2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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.

2 days ago

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...

2 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

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

6 days ago

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!'"

Jul 09

Updated Jul 10

'Sweetheart' from Bridgeport Dies Month After Little Village Shooting

About 2:50 a.m. on June 1, the 49-year-old was standing with a group of people in the 2700 block of West 24th Street when a gunman approached on foot and opened fire, police said.

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Escobedo, who lived in the 3100 block of South Green Street, had lived with her family in Little Village before moving to Bridgeport more than 20 years ago, but she still liked to visit friends in the neighborhood, which family called her "second home."

  • Hi Neighbors,
    PLEASE keep Debra, and the whole family in your prayers during this difficult time. The wake will be this Tuesday, 3-9PM at Coletta Funeral Home. The Memorial Service will be at First Trinity, Wednesday, at Noon.

    Debra did not have life insurance and the family is seeking help to cover the cost of the burial. If you can help contribute to the family for the cost of the funeral home and burial, please do! http://ow.ly/z0zUg

Jul 10

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

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

The petition, which can be a prelude to a lawsuit, requests to seek and inspect and photograph all areas of the jail, 2700 S. California Ave.

Jul 10

Bridgeport woman dies a month after Little Village shooting

...Escobedo, 49, was shot June 1 while standing with a group of people in the 2700 block of West 24th Street, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. She was standing

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Escobedo, of the 3100 block of South Green Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where she died at 12:37 p.m. Monday, the medical examiner’s office said.

Jul 09

The ugly beauty of urban exploration

A strategist for Leo Burnett, Holubow got hooked on urban exploration in 2005, when he was working on retail ad displays for a manufacturing plant at 31st and Kedzie—across the street from the defunct Washburne Trade School. Fascinated, Holubow sneaked in.

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...calls "the Float Factory" because it's filled with old parade floats, and another at 119th and Vincennes, which she calls "the Garland Factory," a dumping ground for dollar-store overstock...

Jul 09

Visitor trapped in Cook County Jail for 30 hours

His 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 on the compound of the jail at 2854 W. 31st St, Smith said.

Jul 09

Man visiting Cook County Jail trapped in room for 30 hours

Because his son had been transferred from the Division 11 holding area at 3015 S. California Blvd., the man was directed to go to Division 9, an area he had not visited before, on the compound of the jail at 2854 W. 31st St., said Cara Smith, executive director of the jail.

Because his son had been transferred from the Division 11 holding area at 3015 S. California Blvd., the man was directed to go to Division 9, an area he had not visited before, on the compound of the jail at 2854 W. 31st St., said Cara Smith, executive director of the jail.

Jul 08

Woman dies after June 1 Little Village shooting

A bullet hole is visible in the back of car as Chicago police examine the scene near the intersection of West 24th Street and South Washtenaw Avenue where a woman was shot. (Anthony Souffle, Chicago Tribune / June 1, 2014)

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Debra Escobedo, 49, of the 3100 block of South Green Street, was pronounced dead at 12:37 p.m. Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Jul 05

Updated Jul 08

At Least 20 Shot in Chicago Since Fourth of July Evening

• A Little Village drive-by shooting left a 35-year-old man in critical condition, Sedevic said. The shooting occurred in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue at 1:50 a.m. The man was shot multiple times in the body before being taken to Mount Sinai.

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...Austin, a 33-year-old man was shot in his right leg while in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman. He is in good condition at Stroger Hospital...

• In the same neighborhood about a mile away at 3 a.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in his back and neck while he was walking in the 700 block of North Lavergne Avenue, Sedevic said.

• In the 1800 block of South Allport Street in Pilsen, a 31-year-old man was wounded in hist shoulder during a drive-by shooting at 1:10 a.m. He took himself to Stroger., Sedevic said.

• In a Walgreens parking lot on the northwest corner of 63rd Street and Austin Avenue in Clearing at 1 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in his left abdomen, police said. A documented gang member, the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

• In the 4400 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Brighton Park, a 17-year-old boy was shot in his ankle in a drive-by shooting at 12:30 a.m., Sedevic said. He was taken to Mount Sinai, where he is in good condition.

...26-year-old man was talking to someone else outside of a home in the 7600 block of South Oglesby Avenue when he was shot at by two people in dark-colored hoodies, police said. He...

• At 11:15 p.m. in Austin, a 26-year-old man was shot in his leg while in the 5100 block of West Wabansia Avenue, Sedevic said. He is in good condition at Mount Sinai.

• Three men were shot while at a large party in Altgeld Gardens Friday night, Sedevic said. The shooting occurred in the 13200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue about 10:50 p.m.

• A 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were shot while in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue in West Pullman, Sedevic said.

• In Englewood at 10:30 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was shot in her leg when four or five gunmen fired in her direction in the 7100 block of South Carpenter Street, Sedevic said. The woman was taken to Christ.

• In West Englewood, an 18-year-old man was shot in his stomach and taken to Stroger Hospital, Sedevic said. The shooting occurred at 6:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Street.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The insanity needs to stop and think about how to move forward an entire underclass trapped in poverty with no jobs and no futures. That will only be a start because many of the tough bad guys....will stay what they are.

    This is also not to denegrate those in political places who are doing a fabulous job. They need our support as best we can.

  • My phone is not allowing me to give thanks today. However, thank you to all who are commenting on this topic.

    History teaches us that the government has never been a protector or friend of the black race. It makes me want to cry when I think about the struggles...

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    My phone is not allowing me to give thanks today. However, thank you to all who are commenting on this topic.

    History teaches us that the government has never been a protector or friend of the black race. It makes me want to cry when I think about the struggles our people go through each and every genration. Our ancestors were brought to this country in shackles and chains, treated worse than the dirtiest animal, all done legally. They were brutally forced into manual labor sold and traded like cattle. They were legally denied an education. And worst of all they were taught to depend on the monsters who put them into captivity and the government for their survival. They were taught to be dependent and then despised for it at the same time.

    They came out of slavery with nothing. No secret bank accounts, buried treasures or hidden works of art that could be recovered later. Most of what was given to them by the government such as land was legally taken back or stolen from them. They needed so much and received the worst of everything, food, housing, jobs, education.

    So here we are today 2014. We are a people that "little was given but much is expected". Our people fought and died for equality, and many laws have been passed. Laws that seem to be more beneficial to everyone but us, white women, the lbg community and now illegal emigrants (no offence to anyone just making a point). We have been given equal rights but still not treated equal by the government that gave it to us. Inferior and unjust treatment in so many ways that even the different nationalities that come here look down on us.

    Now we turn on each other. We're practicing genocide on our own race. Some of us can't, won't, don't know how to help each other. What do we do?

Jul 08

Police investigating West Side garage burglaries

-the 4300 Block of West 25th Street on June 9

-the 2800 Block of South Kildare Avenue on June 15

-the 2400 Block of South Ridgeway Avenue on June 16

-the 2800 Block of South Kolin Avenue on June 24.

-the 2800 Block of South Tripp Avenue on June 26

Jul 08

Police warn of garage burglaries in North, South Lawndale

...detectives said in a community alert.The locations and dates of the burglaries include:the 4300 Block of West 25th Street on June 9the 2800 Block of South Kildare Avenue on June 15the 2400 Block of...

...dates of the burglaries include:the 4300 Block of West 25th Street on June 9the 2800 Block of South Kildare Avenue on June 15the 2400 Block of South Ridgeway Avenue on June 16the 2800 Block of...

...West 25th Street on June 9the 2800 Block of South Kildare Avenue on June 15the 2400 Block of South Ridgeway Avenue on June 16the 2800 Block of South Kolin Avenue on June 24the 2800 Block of...

...South Kildare Avenue on June 15the 2400 Block of South Ridgeway Avenue on June 16the 2800 Block of South Kolin Avenue on June 24the 2800 Block of South Tripp Avenue on June 26The first three burglaries...

...South Ridgeway Avenue on June 16the 2800 Block of South Kolin Avenue on June 24the 2800 Block of South Tripp Avenue on June 26The first three burglaries noted above occurred during the morning hours. The others...

Jul 05

Updated Jul 08

36 Shot, 3 Fatally, in Surge of Holiday Weekend Violence

About two hours earlier, a 35-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body in an apparent drive-by shooting in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

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Police said officers approached the man just before 10 p.m. in the 3800 block of North Cicero Avenue when they saw “an object protruding from his waistband” and tried to stop him. The...

The first homicide took place shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street when two women were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the city’s West Side.

On Friday, a man was killed and another man was wounded in a shooting at a strip mall at 63rd Street and Damen Avenue.

Around 5 a.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the 5200 block of W. Washington Boulevard. The man, who police said was highly intoxicated and uncooperative, was shot in the right...

...at Stroger Hospital with wounds to the back and neck after being shot in the 700 block of North Lavergne Avenue, according to authorities. Police say he was involved in a verbal altercation with a group...

In another possible drive-by shooting, a 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder around 1:10 a.m. in the 1800 block of South Allport Avenue in the Pilsen neighborhood. The man transported himself to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

...before 1 a.m. in the city’s Englewood. Two suburban teens were driving near 58th and Laflin streets when gang members opened fire on their car, according to Chicago Police News Affairs...

Around the same time, a 30-year-old man was shot in the parking lot of a Walgreen’s at 63rd Street and Austin Avenue. Police said the man was standing in the parking lot when someone approached him and opened fire. The victim is a documented gang member, police said.

...p.m. a 26-year-old man was shot while celebrating with relatives in the 7600 block of South Oglesby Avenue. Police said the man was in the front of a residence talking with relatives when...

Twenty minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the leg in the 5100 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Just before 11 p.m., two people were shot during an argument in the 11700 block of South Union Avenue. Police said a 23-year-old woman was driving with her brother when she got...

Just before 10 p.m., a 26-year-old man shot himself in the leg in the 700 block of North Christiana Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Around 9:15 p.m., a 40-year-old man was wounded by a falling bullet while drinking with friends in the 5000 block of North Kildare Avenue. The man was treated and released from a nearby hospital.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the stomach at about 6:35 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck Here In South Shore Since 2011

    @Casey Thomas

    Jesse is always silent on matters of black-on-black genocide. Must be busy fathering some more b*stard children. *lol*

    I agree with your comment. Too many excuses and too much trying to normalize rhe abnormal behavior, such as teenagers having babies. It's sick...

  • carmalitta curious carma

    But see everyone has something negative to say. Don't talk about it be about it. What can you do to change whats going on. Cause the negativity on top of an already negative situation is not going to make any changes

Jul 07

Updated Jul 07

Green on White, Volume 3

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...

  • Helen North of Howard for 50 + years

    Some interesting history here in the second address shown on this site.

Jul 05

1 dead, 27 wounded in holiday weekend shootings

...and critically wounded in the Little Village neighborhood. The 35-year-old was in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot several times, police said. The shooting may have been a drive...

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...Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.Two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them...

...where a 33-year-old man was shot in the leg and abdomen in the 8700 block of South Houston Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.Earlier Saturday morning...

...neighborhood, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.About two hours...

Jul 05

1 dead, 27 wounded in holiday shootings

...and critically wounded in the Little Village neighborhood. The 35-year-old was in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot several times, police said. The shooting may have been a drive...

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Two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred at 10:20 a.m. when a 33-year-old man was shot in the leg and abdomen in the 8700 block of South Houston Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.

About 5 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 1:10 a.m., a man was shot in Pilsen. The man, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in the 1800 block of South Allport Street, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition. Police said the shooting was possibly a drive-by.

Jul 05

1 Dead, 26 Wounded In Holiday Weekend Shootings

...and critically wounded in the Little Village neighborhood. The 35-year-old was in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot several times, police said. The shooting may have been a drive...

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Two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them, police said.

About 5 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 1:10 a.m., a man was shot in Pilsen. The man, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in the 1800 block of South Allport Street, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition. Police said the shooting was possibly a drive-by.

Jul 05

1 dead, 26 wounded in holiday shootings

...and critically wounded in the Little Village neighborhood. The 35-year-old was in the 2800 block of South Homan Avenue when he was shot several times, police said. The shooting may have been a drive...

This article has 3 other Chicago locations (Show)

Two men were standing outside in the 2000 block of West 63rd Street when a black vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking both of them, police said.

About 5 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 5200 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 1:10 a.m., a man was shot in Pilsen. The man, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder in the 1800 block of South Allport Street, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in good condition. Police said the shooting was possibly a drive-by.

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