40 min ago

Watch The Illinois Prison Population Explode Before Your Eyes

The Cook County Department of Corrections, at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago, is one of the largest single site county pre-detention facilities in the United States.

3 days ago

Man dies following beating at Cook County Jail

2650 S California Ave, Chicago, IL, 60608, United States

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Records indicate Purnell, whose last known address was in the 4900 block of West Kamerling Avenue, originally was arrested and jailed in January on a disorderly conduct charge. While he was...

Jul 23

Man accused of attacking ex-girlfriend, who suffers from MS

Torres, of the 4000 block of West 24th Street, is being held in the Cook County Jail on a $25,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 4.

Jul 23

Man Arrested For Using Upskirt Camera On Woman Riding Red Line

Angel Ramirez-Diaz, of the 2400 block of South Drake Avenue, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of unauthorized videotaping through clothes. He was due to appear in court on Aug. 15, at the Branch 29 courthouse at 2452 W. Belmont Av.

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Angel Ramirez-Diaz, of the 2400 block of South Drake Avenue, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of unauthorized videotaping through clothes. He was due to appear in court on Aug. 15, at the Branch 29 courthouse at 2452 W. Belmont Av.

Jul 23

Red Line Rider Catches Alleged Upskirt Filmer: 'It's a Total Violation'

Officers arrested Angel Ramirez-Diaz, 36, and charged him with misdemeanor videotaping through clothes. Ramirez-Diaz, who lives in the 2400 block of South Drake Avenue, posted bond and will appear in court on Aug. 15.

Jul 23

School bus driver accused of molesting 9-year-old girl

Baker, of the 2100 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, allegedly admitted he attacked the girl.

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While the girl was playing with her friend and filling up a pool with containers of water in the 5700 block of South Loomis on Sunday, Amos Baker touched the girl on her buttocks three or four times, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Mary Hain said.

Jul 23

School Bus Driver Accused Of Molesting 9-Year-Old Girl

Baker, of the 2100 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, allegedly admitted he attacked the girl.

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While the girl was playing with her friend and filling up a pool with containers of water in the 5700 block of South Loomis on Sunday, Amos Baker touched her buttocks three or four times, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Mary Hain said in court.

Jul 22

Art with impact for Chicago kids

2801 S. Ridgeway Ave. 773-521-1621

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Young Chicago Authors 1180 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-486-4331

In the spring, SCAC will gain a new, much larger home in a 6,000-square-foot space at 91st Street and South Houston Avenue. Under a new name, Skyway Studio, Ward hopes reach even more of the neighborhood. Many kids can't get to the current location because they are unable to cross gang lines.

South Chicago Art Center 3217 E. 91st St. 773-731-9287

Jul 22

Tuesday, July 22 Filming Locations for Sleepy Hollow, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Chicago PD, and more

Sense8 is filming at 2700 S California Blvd in Chicago.

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Chicago PD is filming on S Normal Ave and W 44th Pl, Chicago. (Thanks @tiffynrob812)

Jul 22

$900K bond for man accused of pointing gun at cops in Little Village

Officers from the Ogden Police District responded to a call about a man with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue about 6:15 a.m. Saturday, police said.

A few minutes later, officers saw an armed man at the corner of 27th and Avers pointing a gun at them, police said. An officer fired, striking Perea, who was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene.

Perea, of the 2800 block of South Springfield Avenue, is next scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Jul 22

Neighborhood value a challenge for housing recovery

That block in North Lawndale is wedged between two main thoroughfares, Cermak and Ogden. The street is mostly rental units, nicely maintained buildings. But there were a number of boarded up houses and vacant lots.

Jul 22

Police shoot man in South Lawndale, officials say

...officials said.Police responded to a call about a man with a gun in the 2600-block of S. Hamlin around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, officials said. After investigation, police shot a man near...

...around 6:15 a.m. Saturday, officials said. After investigation, police shot a man near 27th and Avers after he allegedly pointed a gun at them, officials said.The offender was taken to...

Jul 22

4 dead, 39 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

...gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. Saturday at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue. Police did not release his age or condition.(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago...

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...Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives.Relatives say she was...

About 2:35 a.m., a male walked into a bar in the 4400 block of South Kedzie Avenue and began firing shots, police said.

A cab driver was picking up two passengers in the 900 block of North Mayfield Avenue about 6 p.m. when shots rang out, police said.

Hardy, of the 5800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, was shot in the head and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead at 8:21 p.m., authorities said.

A short time later, two men playing basketball a few blocks away in the 900 block of North Massasoit Avenue heard what they thought were firecrackers before they realized they'd been shot, police said.

...South Side. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck near the intersection of 111th Street and Princeton Avenue, police said. The man self-transported himself to Roseland Community Hospital -- which is about two...

Jul 19

Man shot by police in Little Village

Officers responded to a call just after 6 a.m. about a man with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue. They say when they arrived at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, the man pointed the gun at them.

Officers responded to a call just after 6 a.m. about a man with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue. They say when they arrived at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, the man pointed the gun at them.

Jul 19

Police Shoot Man in Little Village

Police say they were responding to a report of a man with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue around 6:15 a.m. when they saw an armed man near the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue.

Police say they were responding to a report of a man with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue around 6:15 a.m. when they saw an armed man near the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue.

Jul 19

2 Dead, 17 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Evening

At least five others were shot Friday night. Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot a male who allegedly pointed a gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, police said. The male’s age and condition were not immediately known.

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...Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives. Family members said the...

The man, 35, was sitting on a sidewalk near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue about 3 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

The boy was a passenger in a parked vehicle in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when a white van pulled up and someone fired shots, striking him in the arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition

The 19-year-old was discovered in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue with gunshot wounds to his back and foot, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

The men, 24 and 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street about 12:10 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The 24-year-old...

About 11:30 p.m., three people — 15, 22 and 32 — were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in West Garfield Park when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

The men were standing on a corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Jul 19

Police shoot male in Little Village

...Ogden Police District responded to a call about a male with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, police said in a statement. Police later found a male -- whose age was not immediately...

...Police later found a male -- whose age was not immediately known -- at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue pointing a gun at officers, the statement said...

Jul 19

Police Shoot Male In Little Village

...Ogden Police District responded to a call about a male with a gun in the 2600 block of South Hamlin Avenue, police said in a statement. Police later found a male — whose age was not immediately...

...Police later found a male — whose age was not immediately known — at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue pointing a gun at officers, the statement said...

Jul 19

More Than 20 Shot Overnight in Chicago

Police shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them in the 2600 block of South Avers Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. No officers were injured in the incident.

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The young girl was shot in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Garfield Park neighborhood at about 9:30 p.m. Friday.

A 35-year-old man was shot when someone in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots at him near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue around 3 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken in stable condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Just before 1 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue. The teen was seated in a parked vehicle when a white van pulled up and...

Around 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue. The teen was discovered unresponsive on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds to the back and foot and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two people were shot just after midnight in the 500 block of East 71st Street. A 24-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital...

Just before 11 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 2000 block of North Lamon Avenue. The man was shot in the abdomen and leg and was listed in serious condition...

...including a 15-year-old boy, were shot around 11:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue in an apparent drive-by shooting. The teen was shot in the leg and a...

Around the same time, five people were shot in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue. A 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm, a 33-year-old...

A few minutes earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in the ankle after two offenders fired at him while he sat on a porch in the 5400 block of West Haddon Avenue. The man taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 38-year-old man was shot just after 11 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Drexel Boulevard. The man was sitting in a car when someone fired shots from an alley striking him in the face. The man was listed in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Around 10:30 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. The teen was shot in the arm and foot and listed in stable condition at Roseland Community Hospital.

Around 6:30 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot in the 4900 block of South Paulina Street. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available but the teen was taken in stable condition to an area hospital, police said.

Around 6 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3800 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was shot multiple times in both legs and walked into Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition.

Jul 19

2 killed, 17 wounded in weekend shootings

At least five others were shot Friday night. Additionally, Chicago Police officers shot a male who allegedly pointed a gun at Ogden District officers about 6:15 a.m. at the corner of 27th Street and Avers Avenue, police said. The male’s age and condition were not immediately known.

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The 10-year-old, identified by family members as Shamiya Adams, was shot in the head Friday night at 9:35 p.m. while she was at a sleepover in the 3900 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and relatives.

The man, 35, was sitting on a sidewalk near 72nd Street and Emerald Avenue about 3 a.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

The boy was a passenger in a parked vehicle in the 7000 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:50 a.m. when a white van pulled up and someone fired shots, striking him in the arm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he is listed in “stable” condition

The 19-year-old was discovered in the 1200 block of South Christiana Avenue with gunshot wounds to his back and foot, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

The men, 24 and 33, were walking in the 500 block of East 71st Street about 12:10 a.m. when they were shot, police said. The 24-year-old...

About 11:30 p.m., three people — 15, 22 and 32 — were standing on the corner in the 4000 block of West Maypole Avenue in West Garfield Park when someone in a light-colored vehicle drove by and opened fire, police said.

The men were standing on a corner in the 1300 block of North Mason Avenue when they were shot, police said.

Jul 19

Police shot man in South Lawndale, officials say

...in the city's South Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.Police responded to the call near 27th Street and Avers around 6:15 a.m. Saturday officials said. They encountered the offender, who was allegedly...

Jul 19

Person shot by police in Little Village

2700 S Avers Ave, Chicago, IL, 60623, United States

It happened about 6:15 a.m. in the 2600 block of South Avers Avenue.

Jul 19

Suspect Charged In Lincoln Park Beating Death From April

Authorities claim Alvarado, of the 2400 block of South Spaulding Avenue, has been positively identified as the suspect who fatally beat the man during a robbery, according to a release from police News Affairs.

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Klepacz, 32, was found with trauma to his head in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue about 4 a.m. after someone called 911 and reported a battery, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Klepacz, of the 1200 block of North Noble Street, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Jul 19

Man charged with fatally beating, robbing man in Lincoln Park

Authorities claim Alvarado, of the 2400 block of South Spaulding, has been positively identified as the suspect who fatally beat the man during a robbery, according to a release from police.

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Klepacz, 32, was found with trauma to his head in the 1500 block of West Fullerton Avenue about 4 a.m. after someone called 911 and reported a battery, according to officials.

Klepacz, of the 1200 block of North Noble Street, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:31 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Jul 18

Teenage girl missing from Lincoln Park

...not return home to the 2700 block of North Southport Avenue after going to the 3900 block of West 26th Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police...

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...from her Lincoln Park home Thursday. Anna Acevedo, 17, did not return home to the 2700 block of North Southport Avenue after going to the 3900 block of West 26th Street, according to a missing person...

Jul 18

Girl, 17, missing. Family says disappearance unusual

3900 W 26th St, Chicago, IL, 60623, United States

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2700 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL, 60614, United States

Jul 18

Anna Acevedo, 17, missing from Lincoln Park

...not return home to the 2700 block of North Southport Avenue after going to the 3900 block of West 26th Street, according to a missing person alert from Chicago Police.Acevedo is described as a 4...

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...from her Lincoln Park home Thursday.Anna Acevedo, 17, did not return home to the 2700 block of North Southport Avenue after going to the 3900 block of West 26th Street, according to a missing person...

Jul 18

Girl, 17, missing. Family says disappearance unusual

3900 W 26th St, Chicago, IL, 60623, United States

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2700 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL, 60614, United States

Jul 16

City Sticker Deadline Extended One Day

The store at 4327 W. 26th Street reported that the system went down at 6:30 p.m., and employees at the 777 N. La Salle Drive store say the computer system started moving very slowly and was taking up to 12 minutes to process each customer.

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Employees at the store at 816 E. 87th Street tell NBC 5 that the system went down at 5 p.m., resulting in a backed up line of dozens of people.

The store at 4327 W. 26th Street reported that the system went down at 6:30 p.m., and employees at the 777 N. La Salle Drive store say the computer system started moving very slowly and was taking up to 12 minutes to process each customer.

Jul 15

Man trapped in Cook County Jail files lawsuit

A father who was trapped in a room for 30 hours while trying to visit his son at Cook County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. Farad Polk came to visit the jail at 2700 S. California Ave. the evening of July 5, but entered a visitor room that was under renovation and

Jul 14

3 Dead, 27 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 9:13 p.m. in the Little Village neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 2600 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition.

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William Lewis, 28, was standing on the street in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue about 3:20 p.m. when someone approached on foot, produced a weapon and shot him in the back, police said.

Lewis, of the 4700 block of North Hermitage Avenue, was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 3:58 p.m., authorities said.

About 1:15 a.m., a 47-year-old man got into an argument with a mother and son in the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street, left the apartment, then returned with a gun and shot both people in the chest, police said.

The shooting happened in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street, police said.

Jul 14

1 dead, 7 wounded in city shootings

A 26-year-old man was shot in the Little Village neighborhood about 9:15 p.m. He was wounded in the 4100 block of West 26th Street and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a leg wound. He's in good condition, police said.

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800 W 95th St, Chicago, IL, 60643, United States

700 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL, 60624, United States

1500 S Christiana Ave, Chicago, IL, 60623, United States

The homicide happened at 12:43 a.m. , police said. Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 1500 block of West 72nd Street and found the man with a head wound, police said. Other details weren't immediately available.

Two 16-year-olds were shot in the legs about 12:02 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of West 63rd Street, police said. A white van drove past and someone inside opened fire, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and are ins table condition, police said.

Jul 14

Man shot in Little Village

A man was shot in the Little Village neighborhood Sunday night. About 9:13 p.m., the 26-year-old was shot in the knee in the 2600 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.

Jul 13

Police locate woman missing for two weeks

Minerva Villarreal-Gaytan, 43, has been missing since June 26 and was last seen in the 3000 block of South Komensky Avenue, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

Jul 12

About Face Youth Debut "Checking Boxes"

Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St., Chicago

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Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St., Chicago

Willye White Park, 1610 W. Howard St., Chicago

Jul 11

Students Encouraged to Eat Free and Play

2819 W 21st Pl, Chicago IL

2620 S Lawndale Ave, Chicago IL

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630 E 131st St Chicago, IL

4220 N Richmond St Chicago, IL

5356 S King Dr Chicago, IL

5024 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL

3014 W 39th Pl, Chicago IL

139 S Parkside Ave, Chicago IL

8306 S Saint Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL

1631 W Jonquil Ter, Chicago IL

10347 S Ewing Ave, Chicago IL

9130 S University Ave, Chicago IL

3510 W 55th St, Chicago IL

7414 N Wolcott Ave Chicago, IL

751 S Sacramento, Chicago IL

138 W 109th St, Chicago IL

6448 S Tripp Ave Chicago, IL

2103 N Lamon Ave, Chicago IL

3539 W Grace St Chicago, IL

4127 W Hirsch St, Chicago IL

6800 S Stewart Ave, Chicago IL

4225 S Lake Park Ave Chicago, IL

214 N Lavergne Ave, Chicago, IL

3330 W 71st St, Chicago IL

900 W Wilson Ave Chicago, IL

1900 W 23rd St Chicago, IL

1839 N Richmond St, Chicago IL

Jul 11

Green on White, Volume 3 – A Baker’s Dozen of Bakery Brick

3707 W. 26th Street. Civic Savings and Loan in 1957. Vanek Travel Service in 1960. Mena Mexico Travel Agency...

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741-749 W. 79th Street at Halsted. The westernmost of the four storefronts was the Auburn Park Library from the late 1930s until 1963. This building was next door to the corner commercial building demolished several years ago following a wall collapse.

7051 N. Clark Street, Rogers Park. Originally the Casino Theater, one of a legion of early theaters, most of...

...1911; his house was demolished and replaced with the theater. His wife’s mansion, at 5008 Clark (old system, 7339 Clark new system) was torn town in 1917 and is now the...

...demolished and replaced with the theater. His wife’s mansion, at 5008 Clark (old system, 7339 Clark new system) was torn town in 1917 and is now the site of Touhy Park...

2241 and 2245 N. Western Avenue

2403 W. Chicago Avenue – Liz’s Pet Shop, with thin triangular and diamond patterns surrounding a beautiful bulls-eye...

4230 1/2-4234 and 4236 S. Archer Avenue – two adjacent buildings with matching facades.

6901 S. Halsted Street – green brick striping punctuated by terra cotta medalions. The building contains apartments above and four retail outlets at the street level. The Family Loan Corporation was a long-time tenant, from the late 1940s through the 1950s. A liquor store came later, in the 1960s.

711 W. 47th Street – another curious specimen, a wood framed house tarted up with masonry accents at the street. The house is likely much older than the other buildings in this post, which likely date from the 1910s.

2209 W. Cermak Road, at far right – another apartment-over-storefront configuration. It was a music store in 1919...

3311 W. Montrose Avenue – Chicago Import, Inc. The storefront has been infilled with blonde brick, and the limestone panels in the center appear to be a Mid Century addition.

2107 N. Cleveland Avenue – Custom Hair Lounge + Spa – the green brick is merely a small accent amid handsome corbelling...

6241 N. Broadway, Uptown – Green Element Resale. Like the Casino Theater, this building has lost its upper parapet wall – as evidenced by a geometric design that is abruptly sliced off at the roofline. It was the Leon Beloian Rug Company in 1981.

Diversey-Sheffield Building, 946-958 W. Diversey / 2801 N. Sheffield Avenue. Built in 1916, according to Chicago Architecture Info, this one featured...

Jul 11

Trapped in visitor room at jail, man ‘thought he might die,’ attorney says

According to Cara Smith, executive director of the jail, Polk’s son had been transferred from the Division 11 holding area at 3015 S. Calfornia Blvd. to Division 9 — an area he’d never been to — which is at 2854 W. 31st St., on the jail compound.

Jul 11

Man trapped in Cook County Jail 30-plus hours files court papers

2650 S California Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60608, United States

The discovery petition, which can be a prelude to a lawsuit, requests to inspect and photograph all areas of the jail, at 2700 S. California Ave. It also seeks to depose a representative of the county.

Jul 11

Veterans help Chicago teens through 'war' times

"We passed through 24th and Millard, and some dude on a bike came out and started shooting, saying, 'Where you from, where you from?' We turned real quick. We ran across real quick. I was like, 'Let's go, let's go!'"

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