Apr 20

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4 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Luis A. Perez was found with a gunshot wound to the head about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Perez, of the 2700 block of West 24th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

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About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.

About 10:50 p.m., 36-year-old Courtney Jackson and another man were in a car in the 1100 block of North Springfield, when someone walked up and fired shots in their direction, police said. The shooter then ran away.

Jackson, of the 1400 block of North Lotus, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 1:21 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Two men and a woman were sitting in a parked silver car in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis at 12:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

According to a security alert sent to University of Chicago students, the three victims are not affiliated with the school but ran into a campus parking garage at 55th and Ellis after the shooting. University police also responded to the shooting.

Two 16-year-old boys were shot about 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of North Trumbull, police said. The teens were inside a vehicle when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone fired shots, striking both teens.

A few minutes earlier, three men were shot about one mile west in the 900 block of North Karlov, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., Grand Crossing District officers on patrol near 71st Street and Paxton Avenue heard shots fired and saw a van speeding away from the area, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

The officers chased the man — identified as Jeffery Kemp — to 74th Street and Merrill Avenue and ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead he turned around and pointed it at the officers, authorities said. An officer then fired two shots, striking the man.

Kemp, of the 7400 block of South Jeffery, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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  • VPGirl Logan Square

    Allan, have you ever heard the term 'looking through rose-colored glasses'? That is precisely what you are doing. I am sure in your mind, the bad things that gangs did was for some small 'transgression', but other folks telling what they actually SEE are an exaggeration to you...now does that mean that they are not paranoid? Nope, but neither does you saying they are a 'neighborhood asset'. Don't romanticize gangs...it negates any valid point you might make.

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The weekly art gallery crawl: April 24-26

Slow - 2153 W. 21st St. Loo Presents: We; Snuff. Reception 6-9pm.

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Aspect/Ratio - 119 N. Peoria St. I Will Be Your Guide for This Session, work by Einat Amir. Reception 5-8pm.

Chicago Art Department - 1932 S. Halsted St. Confessions. Reception 7-11pm.

Comfort Station - 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. When Are We?, work by Heinz Flores. Reception 8:30-10:30pm.

Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan St. VersionFest 15 / 100 Watts. Reception 10pm-2am.

Logan Center for the Arts - 915 E. 60th St. Go Away, Ghost Ship!, work by Alex Calhoun, Sara Rouse, Zachary Harvey, and Autumn Elizabeth Clark. Reception 6-8pm.

Morpho Gallery - 5216 N. Damen Ave. 10th Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Reception 5:30-8:30pm.

Roots & Culture - 1034 N. Milwaukee Ave. Magalie Guerin and Ross Normandin. Reception 6-9pm.

Sullivan Galleries - 33 S. State St. MFA Show. Reception 7-9pm.

THE MISSION - 1431 W. Chicago Ave. Mental Lanscape, work by Mariana Sissia; Kal Pani, work by Maya Mackrandilal. Reception 6-8pm.

Valerie Carberry Gallery - 875 N. Michigan Ave. #2510. Inland Antic, work by Josh Dihle. Reception 6-8pm.

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery - 325 W. Huron St. Interval & Ratio, work by John Fraser; Beyond the Soviet Union, work by Vadim Katznelson. Reception 5-8pm.

Andrew Rafacz Gallery - 835 W. Washington Ave. Nebula Winners, work by Erik Frydenborg. Reception 4-6pm.

DfbrL8r - 1463 W. Chicago Ave. Double Dialogues, work by Manuel Vason and collaborators. Reception 8-11pm.

House - 4929 S. Campbell St.Nineteen, work by Victoria Fried, Alec Rudek, Georgia Notin, Matthew Ryan, Tyler Lumm, Loren Ibach, Luis Mejico, Patt Knerr, MR NICE GUY and Jen Page. Reception 6-10pm.

The Hills Esthetic Center - 128 N. Campbell St. The Mayor, work by Marcel Alcala. Reception 6pm.

ADDS DONNA - 4223 W. Lake St. A.R. is not invited, work by Magda Tothova. Reception 1-4pm.

Julius CĂŚsar - 3311 W. Carroll Ave. Lactic Incorporated: Substrate Systems. Reception 1-4pm.

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    Wow! Way out west in my neck of the woods. I'll definitely be there to support and hopefully make a purchase.

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Man Swipes Phone at Courthouse, Offers to Sell It Back, Prosecutors Say

Martin swiped the phone Wednesday afternoon from one of the 210 lockers near the courthouse entrance at 2650 S. California Ave., prosecutors said.

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Michael Martin, 35, told the victim — who called her own number using a borrowed phone — that she could meet him near Hoyne Avenue and Warren Boulevard, prosecutors said. He'd be the guy in the red hoodie.

According to a police report, officers met the victim at nearby Walgreens, 2340 W. Madison St., before heading to Hoyne and Warren. When the officers approached, the report said, Martin told them "I'm just trying to give her her phone back."

According to a police report, officers met the victim at nearby Walgreens, 2340 W. Madison St., before heading to Hoyne and Warren. When the officers approached, the report said, Martin told them "I'm just trying to give her her phone back."

Martin, of the 5700 block of South Wood Street, was charged with theft. Police said no mugshot was available.


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