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Jan 12

West Garfield Park Stakeholders invite all to attend Jan. 12th Empowerment Meeting

Please come and show your support for community improvement! All are welcome to attend this monthly Community Empowerement meeting.

Monday, January 12th
6pm SHARP
The Allison United Foundation for Better Living
4540 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, Youth Council and other West-side Partners invite you to attend this meeting and discuss how we can Engage, Empower and Enlighten the community. Together, we can Promote a Safe and Drug-free Community, while Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps, and...

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Please come and show your support for community improvement! All are welcome to attend this monthly Community Empowerement meeting.

Monday, January 12th
6pm SHARP
The Allison United Foundation for Better Living
4540 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, Youth Council and other West-side Partners invite you to attend this meeting and discuss how we can Engage, Empower and Enlighten the community. Together, we can Promote a Safe and Drug-free Community, while Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps, and reduce Underage Drinking, Substance Abuse and senseless violence!

The meeting will be a discussion of how critically important it is for our communities to unite to collaboratively and the steps we can start to take.

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is a collection of residents, businesses government representatives, churches and other local concerned citizens whose mission is to bridge the inter-generational gaps in order to promote a safe and drug-free community. They work together with other local organizations, like Fathers Who Care and Austin Weekly News, to improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago.

For more information on this event and on the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, contact Reverend Jones at 773-287-5821 or walter@fatherswhocare.us.

Visit our website: http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

1 killed, 11 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m., authorities said. James lived in the 4600 block of West Adams.

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Randy James, 39, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Superior when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left side of the abdomen, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The man, in his 20s, walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said.

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 4700 block of South Michigan when he was approached by a male who announced a robbery just before midnight, police said. The man began to run but was shot when the male fired shots in his direction, striking him in the thigh, police said.

A 25-year-old man who showed up at West Suburban about 7:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the leg told investigators he had been shot in the 1600 block of South Komensky, police said. His condition was stabilized.

A woman and two men, all 19, were in a car about 3 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Campbell when another vehicle pulled up, and someone with a gun got out and opened fire, police said.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Very sad.

    I back NYC stop and search.

    It's much better some teens are respectfully stopped and searched than 11 of our neighbors are shot, 1 killed .

Dec 15

Updated Dec 29

Alderman Ervin :Bloody Streets of the 28th Ward

Ervin has failed again. The past week was a bloodbath in which 20 shootings happened in and around the 28th ward.
Ervin's father was a police commander. You would think the ward would get better police protection.
I talked to some officers that work in nearby police stations. Some white cops won't do police work because they believe Ervin is a racist that will get them fired.

A few black officers believe Ervin will attack them as Uncle Toms. One also said Ervin supports gang drug sales.

Whether this is all true or not, the violence bloodshed and drug activity is all saying one thing
ERVIN HAS TO GO !!!

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The ward is composed of majority who are welfare types. How can we get the welfare types to oust their patron?

    It doesn't occur to them that kids killing kids, schools where no education occur, streets too dangerous to walk, disgusting filth and growth throughout the ward...has anything to do with their elected leadership.

    How can someone wake them up so that THEY will have better futures for them and their children?

    Any ideas?

Dec 25

Updated Dec 25

Six shot across Chicago on Christmas Eve

The 25-year-old man was walking down the street in the 4100 block of West Wilcox when he “heard shots and felt pain,” police said. He was dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his head and left knee, police said. He was in guarded condition Wednesday afternoon.

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A 23-year-old man was shot in the head in the 2100 block of South Ashland, police said. He walked into Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Officers responding to the hospital were unable to interview him because of the nature of his injuries, police said.

During an argument with a woman, a male pulled out a gun and fired shots about 10:45 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the station at 14 W. 95th St., police said

The shooting happened in the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway, police said.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the right hand about 11:35 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Paulina, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Dec 18

Updated Dec 23

3 dead, 7 wounded in shootings Wednesday

The 21-year-old was in the front seat of a minivan in the 200 block of South Karlov when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

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Both men, 20, were shot in the 2100 block of East 79th Street at 2:19 p.m., police said.

Police responding to reports of a person shot in the 5900 block of South Fairfield about 1:15 a.m. found Jose R. Hernandez Jr., 17, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, police and the medical examiner's office said.

Donatello Herrera, 35, was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Western about 1:15 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove past and someone inside opened fire, striking the man in the abdomen, police and the medical examiner's office said.

He had just gotten off work at a nearby Burger King, according to a manager at the restaurant. Herrera, of the 3200 block of South Wallace, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m., the medical examiner's office said.

Employees at the Burger King, 2401 W. Ogden, said the victim was a coworker of theirs who typically worked night shifts and took the bus home. He had worked there for about six months.

About 4:30 p.m., the male, whose age wasn't immediately known, was shot in the 8900 block of South Exchange, police said. He suffered a graze wound to his face and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

An 18-year-old was shot multiple times in the 10500 block of South Aberdeen at 1:10 p.m., police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

The 38-year-old woman was in the 100 block of East Garfield about 3:30 a.m. when two people walked up, announced a robbery and opened fire, police said.

  • It stands for the letter "L" and in throwing up/down the L's, however it has became a mainstream gangsign in Chicago similiar to the "W" for Westside so it is possible to see anybody and everybody using it, even rivals.

  • Disregard ,Wrong Topic

Dec 14

Updated Dec 17

Boy, 15, killed, 13 others hurt in shootings

At about 8:17 p.m. a 32-year-old man was shot on the 100 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone from inside began firing, police said. The man was shot in the foot and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital , police said.

At 2:23 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was driving in her vehicle on the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone drove up to her car and began firing, Sweeney said. The woman suffered a graze wound to her leg.

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The man was outside in the 3000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when he was heard gunshots, Greer said.

The two came out of a vehicle into an alley in the 2300 block of North Sacramento Avenue when an offender walked up to them, fired shots and ran away, Greer said.

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

On the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue a 29-year-old man was shot at 8:07 p.m., Sweeney said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his torso and hand and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

...year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right and left leg on the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue, Sweeney said. The man had a verbal argument with someone who left and returned with...

...45 p.m., a 29-year-old man was working on his car on the 7900 block of South Manistee Avenue when a male walked up to him and tried to rob him, Sweeney said. The...

Around 1:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 2900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said Chicago Police Spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

  • I agree with gp so here is a start. Watch the following video, by a black man, and tell me how much change would happen if they followed his advice.
    Responsi-D*#n-bility - YouTube
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2v64Ykxc0

  • Nothings gonna change unless the 80% of whites that are not against blacks and the 80% of blacks that are not against whites get together for real change. The white media, politicians, and the black leaders will never let this happen. They divide and insite so they can keep their power. And so it goes, on and on and on?

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