24 hours ago

Couple Accused of Snatching Baptismal Cross Off 2-Year-Old, Macing Mom

Moreno and Arroyo, of the 2400 block of South Hamlin Avenue in Little Village, are also charged with burglary for stealing a woman's purse on Oct. 12. 

In that case, the couple pulled up alongside the victim in the St. Agnes of Bohemia Church parking lot in the 2600 block of South Central Park Avenue. They asked the woman if she would be kind enough to get them a weekly bulletin from inside the church, prosecutors said.

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The two then ran away from the laundromat in the 2200 block of South Pulaski Road, but were tracked down after trying to pawn the engraved cross, authorities said.

29 hours ago

Hospital project seeks Emanuel administration's help acquiring land

...to pursue the development, wants to buy a nearly 400,000-square-foot site at 32nd Street and Kedzie Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood. The land is near an 11-acre parcel already designated...

She declined to say how much Chicago Southwest offered to 3200 South Kedzie LLC, which owns the $4.4 million mortgage on the property, according to Cook County...

42 hours ago

Wicker Park's Largest Furniture Shop to Close After 63 Years

Ibarra said that within the next few months, all three of Continental Furniture's stores are closing; at 2719 W. Cermak Road in Little Village as well as 1921 N. Mannheim Road in suburban Melrose Park.

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"It's a big announcement for the Hispanic community," said Martha Ibarra, Human Resources director for Continental Furniture at 1425 N. Milwaukee Ave., which employs 92 people and has a solid base of bilingual and Spanish-speaking clientele.

The Wicker Park store, arguably the neighborhood's largest furniture store, spans three adjacent two- and four-story commercial buildings: at 1417-19 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 1421 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and 1425 N. Milwaukee Ave. The buildings range between 104 and 124 years old, according to county records.

The Wicker Park store, arguably the neighborhood's largest furniture store, spans three adjacent two- and four-story commercial buildings: at 1417-19 N. Milwaukee Ave.; 1421 N. Milwaukee Ave.; and 1425 N. Milwaukee Ave. The buildings range between 104 and 124 years old, according to county records.

2 days ago

Two killed, 13 wounded in citywide shootings Monday

The teen was walking with another male in the 2600 block of South St. Louis when another male got out of a black SUV and started shooting, police said. He was shot in the lower left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

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The 25-year-old was shot in the neck and chest in the 8300 block of South Kingston, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead.

About 4:30 p.m., the 22-year-old was shot in the abdomen several times in the 700 block of North Trumbull and pronounced dead shortly after, police said.

A man, 22, was grazed by a bullet in the 300 block of South Western, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

They were shot in the 3600 block of West Lawrence, police said. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known, but they were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.

...Side. The male -- possibly a teen, police said -- was with two other people in the 100 block of East 120th Place when several people walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said. The male...

The boy -- described only as a “juvenile” by police -- was shot in the lower back in a possible drive-by in the 8500 block of South Exchange, police said. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

About 7:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 1000 block of West Wilson in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

About 6:10 p.m., a 25-year-old was in the 1700 block of West 85th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when a suspect or suspects got out of a vehicle and shot him in the abdomen and buttocks, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

About 5:35 p.m., a man was seriously wounded in a Chatham neighborhood shooting. The 34-year-old was shot in the abdomen and left leg in the 800 block of East 87th Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

A 23-year-old man was driving in the 4700 block of North Clarendon about noon when three people who were walking nearby approached his vehicle and opened fire, police said.

A 22-year-old was standing outside in the 7600 block of South Coles, when a male shot in her direction, police said. The shooter then ran away. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where her condition had stabilized.

2 days ago

Two Killed, 13 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Monday

The teen was walking with another male in the 2600 block of South St. Louis when another male got out of a black SUV and started shooting, police said. He was shot in the lower left leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

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The 25-year-old was shot in the neck and chest in the 8300 block of South Kingston Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead.

About 4:30 p.m., the 22-year-old was shot in the abdomen several times in the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue and pronounced dead shortly after, police said.

A man, 22, was grazed by a bullet in the 300 block of South Western, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

They were shot in the 3600 block of West Lawrence, police said. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known, but they were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.

...Side. The male — possibly a teen, police said — was with two other people in the 100 block of East 120th Place when several people walked out of a gangway and opened fire, police said. The male...

The boy — described only as a “juvenile” by police — was shot in the lower back in a possible drive-by in the 8500 block of South Exchange, police said. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

About 7:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 1000 block of West Wilson in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

About 6:10 p.m., a 25-year-old was in the 1700 block of West 85th Street in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when a suspect or suspects got out of a vehicle and shot him in the abdomen and buttocks, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

About 5:35 p.m., a man was seriously wounded in a Chatham neighborhood shooting. The 34-year-old was shot in the abdomen and left leg in the 800 block of East 87th Street, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

A 23-year-old man was driving in the 4700 block of North Clarendon about noon when three people who were walking nearby approached his vehicle and opened fire, police said.

A 22-year-old was standing outside in the 7600 block of South Coles, when a male shot in her direction, police said. The shooter then ran away. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where her condition had stabilized.

3 days ago

Explore Chicago's Latin-Inspired Cuisine

2881 W. Cermak, 773-847-6998

2500 S. Christiana Ave., 773-801-9507

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3139 W 63rd St, 773-737-5385

3 days ago

Saucedo Academy Parents, Teachers Complain of Asbestos, Blight

...the way," said Alexandra Villasenor, 30, who has two kids at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy, 2850 W. 24th Blvd.

3 days ago

4 killed, 29 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday night

...showing a 17-year-old boy a handgun about 3:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of South Kedvale when it accidentally went off, striking the older teen in the chest and arm, police...

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...happened Sunday night in Pilsen.Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 2100 block of West 18th Place at 9:30 p.m. found a 36-year-old man lying in the street...

...shot to death.About 12 p.m., Marc Williams, 17, boy was walking in the 8200 block of South Houston when a person approached on foot and opened fire, striking the teen in the abdomen...

...foot and opened fire, striking the teen in the abdomen, authorities said.Williams, of the 8100 block of South Coles, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:38 p...

...neighborhood on the South Side.Charles Wright, 39, was shot in the abdomen in the 5300 block of South Hoyne, authorities said.Wright, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, was taken to Mount...

...in the abdomen in the 5300 block of South Hoyne, authorities said.Wright, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a...

...in Austin on the West Side.The two were standing in a yard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran when multiple people fired shots from a sidewalk, police said.Denzell Franklin, 23, was shot...

...night in the Northwest Side Logan Square neighborhood.Two men were walking outside in the 3600 block of West McLean about 10 p.m. when someone with a gun walked up, asked the men if...

3 days ago

3 Killed, 31 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

The 17-year-old was in the 3200 block of South Kedvale when he was shot at 3:50 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm, police said.

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About 12 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was walking in the 8200 block of South Houston when a person approached on foot and opened fire, striking the teen in the abdomen, police said.

Charles Wright, 39, was shot in the abdomen in the 5300 block of South Hoyne, authorities said.

Wright, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The two were standing in a yard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran when multiple people fired shots from a sidewalk, police said.

Two people — whose ages and genders were not immediately known — were in the 3600 block of West McLean about 10 p.m. when they were shot, police said, citing preliminary information.

The three were in the 5500 block of South State about 9:50 p.m. when they were shot, police said, citing preliminary information. Two were taken to Stroger Hospital and the other was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known.

The man — an adult whose age was not immediately known — was in the 2100 block of West 18th Place about 9:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police said, citing preliminary information. He was listed in critical condition, but his hospital information was not known as of 11 p.m.

The 46-year-old was in a vehicle in the 8800 block of South Honore at 7:10 p.m. when another vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The woman was shot in the shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had stabilized.

The 22-year-old was in the 200 block of North Kenneth at 6:23 p.m. when she was shot in the buttocks, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

The 19-year-old was standing in the street in the 5400 block of South Talman at 3:05 p.m. when a black vehicle with occupants drove up, police said...

3 days ago

3 killed, 31 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday night

The 17-year-old was in the 3200 block of South Kedvale when he was shot at 3:50 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his chest and arm, police said.

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...Chicago neighborhood.About 12 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was walking in the 8200 block of South Houston when a person approached on foot and opened fire, striking the teen in the abdomen...

Charles Wright, 39, was shot in the abdomen in the 5300 block of South Hoyne, authorities said.

Wright, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

The two were standing in a yard in the 5500 block of West Corcoran when multiple people fired shots from a sidewalk, police said.

Two people - whose ages and genders were not immediately known - were in the 3600 block of West McLean about 10 p.m. when they were shot, police said, citing preliminary information.

The three were in the 5500 block of South State about 9:50 p.m. when they were shot, police said, citing preliminary information. Two were taken to Stroger Hospital and the other was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Their ages and conditions were not immediately known.

The man - an adult whose age was not immediately known - was in the 2100 block of West 18th Place about 9:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head, police said, citing preliminary information. He was listed in critical condition, but his hospital information was not known as of 11 p.m.

The 46-year-old was in a vehicle in the 8800 block of South Honore at 7:10 p.m. when another vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, police said. The woman was shot in the shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had stabilized.

The 22-year-old was in the 200 block of North Kenneth at 6:23 p.m. when she was shot in the buttocks, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where her condition had stabilized, police said.

The 19-year-old was standing in the street in the 5400 block of South Talman at 3:05 p.m. when a black vehicle with occupants drove up, police said...

3 days ago

17-year-old dead, 3 hurt in separate shootings

The latest shooting happened shortly before 4 p.m. on the 3200 block of South Kedvale Avenue in the city's Little Village neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

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That shooting happened on the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue. Preliminary information indicated a black vehicle pulled up to victim, and he exchanged words with a passenger before someone inside pulled out a gun and shot him, said police.

Another 17-year-old boy was fatally wounded about noon on the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, said Police news affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

Shortly after 9 a.m., officers responded to the 8600 block of South Lafayette Avenue for a report of a wounded man, said police. They found a man who was shot in the right side of his jaw. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, said police.

6 days ago

Mariska Hargitay spotted in Chicago to film the ‘Chicago PD’/'SVU’ crossover episode!

On Friday, Oct. 24, Chicago PD is will be filming at 2600 W 26th St in Chicago. The shoot is expected to cause road closures from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Mariska will be working on the show, too.

Oct 20

2 killed after crash into squad car, taco restaurant

It happened at Ogden and Pulaski late Sunday night.

Oct 20

2 Dead, Police Officer Injured In West Side Crash

A car was speeding west in the 4000 block of West Ogden Avenue about 11 p.m. when the vehicle struck the back of a squad car and then crashed into a building, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Oct 20

2 killed, officer hurt in Little Village crash

Two people were killed and a Chicago police sergeant was injured after an SUV hit a squad car near Ogden and Pulaski.

...Chicago police sergeant was injured after an SUV rear-ended a squad car in the 4000-block of West Ogden Avenue. The vehicle struck a police car waiting in traffic and crashed into a restaurant in...

Oct 20

Police: Two killed, sergeant hurt in West Side crash

A car was speeding westbound in the 4000 block of West Ogden about 11 p.m. when the vehicle struck the back of a squad car and then crashed into a building, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Oct 20

2 killed when vehicle hits police car, slams into building

Police said a black vehicle was speeding westbound on West Odgen Avenue before hitting a Chicago police car sitting in traffic about 11 p.m. The car then crashed into a building at the intersection of Ogden and Pulaski, according to Chicago News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The car crashed into a business called Sanchez Tacos, at 4001 W. Ogden Ave. There were two workers and a customer in the shop at the time, but no one in the restaurant was injured.

Oct 18

City, state leaders announce plans for community center on Southwest side

The development will be called Focal Point and will sit on the site of the old Washburn trade school at 31st and Kedzie.

Oct 18

'Focal Point' campus finalizes land acquisition

...Community Campus" has finalized its land acquisition from the city.It will be located at 32nd and Kedzie in the South Lawndale neighborhood.The one-million square foot campus will offer wellness, education...

Oct 18

SW Side Development To Feature Hospital, Retail Center

Focal Point Community Campus at the corner of 31st and Kedzie will be the new home for St Anthony Hospital and dozens of retail shops, an...

Oct 15

Quinn hits Rauner on gun control

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and running mate Evelyn Sanguinetti arrive to host a Latino Roundtable at La Catedral Cafe, 2500 S. Christiana Ave. on Wednesday.

Oct 11

Despite $1.9 million investment, Cook court parking fees abandoned

County officials have spent $1.9 million at the parking garages of the five suburban courthouses, including those in Rolling Meadows and Skokie, and at the main criminal courts building at 26th Street and California Avenue in Chicago. And more work remains.

Oct 09

Vives Q features Norma Seledon

Vives Q launched its fall First Tuesdays series Oct. 7, 2014 at Blanco y Negro Restaurant, 4043 W 26th Street, Chicago.

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The next two events will be at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th Street, Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Oct 09

Police: 1 killed, 7 wounded in Wednesday gun violence

About 15 minutes earlier, a 30-year-old man was shot in Little Village. The man was urinating in an alley near the 4300 block of West 25th Street at 8:55 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him in the hand and leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

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Witnesses told investigators they heard shots and saw a man lying on the ground in the 700 block of South Springfield, police said.

An 18-year-old woman was sitting in a car in the 3300 block of West Madison when shots were fired and she realized she had been struck in the hand and foot, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai where her condition was stabilized.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder about 9:10 p.m. in Uptown. He was outside in the 4600 block of North Sheridan when a group of people fired shots at him, police said. He took himself to Thorek Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back about 8 p.m. in South Shore. He was taken to Comer Children's Hospital in fair condition after the shooting, which happened in the 1500 block of East 67th Place, police said.

Wednesday evening, an 18-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards. Someone shot him in the leg in the 5200 block of South Paulina at 6:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

An hour before that, a 48-year-old man was shot in the leg in Englewood. The shooting, a possible drive-by, happened about 5:40 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Parnell, police said. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital.

The day's first shooting happened about 3:10 p.m. in West Englewood. A 20-year-old man was standing outside in the 6700 block of South Hermitage when someone walked up and shot him in the leg and abdomen, police said. He was taken to Stroger in serious condition.

Officers found the 37-year-old lying face-down in a pool of blood inside the home in the 4300 block of West Lexington, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

Oct 09

2 killed, 7 hurt in shootings

The man was standing in an alleyway in the 4300 block of West 25th Street when a gunman approached him and opened fire, police said.

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Police responded to a call in the 4300 block of West Lexington Street about 10:50 p.m. and found the man inside the building lying face down. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots and then finding the man on the ground in the 700 block of South Springfield Avenue about 10:30 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. The man had been shot in his chest.

About 9:30 p.m., a 18-year-old girl was shot in East Garfield Park. The teen was sitting in a vehicle in the 3300 block of West Madison Street when she was shot in her hand and foot, police said. The 18 year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where her condition stabilized. 

The boy told police he was standing outside in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road when a group approached him and someone opened fire, hitting him in the shoulder, Gaines said.

In the Woodlawn neighborhood, the 15-year-old was shot just before 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 67th Place, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The boy was wounded in the back and taken to Comer Children's Hospital for treatment.

About 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5200 block of South Paulina Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was wounded in the leg and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in good condition.

In West Englewood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach and leg about 3:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 68th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

This morning, an "elderly" woman suffered a gunshot wound to the hand in an accidental shooting in the 10400 block of South Union Avenue about 10:58 a.m., Zala said.

Oct 09

At least 8 hurt in separate shootings

The man was standing in an alleyway in the 4300 block of West 25th Street when a gunman approached him and opened fire, police said.

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Most recently, a man in his 40's was shot in the 700 block of South Springfield Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.

The boy told police he was standing outside in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road when a group approached him and someone opened fire, hitting him in the shoulder, Gaines said.

In the Woodlawn neighborhood, the 15-year-old was shot just before 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 67th Place, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The boy was wounded in the back and taken to Comer Children's Hospital for treatment.

About 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5200 block of South Paulina Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was wounded in the leg and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in good condition.

In West Englewood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach and leg about 3:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 68th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

This morning, an "elderly" woman suffered a gunshot wound to the hand in an accidental shooting in the 10400 block of South Union Avenue about 10:58 a.m., Zala said.

Oct 09

4 hurt in separate shootings on South Side

The man was standing in an alleyway in the 4300 block of West 25th Street when a gunman approached him and opened fire, police said.

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Most recently, a man in his 40's was shot in the 700 block of South Springfield Avenue in the city's Lawndale neighborhood.

The boy told police he was standing outside in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road when a group approached him and someone opened fire, hitting him in the shoulder, Gaines said.

In the Woodlawn neighborhood, the 15-year-old was shot just before 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 67th Place, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The boy was wounded in the back and taken to Comer Children's Hospital for treatment.

About 6:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5200 block of South Paulina Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man was wounded in the leg and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in good condition.

In West Englewood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach and leg about 3:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 68th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

This morning, an "elderly" woman suffered a gunshot wound to the hand in an accidental shooting in the 10400 block of South Union Avenue about 10:58 a.m., Zala said.

Oct 08

Fianza de un millón por asesinato brutal en barrio de Chicago

Según el diario Chicago Tribune, Ramírez fue atacado a las 5:35 am de ese día cuando caminaba en la cuadra 4100 W. 26th St., y Pérez pasó en un auto con un grupo de personas.

Oct 08

Man was part of group that beat man to death in Little Village: Prosecutors

Victor Ramirez was walking in the 4100 block of West 26th Street when a group in a passing vehicle yelled gang slogans on Aug. 31, said Assistant State's Attorney Colleen Rogers.

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Ramirez, 23, of the 3000 block of West 41st Street, died a short time later at an area hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy determined Ramirez died of multiple injuries from an assault and the death was ruled a homicide.

Oct 08

Driver, 17, killed in crash after South Lawndale police chase

...after his car crashed into a concrete wall.Police said the pursuit began in the 3200-block of South Central Park Avenue just before 2 a.m. Wednesday as officers tried to head off the car. The...

Oct 05

Updated Oct 07

3 Dead, 20 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

...the city’s Little Village neighborhood. The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 23rd Street when someone got out of a vehicle and opened fire. The man was shot in...

...a gunshot wound to the back. The man told officers he was shot in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue after three offenders began displaying gang signs at him while he walked on the sidewalk...

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The most recent fatal shooting took place just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street.

Police said four men were in a vehicle around 3 a.m. in the 4400 block of West Van Buren when they were shot.

The driver managed to flee the scene and stopped at 600 South Sacramento, where they were found by police.

The weekend’s first homicide took place around 9:20 p.m. Friday when a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue.

...m., a 21-year-old man was shot while stopped a stop sign in the 4600 block of West Adams. Police said a man approached the victim with a firearm and when the victim tried...

Just after 3:30 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 2500 block of West Cortland Street. The teen was a passenger in car when two offenders shouted gang slogans and fired...

...10 minutes earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot at a park in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street. Police said the man was sitting in the park with a friend when a red...

Around 2:30 a.m., a 17-year-old girl was shot in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue. The teen told police she was walking on the sidewalk when she “heard shots and...

...two were passengers in a sedan that was stopped at a red light in the 3300 block of West Diversey Avenue when a green van pulled behind them and a man got out of the vehicle...

Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue. Fire officials responded to a call of a person down and found the man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. The man was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

...m., a 27-year-old man was shot while riding in a vehicle in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue. The man was a passenger in the vehicle when a group of men opened fire...

Around 3 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man walked into Provident Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man told police he was walking in the 10500 block of South Wentworth Avenue when he “heard shots and felt pain.” Police said the man was being “uncooperative” with officials.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Of course they just relocate! We all know that. The issue is that there was an open, flagrant, drug structure on City property and a Park. There are all kinds of government workers providing service to those grounds. WHY???? Didn't city workers shut this drug dealing hut down?

    One is also naive to think...that our government is powerless to clean up this mess. Look at other neighborhoods with normal functioning economies and compare it to the vacant, empty, violent, blighted, dirty areas of the south and west sides.

  • Once again, if one goes to the "West" side(Austin neighborhood), it is not dirty, blighted, empty, and vacant. Actually, much cleaner than Cragin where I live. I go into the Austin area every day, do home visits. Now, violent, yes, according to police reports.

    Yes, the government can help, but it can't do it all itself.

Oct 07

Chicago Artists Without Borders

...run from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 24 at Carter’s Barber Shop, 3620 W. Cermak Road. Admission is $5...

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...version, 7:30 p.m. October 13 at the Jackalope Theatre in the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway St., is a 30-minute version followed by discussion. This touring production is available to colleges...

On the South Side, the 16-unit Bronzeville Artist Lofts at 440 E. 47th St. opened in June. Its event, Intersections, is crossing borders “to examine the relationships between the...

Sep 29

After Teen Snatches Phone Off Restaurant Table, Manager Chases Him Down

After struggling with police, causing one officer to suffer a minor knee injury and a torn uniform, Jordan Figueroa, 20, of the 2500 block of South Kedzie Ave, was arrested and charged with several offenses, police said.

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The dramatic chase happened after four teens walked by The Carriage House at 1700 W. Division St. around 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and one of them snatched a phone and wallet off an outdoor patio table, police said.

In that theft, Greg Nagel, a local real estate agent, was dining on the patio of Smoke Daddy, 1804 W. Division St., as he watched three young people approach. 

Sep 27

Your final weekend fest planner

Where: Little Village Lawndale High School, 3120 S. Kostner Ave.

How much: $7 in advance at Universidad Popular (2801 S. Hamlin Ave.) or $10 at the door

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Where: St. Alphonsus Church (1429 W. Wellington Ave.)

Sep 23

Un bombero lesionado en incendio en La Villita

El incendio comenzó alrededor de las 5:40 am., en un edificio desocupado de la cuadra 4000 W. Ogden Ave., según la Policía.

Sep 23

Building Demolished After 3-Alarm Fire in Lawndale

The building caught fire around 5:30 a.m. at 4011 W. Ogden Ave., and the blaze was upgraded to a third alarm just before 6:30 a.m. as firefighters were in "defensive mode."

Sep 23

Three-alarm fire extinguished in North Lawndale

The 3-alarm fire broke out shortly before 6 a.m. at a building near the intersection of Ogden and Pulaski. Authorities say the building has a recording studio on the first story and a banquet hall on the second story.

Sep 23

3 Charged With Stealing $20,000 Worth of Bikes, Parts From Lakefront Shop

Jeremiah Aviles, 19, of the 6100 block of South Albany Avenue; Israel Perez, 19, of the 2100 block of South May Street; and Mauricio Franco, 22, of 3200 block of West Cermak Road, were each charged with one felony count of burglary on Saturday, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

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Jeremiah Aviles, 19, of the 6100 block of South Albany Avenue; Israel Perez, 19, of the 2100 block of South May Street; and Mauricio Franco, 22, of 3200 block of West Cermak Road, were each charged with one felony count of burglary on Saturday, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Jeremiah Aviles, 19, of the 6100 block of South Albany Avenue; Israel Perez, 19, of the 2100 block of South May Street; and Mauricio Franco, 22, of 3200 block of West Cermak Road, were each charged with one felony count of burglary on Saturday, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

Sep 23

Firefighter injured in 3-11 alarm fire in Little Village

The 3-11 fire was reported just after 6 a.m. in an abandoned commercial building at Ogden and Pulaski.

Sep 23

Extra-Alarm Fire Extinguished In North Lawndale

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports the fire started around 5:40 a.m. at a banquet hall in the 4000 block of West Ogden Avenue. It eventually was raised to a 3-11 alarm fire, bringing more than 140 firefighters to the scene.

Sep 23

Building destroyed by fire in North Lawndale

A building in the 4000-block of West Ogden Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood was destroyed by fire early Tuesday.The three-alarm fire...

...Tuesday. A number of emergency crews responded to the call, blocking off the intersection of West Ogden Avenue and South Pulaski Road for hours."I woke up this morning, was distracted by all the cameras, the lights...

Sep 22

Man seriously wounded in Little Village shooting

A man was seriously wounded in a shooting early Monday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 33-year-old man was standing in the 3900 block of West 24th Street at 1:20 a.m. when a male fired shots from the alley, police said. He was shot in the neck and back and showed

Sep 20

At least 15 wounded in city shootings

A police officer seals off a portion of the street as residents watch after an incident involving a drive-by shooting over a series of blocks near the 2800 block of West 21st Street late Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Chicago. There were no reported injuries from the gunfire.

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About 90 minutes earlier, three people were shot near the intersection of Lexington and Springfield avenues just south of the Eisenhower Expressway from where the man was killed Saturday morning.

About 11 p.m., three people, including the 12-year-old, were wounded near the intersection of Pulaski Road and Adams Street, about a block and a half from the homicide on Jackson.

In the attack in West Englewood, a man, age 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the 1600 Block of West 61st Street about 2 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

In Gresham, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the back in the 1400 block of West 81st Street about 6:50 p.m., and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition had been stabilized, said Sweeney.

About 9:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the right side in the 7100 block of South Rhodes Avenue, in what was believed to be a drive-by, Sweeney said. 

About 8:15 p.m., two people were shot in the 2900 block of West 85th Street, Sweeney said. An 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and his condition had beens stabilized at Little Company of Mary Hospital. Someone was believed to have jumped out of a car and shot the man, police said.

A few minutes earlier in Englewood, about 8:10 p.m., in the 7200 block of South May Street, three people were shot, Sweeney said. The group was standing on the street when a 

About 8 p.m., a man suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh in the 5400 block of South Damen  in the Back of the Yards neighborhood and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The man was believed to have been involved in an altercation when he was shot, Sweeney said.

Sep 13

Reader's Agenda Sat 9/13: Festival de la Villita, Hyde Park BBQ Block Party, and Star Wars extravaganza

...Day weekend. Games, carnival rides, and food and merchandise vendors crowd around the intersection of 26th and Kostner. Today's musical acts include Los Temibles, Banda Artillero, and Alfredo Fernandez...

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