Brighton Park

Casa Norte and Puerto Rican Cultural Center launch effort this weekend canvassing Northwest and Southwest sides.
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.
In the 10th, Yessenia Carreón, Peter Chico, Ana Guajardo, Óscar Sanchez and Jessica Venegas are running to succeed Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza. And in the 12th, newly appointed Ald. Anabel Abarca is challenged by Julia Ramirez.
Attorney Anabel Abarca, a McKinley Park resident, is the mayor’s fourth appointment to fill an aldermanic vacancy.
A teen was driving in the 2700 block of West Pope John Paul II Drive when he was shot, police said.
The teens, both 17, were walking down the street Saturday morning in the 3800 block of South Archer Avenue when they were shot, police said.
The teen was shot about 4:55 p.m. Tuesday and was hospitalized in good condition, police said.
Construction has begun on the Esperanza Health Center in Brighton Park that will host one of Illinois’ first federally qualified all-inclusive care programs to help seniors stay in their own homes longer.
A 19-year-old was also shot and taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.
He was driving in the 4300 block of South Western Boulevard when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.
Good Kids Mad City and Brighton Park Neighborhood Council protested outside a festival entrance, saying the curfew is enforced against the city’s young Black and Brown population, while Lollapalooza attendees get a pass.
Ald. Nicole Lee (11th) is the 34th alderperson to back a map drafted for the Rules Committee and the Black Caucus. Both it and a map proposed by the Latino Caucus turn her ward into Chicago’s first with an Asian American majority.
The boy and a 19-year-old man were traveling in a car when a dark-colored SUV pulled alongside them in the 2600 block of West 39th Place and someone fired shots Friday morning.
Eberhart Elementary reported ‘deplorable conditions, especially the bathrooms and classrooms since there is no or very little janitorial staff,’ the Sun-Times has learned.
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.
An 80-year-old man was found in the hallway of an apartment building in the 4400 block of South Campbell Avenue, a second man was found inside an apartment.
“We need everyone’s help to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to address this horrible plague of illegal firearms.” the mayor said at the groundbreaking for the Park District’s new headquarters in Brighton Park.
Police cancelled a missing person alert about 10:25 a.m. Thursday.
Joseph “JJ” Johnson was last seen Tuesday near the 4000 block of South Western Avenue.
The attacks occurred in the Archer Heights, Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods.
In each incident, someone broke into the residences or garages and took property.
Madison Ferguson was last seen Monday near 4500 South Fairfield Avenue.
The woman asked the mother if she could hold the girl, and when the mother refused, the woman grabbed the girl’s arm and tried to pull her away, police said.