Archer Heights

COVID-19 is arguably one reason it took so long for the feds to bring ex-Ald. Ed Burke to trial in the first place. The FBI raided his offices five years ago this week. Criminal charges followed in 2019, but the pandemic helped scuttle plans to begin the trial in 2021.
Residents of the ward aren’t optimistic Burke’s trial — or even former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s federal trial next year — will clean up Chicago corruption.
Political science professor’s testimony will be crucial to helping jury understand the racketeering case against former Ald. Ed Burke, prosecutors say.
The shooting happened during a ‘disturbance’ following a CTA bus crash near 47th Street and Archer Avenue.
Support groups and counseling help students overcome social and emotional struggles after COVID-19.
In the two-candidate contest to succeed Ald. Ed Burke in the 14th Ward, Jeylú Gutiérrez faces Raul Reyes. And in the nearby 13th and 23rd Wards, two incumbents — one who broke with former House Speaker Mike Madigan and the other a longtime ally — are seeking reelection.
Mario Queroz, 29, was shot in his arms about 4:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Tripp Avenue, Chicago police said.
They were attacked at a gas station in the 4300 block of West 47th Street, police said.
The 2020 census shows Asian Americans for the first time are the biggest ethnic or racial group in Bridgeport and are seeing big gains in many areas along Archer Avenue.
Police canceled her missing person alert Saturday afternoon.
The attacks occurred in the Archer Heights, Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods.
Jose Merchan fell off a “cherry picker,” a crane used to raise and lower people, about 1 p.m. at a warehouse located at 4308 W. 44th St., Chicago fire officials said.
The driver allegedly told police he pulled forward when the light turned green and did not see the cyclist.
The crash happened Friday evening on Archer Avenue.
Luis Alverado, 41, is charged with reckless homicide for the crash that killed 76-year-old Patricia Wickers in Archer Heights Sunday.
The man, 41, was driving a Chevrolet Malibu south on Cicero Avenue about 4:45 p.m. when he sideswiped a Honda that was eastbound on Archer Avenue.
Carlos Barrientos, 24, was riding a 2009 red Kawasaki Ninja when he lost control of it, the motorcycle flipped over and he was thrown from it.
Maria Rios, 16, and her 2-month-old son Ciaro were last seen June 13 near the 5100 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, police said.
The 39-year-old was speeding on Archer Avenue when he swerved and struck an oncoming BMW turning left onto Kolin Avenue, police say.
One incident happened about 9 p.m. Feb. 18 in the 5000 block of South Archer Avenue.