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‘The Bear’ Cake / Wicker Park Fest / Ald. Smith To Retire / Zombies

Happy Friday Chicago. Wicker Park Fest starts today!

Hot. High: 88 Low: 71.

  • The police officer who fatally shot Anthony Alvarez in the back will keep his job. The Chicago Police Board ignored the city’s police watchdog’s recommendation to terminate officer Evan Solano. (WTTW)
  • A 14-year-old boy was shot dead in Woodlawn. Police responding to reports of shots fired found the boy on the ground. He was shot multiple times. (patch)
  • Newly released police body cam video shows the moment a police officer shot a 13-year-old boy who appeared to have his hands up. The seventh-grade boy was running away from a stolen car, authorities said. (WGN9)
  • Delectable treats featured on Hulu’s hit show “The Bear” are coming to a new restaurant in Avondale. Be on the lookout for Loaf Lounge,”a cozy all-day cafe”set to open soon on Milwaukee Avenue. (eater)
  • Just when you think losing your house to foreclosure couldn’t get bad enough, the ABC7 I-team talks to victims of “Zombie Foreclosures.” (ABC7)
  • Ald. Michelle Smith won’t seek reelection. The 43rd Ward boss called her decision to retire when her term ends next year a deeply personal one. “At this point in my life, I have deepening responsibilities towards family and friends. These personal issues mandate that I step down now.” (NBC5)

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For A Good Time, Click:

  • Rebelution: Good Vibes Summer Tour at the Aragon Ballroom (8:30 pm)
  • Wimbash at Martyrs (8pm)
  • Wicker Park Festival at Milwaukee and Damen Avenues (Noon)
  • Vic Dibitetto at City Winery (7pm)
  • Cody Jinks at Rosemont Theater (7:30 pm)

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About me: Mark Konkol, recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.” He was a producer, writer and narrator for the “Chicagoland” docuseries on CNN and a consulting producer on the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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