Elmwood Park area top news of the week: Five stories you may have missed

You may have missed your local news this week or maybe you just need a refresher. We’ve rounded up the top five Elmwood Park Elm Leaves headlines of the week:

1. Man with gang affiliations shot in Mont Clare on Northwest Side 

Police confront and frisk a group hanging out in the alley of 2900 block of Newcastle Avenue. A shooting took place in the area Wednesday evening. Residents say the group is a nuisance to the community due to alleged smoking, drinking and loud talking into the early morning. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

Police confront and frisk a group hanging out in the alley of 2900 block of Newcastle Avenue. A shooting took place in the area Wednesday evening. Residents say the group is a nuisance to the community due to alleged smoking, drinking and loud talking into the early morning. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

2. New Italian restaurant planned for Thatcher and Grand

The outside of Mia Passione restaurant located at 8347 Grand Ave., River Grove. The restaurant is scheduled to open in October. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

The outside of Mia Passione restaurant located at 8347 Grand Ave., River Grove. The restaurant is scheduled to open in October. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

3. Elmwood Park man sentenced for selling pot near John Mills School

Sun-Times Media File

Sun-Times Media File

4. Letter to the editor: Displaying other country’s flags a violation 

American flag | Stock photo

American flag | Stock photo

5. North Avenue Starbucks closing for renovations

The Galewood Starbucks at 7112A W. North Ave. in Chicago is set to close for renovations in mid-August. Starbucks officials would not say how long it would be closed for.  |  David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

The Galewood Starbucks at 7112A W. North Ave. in Chicago is set to close for renovations in mid-August. Starbucks officials would not say how long it would be closed for. | David Pollard/Sun-Times Media

 

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