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‘Eyesore’ garage behind a fast-food joint in Beverly is now a haven of street art

At Nicky’s of Beverly, five artists worked for six months to transform a garage and the restaurant with murals dedicated to the blues, art and hippie culture.

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Small businesses hit by looting reflect on night of chaos: ‘It was kind of like ‘The Purge’

In the aftermath of unrest over George Floyd’s killing — and in the months to follow — business owners salvage what they can and rebuild if possible.

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Concealed-carry holder shoots would-be robber in Beverly

The man pulled out his gun and shot one of the males in the knee.

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New police cameras coming to Beverly, Mount Greenwood and Morgan Park

At least 12 new cameras are to be installed in the 19th Ward neighborhoods after a fatal carjacking and mass shooting in the past year.

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Man charged with carjacking 67-year-old after Beverly crash

The carjacking happened Saturday in the 9900 block of South Western Avenue.

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Fed up with funeral-related violence, alderman proposes annexing Mount Hope Cemetery

"I’m reaching for anything to get control of the utter lawlessness that regularly occurs at the front door to that cemetery," Ald. Matt O’Shea said.

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Feds charge Hammond man with straw-purchasing guns for Chicago felon

The felon, who was secretly cooperating with law enforcement, allegedly told him which guns he wanted and gave him the money to buy them, along with an extra $250 per gun, according to prosecutors.

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Thieves steal vehicles from Beverly gas station

In each case, the victim was at a gas station in the 9900 block of South Western Avenue when one or two men jumped into their vehicle and drove off, police said.

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These Chicagoans know what it’s like to face coronavirus and survive

‘Oh, brother, you better believe I was scared,’ says retired Chicago firefighter Paul Richard, now home, recovering. ‘I didn’t know what was going on. It was like I was in a daze.’

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Burglar hits unlocked garages in Morgan Park, Beverly

In each case, someone entered an unlocked garage and took bikes and tools, according to Chicago police.

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Coronavirus fears threaten downtown, South Side St. Patrick’s Day parades

"There are grave concerns about having events with this many people," said Ald. Matt O’Shea, whose ward hosts the South Side parade.

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Burglars target South Side businesses: police

The suspects were clad in black and took cash from registers and ATMs.

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Season’s cold-related death count rises to 31 with deaths reported in Beverly, Bronzeville and Lincoln Park

The latest was Feb. 8 where a 91-year-old woman died of hypothermia after she was found unresponsive on a sidewalk in Beverly.

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Chicago school’s ‘African animals’ assignment for Black History Month reflects a ‘failure’ of training, expert says

The homework given to kindergartners at Sutherland Elementary outraged parents.

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Chicago elementary school’s ‘African animals’ project for Black History Month outrages parents

The project was assigned by three kindergarten teachers, all of whom are white, at a top-rated neighborhood public school on the South Side.

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Classes to resume Wednesday at St. Barnabas School after sickness outbreak

Over 130 students were home sick Monday, prompting an all-online ‘E-learning’ day Tuesday.

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St. Barnabas School to be closed Tuesday after more than 130 students home sick

An "E-learning" day is scheduled for Tuesday in lieu of in-person class instruction, school officials said in an email Monday.

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Frank Burns, Beverly native who coached U.S. Paralympic basketball team to gold, dead at 67

He worked for 45 years with people with disabilities and ‘became an icon in the game of wheelchair basketball.’

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Parolee with burglary conviction charged with trespassing in Beverly backyards

Gregory Donner was arrested after going in a woman’s yard in the 9000 block of South Hoyne Avenue and then climbing fences into neighboring yards.

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Burglar targets garages in Beverly: police

In each incident, an unknown person entered unlocked garages and took bicycles and lawn equipment from therein, police said.

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Unlocked garages burglarized in Beverly, police say

In each of the four burglaries, someone stole bicycles and lawn equipment.

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Armed robberies reported in Beverly, Morgan Park: police

In both incidents, two men approached males who were alone on the street and threatened them with a weapon before taking their property, Chicago police said.

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Burglars target liquor stores in Brainerd, Beverly: police

The suspects cut electrical wires to disable the alarm systems before stealing bottles of liquor, police said.

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Chicago cop hit by drunk driver finally home for Christmas

Jim Crowley, who uses a wheelchair and needs help with every aspect of his life, has resided in specialized care facilities at several locations around the country since 1987.

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ATMs stolen from South Side businesses: police

The burglaries happened between Nov. 25 and Dec. 6 in South Shore, Beverly and West Pullman, police said.

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Garage burglaries reported in Beverly

Someone broke into garage windows and stole tools, bicycles and lawn equipment, police said.

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Masked robber hits Beverly convenience store 3 times

The suspect, wearing a surgical mask, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register, police said.

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Home burglaries reported in East Beverly: police

In one case, the victim saw three men run out of their home about 4 a.m., police said.

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Amid tragedy for anti-violence group, grand opening of its pizza restaurant goes on

Some profits from Peace of Pizza will support Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, but anticipation turned to heartbreak after two group members were killed Friday in a drive-by shooting.

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Homes burglarized in Beverly: police

In one incident, the victim saw two men leave their property in a yellow sports car with license plates from another state, police said.

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Beverly woman narrowly avoids getting deported by ICE

Corina Turcinovic was ready to leave the country for good on Sunday, but a last minute reprieve will allow her to stay for another two months — and maybe longer.

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Man charged after hit-and-run with stolen car in Beverly

Rashad B. Davis, 21, is charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, according to Evergreen Park police.