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Brighton Park

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  • 1 injured in chemical spill at Southwest Side factory

    1 injured in chemical spill at Southwest Side factory
    One person was injured in a small chemical spill in a Brighton Park neighborhood factory this afternoon. A hazardous materials crew was responding to the spill in the factory in the 4800 block of South St. Louis Avenue about 1 p.m., said Chicago Fire...
  • Man's body found in burning Brighton Park garage

    Man's body found in burning Brighton Park garage
    Chicago firefighters found a body of a man inside a burning garage early Thursday morning, police said. Police have opened a death investigation and detectives were called to the scene in the 2800 block of West 40th Street. The fire was reported about...
  • 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...
  • Community Close-Up: Brighton Park

    As the second fastest-growing neighborhood in the city, Brighton Park is home to a large proportion of Chicago's low-income families and children. Dramatic changes in the last decade have transformed a previously predominant Polish, Irish, Lithuanian, and...
  • Firefighter injured in one of three South, Southwest side fires

    Firefighter injured in one of three South, Southwest side fires
    One firefighter suffered minor injuries at a fire in the South Chicago neighborhood early Sunday morning, and fires destroyed two other homes in the Gage Park and Brighton Park neighborhoods. The firefighter hurt in the South Chicago neighborhood, in...
  • Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run

    Chicago man charged in fatal hit-and-run
    A Chicago man is facing multiple charges in connection with a hit-and-run Thursday night that killed a Southwest Side woman and injured another. Fernando Marin, 40, of the 4500 block of South Drake Avenue, was speeding down South Homan Avenue toward the...
  • Chicago Crime Overnight Report

    Chicago Crime Overnight Report
    A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk. • A Chicago man is facing multiple charges in connection with a Thursday night hit-and-run accident that killed a Southwest Side woman. Read more • A 30-year-old man was shot in the head...
  • West Nile Virus cases increase in U.S.

    West Nile Virus cases increase in U.S.
    West Nile cases in the United States are 40 percent up from last week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there are 1,590 confirmed cases nationally. There have been 66 deaths so far this year. More than 70 percent of the cases were...
  • Bus, car crash sends 3 to hospitals

    Bus, car crash sends 3 to hospitals
    Three people were taken to hospitals in good condition following a collision involving a CTA bus and a car this afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side. A southbound Western Avenue bus No. 49 was stopped when it was...
  • Five hurt in SW Side bus, car crash

    Five hurt in SW Side bus, car crash
    Five people have been taken to hospitals, including one who was seriously hurt, following a crash with a CTA bus and a car on the Southwest Side this morning. About a dozen more people are still being evaluated on the scene of the crash that happened...
  • Chicago surpasses 400 homicides

    Chicago surpasses 400 homicides
    Chicago on Friday surpassed 400 homicides for the year--the fastest the city has done so in nearly 10 years. On Friday morning, two men were found beaten to death in the trunk of a vehicle in the 2400 block of West 45th Street in Brighton Park, officials...
  • Monday was deadliest day of year

    Monday was deadliest day of year
    Five homicides were recorded in Chicago on Monday, making it the deadliest day of the year so far, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. At about 1:50 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5600 block of South May Street in...