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2 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings

A crime scene investigator photographs a gun left at the scene of a double shooting on the 5000 block of West Wrightwood Avenue.

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Earlier in the day, an 18-year-old man died after being shot in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street in the Englewood neighborhood, according to police.

An 8-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to his face in the 7700 block of South Loomis Street in the Gresham neighborhood around 8:42 p.m., police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 6700 block of South State Street around 11:45 p.m., Alfaro said.

A 37-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were shot in their legs in the 7000 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood at 9:20 p.m., Alfaro said.

Earlier, the 15-year-old and a 19-year-old man were shot as they drove in the area of Bryn Mawr Avenue and Pulaski Road in the North Park area about 1:37 p.m., said Sweeney.

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

3 hours ago

Police: 2 dead, 6 wounded in citywide shootings Wednesday

The pair, ages 17 and 19, were standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood when shots rang out from an unknown direction, police said.

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Someone inside a blue vehicle fired several shots at the 18-year-old man at 3:48 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter, police said.

The boy suffered a graze wound to his face in the 7700 block of South Loomis, police said. Two of the boy’s older male relatives were involved in a domestic dispute when the gun accidentally discharged, police said.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the thigh about 11:45 p.m. in the 6700 block of South State, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

The 30-year-old was shot about 9:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Bishop, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, police said.

The 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were in a vehicle near the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Pulaski when another vehicle pulled up next to them and a male inside opened fire, police said.

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Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting in Belmont Cragin

...17 and 19, were standing on the sidewalk about 10:50 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood when shots rang out from an unknown direction, police said...

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LeClaire and Wrightwood

Some just got shot at this corner. What is going on? to much activity since last night

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Volunteer

I am looking for volunteer opportunities in the Belmont Cragin area. Any ideas greatly appreciated.

  • Melissa1013 Own your streets, build your community.

    What type of work are you looking for? I like volunteermatch.com if you'd like to see what type of volunteer opportunities are out there.

  • Rita Barth Cragin Park Advisory Council President

    Onward Neighborhood House sometimes has opportunities.

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Best ice cream in Belmont-Cragin

No. 3: La Autentica Michoacana, 4819 W. Diversey Ave.

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No. 1: La Plaza Paleteria, 3046 N. Cicero Ave.

No. 2: Paleteria Lindo Michoacan, 5246 W. Fullerton Ave.

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How does this happen in America!!!

This story was shared by a coworker this morning. A mother that is doomed to die due to her illegal status. Her children will have no home or a place once she is gone. Her children are half Mexican and half Puerto Rican and father absent due to her disease... Unfuckenbelievable!!! Please help Mari with any donations or please attend Sept 21 at 12pm for a gathering on her behalf. Mari is currently being evicted because she is in her last stages of cancer and cannot work. All I can think about is what happens to the kids!!! Jesus!

  • This is truly sad, does she have other family members they might be able to stay with??

  • MakeChicagoSafe Please keep our Chicago Safe

    I have no idea but I have started acquiring more information about this unfortunate woman. There really needs to be better laws put in place to protect and secure children. I know I can't save the world but if I can make a difference in any child's life I want to. And as far as the father living somewhere in Humboldt park with his new girlfriend, he should be thrown in prison for being a dead beat!!!

  • I'm sorry, but I really doubt she is doomed to die because she is undocumented like you said. But her and the children getting evicted, not having the money for rent is due to her undocumented status since if she was documented could get TANF which would help some, but...

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    I'm sorry, but I really doubt she is doomed to die because she is undocumented like you said. But her and the children getting evicted, not having the money for rent is due to her undocumented status since if she was documented could get TANF which would help some, but probably still not be enough to live on.

    Re. there should be better laws to protect and secure children. There are, but the father doesn't seem to want to take responsibility and no law in heaven or earth can make him take responsibility. Actually, since he is Puerto Rican, she could have gone to one of those free legal clinics to have his wages garnished for child support. Yes, I know, too late now, but one shouldn't wait til one's roof is falling down to get a scum bag to take responsibility. It's not that I don't have empathy, have a ton of it, but.... . Maybe I'll go to that fundraiser. .

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Helicopter

Wonder why there's a helicopter circling Belmont Cragin. It's been with a spotlight for at least 30 minutes now going in circles.

  • Melissa1013 Own your streets, build your community.

    The helicopters were helping navigate which streets to block off last night during the "parades". There were probably a couple hundred people celebrating Mexican Independence Day which was yesterday but also clearly celebrated on Monday too. A car was torched on Fullerton and Lamon, a 16 year old "documented gang...

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    The helicopters were helping navigate which streets to block off last night during the "parades". There were probably a couple hundred people celebrating Mexican Independence Day which was yesterday but also clearly celebrated on Monday too. A car was torched on Fullerton and Lamon, a 16 year old "documented gang member" was shot 8 times on Kilbourn and Fullerton, another shooting at Fullerton and Austin and one more I heard of at North and Pulaski before I couldn't listen anymore and attempted to sleep. At one point we literally had every CPD car in the district on or near that intersection. I was embarrassed for a neighborhood I speak so highly of.

  • There was a shooting last night at the Shell station on Austin and Fullerton. That's around the time I started hearing the helicopters. Of what I know, two were shot in the foot (of all places).

18 hours ago

St. Genevieve School Rummage Sale!

Hi there neighbors, St. Genevieve School is hosting a rummage sale this Sunday! Please come and shop around or purchase a table to sell your own gently used unwanted items.

4835 W. Altgeld Chicago, IL 60639

RUMMAGE SALE BY THE STG PARENT ASSOCIATION
The St. Gen's Parents Association is having a rummage sale this upcoming Sunday, September 21st in Maher Hall. You can purchase a table for $40. That includes a $20 deposit that you will get back when your...

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Hi there neighbors, St. Genevieve School is hosting a rummage sale this Sunday! Please come and shop around or purchase a table to sell your own gently used unwanted items.

4835 W. Altgeld Chicago, IL 60639

RUMMAGE SALE BY THE STG PARENT ASSOCIATION
The St. Gen's Parents Association is having a rummage sale this upcoming Sunday, September 21st in Maher Hall. You can purchase a table for $40. That includes a $20 deposit that you will get back when your space is cleaned at the end of the sale. Any profit you make at your table is yours!!!

STG Parent's Association will be selling snacks and drinks.
The doors will open at 7a.m to set up and the sale will begin at 8:00am
The rummage sale will close at 3:00p.m.
If you are interested please contact us at parentassoc@stgschool.org to hold a spot for you!

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Free Intro to Computer classes at Onward House

Onward House offer free computer classes (introductory level) for Community Members at Belmont Cragin.

Classes are oriented to learn the basics in computers: Windows7, Internet navigation, Email uses, Job search, and MS Office for productivity.

Classes are taught in Spanish and English from Mondays to Thursdays. Morning hours, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Course last 4 week covering 32 hours of training.

Classes start on Monday September 29th.

We are located at 5423 W Diversey ave, between Laramie Ave...

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Onward House offer free computer classes (introductory level) for Community Members at Belmont Cragin.

Classes are oriented to learn the basics in computers: Windows7, Internet navigation, Email uses, Job search, and MS Office for productivity.

Classes are taught in Spanish and English from Mondays to Thursdays. Morning hours, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Course last 4 week covering 32 hours of training.

Classes start on Monday September 29th.

We are located at 5423 W Diversey ave, between Laramie Ave and Central Ave. For more information call to 773 622 3215
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Onward House ofrece clases gratis de computacion en nivel basico.
Aprenda a utilizar computadoras con Windows7, a navegar por Internet, buscar empleo y usar correo electronico. Tambien puede aprender a usar MS Office 2013 para documentos y mas.
Nuestro horario es de lunes a viernes de 9:30 am a 11:30 am.

Clases empiezan el lunes 29 de septiembre.

Estamos ubicados en el 5423 W Diversey ave, entre Central y Laramie. Puede llamar al 773 622 3215.

42 hours ago

Let's Talk Testing in public schools - Belmont/Cragin

Mon, Sep 22, 2014 6:30PM

More Than A Score is sponsoring an info session about the status of standardized testing in Chicago Public Schools. Come with questions about testing and its impact on our children. This event is hosted by New Life Church.

Please RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/lets-talk-testing-belmontcragin

More info: morethanascorechicago.org

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Cragin Park Advisory Council Meeting

Sept.18 at 5:00.
2611 Lockwood
We have invited Alderman Suarez to come by and share his vision for Cragin Park.

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