North Center

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.
Four fires have been reported in North Center since early October, all breaking out around 3 or 4 a.m. “It’s upsetting to feel like in the middle of the night, out of your control, something like this can happen,” one resident said.
The new location in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood comes at a time when the food pantry is serving record levels of people in need.
Two suspects described by police as “young offenders” were taken into custody after they allegedly robbed a 67-year-old man early Friday.
The robberies occurred between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 3 a.m. Thursday in the North Center, Bucktown and Logan Square neighborhoods.
Common Pantry will move into an accessible 3,500-square-foot space in North Center, featuring a commercial kitchen, a multipurpose room and a courtyard for dining and events.
Police said they followed the teens onto Lake Shore Drive when the stolen car spun out of control and crashed into a tree.
Police Supt. Brown said investigators believe the four suspects may be responsible for more than 50 recent armed robberies but did not specify why, explaining that “we’ve got to put together the cases to prove that these were the offenders.”
Photos, artifacts and signs that have adorned the inside — or the outside — of the North Center restaurant since 1988 will be auctioned at the end of the month.
In each incident, someone was approached from behind, pushed to the ground and struggled with a man who attempted to forcefully remove their property.
The puppet show is shot at Chicago’s WTTW-Channel 11.
The new commercial kitchen — which rents space to Chick-fil-A — has no dine-in space and relies on app-based delivery drivers who appear in droves around lunch and dinner.
He began following the girls at Wells Park, police say.
Two people saw the body of the woman in the river near the 3400 block of North Rockwell Street early Sunday.
The 13-year-old was jogging in the 3000 block of North Leavitt Street when a man next to a car motioned him over and asked him for help with the car,
Police canceled a missing person alert Monday.
Eight burglaries have been reported throughout April.
Maria Byers was last seen Saturday in the 2000 block of West Warner Avenue.
In each case, three or four people approached distracted passengers and snatched cellphones from their hands as Brown Line trains were approaching stations, police said.
Both incidents happened within ten minutes of each other Jan. 12 in the 1800 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.