Sep 12

Updated 21 min ago

17-year-old boy shot, killed in Rogers Park

CHICAGO — A 17-year-old was shot and killed in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. It happened after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of North Sheridan. Police say someone approached the teenager and shot him in the head and stomach. No word on a motive. No one is in custody.

7500-7599 N. Sheridan Rd.

    17-year-old boy shot, killed in Rogers Park
    CHICAGO -- A 17-year-old was shot and killed in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. It happened after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 7500 block of North Sheridan. Police say someone approached the teenager and shot him in the head and stomach. No word on a motive. No one is in custody.
    http://wgntv.com

  • Michael Archangel Donald Trump - An irredeemable moral failure

    @YakovBok - By the way, if you are looking for an example of confirmation bias, read Tired of Liars comment where he states "That heroin epidemic that you hear about on all of the television commercials pushing expensive rehab facilities which most of the pushers victims can't afford- it is real and alive and growing in the NOH area!"

    That is a nice example of confirmation bias!

  • YakovBok In the RP since 1996

    The crime certainly is not blameless as suggested by those who prefer to simply call it "a tragedy," and it can be avoided in the future. But, it can be avoided by macro level stuff that cannot be fixed by our know better government short of DCFS identifying bad parents...

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    The crime certainly is not blameless as suggested by those who prefer to simply call it "a tragedy," and it can be avoided in the future. But, it can be avoided by macro level stuff that cannot be fixed by our know better government short of DCFS identifying bad parents and reeducating them, or removing children from the home. If it takes a village to raise a child, the village can put pressure on parents to do their jobs and insure that other 17 year old children are not out at 2:30 a.m on a school night, nor members of gangs. Unfortunately, that takes a society to say "individual responsibility, and parental responsibilities are important." When Sup. Johnson and Mayor Emmanuel both said same, they quickly had to stop because that implied a broken culture that tolerates violent gang behavior which apparently offends a large segment of the City's population. Here, oddly, the village chooses to stay quiet.

    So, my question is, why should blame not be affixed?

    To claim that confirmation bias exists between my post and a post addressing shooting drug dealers and the heroin epidemic, two topics I have never addressed, is a) projection and b) a fallacy.

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My car was broken into by the same person twice

on Wednesday morning I came out at 6 in the morning to find my car that was broken into they try to take my stereo but they couldn't on Thursday morning I caught somebody trying to open my car call the police and they were arrested and that person admitted to breaking into my car on Tuesday we have to be very careful with our vehicles and make sure they're locked because these idiots are breaking into it when were sleeping

  • Have you thought about putting one of these in your car?
    https://www.hdmirrorcam.com/?utm_source=bing

    If I had a car today, I'd be wired because all sorts of things happen and only the Universe knows that happened. The days of people leaving notes on your car are extremely rare. Now, you have to just pay for the damages yourself while being pissed off.

11 hours ago

Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding ...

...4th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis). This year I’m hosting the “Shred-a-thon” in conjunction with the...

    The paper shredder is back! Shred and recycle old papers and documents Wednesday, October 4th
    Back by popular demand, the mobile shredding truck sponsored by Midway Document Destruction will be providing free paper shredding and recycling to residents of the 49th Ward and beyond Wednesday, October 4th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., at my 49th Ward Service Office, 7356 N. Greenview (at Jarvis).
    http://www.ward49.com

13 hours ago

Chicago independent film "Lakeshore Drive" gives a short, haunting ride along the iconic roadway

...a new, short independent film called "Lakeshore Drive" premiered at Chicago's venerable 400 Theater, 6746 N. Sheridan Rd., in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. Directed by 33-year old Peter Bowse -- who...

    Chicago independent film "Lakeshore Drive" gives a short, haunting ride along the iconic roadway
    On Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, a new, short independent film called "Lakeshore Drive" premiered at Chicago's venerable 400 Theater, 6746 N. Sheridan Rd., in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. Directed by 33-year old Peter Bowse - who lives just a few blocks north of the 400 - the film, described as "neo-noir" in a press...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

13 hours ago

Man Charged With Killing Teen In Rogers Park

Antonio Monteza was at a gas station about 2:40 a.m. Sept. 12 in the 7500 block of North Sheridan when Pruett walked up and opened fire, striking him in the head and abdomen, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    Man Charged With Killing Teen In Rogers Park
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy earlier this month in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood. Gervase Pruett, 23, faces felony counts of first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a peace officer, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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3 Dead, at Least 36 Wounded in Chicago Shootings

A 29-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and was taken to St. Frances in serious condition. The incident occurred in the 6800 block of North Sheridan at approximately 4:39 a.m.

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A 42-year-old man was walking through an alley in the 6300 block of South Francisco at approximately 11:20 P.M. when a black Chevy Impala pulled up and one of the people inside fired shots at him. He was shot in the arm, and is in stable condition at Holy Cross.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the groin on the 5400 block of West Van Buren at approximately 12:07 a.m. He was walking through an alley when a maroon van approached and an occupant fired shots at him. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in serious condition.

A 25-year-old man was standing outside in the 2400 block of West 72nd Street when he was shot in the arm at approximately 12:22 a.m. He was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.

In the 1400 block of West Potomac at approximately 12:30 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm, leg, and stomach when a person fired shots at him. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Two men were shot in the 3900 block of West Jackson at approximately 1:30 a.m. They were standing outside when they were shot. A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at Stroger. A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition.

An unidentified man was shot in the head, chest, and leg in the 5900 block of South Sangamon at approximately 3:15 a.m. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition.

Two people were shot in the 7600 block of South Halsted at approximately 3:35 a.m. A 29-year-old man was shot in the elbow and treated on scene when a person approached and began firing shots at him. A 23-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his shoulder and was treated on scene.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the 3000 block of West 25th Street at 3:42 a.m. He was standing outside when a black Chevy Tahoe approached and shots were fired, striking him in both feet. He was taken to Stroger in stable condition.

A 47-year-old man is in good condition after being shot in the knee on the 2500 block of South Kedzie at approximately 3:46 a.m. He was standing outside when shots were fired from a passing vehicle.

A 27-year-old man allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and shot another 27-year-old man in the arms after a confrontation. Police were able to apprehend the suspect after firing shots at him after the incident occurred in the 8100 block of S. Maryland.

An unknown person walked up to a house in the 10100 block of South Princeton at approximately 1:45 p.m. and shot a 25-year-old man through the window. The man suffered gunshot wounds to his arm and leg and was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

...were shot and one person was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle in the 1600 block of North Central at approximately 12:26 p.m. A gray Jeep drove by and an occupant fired...

During a robbery, a 31-year-old man refused to cooperate with offenders, and he was shot in the neck, arm, and leg. The incident occurred at 3:37 p.m. in the 9300 block of S. Ridgeland. He was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

Three people were shot in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt at 10 p.m. A man fired shots at a group and fled the scene...

A 26-year-old man was shot in the groin while standing in the 1600 block of West 36th Street at approximately 12:38 a.m. A person in a black van fired shots at him. He was taken to Mt. Sinai in stable condition.

A 36-year-old was standing on a sidewalk in the 6600 block of South Maryland when a person in a black SUV fired shots at him, striking him in the leg. He was taken to Northwestern in stable condition.

A 20-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk in the 2100 block of North Kilbourn at approximately 2:34 a.m. when he was shot in the left leg. He was taken to Illinois Masonic in stable condition.

A 23-year-old man was inside a fast food restaurant in the 3400 block of South King Drive at 3:05 a.m. when a person entered and shot him. He was taken to Northwestern in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

A 24-year-old man was taken to Christ Hospital in critical condition after being shot in the 3600 block of East 99th Street at approximately 4:02 a.m. He was standing on a sidewalk when a person in a dark colored SUV fired shots at him, hitting him in the right hip and right arm.

In the 7900 block of South Coles at approximately 10:37 a.m., a 37-year-old man was shot in the head. He was taken to Stroger in critical condition.

A 48-year-old man was shot in the upper back and is in serious condition. The incident occurred when a person driving a dark colored minivan fired shots at him in the 2300 block of South Leavitt around 3:28 p.m. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital.

A 25-year-old man was shot in the 3500 block of West Jackson just before 6 p.m. He was shot in the left leg and is in serious condition at Mt. Sinai.

    3 Dead, at Least 36 Wounded in Chicago Shootings
    Three people have been killed and at least 36 have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The latest fatality occurred in the city's South Austin neighborhood around 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning. A 34-year-old man was shot in the neck and chest by a person in a silver sedan, and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

20 hours ago

Teen killed after gang dispute at Rogers Park gas station: Prosecutors

...Sept. 12, Monteza and Pruett were in separate groups, both leaving a Mobil gas station, 7550 N. Sheridan Road, in the Rogers Park neighborhood, according to Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Elizabeth Brogan...

A “trail of blood” led police to Monteza, who was hit multiple times in the abdomen and collapsed at Howard Street and Greenview Avenue, Brogan said. Monteza was rushed to Presence St. Francis Hospital in Evanston but died of his injuries.

Pruett fled to north suburban Waukegan before eventually returning to his home in the 7600 block of North Bosworth Avenue, where he was arrested by police.

For a moment, it looked like the teen would outrun the gunman.The 17-year-old had been hanging out at the Mobil station in the 7500 block of North Sheridan Road when he got into argument around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to police and a clerk at the station.The other person pulled a gun and the...

    Teen killed after gang dispute at Rogers Park gas station: Prosecutors
    An exchange of words and gang signs between people gathered outside a Far North Side gas station led to the killing of a 17-year-old boy earlier this month, according to prosecutors. Gervase Pruett, 23, stood before Judge Sophia Atcherson on Sunday facing a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Antonio Monteza on Sept.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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What's with "swings"?

I was on a walk in the neighborhood on a block just west of Ridge and I saw several houses on the same block with large signs on the lawns saying "We Support Swings". Then I saw what looked like a whole porch swing detached from its frame, in front of one of the houses, out by the curb. Like it was to be picked up by a trash collector.

  • FebGirl Once a bride, but never a bridesmaid

    Does anyone know anything about a neighborhood ban on porch or yard swings?

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These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • Letters, Words, & Alphabet Tubs, Oh My!

    Ms. Pankratz is asking for $531.93:
    My students need magnetic letter construction sets, letter builders, practice books and alphabet teaching tubs to help develop their fine motor skills as they grasp literacy concepts.
    New Field Elementary School Comment
  • Still Strumming and Humming

    Ms. Romano is asking for $536.66:
    My students need swivel guitar hangers to safely store our instruments.
    Kilmer Elementary School Comment

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