Portage Park

The nonprofit Landmarks Illinois released a list of 10 most endangered sites Tuesday, including the Portage Theater, the Sears Administration Building, and the Libby, McNeill and Libby canning factory.
One woman suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. In each incident, the four or five men armed with rifles, handguns and knives, approached victims on the street in Logan Square, Portage Park, Avondale, Hermosa threatened or struck them before taking their belongings, police said.
The 19-year-old motorcyclist was dead on the scene after running a red light and crashing into a car, police said.
Thirteen of the robberies occurred between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday across the Avondale, Austin, Logan Square and Portage Park neighborhoods, though another occurred Thursday in the 2600 block of West Fletcher Avenue about 7:41 p.m.
Lourdes “Lulú” Álvarez jura que su pozole levanta el ánimo. El restaurante cuenta con fieles seguidores, que vienen desde lugares tan lejos como Nueva Jersey.
Lourdes ‘Lulu’ Alvarez swears by the mood-boosting effects of her pozole. The restaurant has a devoted following, with regulars coming from as far away as New Jersey.
A 14-year-old was walking Tuesday afternoon near Long and Pensacola avenues when a man carrying a camera pursued her. She ran to a nearby school.
The Portage Park school closed this year and is expected to house up to 350 people starting as early as mid-January.
‘What a horrible way to start a school year,’ said math teacher Susan Casey, who taught the girl last year. Serabi, who prosecutors say was deliberately shot, was remembered as a funny and outgoing child.
Residents say they’ve become more worried about their children’s safety since Saturday night’s shooting of Serabi Medina. A neighbor has been charged in what prosecutors say was her deliberate slaying.
El padre de Serabi Medina le gritó que entrara a su edificio en Portage Park mientras el pistolero cruzaba la calle, según los fiscales.
Serabi Medina’s father shouted for her to go into their apartment building in Portage Park as the gunman crossed the street, according to prosecutors.
Michael Goodman, 43, had confronted 9-year-old Serabi Medina’s father before walking up and shooting her in her head Saturday night, neighbors said. Goodman was wounded in a struggle with the father.
The city moved migrants from police stations to the campus ahead of schedule over the weekend. On Tuesday, they enjoyed the sunshine and treats outdoors. But the local alderperson is concerned about the endgame.
Alicja Pierzchala said Monday that her dog, Peppa, was home safe. Last week, a person put a gun to her head and fled with the dog. Pierzchala suffered injuries in the attack.
The two struggled, causing the woman to fall to the ground, and the man ran away with the dog, police said.
He was found in a car around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 3700 block of North Kenton Avenue.
Starting this month, recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will see a decrease in their benefits after a coronavirus pandemic-era funding boost ended.
James Gardiner faced several scandals in his first term on the City Council; Jessica Gutierrez is poised for a runoff to replace Ariel Reboyras after falling 300 votes short in 2019.