38 hours ago

Updated 15 min ago

CPS to test for lead in water at 28 elementary schools

Hefferan, 4409 W. Wilcox

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Burr, 1621 W. Wabansia

Canty, 3740 N. Panama

Coonley, 4046 N. Leavitt

Crown, 2128 S. St. Louis

De Diego, 1313 N. Claremont

Dett, 2131 W. Monroe

Ericson, 3600 W. 5th

Evers, 9811 S. Lowe

Mahalia Jackson, 917 W. 88th

Jamieson, 5650 N. Mozart

Jungman, 1746 S. Miller

Lenart, 8101 S. LaSalle

Mays, 6656 S. Normal

Neil, 8555 S. Michigan

Nicholson, 6006 S. Peoria

Parker, 6800 S. Stewart

Pritzker, 2009 W. Schiller St.

Saucedo/Telpochcalli, 2832 W. 24th

South Shore ES, 1415 E. 70th

Stagg, 7424 S. Morgan

Sumner, 4320 W. 5th

Tanner, 7350 S. Evans

Harold Washington ES, 9130 S. University

Westcott, 409 W. 80th

    CPS to test for lead in water at 28 elementary schools
    Chicago Public Schools announced Thursday the list of 28 elementary schools being tested for lead, a measure CEO Forrest Claypool insisted was being taken "out of an abundance of caution."
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • CJL ...

    "Wonder What really happened that raised a red flag to conduct testing for lead"

    Assuming this is a serious question:

    1. Flint.
    2. Chicago Tribune investigation that Chicago was using BS testing methodology in selecting locations for water quality testing.
    3. It's kids, who are most susceptible to bad effects of lead.

    I'd bet a dollar that *most* of the older south and west side schools will show elevated lead levels in the water. Probably not truly high, but elevated.

  • CJL

    This is a serious question

    I did not realize the entire importance of this testing lead

    Thanks for the info. Hopefully, there isn't any found

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

Rapper Twista makes first court appearance since Porter County arrest

Mitchell, 43, of the 4300 block of West Monroe Street in Chicago, and three other men all face up to 180 days in jail and...

    Rapper Twista makes first court appearance since Porter County arrest
    by James D. Wolf Jr.Post-Tribune The rapper known as Twista, whose real name is Chad Terrell Mitchell, appeared in court in Porter County for first time since his March 24 arrest while traveling to a performance near South Haven. His trial is set to begin Aug. 18.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Apparently Indiana police do a good job.

Apr 07

Updated Apr 08

Man held without bail in cellphone store killing

Later that day, Chicago Police saw Scott and Jones get into a Dodge Challenger in the 4300 block of West West End, Howroyd said.

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Deshun Jones and Terran Scott shot Tommie Lee Pledge on March 2 inside Division Quick Stop and Cellular, 3657 W. Division, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Matt Howroyd said.

Jones, of the 300 block of North Mayfield, was arrested in Indiana in late March.

    Man held without bail in cellphone store killing
    An Austin man was ordered held without bail Thursday for allegedly murdering a fellow member of his gang inside a Humboldt Park cellphone store. Deshun Jones and Terran Scott shot Tommie Lee Pledge on March 2 inside Division Quick Stop and Cellular, 3657 W. Division, Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Matt Howroyd said.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • They're even turning on each other.

  • ddn

    All is fair in criminality. Evil simply begets more evil. What loyalty could come out of this?

Mar 28

Updated Apr 07

No Homicides Reported on Easter Sunday in Chicago

At about the same time, four people were shot in the 4600 block of West End Avenue. Two of the victims were listed in critical condition and two others were in good condition, police said. Further details on the shooting were not immediately known.

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The most recent homicide took place just after 2 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of South Paulina Street, when two people were shot. A 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old...

Around 4:10 a.m. Monday, two men were shot in the 5700 block of West Grand Avenue. Police said three men were walking on the block when two men they didn't...

A 29-year-old man was shot around 2:35 a.m. Monday in the 5300 block of West Van Buren Street. Police said the man was walking westbound on Van Buren when a dark-colored van...

Just minutes earlier, a 32-year-old was shot in the 1200 block of North Hamlin Avenue. The victim told police he was standing on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. 

Around 1:30 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of South Indiana Avenue. The man was wounded when someone opened the door to the apartment he was in...

On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand after two men opened fire from a gangway around 9:20 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street, police said. 

Just before 5 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot while sitting in a car at a stop sign in the 800 block of South Cicero Avenue. The victim told police he heard shots and felt pain and took himself to Saint Anthony Hospital in good condition.

Around 3 p.m., two teens were shot while playing basketball near 100th Street and Crandon Avenue. The teens said a light-colored sedan drove up and fired eight shots at them...

Less than an hour earlier, two 25-year-old men were shot in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue.The victims told police they were walking down the street when two people drove up...

Just before 3 a.m. Sunday, a 30-year-old man was shot in the 2900 block of West 25th Street. The man was outside with a group of people when someone walked up and opened...

...a.m., a 31-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in the 1200 block of South Union Avenue on the Near West Side. The man was apparently arguing with another man when the...

About an hour earlier, a 25-year-old man suffered wounds to his right arm and left leg in a shooting in the 5100 block of West Washington Boulevard. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in stable condition.

Three people were shot just after midnight Sunday in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. The man, ages 19, 21, and 24, were standing...

Around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest while walking in the 6500 block of South Vernon Avenue. The man told police he was walking on the sidewalk when a man walked up and opened fire. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition. 

...a 25-year-old man and a 40-year-old man were shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue. Police said the victims were standing on a front porch when they heard shots and...

Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, a 27-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting in the 3400 block of West Harrison Street. He suffered a wound to the torso and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

...2 minutes earlier, a 29-year-old was shot in the left leg in the 4000 block of West Lake Street and took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition. The man told police...

A 36-year-old man was the third person shot in less than one hour Saturday after he suffered graze wounds to the arm and back in a shooting in the 300 block of East 47th Street, police said. The man took himself to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

At 5:38 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot while standing on a sidewalk in the 6700 block of South Wolcott Avenue. The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

Around 2 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in both legs while walking in the 6900 block of South Normal Boulevard. The man told police he heard shots and felt pain, realizing later he had been shot in both legs. He was listed in stable condition at Saint Bernard Hospital. 

A 20-year-old man was shot at about midnight Saturday in the 1700 block of North Keystone Avenue. The man told police he was walking on the sidewalk when he heard shots and felt pain. He was listed in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. 

At about 10:30 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the 13200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. The man was shot in the back after two men walked up to him and opened fire. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition. 

Around 9:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot when someone opened fire at him while he was driving in the 5000 block of South Talman Avenue. The man was struck in the shoulder and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. 

Just before 9 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the back, hand and head while sitting in a vehicle in the 6500 block of South Mozart Street. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. 

...who was also an anti-violence advocate, was shot in the lower back in the 5500 block of West Jackson at around 8:30 p.m. Friday night, police confirmed. Authorities say two groups of...

At 5:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot while driving in the 4900 block of West Augusta Boulevard. The man told police he heard shots and felt pain and drove himself to West Suburban Medical Center in stable condition. He was treated and released, police said. 

Around 1 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 500 block of East 115th Street. The teen was dropped off at Roseland Hospital in critical condition.

  • ATID Anarchist til I Die

    I wish they would let us edit after the post... heck even 5 minutes.
    Sorry

    try to look "at" the ....

  • I guess we need to thank Jesus Christ . Now if he can work on the other 364 days. wouldn't that be nice...He turned wine into water, imagine what he could do to guns?

Mar 31

Updated Apr 02

Man charged in West Humboldt Park slaying held on $1M

Victor Mendoza, 26, of the 2200 block of West Major Avenue, is charged with the fatal shooting of Mario Ramirez, 35, of the 800 block of North Tripp Avenue, on March 23, according to prosecutors.

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At about 12:28 a.m. on the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road, Mendoza who had been in a car with four other people across the street from a liquor store parked the vehicle and walked inside, prosecutors said.

    Man charged in West Humboldt Park slaying held on $1M
    A Chicago man was ordered held on $1 million bail in a fatal shooting outside of a West Humboldt Park liquor store recently.Victor Mendoza, 26, of the 2200 block of West Major Avenue, appeared before Judge Donald Panarese Jr. after being charged with first-degree murder.Mendoza is charged with...
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    BB, your are turning troll?

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    The news and politicians support anti-police lives matter groups and so does a lot of loud mouth people, and now everyone wonders why Chicago is become murder city? Don't charge police with murder when they shoot a drug crazed criminal avoiding arrest with a knife. Maybe this surge in death would not be happening. CCW now rules the day sorry to say..

Apr 01

Updated Apr 01

Four Dead, 11 Wounded In Thursday Gun Violence In Chicago

At 4:04 p.m., a 16-year-old boy, 23-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were outside in the 4300 block of West Wilcox when someone in a van opened fire, police said.

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...up to the two 23-year-old men who were unloading a vehicle in the 1000 block of West Winona and demanded their things, police said. One of the younger men handed over his cellphone...

Guzman was outside near his home in the 2900 block of North Sacramento about 1:45 a.m. when a white SUV pulled up and someone inside started shooting, hitting him in the chest, authorities said. He died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 2:33 a.m.

At 4:09 p.m., four men outside in the 6800 block of South Throop in Englewood were shot by someone in a passing vehicle. A 43-year-old man...

About 6:15 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm in Little Village’s 2400 block of South St. Louis, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai.

Another Little Village shooting left a 32-year-old man hurt about 12:30 a.m. while he was driving in the 3100 block of West Cermak. He was at a stoplight when someone in a green van opened fire, hitting him in the ankle, police said. He took himself to Saint Anthony Hospital in good condition.

Thursday’s first shooting happened about midnight in Humboldt Park neighborhood. A 30-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 2600 block of West Le Moyne when someone in a black vehicle shot him in the right leg, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

    Four Dead, 11 Wounded In Thursday Gun Violence In Chicago
    (CBS) - Four people were killed and at least 11 others wounded in shootings across Chicago on Thursday. The 28-year-old man killed in the latest fatal shooting tried to rob two others in an Uptown alley about 10:30 p.m., according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Ernie Bro #feeltheern

    Lots of crime in Uptown and Humboldt Park. Sad!

Mar 31

Updated Apr 01

Driver Fatally Shot In Argument Outside Humboldt Park Liquor Store: Court

Police found Ramirez, of the 800 block of North Tripp Avenue, unresponsive in the driver's seat of his car. He was brought to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Prosecutors said the attack happened about 12:30 a.m. March 23 in the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road.

Mendoza, of the 2200 block of North Major Avenue, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Thursday set bail at $1 million.

    Driver Fatally Shot In Argument Outside Humboldt Park Liquor Store: Court
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE - A Belmont Cragin man has been charged with fatally shooting another driver outside a Humboldt Park liquor store. Prosecutors said the attack happened about 12:30 a.m. March 23 in the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Did they not read the other story??? This is WEST Humboldt Park!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    Man charged in West Humboldt Park slaying held on $1M

Mar 31

Updated Mar 31

Within Minutes, Eight Shot — Two Fatally — Across Chicago

Two people died after a shooting in West Garfield Park around 4 p.m. near Wilcox and Kostner, about a block from Hefferan Elementary School; class was not in session at the time.

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Around the time of that shooting, four people were shot near 68th and Throop in the Englewood neighborhood. Information was not available about the extent of injuries.

    Within Minutes, Eight Shot - Two Fatally - Across Chicago
    (CBS) - Eight people were shot - two of them fatally - within the span of 10 minutes in three separate incidents across Chicago, police said. Two people died after a shooting in West Garfield Park around 4 p.m. near Wilcox and Kostner, about a block from Hefferan Elementary School; class was not in session at the time.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Long since past time to run these known gang bangers out of our town - send them to some other town, some other country.

    Australia was a once a successful penal colony.

    Large parts of Namibia have no people - someone needs to go there...

    Chicago gang bangers.

    It's reality...

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    Long since past time to run these known gang bangers out of our town - send them to some other town, some other country.

    Australia was a once a successful penal colony.

    Large parts of Namibia have no people - someone needs to go there...

    Chicago gang bangers.

    It's reality that Hyde Park, Kenwood and now (thankfully) large parts of Bronzeville are safe, secure places to live and work - the University of Chicago police patrol these areas. Areas in South Shore, Englewood West of Washington Park it's not safe, secure. That's just reality and it isn't even Summer.

Mar 22

Updated Mar 26

1 Killed, 16 Wounded In Shootings Monday

...man was shot in West Garfield Park. He was walking down the street in the 4200 block of West Madison at 5:17 p.m. when someone ran up to him and fired shots. The...

...inside a vehicle that was hit by gunfire about 5:15 a.m. in the 800 block of North Kostner, police said. She was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in...

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Two men, ages 38 and 39, were in a car traveling westbound in the 2000 block of West 70th Place at 8:49 p.m. when someone opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 7000 block of South Wabash, according to police. He later showed up at Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition.

...year-old was shot in the right shoulder about 9:45 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Laflin, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police...

...to the right thigh. The 22-year-old was walking on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Indiana, when he was approached by two people who fired shots as he ran away, police...

...the Far South Side. The men, both 20 years old, were standing outside in the 10200 block of South Indiana at 5:46 p.m. when someone walked up, pulled out a gun and fired...

...year-old man was walking down the street at 1:45 p.m. in the 12000 block of South Eggleston when a light-colored four-door car pulled up and three occupants got out. One...

...drive-by shooting on the Southwest Side. The 22-year-old was outside in the 2800 block of South Komensky when someone opened fire from a dark car, according to police. He was shot in...

...a.m. He was riding in the backseat of an SUV going south in the 1200 block of North Homan when a black car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He...

...girl was riding as passenger in a vehicle about 2:45 a.m. in the 7100 block of North Clark when another car pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said. The girl was...

    1 Killed, 16 Wounded In Shootings Monday
    Two people were shot - one fatally - and two others were injured Monday night in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, fire officials said. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • If you look out your window at 2 a.m., you might see me walking by. Late night is one of the most beautiful and peaceful times to take a walk in Rogers Park. I rarely encounter a soul on residential streets.

  • Helen NoH North of Howard for 55 years

    More blaming the victim. Reminds me of those who blame a rape victim for wearing provocative clothing.

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