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Report: Olive Garden To Open Restaurant In Avondale

The city could soon get its first Olive Garden restaurant.


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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.


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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.



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.


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.


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.”


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.


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2 Dead, 6 Injured So Far In Weekend Shootings

Two people are dead, and six others have been injured, in shootings so far this weekend.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Nine Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night

At least nine people were hurt in shootings across the city late Friday into early Saturday.


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Man’s Body Pulled From Chicago River’s North Branch

A man’s body was pulled from the North Branch of the Chicago River Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

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7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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Teen Boy Shot Dead On NW Side

A teenage boy was fatally shot in the Avondale neighborhood Saturday night on the Northwest Side.


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Man Shot, Wounded In Avondale

A man was recovering Friday morning after being shot several times in the Northwest Side’s Avondale neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012

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Man Stabbed To Death In Avondale

One man was killed and another was critically injured in an Avondale stabbing Saturday afternoon on the Northwest Side, police said.


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NW Side Man Found Fatally Stabbed One Block From Home

A man was found fatally stabbed Sunday one block from his home in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side.


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Teen Killed, Mom Critically Wounded In Home Invasion

A 16-year-old boy was killed and his mother was critically injured when they were both shot in the head during a home invasion Tuesday morning in the Avondale neighborhood.


Two boys were injured in a shooting in Avondale. (CBS)

Two Boys Injured In Avondale Drive-By Shooting

Two boys were grazed by bullets Thursday night in an apparent drive-by attack in the Northwest Side Avondale neighborhood.


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Polish Community Mourns Loss Of Beloved Bakery

Chicago’s Polish community Tuesday morning is coping with the loss of a beloved bakery that brought tastes of the homeland to the Avondale neighborhood for generations.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

The Pasieka Bakery was gutted in a Monday fire. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Extra-Alarm Fire Strikes Polish Bakery In Avondale

An extra-alarm fire broke out Monday morning at a longtime Polish bakery on Milwaukee Avenue in Avondale. Locals say the demise of the business is a blow the neighborhood’s rich heritage.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011