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Ashburn man gets 30 years for stabbing mother to death last year

Brown stabbed 54-year-old Damita Collins in the chest and slit her throat in the home they shared in the 3500 block of West 77th Place on Jan. 5, 2015, authorities said at the time. Collins was the site director of Trumbull Park Head Start Program, part of the Ada S. McKinley schools.

    Ashburn man gets 30 years for stabbing mother to death last year
    A Southwest Side man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for stabbing his mother to death at their Ashburn neighborhood home last year. Andre Brown was found guilty of murder on May 27 after a trial before Judge Matthew Coghlan, according to Cook County court records.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Amanda Prideaux Marquette Park Diaspora

    He will do about 10 years and get released until he kills someone else. (It's not his fault. Sad childhood. Unfortunate zip code. CPS to prison pipeline.)

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Updated 31 hours ago

Ashburn-Wrightwood Theft on the RISE!!!! Stealing Comed Meters...

Neighbors, we now have to be on alert of our outside meter devices. The thieves are now taking those. They are watching you come and go. If they take your meter you will be without power and displaced for sometime. Comed is not rushing out to replace your meters. Once the person take the meter and sell it or place it in the sock it on another house it still reports as though your meter is still on. So guess...

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Neighbors, we now have to be on alert of our outside meter devices. The thieves are now taking those. They are watching you come and go. If they take your meter you will be without power and displaced for sometime. Comed is not rushing out to replace your meters. Once the person take the meter and sell it or place it in the sock it on another house it still reports as though your meter is still on. So guess what you'll continue to be charged! The rep. will go back and forth with you. After making a police report Comed will one day come out to replace your meter, but get a load of this...YOU have to get an electrician to replace the box and repair the power line that is now damaged!!! After all of this you have to purchase a locking device in which you hope they can't get to it again. Now remember you're frustrated, your power is off, food spoiling, you're displaced and soon to be in the dark. This makes you and your house a target again for who...the THIEVES!!! Now they can come back and steal your items without your alarm or lights coming on. They'll bring their own lights! This all happened to my neighbor two days ago on 81st & Troy. As for me, they stole my gate, gutters, packages off the porch and my lawn mower. We're getting more vulnerable everyday. Stay alert!!! Continue to call the police!!! Leave your lights on when leaving your house!!! Don't sit in your car too long making you a suspect to get violated in front of your house. Pray always and be careful. Yes we are our brothers/neighbors keeper!!!

  • Wish it was a matter of running and moving to another area, city, state or country....doesn't matter where you are crime, violence, cost of living increase without salary increasing and rising taxes exist. It is getting worst by the day and it is global! That is the bad thing about it....

  • Sweetie, it IS a matter of getting out of Chicago......there are MUCH safer places to live. In Chicago, a person is shot every 2 mins and 14 secs. And someone is murdered every 13 mins and 13 secs. Yes crime IS everywhere....but there are many safer places to live.

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  • Best Classroom Library...Ever

    Mrs. Shippy is asking for $444.12:
    My students need a variety of new books such as Crenshaw, I Am Malala, and The Running Dream to add to our classroom library.
    Dawes Elementary School Comment

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  • Where's My Spot?

    Ms. Berry is asking for $607.27:
    My students need a classroom rug large enough in which each student has their own individual spot to sit on during whole group instruction.
    Dawes Elementary School Comment

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Are you an L, M, N?

    Ms. V. is asking for $6470.29:
    My students need a leveled literacy reading program to build reading confidence.
    Dawes Elementary School Comment
  • Paper and Folders and Markers Oh My!

    Mrs. Shippy is asking for $452.91:
    My students need a variety of school supplies like folders, highlighters and paper to help them stay organized and productive this school year.
    Dawes Elementary School Comment

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

County Offers Rabies Vaccine for Dogs, Cats, Ferrets

Southwest News-Herald June 24, 2016: Staff at Cook County Animal and Rabies Control are providing rabies vaccinations at sites across the county, now through October, for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Clinic hours are 10 am to 2:45 pm. Rabies shots for dogs and cats cost $7 for a one-year dose and $21 for a three-year dose.
Ferrets may only be vaccinated for one year, and the cost of the shot is $9.
Microchip services will not be offered at the...

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Southwest News-Herald June 24, 2016: Staff at Cook County Animal and Rabies Control are providing rabies vaccinations at sites across the county, now through October, for dogs, cats and ferrets.
Clinic hours are 10 am to 2:45 pm. Rabies shots for dogs and cats cost $7 for a one-year dose and $21 for a three-year dose.
Ferrets may only be vaccinated for one year, and the cost of the shot is $9.
Microchip services will not be offered at the rabies shot sites.
Most of the vaccination clinics are not close to the Southwest Side. Here are some that are: Tuesday, July 26: Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 W. Brookfield.
Tuesday, Aug 9 : Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento
Tuesday, Aug 30: Piotrowski Park, 4247 W 31st St.
Wednesday, Aug 31: Sterling Estates, 9300 W. 79th St., Justice
There is a list of safety rules, leashed: etc.,
Handling of animals must be by a competent adult over age 18.
Water for pets must be supplied by owner.

  • Debbie W. Live in Archer Heights....Love my neighborhood

    Thank you, my dogs are due for their shots and this is a God send.

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Police warn of armed robberies at Southwest Side businesses

One robbery happened at 8:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Knox, then the robbers struck again about 8:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Pulaski, police said. The suspects robbed a third business at 9:14 p.m. in the 3600 block of West 83rd Place.

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One robbery happened at 8:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Knox, then the robbers struck again about 8:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Pulaski, police said. The suspects robbed a third business at 9:14 p.m. in the 3600 block of West 83rd Place.

One robbery happened at 8:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Knox, then the robbers struck again about 8:30 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Pulaski, police said. The suspects robbed a third business at 9:14 p.m. in the 3600 block of West 83rd Place.

    Police warn of armed robberies at Southwest Side businesses
    Police are warning residents about three armed robberies that took place in less than two hours Monday evening at businesses in the West Lawn, Scottsdale and Parkview neighborhoods on the Southwest Side. In the June 20 incidents, two suspects walked into businesses armed with handguns, announced robberies and stole an undisclosed amount of money, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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