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Belmont Cragin youth victorious after two-year fight brings bike lanes to neighborhood

The Chicago Department of Transportation plans to add more than 12 miles of bike lanes in Belmont Cragin. More lanes are coming to nearby Hermosa, as well.

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Knocking on doors across Chicago, they’re aiming to help people stave off eviction

The Communities United canvassers are part of the Chicago Flats Initiative, organizations working to save the city’s dwindling supply of two- to four-flat buildings.

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Longtime Chicagoans fear hot housing market could drive them out

In June, the median list price of homes in Belmont Cragin was $360,000, up 19% from June 2020, according to Realtor.com. But high demand led to overbidding, driving the median sale price even higher — to $375,000

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Belmont Gardens man charged in Northwest Side shooting

Oscar Carballo-Garcia, 27, allegedly shot and wounded a 35-year-old man in the 4800 block of West Nelson Street Sunday, authorities said.

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2 critically injured after vehicle crashes into business in Cragin

About 4:05 a.m., a 28-year-old man was driving west in a black Honda Accord with a passenger thought to be about 20-years-old, when he struck the side of a business in the 5200 block of West Belmont Avenue.

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‘Motive’ podcast figure killed girlfriend in apparent murder-suicide, Chicago police say

In what became a viral cellphone video, Earl Casteel was seen shot in the legs by Thaddeus ‘T.J.’ Jimenez in a bizarre case recounted in the 2019 Sun-Times/WBEZ podcast.

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Man arrested after barricading himself with 1-year-old child in Cragin

The man was taken into custody in the 5400 block of West Fullerton Avenue after a stand-off with a police SWAT team.

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Woman dies after Cragin shooting

The 37-year-old was shot in the back of her head by someone in an SUV that was following the car she was in, police say.

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Speed cameras to start churning out $35 tickets Monday under lower threshold

City Hall says the decision to start ticketing motorists caught driving 6 mph to 10 mph over the posted speed limit was triggered by a 45% surge in traffic fatalities, but Ald. Anthony Beale doesn’t buy it. It’s about generating more revenue for the city, he said.

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Teens charged in NW Side carjacking

One of the teens allegedly pointed a gun at the vicim as he sat his car.

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Missing Cragin man found safe

John McPherson went missing Dec. 11 from the 2500 block of North Lockwood Avenue.

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3 cops wounded after prisoner — a paroled felon — opens fire at Chicago police station

It’s unclear how the prisoner had a gun because he should have been searched before being placed inside a police vehicle. Sources say the 25-year-old man was paroled just three months ago on a gun conviction.

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Man killed in Cragin drive-by

He was shot Wednesday afternoon in the 5500 block of West School Street, police say.

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No bail for man charged with Old Orchard mall carjacking

Omarion Franklin and a boy stole the victim’s gray Infiniti sedan at gunpoint in the parking garage of Westfield Old Orchard mall in Skokie, police said.

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Skokie carjacking leads to SWAT standoff in Cragin; 2 arrested

Two male suspects stole a gray Infiniti sedan from a parking lot at Westfield Old Orchard mall and crashed it in Chicago, police said.

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6 hurt after CTA bus crashes into a NW Side optical business after being struck by hit-and-run driver

The crash happened at Laramie and Fullerton avenues, officials said.

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Girl, 14, missing from Cragin located

Police cancelled the alert about 9:20 p.m. Monday, saying Munoz had been located.

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Businesses burglarized in Cragin: police

Four burglaries happened within the same two blocks, police said.

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Robbers beat, steal cash from people on NW Side

The two incidents happened in Cragin and Logan Square, police said.

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2 kids among 7 injured in Northwest Side crash

The crash happened at Nelson Street and Laramie Avenue in Cragin.

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Girl, 17, missing from Northwest Side

Kaylanee Brito was last seen Feb. 14 in the 4900 block of West Henderson Street.

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Man charged with DUI in Cragin crash that hurt Chicago police officers

Enrique Hernandez Carreno, 19, is accused of running a stop sign and hitting the squad car with a Ford Explorer in the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue.

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Driver, passenger arrested after 2 Chicago police officers hurt in Cragin crash

A marked squad car was northbound in the 3300 block of North Laramie Avenue when it was hit by a 2004 Ford Explorer that ran a stop sign, according to Chicago police.

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Vandalism to vehicles reported in Cragin

Someone either spray-painted or smeared paint on parked vehicles in the 4800 and 4900 blocks of West Montana Street.

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4 men robbed people on Northwest Side: police

The suspects were described as four men in their early 20s, police said. They were driving a dark blue Jeep Wrangler in one of the robberies.

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Pair rob victims at gunpoint in Cragin: police

In each incident, two people approached someone, pulled out a gun and demanded money, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

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Man shot while inside bedroom in Cragin 

He was inside the bedroom of a residence in the 5200 block of West Schubert Avenue, when someone fired shots from outside the bedroom window, striking him in the back, Chicago police said.

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Belmont Central carjacking leads to Cragin crash, shots fired; 2 in custody

At least one of the vehicle’s occupants fired gunshots after the crash, but no one was hit, according to police.

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Cragin burglar enters homes through rear doors, windows: police

The suspects flee the burglaries in a gray Land Rover, police said.

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Girl, 15, missing from Cragin found safe

Aiyana McMiller was last seen Friday, Chicago police said.

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Tesla’s disappearing miles: Owners say automatic software fix has had unwanted side effects

The electric carmaker’s update after a series of car fires has also cut into how far vehicles go without a recharge and lengthened charging time, complaints and lawsuit say.

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Teen boys tried to sexually assault 12-year-old girl in Cragin alley: police

The group approached the girl about 4 p.m. Sept. 23 in an alley between the 2200 blocks of North Laporte and Lamon avenues, according to Chicago police.