6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

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.

Sep 03

Updated Sep 04

Racial Profiling

hollistergolightly
West Garfield Park

Any ideas on what to do if you are racially profiled? and then cuffed and your van searched? Stopped for taillight which was out, asked what he was doing in the neighborhood? where he was going? blablabla. This happened to my boyfriend who visits my house nearly every day. He was coming to pick me up to take me out to dinner. Wearing a suit and tie. He was asked to stand right in front of...

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hollistergolightly
West Garfield Park

Any ideas on what to do if you are racially profiled? and then cuffed and your van searched? Stopped for taillight which was out, asked what he was doing in the neighborhood? where he was going? blablabla. This happened to my boyfriend who visits my house nearly every day. He was coming to pick me up to take me out to dinner. Wearing a suit and tie. He was asked to stand right in front of their camera. He got their plate and car number. On our way out, we spotted them, strangely, driving through Humboldt Park. Not their district? Pulled up next to them, they saw us, we waved, and smiled and the passenger cop said "have a nice date" and drove off. So. They knew that we knew their car and them. Pardon the long post. Please advise.

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    I would start with the ACLU

  • First Defense Legal Aid deals with this kind of stuff. They also have a free police custody hotline.

Aug 25

Updated Aug 26

Local group seeks other Community Activists who want to help end violence

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side. They are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

They host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider contributing to their efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

  • Hello, I emailed them to find out when they would be having the next meeting and heard nothing. Please advise.

  • Hello! My sincere apologies. We host our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm SHARP at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago. Therefor, the next meeting will be September 8th. Thanks and hope to see you there!

Aug 25

Join us in our mission of creating a safe, drug-free community!

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side community. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

We host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider joining us in our efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

Aug 15

Want to help stop the violence in Chicago?

We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

SAVE THE DATES:
- September 8, 2014 at 6pm:
The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at...

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We are a group of local residents, businesses, churches, agencies, and government representatives working together to help improve the quality of life on the West Side of Chicago. The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders hold a monthly Community Empowerment Forum to discuss ways to create a safe, drug-free neighborhood. We hope you'll consider getting involved!

SAVE THE DATES:
- September 8, 2014 at 6pm:
The public is welcome to attend our next Community Empowerment Forum which will be held at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

- October 13, 2014 at 6:00pm:
All are invited to attend a Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago.

Read about our August Community Empowerment Forum here: http://bit.ly/Vpxoli

Stay updated on our work by following us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo
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Aug 14

Local group of activists are dedicated to improving the West Garfield Park neighborhood

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses working together to improve the quality of life on the West Side community, is actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

This group hosts a Community Forum that's open to the public where locals discuss how we can all play a part in improving the quality of life of our community. Details: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo

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