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CPD: Carjacker locked woman in trunk in Wrigleyville before crash

(CHICAGO) A man forced a woman into the trunk of her car behind a Wrigleyville apartment building and then went on a 23-mile joyride spanning the city on Thursday night, ending in a Far South Side crash, police said.

The carjacker had a gun when he walked up to the 24-year-old woman about 8:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of North Fremont and directed her to the trunk of a Mazda, according to Chicago Police.

With the woman locked in the trunk, he made several stops on the South Side before slamming into a tree just before 10 p.m. in the 11500 block of South Throop, police said.

He ran off, police said. The woman was able to escape and call for help. She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with minor injuries.

Her attacker is described as a heavyset black man in his 30s, about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with a goatee, wearing khakis and a red sweatshirt.

No one was in custody as detectives investigated early Friday.

Emanuel wants to Increase Parking Fees in Wrigleyville for 2017

WLS-AM Staff Story

(CHICAGO) Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an increase in the cost of Wrigleyville street parking as part of his 2017 city budget.

The plan is to raise the cost of metered parking to four dollars an hour for a period running two hours before Cubs games to one hour after the games end, as well as for other Wrigley Field special events.

Alderman of the 42nd Ward, Brendan Reilly, told WLS Political Editor Bill Cameron it’s a good idea, saying “The idea of the special event congestion fee is to address some parking abuses that occur during Cubs games specifically where people are reloading their paid parking spaces for the entire day to the exclusion of everyone else who might want to shop in that area or for residents.”

Reilly is also praising Emanuel for the plan to start charging $14 an hour for most downtown loading zones instead of having businesses buy permits.

Firefighter hurt, 8 displaced in Wrigleyville blaze

A firefighter was hurt and eight people were displaced by a Wrigleyville fire early Friday. | Fire Media Affairs

(CHICAGO) A fire in the Wrigleyville neighborhood early Friday left a firefighter was hurt and eight people displaced from their homes.

The fire was reported in a 2 1/2 story building in the 1000 block of West Cornelia, according to Fire Media Affairs. The fire started on a rear porch and spread to the building to the south, but was struck out about 5:15 a.m.

One firefighter suffered “minor” injuries, but their hospital information wasn’t disclosed Friday morning. No other injuries were reported.

The fire came less than a week after another porch fire about a mile west left a firefighter injured and 12 buildings damaged. Thirty people were displaced by the blaze that was started by a discarded cigarette.

A fire in the Wrigleyville neighborhood early Friday left a firefighter was hurt and eight people displaced from their homes.

Chicago Police officer injured in Wrigleyville crash

(CHICAGO) A Chicago Police officer was injured in a crash in Wrigleyville late Thursday.

About 10:30 p.m., a man driving a private taxi was traveling west on Addison, trying to turn south onto Clark Street, police said.

The taxi — which had six passengers in it — collided with a Chicago Police vehicle that was traveling east on Addison, police said.

One officer was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Four of the six passengers were also taken to Masonic Medical Center, while the other two were taken to Thorek Hospital, police said. All six refused medical treatment after arriving at the hospitals.

The driver, 23, also refused medical treatment at the scene of the crash, police said. He was cited for failing to yield right of way and damage to public property.

Police warn of Wrigleyville armed robberies

(CHICAGO) Police are cautioning Wrigleyville neighborhood residents after two armed robberies were reported within a week earlier this month.

The robberies occurred about 3:10 a.m. on April 5 in the 3600 block of North Racine and about 3:20 a.m. on April 12 in the 3500 block of North Clark, according to an alert issued by Area North detectives.

In both cases, one or two men walked up to a victim and either showed or implied they had a gun, police said. They then forced the victim to make a withdrawal from an ATM.

The robbery on Racine involved two suspects. One was described as a black man, between 20 and 30 years old, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 145 pounds, police said. He had short black hair and wore a black beanie hat with a red stripe.

The other suspect was also a black man between 20 and 30 years old. The two were seen in a black car.

The lone suspect in the robbery on Clark was described as a black man, between 18 and 25 years old, standing 6-feet and weighing 160 pounds, police said. He had short black hair and wore black jeans and a black sweatshirt with white stripes or lettering.

Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

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Wrigleyville woman finds camera hidden in bathroom vent

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(CHICAGO) A North Side woman found a camera hidden in a vent in the bedroom of her Wrigleyville apartment Monday afternoon.

The woman discovered the recording device in a ceiling vent in the apartment in the 1100 block of West Eddy about 4 p.m., police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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