3 days ago

Man gets 32 years for robbery, murder in case involving police-involved shooting

Louis, of the 7700 block of South Halsted, will receive credit for nearly three years spent in jail since his arrest, court records show.

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Louis was arrested after he and an alleged accomplice — 19-year-old Marquise Sampson — robbed two King Gyro restaurant employees at gunpoint on July 8, 2012, in the 7900 block of South Vincennes, authorities said at the time.

Gresham District officers patrolling the area saw Sampson running in the 500 block of West Winneconna and chased him after he refused to stop, police and prosecutors said.

4 days ago

Black Chicago 2015 summer events

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

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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

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

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.

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

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.)

5 days ago

Fire breaks out at South Side grocery store after armed robbery

The robbers entered Windy City Supermarket, 7550 S. May St., about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday as the store was closing. They announced a robbery and forced everyone into a back room, police said.

5 days ago

South Side Grocery Catches Fire After Armed Robbery

Two gunmen walked into the store about 9:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South May Street, announcing a robbery and forcing everyone inside the store into a back room, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

5 days ago

Fire breaks out at South Side grocery store following armed robbery

About 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, two armed men entered a grocery store in the 7500 block of South May Street as the store was closing. The two gunmen announced a robbery and forced everybody in the store into a back room, police said.

6 days ago

Grandmother shot on porch says shooter was 'messing with a praying woman'

The shooting happened at about 5 p.m. Friday in the 7800 Block of South Carpenter Street in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood while the family sat on their porch.The...

May 18

2 Killed, 47 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Chicago Police said that Iola Burress and her grandson were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when they were shot by someone who was in a passing white SUV.

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Officers heard gunshots and found two men shot in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive, police said.

About midnight Saturday, Ronnie Montgomery, 24, was found on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Hastings, authorities said. He had been shot in the chest and shoulder.

Montgomery, of the 700 block of West Marquette, was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:20 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

A 24-year-old man was shot in both legs and his abdomen in the 2900 block of East 78th Place, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

May 16

1 killed, 20 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

Chicago Police said that Iola Burress and her grandson were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when they were shot by someone who was in a passing white SUV.

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About 12 a.m. Saturday, officers found a 24-year-old man shot to death in the 1300 block of West Hastings, police said. The man had been shot in the chest and shoulder and was dead at the scene.

A woman, 18, was walking in the 1700 block of North Western when she “heard shots and felt pain,” police said. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where her condition stabilized.

About 2:55 .m., two men were standing outside in the 8800 block of South Princeton when another male walked up and opened fire before running off, police said.

About 1:20 a.m., a 29-year-old man was in the 100 block of South California when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. He later walked into Rush University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, though his condition was not immediately available.

The two men were standing outside in the 3600 block of West Polk when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

May 16

Great-Grandma, 81, Shot Moments After Daughter’s Wake

Chicago Police said that Iola Burress and her grandson were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when they were shot by someone who was in a passing white SUV.

May 16

One Killed, 20 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Chicago Police said that Iola Burress and her grandson were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when they were shot by someone who was in a passing white SUV.

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About 12 a.m. Saturday, officers found a 24-year-old man shot to death in the 1300 block of West Hastings, police said. The man had been shot in the chest and shoulder and was dead at the scene.

A woman, 18, was walking in the 1700 block of North Western when she “heard shots and felt pain,” police said. She was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where her condition stabilized.

About 2:55 .m., two men were standing outside in the 8800 block of South Princeton when another male walked up and opened fire before running off, police said.

About 1:20 a.m., a 29-year-old man was in the 100 block of South California when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. He later walked into Rush University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his buttocks, though his condition was not immediately available.

The two men were standing outside in the 3600 block of West Polk when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

May 16

Great-Grandmother, Grandson Shot on South Side

...firing shots, the family said. The incident happened at about 5 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Carpenter...

May 16

Woman, 81, among two shot in Auburn Gresham

About 5 p.m., the woman and a 34-year-old man were standing outside in the 7800 block of South Carpenter when a white SUV approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

May 16

81-year-old great grandmother wounded in shooting on South Side

81-year-old Iola Buress was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home near 78th and Carpenter in the Gresham neighborhood.

May 16

9 people, including elderly woman, wounded in city shootings

The two were sitting on a porch in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street, taking a break from attending the wake of the 81 year-old's daughter when a gunman in a passing SUV fired shots, hitting them both, police said.

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Chicago police and paramedics stand around a man wounded in a shooting Friday, May 15, 2015, at 60th Street and LaSalle Street.

Most recently, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 11900 block of South Wallace Street in West Pullman.

The two men were inside two separate vehicles "involved in an altercation" in the 7200 block of South Bell Avenue, police said. Shots were fired, and the two men -- ages 24 and 28 -- were both hit, police said.

The victim told police he’d been walking in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when he “heard shots and felt pain,’’ Sweeney said.

Earlier in the Englewood neighborhood, three men were shot about 1:55 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Wentworth Avenue, said Sweeney.

May 16

81-year-old great grandmother wounded in shooting on South Side

81-year-old Iola Buress was attending visitation for her late daughter at a funeral home near 78th and Carpenter in the Gresham neighborhood.

May 16

MANHOOD DEVELOPMENT CAMP
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...from such a workshop Saturday, May 16 – 9 to Noon held at  Leo High School – 7901 S. Sangamon – Chicago, Auditorium. This is an invaluable asset that oftentimes can determine whether or not you...

May 16

Woman, 81, Shot On Eve Of Daughter’s Funeral

The woman was shot in the wrist and a 34-year-old male was shot in the hip around 5 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Carpenter during a possible drive-by, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. The two were on a porch when gunfire erupted.

May 16

Grandmother, grandson injured in Gresham drive-by shooting

...Lavern Burress when gunshots rang through the air around 5 p.m. Friday in the 7800-block of S. Carpenter."They looked out, and someone got out of the sunroof and shot at the porch...

May 15

Woman in her 80s among 6 wounded in South Side shootings

The woman was shot in the wrist, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, who said it happened during a "possible drive-by" in the 7800 block of South Carpenter Street in the city's Gresham neighborhood about 5 p.m. 

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The victim told police he’d been walking in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when he “heard shots and felt pain,’’ Sweeney said.

Earlier in the Englewood neighborhood, three men were shot about 1:55 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Wentworth Avenue, said Sweeney.

May 14

Spike Lee Defends 'Chiraq,' Says Naysayers Will 'Look Stupid' In Time

On Saturday, a talent agency held a casting call at the St. Sabina Academy, 7801 S. Throop St.

May 13

Spike Lee, John Cusack To Discuss New Film 'Chiraq' on Thursday

Rev. Michael Pfleger is hosting the press conference at St. Sabina, 1210 W. 78th Place. Film co-writer Kevin Willmott and actor John Cusack will also be at the press conference. Purpose Over Pain, a group for Chicago parents who have lost children to gun violence will be present.

On Saturday, the church let a talent agency hold a casting call at the St. Sabina Academy, 7801 S. Throop Street.

May 13

Dance Studio Owner Wants to Sell African Goods, Help Organize Ghana Tours

Dance Studio Owner Wants to Sell African Goods, Help Organize Ghana Tours

May 12

Prosecutors: Passenger walked off train as woman screamed for help during sexual assault

Sparks, 34, of the 7700 block of South Throop Street, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery to a transit passenger and unlawful restraint. He was ordered held on $1 million bail.

May 12

Prosecutors: Passenger left train as woman yelled for help during sex assault

Sparks, 34, of the 7700 block of South Throop Street, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery to a transit passenger and unlawful restraint. He was ordered held on $1 million bail.

May 12

Man Who Saw Sex Assault on Red Line Left Without Helping, Prosecutors Say

Sparks, of the 7700 block of South Throop Street, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery to a transit passenger and unlawful restraint. He was held Tuesday on $1 million bail.

May 11

AG GOLD Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

*** All Proceeds from camp fees will be used for funding the AG GOLD Summer Camp activities. To Pay CASH, or if you need assistance with the registration form or online payment, contact Sheenita Robinson at GADC office, 7901 S. Racine, 773-483-3696.***

May 11

Police Charge Suspect In Attempted Rape On CTA

Ronald Sparks of the 7700 block of South Throop Street was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual assault, Chicago Police said Monday. He...

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The alleged attack occurred on a southbound train between the Fullerton and Clark/Division stops. The woman told police she was able to fight him off and get away.

CTA surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect. He was arrested early Monday in the 800 block of North State Street after a CTA security agent observed Sparks smoking on a train car, Chicago Police News Affairs said.

May 11

Balaceras dejan 13 heridos

Los hombres estaban en la cuadra 7700 S. Emerald Ave., cuando fueron baleados.

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El hombre fue baleado en la pierna en la cuadra 6600 S. Jeffery Dr., y fue trasladado al Hospital Saint Bernard, en donde su estado fue estabilizado, según reportes policiales.

El hombre caminaba con otro hombre en la cuadra 4800 N. Sheridan Rd., cuando dos atacantes salieron de un sedán blanco y abrieron fuego.

La mujer caminaba por la acera en la cuadra 1000 E. 73rd St., cuando alguien desde un auto sedán gris en marcha abrió fuego, según Alfaro.

Entre otras balaceras, un joven de 16 de años y otro de 15 resultaron heridos en una balacera en Micek Park, 5311 S. Hamilton Ave., a las 5:50 p.m. del domingo en la frontera entre los barrios Gresham y Back of the Yards, al sur de la ciudad.

May 11

8 injured in separate West, South Side shootings

The man was shot in the hip in the 1200 block of West 82nd Street, Alfaro said, citing preliminary information.

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Around 5:50 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were injured when they were shot at Micek Park, 5311 S. Hamilton Ave., police said.

Around 10:30 p.m., another man in his 20s was wounded in the 2300 block of West Monroe Street in the Near West Side, Alfaro said, citing preliminary information.

The man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 100 block of South Rockwell Street when a male offender came up and fired shots, striking him in the left foot, Alfaro said.

About 4 p.m., a 32-year-old man was on the 7400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when he was approached by another person and the two began arguing, Alfaro said.

The teen, who suffered a graze wound to the back of his head, reported that he had been shot at Warren Boulevard and Hermitage Avenue in the Near West Side neighborhood, Alfaro said.

The 50-year-old victim answered a knock on his door about 8:45 a.m. in an apartment building in the 4200 block of West Division Street.

May 10

Police investigating Merrillville slaying arrest five on unrelated charges

Later that evening, Kendall Skinner, 18, of the 800 block of West 89th Avenue; James Bramlett, 21, of the 6100 block of Glen Drive; and a 17-year-old...

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Merrillville police arrested the people at and around the Tan Tar A Apartments in the 100 block of East 59th Avenue and the Edgewood Terrace Apartments in the 5800 block of Pennsylvania Street, said Northwest Indiana Crime Task Force spokesperson Robert Byrd in a release Saturday.

May 08

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation CARNIVALE 87th & Dan Ryan!

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May 08

1 killed, 9 injured in Thursday shootings on South, West sides

The man, 20, was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of West 84th Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

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The 28-year-old was shot in the armpit and thigh in the 7000 block of South Sangamon, police said.

The 19-year-old was standing in the front yard of a home in the 8500 block of South Escanaba about 11 p.m., when a light-colored car drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The man, 26, was shot in the left hip about 10:55 p.m. in the 11200 block of South Wentworth, police said. He took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The boy was fighting with three males about 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Marquette, police said. He tried to run away, but was shot and suffered a graze wound to the hip.

The man was shot in the leg in the 2900 block of West 40th Street, police said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The man, 26, was driving in the 1600 block of West 71st Street about 5:45 p.m. when someone fired shots in his direction, police said.

The teen was standing outside in the 6700 block of South Normal when two males approached and fired a shot in his direction, police said. He was shot in the back of the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

May 08

1 Killed, 8 Injured In Thursday Shootings

The man, 20, was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 900 block of West 84th Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

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The 28-year-old was shot in the armpit and thigh in the 7000 block of South Sangamon, police said.

The 19-year-old was standing in the front yard of a home in the 8500 block of South Escanaba about 11 p.m., when a light-colored car drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The man, 26, was shot in the left hip about 10:55 p.m. in the 11200 block of South Wentworth, police said. He took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

The boy was fighting with three males about 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of West Marquette, police said. He tried to run away, but was shot and suffered a graze wound to the hip.

The man was shot in the leg in the 2900 block of West 40th Street, police said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The teen was standing outside in the 6700 block of South Normal when two males approached and fired a shot in his direction, police said. He was shot in the back of the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

May 08

1 killed, 8 wounded in city shootings

A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of West 84th Street in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood. He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, Lemmon said.

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A man, 28, suffered gunshot wounds to his left armpit and thigh at 7:25 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Officer Bari Lemmon. The man was standing outside in the block when someone fired shots, police said, citing preliminary information.

...the man was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car in the 2000 block of West 68th Place when someone inside a passing light-colored car fired shots. The 37-year-old man...

About five minutes earlier, a 36-year-old woman was shot in the 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue in Woodlawn.

The man was standing in the front yard of a home in the 8500 block of South Escanaba Avenue when a gunman inside a light-colored sedan drove by and fired shots, police said...

A 26-year-old man was wounded about the same time in the 11200 block of South Wentworth Avenue in Roseland. Police said the man was shot in his left hip and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where his condition stabilized. Further details were not immediately available.

...m., a 25-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk near the corner of East 51st Street and South Prairie Avenue in Washington Park when someone inside a passing sedan fired shots. The man was shot...

About 8 p.m., the teen got into a fight with three males in the 2100 block of West Marquette Road, police said. When the teen tried to run away, he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

The shooting happened about 12:05 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Normal Boulevard, said Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Stacey Cooper.

May 08

1 killed, 2 wounded in South Side shootings

A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of West 84th Street in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood. He was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, Lemmon said.

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A man, 28, suffered gunshot wounds to his left armpit and thigh at 7:25 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Officer Bari Lemmon. The man was standing outside in the block when someone fired shots, police said, citing preliminary information.

The shooting happened about 12:05 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Normal Boulevard, said Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Stacey Cooper.

May 07

The Chicago Community Trust’s "On the Table 2015" begins a yearlong campaign to celebrate everyday philanthropists – people like us!

The Chicago Community Trust’s "On the Table 2015" begins a yearlong campaign to celebrate everyday philanthropists – people like us!

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