August 20, 2013 |
The moment Jana Kinsman felt a hand on her back, she started screaming. The 27-year-old Logan Square cyclist was riding up Kimball Avenue just after midnight Tuesday, she said, when a maroon or purple colored SUV pulled up beside her, and a hand shot out toward her from inside it. In just seconds, she was being pulled up the street by the handle of her messenger bag, and crashed into a parked car. "I just remember when they grabbed me,...
July 3, 2013 |
The CTA will close the Kimball Brown Line stop for repairs for nine days starting next week, the CTA announced Wednesday. From July 13 to July 22, the Kimball station in Albany Park will be be closed so the CTA can replace about 700 feet of deteriorated ties, rail, ballast and track components and the power and signaling systems. Brown Line trains will start and end service from the Kedzie Brown Line stop, which is about a half-mile southeast of Kimball. The Kimball station sees about 4,200 weekday riders.
June 24, 2013 |
The man made an early morning trek to North Avenue Beach to photograph Sunday night's super moon as it set. But just minutes before sunrise, state prosecutors said, he was assaulted by a group of men with a beer bottle. State prosecutors said the alleged robbers surrounded the photographer, Ting Shen, 24, who tried to defend himself by swinging the tripod at his assailants. But Ting could not keep them from fleeing with two cameras, the tripod, and a New York Yankees cap. Police officers arrested three men for the armed robbery...
May 23, 2013 |
EAT Burger Day Specials LeaderBar 3000 W. Irving Park Road 773-478-2337 Munch your way into National Burger Day at this Albany Park bar's 75-seat landscaped beer garden with a Leader Burger (Merkts cheddar, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, house sauce; regularly $9.95), which is yours for $1 with the purchase of a Three Floyds, Goose Island, Revolution or Half Acre craft beer ($5-$8). Noon-11 p.m. Crosstown Classic Chowdown Poag Mahone's 333 S. Wells St. 312-566-9100 As the Cubs and Sox duke it out, you...
May 2, 2013 |
When preparing to quit his job to go sailing around the world, Andy Camarda encountered some rough waters even before he hit the open sea. The 25-year-old Albany Park resident announced he is scrapping his plan to take part in the Clipper Round the World race, an 11-month voyage that features teams of boaters racing around the world. "I talked to the recruitment manager and he said there was only one spot left and it was all or nothing at that point," Camarda said. "I couldn't make the commitment because if I did make it, I...
January 23, 2013 |
Albany Park and Portage Park last week both recorded their first homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Albany Park, a 35-year-old woman died from wounds sustained from a fire Jan. 16 in the 4800 block of North Kenneth Avenue, officials said. Police determined the fire to be an arson, and the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the case to be a homicide. Albany Park logged five homicides last year, up from three homicides in 2011, according to RedEye data.