5 hours ago

Wrongfully convicted man killed after just 3 years of freedom

Nash’s life ended yesterday after just three years of freedom. Nash was shot in the chest near Paulina and Van Buren. His attorney and family say it in was an attempted robbery. He died a short time later at a Chicago hospital, just when his life was coming together.

    Wrongfully convicted man murdered after just 3 years of freedom
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - 40-year-old Alprentiss Nash and Kathleen Zellner, the attorney who helped free him from prison, were working on an upcoming federal civil rights case, but more recently he had sent her a text yesterday to check in. Nash was released in 2012 after a judge granted an appeal he wrote himself to have some DNA evidence tested.
    http://wgntv.com

5 hours ago

Outpouring of donations for pair whose home burned down on wedding day

Marrero, 27, had been preparing for her evening wedding at a hotel on Friday when a fire sparked at 128 N. Campbell Ave., where she and her fiance had lived for two years. Her now-husband, Andrew Taylor, 28, escaped the smoke-filled building with his tuxedo in hand and their pit bull mix.

    Outpouring of donations for pair whose home burned down on wedding day
    As Dayleen Marrero walked through what was once a hallway to her West Town apartment Wednesday, she pointed through a hole in the drywall to a soaked kitchen, a muddy living room and a charred bedroom upstairs exposed to the sky. "Oh, it's my house," she said wryly.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 hours ago

Wrongfully convicted man killed after just 3 years of freedom

Nash’s life ended yesterday after just three years of freedom. Nash was shot in the chest near Paulina and Van Buren. His attorney and family say it in was an attempted robbery. He died a short time later at a Chicago hospital, just when his life was coming together.

    Wrongfully convicted man killed after just 3 years of freedom
    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - 40-year-old Alprentiss Nash and Kathleen Zellner, the attorney who helped free him from prison, were working on an upcoming federal civil rights case, but more recently he had sent her a text yesterday to check in. Nash was released in 2012 after a judge granted an appeal he wrote himself to have some DNA evidence tested.
    http://cltv.com

7 hours ago

Man cleared after 17 years in prison fatally shot on Near West Side

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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On April 30, 1995, about 1:45 p.m., three masked men entered the home of Leon Stroud, a known bootlegger, in the 11000 block of Wentworth Avenue and robbed him, according to the suit. One of the masked men fatally shot Stroud in the chest.

    Man cleared after 17 years in prison fatally shot on Near West Side
    A man who was exonerated of a murder charge in 2012 after serving 17 years in prison was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon on the Near West Side. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

7 hours ago

Man Cleared After 17 Years In Prison Fatally Shot On Near West Side

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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On April 30, 1995, about 1:45 p.m., three masked men entered the home of Leon Stroud, a known bootlegger, in the 11000 block of Wentworth Avenue and robbed him, according to the suit. One of the masked men fatally shot Stroud in the chest.

    Man Cleared After 17 Years In Prison Fatally Shot On Near West Side
    Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Chicago News, Sports, Weather, Traffic, and the Best of Chicago - CBS 2 TV | WBBM Newsradio 780 | 670 The Score
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

11 hours ago

Man Wrongfully Jailed Fatally Shot 3 Years After Release

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of West Van Buren on the Near West Side, according to his attorney and police.

    Man Wrongfully Jailed Fatally Shot 3 Years After Release
    A man has been fatally shot in Chicago nearly three years after he was released from prison, having spent 17 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot in the chest Tuesday afternoon in the 1600 block of West Van Buren on the Near West Side, according to his attorney and police.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

11 hours ago

Man who spent 17 years jailed after wrongful conviction fatally shot 3 years after release

...with his girlfriend in the car and had stopped at a gas station in the 1600-block of W. Van Buren. Nash walked just steps to a currency exchange when a person approached him on the...

    Alprentiss Nash, jailed after wrongful conviction, fatally shot 3 years after release
    Alprentiss Nash, a man who spent more than 17 years in jail for a murder he did not commit, was shot and killed Tuesday in Chicago. His attorney, Kathleen Zellner, says Nash was murdered during a failed robbery attempt. The police have a suspect in custody, Zellner said.
    http://abc7chicago.com

13 hours ago

Recent Chicago Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities

Western and Congress, where a man walking a bicycle was struck and killed, from the driver’s perspective. Image: Google Maps

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63rd Street near Ellis, where Dillan Harris was fatally struck. Image: Google Maps

...away from the location where local rapper Marvin “Capo” Carr had just been murdered, at 77th and Kingston in South Shore, according to prosecutors. Watkins then entered a red Toyota Avalon and drove...

Watkins, of the 8100 block of South Bennett in South Shore, was charged with the murder of Harris, fleeing police, and driving without a license or insurance. At a hearing on July 13, he was ordered held without bail.

The 5300 block of North Central Avenue, where a pedestrian was fatally struck. Image: Google Maps

At 4:48 p.m., motorist Alejandro Rosas, 27, struck the pedestrian on the 3500 block of North Central Avenue, police said. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, pending notification of kin...

Rosas, of the 6400 block of North Glenwood in Rogers Park, was cited for driving without insurance and failure to exercise due care for a pedestrian in the roadway, police said. A court date is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25.

    Streetsblog Chicago
    Dillan Harris, a 13-month-old boy who was sitting in a stroller, was run over and killed by a driver who was being chased by police in the wake of a gunshot murder, prosecutors said.
    http://chi.streetsblog.org

15 hours ago

Weekend picks: Kevin Hart packs the United Center with comedy

Watch comedian Kevin Hart at the top of his game when he brings his "What Now Tour" for three performances Thursday and Friday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $79.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7 and 11 p.m. Thursday, July 30; 7 p.m. Friday, July 31

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...prizes, cornhole games and lots of tasty frankfurters Saturday in the parking lot of Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., Chicago. $20, $10 kids 12 and under. Includes tasting portions of all the chefs' creations...

    Weekend picks: Kevin Hart packs the United Center with comedy
    Watch comedian Kevin Hart at the top of his game when he brings his "What Now Tour" for three performances Thursday and Friday at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago. $79.50-$150. (800) 745-3000 or unitedcenter.com. 7 and 11 p.m. Thursday, July 30; 7 p.m.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

17 hours ago

Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Tuesday shootings

A 40-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said.

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A 21-year-old woman was with a group of people on the front porch of a home in the 8100 block of South Burnham when a light-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Just before 9 p.m., a 21-year-old man was at a gas station in the 300 block of South Cicero when a group of people walked up and a fight started, police said. During the fight, someone in the group shot him in the arm and right leg.

He was standing in the 5600 block of South Kedzie about 2:40 p.m. when he was approached by several males who asked him about his gang affiliation, police said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 4300 block of North Ridgeway and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition. A police source said the injured man is a documented gang member.

    Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Tuesday shootings
    A man was killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday, police said. The fatal shooting happened about 2:20 p.m. on the Near West Side. A 40-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

19 hours ago

21 hours ago

1 dead, 5 wounded in city shootings

The man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest near Paulina and Van Buren streets and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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He was in the 6300 block of South Artesian Avenue at about 12:05 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, Greer said. He was struck in the face and armpit and sustained a graze wound to his shoulder. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition was stabilized.

She was sitting on a porch in the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue when a light-colored SUV drove up and someone inside fired shots. She was shot...

A 21-year-old man was getting gas at a gas station in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue when a car drove up and he began fighting with the people inside, Gaines said. Shots were fired and he was hit in the arm and the leg. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

According to preliminary information, the boy was approached by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue. After they asked about the boy's gang affiliation, one of them pulled out a...

    Boy, 16, wounded in Gage Park shooting
    A 16-year-old boy was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on the Southwest Side in the city's Gage Park neighborhood. According to preliminary information, the boy was approached about 2:40 p.m. by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

23 hours ago

23 hours ago

23 hours ago

24 hours ago

1 dead, 3 wounded in city shootings

The man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest near Paulina and Van Buren streets and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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He was in the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue when he was shot in the leg, said Gaines, citing preliminary information. Police had no further information about the man's age, condition or the circumstances of the shooting.

He was getting gas at a gas station in the 300 block of South Cicero Avenue when a car drove up and he began fighting with the people inside, Gaines said. Shots were fired and he was hit in the arm and the leg. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

According to preliminary information, the boy was approached by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue. After they asked about the boy's gang affiliation, one of them pulled out a...

    Boy, 16, wounded in Gage Park shooting
    A 16-year-old boy was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on the Southwest Side in the city's Gage Park neighborhood. According to preliminary information, the boy was approached about 2:40 p.m. by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

31 hours ago

39 hours ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Chicago man charged in Near West Side burglaries

...was arrested after police identified him as the suspect in both burglaries.Baranski, of the 2700-block of West Harrison Street, was charged with two felony counts of burglary and one misdemeanor count of possession of...

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...charged in two burglaries on the West Side.Police said the incidents occurred in the 1300-block of West Chicago Avenue on July 6 and in the 1000-block of West Taylor Street on July 20...

...occurred in the 1300-block of West Chicago Avenue on July 6 and in the 1000-block of West Taylor Street on July 20.Scott Baranski, 34, was arrested after police identified him as the suspect...

    Chicago man charged in Near West Side burglaries
    A Chicago man was charged in two burglaries on the West Side. Police said the incidents occurred in the 1300-block of West Chicago Avenue on July 6 and in the 1000-block of West Taylor Street on July 20. Scott Baranski, 34, was arrested after police identified him as the suspect in both burglaries.
    http://abc7chicago.com

  • Lord Uffda rocking i den frie verden

    R u kidding me? If white are burglars r robbing because of drugs then what is the excuse for blacks and Latinos?

  • True to form....

31 hours ago

The Battle of the Burger

2018 W. Chicago Avenue, 773.252.9060

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5691 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 773.775.6650

5739 Irving Park Road, 773.283.7880

3001 N. Ashland Avenue 773.252.9060

    The Battle of the Burger
    Great food, beautiful weather, the perfect venue: the 3rd annual RedEye Battle of the Burger presented by Amstel Light had it all. The competition held on July 23rd at the Chicago History Museum was tough, but in the end, the "Old Time Religion Burger" from Leadbelly Burgers took top honors.
    http://www.chicagonow.com

31 hours ago

1 dead, 1 wounded in city shootings

The man was found with a gunshot wound to his chest near Paulina and Van Buren streets and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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...boy was approached about 2:40 p.m. by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue. After they asked about the boy's gang affiliation, one of them pulled out a...

    Boy, 16, wounded in Gage Park shooting
    A 16-year-old boy was wounded Tuesday afternoon in a shooting on the Southwest Side in the city's Gage Park neighborhood. According to preliminary information, the boy was approached about 2:40 p.m. by a group of males in the 5600 block of South Kedzie Avenue.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

35 hours ago

Progress Illinois: West Siders demand Community Benefits Agreement for New Medical District development

...project. But the coalition held a rally last week at the First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 West Washington Blvd., to put the developer and local aldermen on notice. Community residents say any use of...

    Progress Illinois: West Siders demand Community Benefits Agreement for New Medical District development - Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
    Editor's Note: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless co-leads the organizing for the Westside Community Benefits Coalition. By LaRisa Lynch A coalition of churches, community groups and residents is urging West Side political leaders, particularly Chicago Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), to require that a community benefits agreement (CBA) be tied to any public tax dollars requested...
    http://www.chicagohomeless.org

37 hours ago

Persecución policial deja 5 heridos

Los agentes persiguieron a una van involucrada en el incidente desde la cuadra 3200 W. Carroll hacia el sur de Western Ave. la Policía informó por radio que la camioneta tenía una puerta corredera y había muchas personas en su interior.

    Persecución policial deja 5 heridos - Vivelohoy
    CHICAGO- La Policía persiguió durante ocho millas a una van plateada a través del oeste y sur de Chicago antes de que ésta colisionara contra otros dos vehículos que ocasionó el traslado de cinco personas al hospital, según reportó Chicago Tribune.
    http://www.vivelohoy.com

37 hours ago

West side man identified and charged in business burglaries

Bail was set at $100,000 for Scott Baranski, 34, of the 2700 block of W. Harrison St. in the string of June business burglaries in the Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 12th District.

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He was identified in the burglaries in the 1300 block of West Chicago on July 06 and the 1000 Block of West Taylor Street on July 20 and taken into custody by CPD officers. 

He was identified in the burglaries in the 1300 block of West Chicago on July 06 and the 1000 Block of West Taylor Street on July 20 and taken into custody by CPD officers. 

    West side man identified and charged in business burglaries
    Bail was set at $100,000 for Scott Baranski, 34, of the 2700 block of W. Harrison St. in the string of June business burglaries in the Chicago Police Department's (CPD) 12th District. He was identifi
    http://oururbantimes.com

37 hours ago

For Rent: Ukrainian Village SINGLE FAMILY HOME near Smith Park $3,300 per month

A client needs to sub let their single family home rental in Ukrainian Village near Smith Park at the intersection of West Superior and North Campbell. Home is available September 1st, 2015! Non-broker listing.

    The Chicago Real Estate Local
    A client needs to sub let their single family home rental in Ukrainian Village near Smith Park at the intersection of West Superior and North Campbell. Home is available September 1st, 2015! Non-broker listing. Contact Kim at kimposly@gmail.com (not me).
    http://www.ericrojasblog.com

39 hours ago

5 injured after van crashes while fleeing cops, authorities say

Officers began chasing a silver van involved in the incident from the 3200 block of West Carroll Avenue south on Western Avenue. Police noted over the radio that the van had its sliding door open, and a handful of people could be seen inside.

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The chase ended at 59th Street and Western Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when the van sped through a stoplight and hit two other vehicles, Alfaro said.

    5 injured after van crashes while fleeing cops, authorities say
    A silver van led police on an 8-mile chase through the West and South sides before crashing into two other vehicles, sending five people to hospitals, police said. About 10:30 p.m., police officers in the East Garfield Park neighborhood saw shots being fired from a vehicle at another vehicle, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

41 hours ago

Updated 40 hours ago

Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day

The 25-year-old was walking in the 1100 block of South Western about 5:30 p.m. when someone fired shots out of a passing vehicle, police said. It then drove off in an unknown direction.

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He was in the 1500 block of South St. Louis at 8:45 p.m. when a dark car pulled up next to him and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition.

The 23-year-old man told officers he was shot in the 5100 block of West Washington about 8 p.m., police said. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. His condition was stabilized.

He was shot in the inner thigh in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Both were shot in the 300 block of North Karlov at 2 p.m., police said.

The 21-year-old walked into Mercy Hospital about 3 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, police said. He told investigators he was shot at 47th and Drexel.

He was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of West Montvale at 2:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. The man was shot in the right hand and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

The 23-year-old was shot in the chest in the 2300 block of West 19th Street, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Escanaba at 12:20 a.m. when someone on a bike rode up and fired shots, police said.

Monday’s first shooting also happened in the South Chicago neighborhood, in the 8100 block of South Muskegon.

    Chicago Shootings Leave 12 Hurt In One Day
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Twelve people were shot on Monday throughout Chicago. Most recently, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 27-year-old was...
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    Take down the Confederate flag. That'll stop crime in the ghetto. 😂

  • Why do you hate black people?

41 hours ago

5 injured when lengthy police chase ends in SW Side crash

About 10:30 p.m., officers in a squad car saw shots fired from a silver minivan at someone on a sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Carroll, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

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The minivan took off and officers gave chase all the way to the 5900 block of South Western, where the minivan blew a red light and smashed into two cars, Alfaro said.

    5 injured when lengthy police chase ends in SW Side crash
    An 8-mile police chase that started in East Garfield Park ended late Monday when a van crashed into two other cars in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side, sending five people to hospitals. An 8-mile police chase that started in East Garfield Park ended late Monday when a van crashed into two other cars in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side, sending five people to hospitals.
    http://www.myfoxchicago.com

41 hours ago

5 hurt when van crashes while chased by police

Officers began chasing a silver van involved in the incident from the 3200 block of West Carroll Avenue south on Western Avenue. Police noted over the radio that the van had its sliding door open, and a handful of people could be seen inside.

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The chase ended at 59th Street and Western Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood when the van sped through a stoplight and hit two other vehicles, Alfaro said.

    Police chase ends in Chicago Lawn crash
    A silver van led police on an eight-mile chase through the West and South sides Monday night that ended with five people taken to hospitals in good condition, police said. At about 10:30 p.m., police officers in the East Garfield Park neighborhood saw a vehicle firing shots at another vehicle, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago police spokesman.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

41 hours ago

5 hurt, including 2 kids, after West Side chase ends in crash

...Police said officers saw someone fire a shot from inside a silver van in the 3200-block of West Carroll Avenue in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Monday.The...

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...than seven miles.Police said the van failed to stop at a red light at West 59th Street and South Western Avenue in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood. It crashed into two cars in the intersection. A...

    5 hurt, including 2 children, after West Side police chase ends in crash
    Five people were injured after a police chase ended in a crash on Chicago's West Side. Police said officers saw someone fire a shot from inside a silver van in the 3200-block of West Carroll Avenue in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Monday. The officers pursued the van.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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