4 hours ago

Updated 10 min ago

Father of 7-year-old boy killed in Humboldt Park was intended target, police say

The boy was killed just before midnight in the 1100-block of North Harding Avenue in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood on Saturday.He was standing with an unrelated 26...

  • Well, at least there was a prayer vigil on Sunday. That should solve the problem . . . .

    Hope the reward pulls the snitches out of the woodwork

25 min ago

Paint Disposal

Anyone know where I can properly dispose of old latex paint?

26 hours ago

Updated 2 hours ago

7-year-old killed among Fourth of July fatalities

...26-year-old woman wounded. Police said both were standing on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of N. Harding just before midnight when shots were fired.  The child was hit in the chest and...

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On the 7700 block of South Shore Drive, a 26-year-old man was killed around 1 a.m.  The victim was sitting in his car when someone walked up and shot him.  He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. No arrests have been made.

...were watching fireworks last night, and around 10 p.m. a shooting happened in the 200 block of East Ohio.  A teen boy was shot twice in the abdomen when two groups of people got...

  • If you're going to right about a neighborhood get the area right.

  • No killing in Humboldt park hahaha and get it right there was 30 shooting"s not in Humboldt park

22 hours ago

Updated 7 hours ago

3 killed, 27 wounded over eight hours in Chicago, including boy, 7

...grandmother's house for a July Fourth celebration, Hailey said. Someone opened fire in the 1100 block of North Harding Street about 11:55 p.m. Saturday, hitting the 7-year-old boy in the right...

Police officers blocked off the intersection of Harding Avenue and Thomas Street with yellow and red tape. The crime scene extended a half-block on Harding north of Thomas. Several neighbors gathered at each side of the scene, watching police officers.

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...neighborhood on the South Side, police said, citing preliminary information. The shooting happened on the 7700 block of South South Shore Drive. The man was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said...

• About 4 a.m. Sunday, a man was shot in the 400 block of North Cicero Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 25-year-old was hit in the left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, police said.

...Two men on a South Side porch in the 5100 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood were shot about 3:55 a.m. Sunday, police said...

...were shot after an argument about 3:20 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Leclaire Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. A 24-year-old was shot in the right leg. Three...

• A 33-year-old woman was wounded about 2:45 a.m. Sunday in the 11100 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition with a head wound.

...condition. Someone fired at him from a gangway, police said. The shooting happened in the 7000 block of South Artesian Avenue...

• Someone shot a 27-year-old man in the chest about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore neighborhood. The man was taken to a hospital with a chest wound. One person is in custody, and a weapon was recovered.

• A 24-year-old man was shot about 1:55 a.m. Sunday in the 5800 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center with a groin wound and was transferred in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center.

...neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man was on a sidewalk in the 600 block of West 54th Street when a gunman walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the chest...

• A 25-year-old man was shot about 1 a.m. Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was shot in the 3200 block of West 38th Street and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

• A 34-year-old man lighting fireworks was shot in the arm about 12:40 a.m. Sunday in the 4200 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he's expected to recover.

...Two teens were shot about 12:10 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Hudson Avenue in the Old Town neighborhood on the Near North Side. A 16-year-old boy...

...An 18-year-old woman was shot a few minutes after midnight in the 9700 block of South Greenwood Avenue in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side. She was shot by...

• About 10:50 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4800 block of South Kilbourn Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood. on the Southwest Side He walked into a nearby firehouse and was taken to MacNeal Hospital in stable condition, police said. He suffered a forearm wound.

...a shooting in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. The man was walking in the 3000 block of South Trumbull Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing green van, police said. He was struck in...

...his late teens, lay in a pool of blood outside a condominium building in the 200 block of East Ohio about 10 p.m., and a shell casing was found nearby. Police said the man...

...p.m. Saturday, according to police. The two, 20 and 24, were shot in the 9200 block of South Forest Avenue in the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side. Police parked in front of a...

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    It's long since time for a major New York City Police (under Mayor Guliani, NYPD chiefs Bratton and Kelly) crack down on Chicago's murderous gang members.

    Stop and search.

    Also, the gangs are well known for those who want to know - get the Chicago Crime Commission's 2012 Gang Book. The gangs need to be infiltrated, use J Edgar Hoover style disruptions.

    So we don't have the death penalty in Illinois - make these murderous gang members smack rocks in chain gangs.

  • spacemanspiff lands on the distant planet Zokk!

    i see your point, but j edgar hoover was kind of a creep. idk if i'd be so enthusiastic about his tactics being used in 2015.

  • DAS

    On 7/5 at 12:10am the 2 teens were shot in the 1400 block of N Cleveland Ave not 1400 block of N Hudson. Not sure why CPD would change the address.... About a 1/2 hour later the same morning there was a 15+ gunshot fight on Hudson. Shots fired almost every night the last month on Sedgwick, Hudson, Evergreen, Blackhawk, Goethe, Cleveland or Mohawk. Anyone know why the police camera at Hudson and Blackhawk was removed? Someone was shot in that area last week.

2 days ago

Updated 10 hours ago


Wtf are all those booming noises going off in the middle of the effing night between Campbell and California along division? Been hearing them the last couple of weeks.

3 days ago

Updated 17 hours ago

  • Uffda in Von Humboldt rocking i den frie verden

    Another useless vigil! This was written on the 2nd and considering all the deaths and shootings that occurred around the 4th, I'm thinking that the bad guys didn't get the memo. Ridiculous and worthless.

  • FGFM What the Cappleman!

    Don't be a hater, be an appreciator!

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

No power?

Did anyone else lose power around 4:20?

  • Possible cause: ComEd's sending out letters a few weeks ahead that they've got teams out replacing old electric meters with smart meters, so if your meter is outside and no inside access is required, they may not advise again, right before their 20 minute replace-meter power shut-off. Otherwise, for an inside meter switch, they'll use whatever tel. numbers they have on file, to call & request access from ComEd customers.

24 hours ago

Updated 22 hours ago

Grandmother of slain boy, 7: 'Who would do that to a baby?'

Chicago police said the boy and a 26-year-old woman were both shot while standing on a sidewalk shortly before midnight in the 1100 block of North Harding Avenue. The woman was also taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, according to Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

More than two dozen officers, including detectives and evidence investigators, worked the crime scene on Harding Avenue and Thomas Street as fireworks crackled throughout the neighborhood.

Down the block on Harding toward Division Street, at a little playground, one or two small children were seen playing by themselves after midnight.

  • Poncemaria

    This area has been out of control and police do not respond. Last night was crazy with the illegal fireworks. A shame on this community that people are allowed to behave this way. Completely irresponsible parents on this block too with children running up and down the street and lighting fireworks.

3 days ago

Updated 23 hours ago

Pair Charged With Murder In Fatal Lincoln Square Stabbing

Boyle, of the 1500 block of North Pulaski Road; and Stropes, of the 2000 block of West Arthur Avenue, are scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

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The fight happened about 3:30 p.m. Monday in the 2100 block of West Windsor Avenue, police said. One of the men, armed with a knife, stabbed 20-year-old Angelica Escamilla, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. A 19-year-old man was also beaten.

Escamilla, of the 4200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Boyle, of the 1500 block of North Pulaski Road; and Stropes, of the 2000 block of West Arthur Avenue, are scheduled to appear in bond court Thursday.

  • Paco 50thWardFollies.com

    John, you're right. Three lives lost in a planned violent encounter over a Facebook post. The planned victim had every right to defend himself. I wonder if these guys now think it was worth it.

  • They won't understand that their ill-thought and ugly actions were wrong; this is how they think and "reason." Reason? Rationale? Nope....it's also precautionary to think about what you put on social media. As we've read many times, there are almost always repercussions and those are the ones that become public through arrests, etc.

    Sad...and stupid.

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