Oct 16

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Sutherland Jazz Lounge to Reopen for Open House Chicago

Other former venues in the neighborhood, including the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., which was once the Sunset...

...the Forum Assembly Hall at  324 E. 43rd St. and the Meyers Ace Hardware at 315 E. 35th St., which was once the Sunset Café hosting acts like Charlie Parker and Cab Calloway, will...

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The Sutherland at 4659 S. Drexel Blvd. was once home to the city’s hottest jazz club — and one of the rare venues were blacks and whites were both welcome to see acts like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonious Monk.

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    Yes, this is what we need, to bring the positive spotlight to Bronzeville,to highlight the great things that went on here and to honor it and celebrate the gifts that keep on giving.

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    The Sutherland is not in Bronzeville.

26 hours ago

Slow Roll Chicago’s Founders: “Potential Is Endless” To Connect Communities

Sip & Savor Chicago in Bronzeville, 528 E. 43rd Street: This cozy coffeeshop offers fairly-traded coffees and teas, plus pastries from local bakeries.

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe in Bronzeville, 526 E. 43rd Street: “She’s got awesome food, she’s got a great menu, she’s got something for everybody.”

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...for peace on Chicago streets” on November 15 from the 11th District police station at 3151 W. Harrison Street. Learn more about upcoming rides and related events by joining Slow Roll Chicago’s Facebook...

Fleck’s Coffee in Chatham, 343 E. 79th Street: “The owner, she’s awesome. She’s got good coffee and good pastries, so she’s number one on my list.”

Blackstone Bicycle Works in Woodlawn, 6100 S. Blackstone Avenue: Young people from all over Chicago gather together to learn about bikes at this non-profit community bike shop.

Old Fashioned Doughnuts in Roseland, 11248 S. Michigan Avenue: ”They actually make the doughnuts right there. It’s an awesome business — been in the neighborhood for a long time.”

2 days ago

Park Improvements; $50,000 Raffle; Round ups

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

Centers for New Horizons at 4150 S. King Dr. helps children, young people, and families to become self-reliant through offerings at seven locations...

...567-8800. To learn more, visit www.mercychicago.org. The medical center is located at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 567-2000...

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...program are invited to an open house, Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. at 222 N. LaSalle St., 7th floor. For more information, log on to www.aarp.org/experience-corps/experience-corpsvolunteer...

Armour Square Park at 3309 S. Shields Ave. offers fitness classes and athletic programs. Stop by the park or call (312) 747-6012 for more information.

...artist, are on display now through Sunday, Jan. 18. The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 443-3600...

p.m. at 2010 W. Carroll Ave. Enjoy meat and vegetarian chili, beer, gelato, a raffle, and a Day of the Dead celebration. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Log on http://artsoflife.org/chili or call (312) 829-2787.

De La Salle Institute operates its Institute Campus for Young Men at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. and Lourdes Hall Campus for Young Women at 1040 W. 32nd Pl. De La Salle will host open houses on Friday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at both the Lourdes

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Call (773) 927-6420 or email info@bentonhouse.org.

...offers those ages 12 through 18 a safe and relaxing atmosphere at its Youth Center, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Teens can get help with homework, play sports, and interact with other teens. The center...

...Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Tables of ten cost $200. Individual tickets cost $20. Best decorated fall themed table wins...

...773) 429-4312 or toconnell@brrice.org for more information. Brother Rice is located at 10001 S. Pulaski Rd.

...Collection won a grand prize in Steam Studio’s fashion contest. The school is at 2189 W. Bowler St. Call (312) 491-1600...

...Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of State funds for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W...

...for field houses in Douglas Park, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W...

...Sacramento Dr., $1.5 million; Dvorak Park, 1119 W. Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call...

...Cullerton Ave., $600,000; McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd., $543,750; and Sherman Park, 1301 W 52nd St., $300,000. For more information, call (312) 814-3158...

Chicago Sinfonietta, Redmoon, and Brazilian guest conductor Lucia Matos will celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in music at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Call (312) 294-3000

CivicLab will host a book discussion on the Mondays of Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 on the book Marxism and Freedom From 1776 Until Today by Raya Dunayevskaya at 9 p.m. CiviLab is at 114 N. Aberdeen St. Call (312) 857-6485.

...Development Center celebrated its new home with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 15 at 1312 S. Racine Ave. The program is located inside Fosco Park’s Community Center. A reception and tours took...

At Evergreen Academy, 3537 S. Paulina St., eighth grade social studies teacher Paul Kanelos recently received a $1,500 grant from the...

Jodi Pinkerton became principal of Galileo Scholastic Academy on Nov. 1. She succeeds Jorge Macias, who had been principal since 2010. The school is located at 820 S. Carpenter St. Call (773) 534-7070.

...Church meets Saturdays at 5 p.m. at Grace Place. Grace Place is located at 637 S. Dearborn St. Log on to www.gracechicago.org...

Holy Trinity Croatian, 1850 S. Throop St., holds bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m. Call (312) 534-8200.

Lil’ Buds Theater Co., 1206 W. Rosedale Ave., offers studio classes for youngsters. Adventures in Imagination is for ages three through six, Create...

Friends of the Parks chose the Palmisano Park Advisory Council for its 2014 Volunteer in the Parks Award for outstanding park advisory council. The council’s president is Maureen Sullivan, a candidate for 11th Ward Alderman. The park is located at 2700 S. Halsted St. Call (312) 747-6497.

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1340 W. Washington St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...to experience college life. For more information, call (312) 341-3511. Roosevelt is located at 430 S. Michigan Ave.

St. Barbara Parish at 2859 S. Throop St. hosts bingo every Thursday night in the church hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and games start at 6:35 p.m. For further information call (312) 842-7979 or visit www.stbarbarachicago.org.

...given Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org...

The St. Matthew Lutheran Church soup kitchen has received a new freezer from Good Samaritan Ministries of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine, IL. The church still seeks donations for roof repair and a new boiler. It is located at 2108 W. 21st St. Call (773) 847-6458.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Pius V Parish runs a thrift store at 1701 W. 18th Pl. from Monday through Friday and on Saturday mornings. Call (312) 226-6234. The Casa Juan Diego Youth Center at 2020 S. Blue Island Ave. is open Monday through Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturdays through 4 p.m. Call (312) 421-7647.

St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, 247 W. 23rd St., is holding a raffle with $50,000 in prizes: a grand prize of $38,888...

Log on to http://soundsofthesouthloop.com/web/home.aspx. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951.

Call (312) 421-3757. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will present men’s day worship service on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. Geoffrey Hall will moderate. A reception will follow in Register Hall. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Danny Solis (25th) holds ward night every Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in his office at 1800 S. Blue Island Ave. Call (773) 523-4100 or e-mail ward25chicago@gmail.com.

...the lake. Registration and check-in start at 12:30 p.m. at Dearborn Station, 47 W. Polk St. The self-guided tour begins at Dearborn Station, and participants can walk the route or...

...edu or log on to www.southloopschool.net for more information. The school is at 1212 S. Plymouth Ct.

Taylor Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., will host grammar school co-ed basketball leagues on Tuesday and Wednesday nights starting Tuesday, Nov. 4. Call (312) 747-6729.

The University of Illinois at Chicago will host its 17th annual Power of Nursing leadership conference Thursday, Nov. 6, at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Log on to www.nursing.uic.edu/pnl.

...and boredom. The play runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14 through 23, at UIC Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Log on to http://theatreandmusic.uic.edu/eventdetails/218/199 for more information and to...

...presentation, principals said they would spend their shares on technology. The UVA is located at 1453 W. Taylor St. Call (312) 243-3773...

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, 1220 W. Lexington St., will host open houses at 9:30 a.m. on the Saturdays of Nov. 15 and Dec. 13. Call (312) 733-5537 or log on to www.urbanprairie.org for more information.

Send news of events to be held “around the neighborhood” by the 15th of the month before the month they are to occur to William S. Bike, Around the Neighborhood, Gazette, 1335 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607-3318, fax (312) 243-4270, or e-mail pr@gazettechicago.com.

2 days ago

Eyes on the Street: Bike and Ped Facilities on the South Side and in the Loop

...scouting out facilities last Sunday morning, I passed by the historic South Park Baptist Church, 3722 South King. You may recall that the city originally proposed installing protected bike lanes on King from...

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A couple miles north, at 18th and Calumet, the city has eliminated an annoying barrier for cyclists. There’s an underpass and pedestrian...

Several blocks northwest, at Roosevelt and Canal, work has been completed on new curb ramps. Streetsblog readers may remember that this construction, which didn’t include a safe detour for pedestrians, forced people on foot out into the street.

3 days ago

Woman Standing On Porch Sexually Assaulted

The victim was smoking a cigarette on the porch about 5:50 p.m. at her home in the 100 block of East 44th Street when an unknown male wearing a partial ski mask and gloves grabbed her from behind, Area Central detectives said in a community alert.

4 days ago

Woman sexually assaulted on porch of Grand Boulevard apartment

The victim was smoking a cigarette on the porch about 5:50 p.m. at her home in the 100 block of East 44th Street when an unknown male wearing a partial ski mask and gloves grabbed her from behind, Area Central detectives said in a community alert.

4 days ago

Cops warn of sexual assault in Bronzeville neighborhood

The attack happened shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday on the 100 block of East 44th Street. Police said the woman was standing on her back porch smoking a cigarette when she was approached by a masked man.

Oct 24

How cops tracked a suspected serial killer to the south suburbs

...who disappeared Oct. 8. Hers was the first body recovered in a vacant house at 421 E. 43rd in the Glen Park section of the city on Oct. 19. Police said Vann then...

Oct 24

1 killed, 10 shot in overnight violence

About 6 p.m., a 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest in the 300 block of East 48th Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

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The two were in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street when someone inside a maroon minivan opened fire, Sedevic said.

The man told police he was shot in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood. He was treated and later released from the hospital, Pacheco said.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of West Chicago Avenue, Lemmon said.

Oct 24

1 stabbed, 3 teens shot in separate incidents

About 6 p.m., a 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest in the 300 block of East 48th Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

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The shooting happened in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of West Chicago Avenue, Lemmon said.

Standing on Exchange Avenue at 81st Street, looking up at the police helicopter, was the first time I didn't feel like I was in Chicago.

Oct 24

1 stabbed, 5 shot in separate incidents

About 6 p.m., a 44-year-old man was stabbed in the chest in the 300 block of East 48th Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

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The shooting happened in the 1400 block of West 72nd Street.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of West Chicago Avenue, Lemmon said.

Standing on Exchange Avenue at 81st Street, looking up at the police helicopter, was the first time I didn't feel like I was in Chicago.

Oct 23

Author Debrena Jackson Gandy Releases Third Nonfiction Book

...Cosette Yisrael; and a special event hosted by Tatianah Green at the South Loop Hotel, 11 E. 26th Street. Please visit Jackson Gandy’s full book tour schedule at http://didyoubuythelovelies.com/ to RSVP...

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...of events. On Thursday, she will appear at Barnes and Noble Bookstore at DePaul University, 1 E. Jackson Blvd., from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. for an author meet and greet and...

...host a reception, author reading, discussion and book signing on Friday evening at Hotel Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn Street.  Saturday’s events include an author meet and greet and book signing at the DuSable...

...Museum Gift Shop, 740 E. 56th Place; a reception and author presentation at Dearborn Towers, 1530 S. State Street, hosted  by Redessa Harris and Cosette Yisrael; and a special event hosted by Tatianah Green...

Oct 22

Rahm: City's Ready for Ebola After O'Hare Passengers Hospitalized

“At this point it looks effective,” Emanuel said at a press conference at the Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Martin Luther King Drive. “I’m not ready yet to say here’s the grade.”

Oct 22

Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Second Woman’s Murder

After his arrest on Saturday, Vann allegedly led detectives to Jones’ body in an abandoned house at 421 E. 43rd Av., where her body had been covered with teddy bears and tires. An autopsy determined she had been strangled.

Oct 21

Another Medical Marijuana Permit for Wicker Park Sought

Marron said she has close to 30 years of experience as a pharmacist and currently works for Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, which runs two pharmacies inside Mercy Hospital, 2525 S. Michigan Ave. 

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WICKER PARK — The owner of a proposed medical marijuana dispensary headed by three pharmacists is seeking a special use permit to operate out of a former wine shop about two blocks east of Wicker Park's main hub at Milwaukee, Damen and North avenues.

Professional Midwest Dispensary has applied for a special use permit to open at 1811 W. North Ave. in the former Cellar Rat wine shop, which closed earlier this year.

Marron is scheduled to meet with members of the Wicker Park Committee's preservation and development subcommittee (P&D) at the group's monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wicker Park Field House, 1425 N. Damen Ave.

The group did not meet with another company interested in selling marijuana in Wicker Park, Modern Medicine Dispensary at 1368 N. Milwaukee Ave., prior to that dispensary's special use permit being approved the city. There was "not enough of an outcry" to oppose the permit, Tamminga said.

In addition to Modern Medicine Dispensary, another dispensary, operated by IL Grown Medicine, also seeks a special use permit to operate at 1300-08 W. North Ave, in a 3,500-square-foot storefront across from Home Depot.

Oct 21

Introducing a 3-D carving machine quiet enough for your home office

...residential project including a 41,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, has opened at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Bronzeville. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other officials cut the ribbon Oct. 14. The $46...

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...High-Hat Club opened this month in the space formerly occupied by Katerina's at 1920 W. Irving Park Road in North Center. Serving cocktails and Creole-Italian cuisine, owner Michael Polino's new nightclub...

New storefront gallery Sector 2337 opened its first art exhibit Oct. 16 at 2337 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square. Run by Caroline Picard and Devin King, who formerly oversaw Green Lantern...

...open RoscoeBooks, a general bookstore with an emphasis on children's books, in November at 2142 W. Roscoe St. in Roscoe Village. . . .Joe Koenig recently opened Make Ideas Reality Communications, a public relations business...

Oct 21

'My heart breaks,' says mom of one of 7 Indiana slaying victims

Raw video of the house on the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue, where police found a dead body believed to be linked to at least 7 other women found dead.

Oct 21

Suspect in Indiana serial killings has violent past

In the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue, the front door to the vacant home where three bodies had been found stood open. The two houses next to the property also appeared abandoned and overgrown by trees and tall grasses.

Oct 20

Black Women Among Victims Of Alleged Serial Killer

On Sunday evening, the body of Christine Williams, 26, was found in Gary. Hours later, two more bodies were found in the 400-block of east 43rd Avenue. They have not been identified.

Oct 20

En imágenes, los sitios en Indiana donde hallaron muertas a 7 mujeres

La casa abandonada en la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

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La casa abandonada en la cuadra 1400 E. 50th Ct., en Gary, Indiana, donde apareció uno de los cuerpos. MICHAEL TERCHA/TRIBUNE

Oct 20

Obama leaves town after casting early ballot

The president voted Monday morning — the first day of early balloting — at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. "Exercising our franchise, that's where all of us are the same," he said as he prepared to vote.

Oct 20

Arrancan elecciones tempranas en área de Chicago

...el presidente Barack Obama, en el Centro de Servicio Comunitario Martin Luther King Jr., del 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., en el barrio de Kenwood...

Oct 20

President Obama Casts Ballot On First Day Of Early Voting

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

Oct 20

Alleged serial killer Darren Deon Vann charged in Hammond murder

...20 p.m., the body of Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on October 8. Early Sunday, the body of Teaira Batey, 28...

Oct 20

Are You Barack Obama? Poll Worker Asks President, Who Replies: 'That's Me'

When he showed up at the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Service Center on 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave., one poll worker asked if he was Barack Obama.

After leaving the voting center, Obama traveled to Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign offices in the 300 block of East 47th Street. When he arrived there around 11:30 a.m., he brought in three boxes of doughnuts.

Oct 20

Obama casts ballot as early voting begins

The president, who headlined a rally Sunday night at Chicago State University, left his Kenwood home shortly after 11 a.m. and voted at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

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Tyrone Pendleton, 74, casts his ballot on the first day of early voting for the Nov. 4 election at the Board of Elections at 69 W. Washington St. in downtown Chicago.

Oct 20

Interrogan a sospechoso por muerte de siete mujeres en Indiana

...la noche y la madrugada del domingo, en la cuadra 2200 Massachusetts St., la cuadra 400 E. 43rd Ave. y la cuadra 1800 E. 19th Ave., se inform...

Oct 20

Alleged serial killer identified as Darren Deon Vann

...has been identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville. Her body was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue on Sunday night. She was reported missing on October 8. The other bodies located over...

Oct 20

Police question suspect as bodies of 7 women found in Gary, Hammond

...were found late Saturday and early Sunday in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said...

Oct 20

3 more bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...of a woman police identified as Anith Jones, 35, of Merrillville, was found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue. She was reported missing on Oct. 8. A second body was found in the 2200...

Oct 20

7 women found dead in Gary, Hammond over weekend

The bodies of the three women in Gary were found late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 20

3 more female bodies found in Gary, total of 7 discovered in NW Indiana

...found in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. Officials said three bodies were discovered in abandoned homes in Gary late Saturday...

Oct 20

3 more bodies found in Gary, man questioned in NW Indiana deaths

...in the 4300-block of Massachusetts Street and two female bodies were found in the 400-block of East 43rd Avenue Sunday night. A total of seven bodies have been found in northwest Indiana, according to...

Oct 19

Some victims identified after bodies found in Gary, Hammond

In Gary,  the bodies of three more women were found. One in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, one in th the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and one in the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue.

Oct 19

Indiana man in custody after 4 bodies found; Sources say possible serial killer

Throughout Saturday night into early Sunday morning, the bodies were recovered in the 2200 block of Massachusetts, 400 block of E. 43rd Avenue and 1800 block of E. 19th Avenue in Gary.

Oct 19

Man in custody after 4 women found dead in Gary, Hammond

The bodies of the three women in Gary were found late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 19

3 women found dead in Gary

The bodies were found at the 2200 block of Massachusetts Street, the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue, officials said.

Oct 19

Three Females Found Dead In Separate Locations In Gary

First – the coroner was called to the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue.

Oct 19

Bodies of 3 women found in three homes in Gary, IN

Those homes were located in the 2200 block of Massachusetts, 400 block of East 43rd Avenue and the 1800 block of East 19th Avenue.

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