2 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Police: 4 dead, 13 wounded in Tuesday shootings

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...

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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...

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.

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.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • 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 !!!!

Jun 01

Updated 36 hours ago

The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks

Little Village (3660 W. 23rd St., Fri. 6/17)

Lawndale (4320 W. 15th St., Fri. 8/26)

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Rogers Park (7348 N. Paulina St., Wed. 7/27)

Norwood Park (5430 N. Olcott Ave., Wed. 8/10)

Montclare (3020 N. Oak Park Ave., Wed. 8/17)

Portage Park (6343 W. Irving Park Rd., Wed. 8/17)

South Loop (44 W. 15th St., Mon. 8/22)

Rogers Park (1230 W. Greenleaf Ave., Sat 7/16)

East Garfield Park (3201 W. Chicago Ave., Tue 7/19)

Austin (5085 W. Adams St., Thurs. 7/21)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Francisco Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Montclare (6871 W. Belden Ave., Wed. 8/3)

Dunning (6935 W. Addison St., Wed. 8/3)

Lincoln Park (1919 N. Seminary Ave. Thurs. 8/4)

Chicago Lawn (6743 S. Kedzie Ave. Tues. 8/9)

Bronzeville (535 E. 35th St. Sat. 8/13)

Pilsen (1119 W. Cullerton St. Mon. 8/15)

Logan Square (2636 N. Kimball Ave. Sat. 8/20)

Clearing (5210 W. 64th St. Tues. 8/23)

Lake View (1230 W. School St., Fri. 8/26)

South Deering (2820 E. 98th St. Sat., 8/27)

West Rogers Park (6748 N. Sacramento Ave., Mon. 7/18)

Belmont Cragin (6100 W. Fullerton Ave. Fri 8/5)

Brighton Park (2725 W. 41st St., Tues. 8/16)

South Loop (1801 S. Indiana Ave., Sat. 8/20)

Irving Park (3546 W. Addison St., Fri. 8/26)

Bucktown (2200 N. Oakley Ave., Mon. 8/29)

West Loop (115 S. Sangamon St., Wed. 6/15)

Albany Park (3000 W. Argyle St., Fri. 7/1)

Loop (337 E. Randolph St., Sun. 6/26)

Lake View (825 W. Sheridan Rd., Thurs. 8/4)

Albany Park (4650 N. Lawndale Ave., Fri. 8/26)

Uptown (4501 N. Clarendon Ave., Fri 8/5)

Garfield Ridge (5120 W. 44th St., Sun. 6/26)

Englewood (513 W. 72nd St., Wed. 7/20)

West Pullman (401 W. 123rd St., Fri. 8/12)

Chatham (8223 S. Princeton Ave., Fri., 6/17)

Garfield Ridge (5625 S. Mobile Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Gold Coast (808 N. Lake Shore Dr., Sun. 7/17)

Hyde Park (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Wed. 6/15)

West Town (1419 W. Blackhawk St., Sat. 6/18)

Sauganash (5861 N. Kostner Ave., Sat. 6/18)

Irving Park (3945 N. Springfield Ave., Wed 6/22)

Auburn Gresham (1440 W. 84th St., Mon 7/25)

Bucktown (1722 N. Ashland Ave., Tues. 7/26)

River North (630 N. Kingsbury St., Tues. 8/2)

North Lawndale (3559 W. Arthington St., Fri. 7/1)

Austin (1333 N. Laramie Ave. Thurs. 7/14)

Little Village (2800 S. Sacramento Blvd, Sat. 6/18)

Grand Crossing (7655 S. Ingleside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Lincoln Park (2021 N. Burling St., Fri. 7/8)

North Center (2509 W. Irving Park Rd., Fri. 7/22)

Edgebrook (6525 N. Hiawatha Ave. Fri. 8/19)

Lincoln Park, Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St. Tue. 7/12)

Humboldt Park (4134 W. Hirsch St., Tue. 6/14)

Back of the Yards (5203 S. Lowe Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Brainerd (1246 W. 92nd St. Wed. 7/6)

Near West Side (2106 W. Adams St. Wed. 7/13)

South Loop (1700 S. Wentworth Ave. Fri. 7/15)

Washington Heights (965 W. 95th St., Thurs. 7/21)

Clearing (5940 S. Central Ave., Thurs. 8/4)

Roseland (201 E. 111th St., Fri., 8/5)

South Chicago (8930 S. Muskegon Ave., Thurs. 8/11)

Garfield Ridge (5010 W. 50th St., Fri. 8/12)

Ravenswood (5100 N. Leavitt St., Sat. 8/13)

East Side (3325 E. 108th St., Sun. 8/14)

Englewood (5727 S. Racine Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Lincoln Park (2534 N. Greenview Ave., Thurs. 8/18)

Austin (5610 W. Lake St., Fri. 8/19)

Austin (500 S. Central Ave. Sat. 8/6)  

Park Manor (7140 S. Martin Luther King Dr., Fri. 7/8).

Lincoln Park (1001 W. Wrightwood Ave., Sun. 7/17)

Rogers Park (7340 N. Rogers Ave., Tue. 6/14)

Dunning (8029 W. Forest Preserve Dr., Sun. 7/17)

South Loop (1357 S. Indiana Ave., Mon. 8/1)

Jefferson Park (4630 N. Milwaukee Ave. Thurs. 8/25)

Wicker Park (1425 N. Damen Ave., Thurs. 6/30)

Albany Park (5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., Fri. 7/8)

Lincoln Park (2045 N. Lincoln Park West, Wed. 6/29)

Ravenswood (2333 W. Sunnyside Ave., Tues. 8/2)

Ravenswood (2708 W. Lawrence Ave. Sat. 6/18)

Jefferson Park (5421 N. Menard Ave., Fri. 6/17)

Back of the Yards (4430 S. Marshfield Ave., Tues. 6/21)

Auburn Gresham (8335 S. Honore St., Fri. 7/15)

Pilsen (1824 S. Wood St., Thurs. 7/28)

Lake View (3200 N. Lake Shore Dr., Mon. 6/13)

    The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks
    There's much to love about the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Park program: They're (mostly) kid friendly, free for your viewing pleasure, and spread throughout the city all summer.
    http://www.chicagomag.com

  • There are some really great movies that were shown this summer, of the ones I know -- American classics such as The Wizard of Oz. I'm glad Wall-E was shown, and Inside Out seemed very good to me. It's interesting (briefly) to adopt a moralistic perspective on these films, and...

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    There are some really great movies that were shown this summer, of the ones I know -- American classics such as The Wizard of Oz. I'm glad Wall-E was shown, and Inside Out seemed very good to me. It's interesting (briefly) to adopt a moralistic perspective on these films, and how things have changed (or not) since Hollywood's golden age (under the old Hayes Codes). Cool Hand Luke is a martyr-the-individualist film, with one notable salacious scene and some vivid physical torture. The Sting of course glorifies con men (even if it's in the course of taking down another criminal). Some Like It Hot, one of my personal all time favorites, is about as perverse as a popular entertainment could be when it was released in 1959, and though played for laughs the sexual hijinks, impostures and reversals remain the heart of the film. The public voted for The Dark Knight -- so be it. But maybe in this case curation would help introduce something onscreen less familiar but more heartening for our citizenry.

  • @Jazzmandel: If you are into classic movies, be sure to catch the Coen Bros :Hail, Caesar". Hilarious parody of the studios set in 1950. Probably not appearing in movies in the parks for quite a few years, though.

39 hours ago

Updated 37 hours ago

1 dead, 4 wounded in shootings early Wednesday

A 42-year-old man was in the 2900 block of West 25th Place when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot twice in the back, and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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A 24-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop when he was shot in the neck, chest and arm, according to Chicago Police.

The 56-year-old man was walking home in the 1300 block of East 75th when he saw someone shooting at an abandoned house, police said. The shooter saw the man, turned and fired at him.

The 23-year-old was in the 500 block of North Kedzie at 12:53 a.m. when a vehicle approached and he got into an argument with a passenger, who pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said.

The 31-year-old man was sitting on a parked motorcycle in the 5400 block of West Walton when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit, police said. He was shot in the left leg and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

    1 dead, 4 wounded in shootings early Wednesday
    One man was killed and at least four others wounded in shootings before 8 a.m. Thursday across Chicago. The fatal shooting happened about 4:15 a.m. in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. A 24-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop when he was shot in the neck, chest and arm, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

  • Is that liquor store even allowed to still operate? I thought it was on a list of problematic establishments Rahm was attacking a few months back?

Aug 17

Updated Aug 17

Who knows about environmental injustices in North Lawndale?

Who are the people in North Lawndale know-legible about environmental injustices in our community? please have them contact me for an article being written on this topic. thanks, Dianna C. Long contact@urbanartretreat.com

  • The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, though based in Little Village/South Lawndale, might be able to help since North Lawndale is the neighboring community. Google the organization for phone or email info. Good luck Dianna.

Aug 04

Updated Aug 04

Hotels for Navy Pier, River North top agenda for August Plan Commission meeting

Other projects on the agenda include a 13-acre auto salvage/recycling facility at 3110-3250 South St. Louis Avenue in South Lawndale and an 84-unit, 14-building townhouse complex proposed for 2102-2120...

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314-332 North Clark Street

...loading off of a proposed elevated connection above the Carroll Ave. right-of-way between Clark and LaSalle...

...235-foot, 199-room limited service hotel to the surface lot at northwest corner of LaSalle and Hubbard. Penned by Saroki Architecture, the project features 1,900 square feet of meeting space, 5...

450 West Belmont Avenue

2015-2031 North Mendell Street

...Baker Development plans to renovate of the former Stawski Distributors building at 2017 N. Mendell on the West Bank of the Chicago River’s north branch into new high-tech...

57-65 East Oak Street

4525 North Kenmore Avenue

...Louis Avenue in South Lawndale and an 84-unit, 14-building townhouse complex proposed for 2102-2120 North Natchez Avenue in Galewood. The meeting will also see a presentation from Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives regarding the...

...00 AM in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall at 121 N LaSalle. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for private citizens to testify...

    Hotels, other projects headline upcoming Plan Commission agenda
    Later this month, a number of high-profile development projects will go before the city of Chicago Plan Commission for approval. While the time between city approval and shovels in the ground can greatly vary, the monthly meeting is always a good indicator of projects coming down the pipeline.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

  • Matt Schaeffer Research Assistant. Scientia potentia est.

    64 residential units and 100 parking spaces for a former school that is literally a stone's throw from the Red Line. Pathetic.

Jul 18

Updated Aug 02

75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead

Charles Evans Hughes Elementary School 4247 W 15th St

William Penn Elementary School 1616 S Avers Ave 

Emiliano Zapata Elementary Academy 2728 S Kostner Ave

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2405 Linden Avenue, Baltimore, MD 01053, 41.4822, -81.6697

John J Audubon Elementary School 3500 N Hoyne Ave

Clara Barton Elementary School 7650 S Wolcott Ave 

Edward Beasley Elementary Magnet Academic Center 5255 S State St

Jacob Beidler Elementary School 3151 W Walnut St

James G. Blaine Elementary School 1420 W Grace St

Blair Early Childhood Center 6751 W 63rd Pl

Lorenz Brentano Math & Science Academy 2723 N Fairfield Ave

Lyman A Budlong Elementary School 2701 W Foster Ave

Burbank Elementary School 2035 N Mobile Ave

Edmond Burke Elementary School 5356 S King Dr 

Daniel R Cameron Elementary School 1234 N Monticello Ave

Carson Elementary School 5516 S Maplewood Ave

George Washington Carver Primary School 901 E 133rd Pl

Thomas Chalmers Specialty Elementary School 2745 W Roosevelt Rd

Eliza Chappell Elementary School 2135 W Foster Ave

Salmon P Chase Elementary School 2021 N Point St

Edward Coles Elementary Language Academy 8441 S Yates Blvd

Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy 4520 S Kedzie Ave

Courtenay Language Arts Center 4420 N Beacon St

Charles R Darwin Elementary School 3116 W Belden Ave 

Charles S Deneen Elementary School 7240 S Wabash Ave

Walt Disney Magnet Elementary School 4140 N Marine Dr

Disney II Magnet School 3815 N Kedvale Ave 

John B Drake Elementary School 2710 S Dearborn St

Durkin Park Elementary School 8445 S Kolin Ave

Esmond Elementary School 1865 W Montvale Ave

Edward Everett Elementary School 3419 S Bell Ave

Fairfield Elementary Academy 6201 S Fairfield Ave

Fernwood Elementary School 10041 S Union Ave

Frederick Funston Elementary School 2010 N Central Park Ave

William C. Goudy Technology Academy 5120 N Winthrop Ave

Horace Greeley Elementary School 832 W Sheridan Rd

Frank W Gunsaulus Elementary Scholastic Academy 4420 S Sacramento Ave

John H Hamline Elementary School 4747 S Bishop St 

Bret Harte Elementary School 1556 E 56th St

John Harvard Elementary School of Excellence 7525 S Harvard

Robert Healy Elementary School 3010 S Parnell Ave

William G Hibbard Elementary School 3244 W Ainslie St

Joshua D Kershaw Elementary School 6450 S Lowe Ave 

LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School 1148 N Honore St

Josephine C Locke Elementary School 2828 N Oak Park Ave

Joseph Lovett Elementary School 6333 W Bloomingdale Ave

George Manierre Elementary School 1420 N Hudson Ave 

John L Marsh Elementary School 9822 S Exchange Ave 

Arnold Mireles Elementary Academy 9000 S Exchange Ave 

Florence Nightingale Elementary School 5250 S Rockwell St

Jesse Owens Elementary Community Academy 12302 S State St

Parkside Elementary Community Academy 6938 S East End Ave 

Helen Peirce International Studies Elementary School 1423 W Bryn Mawr Ave

Manuel Perez Elementary School 1241 W 19th St

Josiah Pickard Elementary School 2301 W 21st Pl

Pilsen Elementary Community Academy 1420 W 17th St

Portage Park Elementary School 5330 W Berteau Ave 

Ernst Prussing Elementary School 4650 N Menard Ave

William C Reavis Math & Science Specialty Elementary School 834 E 50th St Chicago

Frank W Reilly Elementary School 3650 W School St

Washington D Smyser Elementary School 4310 N Melvina Ave

John M Smyth Elementary School 1059 W 13th St

Hannah G Solomon Elementary School 6206 N Hamlin Ave

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy 214 N Lavergne Ave

Frederick Stock Elementary School 7507 W Birchwood Ave 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School 3444 W Wabansia Ave

Mancel Talcott Elementary School 1840 W Ohio St

Henry O Tanner Elementary School 7350 S Evans Ave

Enrico Tonti Elementary School 5815 S Homan Ave

George Washington Elementary School 3611 E 114th St 

Ida B Wells Preparatory Elementary Academy 249 E 37th St

Daniel S Wentworth Elementary School 1340 W 71st St

Woodlawn Community Elementary School 6657 S Kimbark Ave

Ella Flagg Young Elementary School 1434 N Parkside Ave 

    75 CPS schools now have tested positive for lead
    Chicago Public Schools has 75 elementary schools with amounts of lead in their drinking water that have tested above federally acceptable standards. That's about 18 percent so far of the 422 grade schools run by the city's school system. CPS released the updated numbers after 8 p.m.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jul 28

youth offer solutions to social justice issues

This week young people talked about social justice issues and offered some solutions. they discussed how groups of people like blacks, whites, latinos, asians may not always get along when they succumb to stereotypes. they talked about how gays and straights may not understand each other. they offered opinions about how police and people of color civilians may have more in common than first thought. they discussed how immigrants, people born in the U.S.A, rich people, low income people, may...

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This week young people talked about social justice issues and offered some solutions. they discussed how groups of people like blacks, whites, latinos, asians may not always get along when they succumb to stereotypes. they talked about how gays and straights may not understand each other. they offered opinions about how police and people of color civilians may have more in common than first thought. they discussed how immigrants, people born in the U.S.A, rich people, low income people, may benefit from communication. please check out the radio blog these young people talk on to see what solutions they offered.

Please listen to this interview, here is the link http://tobtr.com/s/9131795
Listen to Art and Social Justice Issues, every Wednesday at 3 PM (CST) on Chicago's Black Business Radio Network.

Jul 28

Updated Jul 28

2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago

A 17-year-old boy was walking in the 1500 block of South Harding when someone riding in a white SUV shot him in the right arm, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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About 1:30 p.m., a 32-year-old man was driving in the 2000 block of West 68th Place when someone on foot shot at his vehicle, police said.

Africa S. Bass was walking in the 8700 block of South Burley about 12:05 a.m. when someone in a black SUV fired shots, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Earlier in the afternoon, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The 19-year-old was shot in the head at 2:26 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Van Buren, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

...the Northwest Side. The 22-year-old was shot in the left shoulder in the 3800 block of West Armitage at 1:36 p.m. and taken in good condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center...

A 25-year-old man was in the 300 block of West 106th Place about 11:25 a.m. when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the left ankle, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

...investigators she was sitting in a parked vehicle at 2:07 a.m. in the 100 block of West 112th Street when she heard gunfire and felt pain, police. She suffered a gunshot wound to the...

    2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago. The most recent homicide happened Wednesday afternoon in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. About 1:30 p.m., a 32-year-old man was driving in the 2000 block of West 68th Place when someone on foot shot at his vehicle, police said.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

  • wow, you can't go anywhere without somebody getting shot in Chicago. Yall got to put them guns down, Like living in a war zone.

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