Logan Square

Alex Alvarado, 19, was shot Aug. 20 and remained hospitalized for more than three months. He died Wednesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Relatives are mourning the loss of Cesar A. Patino, 72, who was shot about 10 p.m. Sunday in the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue.
Police said the shooter may have been traveling in a white sport-utility vehicle when the 10 p.m. attack happened in the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue.
So far this month, at least eight Halloween and autumn decoration displays on sidewalks and front porches have been set on fire in the Lincoln Square, North Center and Roscoe Village neighborhoods.
A woman was in a business in the 2200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue about 6 p.m. Sunday when she was stabbed. She is hospitalized in critical condition.
Leonardo Franco-Salgado was a businessman and family man who was killed Sunday when a car ran a red light and struck him. His wife wants information and answers.
The man was stopped at a red light in the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue when he was hit by a car, police said.
El cierre de Logan Boulevard, que empezó el domingo, se ha ampliado desde Sacramento Avenue hasta Richmond Street para darle espacio a 45 vendedores ambulantes.
The closure on Logan Boulevard, which took effect Sunday, has expanded from Sacramento Avenue to Richmond Street to accommodate 45 “DIY” vendors.
Residents in the Palmer Square neighborhood want a city ordinance to protect American elm trees dating to the 19th century that are among the handful that survived Dutch elm disease.
Vendors protested a plan to pause the popular market this week. A street closure permit was approved through the end of October, and the market operated as usual.
The market “is taking a pause this coming week as we continue to work on operating in the safest way possible for all to enjoy,” organizers said Wednesday in an email to vendors.
The two buildings will bring 89 affordable housing units to an area that’s seen the greatest loss in affordable units. Construction is expected to finish by fall 2024.
In each robbery early Tuesday, three men stepped out of a silver car and took belongings from pedestrians and cyclists before fleeing. Some victims suffered minor injuries, police said.
Some say the sellers are taking advantage by avoiding permit and other fees. Others say it’s a “beautiful” example of the community coming together after the pandemic.
For more than 25 years, families, children and adults across the city have flocked to the facility for friendly pickup basketball, soccer and volleyball games. It’s also a popular birthday party destination for kids.
A woman, 21, was struck by a van near the intersection of North Milwaukee Avenue and North Kedzie Avenue. Authorities are searching for a gray 1996 Chevrolet van.
A woman was badly hurt in a fire that authorities say started in a basement. A dog was also resuscitated at the scene, the Chicago Fire Department said.
The 36-year-old was taken to Community First Medical Center in cardiac arrest, fire officials said. A dog was resuscitated at the scene.
‘The idea of shooting at an ambulance is something I thought I’d never see,’ a witness to the shooting in a residential area told the Sun-Times. The suspect, Ricardo Vazquez, was scheduled to appear in court later Friday.
The robberies occurred between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday in the North Center, Bucktown and Logan Square neighborhoods.
“The sin of the police officer was he turned the body camera off a little too soon. ... We should not be paying this family a million dollars,” said Ald. Nick Sposato. But Ald. Chris Taliaferro disagreed: “Either we trust our lawyers or we don’t.”
A police spokesperson refused to reveal specifics of the reduction, fearing it could invite more threats against a former mayor who already has had her share.