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12 Killed, 43 Wounded In Memorial Day Weekend Shootings

The holiday weekend’s first fatal shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday in Wicker Park. Carlos F. Marino, 34, was sitting on the front porch of a home with two other people in the 1700 block of West Pierce when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities said.

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...She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and...

...a 17-year-old boy was shot in the back and the leg in the 4900 block of West Erie, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died. The Cook County...

...the Northwest Side, police said. He was shot about 2:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of North Hamlin. He was sitting passenger in a vehicle when another vehicle pulled up, and someone inside...

The boys, 14 and 15, were outside in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove about 8:15 p.m. when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police said. Emergency crews found the older boy unresponsive in an alley with a gunshot wound in his back.

Raheem Dameron, 15, of the 5600 block of South Justine, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said. The younger boy was shot in the foot and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition stabilized. Police said the 15-year-old had documented gang ties.

...shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was driving in the 3300 block of West Division about 4 p.m. when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside fired...

About 3:20 p.m., LaSean Barnes, 38, was in the 3200 block of West Maypole when someone fired shots from a passing beige conversion van, authorities said. The van then drove off east on Maypole.

Barnes, of the 3000 block of West Polk, was shot in the right side of his abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

...About 12:45 a.m., four people were denied entry to a party in the 6100 block of South Honore, police said. The four males then surrounded the party and opened fire, striking three people...

...wounded in a shooting in South Shore. They were standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue at 12:27 a.m. when a gunman fired shots, police said. One of them...

About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a man was found shot to death in an alley in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Daniel Rivera, 27, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his face in an alley in the 4700 block of North Albany, authorities said.

Rivera, who lived in the 7200 block of North Damen, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

Weathers, of the 5000 block of West West End Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 p.m., authorities said.

Officers responding to the 1000 block of West 14th Place about 2:10 a.m. found the man unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The 47-year-old woman was shot about 2 a.m. by her boyfriend in the 4800 block of West Madison, police said.

  • Maybe I was skimming, I thought it was okay for white students to drink in the park, but not other races...seems classist is more accurate after rereading

  • artee_ess observing, learning, improving...

    On memorial day this year, a dog fighting ring was discovered in downtown Chicago.

    As the dust settles, those who love dogs, and, I imagine, the surviving dogs curse and moan. These dogs blame those dogs. He blames the ASPCA & the Canine Police. She blames the neighbors and the...

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    On memorial day this year, a dog fighting ring was discovered in downtown Chicago.

    As the dust settles, those who love dogs, and, I imagine, the surviving dogs curse and moan. These dogs blame those dogs. He blames the ASPCA & the Canine Police. She blames the neighbors and the dog treats. They even blame Sarah McLachlan.
    They complain and complain.

    Those who don't love dogs say Poof! Look. I have a cat. My cats don't fight. There's no problem here. Who cares. I never saw a Cat Fighting Ring in my life! I sure heard some hissing though. There's too much fuss about these dangerous dogs.
    They complain and complain.

    They complain about each other. Some take sides and blame Chihuahuas. Some blame Great Danes. Some dogs just show up and bark.
    They complain and complain.

    As two eagles fly over, one says to the other, "Why are those dogs starting a fight over dogs fighting?"

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Woman Found Stabbed In Fiery Home Dies, Tagger Sentenced In 2012 Murder

Kristopher Klimala, who was recently found guilty in the 2012 stabbing murder of fellow graffiti artist Linear “Chip” Caballero on N. Western and W. Armitage avenues, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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The fire took place around noon at a home in the 1900 block of N. Washtenaw Ave. Firefighters on the scene found Carini inside the home with what has been identified as...

21-year-old Ivan Gomez was charged with “unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a street-gang member” — but not murder — in last week’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jonathan Garcia outside of FoodSmart, at 2901 W. Armitage Ave.

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Miss Spoken @ Gallery Cabaret

Miss Spoken, the female-focused reading series, celebrates its first anniversary at the Gallery Cabaret, 2020 N. Oakley Ave., at 7pm. The theme this month is "mothers," and featured readers include Sonia Denis, Samantha...

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Nine Killed, 31 Wounded In Chicago Violence Over Memorial Day Weekend

Carlos F. Marino, 34, was sitting on the front porch of a home with two other people in the 1700 block of West Pierce when someone walked up and opened fire, authorities said.

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She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police.

The boys, 14 and 15, were outside about 8:15 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Cottage Grove when someone fired shots from a light-colored sedan, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Earlier Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the head and shoulder at 4 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Division, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he later died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

LaSean Barnes, 38, was in the 3200 block of West Maypole about 3:20 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing beige conversion van, authorities said. The van then drove off east on Maypole.

Barnes, of the 3000 block of West Polk, was shot in the right side of his abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:25 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

About 12:45 a.m., four people were denied entry to a party in the 6100 block of South Honore, police said.

The men were standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South East End Avenue at 12:27 a.m. when a gunman fired shots, police said.

Daniel Rivera, 27, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his face in an alley in the 4700 block of North Albany, authorities said.

Rivera, who lived in the 7200 block of North Damen, was pronounced dead at the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.

Weathers, of the 5000 block of West West End Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:01 p.m., authorities said.

Officers responding to the 1000 block of West 14th Place about 2:10 a.m. found a 20-year-old man unresponsive with multiple gunshot...

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    Cool content, Brosephine.

  • Mickie53 Moved to So. Shore by choice to be near my family!

    So what do we do to draw attention to the lives lost in a way that will have a positive impact? We have a new elected, not appointed, alderman in the 7th ward. We could elicit his support and form a group (I mean a LARGE group to be significant)...

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    So what do we do to draw attention to the lives lost in a way that will have a positive impact? We have a new elected, not appointed, alderman in the 7th ward. We could elicit his support and form a group (I mean a LARGE group to be significant) and walk there areas where people have been killed. Just a thought....

    Also, can I suggest to those of you who are battling on this board to take it to another venue? This is the 1st time I've posted on here and I'd like to remind you that where I'm entering this it says "Please stay respectful and on-topic, and follow our comment policy."
    Thanks!

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SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Summer is for lovers of dance

...dance, and rock and roll for a second weekend at the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., on May 28-30. Conceived by Erin Kilmurray and Molly Brennan, The Salts features a...

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Tickets to the gala at Hilton Chicago's Grand Ballroom are $250-600, with the performance following at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Tickets may be purchased for the performance only, ranging from $15-75 and available at danceforlifechicago.org .

...The Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., is host to Aerial Dance Chicago ( ADC ) for two weekends: June 12-13 and 27...

...Thodos Dance Chicago ( TDC )'s moves "New Dances" to the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Artistic Director Melissa Todos inherited the New Dances project from...

Celebrating its fifth season, dropshift dance presents "Imposter/Contained" May 29-31 at Links Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave. dropshift's Artistic Director Andrea Cerniglia continues to hone her strong choreographic voice and affinity...

...offer two world premieres during a long run June 5-28 at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave. The evening features a new iteration of The Nexus Project performed by Autumn Eckman and...

...with the Summer Series June 11-14 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., with a program entirely devoted to the work of resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. In addition...

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Dining news: Wine events; El Mariachi cooking demo

...a new Americana-themed restaurant, is slated to open in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood ( at 1954 W. Armitage Ave. ) this spring. This is the first restaurant concept from Steven Tsonis of AMK Group. Inspired...

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...El Mariachi Tequila Bar & Grill, 3906 N. Broadway, will host a cooking demo with Chef Eduardo Hermenegildo on Thursday, May 28, 7-9...

—The inaugural Lincoln Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31, 1-7 p.m., at Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave. ( Wrightwood and Sheffield ). Visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. The cost is $60-$95; visit www.LincolnParkWineFest.com .

—The inaugural Lincoln Park Wine Festival will take place Saturday-Sunday, May 30-31, 1-7 p.m., at Jonquil Park, 1001 W. Wrightwood Ave. ( Wrightwood and Sheffield ). Visitors can sample from a selection of more than 80 varietals. The cost is $60-$95; visit www.LincolnParkWineFest.com .

...Modern Asian Kitchen, 1924 W. Division St., will celebrate two years of business with several $2 specials Friday, May 29 through Sunday...

...Maxwell's at the Club—located in the East Bank Club at 500 N. Kingsbury St.—is hosting "Taste Around Town," featuring wines from the Rías Baixas region of Spain...

...The inaugural Wingout Chicago will take place June 6-7 at St. Michael, 1633 N. Cleveland Ave., 2-6 p.m. Wings seasoned different ways ( jerk, sweet BBQ, lemon pepper, ghost pepper...

—ShopHouse—a Southeast Asian concept that Chipotle started in 2011—will open in the Loop this fall, The Chicago Tribune noted. The company signed a lease for space at 22-24 W. Jackson Blvd. The menu takes its inspiration from the cuisines of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

...Fat Rice, 2957 W. Diversey Pkwy., is presenting new dishes. Among them are lamb vindaloo, tacho ( a traditional Macanese dish with...

...are hosting "Gourmet in the Garden" ( a Friends of James Beard benefit ) at Piccolo Sogno, 464 N. Halsted St., on Saturday, June 27, 1-4 p.m. Items will include wild-boar croquettes, razor...

—Q-Tine, Logan Square's BBQ & poutine hybrid shop, has opened at 2339 N. Milwaukee Ave. The menu is divided into five sections: poutine, Q-tine, BBQ, sides and desserts. Find out more on Twitter @QtineChicago .

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2 killed, 16 wounded in shootings across city

• A 34-year-old man was shot to death in the Wicker Park neighborhood about 1:45 a.m. Saturday. He was on a porch in the 1700 block of West Pierce Street when someone opened fire, hitting him multiple times. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

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Police investigate where a 20-year-old man was killed in the 1000 block of West 14th Street in the University Village / Little Italy neighborhood.

• Three people were injured in the shooting involving the 4-year-old girl in the 7000 block of South Justine Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The other two victims were a 15-year-old female and a 17-year-old male.

...to the back after someone shot him about 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the 11200 block of South Stewart Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was standing outside when someone...

...his jacket and phone about 1:15 a.m. Saturday near the McDonald's at Garfield Boulevard and Michigan Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side shot him in the leg. The...

...left shoulder while sitting in a minivan about 1:05 a.m.  Saturday in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was shot by someone...

...About the same time Saturday, two people were shot in the 1100 block of West 104th Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood. A 45-year-old woman was shot in her left...

...in the Humboldt Park neighborhood early Saturday morning. They were inside an apartment in the 900 block of North Monticello Avenue on the West Side about 12:15 a.m. when someone else inside the apartment...

...year-old man about 11 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood. The attack happened near Menard Avenue and Erie Street on the West Side and the man walked into West Suburban Medical Center seeking treatment...

...A 37-year-old man was shot about 7:15 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West 66th Street in the city's Marquette Park neighborhood. He was shot in the leg or groin...

...that police said was gang-related. The victim was involved in a fight in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt Road in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, and after the brawl he fled to a vehicle...

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    No question!

    I am a native son, indeginous to the south lakefront communities of Chicago.

    I do not expect you to understand my authentic cultural experience.

  • I think a lot of people have come here fleeing either higher prices or deteriorating conditions in other places and that there is a great moment of economic and racial diversity that is really rare and precious in segregated Chicago, but that is fragile and not going to remain unless...

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    I think a lot of people have come here fleeing either higher prices or deteriorating conditions in other places and that there is a great moment of economic and racial diversity that is really rare and precious in segregated Chicago, but that is fragile and not going to remain unless we are intentional about supporting it. I think that means intentionally blending the type of housing and prices. It also means that folks who want to do business here should hire from the neighborhood as much as possible. I also think a lot of people have worked really hard to make HP livable and I want to recognize and appreciate that.

    Also, racism does not just go away by not talking about it. Being an antiracist ally means having a really honest self assessment of your biases and privelidges and deciding to really take steps to counter them. It involves not just being responsible for what you do, but also being responsible for what has happened in the past that gave you privelidge and for strategically engaging the community you came out of.

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Here's What's Happening in Chicago Culture This Week

Open Now: Game of Thongs: A Game of Thrones Burlesque. Breasteros. Yep. Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee)

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Open Now: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’s 18th century epistolary novel. Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark)

Open Now: The December Man: Colleen Murphy’s Governor General’s Award–winning drama. Mary Archie Theatre at Angel Island (731 W. Sheridan)

Open Now: The Project(s), a documentary play about Chicago’s history of public housing. American Theatre Company (1909 W. Byron)

Open Now: Another Kind of Love: An ex-punker comes home to honor her former-rockstar mother and connect with her soon-to-be rockstar niece. Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division)

Open Now: The White Road, in which Ernest Shackleton’s quest across the Antarctic leaves his crew marooned. Irish Theatre of Chicago at the Den Theatre (1333 N. Milwaukee)

Open Now: Inana: An Iraqi museum curator and his bride salvage relics on the eve of the U.S.’s invasion of Baghdad. Kimberly Senior directs. TimeLine Theatre (615 W. Wellington)

Open Now: Between You, Me & the Lampshade, in which a single mother houses an undocumented immigrant in her South-Texas trailer. Teatro Vista at Victory Gardens (2433 N. Lincoln)

Open Now: Lady Windermere’s Fan: Oscar Wilde’s high-society satire. Dead Writers Theatre at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont)

Open Now: Original Voices, a third-annual group show featuring artists working in new and underexposed media. Ken Saunders Gallery (230 W. Superior)

May 29: The Chicago 77, the Poetry Foundation’s 77-line love poem to Chicago featuring a found object or text from each of the city’s community areas. The Poetry Foundation (61 W. Superior)

May 29: Refractions: This 5,000 square-foot warehouse exhibit’s closing reception features jazz by Josh Abrams, Dave Rempis, and Avreeayl Ra. Silent Funny (4106 W. Chicago)

May 29: New Paintings by Janis Pozzi-Johnson. Perimeter Gallery (210 W. Superior)

May 29: Urban Collages by local Sandra Holubow. MLG Gallery (833 W. Chicago)

May 30: The Power of Prom, a musical comedy set in the perennially spoofable ’80s high school. The Annoyance Theatre (851 W. Belmont)

May 30: Drawn Below: 42-and-a-half feet of graphite on cotton mat board by Anne Lindberg. Carrie Secrist Gallery (835 W. Washington)

May 30: I Will Be Your Guide for This Session, a show exploring group therapy through performance. Aspect/Ratio (119 N. Peoria)

May 30: Interval & Ratio: Sculpture by John Fraser. Zolla/Lieberman Gallery (325 W. Huron)

May 30: Nobody Knows My Name: Abigail Deville takes on black stars in an installation of consumer-culture’s detritus. Monique Meloche Gallery (2154 W. Division)

May 30: Point of View: Ink by Irena Siwek. DreamBox Gallery (2415 W. North)

May 30: Zeus: Work by famed London graffiti artist Dean “Zeus” Colman. Vertical Gallery (1016 N. Western)

May 31: Ghost Gardens, in which a down-on-its-luck family in dystopian Detroit nurses a baby into an ailing rust belt. Pegasus Theatre at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W. Chicago)

May 31: Thinking Caps, in which the Internet has been replaced by telepathy-inducing headsets. Strangeloop Theatre at the Charnell House (3421 W. Fullerton)

May 31: Burnishing the Night: Baroque and contemporary Mezzotint engravings from the Art Institute’s collection. The Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan)

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Girl At the Front: On Jessica Hopper's "First Collection"

Jessica Hopper will appear at Quimby's Bookstore, 1854 W. North Ave., to read from her new collection on May 29 at 7pm. Admission is free.

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