27 hours ago

Artist Sows Seed Bombs to Represent Cabrini Resident Diaspora

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View of Cabrini rowhouses from 873 N. Larrabee St. Photo by Katherine Alexandria

You can see Alexandria's preparations and follow progress on her project blog, Seed-Bomb. Alexandria will be mounting an exhibition of artifacts and collateral related to the project at the Precedence Gallery at Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St., in the fall.

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42 hours ago

2 shot, girl injures hand during afternoon shootings

Most recently in the 2000 block of west 79th Street about 5 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the chest, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. At last report the man was "stable" on the scene, in the city's Gresham neighborhood.

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In another shooting in the 7300 block of South Hermitage Avenue in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg, said Sweeney.

A 16-year-old girl injured her hand on a fence while running away from a shooting in the city's Stony Island Park neighborhood, Sweeney said. It happened about 1:30 p.m. when she was walking in the 1800 block of East 85th Street and someone opened fire from a vehicle.

44 hours ago

2 wounded in afternoon shootings

Most recently in the 2000 block of west 79th Street about 5 p.m., a 35 man was shot in the chest, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. At last report the man was "stable" on the scene, in the city's Gresham neighborhood.

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In another shooting in the 7300 block of South Hermitage Avenue in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg, said Sweeney.

A 16-year-old girl injured her hand on a fence while running away from a shooting in the city's Stony Island Park neighborhood, Sweeney said. It happened about 1:30 p.m. when she was walking in the 1800 block of East 85th Street and someone opened fire from a vehicle.

2 days ago

Police: Three shot — one fatally — in Auburn Gresham

The men -- ages 20 and 26 -- and a teenage girl were on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Winchester about 10:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

2 days ago

Overnight shootings leave 6 hurt

The Gresham shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said.

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In a shooting an hour later in the Marquette Park neighborhood, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue about 11:30 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information.

Someone the man did not recognize had stepped out of a vehicle in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue and announced a robbery, police said. During a brief struggle, the 30-year-old was shot in the stomach.

Hours earlier in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. The man had been standing outside when a gray van pulled up and two people stepped out and started shooting.

2 days ago

Three Shot In Auburn-Gresham

The men — ages 20 and 26 — and a 16-year-old girl were on the sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue about 10:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.

2 days ago

Overnight shootings leave 5 hurt

The Gresham shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said.

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In a shooting an hour later in the Marquette Park neighborhood, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue about 11:30 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information.

Someone the man did not recognize had stepped out of a vehicle in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue and announced a robbery, police said. During a brief struggle, the 30-year-old was shot in the stomach.

Hours earlier in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. The man had been standing outside when a gray van pulled up and two people stepped out and started shooting.

2 days ago

South Side shootings leave 5 hurt

The Gresham shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said.

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In a shooting an hour later in the Marquette Park neighborhood, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue about 11:30 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information.

Someone the man did not recognize had stepped out of a vehicle in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue and announced a robbery, police said. During a brief struggle, the 30-year-old was shot in the stomach.

Hours earlier in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. The man had been standing outside when a gray van pulled up and two people stepped out and started shooting.

2 days ago

Three shot in Auburn Gresham

...whose ages were not immediately known — were shot about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester, police said. Their conditions and hospital information was not immediately available...

2 days ago

South Side shootings leave 4 hurt

The Gresham shooting happened about 10:25 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Winchester Avenue, police said. Two males and a female were shot, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.

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Hours earlier in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, Greer said. The man had been standing outside when a gray van pulled up and two people stepped out and started shooting.

3 days ago

$1M bail set for 2 men in fatal crash after police chase

Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. set bail after prosecutors described how Gabriel Johnson, 18, and Dontrell Reese, 20, tried to outrun police but quickly spun out and crashed into a light pole last Thursday evening near 80th and Lowe.

3 days ago

Bail set at $1M for Park Manor man accused of reckless homicide

...reckless homicide charge among others in connection to the incident, which took place in the 600 block of West 80th Street and ended in the death of 16-year-old Wally Flex, who was riding in...

Reese, of the 7500 block of South Eggleston Avenue, was holding a gun and attempting to climb out of the passenger window as police approached, he said.

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Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue, faces a felony reckless homicide charge among others in connection to the incident, which took...

3 days ago

2 bodies discovered in burning cars on South Side

The body of an unidentified male was found in a burning car in the 8400 block of South Gilbert on Friday morning.

Three hours later, the body of Sherita Smith was found under her burning car near 86th and Honore.

4 days ago

29 Shot in Spate of Weekend Chicago Violence

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times just before 2 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Union Avenue. The man suffered multiple wounds to both legs and his buttocks and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

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Police were responding to a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue and found the teen on the sidewalk. He was transported in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said three people were driving in the 2300 block of North Springfield Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired into the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed into several other parked cars on the street.

The man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 3500 block of South Indiana at around 11:35 p.m.

Around 4:35 a.m., police said a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot during a possible drive-by in the 2900 block of North Kimball Avenue. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition but was not cooperating with police.

...the South Chicago neighborhood. Police said the group was standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue when three men approached on foot and fired shots at them. A 15-year-old...

Just before 1 a.m., police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of South Albany Avenue. The man told police he was walking when he “heard shots and felt pain.” He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

...a possible drive-by shooting in the Washington Park neighborhood. The teen was walking near 51st Street and Wabash Avenue when shots were fired from an occupant in a passing light-colored vehicle, police said...

A few minutes after 11 p.m. two women were shot in the 2400 block of West Adams Street. The women were at an outdoor party when they “heard shots and felt pain.” A...

About 15 minutes earlier, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The teen boy and his brother were involved in an argument...

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the side while standing outside in the 500 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in a possible drive-by shooting the 8500 block of South Exchange Avenue. The teen was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to the arm and back.

4 days ago

Northwest Side Shootings Leave 3 Dead; At Least 15 Others Shot Citywide

The man, 24, was outside in the 8700 block of South Union Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired multiple shots, striking him in both of his legs and his buttocks, Greer said.

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• Around 2 a.m., four people were shot in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue in South Shore, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

• Around 12:50 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in his leg in the 6300 block of South Albany Avenue in Marquette Park.

The boy, 16, was walking in the 5100 block of South Wabash Avenue when he was struck by shots from a passing light-colored car, Greer said. 

The women, ages 41 and 45, were at an outdoor party in the 2400 block of West Adams Street when they heard shots and felt pain, Greer said.

The incident occurred in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue, police said.

The boy was walking in the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue when a light-colored car pulled up and someone from within the car opened fire, striking him in his buttocks, Greer said.

4 days ago

Police investigate the deaths of two people found in burning vehicles

The body of a woman was discovered underneath a burning SUV Friday morning has been identified as Sherita Smith. Smith was discovered partially underneath the burning vehicle in an alley on the 8600 block of south Honore, according to Chicago Police News Affairs.

Police also reported that another person had been found earlier Friday morning, in another burning vehicle in the Gresham neighborhood. The body of the person was found at about 5 a.m. in a vehicle on the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, said a spokesperson from News Affairs.

4 days ago

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5 days ago

St. Sabina Church targets violence with gun buying event

It’s happening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1210 W 78th Place in Chicago.

5 days ago

Emanuel hounded by crime issue

Chicago police officers stand guard at the scene of a shooting in the 8700 block of South Sangamon Street in July.

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"I think McCarthy is trying to do something but doesn't have the resources," said Miceli, who added that there is increasing concern about property and nuisance crimes both near her home and near her office close to Broadway and Halsted Street in Lakeview.

5 days ago

Suit: Two wrongfully incarcerated for 17 months on shooting charge

The shooting occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2013, when someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the arm and torso in the 2100 block of West 85th Street, police said at the time.

5 days ago

Person found dead in burning vehicle in Auburn Gresham

...neighborhood. The body was found about 5 a.m. in a burning vehicle in the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, police said. Fire authorities extinguished

About 7:45 a.m. Friday, another person was found dead near a burning SUV in the 8600 block of South Honore Street, authorities said. The police Bomb and Arson Unit is also investigating that incident.

5 days ago

Woman's body found under burning SUV, 2nd body found in separate burning car

Police and firefighters discovered the Kia on fire in an alley on the 8600 block of South Honore Street around 7:45 a.m., according to Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pachecho. A woman's body was found under it.

The body of the person was found at about 5 a.m. in a vehicle on the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

5 days ago

Police Now Dealing With Two Dead Bodies, Burning Vehicles In Gresham Neighborhood

The body was found about 5 a.m. in a burning vehicle in the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, police said.

About 7:45 a.m. Friday, a 46-year-old woman was found dead near a burning SUV in the 8600 block of South Honore Street, authorities said. The police Bomb and Arson Unit is also investigating that incident.

5 days ago

Second body in burning vehicle found in Gresham

...The first body was found about 5 a.m. in a burning vehicle in the 8400 block of South Gilbert Court, police said.Fire authorities extinguished the car blaze and found a person dead in the...

...on the city's South Side. Chicago police were called to the scene in the 8600-block of South Honore in Gresham around 7 a.m. Friday after neighbors made the gruesome discovery underneath the...

5 days ago

Woman's body, car set on fire in Gresham alley

Chicago police were called to the scene in the 8600-block of South Honore in Gresham around 7 a.m. Friday after neighbors made the gruesome discovery underneath the burning red Kia Soul.

5 days ago

Body of woman found under burning SUV in Gresham

Police and firefighters responded to the scene of the vehicle fire on the 8600 block of South Honore Street.

6 days ago

Hallan calcinada a una mujer al sur de Chicago

El incidente, según reporta ABC 7, ocurrió a las 7 am de este viernes en el callejón de la cuadra 8600 S. Honore.

6 days ago

Woman's Body Found Outside Burning Vehicle

Authorities responded to a burning Kia SUV in the 8500 block of South Honore Street about 7:45 a.m., according to police and fire officials.

6 days ago

Body found outside burning SUV in Auburn Gresham

Authorities responded to a burning Kia SUV in the 8500 block of South Honore Street about 7:45 a.m., according to police and fire officials.

6 days ago

Body of woman found under burning vehicle on South Side

About 7:43 a.m., police and firefighters responded to the scene of the vehicle fire on the 8600 block of South Honore Street, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pachecho. A woman's body was found  under the vehicle. 

6 days ago

Thomas Wortham, Slain Chicago Police Officer, Remembered With Youth Campout

Registration for the event closed in July but police officials said parents interested in having their children participate next year should sign up their kids at the Sixth District, 7808 S. Halsted St., starting in June. Over 100 youths attended last year.

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The fifth annual Peace in the Park After Dark event runs from 5 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday at Nat King Cole Park, 361 E. 85th St., and is hosted by the 6th District Community Policing Office.

6 days ago

Woman found dead near burning car on South Side

Firefighters were called to a car fire in an alley at 86th and Honore in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Friday morning.

6 days ago

Body found outside burning SUV in Auburn Gresham

...the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. Authorities responded to a burning Kia SUV in the 8500 block of South Honore Street about 7:45 a.m., according to police and fire officials. The body of a...

6 days ago

Woman found dead near burning car on South Side

Firefighters were called to a car fire in an alley at 86th and Honore in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood Friday morning.

6 days ago

Body Found In Burning Car In Auburn-Gresham

Around 7:45 a.m., police responded to the 8600 block of South Honore Street, for a report of a burned female body inside a car, after firefighters had extinguished a car fire.

6 days ago

Woman's body found outside burning car on South Honore in Gresham

...city's South Side, Chicago police said. Police were called to the scene in the 8600-block of South Honore just before 8 a.m. Friday. Family members identify the victim as Sherita Smith, 46...

6 days ago

Police: One Dead, Two Hurt In Crash After Traffic Stop

About 9:20 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of West 80th Street for having a busted out rear window, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. When police exited their car, the driver took off and the vehicle crashed into a light pole, Gaines said.

6 days ago

Crash after police stop leaves man dead, two others hurt

About 9:20 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of West 80th Street for having a busted out rear window, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. When police exited their car, the driver took off and the vehicle crashed into a light police, Gaines said.

6 days ago

Police: Crash after police stop leaves man dead, two others hurt

...Gresham neighborhood Thursday night. About 9:20 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of West 80th Street for having a busted out rear window, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. When...

6 days ago

Man dead after car crashes while fleeing police

The crash happened about 9:20 p.m. near 80th Street and Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood, in the Gresham police district that had six people shot the night before. One of those shootings happened within a block of this crash.

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