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Donations needed for Free Thanksgiving Dinner for Chicago families

Donations are needed! Deadline is Nov. 10th!

We ask for your support as we work collaboratively to bless those who are less fortunate. Please consider donating uncooked turkeys and hams, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, fruits, punch, water, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, green peas and/or making a monetary contribution through a check made out to Fathers Who Care in order to purchase aforementioned items.

For additional information or to make a donation, contact Fathers Who Care at (773) 287-5821.

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Donations are needed! Deadline is Nov. 10th!

We ask for your support as we work collaboratively to bless those who are less fortunate. Please consider donating uncooked turkeys and hams, sweet potatoes, pies, cakes, fruits, punch, water, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, green peas and/or making a monetary contribution through a check made out to Fathers Who Care in order to purchase aforementioned items.

For additional information or to make a donation, contact Fathers Who Care at (773) 287-5821.

Austin Weekly News, Loretto Hospital, Fathers Who Care, Larry Williams with State Farm Insurance, the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, in collaboration with George Leland Elementary School, Congressman Danny K. Davis, Senator Kimberly Lightford, Representative La Shawn K. Ford, Representative Camille Lilly, Larry Williams of State Farm, Austin Weekly News, Wal-Mart, Loretto Hospital are hosting:

A Fathers & Families Thanksgiving Dinner

November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm

George Leland Elementary School, 512 S. Lavergne in Chicago

Free To All – Come and Enjoy a Prepared Dinner - Space Is Limited

This event is being presented to let the community know how much we Care.

Oct 13

Updated Oct 15

Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago

The four were at a party in the 4400 block of West Madison about 1:10 a.m. when, during an argument, a man pulled out a gun...

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The 25-year-old man was sitting on a front porch about 6:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Melvina, when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the lower left side, police said.

...gun and opened fire. A 22-year-old man — identified as Eddie Taylor, of the 1900 block of South Homan — was shot in the face and pronounced dead at the scene at 1:35 a...

About 10:50 p.m., 20-year-old Roddy Comer and a boy, 16, were standing near the corner of 88th and Carpenter when a male walked up and opened fire, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Comer, of the 7100 block of South Maplewood, was shot in the back and buttocks. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 12:47 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    CBS plz do more investigative reporting. A tip about the Heroin Hut in Garfield Park yielded a news crew. You aired, and the next day the Heroin Hut that had been in a Chicago park was removed. City Hall won't listen to neighborhood complaints. BUT if it hits the airwaves, all of a sudden they are ON THE SPOT.

    THANKS for the Heroin Hut story that got it removed for a city park the next day!

    Plz do more efforts like this. It is effective. TRANSPARENCY is good.

Oct 05

Updated Oct 07

3 Dead, 20 Wounded in Weekend Chicago Shootings

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

...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...

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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.

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.

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.

...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...

  • 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 02

Rep. LaShawn Ford to discuss Chicago's West Side on Oct. 2nd TV Show

Tune in Thursday October 02, 2014 for Fathers Who Care and the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders' Weekly Television Show at 8:00pm on CAN-TV (Cable Channel 21).

Live web streaming: www.cantv.org/hotline

The show will be hosted by: Rev. Walter Amir Jones, Jr. Our Special Guest will be LaShawn Ford, Re - 8th Legislative District

Tune in to the Live Streaming and/or Call In to show your support!

Dial in phone: 312-738-1060

Discussion Topics:
- The State of the West-side of Chicago
- Mentoring Our Future Leaders
- Bridging the Inter-generational Gaps
- Promoting a Safe and Drug-free West-side
- Expectations for our Violence and Substance Abuse Prevention Day, scheduled for 10-06-2014 at 5:30pm

Details: http://bit.ly/1mV9s6q

Sep 30

Updated Sep 30

Caps Meeting

Do anyone know when the next Caps meeting for the 28th Ward?

Sep 24

Updated Sep 24

Parolee charged in 2012 murder on Near West Side

Howard, who lives in the 4800 block of West West End Avenue, was arrested Tuesday at his home, prosecutors said. Police who went to arrest Howard found a gun sticking out of a bag at his home, and a bulletproof vest addressed to Howard in the same bag, proseuctors said.

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Paramore was shot in the 1300 block of West 13th Street about 1:25 a.m. May 6, 2012, after Howard and Isom had shot at a Chevy Impala that had been driving in the area, and then Howard ran into Howard and another man nearby, prosecutors said.

Sep 21

Updated Sep 23

Appellate court: Inmate must pay $20K toward his incarceration

The ruling by the Fourth District Appellate Court concluded that Johnnie Melton, 49, of the 200 block of North Karlov Avenue, must pay state officials $19,925.89.

  • So now they're not only putting people in prison for non-violent drug offenses, but they're charging them money to be in prison?

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Interesting article. This could be a good idea in concept. But...what happens when felons can't get a job??? This will increase the underground economy that is for sure. No w2s for these guys! or Bank accounts, or any other legal financial instruments.

Sep 07

Updated Sep 08

  • Msmonica Each one, Teach One

    (White) what does this refer to?

  • literally different colors of the powder. white heroin is more refined than brown heroin.

    brown heroin, due to its lower purity, is more dangerous to inject. (can cause blockage in veins because of higher melting points of less desirable material). but it can be smoked or snorted as safely as any method of heroin ingestion.

    speculating: brown is cheaper; law enforcement might be concerned about the color because purer junk potentially indicates a larger operation.

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