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Man Found Dead In Alley Might Be Victim Of Hit-And-Run

The person — thought to be in his 50s — was discovered near the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue at 11:55 p.m.

03/31/2014

State Fair fried Twinkie (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

New Restaurant Serves Chicagoans Fried Twinkies, What More Do You Need?

State Fair popped up on the edge of Logan Square and Avondale a few months ago. Opened by Robert Rosado (who also owns Azucar, a great tapas restaurant off the Logan Square Blue Line), the idea seems to be to serve something not widely found in Chicago — fair food — but with a little more quality than you’d expect. Also, there’s fried Twinkies.

12/04/2013

A crane lifts off part of the storm-damaged steeple from Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Avondale neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Storm-Damaged Steeple Removed From Avondale Church

The 12-foot-tall stone cross at the steeple’s pinnacle was the first portion to come down from atop the 121-year-old Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church.

11/20/2013

Streets and sidewalks near the Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Avondale have been closed until crews can remove the church's wind-damaged steeple. (Credit: CBS)

Damaged Steeple At Century-Old Avondale Church To Be Removed

A neighborhood landmark is coming down; the wind-damaged steeple atop the century old Concordia Evangelical Lutheran Church in Avondale has become loose, and must be removed.

11/19/2013

A historic steeple in Avondale was cause for concern because of high winds. (CBS)

Loose Steeple On Avondale Church Closes Streets

A loose steeple on an Avondale neighborhood church in danger of falling has caused several streets to close on the North Side.

11/18/2013

Gustavo Briceno and his wife (Family photo)

Sewer Worker’s Wife Learns About His Drowning On Facebook

A sewer worker’s greatest fear became reality Wednesday night, when he drowned after he was swept away by rushing storm waters, and his widow had to find out about her husband’s tragic death on Facebook.

09/18/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.

08/10/2013

mergency crews respond to a fatal hit-and-run crash in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood. photo/NVP News Video

Police: Pedestrian Killed In Avondale Hit-And-Run

A pedestrian was killed early Sunday in a hit-and-run crash in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood, police said.

07/14/2013

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Police Seek Help Identifying Female Homicide Victim

Police are asking for help to identify the body of woman or teen girl found strangled and badly burned in a Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Dumpster Sunday night.

05/21/2013

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Autopsy: Person Found Burned In Dumpster Was Strangled

An autopsy Monday determined a person whose charred body was found in a dumpster Sunday night in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood was strangled.

05/20/2013

A car struck a pole early Friday in the Avondale neighborhood, critically injuring four people. (Photo provided by Sam Charles-Sun-Times Media Wire)

Four Critically Hurt In Avondale Crash

A four-door 1995 Honda Accord was traveling at a high rate of speed when it struck a streetlight pole and wrapped around the pole.

05/17/2013

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1 Dead, 9 Wounded In Overnight Violence

One man was killed and nine were wounded in shootings across the city that began Wednesday afternoon and continued until just past midnight Thursday.

05/09/2013

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Report: Olive Garden To Open Restaurant In Avondale

The city could soon get its first Olive Garden restaurant.

03/29/2013

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One Injured In Fire In Avondale

The fire started shortly before 9 a.m. at a 1 1/2-story house at 3005 N. Washtenaw Av.

03/19/2013

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Red Cross Helping Familes Displaced By Avondale Fire

Fire engines, trucks and ambulances jammed the blocks surrounding a burning apartment building in the Avondale neighborhood today.

03/17/2013

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Man Suffers Graze Wound In NW Side Carjacking Attempt

A 50-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the back when two men who tried to rob him in his car in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood Sunday morning opened fire on him as he tried to get away from them.

01/06/2013

Fire consumed a Northwest Side warehouse early Sunday. (CBS)

Five-Alarm Fire Guts Large Warehouse In Avondale

An extra-alarm fire completely engulfed a warehouse in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side early Sunday.

09/30/2012

Fred puts on an impromptu puppet show (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Conversations: The Intense(ly Fun) Karaoke Jock

Fred–the karaoke jock at Alice’s–has a reputation for being intense. This shouldn’t turn you off from karaoke at Alice’s. In fact, it should do the opposite. In the words of The Wire superstar Omar, “A man’s got to have a code.”

09/27/2012

The Miller cousins are charged with residential burglary. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Grandmother’s ‘Safety First’ Actions Help Cops Bust Alleged Serial Burglars

A Chicago grandmother has broken up a burglary ring that police said hit hundreds of victims, many of them elderly.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

Jose Rios, 30, is accused of firing shots at Chicago Police officers in the Avondale neighborhood after the officers spotted him with a gun on Sept. 6, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Shooting At Cops On NW Side

Charges were filed against a man who allegedly fired at Chicago Police officers Thursday night in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

09/09/2012

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