28 hours ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Man dies 2 days after Little Village shooting

Chicago police investigate a shooting Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 24th Street and St. Louis Avenue.

Alexander Villafane, 39, of the 2300 block of South St. Louis Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head in the 3500 block of West 24th Street about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The man was initially in critical condition after being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

2 days ago

Updated 34 hours ago

City lists 'problem landlords' on website

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

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Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

Properties at 1301 S. Tripp Ave., 1001 S. Mayfield Ave. and 1624 S. Loomis St. are on the Chicago Building Department's list of "problem landlords."

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is teriffic. EB people have a place to go....

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Police: 2 Killed, 11 Wounded In Friday Gun Violence

About 5:20 p.m., a 35-year-old man was shot in the neck in the 1500 block of South Trumbull. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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About 6:20 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the foot, leg and side during a possible drive-by attack in the 7800 block of South Vincennes. The man, who had documented gang ties, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said.

At 6:15 p.m., a man was shot in the head in the 6800 block of South Western. He was taken to Christ Hospital, where he later died, police said. His age and the circumstances of the shooting weren’t immediately available.

...20 p.m., two women thought to be in their 20s were shot in the 4500 block of South Marshfield. One was struck in the hip and taken to Stroger Hospital, and the other suffered...

About the same time, a male whose age wasn’t immediately known was shot in the leg in the 2900 block of South Dearborn. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

About five minutes earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 7800 block of South Carpenter. At 10:15 p.m., he was outside when three people walked up and one shot him in the foot, police said. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital.

Earlier Friday evening, a 20-year-old man was wounded in Back of the Yards. He was on the street in the 5100 block of South Morgan when someone walked up and shot him in the hand. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard.

About 4:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was in the 7800 block of South Coles when someone opened fire from a passing red vehicle, police said. He took himself to South Shore Hospital, where police said his condition had stabilized.

At 3:30 p.m., a 19-year-old man walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. The man, who police said has documented gang ties, told investigators someone opened fire from a dark gray vehicle in the 6800 block of South Campbell. He was listed in good condition.

A 19-year-old man and 14-year-old girl were in the 5100 block of West Division when two gunmen walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot three...

Jan 07

Updated Jan 10

Hey, Mayor Rahm—North Lawndale is good enough for a presidential library

Dr. King moved his family to a three-flat at 1550 S. Hamlin and proclaimed his intention to "end the slums."

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I should also add that the land in North Lawndale on which the University of Illinois at Chicago has proposed to build the library is a 23-acre vacant lot, located roughly at Roosevelt and Kostner. Years ago a furniture factory stood on the site.

6300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago Other South IL 60637

51st and Cottage Grove, Chicago Hyde Park IL 60637

The University of Chicago may not be the only force that shaped Hyde Park and Kenwood, but it's the biggest.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Say what you will about the illegals but you can't deny that they have a better work ethic than we do. As for prime locations for the library, UofC's definition of 'prime' favors what best serves their interests.

  • Dr. Magic Stuck In South Shore Since 2011

    @Todd Agosto

    when I'm at a McDonald's staffed by Mexicans, they get your food ready as their supposed to. black folks? nothing but gossip and wisecracking while they take your order.

    i agree.

Jan 04

Updated Jan 05

1 killed, 11 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

A 25-year-old man who showed up at West Suburban about 7:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the leg told investigators he had been shot in the 1600 block of South Komensky, police said. His condition was stabilized.

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Randy James, 39, was standing on a sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Superior when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left side of the abdomen, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:50 a.m., authorities said. James lived in the 4600 block of West Adams.

The man, in his 20s, walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound to his arm, police said. He told investigators he was shot in the 7100 block of South Damen, police said.

The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 4700 block of South Michigan when he was approached by a male who announced a robbery just before midnight, police said. The man began to run but was shot when the male fired shots in his direction, striking him in the thigh, police said.

A woman and two men, all 19, were in a car about 3 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Campbell when another vehicle pulled up, and someone with a gun got out and opened fire, police said.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Very sad.

    I back NYC stop and search.

    It's much better some teens are respectfully stopped and searched than 11 of our neighbors are shot, 1 killed .

Dec 19

Updated Dec 23

Chicago restaurants that repeatedly failed health inspections in 2014

Lawndale Food Market at 3705-3713 W. 16th St.

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Trinity Bar at 2751 N. Halsted St.

Taj Mahal at 1512 W. Taylor St. 

Hana Restaurant at 6803 N. Sheridan Rd. 

Fischman's Wagyu Wagon at 324 N. Leavitt St.

Nuevo Leon Restaurant at 1515 W. 18th St.

  • Taj Mahal is disgusting. Never go there. Worst Indian food in the city.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    Didn't Hana change hands? Is it Asahi now, or is that what it was before Hana?

Dec 14

Updated Dec 17

Boy, 15, killed, 13 others hurt in shootings

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

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The man was outside in the 3000 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when he was heard gunshots, Greer said.

The two came out of a vehicle into an alley in the 2300 block of North Sacramento Avenue when an offender walked up to them, fired shots and ran away, Greer said.

Police officers were in the 3300 block of West Polk Street when they heard gunshots and discovered three men shot in a vehicle in the 1500 block of South Karlov Avenue, Greer said.

At about 8:17 p.m. a 32-year-old man was shot on the 100 block of South Kilbourn Avenue when a vehicle pulled up and someone from inside began firing, police said. The man was shot in the foot and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital , police said.

On the 1200 block of South Albany Avenue a 29-year-old man was shot at 8:07 p.m., Sweeney said. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to his torso and hand and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

...year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his right and left leg on the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue, Sweeney said. The man had a verbal argument with someone who left and returned with...

At 2:23 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was driving in her vehicle on the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue when someone drove up to her car and began firing, Sweeney said. The woman suffered a graze wound to her leg.

...45 p.m., a 29-year-old man was working on his car on the 7900 block of South Manistee Avenue when a male walked up to him and tried to rob him, Sweeney said. The...

Around 1:10 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 2900 block of West Jackson Boulevard, said Chicago Police Spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

  • I agree with gp so here is a start. Watch the following video, by a black man, and tell me how much change would happen if they followed his advice.
    Responsi-D*#n-bility - YouTube
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2v64Ykxc0

  • Nothings gonna change unless the 80% of whites that are not against blacks and the 80% of blacks that are not against whites get together for real change. The white media, politicians, and the black leaders will never let this happen. They divide and insite so they can keep their power. And so it goes, on and on and on?

Dec 13

Updated Dec 14

Two dead, 11 wounded in citywide shootings since Friday evening

About 12:24 a.m., a 24-year-old man was standing in the 1800 block of South Kildare when a red sedan pulled up and he heard shots, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his upper back. His condition had stabilized.

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The 28-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 1300 block of North Springfield, when at least one person walked up and fired shots, police said.

The 26-year-old was outside in the 10400 block of South State about 5 p.m. when someone fired shots at him from a passing vehicle, police said.

A man, 20, and a 17-year-old boy were shot in the 500 block of North Springfield at 1:25 a.m., police said.

Ten minutes earlier, two men were shot in the 3000 block of West Flournoy in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. One man, 24, was shot in the shoulder, while the other man, 29, suffered a graze wound to his neck. Both men have since been treated and released from Loretto Hospital.

About 10:30 p.m. Friday, two men were outside in the 1700 block of West 47th Street when a red SUV pulled up and a male inside opened fire, police said.

Twenty minutes earlier, a 19-year-old man was walking in the 900 block of South Keeler when two males, one of which was armed with a handgun, exited a white SUV nearby and announced a robbery, police said.

About 10 minutes earlier in the Pilsen neighborhood, a man, whose exact age was not available, was shot in the left arm about 10 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Blue Island, police said. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Chicago police should use the military satelite to keep watchful eyes on problem neighborhoods. The way policing is done now it remails a reactive vs proactive never ending, repetitious, activity.

    If we can make things better in so called 3rd world countrie...why don't we bring those reasources home and fix our own problems???

    Violence in inner city areas is escallating DESPITE the official count wh ich shows numbers decreasing.

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