Jan 16

Updated 4 days ago

City Wants $540 From Wicker Shop Owner For Illegal 'Sandwich Board' Sign

State records show the warehouse at 4115 W. Ogden Ave. is registered as the address for Rosen's Shuga Records corporation and not the Wicker Park storefront where the record shop has been located since winter of 2015.

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Though the violation occurred on the sidewalk in front of Shuga Records, 1272 N. Milwaukee Ave., the ticket notifying Rosen was mailed to a warehouse that Rosen says he uses only for storage and does not visit often.

Rosen, who says he has a hearing this week at the city's Central Hearing Facility, 400 West Superior St., told DNAinfo he went Downtown last Thursday to try to get the ticket reduced from $540 to the initial $100, which he says he'd be more than happy to pay. But he was unsuccessful.

    City Wants $540 From Wicker Shop Owner For Illegal 'Sandwich Board' Sign
    WICKER PARK - In October, the owner of Shuga Records was slapped with a $100 ticket for putting a sandwich board sign on the sidewalk - a violation of a little known city ordinance. Even worse is that the Wicker Park record shop's owner Adam Rosen says he was not aware of the ticket until last week - and now the city says he owes $540.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • @Katie I am totally willing to concede that the way the city enforces this law is not cool. You know more about that than I do for sure.

    But there does need to be a law. I think most business owners want to put out nice, helpful things like the benches you mention. But there's always going to be somebody that does something dumb, like block the whole sidewalk with outdoor seating. If there's no law, the city can't do anything about it.

  • I'm not saying there should not be a law, just that perhaps some of the things on the list need to be re-considered. I have a 125 year old building with a mandatory fire escape that we know has been there since the building went up, which hangs over the...

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    I'm not saying there should not be a law, just that perhaps some of the things on the list need to be re-considered. I have a 125 year old building with a mandatory fire escape that we know has been there since the building went up, which hangs over the alley from the 2nd floor up. It requires an annual permit. The reason I know that is that I got in trouble for that, and it took me nearly 2 hours on-line to find the law in question. Chicago does not have a user friendly web-site, nor a quick reference for building owners, so they are often not aware of the laws until they get fined.

Dec 26

Updated 6 days ago

43 Shot, 11 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago

...someone inside fired shots striking him multiple times, authorities said. Thomas, who lived in the 1200 block of South Kolin, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m...

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...said. People were gathered for a party on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an adjacent alley and opened...

...4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood and found 25-year-old Jamil Farley with gunshot wounds...

...leg and head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Farley, of the 9900 block of South Clyde Avenue, was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 p...

...Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said. Jerry Thomas, 22, was in the 4400 block of West Chicago Avenue at 1:45 p.m. when a black truck drove by and someone inside fired...

...Far South Side and found 24-year-old David McClure shot multiple times in the 1100 block of West 112th Place, authorities said. McClure, who lived on the same block as the shooting, was taken to...

...Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. He was driving north in the 5300 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, who...

...out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, who lived in the 3500 block of West 83rd Place, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a...

...49 a.m. lying on the ground in the backyard of a home in the 2600 block of East 76th Street. Walker, of the 5700 block of South Paxton, had been shot in the head and...

...found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the left side in a backyard in the 8900 block of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of...

...of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Aberdeen, was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 p...

Officers responded to a shooting just after midnight Saturday in the 3000 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and found a 27-year-old...

...m. Friday, two men walked out of a West Side Austin neighborhood home in the 500 block of North Laramie, and at least one person opened fire on them, police said. The older man, 21...

A 26-year-old woman was in a vehicle in the 4100 block of North Kedvale in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, when a male, thought to...

A 31-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound in the buttocks in the 2700 block of West Adams and took himself to Rush University Medical Center for treatment, police said. Additional information was not immediately available as detectives investigate.

    43 Shot, 11 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The three-day Christmas weekend in Chicago has already become more violent than it was during the entire holiday weekend last year. Eleven men were killed and at least 32 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

4 killed, 24 wounded in New Year Eve's shootings

About 1:55 p.m., a 32-year-old man was wounded in the 4000 block of West 21st Place in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the hip and arm, and he was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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Two men were killed in the year's first fatal shooting, which took place at 4:25 a.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of North Broadway in the city's Uptown neighborhood on the North Side. 

Just before 5:55 a.m. Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 39-year-old man was shot to death in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street

...about 12:30 p.m. while a 24-year-old man was driving in the 4800 block of West Chicago Avenue in the city's South Austin neighborhood. The 24-year-old man was reportedly sideswiped...

At a brief press conference late Saturday afternoon at the North Side's Town Hall police district, 850 W. Addison St., Chicago Supt. Eddie Johnson said the city added about 1,000 more police officers on the streets, including undercover police, for New Year’s Eve.

In the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 52-year-old man was shot in the right leg after gunfire went through his home, police said. He was inside his home about 5:30 a.m. in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue when a bullet hit his right leg. He was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.

A 26-year-old man was grazed in the head by a bullet at 3:55 a.m. in the 200 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood. He was in a vehicle when three people got out of a car and shot at him, police said. He was in good condition at Stroger Hospital. 

...said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the lower right back in the 11200 block of South Longwood Drive. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Officers who were responding to the...

...m., a 24-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 9200 block of South Parnell Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood. He was going inside a home when someone in a passing...

...the left arm in a drive-by shooting at 2:20 a.m. in the 200 block of West 71st Street, police said. She was getting out of her car when someone inside a passing car...

...woman was grazed in the left leg while she was on the sidewalk in the 9500 block of South State Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, police said. She was with a group of people when...

Just before 2:15 a.m., a 22-year-old man was grazed in the eyebrow during a shooting in the 200 block of West Pershing Road in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. 

Three people were shot at a house party about 2:00 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood. An unidentified man entered the party and opened fire. A 31...

...in the back in a drive-by shooting about 1:40 a.m. in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard, police said. The victim was inside a car when someone inside another car began shooting...

...were wounded in a drive-by shooting at 1:05 a.m. Sunday in the 5500 block of West Drummond Place in the Cragin neighborhood, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the...

...m. Saturday, two people were shot while they were standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. A 23-year-old woman was wounded in...

About 9:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the right arm and groin while he was in the alley of the 7200 block of South Coles Avenue, police said. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

A 38-year-old man was shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. Someone shot the man in the right hand and he was taken to an area hospital in good condition, police said.

Another shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A 32-year-old man was walking when...

About 3:50 p.m. in the 4400 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, two men were shot. According to preliminary reports...

Another shooting happened shortly before 1 p.m. in the 5600 block of Corcoran Place and seriously wounded a 15-year-old boy. The boy was outside when an altercation...

    City ends year with 4 killed, 24 wounded in shootings
    Three people were killed and 15 others were wounded during the first six hours of the year as the city ended a year that brought levels of violence that had not been seen in the city since the 1990s. In total, four people were killed and 24 other people were wounded in separate shootings from New Year's Eve to early Sunday.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com

  • d3 NOH

    Cook county justice system hasn't been functioning in two decades what does anyone expect. And then people elect Foxx...lol

  • Uptown Arts Council Director: Uptown Arts Council - Jeffrey Littleton

    The issues are manifold...reasoning is scarce. The wrong people in charge.

Jan 02

FREE art workshops for adults in North Lawndale Studio!

Art workshops for adults at Urban Art Retreat on Saturdays from 1:30-3:30 in January and February 2017. FREE to adults who RSVP by emailing contact@urbanartretreat.com All materials provided. 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. corner of 21st, 2 blocks west of Kedzie pink line stop. Drawing, painting, collage, and assemblage will be available to try. Highly experienced instructor who teaches art-making in supportive environment to all level students. Donations will be accepted for our Build A Ramp project!

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Dec 07

Updated Jan 01

2 Killed, 10 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Tuesday

The latest killing happened about 4:30 p.m. in North Lawndale, where someone walked up to a man in the 1300 block of South Komensky and shot him repeatedly. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died at 5:13 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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...noon, a 21-year-old woman was outside with a male in Humboldt Park’s 1000 block of North Harding when a gunman walked up and opened fire, hitting her in the leg and him...

The most recent shooting happened at 9:21 p.m. in East Garfield Park, where someone shot a 49-year-old man in the arm and chest on a sidewalk in the 300 block of North St. Louis, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

Just before 7 p.m. in the same neighborhood, a 30-year-old man was inside a car in the 2800 block of West Wilcox when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside it shot him in the back. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About the same time, a vehicle pulled up to a 27-year-old man outside in Austin’s 5700 block of West Augusta and someone inside shot him in the hip and back, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was stabilized at Stroger.

At 6:12 p.m., someone shot an 18-year-old man in the leg as he walked out of a Back of the Yards neighborhood home in the 4500 block of South Marshfield, police said. He was taken to the University of Illinois Hospital, and his condition was stabilized.

Shortly before 5 p.m., a 22-year-old man was driving in the 8700 block of South Racine in Auburn Gresham when someone in a vehicle behind him opened fire, hitting him in...

About 3 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the chest inside a home in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood’s 3000 block of West Marquette Road, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

An hour before that, someone in a white car shot a 35-year-old man in the chest as he stood outside in North Lawndale’s 1100 block of South Francisco, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

...old boy and 22-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle parked in the 7900 block of South Damen when they got into an argument with people in another vehicle and shots were exchanged...

    2 Killed, 10 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Tuesday
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two people were killed and at least 10 more wounded in shootings on Chicago's South and West sides. The latest killing happened about 4:30 p.m. in North Lawndale, where someone walked up to a man in the 1300 block of South Komensky and shot him repeatedly.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • Jj

    Rak I couldn't tell the difference lol, anyway i am in Miami celebrating ny, happy new year y'all

  • Custodia Bandera Custodia Bandera

    Jj ,you talk for you only,,but this is a country with different people different ways they think,,and use it in differnt ways for minors,you give alcohol to 30 kids and when they reach 25 years old 20 of this 30 will be alcoholic..and with different types of addictions.it does not...

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    Jj ,you talk for you only,,but this is a country with different people different ways they think,,and use it in differnt ways for minors,you give alcohol to 30 kids and when they reach 25 years old 20 of this 30 will be alcoholic..and with different types of addictions.it does not mean because you did not get alcoholic the other ones wont do it..thats why we need those prohibitions I insist that they should call to diffent mothers if they think is good idea to raise the age to buy alcohol to 30 years old,,and my vote in favor is the 1rst one,,and I talk to differnt mothers ands ask this question and they agree with me,,,

Dec 27

Updated Dec 31

11 Killed, 49 Wounded In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago

...by and someone inside fired shots, striking him multiple times. Thomas, who lived in the 1200 block of South Kolin, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m...

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...Police. People were gathered for a party on the porch of a home in the 8600 block of South Maryland when someone wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt walked out from an alley and opened fire...

...4:30 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood and found 25-year-old Jamil Farley with gunshot wounds...

...leg and head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Farley, of the 9900 block of South Clyde, was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:40 p...

...drive-by shooting on the West Side, authorities said. Jerry Thomas, 22, was in the 4400 block of West Chicago at 1:45 p.m. when a black truck drove by and someone inside fired...

...Far South Side and found 24-year-old David McClure shot multiple times in the 1100 block of West 112th Place, authorities said. McClure, who lived in the same block as the shooting, was taken to...

...Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, authorities said. He was driving north in the 5300 block of South Francisco when shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, of...

...shots rang out and he was struck in the neck and back. Ortega, of the 3500 block of West 83rd Place, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:16 a...

...49 a.m. lying on the ground in the backyard of a home in the 2600 block of East 76th Street. Walker, of the 5700 block of South Paxton, had been shot in the head and...

...found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the left side in a backyard in the 8900 block of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of...

...of South Hermitage in the South Side West Englewood neighborhood, authorities said. Edwards, of the 10600 block of South Aberdeen, was taken to Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:03 p...

Officers responded to a shooting just after midnight Saturday in the 3000 block of West 38th Place in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and found a 27-year-old...

...outside an Austin neighborhood home on the West Side. Two men walked outside in the 500 block of North Laramie, and at least one person opened fire on them, police said. The older man, 21...

    11 Killed, 49 Wounded In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A violent year in Chicago appears poised to grind to the end of the calendar, as 11 men were killed and at least 49 more people were wounded in shootings across the city over Christmas weekend.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • You'll get plenty of pats on the head for this one CIE. You know what I didn't see mentioned in your post? There's nothing there about what steps YOU are prepared to make to change what's going on in our communities.

  • David L. McQueen, What I have been doing is talking to someone at Alderman Curtis office! I've been on social media trying to get the attention of the Black Lives Matter Movement! I feel if they were to protest on the blocks where the killings are happening these guys would...

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    David L. McQueen, What I have been doing is talking to someone at Alderman Curtis office! I've been on social media trying to get the attention of the Black Lives Matter Movement! I feel if they were to protest on the blocks where the killings are happening these guys would think twice about shooting a pistol! I don't think they are aware of the protesting that have occurred outside of their communities! Do they watch the news? Father Phleger (if spelled correctly) have been holding protests in Gresham once a week for years before the Black Lives Matter! It helped at one time but shootings on rise there also. Someone need to get in these communities and talk to these young guys and teach them the value of another human life and I pray for that daily! The person they may have killed isn't feeling any pain, they are hurting the people they leave behind! How could they hate someone so much they want them dead! I do think it starts at home! If their life is so messed up kill your self!!! Stop and frisk, you never know it may save a life! My block is safe but we have been having an increase in shootings here in Ashburn. This is why I have been talking to our Alderman office so that it doesn't get out of control, they are just everywhere and you wonder why people feel the way they do about.....

Dec 27

Updated Dec 29

Chicago's 10 Oldest Hot Dog Stands Have Stayed Within Families For Decades

1. Dave’s Red Hots, 3422 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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2. Jim’s Original, 1250 S. Union Ave.

...stands all over the streets of 1920s Chicago, including one on the northwest corner of Halsted and Maxwell owned by Jimmy Stefanovic’s aunt. In 1939, when Stefanovic arrived in Chicago from the...

3. Fred and Jack’s, 7600 S. Yale Blvd.

4. Patio, 1503 W. Taylor St.

5. Superdawg, 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave.

...pay his way through school: open a summer only, drive-in hot dog stand at Milwaukee and Devon in Norwood Park. Berman designed the narrow building (“My mom said, ‘Maurie, it looks like...

6. Al’s Under The “L,” 2908 W. Lake St.

7. The Original Jimmy’s Red Hots, 4000 W. Grand Ave.

8. Duks Red Hots, 636 N. Ashland Ave.

9. Jake’s Pup In The Ruf, 4401 N. Sheridan Road

...his route that day and soon after opened Jake’s Pup In The Ruf at 950 W. Montrose Ave. (“Ruf” because “It was a rough neighborhood, but I didn’t want to make it...

10. Express Grill, 1260 S. Union Ave.

    Chicago's 10 Oldest Hot Dog Stands Have Stayed Within Families For Decades
    DNAinfo/Janet Rausa Fuller] CHICAGO - Walk into a hot dog stand and you'll walk out greasy and satisfied. That's the goal, anyway, of any stand worth its celery salt and presumably what's motivating you to begin with. It could be a stand in any corner of the city.
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  • What about Bob-O's on Irving Park just east of Cumberland?

  • The Western & Polk hot dog stand in the Tri-Taylor area has been there at least 50 yrs.

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    How about LuLu's on Taylor St and Ogden??

Dec 27

Santa visited Urban Art Retreat for families

Annual Gift Give-Away at Urban Art Retreat for needy families in North Lawndale went well! We gifted over 60 children and over 20 adults.

Dec 23

Updated Dec 26

1 killed, 8 wounded in Thursday shootings across Chicago

At 5:50 p.m., an 18-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 2100 block of South Millard in Little Village when someone in a black SUV shot him in the back and arm. He was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

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...white SUV shot at two men, ages 20 and 21, on a sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Exchange, according to Chicago Police. They were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where...

Just before 9:30 p.m., a 47-year-old man heard gunfire in Uptown’s 4600 block of North Malden and realized he was hit in the hand and leg. His condition was stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Thirty minutes earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 300 block of East 132nd Street on the Far South Side, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the South Chicago neighborhood about 4:30 p.m. when three other people opened fire in the 8700 block of South Burley, police said. He was in good condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

About 12:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man heard gunfire on an Ashburn neighborhood sidewalk on the Southwest Side and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks in the 8000 block of South Pulaski. He was in good condition at Christ Medical Center, but wasn’t cooperative with detectives, police said.

Thursday’s first shooting happened about 11:15 a.m. in Gage Park, where a 21-year-old man was shot in the hand and leg in the 5100 block of South Washtenaw and taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition. He was uncooperative as well, according to police.

    1 killed, 8 wounded in Thursday shootings across Chicago
    A man was killed and at least eight more people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Thursday. The homicide happened at 1:11 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood, where someone in a white SUV shot at two men, ages 20 and 21, on a sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Exchange, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Senseless crime when will it stop.We all need to come together and help end this war.We are in war in our own city. Why do we have to live in fear for ourselves and loved ones?

  • Agreed

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