3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

10 Killed, 29 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings

...up to 24-year-old Allante Elmore on a porch near his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard, and shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s...

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About 1:10 a.m., 36-year-old Marlon Pollard was standing outside in the 2200 block of West Chicago in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood when someone in a black SUV opened fire, striking him...

Early Sunday on the Near West Side, officers responded to a call of a person down about 5:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of West Van Buren and found a man in his 30s or 40s dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head, according to authorities, who were still working to identify him.

About 1:15 a.m., a 34-year-old man was gunned down in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.He got into an argument with someone who shot him in the chest in the 4700 block of West Polk, police said. He died at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said. His name has not been released.

...old man was killed in an Austin drive-by shooting. He was outside in the 5500 block of West Rice about 7 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone shot him multiple times...

...Avenue, and someone inside shot him twice in the abdomen, authorities said. Johnson, of the 7300 block of South Michigan, died at Mount Sinai at 1:35 p.m. Monday...

...and 39, were standing in the street at 8:05 a.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Francisco in Lawndale when someone got out of a black car and fired multiple shots, police...

...South Side Englewood neighborhood, where at least five people went into a house in the 6000 block of South Carpenter and shot two people repeatedly. Tyrone Blake, 25, of the 6100 block of South Indiana...

...6000 block of South Carpenter and shot two people repeatedly. Tyrone Blake, 25, of the 6100 block of South Indiana, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:48 a.m., authorities said. The 26...

...shot him in the chest, authorities said. Spraggins, who lived a block away in the 7200 block of South Talman, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 10:22...

...21-year-old man got into an argument with someone who opened fire in the 600 block of North Central Avenue. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in...

    10 Killed, 29 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings
    The latest killing happened at 11:36 a.m. Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a vehicle pulled up to 24-year-old Allante Elmore on a porch near his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard, and shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Why doesn't this surprise me? smh

Dec 26

Updated 4 days ago

43 Shot, 11 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. Jerry Thomas, 22, was in the 4400 block of West Chicago Avenue at 1:45 p.m. when a black truck drove by and someone inside fired...

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...said. People were gathered for a party on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an adjacent alley and opened...

...4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood and found 25-year-old Jamil Farley with gunshot wounds...

...leg and head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Farley, of the 9900 block of South Clyde Avenue, was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 p...

...someone inside fired shots striking him multiple times, authorities said. Thomas, who lived in the 1200 block of South Kolin, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m...

...Far South Side and found 24-year-old David McClure shot multiple times in the 1100 block of West 112th Place, authorities said. McClure, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was taken to...

...Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. He was driving north in the 5300 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, who...

...out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, who lived in the 3500 block of West 83rd Place, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a...

...49 a.m. lying on the ground in the backyard of a home in the 2600 block of East 76th Street. Walker, of the 5700 block of South Paxton, had been shot in the head and...

...found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the left side in a backyard in the 8900 block of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of...

...of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Aberdeen, was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 p...

Officers responded to a shooting just after midnight Saturday in the 3000 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and found a 27-year-old...

...m. Friday, two men walked out of a West Side Austin neighborhood home in the 500 block of North Laramie, and at least one person opened fire on them, police said. The older man, 21...

A 26-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 4100 block of North Kedvale in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, when a male, thought to...

A 31-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound in the buttocks in the 2700 block of West Adams and took himself to Rush University Medical Center for treatment, police said. Additional information was not immediately available as detectives investigate.

    43 Shot, 11 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The three-day Christmas weekend in Chicago has already become more violent than it was during the entire holiday weekend last year. Eleven men were killed and at least 32 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 03

Updated Jan 05

Six Dead, 55 Shot Over New Year’s Weekend In Chicago

...a person down found 39-year-old John Warship with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4600 block of West Monroe, authorities said. Warship, who lived nearby in the 4400 block of West Wilcox, was pronounced...

...in the 4600 block of West Monroe, authorities said. Warship, who lived nearby in the 4400 block of West Wilcox, was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 a.m...

...the West Side. Kenneth Weaver, 22, was driving at 12:29 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Chicago when a Mercedes sideswiped his vehicle, authorities said. Someone got out of the Mercedes and...

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...57-year-old officer and 38-year-old Jose Nieves outside a home in the 2500 block of North Lowell ended with the older man shooting Nieves multiple times, according to police and the Cook...

...fire on each other about 4:25 a.m. Sunday inside a business in the 4600 block of North Broadway, authorities said. They each died of multiple gunshot wounds at Illinois Masonic. Delaney lived in...

...lived in the 9000 block of Skokie Boulevard in Skokie, while Mohamed lived in the 6400 block of North Oakley...

...on the South Side, where officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 8100 block of South Bishop found a 15-year-old boy in an alley with gunshot wounds to the head...

    Six Dead, 55 Shot Over New Year's Weekend In Chicago
    (CBS) - Six people were slain and at least 49 others were wounded in shootings across the city over the New Year's holiday weekend, according to Chicago Police. An off-duty Chicago Police officer committed the latest killing, which happened about 9:30 a.m. Monday on the Northwest Side, authorities said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    When will the Mayor ask the feds to intervene and stop the senseless killing?

    Gangs control the streets on the south/west side of the city. Police practice the Blue flu,and Blue Code and the Mayor does nothing about this classic union work slowdown targeted to break the back of management....

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    When will the Mayor ask the feds to intervene and stop the senseless killing?

    Gangs control the streets on the south/west side of the city. Police practice the Blue flu,and Blue Code and the Mayor does nothing about this classic union work slowdown targeted to break the back of management.

    There is not even a whisper coming out of the Mayor or Superintendent about how they are adressing these Blue issues. Are arrests down 30%, stops down 70%, staff going up in a department where employees refuse to do the majority of their job description? National news has to do news stories or the public would not know any of this. What a crazy protocol.

    In the meantime more Chicagoans are slaughtered by senseless shootings. Segration excellerates. We increase ranks of a department where at least half will not work. Or they do the job jalf their pay grade called meter maid. This is causing a spike of ticket protests in Administrative hearings is crazy beyond belief.

    (Media and watch dogs please investigate this false writing of parking tickets and expose it. This is another catefgory of false reportimg)

    Is the real problem a bankrupt city, county, state cannot afford the approx $80,000 lockup cost for criminals? Does anybody know? If so, please let us know and post here. Somebody needs to tell the truth and it usually comes from the media.

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Do we pay almost 3 billion to a who department that cares more about what they want /themselves than the safety of the public who pays their salaries???? The 60 minute show last Sunday was highly critical of the situation in Chicago. Thanks CBS. The Department of Justice has charged...

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    Do we pay almost 3 billion to a who department that cares more about what they want /themselves than the safety of the public who pays their salaries???? The 60 minute show last Sunday was highly critical of the situation in Chicago. Thanks CBS. The Department of Justice has charged the Police department with Civil Rights violations.

    Criminals need to stop their violence. Police need to apprehend criminals. If they are not able to apprehend criminals they should be replaced with Officers who can do the job right. Right means according to their job description and in a just and even handed justice free of bias and brutality. It is called "cleaning house."

    We need help!

    We need to protect the good cops to protect us and themselves from bad cops who are causing the poison atmosphere, intimidate, refuse to back up those who refuse to coverup for those who write up false reports against citizens, practice brutality, kill unarmed citizens.

    PLEASE good cops whistleblow until u rid the force of the bad practices of bad cops so this horrible era of violence can be cured. Do the hard work to get back the mission statement of the department SERVE AND PROTECT. Help eliminate the cancer in the police force and protect citizens in a different way.

    Be a stand up person who will root out corruption in the Department. It will be the hardest soul searching of a lifetime to turn in friends and break this cycle corruption.
    Remember, bad cops also intimidate and threaten good cops so it is good for you. Your life is on the line too. Whistle blow to the Feds and media.

  • Rahm does NOT care, plain and simple. There is no debating about it, it is in his actions; we are taught that the actions speak louder than anything, and I hope that whoever re-elected him is not one who complaints now. This will be a long process of stoping these senseless crimes, it has gone on for many, many years. It will take more than a righteous mayor to stop all this - let's admit it, our society is somewhat messed up. It's quiet sad.

Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

4 killed, 24 wounded in New Year Eve's shootings

Just before 5:55 a.m. Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 39-year-old man was shot to death in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street

...about 12:30 p.m. while a 24-year-old man was driving in the 4800 block of West Chicago Avenue in the city's South Austin neighborhood. The 24-year-old man was reportedly sideswiped...

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Two men were killed in the year's first fatal shooting, which took place at 4:25 a.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of North Broadway in the city's Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. 

At a brief press conference late Saturday afternoon at the North Side's Town Hall police district, 850 W. Addison St., Chicago Supt. Eddie Johnson said the city added about 1,000 more police officers on the streets, including undercover police, for New Year’s Eve.

In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 52-year-old man was shot in the right leg after gunfire went through his home, police said. He was inside his home about 5:30 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue when a bullet hit his right leg. He was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.

A 26-year-old man was grazed in the head by a bullet at 3:55 a.m. in the 200 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood. He was in a vehicle when three people got out of a car and shot at him, police said. He was in good condition at Stroger Hospital. 

...said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the lower right back in the 11200 block of South Longwood Drive. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Officers who were responding to the...

...m., a 24-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 9200 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood. He was going inside a home when someone in a passing...

...the left arm in a drive-by shooting at 2:20 a.m. in the 200 block of West 71st Street, police said. She was getting out of her car when someone inside a passing car...

...woman was grazed in the left leg while she was on the sidewalk in the 9500 block of South State Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, police said. She was with a group of people when...

Just before 2:15 a.m., a 22-year-old man was grazed in the eyebrow during a shooting in the 200 block of West Pershing Road in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. 

Three people were shot at a house party about 2:00 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood. An unidentified man entered the party and opened fire. A 31...

...in the back in a drive-by shooting about 1:40 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. The victim was inside a car when someone inside another car began shooting...

...were wounded in a drive-by shooting at 1:05 a.m. Sunday in the 5500 block of West Drummond Place in the Cragin neighborhood, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the...

...m. Saturday, two people were shot while they were standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. A 23-year-old woman was wounded in...

About 9:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the right arm and groin while he was in the alley of the 7200 block of South Coles Avenue, police said. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

A 38-year-old man was shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. Someone shot the man in the right hand and he was taken to an area hospital in good condition, police said.

Another shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A 32-year-old man was walking when...

About 3:50 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, two men were shot. According to preliminary reports...

About 1:55 p.m., a 32-year-old man was wounded in the 4000 block of West 21st Place in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the hip and arm, and he was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Another shooting happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the 5600 block of Corcoran Place and seriously wounded a 15-year-old boy. The boy was outside when an altercation...

    City ends year with 4 killed, 24 wounded in shootings
    Three people were killed and 15 others were wounded during the first six hours of the year as the city ended a year that brought levels of violence that had not been seen in the city since the 1990s. In total, four people were killed and 24 other people were wounded in separate shootings from New Year's Eve to early Sunday.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

  • d3 NOH

    Cook county justice system hasn't been functioning in two decades what does anyone expect. And then people elect Foxx...lol

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    The issues are manifold...reasoning is scarce. The wrong people in charge.

Dec 31

Updated Jan 02

Gunfire erupts at robbery on South Side, one of 10 shootings in Chicago

Another fatal shooting occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Ferdinand Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. A 19-year-old man, Carlos James...

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The robbery occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Ingleside Avenue, police said. A 23-year-old man was walking when someone approached, brandished a gun and demanded his property, police said.

Andres Delgado, 39, said he was moving a couch through the front door of The Little People House Daycare at 8238 S. Ingleside Ave. when he heard gunshots and saw a man with a gun running toward him from an apartment complex across the street.

In the Gresham neighborhood about 9:40 p.m. Friday, a 15-year-old boy was found dead in an alley in the 8100 block of South Bishop Street, police said. Officers found him after they responded to the area for a call of shots fired.

...Side. According to preliminary reports, the shooting happened about 9:20 a.m. in the 4200 block of South Keating Avenue, police said. He was identified as Louis Pena, 64, of the 3800 block of West...

...of South Keating Avenue, police said. He was identified as Louis Pena, 64, of the 3800 block of West 65th Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office...

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded early Saturday in a shooting in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the head while he was driving a sedan just before 3:05 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Albany Avenue. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

...found at the crime scene. About half a mile away in an alley in the 3100 block of West 53rd Street, officers guarded the vehicle that was involved in the shooting. At least one bullet hole...

...old man were wounded in a shooting at 3:15 a.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of North Latrobe Avenue in the Hanson Park neighborhood, officials said. A 22-year-old man was approached by...

...a customer when he was hit by the gunfire. He drove to the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Long Avenue to seek help...

...About 7:30 p.m. Friday, a 33-year-old man was shot in the 700 block of West 73rd Street, in the city's Englewood neighborhood. He was walking when another man approached on foot...

• About 5:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the 100 block of North Long Avenue in the city's South Austin neighborhood. The man was wounded in the back and taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition has stabilized, police said.

• About 4:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4700 block of South Throop Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. 

...Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. Police said the man was walking in the 200 block of West 117th Street when he was struck in the lower left leg. The bullet exited at his hip...

    Gunfire erupts at robbery on South Side, one of 10 shootings in Chicago
    Four people were killed, including a 64-year-old man, and eight other people were wounded in shootings from Friday to Saturday morning in Chicago, police said. One man was killed and another man was wounded when gunfire erupted during a robbery in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side on Friday afternoon, police said.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    The shooting in the Back of Yards neighborhood was a Hispanic hate crime against a African American male!

  • I read "no one in custody" Latino on black crime?

Dec 27

Updated Dec 31

11 Killed, 49 Wounded In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago

...drive-by shooting on the West Side, authorities said. Jerry Thomas, 22, was in the 4400 block of West Chicago at 1:45 p.m. when a black truck drove by and someone inside fired...

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...Police. People were gathered for a party on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an alley and opened fire...

...4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood and found 25-year-old Jamil Farley with gunshot wounds...

...leg and head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Farley, of the 9900 block of South Clyde, was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 p...

...by and someone inside fired shots, striking him multiple times. Thomas, who lived in the 1200 block of South Kolin, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m...

...Far South Side and found 24-year-old David McClure shot multiple times in the 1100 block of West 112th Place, authorities said. McClure, who lived in the same block as the shooting, was taken to...

...Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. He was driving north in the 5300 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, of...

...shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, of the 3500 block of West 83rd Place, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a...

...49 a.m. lying on the ground in the backyard of a home in the 2600 block of East 76th Street. Walker, of the 5700 block of South Paxton, had been shot in the head and...

...found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the left side in a backyard in the 8900 block of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of...

...of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Aberdeen, was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 p...

Officers responded to a shooting just after midnight Saturday in the 3000 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and found a 27-year-old...

...outside an Austin neighborhood home on the West Side. Two men walked outside in the 500 block of North Laramie, and at least one person opened fire on them, police said. The older man, 21...

    11 Killed, 49 Wounded In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A violent year in Chicago appears poised to grind to the end of the calendar, as 11 men were killed and at least 49 more people were wounded in shootings across the city over Christmas weekend.
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  • You'll get plenty of pats on the head for this one CIE. You know what I didn't see mentioned in your post? There's nothing there about what steps YOU are prepared to make to change what's going on in our communities.

  • David L. McQueen, What I have been doing is talking to someone at Alderman Curtis office! I've been on social media trying to get the attention of the Black Lives Matter Movement! I feel if they were to protest on the blocks where the killings are happening these guys would...

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    David L. McQueen, What I have been doing is talking to someone at Alderman Curtis office! I've been on social media trying to get the attention of the Black Lives Matter Movement! I feel if they were to protest on the blocks where the killings are happening these guys would think twice about shooting a pistol! I don't think they are aware of the protesting that have occurred outside of their communities! Do they watch the news? Father Phleger (if spelled correctly) have been holding protests in Gresham once a week for years before the Black Lives Matter! It helped at one time but shootings on rise there also. Someone need to get in these communities and talk to these young guys and teach them the value of another human life and I pray for that daily! The person they may have killed isn't feeling any pain, they are hurting the people they leave behind! How could they hate someone so much they want them dead! I do think it starts at home! If their life is so messed up kill your self!!! Stop and frisk, you never know it may save a life! My block is safe but we have been having an increase in shootings here in Ashburn. This is why I have been talking to our Alderman office so that it doesn't get out of control, they are just everywhere and you wonder why people feel the way they do about.....

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

On Chicago's Most Dangerous Block Plagued By Drugs, Shootings And Murder

GARFIELD PARK — The 4400 block of West Monroe on Chicago's West Side is a residential street of two-story buildings, senior citizens and a daycare center.

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A bullet hole pierced a screen and shattered a window on the 400 block of West Monroe. (DNAinfo/Kelly Bauer)

    On Chicago's Most Dangerous Block Plagued By Drugs, Shootings And Murder
    GARFIELD PARK - The 4400 block of West Monroe on Chicago's West Side is a residential street of two-story buildings, senior citizens and a daycare center. It's also the city's most dangerous block of 2016, a stretch plagued by heroin, shootings and murder.
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  • There is a typo in a picture caption in this story, which reads "400 block of West Monroe" instead of "4400 block of West Monroe". I certainly did a double-take when I read that the 400 block of West Monroe was the most dangerous in the City!

Nov 30

Updated Dec 06

Police: 2 killed, 10 wounded in city shootings Tuesday

...three men were shot in West Garfield Park. They were on a corner in the 100 block of South Kostner when someone in a passing silver vehicle opened fire, hitting an 18-year-old in...

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...the South Shore and South Chicago neighborhoods, where officers responding to a shooting in the 2800 block of East 79th Street found a 30-year-old man on a sidewalk with two gunshot wounds to the...

The other homicide happened about 1:30 a.m. in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Officers responding to calls of a person down in the 2500 block of North Lavergne found a 51-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen. He died at the scene at 1:50 a.m., authorities said.

...a 29-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of a van in the 2300 block of West Adams and opened fire, grazing his head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition...

About 8:30 p.m., someone walked up to a 14-year-old boy taking out trash in a North Austin alley and shot him in the leg in the 1700 block of North Linder. The boy took himself to Loretto Hospital and his condition was stabilized, police said.

...45 p.m. in Roseland on the Far South Side. They were walking in the 11400 block of South Eggleston when someone got out of a dark-colored vehicle and shot a 16-year-old...

About 2:20 p.m., a 21-year-old man was standing outside in the 7900 block of South Justine in Auburn Gresham when someone in a red vehicle shot him in the back, police said. He was in fair condition at Christ Medical Center.

Twenty minutes before that, a white SUV pulled up to a 17-year-old boy sitting in a vehicle parked in the 3300 block of West Congress in East Garfield Park and opened fire about 2 p.m., hitting him in the wrist, police said. The teen went to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.

...the South Side Park Manor neighborhood. A 30-year-old man was driving in the 7000 block of South King Drive when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit in the leg, police said...

    Police: 2 killed, 10 wounded in city shootings Tuesday
    Two people were slain and at least 10 more wounded in shootings across the city on Tuesday, according to Chicago Police. The latest killing happened shortly after 8 p.m. along the border of the South Shore and South Chicago neighborhoods, where officers responding to a shooting in the 2800 block of East 79th Street found a 30-year-old man on a sidewalk with two gunshot wounds to the chest.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • tim14312000 parent; neighbor

    Excuse me Frank? You "used to be the one doing the shootings?" so the previous comment has no meaning? What kind of ludicrous comment is that? You WERE a gang member, and you saw the light? You were a vigilante and promoted justice in your own way? Hmm,, it sounds...

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    Excuse me Frank? You "used to be the one doing the shootings?" so the previous comment has no meaning? What kind of ludicrous comment is that? You WERE a gang member, and you saw the light? You were a vigilante and promoted justice in your own way? Hmm,, it sounds as if someone has a very vivid imagination, or has watched too many episodes of Law and Order, posting such nonsense anonymously here. For 30 years I chased those "animals" you refer to, would catch them,put them in jail, and the system would fail, in that they would be let go, "because County Jail is too overcrowded." How about a 31 day sentence for a gun arrest while the individual was out on bond for his first gun arrest three weeks earlier? Cameras in and of themselves are not the answer but they at least offer another alternative toward providing a welcome assist toward providing license plates, types of vehicles and offender descriptions in reviewing the videotapes when needed, and provide the neighborhood in general with a certain sense of peace. At this time of the year, in particular, it behooves us to work together-to work with the police, to work with our elected officials and to not cast a blind eye toward what is going on in and around our homes. The days of closing your curtains and saying, "Phew, I'm glad I don't live there," are over. Everyone has an opinion, everyone has their own perspective. It is our responsibility and right to express our views and no one should be criticized for staing what they think. Shame on you Frank....

  • ddn

    I've asked for cameras in my own area and have gotten nowhere. I hope others on this thread are successful. There is something to be about paying taxes and then learning about budget cuts on the city, county, state and federal levels. With all these cuts, where are our taxes going? My own experience proves we need more police recruitment and resources and laws than what's being done.

Nov 24

Updated Dec 04

10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say

...At 10:28 p.m. in the 200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue, two men — ages 25 and 23 — were sitting in a parked car when another man...

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...m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said. The...

• At 12:35 p.m., a 70-year-old man was in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West North Avenue when he got into a fight with another man who shot him, police said. The man, who was shot on the right side of his body, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• At 3:10 p.m., a 29-year-old man was in the 10700 block of South Green Bay Avenue when someone in a red pickup truck pulled up and fired shots, police said. The man, who was shot in the buttocks, was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

• Around 7 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Maypole Avenue, a 20-year-old man was shot in his arm and leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed as “stable.”

• At 12:04 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Massasoit Avenue, a 16-year-old boy sitting on a front porch was shot in his left leg by a shooter passing in a white car. The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center, where he was listed as “stable.”

...At 2:12 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Springfield Avenue, a 22-year-old woman sitting in a car noticed a crowd gathering nearby. She...

• At 3:19 a.m. in the 5300 block of North Paulina, a 56-year-old man was shot in his stomach and leg during a domestic dispute. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he is listed as “critical.”

    10 People Shot Since Wednesday Morning, Police Say
    CHICAGO - At least 10 people have been shot since Wednesday morning, according to Chicago Police. Here's a look at the pre-Thanksgiving violence: * At 11:40 a.m., a 20-year-old man was a passenger in a car driving in the 1900 block of West 59th Street when a red SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside fired shots, police said.
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  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a...

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    Part 1 of 2

    Tamara, to state that, "Stop and frisk is unconstitutional, so I'm not sure we should even be talking about how it should be brought back into law..." is NOT stating an OPINION. It was not a "miscommunication." Your communication was quite clear.

    It was, however, a false statement of FACT.

    A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. An opinion is an expression of a person's feelings that cannot be proven.

    There is no such thing as a false opinion. Everyone is free to state opinions about X. There are ridiculous opinions, misguided opinions, naive opinions, intelligent opinions, well-founded opinions, factually based opinions, etc.

    And everyone is free to state their opinions about that opinion.

    "The M855 'green tip' cartridge has a steel core 'penetrator' at the tip, which helps it go through barriers more easily. (A fact.)

    "The M855 cartridge will penetrate every defensive armor system, including steel plates." (A false statement of fact.)

    "Of all the AR-15 ammunition variations available the Federal 5.56 Nato M855 round with a 50 grain projectile is the best AR-15 available and the only one that people should rely upon for self-defense and tactical operations." (Opinion.)

    "That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard regauding AR-15 ammunition." (Opinion about an opinion.

    No harm. No foul. The false fact is irrelevant to this discussion. But in a discussion in which people want to know which 5.56 M855 AR-15 round they depend upon use to defend their lives is is NOT a harmless error. Life and death may hang in the balance.

    So, where someone falsely states something as fact ... and attempts to use that untruth to bolster their opinion and convince others that THEIR position is correct and most valid BECAUSE of said (false) fact - well, that cannot stand.

    (continued)

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not...

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    (Part 2 of 2)

    It is not a harmless error in a discussion about that specific fact. Especially when the error is to misstate applicable law. Even more so when the true fact is so easily determined. No, that is not a simple error.

    The conclusion that stop-and-frisk is not a valid solution because it is unconstitutional is wrong.

    It, in fact, remains one viable, legal solution to the problem of murders here. And BTW, its PRIMARY purpose is to protect the lives of law enforcement officers (See Terry v Ohio). Blue Lives Matter ... and they matter much more than the life of any predatory, murderous, scumbag criminal.

    Some may not like it and prefer adding more restrictive gun laws. Fine, that is their opinion. But it's not going to happen. The composition of SCOTUS is about to settle into one that is decidedly pro 2nd Am and which will outlast the offices of the next several Presidents.

    Some would eschew that option because it does not solve every problem regarding shooting homicides and accidents.

    But there is NO one, viable, universal solution.

    So my opinion, ridiculous though it may be, is that we should first tackle the homicide issue that affects the greatest number of people.

    Nothing short of stop-and-frisk will accomplish that. Target the criminals. Take them down. That alone will reduce the accidental shootings of children in their homes, while simultaneously reducing the incidence of domestic abuse shootings committed by them.

    Get them off the streets and EVERYONE - mothers, wives, girlfriends, babies, teens, husbands, brothers, shopkeepers, cab drivers, bus drivers, teachers, firemen, paramedics, police officers - you, me, us - will be exponentially safer as a result.

    Then we can address the rest of the partner-abusing jerks who shoot their mates, as well as the idiots who do not secure their firearms when kids might gain access to them.

    It is going to have to be one step at a time here ... or else the situation will remain in stasis.

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