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Firefighters Battle Extra-Alarm Blaze In Portage ParkThe two-alarm fire broke out in the three-story building at 3234 N. Central Ave. at 7:09 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs. The building contains four businesses on the first floor and 12 apartments on the upper floors.
Police: Man Dead After Shooting Along Safe Passage Route In AustinThe man was shot multiple times in the chest just after 8:20 a.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue, according to Chicago Police.
Man Wounded In West Side ShootingAt 12:50 p.m., the 33-year-old was shot in the right leg by someone he was fighting with in the 100 block of South Central Avenue, according to Chicago Police.
Man Shot And Killed In AustinAbout 8:20 p.m., he was walking with a friend in the 1600 block of North Central Avenue when he heard a shot and realized he’d been struck in the abdomen, police said.
Man Critically Wounded In Austin ShootingThe man, 21, was shot in the back in the back about 12:20 a.m. in the 100 block of North Central Avenue, police said.
Man Shot Along Eisenhower Expressway A man was shot Friday morning while in traffic in the inbound lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway.
Central Beach Closed Due To Erosion Along Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreChief Ranger Mike Bremer said the beach at Central Avenue, on the east side of Beverly Shores, has been closed indefinitely, because high waves last week washed away the sand, leaving an eight-foot drop-off, which has at its base some jagged pieces of an old road that used to run along the beach.
ATMs Stolen From Five West Side BusinessesFive commercial burglaries have been reported in which multiple suspects have forcibly entered a business through the front door and removed an ATM, according to Chicago Police. In two instances, they also pulled the electric meter from the rear of the store to disable surveillance and alarm systems.
Man Found Dead In Porta-Potty On Northwest SideAn autopsy Thursday found he died of coronary artery atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, and hypothermia was listed as a contributing factor.
Man Injured Jumping From Burning Building; 4 Others Hurt In FireOne man didn’t wait for help from firefighters, and jumped from an upper floor. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition.
Man Charged With Murder For West Side Hit-And-RunA man has been charged with intentionally striking and killing another man with an SUV early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
IDOT Reminds Drivers To Slow Down In Construction ZonesIt might not be prime road construction weather yet, but spring and summer are primed to be full of roadwork projects throughout the Chicago area.

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