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1 dead, 16 wounded in city violence

The man was stabbed in a home in the 4400 block of South King Drive about 8:55 a.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

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The man who died was shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue about 11:40 a.m., police said.

Gartman, of the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue, was later pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.   

The man was in walking in the 6900 block of South Talman Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a passing black vehicle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

The man was walking in the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right thigh and right calf, Alfaro said.

At the crime scene, police officers cordoned off a small part of Jackson Boulevard west of Cicero Avenue where they found two shell casings and a phone.

The woman was standing on a sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, striking her in both legs, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6800 block of South East End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Alfaro said.

Both men were found in an alley in the 1300 block of West 31st Place during a narcotics-related shooting, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 12100 block of South Parnell Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit in the left buttocks, Alfaro said.

The man was walking through an alley with another male in the 3100 block of West Lawrence Avenue when somebody inside a nearby black SUV fired shots, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue when a male attacker walked up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the lower left leg.

At 7:30 p.m. a 56-year-old man was on the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood when he was shot, police said.

The vehicle was on the 4700 block of South Karlov Avenue when he discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, Sweeney said. The man managed to get to Mount Sinai hospital where he was listed in good condition, Sweeney said.

At 5:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was injured on the 6900 block of South Paulina Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, Sweeney said.

The man was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 700 block of East 90th Place when an unknown gunman walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the back, Gaines said.

Earlier at 2:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 7800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, according to police.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    "Both men were found in an alley in the 1300 block of West 31st Place during a narcotics-related shooting, Alfaro said."

    Did they stop by the Duck Inn earlier?

  • NanSea nosy neighbor!

    Whaaat? I love the Duck Inn! I know you're kidding. But seriously, we've got to get rid of the gangs and drugs in the neighborhood. I hope Thompson removes the graffiti in that area quickly. The fence near the shooting was all gang tagged. I just reported it on his website although I noticed it Thursday morning while walking my dog. The police response was quick. I love our cops. They've always been quick and courteous.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Ruby Spa?

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I might have missed this but...

I believe that someone was shot in the 300 block of Pershing the other day, but I haven't heard anything about it. Does anyone know what happened?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    One of my associates out for a morning walk the other day, came upon the Chicago Fire Department hosing down and washing away blood on the sidewalk near 39th & Calumet!!!

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Mariano's in Bronzeville?

When will they breakground for Mariano's in Bronzeville?

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Great and neccessary expertise!

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Looks like when Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut his power pie in the Chicago City Council, he neglected to give 3rd Ward Alderman Patricia Dowell, who won over 70% of the registered voters in Aldermanic election a slice of City Council Chairmanships!!!

    So much for devolving from a trusted public servant, into a Ward Boss, under the so—called reformed and nearly defeated leadership of Mayor Emanuel!!! :-)

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1 dead, 6 wounded in city violence

The man was stabbed in a home in the 4400 block of South King Drive about 8:55 a.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

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The man who died was shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue about 11:40 a.m., police said.

Gartman, of the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue, was later pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.  

At 7:30 p.m. a 56-year-old man was on the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood when he was shot, police said.

The vehicle was on the 4700 block of South Karlov Avenue when he discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, Sweeney said. The man managed to get to Mount Sinai hospital where he was listed in good condition, Sweeney said.

At 5:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was injured on the 6900 block of South Paulina Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, Sweeney said.

The man was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 700 block of East 90th Place when an unknown gunman walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the back, Gaines said.

Earlier at 2:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 7800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, according to police.

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King Drive Police Tape

Today midday there were police blocking off King Drive from 46th to 44th and police tape on both sides of the street. There was also a heavy police presence on the west side of the street at 45th. Does anyone know what happened?

  • T-Mac in Bronzeville 8-year Bronzeville resident

    Tribune is reporting a stabbing in the 4400 block of King Drive.

  • Geez Louise Bronzeville resident

    I saw police bring out three people (2 men and a woman)in handcuffs at the corner of 45th and King this morning around 10:30 am. Lots of yellow tape blocking King.

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1 wounded in South Side shooting

The man was stabbed in a home in the 4400 block of South King Drive about 8:55 a.m., said police spokesman Officer Jose Estrada. The victim was taken...

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The male was shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue about 11:40 a.m., said Officer Stacey Cooper, a Chicago police spokeswoman.

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Black Chicago 2015 summer events

Jazzin’ with the Saints: Friday, May 29 @ Gallery Guichard (436 E. 47th Street)

Sib's Breakfast Club Black Men Stand Up Celebration: Saturday, June 20 @ Venue 47 (643 E. 47th Street)

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Grown Folks Stories: Thursday, May 21 @ The Silver Room (1506 E. 53rd Street)

“Move Your Body: The Evolution of House Music” exhibition kick off concert: Friday, May 22 @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph) FREE

Farley Jackmaster Funk’s Birthday Party: Saturday, May 23 @ EvileOlive (1551 W. Division)

Randolph Street Market Festival: Saturday & Sunday, May 23-24 @ 1350 block W. Randolph and 1340 W. Washington Street between Ada and Ogden

Spike Lee and St. Sabina Block Party: Monday, May 25 @ 7800 S. Throop

Hyde Park Brew Fest: Saturday & Sunday, June 6-7 @ 54th and Kenwood

Printers Row Lit Fest: Saturday - Sunday, June 6-7 @Dearborn and Polk

Chicago Blues Fest: Friday - Sunday, June 12-14 @ Grant Park (Jackson & Columbus)

Juneteenth Celebration: Friday, June 19 @ Culture Connection (400 W. 71st Street)

Taste of Randolph Street: Friday - Sunday, June 19-21 @ 900 W. Randolph

6 Corners BBQ Fest: Friday - Sunday, June 19-21 @ 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Real Men Cook: Sunday, June 21@ Palmer Park (201 E. 111th Street)

Chicago Pride Fest: Saturday & Sunday, June 20-21 @ Halsted and Waveland

L.A.T.E. Ride: Saturday, June 27 overnight ride @ Buckingham Fountain (500 S Columbus Dr)

Randolph Street Market Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28 @ 1350 W. Randolph & 1340 W. Washington

Randolph Street Market Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 27-28 @ 1350 W. Randolph & 1340 W. Washington

Chicago Pride Parade: Sunday, June 28 @ Montrose Avenue and Broadway

Windy City RibFest: Friday-Sunday, July 3-5 @ Lawrence and Broadway

Chosen Few Picnic (25th Anniversary): Saturday, July 4, @ Jackson Park, 63rd and Hayes Drive

Taste of WVON: Saturday, July 18 @ Lorraine Dixon Park (8701 S. Dauphin Ave), FREE

Black Harvest Film Festival: August 8 – September 3 @ Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State Street)

Taylor Street Festa Italiana: Thursday-Sunday, August 13-16 @ Taylor Street and Ashland

Taste of Greektown: Saturday & Sunday, August 22-23 @ 400 S. Halsted

Little Black PearlFest at the Beach: Saturday August 22 @ Oakwood Beach (1099 E. Oakwood Blvd)

Chicago Venetian Night: Saturday, September 12 @ Navy Pier (600 E. Grand Ave.)

August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean: Thursday, September 10 - Sunday, October 11 @ Court Theatre (5535 S. Ellis Ave)

Move Your Body: The Evolution of House Music Exhibit: May 21 – August 16 @ Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street), FREE

The Artist Lounge Open Mic hosted by Dometi Pongo: Every 1st and 3rd Friday @ Elee Mosynary Art Gallery (645 W. 18th Street)

House of Blues Gospel Brunch: Every Sunday, House of Blues, Dearborn & Kinzie

Maxwell Street Market: Every Sunday, 800 S. Desplaines

Old School After Work Set: Every Tuesday @ Norman’s Bistro (1001 E. 43rd Street) Free

Soul Music Fridays: Every Friday @ Darrin’s Cocktail Lounge (1249 E. 87th Street), FREE After Work Set

Bottomless Brunch: Every Sunday 10a-4p @ Fleetwood (2333 S. Michigan Ave.)

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Rosenwald apartments

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City Treasurer Kurt Summers on How to Save Chicago From Bankruptcy

I was with two friends. We were walking from 47th St. and King Dr. to my house in the middle of 48th and King Dr., walking back to my...

2 days ago

Be prepared for Memorial Day weekend

I want to thank my neighbors in Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Kenwood for being, well...

good neighbors.

This last year was very safe and pleasant for me - really no bad incidents, the worst being an early teen bicycle rider running me off a sidewalk and his father shouting curses at me for telling his son to "Please ride in the street".

That said, Memorial Day weekend is coming up early this year, just in a few days. I hope all...

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I want to thank my neighbors in Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Kenwood for being, well...

good neighbors.

This last year was very safe and pleasant for me - really no bad incidents, the worst being an early teen bicycle rider running me off a sidewalk and his father shouting curses at me for telling his son to "Please ride in the street".

That said, Memorial Day weekend is coming up early this year, just in a few days. I hope all my good neighbors are prepared as we have had trouble in past years.

We're getting an early Memorial Day weekend this year, it's coming up in a couple of days.

On recent Memorial day weekends, we've had problems with large groups of people outside our neighborhood flooding in to our Lakefront parks, partying, trashing the area and then causing trouble, including gun trouble at night.

Last year was very good, CPD and University of Chicago police had the crowds in control, but the two year prior to that were very rough. Three years ago, a Northern Illinois University graduate was gunned down and killed in the viaduct under 56th LSD. To the best of my knowledge, that killing/murder has not been solved.

Please get together with your friends and neighbors educate everyone about the problems associated with this weekend. Contact CPD, University of Chicago police, aldermen's offices, please ask for a strong police presence on our Lakefront.

Thanks neighbors.

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At least 8 injured in city shootings

...in Bronzeville Tuesday night. The teen was arguing with another person over money in the 4800 block of South Drexel Boulevard about 10:35 p.m., police said. During the argument the other person pulled out...

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About 8:35 p.m., the woman was in a vehicle in the 3600 block of West 85th Place when someone inside a passing SUV fired shots, police said.

The man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8700 block of South Wabash Avenue when two gunmen approached on foot and opened fire. The 20 year-old was shot in the left leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized.

About 9 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the 5000 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

A 17-year-old boy was shot about 8:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Fulton Street in Austin on the city's West Side, police said.

About 6 p.m. in Rogers Park, a 22-year-old man was shot in the left arm in the 1300 block of West Greenleaf Avenue in a possible drive-by shooting, said Chicago police spokesman Veejay Zala. The man's condition was stabilized at Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of West Juneway Terrace about 5 p.m. also in Rogers Park, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Thomas Sweeney. The man was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with gunshot wounds to the hand and hip, and his condition had stabilized.

Earlier, about 2 p.m., a 44-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the leg in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, and declined medical attention, police said.

Morial Ewing, 28, and a 29-year-old man were wounded in an attack near 78th Street and South Shore about 12:30 a.m. Ewing died. While police were investigating that shooting, shots were fired nearby around 3 a.m. Monday, and a wounded man was found on 78th Place.

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Police investigate theft of Grateful Dead artwork: 'Don't destroy them'

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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Police investigate theft of $75,000 in Grateful Dead memorabilia from auction house

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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Safety of South Lakefront Path

I have been very impressed with how clean and safe the South Lakefront path has been for bicyclists. I see lots of nice people using the path.

I have a friend who is an attractive graduate student from Russia, she likes to run and then go to the beach at 43rd street. She runs alone during the day.

Do others think it is very safe for a young woman to run alone and use the beach during the day?

She's not naive about crime in the city, just thinks this is a safe area, plus she thinks she can run away from any trouble.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    lisadee

    My impression was the CPD and University of Chicago Police strongly cracked down on tailgating, street partying in front of Bar Louie last Summer. I also noticed very effective police barricades on 55th street and South Shore Dr. I key Summer nights.

    Last Summer was a lot better than Summers in the past.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Anna in Hyde Park writes:

    "ok but who is the 'certain element' that you refer to? Who is 'nice' and who is 'riff raff'? I still can't get an answer to these question and I think we all know why."

    I respond:

    Perhaps Rick Goode , I and other seasoned...

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    Anna in Hyde Park writes:

    "ok but who is the 'certain element' that you refer to? Who is 'nice' and who is 'riff raff'? I still can't get an answer to these question and I think we all know why."

    I respond:

    Perhaps Rick Goode , I and other seasoned veterans of Chicago/Urban living can give some helpful tips to help identify regular, decent people as opposed to low life, no good riff raff that should be avoided or....

    Put in their place.

    :-)

    (Back of a paddy wagon, or forced to sit in a circle surrounded by 70 year old Baptist women with Bibles who look and sound like Fred Sanford's Aunt Ester :-)

    Regular decent people have some, one of these things:

    A steady job
    An official, recognized school program
    A/some source of legal income
    A change of clothes
    Some hobby, activity that involves something other than harassing women
    A vocabulary that doesn't include constant use of the F word

    (And this one is key)

    A proper understanding and use of "The Street".

    The proper use of "the Street" is infrastructure used to "go somewhere":

    Ie go to work, go to the store, go to school, go to church, go a neighbor's place etc.
    it is not a place to:

    Stay
    Hang out
    Sleep overnight
    Harass pedestrians, particularly harass women, say sings like "Hey Baby... Not!"
    Seek to find a sexual partner in the next few minutes
    Buy and sell stolen merchandize
    Block people from walking, running, biking

    And, yes riff raff can and are composed of individuals, mostly males of all racial, ethnic, religious avoiding individuals. The term "paddy wagon" is an ethnic slur against Chicago's large Irish community who in times past and during a few recent South Side St. Patrick's Day parades engaged in stereotypical "riff raff" behavior that prompted police and decent citizens to put the Irish American riff raff in the back of yes...

    The "paddy wagon".

    I hope that helps.

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    MODIFYING THE EXISTING WIRELESS INSTALLATION: INSTALL (3) NEW 1900MHZ PANEL ANTENNAS; INSTALL (3) NEW 1900MHZ RRU(S); INSTALL (1) NEW 1900MHZ DU IN EXISTING MMBS; INSTALL (1) NEW GROWTH CABINET; INSTALL (1) NEW HYBRID CABLE AS PER PLANS SITE #: CH03XC043 PREVIOUS APP #: 100407620

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