3 days ago

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1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings to start the weekend in Chicago

About 11 p.m. Friday in Bronzeville’s 4500 block of South Vincennes, a dark car pulled up to a 25-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle, and someone shot him in the back. He was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About the same time, officers responding to another Bronzeville shooting found a 17-year-old boy inside a home in the 3800 block of South Langley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said.

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...neighborhood on the South Side, where 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was walking in the 6600 block of South Laflin when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago...

The latest attack happened about 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of North Laramie in the Northwest Side Cragin neighborhood, where a 22-year-old man was shot in the forearm and a 29-year-old man in the leg, police said. They showed up at Community First Medical Center in good condition.

At 1:03 a.m. in East Garfield Park on the West Side, a dark-colored car pulled up to a 36-year-old man walking in the 3800 block of West Gladys, and someone inside shot him in the groin. He took himself to Stroger and his condition was stabilized, police said.

Two men were wounded in another West Englewood attack about 3:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 72nd Street, as a 19-year-old shot in the torso was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center along with an 18-year-old in fair condition with a wound to the abdomen, police said.

At 2:51 p.m. in Marquette Park, a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 6600 block of South Francisco when he was shot in the leg, police said. He was in good condition at Christ Medical Center.

Ten minutes earlier, someone in a gray SUV opened fire on a 31-year-old man in Woodlawn’s 900 block of East 63rd Street, hitting him in the hand, police said. He was in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in Englewood, where a group of people walked up to a 17-year-old boy on the front porch of a home in the 6900 block of South Peoria and opened fire, hitting him in the groin, police said. He was stabilized at Christ Medical Center.

    1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings to start the weekend in Chicago
    A person was killed and 13 were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the first 15 hours of the weekend. The homicide happened just before 5 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, where 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was walking in the 6600 block of South Laflin when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Chris B. Homeowner in Cragin

    Did they repeal the spray paint ban? Most idiotic law in Chicago.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    No but walmarts and kmarts. in suburbs that collar chicago you can buy it there

5 days ago

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  • "Your assumption that the GI Bill doesn't cover 100% of college tuition is laughable because again it reveals that you think a community/public college would be beneath you." This is just false, and I don't appreciate you putting words in my mouth that I have never spoken. I don't think...

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    "Your assumption that the GI Bill doesn't cover 100% of college tuition is laughable because again it reveals that you think a community/public college would be beneath you." This is just false, and I don't appreciate you putting words in my mouth that I have never spoken. I don't think these paths are 'beneath' me, I can just see that they weren't the right paths for me and my career, and they aren't the best choices for many other young people across the nation.

    While the GI Bill can cover 100% of tuition for those who are granted full eligibility, that too has its limits. Sure, if you serve your three years (yes I know it isn't automatically active duty, many jobs are behind a desk, many never see action) you can go to in-state university for next to nothing, but the limits of private schools are such that anything beyond a community college level tuition may not be covered. This is why so many vets have student loan debt. If the GI bill was really a free ride, vets wouldn't be taking out educational loans.

    But enlisting shouldn't be your only financial option to obtaining a four-year degree. If you are ok with subsidizing the education of people who serve our nation through the military, you should be open to the future possibility of other (non military/DOD) ways of serving the nation and receiving subsidized education. If three years of government service can equal a tuition free in state bachelors degree, then there could be options in other government agencies.

  • If you want to go to community college or trade school, if you want to just work instead of school, or if you want to enlist, I don't see anything wrong with that, and I would never discourage someone or look down on them for making those choices. For many...

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    If you want to go to community college or trade school, if you want to just work instead of school, or if you want to enlist, I don't see anything wrong with that, and I would never discourage someone or look down on them for making those choices. For many people this is the right choice. What I have a problem with is people saying that if you can't afford to pay for school outright it means that you just didn't work hard enough and don't really deserve it. That you didn't "earn it". What a judgement to make of a perfect stranger. Have some empathy, and understand that there are people who work tirelessly but will continue to come up short.

    This notion that you can't pursue your interests and passions, even if you are hard working, intelligent, and talented is a harmful one. We will never create the workforce that puts America's economy on top by telling people to give up if they can't pay up.

    Pulling oneself up by ones bootstraps is a convenient myth that operates under the condition that everyone starts on a level playing field, or that everyone can work the same amount and provided they are equally talented/competent they can get to the same place. It's simply not true. You cannot blame blame blame for another person's lack of capital when you don't know where they started, and what it took for them to get to where they are today.

    You claim that hard work and talent are all it takes, but that just shows how out of touch you are with the realities of applying for higher education. How many full rides do you think schools give out exactly? Not enough for every straight A student with top testing scores. College is competitive, and if someone can get in to a great school, I'm not sure its up to you Mr. Shea to be judge and jury over what kind of financial decision that is.

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  • I Do, We Do, You Do With Technology

    Ms. Anderson is asking for $465.05:
    My students need a document camera so the teacher can display class work onto the board and the students can follow along during whole group.
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29 hours ago

Weigh In On Future Of 40 Acres Of Vacant CHA Land On S. Side Wednesday

King will hold a community meeting on the development that has been replacing the CHA’s Ida B. Wells, Clarence Darrow and Madden Park homes at 6 p.m. Wednesday at West Point Missionary Baptist Church, 3572 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

The project started in 2003, but to date the CHA has only completed 524 of the 3,000 planned units and hasn’t built anything on the site since completing the Oakwood Shores Terrace Apartments, 3755 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in 2013.

    Weigh In On Future Of 40 Acres Of Vacant CHA Land On S. Side Wednesday
    OAKLAND - Oakwood Shores appears close to resuming construction with Ald. Sophia King (4th) calling for a new round of planning meetings. King will hold a community meeting on the development that has been replacing the CHA's Ida B. Wells, Clarence Darrow and Madden Park homes at 6 p.m.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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