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Robberies reported in North Center

In each incident, someone was approached from behind, pushed to the ground and struggled with a man who attempted to forcefully remove their property.

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New PBS Kids star Donkey Hodie has roots in ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’

The puppet show is shot at Chicago’s WTTW-Channel 11.

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North Side neighbors haunted by ghost kitchen traffic

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.

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Man wanted for stalking girls in Ravenswood, North Center: police

He began following the girls at Wells Park, police say.

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Body of stabbed woman pulled from Chicago River on North Side

Two people saw the body of the woman in the river near the 3400 block of North Rockwell Street early Sunday.

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Man tries to lure boy to car in North Center

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,

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Teen missing from North Center is found safe

Police canceled a missing person alert Monday.

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Burglar hits condo garages on one North Center block: police

Eight burglaries have been reported throughout April.

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Girl, 17, missing from North Center

Maria Byers was last seen Saturday in the 2000 block of West Warner Avenue.

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Phone thieves target Brown Line riders in Lincoln Park, Lake View, North Center

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.

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Burglary, attempted burglary reported minutes apart in North Center

Both incidents happened within ten minutes of each other Jan. 12 in the 1800 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.

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North Center burglar enters homes through unlocked doors: police

The burglaries happened Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Warner Avenue and about 7:40 p.m. in the 3900 block of North Leavitt Avenue, police said.

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5 homes burglarized in 2 days on North Side: police

The burglar has been getting into the homes through unlocked windows, often by pushing in an air conditioning unit, police said.

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Latest piece of continuous river path coming into focus

As it takes shape, a pedestrian bridge over the Chicago River is grabbing attention on the North Side.

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After 51 years, St. Benedict crossing guard retires: ‘This is a family for me’

‘I’m happy here and when you are happy, that is all that matters,’ said Roxie Calhoun, who takes one bus and two trains each way to get to work from her South Side home.

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Man seen touching himself near school: police

Police described the suspect as a man in his late 30s or early 40s. He had a slim build and wore black pants and a black hoodie.

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ENDORSEMENT: Michael Negron for 47th Ward alderman

Michael Negron would bring valuable experience to City Council. He was Mayor Emanuel’s policy director and worked in the Obama administration.

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ENDORSEMENT: Deborah L. Mell for 33rd Ward alderman

Mell has become a more progressive-leaning voice in the City Council and given more attention to the issue of affordable housing.

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Bell Elementary recess monitor charged with sexual abuse of 12-year-old girl

Quinten Hawthorne, 22, was ordered held on $50,000 bond Friday, approximately a month after school officials learned of the allegations.

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Man in pink scarf wanted for holding up bank on Irving Park Road

A man in his 20s or 30s held a handgun during the robbery and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Bomb threats reported in Chicago area likely part of nationwide scam: police

Anthony Guglielmi, a Chicago police spokesman, said the threats appear to be "part of a similar pattern being made nationwide."

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North Center, Lake View residents wake up to stolen vehicle rims, tires: police

The vehicles were parked on resident streets when thieves stripped them during overnight hours, police said.

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String of armed robberies, carjackings reported across North Side

Police are warning residents about a series of armed robberies and carjackings in Lake View, Sheridan Park, Buena Park, North Center and Ravenswood.

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Nurses assigned to CPS students still sidelined, awaiting background results

Over the summer, the backgrounds of 43,332 CPS employees were reexamined; of those, 255, including 47 teachers, still aren't allowed back in schools.

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Armed carjacking duo rear ends, steals 4 vehicles on North Side

Two carjackers drive their vehicle into the rear bumper of another vehicle. When the driver gets out to check the damage, they show a handgun.

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Cops: String of vehicle thefts reported on North Side

The suspect or suspects seem to be targeting gray or white Honda vehicles, police said.

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Police: Man tried to lure 13-year-old boy into car in North Center

The boy was walking north at 10:18 p.m. in the 4200 bock of North Western when the man motioned for him to get into a four-door sedan, police said.

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Burglar strikes 4 homes this week on North Side

The burglar targeted four homes in Friday in the Ravenswood, Ravenswood Gardens and North Center neighborhoods.

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Ravenswood neighborhood guide

Where to eat, shop and other things to do in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood.

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Armed robber targeting people walking alone on North Side: police

In eight robberies this month incident, the robber has targeted people walking alone on the sidewalk.

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Burglars hit five apartments in Lake View and North Center: police

Three of the burglaries occurred between about noon and about 2:30 p.m. on April 14 in the 3800 block of West Cornelia Avenue.

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Man accidentally fires weapon, shoots self in ankle

The 39-year-old man was handling a handgun when he accidentally pulled the trigger at 12:34 a.m. in the 3600 block of North Claremont.