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2 Dead, 19 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Violence

Around 7 p.m., three men were shot in the 200 block of South Western Avenue. The men was standing on the street when an offender in a silver Pontiac vehicle drove by and began shooting at them.

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Police said the man was driven to a party in the 13600 block of South Brainard Avenue by a known acquaintance. When he arrived at the location he reportedly offered to pay...

Thirty minutes earlier, two women were shot while sitting in a car near South Parnell Avenue and West 118th Street.

...3:20 a.m. a man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the 2900 block of West Cortland. Police said the man was driving down the street when an offender in a gold...

Three men were also shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 6100 block of South Normal Boulevard, police said.

A 23-year-old man was driving southbound in the 700 block of North Green Street in the River West neighborhood when an offender driving northbound in an SUV opened fire...

After the victim was released, police said the friend drove the victim’s car to pick up friends in the 900 block of West Chicago Avenue where an offender in a white car opened fire on him. The man drove himself back to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

On Saturday, two women were shot while driving in a car on the 600 block of West 104th Street, police said.

Police fired on a suspect in the 7600 block of South Paxton Avenue. Police responded to a call of an armed robbery and began a foot pursuit of...

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday police said a 34-year-old man was shot in the 12200 block of South Emerald Avenue. The man was walking on the sidewalk when a man approached and fire at him. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with wounds to both of his legs.

...a man was shot while walking toward a vehicle at a gas station in the 100 block of West 63rd Street. The 29-year-old man said he was walking toward the car when he heard...

Police said two people were shot around 7:20 p.m. in an alley in the 4300 block of West Jackson Boulevard. A maroon minivan pulled alongside the two victims and a male offender “engaged in conversation” before producing a handgun and firing several shots in their direction.

Three minutes earlier, three men were found stabbed in the second floor of a building in the 7800 block of South Bennett Avenue.

  • Catherine Ms Cat

    the cops can't do anything it might violate some gang banging dope dealers rights. Can't have it both wasys It is up to the neighborhood

  • Cortland seems to be such a hot bed of activity. . Are there over lapping gang territories?

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Near West Side/United Center Park

I've lived in various Northside neighborhoods for over 10 years now and am looking to make a change. I see that there are some very affordable and NICE condos/apartments in the area between Ashland and Rockwell. And it seems like with the Pete's Fresh opening soon, ample CTA service, and the draw of the Bulls/Blackhawks, there are some roots taking hold to turn the area around and push the development west of Ashland. Any insights would be appreciated, especially if you live in the area!

  • jwhayne e.garfield pk 98

    Glad to hear of people considering the area. I moved in in '98, generally no regrets. This zone not for suburban folks or those of the suburban mind-set. You WILL drive to get to a grocery store. Pete's @ Madison/Western will open someday, but been waiting so long I IGNORE the promises. If you choose this area, with open eyes, you will be rewarded.

  • Sarah Ebling east village/ west town

    Moved to Warren and Oakley 2 years ago. I was hesitant about moving to an area I had never even heard of before and then I got advise on scoping out new places anywhere, whatever your work schedule may be, swing by that new place before and after work, get...

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    Moved to Warren and Oakley 2 years ago. I was hesitant about moving to an area I had never even heard of before and then I got advise on scoping out new places anywhere, whatever your work schedule may be, swing by that new place before and after work, get familiar with it before you make the move. The only bad thing I've experienced is my car getting broken into, I quickly learned not to leave anything in my car, but that goes for anywhere in the city. I really enjoy living here.

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  • Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet School reviewed by a parent

    My child has been at this school sine she was three and now she is in 4th grade. Even through the changing of three principals, my child changing teachers every year (which is VERY unusual for Montessori schools) I STILL say that this school has been EXCELLENT for my daughter and I cannot imagine taking her anywhere else. Like every school, I as the parent have had to be very involved in the day to day and will continue to be until I feel that it is time to move on. This year marks our first 8th grade graduation since we became a magnet school. Everyone who are "worried" about our school slipping from tier 1 to tier 2 seem to forget that CPS warned that our scores would decline this year due to the shift to Common Core. Our scores will rise again and we will be back to stronger than ever if we keep working. That is why I stay in the PTA and stay informed through the LSC. Suder will be stronger than never.

    Suder Montessori Elementary Magnet School (2022 West Washington Boulevard) Published on GreatSchools April 17, 2014

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  • Toddler Time!

    Manning Branch (6 S. Hoyne Avenue) May 2, 2014 @ 10:30 a.m.

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Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael P. Kelly, Friends of the Park officials and community members broke ground today to build new playgrounds at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park. These three playgrounds are part of the 103 neighborhood playgrounds that will be refurbished or built across the City in 2014.

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Seeking a new Vet Clinic

We live around the United Center area and just adopted a puppy. We already have a cat who has always been taken to VCA animal hospital on Chicago ave. I've never had a bad experience with them but it just seems so expensive. I'd like to start taking them both somewhere new, closer, and a little less expensive. Can anyone recommend a good vet in the west town/west loop/ east village area?

  • I have two pups in West Haven too. I take them to: http://www.villagewestvet.com/ arguably the closest. "Good" prices, good staff, no complaints. near western and chicago.

  • Sarah Ebling east village/ west town

    Mike, that's actually where I ended up taking her, to village west. I thought everyone who works there was very friendly to me and my puppy. The vet answered all my questions, and even informed us of things I didn't think to ask. The only thing I didn't like is there really isn't much parking with it being right next to the school. But I will be going back!

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What's up with the former bank at Halsted and Madison

HI..with all the buying of land and building in the west loop, I often wonder about the building on Madison and Halsted. I think it used to be the old MB bank. I just love the arched windows on the building and wonder why no one does anything with that building. I would think a nice restaurant would love the bottom floor with those windows.

Anyone ever hear of anything going on with this building?

  • atennislover: Thank you for posting the question. I know that there was talk about something going in the building long before the Mariano's complex was built but I have not heard anything since then. I agree with you that the exterior of the building begs for a restaurant or some other positive use. My fear is that restoring the building is cost prohibitive.

    Perhaps others know more. Thank you.

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9 injured after CTA bus hit by van on Near West Side

The crash happened at South Ashland Avenue and West Madison Street at 1:45 p.m when a No. 20 Madison bus was heading west through the intersection and was struck by a van going through a red light, according to CTA spokesperson Catherine Hosinki.

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Nine Injured In CTA Bus Crash On Near West Side

The crash happened at South Ashland Avenue and West Madison Street at 1:45 p.m when a No. 20 Madison bus was heading west through the intersection and was struck by a van going through a red light, according to CTA spokesperson Catherine Hosinki.

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9 Injured in CTA Bus Crash on Near West Side

CTA officials said the incident happened at 1:43 p.m. in the intersection of West Madison Street and South Ashland Avenue.

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CTA bus hit by van, 11 injured

The CTA says the van reportedly ran a red light and attempted to stop before sliding into the side of the No. 20 Madison bus at Madison and Ashland.

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