7 hours ago

Cross-Register at Shimer College to Satisfy Your Electives

Students with questions related to Shimer’s courses, or style of learning, may contact the registrar’s assistant at fws_registrar@shimer.edu. Questions regarding registration should be addressed to Registrar Jim Ulrich at j.ulrich@shimer.edu. Or visit Shimer at 3424 S. State Street, second floor.

    Cross-Register at Shimer College to Satisfy Your Electives
    IIT students are able to cross-register in Shimer College classes at no additional cost or fee. Shimer classes are small (12 students or less) and feature student-led seminar-style discussions over primary texts from the Great Books of Western Thought. There are many different course options to choose from that will fulfill your Humanities and Social Sciences elective credits.
    http://iit.edu

9 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day

The 21-year-old walked into Mercy Hospital about 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He told investigators he was shot at 47th and Drexel.

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He was in the 1500 block of South St. Louis at 8:45 p.m. when a dark car pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old man told officers he was shot in the 5100 block of West Washington about 8 p.m., police said. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. His condition was stabilized.

He was shot in the inner thigh in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The 25-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western about 5:30 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said. It then drove off in an unknown direction.

Both were shot in the 300 block of North Karlov at 2 p.m., police said.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Montvale at 2:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right hand and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 23-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba at 12:20 a.m. when someone on a bike rode up and fired shots, police said.

Monday’s first shooting also happened in the South Chicago neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Muskegon.

    Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Twelve people were shot on Monday throughout Chicago. Most recently, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old was...
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Take down the Confederate flag. That'll stop crime in the ghetto. 😂

  • Why do you hate black people?

10 hours ago

12 hurt in Monday shootings in Chicago

The 21-year-old walked into Mercy Hospital about 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He told investigators he was shot at 47th and Drexel.

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He was in the 1500 block of South St. Louis at 8:45 p.m. when a dark car pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old man told officers he was shot in the 5100 block of West Washington about 8 p.m., police said. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. His condition was stabilized.

He was shot in the inner thigh in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The 25-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western about 5:30 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said. It then drove off in an unknown direction.

Both were shot in the 300 block of North Karlov at 2 p.m., police said.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Montvale at 2:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right hand and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 23-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba at 12:20 a.m. when someone on a bike rode up and fired shots, police said.

Monday’s first shooting also happened in the South Chicago neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Muskegon.

    12 hurt in Monday shootings in Chicago
    Twelve people were shot on Monday throughout Chicago. Most recently, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old was standing on the sidewalk in the 0-100 block of East 102nd Place at 11:58 p.m.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

31 hours ago

2 teens killed, at least 10 people wounded since Sunday morning

...on the South Side, according to News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. He was in the 4700 block of South Drexel Boulevard at about 3 a.m. Monday when he was shot, said Gaines, who had no...

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In the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a teenage boy was shot multiple times in the upper body during an attack in the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Sunday and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police spokesmen said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner on Monday identified the boy as David Moreno, 16, of the 2700 block of South Lawndale Avenue. Police originally said the boy was 15 years old.

The earlier fatal shooting happened Sunday morning shortly after 9 a.m. on the 8100 block of South Manistee Avenue in the city's South Chicago neighborhood, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

...the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. He was in the 1700 block of West Montvale Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Gaines said. He went to Advocate Christ Medical...

...a.m. Monday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest near the 2300 block of West 19th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, said police spokesmen. He was...

...20 a.m., a 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue in South Chicago when someone rode up on a bike and fired shots at him...

...at around midnight, Alfaro said. The man, 28, was standing on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Muskegon Avenue when a dark-colored sedan drove past and shots were fired, Alfaro said. The man...

...on the South Side, Alfaro said. The man, 24, was on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Morgan Street when someone walked up, shot him in the neck, and fled, Gaines said. He was...

...said. The man, 42, was working behind the counter in a retail store in the 700 block of West 103rd Street when someone came up to him with a gun and demanded money. A struggle ensued...

...after 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old man was shot on the 8000 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the city's Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The victim suffered wounds to...

• About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, a 32-year-old man was wounded in a possible drive-by in the 700 block of West 48th Street in the city's New City neighborhood on the South Side, Zala said. The man suffered a wound to the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Zala said.

    2 teens killed, at least 10 people wounded since Sunday morning
    A teenage boy and an 18-year-old man were fatally wounded and at least ten people were shot in separate incidents Sunday through Monday morning in Chicago. In the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, a teenage boy was shot multiple times in the upper body during an attack in the 2800 block of South Keeler Avenue about 7:45 p.m.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

3 days ago

$2 million bond for Bellwood man charged in Addison heroin death

Kyle Kirkendall, 34, of the 100 block of 48th Avenue, appeared before Judge Robert Douglas, who set the bond. He has been charged with one count of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, involving the death of Samantha Hundley, 25, of Addision, of a heroin overdose.

    $2 million bond for Bellwood man charged in Addison heroin death
    A $2 million bond was set Saturday for a Bellwood man accused of supplying heroin to an Addison woman who later died of a heroin overdose, according to the DuPage County state's attorney's office and Addison police. Kyle Kirkendall, 34, of the 100 block of 48th Avenue, appeared before Judge Robert Douglas, who set the bond.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Man Shot Two Blocks South Of Chicago Police Headquarters

About 9:45 p.m., he was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. CPD Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

About 9:45 p.m., he was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. CPD Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

    Man Shot Two Blocks South Of Chicago Police Headquarters
    About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Chicago Police Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Wow once again right at cpd front door.I bet you the cpd were writing tickets.

4 days ago

Tres heridos por balaceras en Chicago

El hombre reportó a la Policía que paseaba por la cuadra 4900 S. Martin Luther King Dr. el viernes a las 2:30 a.m. aproximadamente cuando escuchó disparos y se percató que le hirieron en la pierna, dijo Gaines.

    Tres heridos por balaceras en Chicago - Vivelohoy
    CHICAGO- Tres hombres resultaron heridos en diferentes balaceras desde el jueves por la noche, al sur y noroeste de Chicago, según reportó Chicago Tribune. En la balacera más reciente, un hombre de 35 años caminó al Provident Hospital del condado de Cook luego de ser baleado en el barrio de Bronzeville, indicó el oficial Ron Gaines, de la Policía de Chicago.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

3 men wounded in Bronzeville, Logan Square shootings

The man told police he was walking in the 4900 block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 2:30 a.m. Friday when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the leg, Gaines said.

Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and an unknown attacker jumped out and fired shots, Gaines said.

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The man was outside in the 3000 block of North Kedzie Avenue when an unknown attacker pulled up to him in a vehicle, yelled gang slogans and fired shots, Gaines said.

At the scene of the shooting, police officers blocked off about half a block of Kedzie Avenue north of Wellington Avenue with red tape.

    Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting
    A 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up to him and an unknown attacker jumped out of it and fired shots, said Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Man Shot While Walking Blocks From CPD Headquarters

The man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood around 9:45 p.m. when two people got out of a car, shot him in the shoulder and then left the scene, police said.

    Man Shot While Walking Blocks From CPD Headquarters
    A man was shot on a street Thursday night on the Near South Side just blocks away from Chicago Police Department headquarters. The man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood around 9:45 p.m.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

4 days ago

Man shot 2 blocks from Chicago Police Headquarters

It happened just after 9:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Michigan.

    Man shot 2 blocks from Chicago Police Headquarters
    CHICAGO - A man was shot two blocks away from Chicago Police Headquarters Thursday night. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Michigan. Police say someone shot the 19-year-old in the shoulder while he standing on the sidewalk. Some neighbors nearby told the tribune that they heard as many as seven gunshots.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Man Wounded In Grand Boulevard Shooting

The 35-year-old told investigators he was walking in the 4900 block of South King Drive at 2:30 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

    Man Wounded In Grand Boulevard Shooting
    The 35-year-old told investigators he was walking in the 4900 block of South King Drive at 2:30 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

4 days ago

2 men wounded in Bronzeville, Logan Square shootings

The man told police he was walking in the 4900 block of South Martin Luther King Drive around 2:30 a.m. Friday when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the leg, Gaines said.

Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up to him and an unknown attacker jumped out of it and fired shots, Gaines said.

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The man was outside in the 3000 block of North Kedzie Avenue when an unknown attacker pulled up to him inside a vehicle, yelled gang slogans and fired gunshots, Gaines said.

At the scene of the shooting, police officers blocked off about half a block of Kedzie Avenue north of Wellington Avenue with red tape.

    Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting
    A 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up to him and an unknown attacker jumped out of it and fired shots, said Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting

Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up to him and an unknown attacker jumped out of it and fired shots, said Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.

    Man wounded in Bronzeville shooting
    A 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting Thursday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Around 9:42 p.m., the man was standing on a sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a vehicle pulled up to him and an unknown attacker jumped out of it and fired shots, said Chicago Police Department spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

For National Hot Dog Day, Check Out These 12 Outrageous Wieners in Chicago

Location: 4655 S. King Drive in Grand Boulevard

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Location: 1531 N. Damen Ave. in Wicker Park

Location: 816 W. Fullerton Ave. in Lincoln Park

Location: 4662 N. Western Ave. in Lincoln Square

Location: 7242 S. Western Ave. in Marquette Park

Location: 3021 N. Broadway in Lakeview

Location: 1863 N. Clybourn Ave. in Lincoln Park

Location: 335 S. Franklin St. in The Loop, or various locations for its food trucks

Location: 4742 N. Kimball Ave. in Albany Park

Location: Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St. in Wrigleyville

Location: 5009 N. Clark St. in Uptown

Location: 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Norwood Park

Location: 4603 N. Lincoln Ave. in Lincoln Square

    For National Hot Dog Day, Check Out These 12 Outrageous Wieners in Chicago
    CHICAGO - It doesn't need to be National Hot Dog Day for Chicagoans to enjoy a sausage that's been dragged through the garden and put on a poppy seed bun. But since Thursday is, in fact, National Hot Dog Day, you have an excuse to make sure the family grabs a dog.
    http://www.dnainfo.com

  • G-Dog next to the future Pot Shop is the real deal.

    I went in and to keep it simple just ordered the classic Chicago hot dog....it is good.

5 days ago

Michael Brown exhibit sparks controversy

The Guichards have had their gallery, at 436 E. 47th St., for ten years and as they try to extend the legacy of art in Bronzeville, they also seek out work with a point of view. Nothing has resonated quite like this show.

    Michael Brown exhibit sparks controversy
    A life-sized simulation of Michael Brown's body lies face-down on the floor, surrounded by police tape and traffic cones while above him, a video image of Eartha Kitt sings about black angels. A small model of the Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal, its visage done up in blackface.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Money on the Table at CPS Board Meeting

...Elementary (739 N. Ada St.), Von Humboldt Elementary (2620 W. Hirsch St.), and Overton Elementary (221 E. 49th St.). Bids are being accepted through Aug. 4 for the former site of Trumball Elementary (5200...

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...total of $8.5 million. The schools, which closed in 2013, are Near North Elementary (739 N. Ada St.), Von Humboldt Elementary (2620 W. Hirsch St.), and Overton Elementary (221 E. 49th St.). Bids...

...which closed in 2013, are Near North Elementary (739 N. Ada St.), Von Humboldt Elementary (2620 W. Hirsch St.), and Overton Elementary (221 E. 49th St.). Bids are being accepted through Aug. 4 for...

...St.). Bids are being accepted through Aug. 4 for the former site of Trumball Elementary (5200 N. Ashland Ave....

    Money on the Table at CPS Board Meeting
    The summer of 2015 has been rife with financial complications for Chicago Public Schools. The district has long been in a billion dollar budget hole, and school board members today voted to approve taking on just over a billion dollars in additional debt. Chicago Tonight's Brandis Friedman joins us Wednesday with details.
    http://chicagotonight.wttw.com

5 days ago

Michael Brown exhibit sparks controversy

The Guichards have had their gallery, at 436 E. 47th St., for ten years and as they try to extend the legacy of art in Bronzeville, they also seek out work with a point of view. Nothing has resonated quite like this show.

    Michael Brown exhibit sparks controversy
    A life-sized simulation of Michael Brown's body lies face-down on the floor, surrounded by police tape and traffic cones while above him, a video image of Eartha Kitt sings about black angels. A small model of the Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal, its visage done up in blackface.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

5 days ago

Chicago Board of Education Approves the Sale of Three Former School Sites For $8.5 Million

...final sale approved by the Board of Education involves the former Overton Elementary, located at 221 E. 49th St. and 4935 S. Indiana Ave., to the Washington Park Development group for $325,000. The...

...Board of Education involves the former Overton Elementary, located at 221 E. 49th St. and 4935 S. Indiana Ave., to the Washington Park Development group for $325,000. The usage requirements for the former...

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...Board of Education approved today the sale of the former Near North Elementary, located at 739 N. Ada St., for $5,100,050 to Svigos Asset Management. The usage requirements for the former Near...

The former Von Humboldt Elementary, located at 2620 West Hirsch St., will be sold to IFF Von Humboldt LLC for $3.1 million. Usage restrictions developed...

CPS is currently accepting bids for the former site of Trumbull Elementary at 5200 N. Ashland Ave. CPS will accept bids through Aug. 4, 2015.

    Chicago Board of Education Approves the Sale of Three Former School Sites For $8.5 Million
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 For more information, contact: CPS Office of Communications Phone: 773-553-1620 The Chicago Board of Education approved agreements today to sell three former school sites for a total of $8.5 million.
    http://www.cps.edu

6 days ago

An art exhibit on race in American generates an unexpected controversy

436 E. 47th

    An art exhibit on race in American generates an unexpected controversy
    "Confronting Truths: Wake Up!," Ti-Rock Moore's new solo exhibit at Gallery Guichard in Bronzeville, was intended to start a conversation about racism in America. Instead it's started a controversy. Moore, who's white, created 50 pieces for the exhibit, including Michael Brown Black Angel, a life-size replica of Michael Brown's body lying facedown in the street after he was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer.
    http://www.chicagoreader.com

Jul 21

Car crashes into police vehicle in Bronzeville

At about 8 p.m. near the intersection of 41st Street and South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, a vehicle struck an unmarked police vehicle, which then crashed into another car, according to News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

    Car crashes into police vehicle in Bronzeville
    Officers are in good condition after a three-car crash involving an unmarked police vehicle in the Bronzeville neighborhood Monday night, police said. At about 8 p.m. near the intersection of 41st Street and South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, a vehicle struck an unmarked police vehicle, which then crashed into another car, according to News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 21

4 injured in car accident involving CPD squad car

...Chicago police officers were injured when a squad car collided with two civilian vehicles at 41st and King Drive.The woman, who is eight months pregnant, was transported to Mercy Hospital, fire officials said...

    4 injured in car accident involving CPD squad car
    A Chicago Fire Department spokesman says a pregnant woman and three Chicago police officers were injured when a squad car collided with two civilian vehicles at 41st and King Drive.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 20

Old bus becomes mobile farmers' market for South, West side food deserts

—Wednesdays:at TCA Health at 1106 E. 79th St.; Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy at 239 E. 32nd St.; and Centers for New Horizons’ James Pitts Center at 226 E. 43rd St.;

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—Tuesdays at TCA Health at 1029 E. 130th St.; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church–The Claretian Initiative at 9108 S. Brandon;

—Tuesdays at TCA Health at 1029 E. 130th St.; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church–The Claretian Initiative at 9108 S. Brandon;

—Wednesdays:at TCA Health at 1106 E. 79th St.; Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy at 239 E. 32nd St.; and Centers for New Horizons’ James Pitts Center at 226 E. 43rd St.;

—Wednesdays:at TCA Health at 1106 E. 79th St.; Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy at 239 E. 32nd St.; and Centers for New Horizons’ James Pitts Center at 226 E. 43rd St.;

—Thursdays at TCA Health, 1803 E. 71st St.; Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village at 346 E. 53rd St.; and KLEO Center at 119 E. Garfield Blvd.;

—Thursdays at TCA Health, 1803 E. 71st St.; Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village at 346 E. 53rd St.; and KLEO Center at 119 E. Garfield Blvd.;

—Thursdays at TCA Health, 1803 E. 71st St.; Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village at 346 E. 53rd St.; and KLEO Center at 119 E. Garfield Blvd.;

—Saturdays at CHA—Dearborn Homes at 2960 S. Federal St; Neighborhood Housing Services at 3601 W. Chicago Ave.;

—Saturdays at CHA—Dearborn Homes at 2960 S. Federal St; Neighborhood Housing Services at 3601 W. Chicago Ave.;

—Sundays at IMAN Market at 2744 W. 63rd St.

    Old bus becomes mobile farmers' market for South, West side food deserts
    An out-of-service transit bus, fully stocked with affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, will be traveling to food desert communities on the South and West sides to bring healthy food to underserved areas. Mayor Emanuel and Growing Power, a "leader of the Good Food Movement and model of sustainable urban farming," recently announced the launch of Fresh Moves Mobile Markets, according to a statement from the Mayor's office.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

Jul 20

Updated Jul 20

List of 2015 Open House Chicago Locations Now Available

Meyer’s Ace Hardware/Sunset Cafe – 315 East 35th Street

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...end up with 400 people in line at the ass crack of dawn (anything at 35 East Wacker).  And since this is a volunteer event (that’s why it’s free), sometimes places...

Sky-Line Club — 307 North Michigan Avenue

The Plant — 1400 West 46th Street

Poetry Foundation — 61 West Superior Street

Brewster Apartments – 2800 North Pine Grove Avenue

Thalia Hall — 1807 South Allport Street

Glessner House Museum — 1800 South Prairie Avenue

Park Castle Condominiums — 2416 West Greenleaf Avenue

Park Gables Apartments — 2428 West Estes Avenue

    List of 2015 Open House Chicago Locations Now Available
    Our friends-of-the-blog over at the Chicago Architecture Foundation have released this year's list of locations for Open House Chicago. If you're not familiar with Open House Chicago, it's one weekend in October set aside to let architecture nerds run around the city like a bunch of sugar-soaked kids who broke into the Halloween candy, scattering asthma inhalers and Ventra cards in their wake.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

  • I do OHC tours every year and they're fun, and great for learning, too. Way up, almost in Evanston on Ridge, you'll discover that Casa Bonita is a must-see.

Jul 18

Updated Jul 18

Chicago weather: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Lake County, tornado watch, heat advisory issued for entire Chicago area

...this weekend, the Department of Family and Support Services announced Friday. The King Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove and the North Area Center at 845 W. Wilson will open as cooling center from...

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...Friday. The King Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove and the North Area Center at 845 W. Wilson will open as cooling center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.In addition...

...center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.In addition, the Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to connect residents with emergency...

    Chicago weather: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Lake County, tornado watch, heat advisory issued for entire Chicago area
    Amid this weekend's hot weather, a severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for northwest suburban Lake County, Ill. until 3:45p.m., and a tornado watch has been issued for most of the Chicago area. The National Weather Service in Chicago lifted a previous tornado warning issued in northwest suburban McHenry County.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 18

Chicago weather: Tornado watch, heat advisory issued

...this weekend, the Department of Family and Support Services announced Friday. The King Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove and the North Area Center at 845 W. Wilson will open as cooling center from...

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...Friday. The King Center at 4314 S. Cottage Grove and the North Area Center at 845 W. Wilson will open as cooling center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.In addition...

...center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.In addition, the Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to connect residents with emergency...

    Chicago weather: Tornado watch, heat advisory issued
    This weekend's hot weather continues as both a heat advisory and a tornado watch have been issued across the Chicago area Saturday. The tornado watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for the following counties: ILLINOIS:Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lasalle, Lake, Livingston, McHenry, Will INDIANA:Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter WISCONSIN:Kenosha, racine, Walworth The heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Jul 18

Chicago area cooling centers

4314 S. Cottage Grove

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1140 W. 79th Street

10 S. Kedzie Ave.

845 W. Wilson Ave.

8650 S. Commercial Ave.

4357 W. Armitage Ave.

    Chicago area cooling centers
    CHICAGO - A heat advisory is in effect Saturday for the Chicago area from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Temperatures will reach the mid-90s, and the heat index could hit 110 degrees. The Chicago Department of Public Health is urging residents to drink lots of water and check on neighbors and elderly friends and family.
    http://wgntv.com

Jul 16

93% off! LISC Hopes Deep Divvy Discount Leads to Much More

Some bikes are used that way. But the dozen powder blue Divvy bikes newly located in the automated rack at 47th and Martin Luther King Drive are something else entirely.

Cara Program/Quad Communities, 4665 S. King Dr., 2nd flr. 773-924-2438

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Metropolitan Family Services, 747 W. 63rd St. 773-487-3723 or 773-487-3747 

Central States SER, 10 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-722-3885

Center for Changing Lives, 1955 N. St. Louis Ave. #101, 773-342-6210

Jane Addams Resource Corp., 4432 N. Ravenswood Ave. 773-751-7119 or 773-728-9769 ext. 60 

Jul 15

Controversial Exhibit Depicting Michael Brown's Death Draws Criticism

Brown’s mother reportedly saw the exhibit on opening night, but asked the mock body of her son be covered up, which the gallery complied with. Confronting Truths runs until Aug. 10, a day after the one-year anniversary of Brown’s death. The gallery is located at 436 E. 47th St.

Jul 15

Affinity to celebrate 20 years on July 18

Affinity Community Services will mark its 20th anniversary with the "JazzNJuly" event at Gallery Guichard, 436 E. 47th St., on Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Jul 15

Local: Hall of Fame noms due; Creating Change set; Scholarships awarded

...take place Wed., March 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan Ave. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by emailing creatingchange@thetaskforce.org...

Jul 10

Chicago food deserts get mobile markets

...32nd Street)3:00 PM to 4:30 PMCenters for New Horizons, James Pitts Center (226 East 43rd Street)Thursday11:00 AM to 12:30 PMTCA Health (1803 East 71st Street)1:00 PM...

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TCA Health (1029 East 130th Street)

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church - The Claretian Initiative (9108 South Brandon Avenue)

Wednesday11:00 AM to 12:30 PMTCA Health (1106 East 79th Street)1:00 PM to 2:30 PMWells Preparatory Elementary Academy (239 East 32nd Street)3...

...Health (1106 East 79th Street)1:00 PM to 2:30 PMWells Preparatory Elementary Academy (239 East 32nd Street)3:00 PM to 4:30 PMCenters for New Horizons, James Pitts Center (226 East...

...James Pitts Center (226 East 43rd Street)Thursday11:00 AM to 12:30 PMTCA Health (1803 East 71st Street)1:00 PM to 2:30 PMThe Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village (346 East 53rd Street...

...1803 East 71st Street)1:00 PM to 2:30 PMThe Renaissance Collaborative Senior Village (346 East 53rd Street)3:00 PM to 4:30 PMKLEO Center (119 East Garfield Blvd.)Saturday

...Collaborative Senior Village (346 East 53rd Street)3:00 PM to 4:30 PMKLEO Center (119 East Garfield Blvd.)Saturday

CHA - Dearborn Homes (2960 South Federal Street)

Neighborhood Housing Services (3601 West Chicago Avenue)

Beth Anne Place/Bethel New Life (1143 North Lavergne Avenue)

IMAN Market (2744 West 63rd Street)

Jul 09

What the Heck is a Mamby on the Beach?

...and #4 busses are also things. If Divvying is your bag, there are docks at Cottage Grove & Oakwood, Cottage Grove & 43rd, and Woodlawn & Lake Park. There’s also free bike parking at the...

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...Divvying is your bag, there are docks at Cottage Grove & Oakwood, Cottage Grove & 43rd, and Woodlawn & Lake Park. There’s also free bike parking at the main gate on the beach’s north...

Jul 09

Upcoming: Affinity to celebrate 20 years on July 18

Affinity Community Services will mark its 20th anniversary with the "JazzNJuly" event at Gallery Guichard, 436 E. 47th St., on Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m., with a VIP reception beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Jul 09

Community activists move into Hadiya Pendleton Park to keep it safe

Nearly a hundred people gathered in a park at 43rd and Calumet to honor a 17-year-old victim of gun violence.

Jul 09

Gallery Guichard Showcases Confronting Truths WAKE UP!

On July 10, 2015 Ti Rock Moore will unveil her art at Gallery Guichard located at 436 E. 47th Street, Chicago, IL. 60653.

Jul 09

Reward offered for information in teen's murder in Hadiya Pendleton Park

...search for the person who killed a Chicago teen.Community members rallied Wednesday evening at 43rd and Calumet, where a gunman shot and killed 17-year-old Vonzell Banks last Friday.Banks was...

Jul 08

5411 Empanadas Rolls Into The Loop; Goddess and The Baker Feeds Navy Pier; More

BRONZEVILLE— Tailgaters Grub hopes to give White Sox fans a spot for hot dogs, broasted chicken and subs near U.S. Cellular Field. They're in the former spot. [Photo: Facebook] Status: Certified open, 206 E. 35th St.

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THE LOOP— 5411 Empanadas continues its expansion from fledgling food truck to a chain with today's opening of another brick-and-mortar location downtown. 5411 now has four restaurants, with another planned to open soon in Lakeview. Status: Certified open, 175 N. Franklin St. [DNAinfo]

NAVY PIER— Goddess and The Baker opens up today at Navy Pier. They'll serve a variety of coffee, salads and sandwiches. Plus, they'll have a kid's menu with grilled cheese, PB&J and a Shirley Temple float (7 Up, grenadine, vanilla gelato). [Photo: Facebook] Status: Certified open, 600 E. Grand Ave.

LAKEVIEW— Smallcakes: A Cupcakery and Creamery opened a location on June 30 in Lakeview. They offer 11 flavors of homemade cupcake-infused ice cream daily. The national chain also has locations in Naperville, St. Charles and South Barrington. Status: Certified open, 3054 N. Greenview St.

THE LOOP— Firehouse Subs opened its first Chicago spot. The Florida-based chain is already in the area with locations in 15 suburban locations including Naperville, Joliet, Mount Prospect and Orland Park. Status: Certified open, 209 W. Jackson Blvd. [DNAinfo]

Jul 08

2 dead, 7 wounded in shootings in Chicago since Tuesday

• About 9:25 p.m., a 43-year-old woman was wounded in the 4300 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Alfaro said.

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A 25-year-old man was found shot several times on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Huron Street around 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

The man was in the 2000 block of East 79th Street around 9:40 a.m. Tuesday when he was shot in the chest and abdomen, according to Officer Ana Pacheco, a spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

• An 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He told police he was walking in the 4200 block of West Washington Boulevard when he was shot. He walked into Rush University Medical Center, where he was treated.

• A 63-year-old man was shot in the 9400 block of South Racine Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood at 10:35 p.m. when three people attempted to rob him, said Alfaro said.

• Earlier, two men were wounded around 9:45 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Lafayette Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, Alfaro said.

• At 6:30 p.m., a man was wounded in the 2400 block of West Marquette Road in the Marquette Park neighborhood, according to Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

• Shortly after 1 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 7300 block of Jeffery Boulevard in the South Shore neighborhood, according to Officer Veejay Zala, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department.

...30 p.m. Monday, a 16-year-old and another boy, 17, were in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue when a gunman opened fire. The 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene...

About two hours later, two men were shot in the back about five blocks away in the 7900 block of South Bennett Avenue, police said.

Jul 08

One dead, eight wounded in Chicago shootings Tuesday

...on the South Side. The 43-year-old was in a parked vehicle in the 4300 block of South St. Lawrence about 9:25 p.m. when she was shot by a male standing on the...

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About 9:45 a.m., a man thought to be in his 20s was standing in the 2000 block of East 79th when he was shot by two males standing across the street, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

...wound to the right shoulder, police said. He told investigators he was walking in the 4200 block of West Washington when he heard shots and felt pain. His condition was stabilized...

...attempted robbery in the South Side Brainerd neighborhood. Three males approached the man in the 9400 block of South Racine and announced a robbery about 10:35 p.m., police said. There was a struggle...

...about 9:45 p.m. The two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 5900 block of South Lafayette when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. One man, 28, was shot in...

...the Far South Side. The 43-year-old was in a parked vehicle in the 12400 block of South Lowe when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot him, police said. He was taken...

An hour before that, a man was shot in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 20-year-old was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Marquette, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the arm, and his condition was stabilized.

Jul 07

Hadiya Pendleton Park Expansion Headed Forward Despite Shooting

Formerly known as Buckthorn Park, at 4345 S. Calumet Ave., the park was renamed by the Chicago Park District earlier this year for Pendleton, the King College Prep sophomore shot and killed two years ago, shortly after performing at the second inaugural for President Barack Obama.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

9 Killed, 53 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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Amari, who lived in the 500 block of North Drake, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said Sunday the bullet that fatally wounded 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July was meant for his father. Both Amari and the 26-year-old woman were shot in the chest at 11:55 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Harding, police said.

Anthony Strong was shot in the right side of his chest about 4:55 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Harper, police said.

John Hunter, 25, and his 31-year-old brother Willie Hunter were sitting inside a Chevrolet SUV about 6:10 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Bishop, when another male walked up and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The SUV — driven by the younger brother — sped away, but then crashed into a building in the 1600 block of West 89th, authorities said.

Jeremy Spivey, 23, and the two others were sitting inside a van in an alley near Sunnyside and Kimball about 2:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, authorities said.

Spivey, of the 4700 block of West Belmont, was shot multiple times and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:03 a.m., authorities said.

The 26-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car, police said.

The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 10:06 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ohio, according to police and fire officials. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said.

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Jul 05

Seven dead — Including Boy, 7 — Dozens Injured Over Fourth Of July Weekend

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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Amari, who lived in the 500 block of North Drake, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:56 a.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the boy and a 26-year-old woman were not the intended targets when they were shot while standing in the 1100 block of North Harding just before midnight. The woman was also shot in the chest and taken to Stroger, where her condition stabilized.

The three were sitting inside a van in an alley near Sunnyside and Kimball about 2:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

The 26-year-old man was sitting in his car in the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive about 1 a.m. when someone walked up and fired shots into the car, police said.

The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

The 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen at 10:06 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ohio, according to police and fire officials. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said.

Jul 04

Vonzell Banks, 17, fatally shot near Hadiya Pendleton Park, among 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

Jul 04

4 Dead, 8 Wounded in Fourth of July Weekend Violence

Among those who died was a 17-year-old boy who was shot near recently named Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King. The teen, identified as Vonzell Banks, a junior at Dunbar Vocational High School, was likely not the intended target, police said.

A man was shot in the shoulder and leg at about 11:45 p.m. Friday in the 700 block of East 44th Street in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

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The man and a 43-year-old woman were walking in an alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland when someone in a passing car fired shots at them, killing the man and injuring the woman.

A 41-year-old man was shot in the back and arm while sitting in a car at about 3:20 a.m. Saturday. The incident happened in the 4200 block of West Cermak in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was shot at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in the 200 block of West 104th Street in the Roseland neighborhood.

A 33-year-old man was shot in the chin, arm and stomach at about 7:45 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the foot at about 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 2100 block of West Randolph on the Near West Side.

A 19-year-old man was injured at about 4:45 p.m. Thursday when a gunman on a bicycle approached him and began firing shots. The incident happened in the 11800 block of South State in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Jul 04

Teen killed in Bronzeville one of 18 shot since start of holiday weekend

...were shot at 4:45 p.m. Friday by someone driving past them in the 4400-block of South Calumet Avenue, officials said. Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The...

...41-year-old man was shot while he was walking on a sidewalk in the 700-block of East 44th Street when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said...

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The latest victim was a 26-year-old man who was shot twice at about 11:40 a.m. in the abdomen in the 6700-block of South Bell Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Earlier Saturday, in North Lawndale at 3:20 a.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in back and arm while sitting in a car in the 4200-block of West Cermak, officials said.

...three people were shot and wounded. A 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500-block of West 24th St around 7:45 p.m. in a possible drive-by. He was shot in the...

...chin, right forearm and abdomen. A 19-year-old was shot while standing in the 200-block of West 104th Street around 11:39 p.m. when he was shot. A 41-year-old man was...

Jul 04

Teen killed at park named for Hadiya Pendleton: 'What a terrible tribute to her'

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 700 block of East 44th Street when someone fired from a passing white vehicle. The man was wounded in the left shoulder and left leg and was taken to Provident Hospital. He was later taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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• A 41-year-old man was wounded about 3:20 a.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting in a parked car when he was hit in the back and right arm in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road.

• Just before midnight Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 200 block of West 104th Place in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

Jul 04

Teen Killed Near Hadiya Pendleton Park

The teen — identified by authorities as Vonzell Banks of the 4500 block of South Prairie — and a 19-year-old man were standing outside Hadiya Pendleton Park in the 4300 block of South King about 4:45 p.m., when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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The two were walking in the alley in the 9100 block of South Ashland about 1:20 a.m. when someone in a passing white van opened fire, police said.

Grover Tate, 47, of the 1500 block of West 95th Street, was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The man, identified as Jose Hernandez, was sitting on a porch at 12:05 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Justine when another male walked up and shot him in the back, authorities said.

About 6:25 p.m., Joseph Gutierrez was riding a bicycle in the 2700 block of South Karlov when a gunman ran up and shot him repeatedly in the upper body, authorities said.

Gutierrez, of the 6200 block of South Kenneth, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

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