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Illinois OSHA to CPS: Investigate and show you’ve cleaned up filthy Southwest Side school

Eberhart Elementary reported ‘deplorable conditions, especially the bathrooms and classrooms since there is no or very little janitorial staff,’ the Sun-Times has learned.

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Chicago’s Asian population, fastest growing in city, is booming south of Chinatown — especially in former Daley stronghold

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.

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Two men, 79 and 80, fatally shot inside Brighton Park apartment

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.

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Lightfoot creates million-dollar fund to reward tips leading to seizure of illegal firearms

"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.

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Teen girl missing from Brighton Park located safely

Police cancelled a missing person alert about 10:25 a.m. Thursday.

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Man missing from Brighton Park: police

Joseph "JJ" Johnson was last seen Tuesday near the 4000 block of South Western Avenue.

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15-year-old boy, two men charged in separate carjackings in Chicago

The attacks occurred in the Archer Heights, Back of the Yards and Brighton Park neighborhoods.

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Homes burglarized in Gage Park, Brighton Park

In each incident, someone broke into the residences or garages and took property.

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13-year-old girl missing from Brighton Park found safe

Madison Ferguson was last seen Monday near 4500 South Fairfield Avenue.

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Police search for woman who tried to take child from mother in Brighton Park

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.

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Man reported missing from Brighton Park

Antonio Esquinca was last seen about 11 a.m. driving a silver 2015 GMC Terrain in the 2900 block of West 38th Street, Chicago police said.

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South Side community groups left out of city initiative push for more access to vaccines

The city launched Protect Chicago Plus to reach Black and Latino residents for inoculation, but residents from the communities left out of the initiative argue it should be expanded.

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Teen gravely injured in Brighton Park shooting

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of South Drake Street.

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Man charged with spray-painting Ald. Ray Lopez’s Brighton Park office

Lopez said the man was wanted for tagging much of the Brighton Park neighborhood.

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Homes burglarized in Brighton Park: police

In each incident, someone broke into homes through an unlocked door or garage and stole property.

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Businesses robbed on the South and Southwest Sides

In each incident two males walked into a business and demanded cell phones and money.

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4 teens charged in Brighton Park carjacking

Three of the boys — ages 15, 16 and 17 — face a felony count each of vehicular highjacking with a firearm, police said.

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Residential burglaries reported in Brighton Park: police

In each incident someone broke into unlocked residences or garages and stole property.

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Woman attacked with crowbar in Brighton Park carjacking

She was hit in the head, but was able to drive off and seek treatment at a hospital, police say.

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Man killed in Brighton Park shooting

Officers found Rene Jaime-Saucedo with a gunshot wound to his leg on Sacramento Avenue.

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At least 2 children witnessed murder-suicide in Brighton Park home: police

Police said the incident began as a domestic argument.

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Park District headquarters in Brighton Park moves closer to reality

Putting the headquarters in the park-starved area was part of former Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to move key government buildings out of downtown and use those projects as catalysts to rebuild Chicago neighborhoods.

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Boy, 13, missing from Brighton Park

Jaycob Morales was last seen Tuesday in the 4200 block of South Richmond Street, police say.

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Man dies after crashing into tree in Brighton Park

He was driving a black sedan south on Western Avenue about 4 a.m., when he swerved in the 4600 block of South Western Avenue and struck a tree.

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Fire destroys 2 buildings in Brighton Park

No injuries were reported, fire officials said.

Someone threw a brick through Ald. Ray Lopez’s office Nov. 19, 2020, the 4th attack on his properties this year.
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Brick thrown through Ald. Ray Lopez’s office window in 4th vandalism attack this year

Lopez said his office has surveillance video of the incident and he is working with detectives to identify the individuals involved. He believes the vandalism was gang related.

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Man killed gang rival after attending funeral: prosecutors

Uriel Gurrola was on house arrest for a pending aggravated battery case when he killed Armando Reyes in 2017, prosecutors said.

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Teen found shot in Brighton Park

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 10 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Campbell Avenue, and found the teen with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

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Girl, 6, and grandmother reported missing from Brighton Park

Sarah Navas-Sallas, 6, and Nexy Castillo-Gonzalez were last seen Saturday evening in the 4400 lock of South Albany Avenue, police say.

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Man charged in murder at Brighton Park gas station over Labor Day weekend

Eduardo Pena is accused of chasing down Steven Garcia and shooting him in the back at a BP station at 39th Street and Archer Avenue.

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Lopez proposes dramatic expansion of Chicago’s camera surveillance network

His own Ring doorbell camera captured video of two offenders throwing three bricks through his front window. Now Ald. Ray Lopez wants that same technology to provide "thousands of new eyes" for Chicago Police officers.

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Man, 38, shot and killed in Brighton Park

Steven Garcia was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at St. Anthony Hospital, authorities said