Month: March 2022

Former Blackhawks Congratulate Jonathan Toews on 1,000 Career Games

Former Blackhawks congratulate Toews on milestone originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews hit the ice Thursday at BB&T Center in Florida to play in his 1,000th career NHL game. Toews was selected by the Blackhawks third overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and began his 14-year career with the …

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Robber Pistol-Whipped, Choked People Inside Little Village Bank During Robbery: FBI

A man robbed a bank in Little Village at gunpoint Tuesday, pistol-whipping a person and choking another, according to the FBI. The man entered the Fifth Third Bank branch at 2504 W. Cermak Road shortly before 5 p.m. and showed a handgun, the FBI said. He wore a black hoodie, a black mask, red-orange pant, …

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Family to File Suit Against Boston Bar Where Former Marine Was Stabbed to Death

The family of a former Marine announced their plans to file a civil lawsuit against a Boston bar after he was allegedly stabbed to death by a bouncer during a confrontation earlier this month. Daniel Martinez, 23, was stabbed to death outside of the Sons of Boston bar on March 19, law enforcement officials say. …

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Beloved Small Bakery in Pilsen Fights to Stay Open

Jordyn Gaines started baking in high school, and she quickly found success, eventually making cakes for celebrities including Dwyane Wade, Steve Harvey and New Edition. “Being able to create edible art was a God-given gift,” said Gaines. “I’m self-taught.” She opened Jordy’s Cake shop in the 2100 block of South Canalport in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood …

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Willie Wilson, Who Gave Away $1.2 Million in Gas, Calls Lightfoot’s Gas Card Program ‘Political Stunt’

Chicago businessman and philanthropist Dr. Willie Wilson, who recently gave away $1.2 million in gas to area residents, has dismissed a new plan unveiled by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to provide $12.5 million in prepaid gas and transit cards as a “political stunt.” Wilson, who will announce in April whether or not he will challenge Lightfoot …

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Vote-by-Mail Applications Now Open Through Illinois State Board of Elections

Voters interested in voting by mail in the upcoming Illinois primary elections can now submit their applications to do so, the Board of Elections announced this week. According to the ISBE website, vote-by-mail applications officially opened on Wednesday, three months from the primary elections on June 28. According to officials, all requests to vote-by-mail in …

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Navy Pier Launches New Makers Market For Family-Friendly Events

Navy Pier will host an array of daily family activities for over two weeks to ring in spring break starting in April. The free event is open to all and will run from April 1-17, officials said. Throughout the celebrations, families can sit in on baking demonstrations, interactive science experiments, jewelry-making classes and more. “With so …

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72-Year-Old Woman Injured in Lake View East Shooting, Chicago Police Say

A 72-year-old woman was injured Thursday afternoon when she was shot in Chicago’s Lake View East neighborhood, police say. According to authorities, the woman was walking on a sidewalk in the 3100 block of North Broadway at approximately 1:36 p.m. when she heard gunshots. The woman was struck in the upper left thigh by gunfire, …

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