Sep 17

Updated Sep 18

WATCHDOGS: CHA sends rents to landlord jailed in heroin ring

The most recent background check came a month before law enforcement officers finished their undercover investigation of Herndon and his drug ring, which authorities say operated in a two-square-block area surrounding Herndon’s home in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard on the West Side.

...684 a month for an apartment leased by a man at this building in the 4500 block of West Congress Parkway, which is on the police department’s “troubled buildings” list. He paid another $116 under...

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The CHA pays Johnny Herndon $704 a month for an apartment leased by a woman at this building in the 6100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue. She pays another $181 under her Section 8 lease. | Kevin Tanaka / Sun-Times

The CHA pays Johnny Herndon $662 a month for an apartment leased by a woman and two other people at this building in the 1400 block of South Komensky Avenue. She pays another $688 under her Section 8 lease. | Kevin Tanaka / Sun-Times

...for an apartment leased by a woman and two others at this building in the 4900 block of West Erie Street that’s on the Chicago Police Department’s “troubled buildings” list. She paid another $215...

    WATCHDOGS: CHA sends rents to landlord jailed in heroin ring
    The Chicago Housing Authority has been paying more than $34,000 a year in rent for three Section 8 voucher-holders to lease apartments from an alleged gang leader who's been in jail the past two years awaiting trial on charges he ran a heroin-trafficking ring in West Garfield Park, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times and Better Government Association show.
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  • gpblight 18 Yr East Garfield Resident

    All agencies in Chicago need to do audits and hold the fraudsters accountable for fraud.

    Lots of Sect8 Buildings where taxpayers foot the rent....dealing and gang activity is rampant. HUD needs to step up enforcement and cut off the flow of $$ to those who break the law.

    Why should taxpayers pay for roofs over the head of criminals where they destroy entire communities? Once an area is gang controlled, the future of everyone in the community is affected negatively.

Sep 01

Updated Sep 03

Rev. Jackson, others sign on to ‘Endangered Communities Tour’

That first meeting starts at 6 p.m. at New Mt. Pilgrim Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd.

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The next two meetings, both at 6 p.m., are Sept. 20 at Greater St. John’s Church, 1256 N. Waller Ave., and Sept. 27 at Hope Church, 1354 W. 61st St. The remaining locations will be announced later, according to Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who also was at the news conference.

The next two meetings, both at 6 p.m., are Sept. 20 at Greater St. John’s Church, 1256 N. Waller Ave., and Sept. 27 at Hope Church, 1354 W. 61st St. The remaining locations will be announced later, according to Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, who also was at the news conference.

Aldridge was shot in the head as she pushed one of her four children in a stroller in the 6300 block of South Calumet in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, a particularly violent area colloquially known as “O Block.” Two men were charged in her death.

    Rev. Jackson, others sign on to 'Endangered Communities Tour'
    In the wake of the deadliest month Chicago has seen in 20 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Thursday said he would join other black leaders in an "Endangered Communities Tour" that will hold town hall meetings in nine of the city's hardest-hit neighborhoods. The tour will kick off Sept.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    All black communities that are now controlled by the University of Chicago and the democratic machine are being systematically destabilized and destroyed by implementation of the murder and maheim agenda of the spatial deconcentration plan, which is designed to remove 3 out of 4 lower income African Americans from prime...

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    All black communities that are now controlled by the University of Chicago and the democratic machine are being systematically destabilized and destroyed by implementation of the murder and maheim agenda of the spatial deconcentration plan, which is designed to remove 3 out of 4 lower income African Americans from prime inner city real estate, to make it safe for wealthy white people to reinhabit prime south lakefront properties in west Hyde Park, Woodlawn, Bronzeville, South Shore and Englewood!!! The South Loop community has already gentrified, shutting down most African American owned businesses north of 35th Street. Two of the Black Metroplis Historic District landmark buildings located north of 35th have been purchased and developed by white developers with the cooperation of African American Alderman supported by the University of Chicago and the Democratic Machine!!!

Aug 27

Updated Aug 28

4 Dead, 16 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

Tolbert, of the 200 block of North Kildare Avenue, was shot in the head and chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 6:49 p.m., authorities said.

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Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive — colloquially referred to as “O Block” — was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and arm and was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a baby in a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to Chicago Police.

He was shot in the upper right arm at 6:13 p.m. in the 900 block of West Wilson, according to police. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:51 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

The two, ages 21 and 24, were driving home in an allery in the 500 block of West 127th Street about 3:35 a.m. when a male with dreadlocks shot them as he was inside a blue truck, police said.

The three were eating as they sat in a car in the 5400 block of West Ferdinand about 3:05 a.m. when someone walked up and shot them, police said.

    4 Dead, 16 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Fifteen shootings were recorded in the first 12 hours of Chicago's weekend that left four people dead and another 16 wounded across the city. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.
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Aug 28

Updated Aug 28

Police: 7 Dead, 38 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings

...15 a.m. discovered a 30-year-old man lying on the ground in the 4400 block of West Monroe, police said. He was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene...

...office. The shooter then got back in the vehicle and drove away. Tolbert, of the 200 block of North Kildare Avenue, was shot in the head and chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where...

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Aldridge, of the 6400 block of South King Drive — colloquially referred to as “O Block” — was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the head and arm and was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

About 3:30 p.m., Aldridge, 32, was walking with a baby in a stroller and a man in the 6300 block of South Calumet when two male suspects walked up and fired shots at a third man, according to Chicago Police.

A 38-year-old man had just parked his vehicle about 12:35 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Fifth Avenue when five males walked up, one of whom pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

...a 35-year-old man were all arguing with a group of people in the 7100 block of South Rhodes when someone in the group pulled out a gun and fired shots at them before...

...he was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 7200 block of South Evans. The teenage was shot in the thigh and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition...

...21, and a 24-year-old man were driving home in an alley in the 500 block of West 127th Street about 3:35 a.m. when a male with dreadlocks shot them as he was...

He was in the 900 block of West Wilson when a male began shooting at another male and he was struck in the chest, police said. He was not the intended target of the shooting. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:51 p.m., authorities said.

...year-old man was sitting on his porch at 4:26 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Kedvale when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots, striking the man in...

The group was standing on the sidewalk in the 8400 block of South Green Street when someone walked up and fired shots, police said. A 25-year-old man was...

    Police: 7 Dead, 38 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seven people were killed and at least 38 more have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday, police said. Nykea Aldridge, a cousin of Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, was shot to death Friday afternoon as she pushed one of her children in a stroller in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood on the South Side.
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Aug 24

Updated Aug 25

Police: 4 dead, 13 wounded in Tuesday shootings

About 2:25 p.m., a 22-year-old man suffered at least one gunshot wound in the 4100 block of West Madison in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

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Officers responding about 9:40 p.m. to a call of a person shot in the 3900 block of West 14th Street found the man lying on the ground in an alley, according to Chicago Police. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.

...m., police said. Investigators learned she had been a passenger in a vehicle in the 2600 block of South Kedzie when someone in another vehicle nearby fired shots, striking her in the head. She was...

The shooting occurred about 3:20 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Phillips, according to police. Christopher Hibbler, 42, of the 8200 block of South Saginaw, was shot...

...in the 7500 block of South Phillips, according to police. Christopher Hibbler, 42, of the 8200 block of South Saginaw, was shot repeatedly in the chest, and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3...

...West Garfield Park neighborhood. The men, 20 and 31, walked into an apartment in the 4000 block of West Jackson and spoke with a male who was sitting on the couch, who then pulled out...

About 8:12 p.m., a 22-year-old man was in the 5000 block of West Madison in the West Side Austin neighborhood, when someone walked up and shot him in the chest and leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

About 10 minutes earlier, a man and woman were in the 8400 block of South Hermitage in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood when they were both shot in the leg, police said. The man, 19, and woman, 26, were each taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where their conditions stabilized.

Shortly before 7 p.m., a 26-year-old man was in the 6500 block of South Wentworth when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Thirty minutes earlier, a 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his leg in the 7100 block of South Damen in West Englewood, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

...Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The man was inside a store in the 2700 block of West 59th Street when he was shot in the hand, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross...

Tuesday morning in an Austin neighborhood attack, a 42-year-old man was in the 800 block of North Leclaire about 11:40 a.m. when a male wearing all black clothing walked up and...

...Far South Side. The 20-year-old man was riding in a vehicle in the 11800 block of South Indiana about 7:20 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police...

...neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 31-year-old man was standing outside in the 3000 block of West 62nd Street when a red van drove by and someone fired shots, police said. He was shot...

    Police: 4 dead, 13 wounded in Tuesday shootings
    Four people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded in shootings Tuesday on the South, Southwest and West Sides, police said. Most recently, a man was found shot to death in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. Officers responding about 9:40 p.m.
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  • CHICAGO we must do better! All these killings & random shootings have to stop. It hurts my heart to hear another child or innocent person has fallen victim to the crimes of this city. Our community leaders need our help to make PEACE a reality here and NOT VIOLENCE !!!!

Aug 09

Updated Aug 17

7 Killed, 10 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago

The 28-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 100 block of South Kilpatrick about 8:45 p.m. when a male walked up and started shooting at him...

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The three were standing on the sidewalk at 11:17 p.m. in the 9400 block of South LaSalle when a blue car drove past and someone inside opened fire in their direction, according...

The 27-year-old was standing on a front porch at 10:18 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 58th when someone in a gray sedan fired shots at him, police said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the side of his torso and was taken to Stoger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The 28-year-old was driving in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to the left arm, torso and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

He was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 3200 block of West 83rd Street in his right arm, the left side of his neck and his head. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 7:43 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

The 22-year-old was in the 800 block of South Springfield about 7:22 p.m. when someone in a gray vehicle shot him in the back and right arm, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

...18 p.m., 61-year-old Michael Lucas was on a front porch in the 9100 block of South Cottage Grove when someone fired shots in his direction, police and the medical examiner’s office said...

Tavon Tanner was standing outside the family’s home at 10:18 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Polk when shots rang out and he was struck in the back, according to Chicago Police and his mother, Mellanie Washington. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

...19 p.m., a 31-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 6400 block of South Maryland when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the left arm, according...

A man was shot several hours earlier in the Roseland neighborhood. The 27-year-old was shot in the upper arm at 5:20 p.m. in the 9900 block of South Princeton, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

At 3:33 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 3700 block of West Arthington in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the leg in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The 36-year-old was walking about 3:05 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Damen when he heard shots and felt pain, according to police. Additional details were not immediately available.

...the left leg about 10:28 a.m. in front of a home in the 2600 block of West 23rd Place, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition...

    7 Killed, 10 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Seven people were killed and 10 others, including a 10-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago in less than 14 hours Monday, police said. Most recently, a man was killed and two others were critically wounded in a Roseland neighborhood shooting on the Far South Side.
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  • Chi Talker ChiTalker

    Where are we going with this?

  • 30+ yrs Long-time resident, trying to help keep it livable

    Yes, "stupid me" said they were the biggest obstacles, not the "only simptons" (sic)
    to safely raising children. But then, don't pay attention to me or anyone else since you have all the answers. Strange, no one listens to you and heeds your advice?
    I wonder how your co-workers, if...

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    Yes, "stupid me" said they were the biggest obstacles, not the "only simptons" (sic)
    to safely raising children. But then, don't pay attention to me or anyone else since you have all the answers. Strange, no one listens to you and heeds your advice?
    I wonder how your co-workers, if you have, keep from laughing at you & your conspiracy theories. No matter how many seminars you attend or position papers you read, it's a shame you do not know people, and you hate yourself.
    Good Luck getting any human cooperation.
    God Bless Bronzeville, South Shore, Woodlawn, all of Chicago. In spite of you.

Aug 13

Updated Aug 16

Police: 2 dead, 7 wounded in overnight shootings

A 34-year-old man was standing on the porch of a residence in the 4700 block of West Gladys about 3:22 a.m. when a suspect fired shots and then ran. He was shot in the abdomen and leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, according to police.

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A man and woman were driving eastbound in the 3300 block of West North Avenue and, while they were stopped at a red light, another car pulled up next to them and a suspect shot them, according to police.

The teen was shot in the chest and right leg in the 700 block of West 66th Place, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The shooting may have been a drive-by.

A 23-year-old was driving in the 3400 block of West Fullerton about 2:06 a.m. when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. He suffered a graze wound to his head and took himself to Norwegian American Hospital. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

About 1:40 a.m., a 23-year-old man was driving south in the 5200 block of South Pulaski when a van pulled up alongside and someone flashed gang signs. The two began to...

The 33-year-old was standing on the rear porch of a home in the 1200 block of South Avers about 11:45 p.m. when he was shot twice in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

Two men, both 20, were in the 2500 block of South California about 9 p.m. when two other males walked up and shot them. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. One man was shot in the left leg and the other in the right leg. Their conditions had stabilized.

    Police: 2 dead, 7 wounded in overnight shootings
    Two people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday night and early Saturday, police said. Two people were shot, one fatally, in Humboldt Park about 11:35 p.m., authorities said.
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  • celi01- are you implying that was only active when he was 14. Must have done something to still be targeted by rivals.

  • The shooter has not been caught and cannot even be identified bc it happened so fast. If it was rivals wouldn't they have wanted to make that known?
    I don't know everything or have answers but I do know that if we all United and work towards getting these young kids off the streets we can lessen the amount of people joining gangs. Who knows maybe in another 15 years have them off the streets completely. When you know better, you do better!

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