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Fireman’s Park homeless residents don’t want city to force them out

"Give us a home or leave us alone," the residents and others chanted at a press conference held in the park on Tuesday, asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot to direct federal relief money towards housing the homeless.

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Man missing from Avondale returns home

Adalberto Vergara returned home, Chicago police said.

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‘Avid cyclist’ critically hurt in Avondale hit-and-run was struck by carjacked SUV

Alexandra Betzel, an employee of Chicago’s PBS affiliate WTTW, was biking home Feb. 10 when she was hit by a Buick Enclave in the 3500 block of North Kimball. Police said the SUV had been carjacked four days earlier about a half mile from the scene of the crash.

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1 injured in propane tank explosion at Avondale homeless encampment

Chicago fire officials advised against dropping off propane tanks to homeless encampments, as there is a high risk of explosion due to possible malfunctions from unsafe hookups.

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Teenage boy charged with shooting mother’s boyfriend to death in Avondale

No motive was given for why Victor Quiroz allegedly shot 36-year-old Usbaldo Arbelo 13 times on Nov. 5.

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Man shot to death in Avondale home

The man’s roommate found him on his bed about 2:50 a.m. at their home in the 3500 block of North Hamlin Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Belmont Snack Shop to close permanently after fire: ‘The memories keep you going’

A grease fire that started in the restaurant’s kitchen quickly tore through the entire building Oct. 8.

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Motorcyclist critically hurt in Kennedy Expy. crash at Addison

Lanes were reopened by 8:30 a.m., according to Illinois State Police.

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Robbers pose as police officers on NW Side

In each case, a man pulled up in a black vehicle, pointed a flashlight at the victim and demanded the person’s ID or wallet, according to Chicago police.

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Firefighters battle blaze in Avondale

A fire broke out at a home about 3 p.m. in the 3300 block of North Albany Avenue, Chicago Fire Department officials said.

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Man shot to death in Avondale alley: police

Abel Lopez was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

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2 new restorative justice courts to open next month in Avondale and Englewood

The courts allow nonviolent offenders between 18 and 26 the opportunity to apologize, hear out their victims, do service work and have their arrest expunged.

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Woman on bike critically hurt by city truck in Avondale

The 48-year-old truck driver told investigators the bicyclist was in his blindspot, officials said.

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Racial slurs spray-painted on Avondale home, garages: police

Responding officers found racial slurs spray-painted on the garage doors of two homes, along with the front door of one of the homes, police said.

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Demolition to begin June 1 to clear spot for new Portillo’s restaurant in Avondale

The demolition will mark the first step toward the eventual opening of Portillo’s third Chicago location, at the intersection of Addison Street and Kimball Avenue.

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Police officer stabbed at scene of Avondale fire

The officer was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury to the lower right calf, officials said.

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Woman charged with DUI in Avondale crash that injured 2 CPD officers

The two officers were taken to the hospital for treatment, police said. They are in fair condition.

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Catalytic converter thefts reported in Avondale: police

Police believe two men are involved.

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2 shot, including teen, in Avondale

The 17-year-old was hit in the leg and the man in the arm and hip, police said.

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Convenience store robbed in Avondale

The robber implied he had a weapon before the clerk handed over an unspecified amount of cash, police said.

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Employee stabbed while attempting to stop shoplifters in Avondale

Two males attempted to exit Walgreens with beer they did not pay for and were approached by a 27-year-old male employee, police said.

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Man fatally shot in Avondale

Johnathan Barajas, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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Armed robber targets businesses in Belmont Central, Avondale

Both robberies happened in the afternoon and evening hours Dec. 9, police said.

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3 shot Monday in Chicago

The day’s latest shooting injured a 37-year-old woman in Uptown on the North Side.

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2 hurt in Avondale drive-by

They were in a vehicle in the 3400 block of North Kedzie Avenue when someone shot at them from a passing white sedan, according to Chicago police.

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Vehicles towed without permission on Northwest Side: police

The tow truck driver was a man wearing a dark hoodie covering his face, police said.

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DMen Tap struts German street food cred

The Avondale bar, at 2849 W. Belmont Ave., is known for its döner kebabs and currywurst.

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4 children among 6 hurt in Avondale rollover crash

A 45-year-old man was driving an SUV northbound in the 3400 block of South Elston Avenue when it crossed the centerline and hit a southbound minivan, two parked vehicles and a traffic light before flipping over, police said.

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3 killed, 7 wounded Tuesday in Chicago shootings

Two people — including a 15-year-old boy — were killed and eight others were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago.

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Found: Girl, 16, missing from Northwest Side

This is the second time this year that Leidy Calderon-Rojas has been reported missing.

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Mell family dynasty ends after 44 years; Deb Mell concedes to socialist

"When it’s 13 votes, you drive yourself crazy — or you can — figuring out how you could have gotten those," Mell, 50, said Monday.

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Police warn of home burglaries in Avondale, Irving Park

Several of the burglaries occurred within blocks of each other, according to an alert from Chicago police.