Congressman Quigley tells it like it is, Artist Kevin Sampson addresses current politics, Police news dominates news

Bucktown woman sexually assaulted in her apartment

A 43-year old woman was the victim of a sexual assault after an armed male offender broke into her apartment midday Sun., Feb. 14, in the 2100 block of W. Moffat in Bucktown, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, Chicago Police Department News Affairs.

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Congressman Mike Quigley wraps sequestration doom with hope

Predicting that sequestration will occur, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley, Illinois' 5th District, said at the WPB SSA #33 Commission meeting on Feb. 20, "Sequestration will impact you big time. It is a horrible plan, ill conceived and poorly carried out."  He went on to say that, "Once we get passed this, it will depend on how Congress acts."

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Kevin Blythe Sampson: the man and the Intuit exhibit in West Town

Kevin Blythe Sampson's An Ill Wind Blowing is a ship that is sailing in the Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art main gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., until Apr. 20. Created onsite as a three-piece sculpture, Sampson references Bob Dylan's song ”Blowin’ in the Wind” which Dylan took from a slave song entitled "No More Auction Block." Blending history with the world of today, the ship is a statement about three segments of the American population...the bourgeoisie, tea party and working class and poor.

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Police Request Help: Hit and run on Milwaukee Avenue

UPDATE: Note a reader's comment below with a link to a video showing the incident. Friends of Valenta have set-up a fund for his medical expenses.

Seriously injured, bicyclist Dustin Valenta was hit at 1443 N. Milwaukee on Feb. 8 at 11:40 a.m. in Wicker Park. The Chicago Police Department's Major Accident Investigation Unit is requesting help.

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Crime Alert: Garage burglaries in 12th District

Burglaries and related incidents have occurred when unknown offender(s) gain entry to garages. Items are removed from vehicles parked in the garages and in some instances Vehicles are damaged.

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Suspected armed robber charged in crime spree that ended on Milwaukee Avenue

UPDATE:
He is being held without opportunity to bond out of jail. Next court date is Mar. 12.

Charged with multiple felonies, Jesus Rosas is the person linked to the string of robberies targeting late night convenience stores and restaurants Downtown and on the North Side. He was arrested on Milwaukee Ave. in the early morning of Wed., Feb. 20, after he attempted to elude police.

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Crime Alert: Craig's List buyers and sellers be careful

The Chicago Police Department is giving notice that those who sell or purchase merchandise on Craig's List may be targeted.

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Gun shot and crashes were part of arresting a suspected armed robber in Wicker Park

An armed robbery suspect crashed his SUV into a squad car then charged toward an officer who, in fear of his life, fired at the offender in the 1600 block of N. Milwaukee Ave., in Wicker Park after midnight, Tuesday. The offender then struck a parked vehicle and was taken into custody. He was transported to Stroger Hospital by Fire Department Ambulance and has been released into police custody.

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