2 hours ago

Constable: 2 singers celebrate half-century of harmony

...the alto section of The Festival Chorus. She practices with the group for their May 3 50th anniversary concert at Harper College...

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Myron Mason charged with killing ex-girlfriend in front of children

...reason," said Ereka Worthy, a neighbor.Lewis was a manager at a McDonald's near East 47th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for about four years. Her co-workers were heartbroken. They...

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...son. Lewis was sitting in a van parked in front of her home in the 7200-block of South Bennett Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Police said Mason walked up to the van and...

  • FGFM,
    When a POS sociopath chooses to execute the mother of his kids in front of them, by definition that should evoke an emotional response. You can choose to be a sheep that cowers to a wolf if you would like. Not me. Remove these vermin from the planet so that the rest of us may exist in peace. How would you feel if this had been your daughter?

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    too bad the Democrats took away the death penalty in Illinois. **shrugs**

45 hours ago

Myron Mason accused of killing ex-girlfriend in front of children

...reason," said Ereka Worthy, a neighbor.Lewis was a manager at a McDonald's near East 47th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for about four years. Her co-workers were heartbroken. They...

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...son.Lewis was sitting in a van parked in front of her home in the 7200-block of South Bennett Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.Police said Mason walked up to the van and...

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police warn of armed robberies in Bronzeville, The Gap neighborhoods

...Drive. The second robbery happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 12 in the 3400 block of South Michigan Avenue, and the third robbery took place around 4 p.m. on April 6 in the...

...and the third robbery took place around 4 p.m. on April 6 in the 3700 block of South Prairie Avenue, according to the statement...

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The latest robbery occurred around 5:10 a.m. on Saturday in the 3100 block of South King Drive. The second robbery happened around 11:30 a.m. on April 12 in the 3400...

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "CCW if your [sic] able, fight fire with fire."

    What could go wrong?

  • FGFM,
    I guess you could just be passive and get murdered? Doesn't sound like the option I would choose.

3 days ago

Man charged with killing ex-girlfriend in front of her kids on South Side

Lewis had been a manager at a McDonald's restaurant near 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue for years. Employees said Lewis was a cheerful person. They plan to hold a prayer vigil for Lewis.

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Late Wednesday said Myron Mason, 33, of the 8600 block of South Kingston, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mechelle Lewis, his ex-girlfriend.

Lewis, 28, was shot to death about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday as she sat in a parked minivan with her children in the 7200 block of South Bennett, authorities said. Mason took the children — an 8-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy — and drove away in a sedan, authorities said.

He drove to the Grand Crossing District police station at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave., where he was taken into police custody.

“It's just very sad. I feel for those kids,” said Lowry, pastor of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 8000 S. Jeffery Blvd.

3 days ago

Ex-boyfriend charged with killing woman in front of her children

Lewis had worked as a manager at a McDonald's at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

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Myron Mason, 33, of the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue was charged with first-degree murder and is expected in bond court on Thursday, according to police.

According to police, Mason fatally shot Mechelle Lewis, 28, who was sitting in a van with her 8-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son near her home in the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue when her ex-boyfriend walked up and fired around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday,  police said.

After the shooting, Mason opened the door to the van and took the children before driving to the Grand Crossing Chicago police district at 7040 S. Cottage Grove where he turned himself over to police, officials said.

3 days ago

Black Hawk statue on list of state's most endangered places

Grateful Dead fans will be able to watch the band's July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field from their living room, Live Alliance streaming service announced Wednesday.

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The Arnold-Crowe House, at 3329 W. Washington Blvd.: The house, influenced by the Gothic and Moorish Revival styles, was originally the home of Adolph Arnold, the Schwinn co-founder. The mansion’s next resident was Robert Crowe, prosecutor in the notorious Leopold and Loeb murder trial of the 1920s.

Central Park Theatre, 3535 W. Roosevelt Road: Designed in the style of a European opera house by architects Rapp & Rapp, the 1917 theater was the first movie palace built by the Balaban & Katz theater chain, according to Landmarks Illinois.

• The Schulze Bakery, at 40 E. Garfield Blvd.

3 days ago

Grateful Dead reunion to be available on pay-per-view

Grateful Dead fans will be able to watch the band's July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field from their living room, Live Alliance streaming service announced Wednesday.

3 days ago

Black Hawk statue on list of state's most endangered places

Grateful Dead fans will be able to watch the band's July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field from their living room, Live Alliance streaming service announced Wednesday.

3 days ago

Mother of 2 fatally shot by ex-boyfriend in front of children in South Shore, police say

...reason," said Ereka Worthy, a neighbor.Lewis was a manager at a McDonald's near East 47th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood for about four years. Her co-workers were heartbroken. They...

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...son. Lewis was sitting in a van parked in front of her home in the 7200-block of South Bennett Avenue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the suspect walked up to the van...

4 days ago

Police warn of armed robberies in Bronzeville

–April 12, about 11:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of South Michigan; and

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–April 18, about 5:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of South King Drive.

4 days ago

Police Warn Of Armed Robberies In Bronzeville

–April 6, about 4 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Prairie Avenue;

–April 12, about 11:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of South Michigan Avenue; and

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–April 18, about 5:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of South King Drive.

4 days ago

Al menos 3 muertos y 2 heridos en balaceras

La Policía encontró a un sujeto de 26 años inconsciente dentro de un sedan plateado que chocó contra un hidratante de incendios en la cuadra 400 E. 47th St. El hombre estaba sentado en el asiendo del conductor y presentaba múltiples heridas de bala en el cuerpo.

5 days ago

Michelle Obama to Give Commencement Speech at King College Prep High School

Obama, a Chicago native, is speaking at King, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., because it is the winner of the first lady's FAFSA completion challenge. FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — is the financial form students use for scholarships and other financial grants.

5 days ago

Police: One dead, one hurt in Bronzeville shooting

About 2:20 a.m., the man was shot multiple times as he drove his vehicle in the 400 block of East 47th Street, police said.

5 days ago

3 men shot to death, 2 hurt in separate shootings on South Side

Police discovered a 26-year-old man unresponsive inside a silver sedan that crashed into a fire hydrant in the 400 block of East 47th Street, according to police. The man was sitting in the driver’s seat and had several gunshot wounds to the body, police said.

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The man, identified as D'Montre Smith, was standing outside in the 10200 block of South May Street when a dark-colored sedan drove past and someone inside fired gunshots, striking him in...

Earlier Monday afternoon, Marshawn Fleming, 18, was fatally shot in the 6000 block of South King Drive in the city's Washington Park neighborhood about 2:45 p.m., according to Officer Thomas Sweeney, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Fleming, of the 6800 block of South Wabash Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:54 p.m. at Stroger Hospital. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

A 44-year-old man was shot in the arm while he was in a garage on the 7100 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

5 days ago

One Dead, One Wounded In Bronzeville Shooting

About 2:20 a.m., the man was shot multiple times as he drove his vehicle in the 400 block of East 47th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

5 days ago

1 killed, 1 wounded in Bronzeville shooting

...times around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. He eventually drove into a fire hydrant near East 47th Street and South Vincennes Avenue. Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old male passenger...

6 days ago

Gallery Guichard Blossoms with LURE for Spring

...art world is Gallery Guichard located in the heart of the historical Bronzeville community at 436 E. 47th street. It has earned recognition not only for the work of fabulous artists that it...

Apr 18

Hundreds Of Girls Pick Out Free Prom Dresses Courtesy Of Operation Glass Slipper

The first girl in line outside of the Price School, 4531 S. Drexel Av., arrived at 9:30 p.m. Friday. At 7 a.m. Saturday, an hour before...

Mar 22

Updated Apr 18

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

4th Ward – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center 4314 S. Cottage Grove

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Chicago Board of Elections – 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room

1st Ward – Goldblatts Building 1615 W. Chicago

2nd Ward – Access Living 115 W. Chicago

3rd Ward – Chicago Bee Library 3647 S. State

5th Ward – Jackson Park 6401 S. Stony Island

6th Ward – Whitney Young Library 7901 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

7th Ward – Jeffery Manor Library 2401 E. 100th St.

8th Ward – Olive Harvey College 10001 S. Woodlawn

9th Ward – Palmer Park 201 E. 111th St.

10th Ward – Vodak/East Side Library 3710 E. 106th St.

11th Ward – District 9 Police 3120 S. Halsted

12th Ward – McKinley Park 2210 W. Pershing

13th Ward – West Lawn Park 4233 W. 65th St.

14th Ward – Archer Heights Library 5055 S. Archer

15th Ward – Gage Park 2411 W 55th St

16th Ward – Lindblom Park 6054 S. Damen

17th Ward – Thurgood Marshall Library 7506 S. Racine

18th Ward – Wrightwood-Ashburn Library 8530 S. Kedzie

19th Ward – Mount Greenwood Park 3721 W. 111th St.

20th Ward – Coleman Library 731 E. 63rd St.

21st Ward – Woodson Regional Library 9525 S. Halsted

22nd Ward – Piotrowski Park 4247 W. 31st St.

23rd Ward – Clearing Library 6423 W. 63rd Pl.

24th Ward – Douglass Library 3353 W. 13th St.

25th Ward – Chinatown Library 2353 S. Wentworth

26th Ward – Humboldt Park Library 1605 N. Troy

27th Ward – Eckhart Park 1330 W. Chicago

28th Ward – West Side Learning Center 4624 W. Madison

29th Ward – Amundsen Park 6200 W. Bloomingdale

30th Ward – Kilbourn Park 3501 N. Kilbourn

31st Ward – Portage Cragin Library 5108 W. Belmont

32nd Ward – Bucktown-Wicker Park Library 1701 N. Milwaukee

33rd Ward – Horner Park 2741 W. Montrose Ave

34th Ward – West Pullman Library 830 W. 119th St.

35th Ward – Independence Library 3548 W. Irving Park

36th Ward – West Belmont Library 3104 N. Narragansett

37th Ward – West Chicago Library 4856 W. Chicago

38th Ward – Hiawatha Park 8029 W. Forest Preserve

39th Ward – N. Park Village Admin Bldg 5801 N. Pulaski

40th Ward – Budlong Woods Library 5630 N. Lincoln

41st Ward – Roden Library 6083 N. Northwest Hwy.

42nd Ward – Museum of Broadcast Communications 360 N. State

43rd Ward – Lincoln Park Library 1150 W. Fullerton

44th Ward – Merlo Library 644 W. Belmont

45th Ward – District 16 Police 5151 N. Milwaukee

46th Ward – Truman College 1145 W. Wilson

47th Ward – Welles Park 2333 W. Sunnyside

48th Ward – Edgewater Library, 6000 N. Broadway

49th Ward – Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers

50th Ward – Warren Park 6601 N. Western

Apr 18

Battle of the Badges fundraises for Chicago police, fire charities

...boxing matches for charity (SEE BELOW). The 2015 edition will take place at DeLaSalle Institute, 3455 S. Wabash, on April 24, 2015. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. The Chicago Park...

Apr 17

Few Chicago-area hospitals shine in government's new patient star ratings

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

Apr 17

Why is Old St. Patrick's Church moving its massive block party?

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

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Back then, the party shut down Desplaines and Adams streets when they were still sleepy roadways in one of the dullest parts of downtown...

Apr 17

Northern Illinois offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

Apr 17

Grateful Dead Soldier Field shows to be broadcast in theaters

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

Apr 17

Northern Illinois offers honors course on 'Game of Thrones'

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

Apr 17

Feds: Reputed mob figure warns witness about 'what happens to rats'

The Grateful Dead’s July 3-5 50th anniversary concerts at Soldier Field will be broadcast live at various movie theaters around the country.

Apr 16

Quick Look: Peach's On 47th Knows Breakfast

...you've ever stumbled over the question, "Where should we get breakfast?" Peach's Restaurant (4652 S. King Dr.) has the answer. Located in Bronzeville on the historic corner of King Drive and 47th...

...4652 S. King Dr.) has the answer. Located in Bronzeville on the historic corner of King Drive and 47th St., this month-old, delightfully decorated establishment is in full swing, serving up breakfast classics and...

Apr 15

Chicago Tax Day specials

737 East 47th Street

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63 W. Ontario St.

814 North Blvd.

1638 W. Belmont Ave.

1139 N. State St.

1072 N. Milwaukee Ave.

1925 W. Cortland Ave.

1924 W. Division St.

Apr 15

Bulls Ticket-Scam Victim Sets Up Sting To Nab Counterfeiter, Officials Say

He paid $250 cash when he met Burton at Starbucks, 3500 S. State St., on Saturday, then headed to the United Center, court records show. But when the man tried to use his tickets, security personnel showed up and stopped him from going inside, according to police.

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Burton, of the 5900 block of South Paulina Street in Englewood, was charged with two counts of forgery.

Hyde Park & Kenwood

The "world's largest block party" is moving to the UIC Festival lot at Morgan and Taylor streets.

Apr 14

Summer Festival Preparation Workshop

4510 S. Michigan Avenue

Web site designed by Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Second Floor60653 Phone: (773) 268-7232 Fax: (773) 268-2505

Apr 14

Free Business Workshops at City Hall

Web site designed by Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Second Floor60653 Phone: (773) 268-7232 Fax: (773) 268-2505

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121 N. LaSalle Street

Apr 09

South Side park to be renamed for slain teen Hadiya Pendleton

The playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet will be expanded to a three acre park.

Apr 09

Boy, 15, from South Side missing since end of March

Clint Baker was last seen about noon on the 4200 block of South Michigan Avenue. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, navy blue Levi jeans and black Air Force One gym shoes, police said.

Apr 09

South side park to be renamed for slain teen

The playlot in the 4300 block of South Calumet will be expanded to a three acre park.

Apr 09

Hadiya Pendleton Park Approved

A year after it was proposed, the Chicago Park District approved the renaming of Buckthorn Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave., will be after Hadiya Pendleton, the young woman killed two years ago while walking through a park with her friends in a case of mistaken identity.

Apr 09

Park District OKs Plans for Hadiya Pendleton Park

The Wednesday vote to rename Buckthorn Park, on the 4300 block of South Calumet Avenue, was unanimous.

Apr 09

Boy, 15, Missing From Bronzeville

Clint Baker was last seen about noon March 31 in the 4200 block of South Michigan Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.

Apr 09

Bronzeville playground will honor slain teen Hadiya Pendleton

Once construction is completed next year at the Buckthorn Playlot Park at 4345 S. Calumet Ave., the site will be named for and dedicated to the slain honor student who was killed in January 2013 while huddling in another nearby play lot to take shelter from the rain.

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Police tied red and yellow tape across Stewart Avenue just north of 70th Street after a man was shot in the head there Wednesday afternoon.

Apr 09

Clint Baker, 15, reported missing from South Side

...5-foot-3, 115-pound African American teen, was last seen March 31 in the 4200-block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with jeans and black Air Force...

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...Air Force One gym shoes.Police say Baker is known to frequent the areas of 6500-6700 South Halsted and 6500-6700 South Union.Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Chicago police at...

Apr 08

Two Years After Killing, Hadiya Pendleton's Name Will Grace Chicago Park

The Chicago Park of Commissioners unanimously approved Wednesday the renaming of Buckthorn Park, 4345 S. Calumet Ave., after Pendleton, the 15-year-old whose 2013 killing personified Chicago's violence epidemic for a national audience.

Apr 07

UChicago honors South Side activist Timuel Black with guest lecture, jazz concert

...will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Parkway Ballroom, 4455 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The event will celebrate the 96-year-old Black, who in his remarkable career has...

Apr 07

Interested in Teaching Secondary Mathematics or Science?

All are invited to an Open House with Mathematics and Science Education faculty on Tuesday April 21, 2015, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at 3424 S. State Street, Room 4007 to discuss the pathway to becoming a secondary mathematics or science teacher in Illinois.

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