6 hours ago

“Stay Woke” When Preparing Your Kids To Go Back To School

“Stay Woke” When Preparing Your Kids To Go Back To School

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35 hours ago

Updated 11 hours ago

34 People Shot, 7 Dead In Chicago Since Saturday Morning

• At 7:42 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in Auburn Gresham, police said. The man was in the 900 block of West 83rd Street when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside the car fired shots.

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• At 2:15 a.m., a 34-year-old woman was shot in Austin, police said. The woman was standing in the street in the 5100 block of West Concord Place when someone in a passing Dodge Charger fired shots.

• At 12:45 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards, police said. The man was driving in the 4500 block of South Wood Street when someone fired shots.

• At 11:30 p.m. Saturday, three people were shot in Austin, police said. The victims were part of a group standing in the street in the 5000 block of West Ferdinand Street when two people got into a fight and someone fired shots.

• At 11:10 p.m., three people were shot in Austin, police said. The victims were standing in the street in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue when two people in masks walked up to them and fired shots.

• At 9:35 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in Garfield Park, police said. The boy was walking in the 700 block of North Lawndale Avenue when he saw two groups of people firing shots near an alley. The boy then realized he'd been hit.

• At 9:15 p.m., a 42-year-old man was shot in Austin, police said. The man was sitting in a parked car in the 5800 block of West Augusta Boulevard when a black Jeep Wrangler pulled alongside him and someone inside the Jeep fired shots.

• At 8:12 p.m., a 17-year-old was shot in Garfield Park, police said. The teen was in the 4700 block of West Fulton Street when he was hit in his left knee.

    34 People Shot, 7 Dead In Chicago Since Saturday Morning
    CHICAGO - Shootings have killed seven people and wounded 27 since Saturday morning as another wave of violence rocked the city, police said. The murders spanned from the far north end of the city to the far South Side. * At 5:10 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was shot dead while driving in Brighton Park.
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13 hours ago

SWAT Team Responds To Barricade Situation In Gresham

SWAT officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to the apartment in the 7600 block of South Stewart, where a male was threatening officers if they approached, said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.

    SWAT Team Responds To Barricade Situation In Gresham
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A SWAT team responded early Monday to a Gresham neighborhood apartment, where someone was barricaded inside, authorities said. SWAT officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to the apartment in the 7600 block of South Stewart, where a male was threatening officers if they approached, said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines.
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13 hours ago

SWAT team responds to Greater Grand Crossing barricade situation

...in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Monday morning.Police responded to an apartment building in 7600-block of South Stewart Avenue around 2:30 a.m. A SWAT team was called in and police have described...

    SWAT team responds to Greater Grand Crossing barricade situation
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Chicago police are responding to a barricade situation in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Monday morning. Police responded to an apartment building in 7600-block of South Stewart Avenue around 2:30 a.m. A SWAT team was called in and police have described it as a domestic situation.
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31 hours ago

7 Dead, 38 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Twenty minutes earlier, someone in a gray Jeep shot a 25-year-old man in the abdomen and leg in the Gresham neighborhood’s 8300 block of South Peoria. He was taken to Christ in critical condition, police said.

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...a.m. in East Garfield Park, a shooter walked out of a gangway in the 200 block of North Homan and opened fire on two men, ages 21 and 23, police said. The younger was...

An hour before that, shots rang out as a 16-year-old boy stood with a large group of people in West Garfield Park’s 100 block of South Kildare, and he was hit in the right leg, police said. He was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 2 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was sitting on the porch of a South Shore neighborhood home in the 2700 block of East 78th Street when someone got out of a vehicle and shot her once in the buttocks. She was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said

Just before 1 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times in the arm on a Humboldt Park sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Campbell. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.

In a separate West Garfield Park shooting about 11:30 p.m. Friday, two gunmen walked up to a 34-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of a car in the 100 block of North Kilbourn and opened fire, hitting him in the leg. He was in good condition at Mount Sinai.

A 14-year-old boy was walking with friends in Pilsen about 9:30 p.m. when someone opened fire from a red car in the 900 block of West Cullerton, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger with a graze wound to the chest and a gunshot wound to the knee.

...the Yards neighborhood. A 30-year-old man was standing in an alley in the 5400 block of South May when a gunman approached, shot him in the arms and abdomen, and then took off...

    7 Dead, 38 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 13 people were shot across Chicago, one of them fatally, since Friday evening. A 26-year-old man was killed Saturday morning in a shooting that also left a 45-year-old woman injured in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
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2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

One Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Twenty minutes earlier, someone in a gray Jeep shot a 25-year-old man in the abdomen and leg in the Gresham neighborhood’s 8300 block of South Peoria. He was taken to Christ in critical condition, police said.

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...a.m. in East Garfield Park, a shooter walked out of a gangway in the 200 block of North Homan and opened fire on two men, ages 21 and 23, police said. The younger was...

An hour before that, shots rang out as a 16-year-old boy stood with a large group of people in West Garfield Park’s 100 block of South Kildare, and he was hit in the right leg, police said. He was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About 2 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was sitting on the porch of a South Shore neighborhood home in the 2700 block of East 78th Street when someone got out of a vehicle and shot her once in the buttocks. She was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said

Just before 1 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times in the arm on a Humboldt Park sidewalk in the 1200 block of North Campbell. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.

In a separate West Garfield Park shooting about 11:30 p.m. Friday, two gunmen walked up to a 34-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of a car in the 100 block of North Kilbourn and opened fire, hitting him in the leg. He was in good condition at Mount Sinai.

A 14-year-old boy was walking with friends in Pilsen about 9:30 p.m. when someone opened fire from a red car in the 900 block of West Cullerton, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger with a graze wound to the chest and a gunshot wound to the knee.

...the Yards neighborhood. A 30-year-old man was standing in an alley in the 5400 block of South May when a gunman approached, shot him in the arms and abdomen, and then took off...

    One Dead, 12 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - At least 13 people were shot across Chicago, one of them fatally, since Friday evening. A 26-year-old man was killed Saturday morning in a shooting that also left a 45-year-old woman injured in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
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  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Fight against gentrification and this is what you get. The bad old days again. East side of Humboldt Park becoming a sewer again and they still will not stop the activities that occur in the park that attracts gangs back here.

2 days ago

Man charged in year-old homicide outside Englewood store

Killed was Ramal Hicks, 34, of the 7700 block of South May Street.

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Lamarr Isaac, 34, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the early morning June 2016 shooting in the in the 1500 block of West 69th Street.

Chicago police Area South gang officers arrested Isaac Thursday evening in the 6800 block of South Ashland Avenue after detectives passed along Isaac’s identity from their investigation, according to his arrest report.

    Man charged in year-old homicide outside Englewood store
    A Near West Side man was ordered held on $1 million bail Saturday for a year-old slaying outside an Englewood neighborhood convenience store. Lamarr Isaac, 34, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the early morning June 2016 shooting in the in the 1500 block of West 69th Street.
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2 days ago

1 Dead, 12 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings

Another shooting in the 8300 block of S. Peoria left a 25-year-old man in critical condition at Christ Hospital. The man was standing on the street at approximately 4 a.m. when occupants of a gray Jeep opened fire, striking him in the abdomen and right leg.

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A 30-year-old man was standing in an alley on the 5400 block of S. May when a man walked up and shot him. The incident, which occurred at approximately 5...

A 14-year-old boy was walking with a group of friends in the 900 block of W. Cullerton when a person in a red sedan fired shots at him. The boy suffered graze wounds to his chest and his left knee and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

Two men walked up to a 34-year-old man sitting in a car and fired shots at him in the 100 block of N. Kilbourn at approximately 11:34 p.m. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his leg, and was taken to Mt. Sinai in good condition.

A 22-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of N. Campbell when he was hit by gunshots at approximately 12:50 a.m. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his right arm, and was transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

An occupant of a passing brown minivan fired shots at a 19-year-old man in the 5800 block of W. Belden at approximately 1:30 a.m. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg and was taken to Community First Hospital in stable condition.

A 23-year-old woman was sitting on a porch in the 2700 block of E. 78th St. at approximately 2 a.m. when she was shot in the buttocks. A man exited a vehicle, fired shots at the residence, and then fled. The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in good condition.

A 16-year-old boy was standing in a large group of people in the 100 block of S. Kildare at approximately 2:40 a.m. when shots rang out, striking him in the right leg. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition, but is not cooperating with authorities.

Two people were shot in the 200 block of N. Homan at approximately 3:45 a.m. A 21-year-old man was shot multiple times after a man fired shots from a nearby alley. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 23-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his right arm and refused treatment.

    1 Dead, 12 Wounded in Chicago Weekend Shootings
    The weekend is off to a violent start in Chicago, as one person has been killed and at least 12 more have been injured in shootings across the city. The lone fatality of the weekend came on Saturday morning, as a 26-year-old man was shot to death in the city's West Pullman neighborhood.
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2 days ago

1 Killed, 13 Others Wounded In Chicago Shootings Since Friday Morning

• In Auburn Gresham around 4 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in a drive-by in the 8300 block of South Peoria Street. The shots were fired from a gray Jeep.

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• In Garfield Park around 3:45 a.m., 2 men were shot while standing in the street in the 200 block of North Homan Avenue. Someone fired at them from a nearby alley.

• In Garfield Park around 2:40 a.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in his right leg while he was on the sidewalk with a big group in the 100 block of South Kildare Avenue.

• In South Shore around 2 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was shot while sitting on a porch in the 2700 block of East 78th Street.

• In Belmont Cragin around 1:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was walking westbound in the 5800 block of West Belden Avenue when someone shot him in his left leg. The shooter was in a passing brown minivan.

• In Garfield Park around 11:34 p.m. Friday, a 34-year-old man was shot while in the passenger side of a vehicle in the 100 block of North Kilbourn Avenue.

• In Back of the Yards around 5:24 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in an alley in the 5400 block of South May St.

• In West Pullman around 6:45 a.m., a 32-year-old man was sitting in a truck parked in an alley in the 11700 block of South Calumet Avenue when he was shot in a drive-by. The shooter was in a gray 4-door sedan.

    1 Killed, 13 Others Wounded In Chicago Shootings Since Friday Morning
    CHICAGO - One man was killed and 13 other people were wounded in shootings citywide since Friday morning, police said. A man shot in Brighton Park Friday morning died after being dropped off at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse at 26th and California. In nonfatal incidents: * In East Side around 4:20 a.m.
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3 days ago

Here's how to have a healthier work day

Here's how to have a healthier work day

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5 days ago

Activist Ja'Mal Green talks fundraising for new community center

Ja'Mal Green talks fundraising for a new community center at W 79th St. and Ashland Ave. (WLS)

    Activist Ja'Mal Green talks fundraising for new community center
    Today's Top Stories WATCH NOW TOP VIDEOS Ja'Mal Green, 21-year-old activist and entrepreneur, visited WCL Wednesday to discuss his plans for a new community center at West 79th Street and South Ashland Avenue. He hopes to use the center as a place to teach kids how to channel their creativity and become financially literate.
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5 days ago

Here's How To Get A Free Backpack From The Majostee Allstars

Here's How To Get A Free Backpack From The Majostee Allstars

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5 days ago

$300,000 bail set for South Side man accused of shooting his dog

The shooting took place in the 7700 block of South May Street where Scott resides. The condition of the dog was not immediately available.

    South Side man accused of shooting his dog held on $300k bail
    A Gresham man accused of shooting his dog as it was fighting with another dog is being held in lieu of $300,000 bail, records show. Issac Scott, 38, faces felony charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Chicago police said.
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5 days ago

How CPS new CPS budget will affect local schools

Last year, Bright was the assistant principal at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, 917 W. 88th St.

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Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E 56th St., will receive $2,443,323 a little over $100,000 less than it did previously.

Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St., will receive $2,352,958 this school year.

Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., will receive $6,572,707 a decrease from last year’s $7,212,773.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., will receive $12, 385,874 a small increase from last year’s $12, 362, 130.

Kozminski Elementary Community Academy, 936 E 54th St., will receive $1,871,510 this year increase from last year’s $1,823, 071.

Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., will receive $1,631,041 an increase from last year’s amount, $1,582,848.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E 50th St., will receive $2,411,268 a decrease from the previous school year’s, $2,451,260.

    How CPS new CPS budget will affect local schools - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Friday, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials released figures for its operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The $5.7 billion budget published on Friday, Aug. 11, assumes that state lawmakers will enact Senate Bill 1 [SB 1] and that the district will r
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Aug 06

Updated 5 days ago

11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence

A 36-year-old man was shot on the 7500 block of S. Union at approximately 10:15 p.m. The man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was struck by shots from an unknown assailant. He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

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...in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave. at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Saturday morning. He was a passenger in a...

Just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a 51-year-old man was shot after a verbal argument in the 3300 block of W. Washington. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. 

...condition to Stroger Hospital. The victim was walking past a group of men in the 900 block of N. Central Park Ave. at approximately 4:20 p.m. when one of the men reached in his pocket...

Two men got into an altercation at a business in the 2700 block of W. 63rd St., and a 26-year-old man involved in the fight was shot in the side...

A man standing in front of a residence in the 1100 block of N. Lockwood was shot in the lower back. The shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m., left the man in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Two people were shot in the 2900 block of W. 40th St. at 8:24 p.m. Friday evening. A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his chest and a 25-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her neck. Both people refused treatment at the scene.

A man standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of S. Drake was shot in the right leg at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday night. The 37-year-old man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition after he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg.

A 20-year-old man walked into Community First Hospital with a gunshot wound in his right thigh. The shooting, which occurred in the 5200 block of West Addison, happened at 1 a.m. The man was listed in good condition.

A man sitting in a vehicle in the 4400 block of N. Whipple was shot and seriously wounded at approximately 1:22 a.m. The victim, a 29...

    11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence
    Chicago Police are reporting that 11 people have been shot in violence across the city this weekend. Nobody has been killed in any of the shootings, but two are in the hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave.
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  • SCC Northwest sider my whole life.

    The parents are serving lengthy prison sentences for trivial amounts of illegal drugs.

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Not in Chicago where you have to kill more than a dozen people before you get jail time.

5 days ago

1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

...in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The 28-year-old was standing in the 1200 block of West 81st Street at 3:03 p.m. when someone in a dark, four-door car pulled up...

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...the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood. A 23-year-old man was standing outside in the 7800 block of South Homan when a male on a light-colored bicycle started shooting at him, according to Chicago...

...the West Side. A 32-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of West Rice when someone in a white vehicle fired shots, striking him in the chest and right...

...Side. He was sitting in the living room at 9:22 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Monticello when a bullet came through a wall, according to police. It struck the boy in...

Less than an hour earlier, a man was shot in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood. The 21-year-old was shot in the hand at 4:41 p.m. in the 700 block of East 132nd Street, police said. He took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

    1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was killed and seven other people were wounded in shootings in less than 12 hours Tuesday on Chicago's South and West sides. The fatal shooting happened about 2:25 p.m. in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood.
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6 days ago

Two men wounded in shootings on South Side

Around 3 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 1200 block of West 81st Street in the Gresham neighborhood.  The man told police he was standing outside when a dark four-door sedan pulled up and someone opened fire.

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In West Englewood earlier, police say a 17-year-old boy apparently shot and killed himself in his family's home in the 6500 block of South Oakley Avenue.  The house is used for day care, but it wasn't clear if children were inside at the time.

    Two men wounded in shootings on South Side
    Two men were wounded in attacks on the South Side Tuesday afternoon, according to police.
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6 days ago

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...Davidso and she was last seen August 13, 2017 by my mother's house off 79th and Ada in Chicago, IL. She only wears collars when she goes for a walk at the...

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Aug 14

Wait, did you say you just WAIVED all the taxes?

Wait, did you say you just WAIVED all the taxes?

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Aug 14

Deadline for City Colleges of Chicago Fall Term 2017 Nears - Register by August 21

Deadline for City Colleges of Chicago Fall Term 2017 Nears - Register by August 21

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Aug 14

Clerk Sold Weed From Behind Meat Counter, Police Say

Don Williams, 36, has been charged with selling marijuana at A And J Food Market, 342 W. 75th St.

    Clerk Sold Weed From Behind Meat Counter, Police Say
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - An Englewood man was caught selling more than just cold cuts from behind a meat counter at a local food market where he works as a clerk, police said. Don Williams, 36, has been charged with selling marijuana at A And J Food Market, 342 W.
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Aug 11

Mayor Emanuel’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Is Open For Applications!

Mayor Emanuel’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Is Open For Applications!

    Mayor Emanuel's Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Is Open For Applications! - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 10

Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood

Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood

    Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood
    Auburn Greshamhas had a long reputation of being a place where working class families could get established and has seen a so-called ethnic successionfrom German and Dutch to Irish to African American. Exporter of the original South Side Irish parade and best-known nativeMichael Flatley, this area is the long-time home to St.
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Aug 09

Updated Aug 10

Ask Geoffrey: The History of Freemasonry in Chicago

The Auburn Park Masonic Temple on 78th Street and Union Avenue is today a charter high school.

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There is a really cool looking building on the northwest corner of Byron and Damen. I believe it used to be a Masonic temple. Can you give some history on it?

The building at 3900 N. Damen Ave., originally called the Constellation Masonic Temple, was built in 1915 as the home of Sincerity Lodge. After the Sincerity Lodge merged with other Masonic chapters and moved to the suburbs, the building was reconfigured as loft apartments.

For starters, the Logan Square Chapter temple (2451 N. Kedzie Blvd.) built in 1921 today houses the Armitage Baptist Church.

Right across the street (2408 N. Kedzie Blvd.) is the Stan Mansion, also built in 1921. It was built as home to a chapter of the Knights Templar, a Christian branch of Freemasons (the mansion’s façade is emblazoned with the Knights Templar’s cross and crown insignia). Today it’s an events venue.

The Pullman Masonic Temple (614 E 113th St.) now serves as the offices of the Historic Pullman District Foundation.

Also in the Ravenswood neighborhood, what was once a Masonic temple (1521 W. Wilson Ave.) is now the American Indian Center of Chicago.

One last note: there is one temple in Chicago is still used for Freemasons. The Jefferson Masonic Temple (5418 W. Gale St.) was built in 1911 and is now home to 12 Chicago lodges. It's the oldest building in Chicago still dedicated to Freemasonry.

...Shriners Circus every year at the stunning mosque-like Medinah Temple built in 1913 at 600 N. Wabash Ave. The Medinah Shrine sold the temple in the late 1990s, and moved to suburban Addison...

    Ask Geoffrey: The History of Freemasonry in Chicago
    Secret handshakes, arcane symbols and initiation rites are all hallmarks of the Freemasons, an organization shrouded in mystery. Geoffrey Baer decodes the mysterious world of Freemasons and their sub-groups and offshoots like Shriners, Knights Templar and Scottish Rite in this week's edition of Ask Geoffrey.
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  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    What is their initiation

  • Ellen K. From the far NW side and now back.

    It's a secret

  • Rick Stoneham Logan resident since 1984

    I was sad when Armitage Baptist sanded off the Carved Masonic sign but given the denomination not surprised. I lived in Stan Mansion when the Serbian church owned it. There were stacks of Masonic books,artifacts. I'm sure it all went into the trash.

Aug 10

Take Your Job Search to the Next Level

Take Your Job Search to the Next Level

    Take Your Job Search to the Next Level - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 09

JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES HEADED TO ILLINOIS UNDER FUTURE ENERGY JOBS ACT

JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES HEADED TO ILLINOIS UNDER FUTURE ENERGY JOBS ACT

    JOB TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES HEADED TO ILLINOIS UNDER FUTURE ENERGY JOBS ACT - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 09

93-Year-Old Man With Dementia Missing From Gresham

Ceasar Douglas was last seen in the 8300 block of South May, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. He may have boarded a bus at 83rd and Racine.

Ceasar Douglas was last seen in the 8300 block of South May, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. He may have boarded a bus at 83rd and Racine.

    93-Year-Old Man With Dementia Missing From Gresham
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Police are looking for a 93-year-old man who went missing Tuesday from the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Ceasar Douglas was last seen in the 8300 block of South May, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police. He may have boarded a bus at 83rd and Racine.
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Aug 08

Don't make these hosting mistakes at your next BBQ

Don't make these hosting mistakes at your next BBQ

    Don't make these hosting mistakes at your next BBQ - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 06

11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence

A 36-year-old man was shot on the 7500 block of S. Union at approximately 10:15 p.m. The man was sitting in a parked vehicle when he was struck by shots from an unknown assailant. He was taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

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...in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave. at approximately 5:44 a.m. on Saturday morning. He was a passenger in a...

Just after 11 a.m. Saturday morning, a 51-year-old man was shot after a verbal argument in the 3300 block of W. Washington. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. 

...condition to Stroger Hospital. The victim was walking past a group of men in the 900 block of N. Central Park Ave. at approximately 4:20 p.m. when one of the men reached in his pocket...

Two men got into an altercation at a business in the 2700 block of W. 63rd St., and a 26-year-old man involved in the fight was shot in the side...

A man standing in front of a residence in the 1100 block of N. Lockwood was shot in the lower back. The shooting, which occurred at approximately 7:55 p.m., left the man in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

Two people were shot in the 2900 block of W. 40th St. at 8:24 p.m. Friday evening. A 20-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his chest and a 25-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her neck. Both people refused treatment at the scene.

A man standing on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of S. Drake was shot in the right leg at approximately 11:20 p.m. Friday night. The 37-year-old man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition after he heard gunshots and felt pain in his leg.

A 20-year-old man walked into Community First Hospital with a gunshot wound in his right thigh. The shooting, which occurred in the 5200 block of West Addison, happened at 1 a.m. The man was listed in good condition.

A man sitting in a vehicle in the 4400 block of N. Whipple was shot and seriously wounded at approximately 1:22 a.m. The victim, a 29...

    11 People Shot So Far in Chicago Weekend Violence
    Chicago Police are reporting that 11 people have been shot in violence across the city this weekend. Nobody has been killed in any of the shootings, but two are in the hospital in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was shot in the neck on the 5100 block of S. Hoyne Ave.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Aug 05

Chicago Shootings Since Friday Morning Wound 10

• In Englewood around 10:15 p.m., a 36-year-old man was shot in a parked car in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition after being wounded in his right shoulder.

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• In North Lawndale around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, a 37-year-old man was shot on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after being wounded in his right leg. 

• In Brighton Park around 8:24 p.m., a man and woman were grazed with bullets in the 2900 block of West 40th Street. The 20-year-old man was grazed in his chest while the 25-year-old woman was grazed in her neck. Both refused to be taken to a hospital.

• In Austin around 7:55 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 1100 block of North Lockwood Avenue. Someone walked up and shot him him, wounding him in his lower back. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital.

• In Chicago Lawn around 4:39 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot after getting into a fight with another man inside a business in the 2700 block of West 63rd Street. The other man shot the victim in his side as both left the building.

• In Humboldt Park around 4:20 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot following a robbery in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue.

• In Woodlawn around 1:13 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was shot in her side while in the 6100 block of South Langley Avenue. She was taken to Stroger Hospital.

• In Austin around 12:23 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in his leg while in the 700 block of North LeClaire Avenue. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Chicago Shootings Since Friday Morning Wound 10
    CHICAGO - Ten people were wounded in shootings citywide since Friday morning, police said. None of the victims died as of Saturday morning. The incidents include: * A 29-year-old man was shot in a car in an Albany Park alley early Saturday morning. * In North Lawndale around 11:20 p.m.
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Aug 04

Naperville Arrest Report

...Nataniel C. Yarbrough, 21, of the 8000 block of South Ada Street, Chicago, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and two counts of endangering...

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•David T.K. Hoang, 44, of the 3900 block of Vesper Court, was charged with DUI and speeding at 2:57 a.m. July 21 near 87th Street and Book Road.

•Katherine D. Sweeney, 31, of the 5700 block of Hillcrest Lane, Lisle, was charged with DUI, driving without a license, driving without insurance and driving too fast for conditions at 1:06 a.m. July 23 in the 800 block of South Washington Street.

•Brendan K. Baskin, 33, of the 1500 block of Terrance Drive, was charged with knowingly damaging property at 4:28 p.m. July 23 at his home when he allegedly damaged a man's computer hard drive.

•Jana H. Olin, 41, of the 2600 block of Showplace Drive, was charged with felony aggravated DUI with a suspended or revoked license, driving with a suspended license and illegal stopping/standing in a roadway at 9:44 p.m. July 24 near Aurora Avenue and Eagle Street.

•Scenery M. Carter, 33, of the 1300 block of Sugarplum Drive in Conyers, Ga., was charged in a 2015 theft of a man's wallet containing $300 at 1:49 p.m. July 26 at the Naperville police station, 1350 Aurora Ave.

...Shiane N. Swiger, 19, of the 1800 block of Centre Point Circle, was charged with felony possession of less than 30 grams of cocaine, possession of a...

•Cory M. Hull, 21, of the 2900 block of Bartlett Court, was charged with theft of stolen property at 4:27 p.m. July 28 near Leverenz Road and Forgue Drive.

    Naperville Arrest Report
    These are arrests made recently by the Naperville Police Department. *David T.K. Hoang, 44, of the 3900 block of Vesper Court, was charged with DUI and speeding at 2:57 a.m. July 21 near 87th Street and Book Road. *Apolinario L. Quival, 74, of the 900 block of Park Hill Circle, Aurora, ticketed for retail theft at 12:01 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Aug 04

What You Should Know About Back to School Health Screenings

What You Should Know About Back to School Health Screenings

    What You Should Know About Back to School Health Screenings - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 04

Vh1’s “Black Ink Chicago” Stars Ryan Henry and Van Johnson

...up on the same side and would meet up at the same barber shop on 86th and Hermitage. Everybody used to go at that point; Van was tattooing for a month...

    Vh1's "Black Ink Chicago" Stars Ryan Henry and Van Johnson
    T he streets of Chicago are no joke when you are in "survival mode." No one knows this better than South Side natives Ryan Henry and Van Johnson. Henry is the owner of 9Mag, a popular tattoo boutique in the Pilsen neighborhood, and shares the spotlight with his co-workers casted in VH1's hit reality series "Black Ink Chicago."
    http://chicagodefender.com

Aug 03

ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program - Share With Your Community

ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program - Share With Your Community

    ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program - Share With Your Community - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 03

$30 Million Funding to Help Train Workforce for Future Energy Jobs

$30 Million Funding to Help Train Workforce for Future Energy Jobs

    $30 Million Funding to Help Train Workforce for Future Energy Jobs - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 03

Is working overtime sabotaging your health goals?

Is working overtime sabotaging your health goals?

    Is working overtime sabotaging your health goals? - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 02

The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.

The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.

    The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods. - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 02

Miya Clay talks ComEd’s Icebox Derby and why STEM is important for girls

Miya Clay talks ComEd’s Icebox Derby and why STEM is important for girls

    Miya Clay talks ComEd's Icebox Derby and why STEM is important for girls - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 01

2 Chicago Police Officers, 2 Others Injured In Auburn Gresham Car Crash

At 10:54 a.m., the officers were in a police car when they were involved in a car crash with two other cars in the 800 block of West 87th Street, police said.

    2 Chicago Police Officers, 2 Others Injured In Auburn Gresham Car Crash
    CHICAGO - Four people, including two Chicago Police officers, were injured in a car crash in Auburn Gresham on Tuesday, police said. At 10:54 a.m., the officers were driving in a Chicago Police car when they were involved in a car crash with two other cars in the 800 block of West 87th Street, police said.
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Aug 01

2 CPD Officers, 2 Others Injured In Auburn Gresham Car Crash

At 10:54 a.m., the officers were driving in a Chicago Police car when they were involved in a car crash with two other cars in the 800 block of West 87th Street, police said.

    2 CPD Officers, 2 Others Injured In Auburn Gresham Car Crash
    CHICAGO - Four people, including two Chicago Police officers, were injured in a car crash in Auburn Gresham on Tuesday, police said. At 10:54 a.m., the officers were driving in a Chicago Police car when they were involved in a car crash with two other cars in the 800 block of West 87th Street, police said.
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Aug 01

Housing Trolley Tour

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    Housing Trolley Tour - Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation
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Aug 01

Is this diet the key to weight loss?

Is this diet the key to weight loss?

    Is this diet the key to weight loss? - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 01

New Energy Efficiency Benefits Coming to Illinois Consumers

New Energy Efficiency Benefits Coming to Illinois Consumers

    New Energy Efficiency Benefits Coming to Illinois Consumers - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 01

CPS high schoolers get a head start on careers in medicine

CPS high schoolers get a head start on careers in medicine

    CPS high schoolers get a head start on careers in medicine - Auburn Gresham Portal
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Aug 01

2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago

...on the porch in front of a house about 5:08 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Justine when a white van pulled up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The older...

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...walked out of his home shortly after noon and got into his car in the 7200 block of South Artesian when an SUV pulled up next to him, and someone got out and fired at...

...Northwest Side. He was standing near a porch about 12:20 a.m. in the 2400 block of North Meade when another male fired shots from across the street, authorities said. Flores, who lived in...

...The 27-year-old was exiting a vehicle about 10:45 p.m. in the 6700 block of South East End when two males walked up and opened fire, striking her in the left leg, police...

...men, ages 20 and 21, were walking east about 9:40 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Cermak when a shooter opened fire from a passing blue SUV, police said. The older man...

...males wearing red bandanas approached a 38-year-old man in the alley in the 1200 block of South Kedvale in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side and one of the males shot...

...was walking through the gangway of a home about 4:30 a.m. in the 2000 block of North Laporte when a male walked up, pulled out a gun and fired in his direction before...

    2 Dead, 9 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least nine other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The most recent deaths were the latest of 378 people fatally shot in the city this year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jul 30

Boy, 4, Among 28 Shot in Chicago Weekend Violence So Far

...hour later, a 26-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the 1500 block of West 79th Street. The man, who police say is a documented gang member, suffered a gunshot wound to...

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The shooting occurred at about 5:19 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Kamerling Avenue in the city's Austin neighborhood. The child was shot in the arm and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.

Just after noon Friday, two 24-year-old men were shot in the 1500 block of South St. Louis. The men told police they were standing on a sidewalk when an SUV drove up...

...business when gunmen opened fire on another man around 6:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Cermak. the gunmen were in a gray van when they fired shots at another man fleeing...

Just before 9 p.m., two men were was shot in the 10800 block of South Normal. The men were shot when a dark-colored sedan pulled up next to them and...

About three hours later, just minutes before midnight, a 16-year-old boy was shot while standing on a sidewalk in the 2400 block of West Jackson. The teen was shot in the legs and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. 

Just after 3 a.m., a 23-year-old man walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The man told police he was walking in the 5000 block of West Madison when he heard shots and felt pain. He was listed in stable condition. 

...m., a 42-year-old woman was shot while sitting on a porch in the 1800 block of West 47th Street. The woman said she heard shots being fired from an unknown direction and realized she...

Fifteen minutes later, a 33-year-old man was shot while walking to his vehicle in the 7400 block of South Phillips, police said. The man was shot in the groin and took himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, authorities said. 

Roughly 12 hours later, a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 7800 block of West Belmont Avenue. The man was taken by an acquaintance to Resurrection Hospital where he was listed in good condition, police said. 

...8 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot while standing outside in the 5600 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. The teen told police a vehicle approached and someone got out and opened...

...shot while sitting in the driver's seat of a double-parked vehicle in the 2800 block of West 57th Street. The man said a silver Jeep pulled alongside him and someone opened fire, striking him...

Less than an hour later, two people were shot in the 100 block of East 80th Street. Police said two 21-year-old men were walking eastbound on the street when they...

...m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks while walking in the 300 block of East 57th Street. Police said someone in a passing black SUV opened fire on the man before he...

Minutes later, two men were shot in the 2200 block of West 18th Place. Police said a 32-year-old man told them he was standing on the street...

A 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach when someone in a passing silver vehicle opened fire on him as he walked in the 1900 block of South Shelby Court at about 3:30 a.m., police said. The man took himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, according to authorities. 

...5:30 a.m., police responded to a call of a person shot in the 6200 block of South Indiana. Police said a 42-year-old man told authorities he was walking near 62nd and...

At around 9:30 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 3000 block of West Division. The man took himself to St. Mary Hospital where he was listed in stable condition, police said.

    Boy, 4, Among 28 Shot in Chicago Weekend Violence So Far
    A 4-year-old boy is among at least 28 people shot in Chicago this weekend as violence across the city left two dead and more than two dozen others wounded. The child was wounded in a shooting that also left a woman dead and a teen injured on the city's West Side Friday, marking the weekend's first homicide.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

Jul 29

16 Shot, Including 4-Year-Old Boy, In Chicago Since Friday Morning

• At 3:44 a.m. Saturday in Auburn Gresham, a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in his leg while in the 1500 block of West 79th Street. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

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• At 3:08 a.m. in Austin, a 23-year-old man was shot in his shoulder while walking in the 5000 block of West Madison Street. He walked into Stroger Hospital in good condition.

• At 11:56 p.m. on the Near West Side, a 16-year-old boy was shot while standing on the sidewalk in the 2400 block of West Jackson Boulevard. Two gunmen fired at him and shot him in his legs. He was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

• Two men, 89 and 32, were shot in the 4200 block of West Cermak Road at 6:37 p.m. in North Lawndale. The older man was sitting in front of a business when a gray van approached and someone inside shot at another person who fled.

• At about 12:07 p.m. in North Lawndale, two 24-year-old men were shot on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue. The two were standing when an SUV approached and multiple got out and fired at them before fleeing in the vehicle.

    16 Shot, Including 4-Year-Old Boy, In Chicago Since Friday Morning
    CHICAGO - Three people died and 13 others were wounded in shootings citywide since Friday morning. A 4-year-old boy was shot and his mother was killed in a Friday evening "ambush" in Austin. A 19-year-old man was also wounded. A man was killed and two other people were wounded in a Chicago Lawn shooting Friday night.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

Jul 26

Updated Jul 27

1 Killed, 9 Wounded In Chicago Shootings On Tuesday

...to Chicago Police. The 40-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when someone inside a white SUV fired shots at him. He was struck in his...

...m., a 19-year-old man and a 45-year-old man were in the 7800 block of South Bishop when someone on a bicycle opened fire. The younger man was shot in the foot...

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...A 35-year-old man was standing on the street about 10:45 in the 4800 block of South Cornell when a male walked up to him and fired shots. The man was taken to...

...on the South Side. The 45-year-old was involved in a fight in the 9200 block of South Marquette when someone he knew pulled out a gun and shot him, police said. He suffered...

...South Side. He was standing on the sidewalk at 8:39 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Justine when a male fired shots from a gangway, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound...

...by a male who walked up to him at 8:36 p.m. in the 700 block of North Monticello and fired at him. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in...

...Roseland neighborhood. The man was inside a vehicle at 5:14 p.m. in the 11200 block of South Stewart when someone walked up to him and fired shots, police said. He suffered a gunshot...

...the 26-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were on foot in the 5400 block of West Wellington when someone fired shots from an approaching vehicle, police said. The older man was struck...

    1 Killed, 9 Wounded In Chicago Shootings On Tuesday
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was shot to death and nine other people, including a teenager, were wounded in attacks across the city on Tuesday. The man was the latest of 368 people killed in gun violence this year, adding to the more than 2,096 people shot in the city since the start of the year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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    Thank you democrats for making Chicago a sanctuary city and trying to keep law abiding citizens from owning firearms.

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