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Carl Bogaard, fitness buff, has died at 103. He was still doing pushups at 102. (VIDEO)

DJ Jonathon Brandmeier, who thought he could beat him at pushups, calls him ‘the most kind, most energetic man ... And, yeah, OK, he beat me in a pushup contest at 96 years old.’

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Relax, Cook County is not spying on your dog as it poops

Signs warning of a supposed program studying dog waste using drones and DNA were seen on the North Side.

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Man shot by police after pulling knife on officers in West Rogers Park

One officer fired a shot and grazed the man in the thigh, police said. A second officer tased the man, and he was taken into custody.

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1 killed, 3 wounded after shots fired after argument in West Rogers Park

About 5:30 a.m., the group was in the 6100 block of North McCormick Boulevard, when they got into an argument with a man who pulled out a gun and began firing shots.

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Jesus ‘Chuy’ Negrete, Chicago folklorist, writer, singer of Chicano movement, dead at 72

‘He told our stories,’ actor Edward James Olmos says of the Chicago writer of corridos some called the ‘Chicano Woody Guthrie.’

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Man charged in deadly Rogers Park shooting

Desmen Williams, 29, was charged with first-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon for the shooting that claimed the life of Jemel Murphy.

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Teens charged after woman carjacked at gunpoint at Rogers Park home

The woman had just parked her 2021 Toyota RAV4 in her garage in the 7700 block of North Marshfield Avenue when six people approached and one of them pulled out a gun.

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Man shot multiple times near park in Rogers Park

The man told officers he was near Pottawattomie Park, in the 7300 block of North Rogers Avenue about 7:20 p.m., when he was shot multiple times.

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Felipe Vallarta, cherished Rogers Park elotero, dies from COVID-19

Vallarta taught his granddaughter Jany Andrade how to ride a bike and drive a car. He bought her her first iPod and phone and reminded her to eat her vegetables. "He taught me how to love," she said.

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Marisol Nichols would’ve killed for horror roles before starring in ‘Saw’ sequel ‘Spiral’

The Chicago-born actor’s first scary movie is the ninth installment of the series. And she spends some ‘terrifying’ time in one of the franchise’s trademark death traps.

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Man charged in fatal Rogers Park stabbing of 75-year-old

Cash Johnson was ordered held without bail for Nanda Bhattarai’s murder.

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Robber pistol-whips convenience store employee in West Rogers Park

The robbery happened early Wednesday on Western Avenue.

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Loyola students celebrate win over top-seeded Illinois by storming street: ‘We kind of can take claim of Illinois now’

Illinois is the first No. 1 seed ousted from the tournament.

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2 men wanted for robbery, carjacking in Rogers Park

The men stole items from a reail store March 1 in the 1700 block of West Howard Avenue.

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Drop dead gorgeous: Rogers Park resident displays home-grown corpse flower in full bloom

Dale Wheeler’s near-7-foot-tall flower with a foul smell drew the attention of Rogers Park residents after photos of the plant went viral in a community Facebook group.

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That snow on the ground isn’t going anywhere anytime soon

Chicago Public Schools announced that Tuesday’s in-person classes were canceled due to travel concerns stemming from "the significant snowfall on the ground and anticipated inclement weather."

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Coronavirus eviction nightmare at Rogers Park condo: Squatter scared neighbors, wouldn’t leave

A strange man showed up at their building as the guest of a tenant who soon moved out. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit. And the man wouldn’t leave.

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Tide opens first-of-its-kind ‘smart’ laundromat in Rogers Park

Every load of laundry at Tide Laundromat comes with detergent, softener and dryer sheets.

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Teen charged with murder at Morse Red Line station

Dylan Young, 17, is accused of gunning down Joel Jenkins inside the Morse CTA Red Line station.

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Rogers Park mural addresses racial unrest of the past year

Artists CJ Williams and Kristianna Jacques painted "Color Through Chaos" on the side of a restaurant in response to weeks of protests in Chicago over the summer.

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Home invaders tie up hands, feet of residents in West Rogers Park

Two men with handguns entered their home and confronted the residents on Howard Street.

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Beer, cake, tears: Chicago celebrates inaugurations of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

"It gave me chills, a beautiful thing, truly beautiful," said one woman as she watched the nation’s first female vice president take office.

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Rogers Park community rallies to save local YMCA

Past and present members of the High Ridge YMCA — set to close Jan. 22 — rallied Sunday as they pushed to keep it open.

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Armed robberies reported in Rogers Park

The two robberies were reported within 10 minutes of each other on the North Side.

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Pair sought in string of carjackings, thefts in Rogers Park, Lake View, Old Town: police

The men allegedly stole a vehicle and used it to commit other carjackings and purse thefts in several North Side neighborhoods and South Loop.

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Vandal smashes a dozen car windows near West Rogers Park cemetery

A similar crime was reported in the same block three weeks earlier.

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Teen boys, 13 and 15, charged with carjacking woman at gunpoint in Rogers Park

The boys allegedly threatened the woman with a gun and took her vehicle after she parked in the 1200 block of West Farwell Avenue, police say.

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Teen boy wounded in Rogers Park shooting

The boy was outside about 1 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace when someone in a vehicle drove up and fired shots, Chicago police said.

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Voting on first day worth the wait: ‘I feel like my life depends on it’

In West Rogers Park, Nila Hofman arrived around 8 a.m. to vote but didn’t cast her ballot until nearly 10:30 a.m. after complications with the site’s voting machines. In Bronzeville, Stephanie McRoberts arrived at her polling place at 8 a.m. yet didn’t finish voting until 1:15 p.m.

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Alleged gunmen face murder charges after woman paralyzed in 2015 Rogers Park shooting dies

A bullet recovered from the Carla Martinez’s body matched a gun found in the possession of one of the alleged shooters, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Man rescued from West Rogers Park fire

Responding crews brought one man out of the home, fire officials said. He was taken to Swedish Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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As unsolved Rogers Park killings reach second anniversary, community leaders call for justice

"The families in our community as a whole need closure," said Bill Morton, president of the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce.