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Brighton Park

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  • West Englewood sees 5 homicides in 9 days

    West Englewood has logged five homicides so far this month including a double homicide last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. An 18-year-old man was found shot to death Monday in the 5900 block of South Winchester Avenue,...
  • Police car apparently stolen, abandoned during burglary call

    Police car apparently stolen, abandoned during burglary call
    A police squad car was reported missing this morning during a burglary call and turned up shortly afterward blocks away, police said. About 4:15 a.m., police officers reported the squad car missing after a premises check in the 3500 block of South...
  • Police: 2 dead in Southwest Side wreck

    Police: 2 dead in Southwest Side wreck
    A man and a woman died early Sunday morning when the sport-utility vehicle they were traveling in hit a utility pole on the Southwest Side, authorities said. The victims, who both appeared to be in their 20s, were dead on the scene in the 3700 block...
  • Extra-alarm fire tears through Brighton Park warehouse

    Extra-alarm fire tears through Brighton Park warehouse
    Firefighters continued to douse hot spots this morning after an extra-alarm fire tore through a warehouse filled with stacks of wooden pallets in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. No injuries were reported and firefighters were able to keep the 4-11...
  • Teen dies after being beaten on New Year's Day

    Teen dies after being beaten on New Year's Day
    A 17-year-old boy was pronounced dead today, after he was dragged out of a car on New Year's Day by two suspected gang members who beat him with a bottle and stole his vehicle in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. The attack happened on Jan....
  • Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool

    Family, friends puzzling out teen's death at McKinley Park pool
    The day after 14-year-old Christopher Bowen died at a Chicago Park District pool, friends and family on Saturday were trying to piece together what went wrong when the boy dove into the deep end of the pool. "We just want to know what happened and why,"...
  • Boy seriously hurt, 6 others injured in SW Side crash

    Boy seriously hurt, 6 others injured in SW Side crash
    Seven people were injured, including a young boy who was seriously hurt, in a three-vehicle traffic crash in the Brighton Park neighborhood this morning, authorities said. The crash about 11:20 a.m. happened near 43rd Street and Western Avenue,...
  • Women comprise 12 percent of homicide victims in 2013

    Two women were killed in separate homicides Monday, bringing the total number of female homicide victims this year to 19, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 70-year-old woman was stabbed to death in the 1100 block of East 81st...
  • Cops find $500K in stolen goods at Southwest Side warehouse

    Cops find $500K in stolen goods at Southwest Side warehouse
    A half-million dollars worth of chocolate, liquor, auto parts and concrete garden fountains don’t just fall off a truck. But this morning about 9:45 a.m., Chicago police and other investigators served a warrant at a Brighton Park neighborhood...
  • Three hurt in West, Southwest Side shootings

    Three hurt in West, Southwest Side shootings
    Three people were hurt in overnight shootings in the West and Southwest Sides, including an apparent drive-by that injured a 17-year-old girl walking down the sidewalk, authorities said. About 10:45 p.m., the 17-year-old girl was walking in the 6200...
  • Police warn of Brighton Park, Heart of Chicago robberies

    Police warn of Brighton Park, Heart of Chicago robberies
    Chicago police are warning Brighton Park and Heart of Chicago residents after five robberies in the two South Side neighborhoods. In a pair of robberies in the 4300 and 4400 South blocks of Western Avenue in Brighton Park, four people in a dark SUV...