Jun 28

Updated Jun 28

Police shoot and injure a man overnight on city’s west side

It happened at about 12:30 this morning near Monroe and Cicero the west Garfield park neighborhood.

  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    West Garfield Park and Austin crime are getting way out of control. They're going from bad to worse. My thoughts are, this area of the city has become the dumping ground for everyone being squeezed out East-ward, due to increased rental prices, gentrification and demand to be close to the...

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    West Garfield Park and Austin crime are getting way out of control. They're going from bad to worse. My thoughts are, this area of the city has become the dumping ground for everyone being squeezed out East-ward, due to increased rental prices, gentrification and demand to be close to the Near West Side/United Center. I'm seeing more poverty, roaming drug addicts/dealers, undisciplined teens/kids, loitering and unfamiliar faces in my neighborhood and all around the Far West side.

    The new faces in the area and street drug dealers are fighting for business/territory and have made West Garfield Park & Austin a natural breeding ground for increased crime. I personally knew this was going to happen because I saw the wave moving farther west. I just hope the Mayor and Alderman do not allow the Far West side to remain the designated dumping grounds for poverty and criminals. I don't trust either of them and believe this might be the scenario.

    On the other hand, by clumping all of the crime into one designated area will make it easier for the city to target criminals, conduct sweeps and round up trouble makers all in one fell swoop. I hope property owners and landlords will thoroughly screen tenants and be extremely selective when renting apartments to new residents. It will only benefit their investment as well.

    Time will tell.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    The biggest reason things are getting worse is because Quinn let out 50,000 felons.
    Was the University of Chicago's social research department 77 Communities map used to set policy about where they would be returned? EGP may have got got 1500-1800 which is about 10% of the population of EGP....

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    The biggest reason things are getting worse is because Quinn let out 50,000 felons.
    Was the University of Chicago's social research department 77 Communities map used to set policy about where they would be returned? EGP may have got got 1500-1800 which is about 10% of the population of EGP.

    One can question the wisdom politicians who did not object to this disproportionate way of returning criminals (of any classification) especially when a study was done that said problems would occur.

    Urban Institute in DC did a study that said the 5 wards who were going to be the recipient of these return felons were not able to absorb them because there were not enough support systems in place. Note 45 of the 50 city wards got none. EGP got 1/3, Englewood got 1/3, 3 other wards got 1/3/ of 1/3 in this so called homecoming.

    The institutionalized practice of clustering the poor or the criminals into areas is not wise. It is also part of a root cause as to why neighborhoods cannot recover. It does not make it easier or cheaper to control. As areas become more violent because the areas are not well managed, the result is a breakdown of an entire household, block, neighborhood, ward, part of the city. Chaos and violence cause a breakdown in the moral fabaric of a neighborhood.

    As neighborhoods decay and turn to rubble...the loss of demographics make the city smaller. Chicago is about 1/3 smaller than it was 35 years ago. We lost approx 1.2 million population. That is significant and measurable enough to erode the tax base.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is NOT a good policy to segregate and remove from view. If those who live in upscale Chicago neighborhoods had to endure what goes on in the South and West sides of Chicago they would be in an uproar. Only the unsophisticated and impoverished would have issues like what...

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    It is NOT a good policy to segregate and remove from view. If those who live in upscale Chicago neighborhoods had to endure what goes on in the South and West sides of Chicago they would be in an uproar. Only the unsophisticated and impoverished would have issues like what we have because they lack the understanding of the legal system. Conventional wisdom almost makes an invisible ceiling so those who have been working in this system are jaded and accept the low standards because they don't know any better. It is a SHAME!

    There are many black segregationists...meaning blacks who only want to live in a homogeneous neighborhood.

    A neighborhood with a diverse population and people who work...are the ones with the best living conditions and best services. Take note of that!

Jun 18

Updated Jun 26

1 killed, 9 injured in Chicago shootings on Tuesday

Jones, of the 4100 block of West Wilcox Street, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 5:22 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

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Daniel Jones was shot in the head about 4:45 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Washington Street, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner's office said.

The teenager was standing on the sidewalk in the 1400 block of South Drake Avenue at 10:25 p.m. when a male walked up and shot him, police said.

The 23-year-old was standing in the 5400 block of West Walton Street about 10:15 p.m. when someone fired shots from the sidewalk through a vacant lot, police said.

The 22-year-old was standing on the street in the 100 block of East 42nd Street when another male shot him. The shooter got in to a white minivan, which drove away, police said.

...West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.The 17-year-old was shot in the 6800 block of South Marshfield Avenue, police said.He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is a shame that for many many years the government is not able to come up with a strategy to END this violence. Taxpayers pay oodles and oodles of $$. Youngsters are slaughtered in the streets. And the best we can get is some kind of cockroach shuffle. Why...

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    It is a shame that for many many years the government is not able to come up with a strategy to END this violence. Taxpayers pay oodles and oodles of $$. Youngsters are slaughtered in the streets. And the best we can get is some kind of cockroach shuffle. Why aren't satellite views used to view and apprehend? Why aren't more arrested? If Quinn returned 1500-1800 To EGP and the feds locked up 35 that is really some umbelievable percentage of a a net gain in criminals returned to the neighborhood! The romantic notion of a "homecoming" rationalizes this really bad idea.

    If government dumps a disproportionate number of criminals into a neighborhood; the outcome is known...yet they do it. Same goes for the Welfare crowd. Maybe the Media could a study of an acceptable ratio of welfare to non-welfare residents are a proper mix to keep a neighborhood functioning at reasonable level of quality of life.

    Only government is powerful enough to destroy a neighborhood and they do it through policy. Enough of blaming the victims who have to live in horror zones.

    When will CHICAGOANS wake up and realize the Police Budget at billions is one of the root causes for lack of $$ for any other department to be able to provide adequate services for many. The number of POTHOLES throughout the city is one of the most irritating byproducts of a city too broke.

    Used to be that only the slums got bad service. Now chatter talks about gentrified (dirty word) neighborhoods not getting service. Welcome to the world of the high cost of union labor, poor monitoring of city laborers, and the fleecing of Chicagoans pocket books.

  • gpblight---- " city too broke." don't believe the hype. this city is not broke,it's a smoke screen to instill fear in it's citizens, for the upcoming campaign of lies Election. Read between the lines. See what happens when they start their official campaigns.When the same ones are voted over &...

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    gpblight---- " city too broke." don't believe the hype. this city is not broke,it's a smoke screen to instill fear in it's citizens, for the upcoming campaign of lies Election. Read between the lines. See what happens when they start their official campaigns.When the same ones are voted over & over without positive measurable results,you get the same do nothing junk(could not use my word). Yes a few crumbs are thrown out to appease the voters. Then people forget & become complacent until the next city disaster hit. Read between the lines, hear what they are not saying.

Jun 12

Night Out:Concert at Tilton

Sat, Jun 21, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mixed Company Band - Is a ten-piece band that includes male and female vocalist! Their extensive playlist spans a variety of genres including blues, smooth jazz, R&B, soul, funk, reggae and salsa. Music for all ages a mixture of current titles, 60?s, 70?s, 80?s and 90?s.

Jun 12

Night Out:Concert at Clark (John)

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Martin's International Culture Concert in the Park, performance by Diane Ellis & The Jazzy Ladies Families are invited to enjoy an evening of free entertainment from a concert provided by Martin's International. Music genres include Latin Soul, R & B, Reggae and more. Bring your lawn chair or blanket.

Jun 12

The World's Largest Swimming Lesson at Clark Park

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent...

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Join the Chicago Park District at our 73 pool locations and thousands of kids and families at aquatics facilities around the globe as we set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted and to spread the word Swimming Lessons Saves Lives! The Chicago Park District has joined Team WLSL which holds the current Guinness World Record which stands at 32,450 participants. Don't miss the chance to participate in this record-breaking event and help prevent drowning, the leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1-5, and second leading cause of accidental death for children under 14. The event is open to all ages. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult in the water. Registration is required prior to participation. Participants can register online through June 18th. Onsite registration will be available at 9am, only if available spots remain. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the event to complete the necessary participant release waiver. The lesson will promptly begin at 10am and will be 60 minutes in length.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

29 Shot, 4 Fatally, in Weekend Chicago Violence

Police said a 22-year-old woman was shot around 10:45 p.m. in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue in what may have been a domestic incident.

A 35-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard. The man, who was unresponsive at the scene, was taken to Loretto Hospital where he pronounced, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

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The weekend’s first fatal shooting took place around 1:45 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of West Howard Street in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood when an 18-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, police said.

Police said officers found an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man in an alley in the 5600 block of South Wabash while responding to reports of shots fired.

Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg while walking in the 9000 block of South Harvard Avenue. The man was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition.

Just before midnight Saturday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the 5100 block of South Wood Street. The man was walking on the block when a black vehicle pulled alongside him and...

Around 11 p.m. Saturday, two 19-year-old men were shot in the 5100 block of West Gladys Avenue. The two were standing on the street when two men approached them and one opened...

Around 4:40 p.m. two men were seriously wounded in a shooting in the 500 block of North Avers Avenue. The two were sitting in a vehicle at a stoplight when they heard shots and...

Just before 4:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest and arm in an apparent drive-by in the 400 block of South Homan Avenue. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment. Police did not have a vehicle description following the shooting.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    ABC what can you do to help provide SOLUTIONS to our violence problem. Releasing stats of City Hall is not enough. Do some investigative work and come up with SOLUTIONS that our government buracracy can't do.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

3 dead, 19 wounded in shootings since Friday evening

...man was shot multiple times in the chest about 9:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said.Kennyone Pendelton, 36, was shot multiple times in the chest about 9:25...

Carnesha Fort was shot multiple times about 10:45 p.m. near her home in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue, authorities said.

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Pendelton, of the 1100 block of North Lawler Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:36 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

...1:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5600 block of South Wabash Avenue found 18-year-old Brian Weekly and a 20-year-old man, both of whom...

Weekly, of the 1400 block of West 79th Street, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The 20-year-old was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was walking near 51st and Wood streets at 11:57 p.m. when someone pulled up in a black vehicle and fired several shots, police said. The man was shot in his leg, and his neck was grazed by a bullet.

The officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street when a man fired shots at them from the vehicle's passenger seat, authorities said. The officers shot the man multiple times and shot the woman who had been driving the vehicle once in the shoulder, police said.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    ABC what kind of PROBLEM Solving Initiatives can you devise to help SOLVE these institutionalized problems? Releasing City Hall stats is not good enough. Someone has to take the lead on FIXING these problems as opposed to being a voyeur.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 09

3 dead, 19 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

Kennyone Pendelton, 36, was shot multiple times in the chest about 9:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Carnesha Fort was shot multiple times about 10:45 p.m. near her home in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue, authorities said.

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Pendelton, of the 1100 block of North Lawler Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later, according to the medical examiner’s office.

...1:30 a.m. Saturday, officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5600 block of South Wabash Avenue found 18-year-old Brian Weekly and a 20-year-old man, both of whom...

Weekly, of the 1400 block of West 79th Street, was dead at the scene, authorities said. The 20-year-old was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said.

A 27-year-old man was walking near 51st and Wood streets just before midnight when someone pulled up in a black vehicle and fired several shots, police said. The man was shot in his leg, and his neck was grazed by a bullet.

The officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street when a man fired shots at them from the vehicle’s passenger seat, authorities said. The officers shot the man multiple times and shot the woman who had been driving the vehicle once in the shoulder, police said.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Sun Times, what kind of problem solving initiatives can you promote? Solving these inner city problems is more important that releases of city stats issued by the city.

Jun 07

Updated Jun 07

21 Shot, 3 Fatally, Overnight in Chicago

Police said a 22-year-old woman was shot around 10:45 p.m. in the 100 block of North Keeler Avenue in what may have been a domestic incident.

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The weekend’s first fatal shooting took place around 1:45 p.m. Friday in the 1900 block of West Howard Street in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood when an 18-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his torso and back, police said.

Police said officers found an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man in an alley in the 5600 block of South Wabash while responding to reports of shots fired.

About 20 minutes earlier, two people were shot in the 4600 block of South Ellis Avenue. Police said they were responding to a call of shots fired when they discovered a...

Minutes earlier, police officers witnessed a man shoot and injure someone in the 3600 block of West Shakespeare Avenue. The officers approached the offender who they say pointed a gun at them forcing them...

Just before midnight, two people were shot in the 6100 block of South Wabash Avenue. An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were standing outside when...

A 22-year-old man was shot around 10:45 p.m. while walking on a sidewalk in the 10100 block of South Aberdeen Street. The man was shot in the ankle and taken in stable condition to Little Company of Mary Hospital.

...was shot in the lower back while walking with a group of people in the 1000 block of North Lamon Avenue. Police said a man approached the group and opened fire, striking the teen. The victim...

Around 10:15 p.m., two people were shot in the 500 block of North Leclaire Avenue. Police said a 27-year-old woman was sitting in a car and a 15...

Earlier Friday, a 30-year-old man was shot about 6 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Drexel Boulevard. The man, who police said was not cooperating with investigators, was shot in the leg...

...a 27-year-old ma n was shot in an apparent drive-by in the 4900 block of West Augusta Avenue. The man told police he was walking in an alley when a passenger in a...

...Friday, a 24-year-old man was shot in another apparent drive-by in the 11200 block of South Marshfield Avenue. The man said a dark-colored sedan pulled alongside his vehicle and a passenger fired...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    We need the National Gaurd or the Army Peacekeepers. No matter how much Chicagoans pay for CPD, the shootings continue.

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