler Complete Auto Care. HEART, which stands for Helping Everyone Achieve Reliable Transportation, currently has three locations: Evanston, Northbrook and Wilmette. HEART Certified Auto Care: 2620 Green Bay Rd. Evanston, IL 60201
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