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Portage Theater expected to close in mid-February; no new operator has been announced

by BRIAN NADIG The Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., is expected to close in mid-February and no new plans have been announced at this time for the 97-year-old entertainment venue. “We’re

Local Crime from 17th District 12-2-17

A WOMAN WAS shot at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, in the 4700 block of West Warwick Avenue, according to 17th (Albany Park) District police. Officers responded to a call of

Local Crime from 16th District 12-6-17

TWO TEENAGE girls reported that two men attempted to lure them into their vehicle at about 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, in the 7100 block of North Harlem Avenue, according to 16th

Gutierrez retirement is a case of ‘bait-and-switch’

by RUSS STEWART It’s called a "bait-and-switch." In consumer sales, it means baiting the buyer to show interest in one cheap product, and then persuading him or her to switch and buy

Number of police officers in 16th District to increase

by BRIAN NADIG The Chicago Police Department has agreed to take measures to increase the number of police officers in the 16th (Jefferson Park) Police District from about 210 to 230, which

Parking ban in effect

City winter parking restrictions went into effect on Dec. 1, with parking banned overnight on 107 miles of arterial streets regardless of whether snow has fallen. On the North Side, parking is