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4 food delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint in Avondale: cops

When the drivers showed up to drop off food, two males pulled out a weapon, announced a robbery and stole the food and cash, police said.

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Apartment burglaries reported in Avondale, Irving Park: police

Someone broke into the buildings and took property three times in February, CPD said.

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ENDORSEMENT: Deborah L. Mell for 33rd Ward alderman

Mell has become a more progressive-leaning voice in the City Council and given more attention to the issue of affordable housing.

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ENDORSEMENT: Carlos Ramirez-Rosa for 35th Ward alderman

Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has become a knowledgeable alderman who listens to constituents and gives them a say in the ward's zoning and spending decisions.

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ENDORSEMENT: Ariel Reboyras for 30th Ward alderman

Reboyras has the necessary policy experience. A challenger, Jessica Gutierrez, lacks policy chops and ideas.

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Cars stolen by tow truck in Avondale, police say

In two incidents, a dark-colored tow truck was caught on surveillance video taking a vehicle from a parking lot.

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Man shot in the head was dropped off at the hospital

The man told investigators he was shot in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

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Danny Borgert’s first fish of the year: Really big surprise on Chicago lakefront

Danny Borgert's first fish of the year, a mature Chinook salmon, came as a really big surprise on the Chicago lakefront.

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3 teens charged after stolen car crashes into CTA bus in Avondale

The Hyundai crashed into a CTA bus, a parked car and the side of a home near Belmont and Monticello, state police and Chicago police said.

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2 shot while driving in Avondale

One man was shot twice in his back and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

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Burglars strike 2 garages in Avondale

The burglaries occurred on Dec. 11 and between Dec. 7 and Dec. 3.

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85-year-old woman missing from Avondale found at Blue Island hospital

Teresa Moreno, who has Alzheimer’s, was last seen Sunday near the area of West Belmont Avenue and North Kimball Avenue.

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Man charged with possessing stolen vehicle after pursuit in Avondale

A west suburban Lombard man has been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle after being taken into custody Wednesday night in Avondale.

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Across the city, Chicagoans are becoming more educated, Census Bureau estimates

In all but nine of Chicago's 77 community areas, the estimated share of those holding a bachelor's degree or higher went up between 2010 and 2017.

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Officer accidentally fires gun during Avondale chase, cops say

Two people were arrested and charges were pending, police said Wednesday night.

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Oak Park man shot to death in Avondale

The man was found laying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head, police said.

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Several 7-Eleven stores robbed on North, NW sides

The robberies occurred in the Albany Park, Belmont Gardens, Avondale, Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Montclare neighborhoods.

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Apartment burglaries reported in Avondale: police

In each case, someone break into the apartment through the front door or window and stole property, police said.

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Last Kmart in Chicago set to close

Kmart's Avondale store — its last location within Chicago's city limits — is among 40 new store closings by parent Sears Holdings.

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Police seek Dodge Caravan thief in Avondale, Kilbourn Park

The stolen vehicles — four of five of which were Dodge Caravans — were parked on the street when they were taken in Northwest Side neighborhoods.

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6 wounded, 1 dead in Thursday shootings

The sole gun homicide documented that day was a drive-by attack that killed one man and wounded another at night in the Little Village neighborhood.

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Man wounded in Avondale shooting

Officers found the wounded 25-year-old in a convenience store parking lot in the 3600 block of West Belmont Avenue.

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Avondale neighborhood guide

It’s not a fancy neighborhood, staying true to its blue collar roots. It’s down-to-earth, hard-scrabble and home to people from different ethnic backgrounds.

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Man, woman struck by gunfire while driving on SW Side

They were traveling north in a GMC Yukon in the 3500 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone in a black Jeep started shooting at them, police said.

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Portillo’s could be heading to Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood

The Northwest Side spot would become Chicago's third Portillo's restaurant. The other two are in River North and the South Loop.

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In Chicago, pollution hits West Side, South Side the hardest, study finds

Environmental activist group finds toxic threats in Chicago are greatest in minority neighborhoods near industrial areas.

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Teachers to vote next week on possible strike at 19 Chicago charter schools

Teachers at 15 Acero schools and four Chicago International Charter Schools will vote next week on a strike that could be the first of its kind.

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GoFundMe douses pitch for flag-burning priest — but conservatives pick up banner

The controversial former Avondale priest says he's still in hiding to avoid being committed to a mental institution by Cardinal Blase Cupich.

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Flag-burning priest in hiding to avoid being committed, ‘tarred and feathered’

Speaking from an "undisclosed location," the Rev. Paul Kalchik said church leaders tried to send him to a mental institution in Maryland.

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Flag-burning priest removed from Avondale parish by Cardinal Cupich

"It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support," Cupich told Resurrection parishioners.

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LGBTQ activists decry flag-burning priest: ‘No idea this hate was in his heart’

Protesters gathered Wednesday outside Resurrection Catholic Church, where Rev. Paul Kalchik last week burned an LGBTQ-friendly flag on church grounds.

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Shots fired, squad car struck, as officers investigate crash in Avondale

Officers were investigating the crash at 11:44 p.m.in the 3200 block of West Barry Avenue when shots were fired.