Francisco Panuco lived in Belmont Cragin for 18 years before ICE detained him on May 31. Friends and supporters have since rallied to keep him in Chicago.
James Gardiner faced several scandals in his first term on the City Council; Jessica Gutierrez is poised for a runoff to replace Ariel Reboyras after falling 300 votes short in 2019.
Police said the woman’s car caught fire after crashing in the 2700 block of North Pulaski Road.
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It should be a neighborhood with more clout considering its size and its being home to the largest Hispanic population in Chicago. But adding to the confusion for residents, Belmont Cragin is divided among multiple wards and state representative districts, meaning residents living near one another can have different representatives in the City Council or state Legislature.
Ald. Nick Sposato infuriated his Black colleagues by questioning Mia Wright’s claim that she and her friends, who lived in North Lawndale, had chosen to shop in Belmont Cragin on a chaotic day of rampant looting.
The settlement is on the agenda for Thursday’s Finance Committee meeting. Mia Wright claims the violent actions by Chicago police in May 2020 left her blind in her right eye, possibly ending her dream of becoming a paramedic.
In two of the three attacks, the assailant fled in an older model, light-colored Toyota Camry.
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Serenity Broughton, 7, died from the gunshot wounds she suffered to her chest and torso in Belmont Central Sunday. Her sister, identified by family as 6-year-old Aubrey Broughton, was “fighting for her life” at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.
In each incident, someone was approached by up to three people who flashed a gun.
Shelves in Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Belmont-Cragin remained stocked with groceries and essentials like toilet paper — which became scarce during the initial lockdown in March — were limited to one or two per person.
Eight burglaries happened in late June in Portage Park, Belmont Central, Belmont Heights and Schorsch Village.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in his buttocks, while an 18-year-old woman was shot in her head.
Police cancelled the alert about 2:25 p.m. Saturday, saying she had been located.