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2 men wounded in Cragin shooting

About 5:20 a.m., they showed up at Community First Medical Center and said they’d been wounded in the 2200 block of North Laramie, according to Chicago Police.

    2 men wounded in Cragin shooting
    Two men were shot in Cragin neighborhood early Saturday on the Northwest Side. About 5:20 a.m., they showed up at Community First Medical Center and said they'd been wounded in the 2200 block of North Laramie, according to Chicago Police. One man, 22, was shot in the forearm, and the other, 29, in the leg, police said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Thats just a few blocks away from where l live wow too close

  • Chris B. Homeowner in Cragin

    Did anyone hear the shots? Usually when this happens I can point to when.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Occasionally my wife and l will hear them but they are coming from a few blocks away and mostly in the summer

Jan 19

Updated 3 hours ago

Diversey and Laramie traffic detours during construction and 5 Ton residential street limits.

During the closure of the Diversey and Laramie intersection traffic is re-routing itself down the 5100 and 5200 blocks of Schubert, Parker, Wolfram and George along with the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Leclaire and Lockwood. While the increased side street traffic is to be expected, what was unexpected was large semi trucks, dump trucks, car transport trucks and many other vehicles that have to be over 5 tons. Is there still a 5 ton limit on side streets? or...

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During the closure of the Diversey and Laramie intersection traffic is re-routing itself down the 5100 and 5200 blocks of Schubert, Parker, Wolfram and George along with the 2700 and 2800 blocks of Leclaire and Lockwood. While the increased side street traffic is to be expected, what was unexpected was large semi trucks, dump trucks, car transport trucks and many other vehicles that have to be over 5 tons. Is there still a 5 ton limit on side streets? or is that no longer the law. This increased truck traffic on the side streets is creating several pot holes especially near speed bumps. Also the roundabouts are being run over and destroyed as the trucks make turns that they cannot fit through. While a lot of this might be expected during this time of construction another issue may be arising. A neighbor, that works for the water department has noticed that water mains near some homes, especially by speed bumps, are beginning to leak and bubble up water. He has reported this issue to the department and to the alderman. I'm hoping that these leaks are repaired by the city and don't become the responsibility of the residents.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    What gets me are the same drivers use the same route everyday instead of finding a different way to go temporarily just until the work is completed and have some respect for residential side streets during this time

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Those traffic circles in the middle of side street intersections in my opinion are more a hinderance than they are helping to accomplish anything just my opinion we all probably see it other ways and l respect that l don't want to stir up anything negative

Feb 25

Updated 3 hours ago

2 Men Shot In Belmont Central

They told investigators they were shot in the 3300 block of North Central, police said. Police said the older man is a documented gang member.

    2 Men Shot In Belmont Central
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men walked into a hospital Saturday morning after they were shot in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The men, ages 40 and 38, walked into Community First Medical Center at 7:21 a.m., according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Kapel2 Neighborhood Resident

    There have been gangs in the neighborhoods as long as I can remember. But in days gone by it was more of a teenage radical thing. Then they grew up and grew wiser. But is seems now the gang members are more adults. 40 and 38 years old, c'mon really, these jerks need to grow up and get a life or go to jail for good!!!

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    Right On Kapel2 They really need to grow up and consider themselves as foutunate that they are still alive and walk away from that lifestyle

3 days ago

Updated 5 hours ago

1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings to start the weekend in Chicago

The latest attack happened about 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of North Laramie in the Northwest Side Cragin neighborhood, where a 22-year-old man was shot in the forearm and a 29-year-old man in the leg, police said. They showed up at Community First Medical Center in good condition.

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...neighborhood on the South Side, where 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was walking in the 6600 block of South Laflin when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago...

At 1:03 a.m. in East Garfield Park on the West Side, a dark-colored car pulled up to a 36-year-old man walking in the 3800 block of West Gladys, and someone inside shot him in the groin. He took himself to Stroger and his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 11 p.m. Friday in Bronzeville’s 4500 block of South Vincennes, a dark car pulled up to a 25-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle, and someone shot him in the back. He was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Two men were wounded in another West Englewood attack about 3:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 72nd Street, as a 19-year-old shot in the torso was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center along with an 18-year-old in fair condition with a wound to the abdomen, police said.

About the same time, officers responding to another Bronzeville shooting found a 17-year-old boy inside a home in the 3800 block of South Langley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said.

At 2:51 p.m. in Marquette Park, a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 6600 block of South Francisco when he was shot in the leg, police said. He was in good condition at Christ Medical Center.

Ten minutes earlier, someone in a gray SUV opened fire on a 31-year-old man in Woodlawn’s 900 block of East 63rd Street, hitting him in the hand, police said. He was in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in Englewood, where a group of people walked up to a 17-year-old boy on the front porch of a home in the 6900 block of South Peoria and opened fire, hitting him in the groin, police said. He was stabilized at Christ Medical Center.

    1 killed, 13 wounded in shootings to start the weekend in Chicago
    A person was killed and 13 were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the first 15 hours of the weekend. The homicide happened just before 5 p.m. Friday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, where 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was walking in the 6600 block of South Laflin when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Chris B. Homeowner in Cragin

    Did they repeal the spray paint ban? Most idiotic law in Chicago.

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    No but walmarts and kmarts. in suburbs that collar chicago you can buy it there

Mar 10

Updated 10 hours ago

CTA Bus Smashes Into Social Service Center on Northwest Side

The bus hit the building just after 12:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Armitage.

    CTA Bus Smashes Into Social Service Center on Northwest Side
    A Chicago Transit Authority bus smashed into the entrance of a social service agency on Chicago's North Side Friday afternoon.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    Armitage bus driver, not surprised! I catch that bus sometimes and there are a few bus drivers who drive like crazy! One in particular is always trying to cut people off, not let people pass her up, or just always screaming at cars.I would not be surprised if it was her!

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    I couldn't drive aggressively in my paratransit bus l have the lives of the passengers to consider and our company is very safety consious.

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Mar 19

Updated 28 hours ago

Four home burglaries reported in Portage Park

about 3:45 p.m. March 17 in the 3200 block of North Long; and

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between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. March 5 in the 5700 block of West Addison;

between 3:30 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. March 14 in the 6100 block of West Newport;

between 4:45 p.m. and 10:20 p.m. March 17 in the 5500 block of West Grace.

    Four home burglaries reported in Portage Park
    Police are warning Northwest Side residents after at least four home burglaries were reported this month in the Portage Park neighborhood. The burglar breaks into apartments or houses through doors or windows and steals personal property and miscellaneous items, according to the community alert from Area North detectives.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

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1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings To Start The Weekend In Chicago

The latest attack happened about 5:20 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of North Laramie in the Northwest Side Cragin neighborhood, where a 22-year-old man was shot in the forearm and a 29-year-old man in the leg, police said. They showed up at Community First Medical Center in good condition.

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...neighborhood on the South Side, where 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was walking in the 6600 block of South Laflin when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago...

At 1:03 a.m. in East Garfield Park on the West Side, a dark-colored car pulled up to a 36-year-old man walking in the 3800 block of West Gladys, and someone inside shot him in the groin. He took himself to Stroger and his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 11 p.m. Friday in Bronzeville’s 4500 block of South Vincennes, a dark car pulled up to a 25-year-old man sitting in a parked vehicle, and someone shot him in the back. He was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Two men were shot in another West Englewood attack about 3:20 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 72nd Street, as a 19-year-old shot in the torso was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center along with an 18-year-old in fair condition with a wound to the abdomen, police said.

About the same time, officers responding to another Bronzeville shooting found a 17-year-old boy inside a home in the 3800 block of South Langley with a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said.

At 2:51 p.m. in Marquette Park, a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 6600 block of South Francisco when he was shot in the leg, police said. He was in good condition at Christ Medical Center.

Ten minutes earlier, someone in a gray SUV opened fire on a 31-year-old man in Woodlawn’s 900 block of East 63rd Street, hitting him in the hand, police said. He was in good condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 2:30 p.m. in Englewood, where a group of people walked up to a 17-year-old boy on the front porch of a home in the 6900 block of South Peoria and opened fire, hitting him in the groin, police said. He was stabilized at Christ Medical Center.

    1 Killed, 13 Wounded In Shootings To Start The Weekend In Chicago
    CHICAGO - A person was killed and 13 were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the first 15 hours of the weekend. The homicide happened just before 5 p.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

3 days ago

Chicago Shootings Kill 1, Wound 13, Since Friday

...Two men were shot in an incident in Belmont Cragin in the 2200 block of North Laramie Avenue at 5:20 a.m. Saturday. Following the incident, the men walked into Community First...

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• In West Garfield Park, a 36-year-old man was shot in his groin while walking on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said. The drive-by occurred at 1:03 a.m. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital.

• In Grand Boulevard, a 25-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle when shots were fired from a dark sedan. He was taken to Stroger hospital with a gunshot wound in his back. The incident occurred in the 4500 block of South Vincennes Avenue at 11:05 p.m.

• In Austin, a 19-year-old man was shot in his left knee while walking on a sidewalk. The victim took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital. The incident occurred at 10:47 p.m. in the 700 block of North Pine Avenue, police said. 

• In Lincoln Square, a 19-year-old man was shot in his face in the 2800 block of West Balmoral Avenue at 6:46 p.m. and taken to St. Francis Hospital in serious condition.

• Two people were shot while in the 1700 block of West 72nd Street in West Englewood at 3:20 p.m., according to police. A 19-year-old man was critically wounded after being hit in his torso. An 18-year-old man is in fair condition after being shot in his stomach. Both are at Christ Hospital. 

• In Oakland, a 17-year-old was shot in his head inside a home in the 3800 block of South Langley Avenue. Police discovered the boy unresponsive at 3:15 p.m.

• A 16-year-old boy was shot his leg while walking in the 6600 block of South Francisco Avenue in Chicago Lawn. The shooting occurred at 2:51 p.m.

• A 31-year-old man is in good condition after being shot in a drive-by while in the 6200 block of South Ellis Avenue in Woodlawn at 2:42 p.m. He was taken to University of Chicago Hospitals after someone shot at him from a gray SUV.

• A 17-year-old boy was shot in his groin while in the 6900 block of South Peoria Street in Englewood at 2:32 p.m. He was sitting in front of a home when people walked up to him and fired shots. He was taken to Christ Hospital.

    Chicago Shootings Kill 1, Wound 13, Since Friday
    CHICAGO - Shootings throughout the city left 14 people wounded and one man dead since Friday, police said. Between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday, six people were shot. 20-year-old Tomorry Hill was killed in a West Englewood drive-by late Friday afternoon.
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