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Andersonville

Burglary alerts issued for Uptown, Andersonville

Police are warning residents of Andersonville and Uptown about four recent burglaries that have been reported on Magnolia Avenue. Investigators typically issue an alert when they believe a person or group is responsible for a series of crimes. The first alert involves two burglaries on the 5500 block of North Magnolia on Aug. 8. Police

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Andersonville

Catalytic converter thieves sweep through North Side, cops say

A band of catalytic converter thieves has struck at least eight times in the past week on side streets near Ashland Avenue in the Uptown, Edgewater, and Andersonville neighborhoods, police say. Thieves love stealing catalytic converters from the undersides of cars because the parts contain expensive metals, including platinum and palladium that can demand payments

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Andersonville

Court Report: 15-time felon gets 3 years for attacking 66-year-old woman in Uptown (Plus other recent case resolutions)

Derrick Burke is heading to prison for his 15th felony sentence. | CPD; Google Fourteen-time convicted felon Derrick Burke is now a fifteen-time convicted felon after he pleaded guilty to battering a 66-year-old woman on an Uptown’s playground last summer. Burke pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery in a public place in exchange for the

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Andersonville

Serial bank robber strikes in Andersonville, FBI says

Surveillance image of the robber in Andersonville | FBI A serial bank robber struck who has held up banks from Gage Park to the Loop struck for the fifth time Monday evening in Andersonville, according to Chicago police and the FBI. The man robbed a TCF Bank branch inside the Jewel-Osco at 5516 North Clark

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Andersonville

Uptown: “Hoarder” found dead in van

The van was parked at 4530 North Marine Drive, police said. | Google Chicago police have launched a death investigation after a severely decomposed body was found in a vehicle in the Uptown neighborhood. Police were called to the 4500 block of North Marine Drive shortly after 1:30 Wednesday afternoon by a man who reported