Apr 20

Updated 16 min ago

4 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.

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Luis A. Perez was found with a gunshot wound to the head about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Perez, of the 2700 block of West 24th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

About 10:50 p.m., 36-year-old Courtney Jackson and another man were in a car in the 1100 block of North Springfield, when someone walked up and fired shots in their direction, police said. The shooter then ran away.

Jackson, of the 1400 block of North Lotus, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 1:21 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Two men and a woman were sitting in a parked silver car in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis at 12:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

According to a security alert sent to University of Chicago students, the three victims are not affiliated with the school but ran into a campus parking garage at 55th and Ellis after the shooting. University police also responded to the shooting.

Two 16-year-old boys were shot about 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of North Trumbull, police said. The teens were inside a vehicle when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone fired shots, striking both teens.

A few minutes earlier, three men were shot about one mile west in the 900 block of North Karlov, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., Grand Crossing District officers on patrol near 71st Street and Paxton Avenue heard shots fired and saw a van speeding away from the area, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

The officers chased the man — identified as Jeffery Kemp — to 74th Street and Merrill Avenue and ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead he turned around and pointed it at the officers, authorities said. An officer then fired two shots, striking the man.

Kemp, of the 7400 block of South Jeffery, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

  • RAZOR tacunit5

    Hug a thug hahahaha

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Thugs don't trash where they live. That's a myth. Trashing the neighborhood was against the laws. 1 - 17. That came from Larry Hoover chairman of the board.

Apr 13

Updated 20 min ago

Yard work needed

Anyone know of someone looking to make a few extra bucks doing simple yard work? I need to clean up the yard from the gross winter and get it ready for spring planting. Mostly just pulling out dead plants, sweeping up tree debris, tilling soil etc... Will pay $20 an hour and the whole job should not take more than 4 - 5 hours. Can be done all in one day or broken up in a couple of days if someone wants to do it after school. High school or college student welcome. Must have good work ethic. Live on Leclaire in Cragin.

  • RAZOR tacunit5

    Hey torrez are you in a gang did you just wake up how are your boys doing!!!!

  • Razor, I see that your really a dirt bag this will be my last comment to you! One other thing i hope you dont get treated, they way you treat others, just remember that one day at the end you will get Judged! Wise up and be fair, treat others they way you want to be treated!!! Good bye

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Explosion on diversey and long at 12:30am. Anyone hear any reports? It shook my entire house, their were maybe 10 different explosion in the alley.

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Helicopter(s) near Belmont/Austin

I can't see with the overcast, but have been hearing at least one helicopter circling for probably the past hour. It even has neughborhood dogs barking. Anyone know what's up?

Apr 19

Updated 47 hours ago

2 shot while walking down street in Belmont Cragin

...s Belmont Cragin neighborhood, police said.The victims were walking down the street in the 2700-block of North Lavergne early Sunday morning when police say an offender exited a car and began shooting at...

  • Alonso Born and raised in the Cragin neighborhood.

    We are working to set up a neighborhood accountability meeting led by community residents to remind the new alderwoman of the campaign promises she made and also as a friendly intro. It'll be posted up in the Belmont-Cragin United page and on here too when the date is set.

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    Excuse you

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