4 hours ago

Secret South Side Bird Sanctuaries Attract 'Snazzy AfroBirders' Group

Williams stresses that narrative whenever she takes visitors to the two bird sanctuaries she founded: one called the Johnson Bird Oasis just south of the Pullman National Monument at 11057-59 S. Cottage Grove Ave., the other at Stephen Douglas Monument Park, 636 E. 35th St.

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Williams stresses that narrative whenever she takes visitors to the two bird sanctuaries she founded: one called the Johnson Bird Oasis just south of the Pullman National Monument at 11057-59 S. Cottage Grove Ave., the other at Stephen Douglas Monument Park, 636 E. 35th St.

    Secret South Side Bird Sanctuaries Attract 'Snazzy AfroBirders' Group
    CHICAGO - Sherry Williams relates her story to the hundreds of thousands of birds that live in and pass through Chicago each year. The Englewood native and Bronzeville resident's family left the Jim Crow South in Mississippi in the 1940s for Chicago to have their own homes and raise their children.
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16 hours ago

Chicago police officer charged with murder to be released on home monitoring

...or arrest warrant that Houser is a police officer, although his address is listed as 3510 S. Michigan Ave. - CPD headquarters. The state's attorney has requested he be held without bail.Years prior...

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...he was fatally shot by an off-duty police officer on Jan. 2 in the 2500-block of North Lowell Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood after an argument with the officer escalated."The person who was...

    Chicago police officer charged with murder to be released on home monitoring
    A Chicago police officer is expected to be released on home monitoring on charges of killing an unarmed man. The family of the victim, Jose Nieves, spoke after Thursday's court hearing. Officer Lowell Houser, 57, stood in court in street clothes, just the second Chicago police officer charged with first degree murder in more than three decades.
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2 days ago

2 Dead, 11 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

...the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. He was outside just before 4 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when a light-colored vehicle drove by and a person inside opened fire, police said...

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...to be in his 20s, was driving north at 11:27 p.m. in the 100 block of North Central when someone in a black SUV opened fire, police said. He was shot in the...

...A 29-year-old man was in an alley about 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Troy when someone in a dark-colored SUV shot him in the left leg, police said...

...was talking to three other people about 9 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Blackstone when one of them pulled a gun and shot him multiple times in the head...

About 7:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 100 block of South Pulaski in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when a person inside another vehicle opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the leg and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 6:10 p.m., a 36-year-old man heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg in the 900 block of West Wilson in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

At 2:48 p.m., a 46-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 300 block of East 120th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

...in another Austin neighborhood shooting. He was outside at 2:27 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Madison when two people approached him, announced a robbery and opened fire, police said. He was...

...on the West Side. A 24-year-old man was walking in alley in the 700 block of South California when a white four-door car pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said...

...got a hold of a handgun about 8 p.m. at the home in the 3700 block of West Ferdinand. The girl’s family took her to Rush University Medical Center, and she was transferred...

    2 Dead, 11 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across the city, according to Chicago Police. Most recently, a man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was driving north at 11:27 p.m.
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2 days ago

Police: 2 dead, 11 wounded in Tuesday shootings across Chicago

...the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. He was outside just before 4 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when a light-colored vehicle drove by and a person inside opened fire, police said...

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...to be in his 20s, was driving north at 11:27 p.m. in the 100 block of North Central when someone in a black SUV opened fire, police said. He was shot in the...

...A 29-year-old man was in an alley about 10 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Troy when someone in a dark-colored SUV shot him in the left leg, police said...

...was talking to three other people about 9 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Blackstone when one of them pulled a gun and shot him multiple times in the head...

About 7:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was inside a vehicle in the 100 block of South Pulaski in the West Garfield Park neighborhood when a person inside another vehicle opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the leg and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 6:10 p.m., a 36-year-old man heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg in the 900 block of West Wilson in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

At 2:48 p.m., a 46-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 300 block of East 120th Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

...in another Austin neighborhood shooting. He was outside at 2:27 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Madison when two people approached him, announced a robbery and opened fire, police said. He was...

...on the West Side. A 24-year-old man was walking in alley in the 700 block of South California when a white four-door car pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said...

...got a hold of a handgun about 8 p.m. at the home in the 3700 block of West Ferdinand. The girl’s family took her to Rush University Medical Center, and she was transferred...

    Police: 2 dead, 11 wounded in Tuesday shootings across Chicago
    Two men were killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across the city, according to Chicago Police. Most recently, a man was shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The man, thought to be in his 20s, was driving north at 11:27 p.m.
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2 days ago

17-year-old boy wounded in Kenwood drive-by

The boy was outside just before 4 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when a light colored vehicle drove by and a person inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

    17-year-old boy wounded in Kenwood drive-by
    A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting Tuesday afternoon in the South Side Kenwood neighborhood. The boy was outside just before 4 p.m. in the 4600 block of South Ellis when a light colored vehicle drove by and a person inside opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
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2 days ago

Top cop: Bad training bothers me the most

The closed-door meeting was held at Chicago Police headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

    Top cop: Bad training bothers me the most
    Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Tuesday that of all the Chicago Police Department's failings highlighted in the Department of Justice report released last week, it's that his officers are not receiving adequate training that pains him most.
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3 days ago

Polling places for the 4th Ward special election

Alpha Towers Apartments, 936 E. 47th St.

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.

Harper Square Co-Operative, 4850 S. Lake Park Ave.

Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St.

Washington Park Apartments, 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St.

    Polling places for the 4th Ward special election
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The preliminary list of 4th Ward polling places has been announced for the 4th Ward Alderman special election on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The polling places will be open to registered voters of the 4th Ward from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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4 days ago

Cómo Martin Luther King encontró la fuerza en la fe

En agosto de 1967 describió esta experiencia a los feligreses de la Iglesia Bautista de Mount Pisgah, en Chicago, ubicada en el 4622 S. King Dr., una calle que ahora lleva su nombre.

    Cómo Martin Luther King encontró la fuerza en la fe
    Varios años antes del discurso en el que proclamara su sueño icónico, Martin Luther King Jr. era un padre asustado quien se sentó solo en la mesa de la cocina en su casa en Montgomery, Alabama, en busca de valentía.
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Jan 09

Updated Jan 12

Going To President Obama's Farewell Speech? Here's What You Need To Know

Baderbrau Brewery, 2515 S. Wabash Ave., will serve $3 draft beers during the speech. Renaissance, 4641 S. King Drive, in Bronzeville will show the speech on five big screens and serve complimentary food. Wise...

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McCormick Place's Lakeside Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive.

Baderbrau Brewery, 2515 S. Wabash Ave., will serve $3 draft beers during the speech. Renaissance, 4641 S. King Drive, in Bronzeville...

...Bronzeville will show the speech on five big screens and serve complimentary food. Wise Owl, 324 S. Racine Ave., will have free parking for those who come to watch the address. R Public House...

...will have free parking for those who come to watch the address. R Public House, 1508 Jarvis Ave., in Rogers Park will also have a viewing party with drink specials including $2 off...

    Going To President Obama's Farewell Speech? Here's What You Need To Know
    SOUTH LOOP - The president who adopted Chicago as his hometown said he'll be thinking back to his days as a young South Side community organizer "feeling as if my faith in America's ability to bring about change in our democracy has been vindicated" during his speech Tuesday night at McCormick Place.
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  • There's a light at the end of the tunnel. It's President Trump!

  • Biased suspension We were all arguing but only I was suspended

    Ready for Trump, I'm with him.

Jan 10

Updated Jan 11

Police: 2 killed, 5 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

...15 a.m., a 24-year-old man was getting into his car in the 4500 block of South Vincennes in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side when someone in a passing van fired...

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...officers responding to a call of a person shot found a male lying in the 1600 block of North Keystone, police said. The male, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, had...

...Three men were in a vehicle at 9:47 a.m. heading east in the 4500 block of West Lexington when a black SUV pulled up alongside them and the driver started shooting. A backseat...

...neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 27-year-old woman was walking in the 200 block of West 111th Place when a male walked up and demanded her money, police said. When the woman told...

...neighborhood. He was sitting in a parked car at 11:40 p.m. in the 700 block of North Long when two males walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in...

At 3:10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 300 block of North Laramie in Austin when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks, police said. The teenager was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

    Police: 2 killed, 5 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago
    Two men were killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across the city, according to Chicago Police. The day's latest homicide happened at 7:44 p.m. in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, when officers responding to a call of a person shot found a male lying in the 1600 block of North Keystone, police said.
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  • It's time for the National Guard's to step up and help out with the Chicago Police those men and women in blue can't do it all we need help getting those THUGS off the streets of Chicago

  • Stayc Feelingmyself Thomas Born 1973 Resident of Chicago, IL.

    We as a community need to come together. It is time for some major healing. I see so much potential in every individual I come across, but this area is so depressing. FEAR is what is controlling every individual in this area. Everyone need to come together and attend all CAPS meetings. Everyone need to attend every community meeting. Car pool or call for transportation.

Jan 11

4th Ward special election first in 44 years

On Feb. 13, early voting will be expanded to include another location at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave. Early voting will be open at both locations until Feb. 27.

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...Sophia King (4th) to serve the ward, which includes parts of the South Loop, Bronzeville, Kenwood and Hyde Park...

While the election is on Feb. 28, open voting will be available to registered voters of the 4th Ward beginning on Thursday, Jan. 19. Early voting will be available at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners’ office at 69 W. Washington St.

    4th Ward special election first in 44 years
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The special election for 4th Ward Alderman is a little over a month away, but special elections are nothing new to the city of Chicago, or to the ward. The last time the 4th Ward had a special election was on Nov.
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Jan 10

2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago

...15 a.m., a 24-year-old man was getting into his car in the 4500 block of South Vincennes in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side when someone in a passing van fired...

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...officers responding to a call of a person shot found a male lying in the 1600 block of North Keystone, police said. The male, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, had...

...Three men were in a vehicle at 9:47 a.m. heading east in the 4500 block of West Lexington when a black SUV pulled up alongside them and the driver started shooting. A backseat...

...neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 27-year-old woman was walking in the 200 block of West 111th Place when a male walked up and demanded her money, police said. When the woman told...

...neighborhood. He was sitting in a parked car at 11:40 p.m. in the 700 block of North Long when two males walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in...

At 3:10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 300 block of North Laramie in Austin when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks, police said. The teenager was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

    2 Killed, 5 Wounded In Monday Shootings Across Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two men were killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across the city, according to Chicago Police. The day's latest homicide happened at 7:44 p.m. in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, when officers responding to a call of a person shot found a male lying in the 1600 block of North Keystone, police said.
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Jan 06

Sweet: Obama’s legacy — he will always be Chicago’s president

We were there when Mrs. Obama, in June, 2015 — when Hadiya would have graduated from King College Prep, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd. — came home to deliver the commencement address to her class.

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We were there in November 2014 at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., when Obama talked about his new immigration executive order to shield DREAMers from deportation.

We were there in February 2015 when Obama designated the historic of Pullman a national monument at the Gwendolyn Brooks Prep Academy, 250 E. 111th St. “Without this place, Michelle wouldn’t be where she was,” said Obama, speaking of his wife, the great-granddaughter of a Pullman porter.

    Sweet: Obama's legacy - he will always be Chicago's president
    Oh, Chicago, we will miss having the president be one of our own. After eight years, we've gotten used to it. President Barack Obama. First lady Michelle Obama. South Siders, both. They made us proud to be Chicagoans.
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Jan 06

Man, 28, fatally shot while sitting in car in Bronzeville

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    Man, 28, fatally shot while sitting in car in Bronzeville
    CHICAGO -- Family members heard the gunshots outside their Bronzeville apartment Thursday night that killed 28-year-old Dante Swanson. He had finished work at FedEx and was going to visit his aunt and cousins when he was shot several times while sitting in his car near 46th and Cottage Grove.
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Jan 06

1 killed, 2 wounded in South Side shootings on Thursday

Someone walked up to a 28-year-old man as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body. He was dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

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She was driving south at 10;23 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Lowe when she heard shots and realized a bullet had grazed her head. She then crashed into a parked vehicle before coming to a stop. She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where her condition was stabilized, police said.

He was walking in the 2000 block of South Indiana when a large, white pickup truck drove by and someone inside fired shots, hitting him in the back and abdomen, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

    1 killed, 2 wounded in South Side shootings on Thursday
    A man was killed and two more people were wounded in separate shootings Thursday night on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. The slaying happened about 11:15 p.m. in Bronzeville. Someone walked up to a 28-year-old man as he sat in the driver's seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body.
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Jan 06

Man Killed In Bronzeville Shooting

Someone walked up to the 28-year-old about 11:15 p.m. as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body, police said.

    Man Killed In Bronzeville Shooting
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A man was shot to death late Thursday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. Someone walked up to the 28-year-old about 11:15 p.m. as he sat in the driver's seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body, police said.
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Jan 06

Letter: Thanks from Morning Star

3993 S. King Dr.

    Gazette Chicago " Letter: Thanks from Morning Star
    I just want to thank you for putting the photo of Rev. Clay Evans and our church anniversary in your October newspaper. A big thank you. We do appreciate your assistance in getting out the local news items. Plus, our church has been around for almost 100 years, and our neighborhood needs to be enlightened about those facts.
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Jan 06

Police: Man shot dead in Bronzeville

Someone walked up to the 28-year-old about 11:15 p.m. as he sat in the driver’s seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body, police said.

    Police: Man shot dead in Bronzeville
    A man was shot to death late Thursday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police. Someone walked up to the 28-year-old about 11:15 p.m. as he sat in the driver's seat of a car parked in the 800 block of East 46th Street and shot him repeatedly across the body, police said.
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Jan 01

Updated Jan 03

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

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...

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.

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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. 

...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. 

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...

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.

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

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

Jan 02

Police Search For Driver Who Fled South Side Traffic Stop, Crash

Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle about 3:05 p.m. in the 3900 block of South King Drive after seeing it commit a traffic violation, according to Chicago Police. When the officers got out of their vehicle to approach, the vehicle sped away.

    Police Search For Driver Who Fled South Side Traffic Stop, Crash
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Two people were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon after the driver of a vehicle sped away from a traffic stop in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle about 3:05 p.m.
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Jan 02

Police search for driver who fled South Side traffic stop, crash

Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle about 3:05 p.m. in the 3900 block of South King Drive after seeing it commit a traffic violation, according to Chicago Police. When the officers got out of their vehicle to approach, the vehicle sped away.

    Police search for driver who fled South Side traffic stop, crash
    Two people were injured in a crash Sunday afternoon after the driver of a vehicle sped away from a traffic stop in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Officers on patrol stopped the vehicle about 3:05 p.m. in the 3900 block of South King Drive after seeing it commit a traffic violation, according to Chicago Police.
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Jan 01

Shootings Kill 4 People, Wound 24 Since Saturday, Police Say

• At 2:13 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville, police said. The man was in the 200 block of East 39th Street when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

• At 2:00 a.m., three people were shot at a house party in Bronzeville, police said. An unidentified man entered the party in the 4400 block of South Indiana Avenue and opened fire.

• At 6:17 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville, police said. The man was standing outside in the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue when someone inside a brown sedan fired shots before fleeing, police said.

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Officers found the man lying on the ground in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street. The man had been hit multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The man was driving in the 4800 block of West Chicago Avenue when a Mercedes sideswiped his vehicle, police said. The driver of the Mercedes got out of the vehicle and began arguing with the 24-year-old before pulling out a gun and shooting the man in the left side, police said.

• Most recently, at 5:30 a.m. Sunday a 52-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards, police said. The man was in his home in the 4800 block of South Racine Avenue when gunfire went through his window and hit him in the right leg, police said.

• At 3:55 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot Englewood, police said. The man was in a vehicle in the 200 block of West 63rd Street when three people got out of another care and fired shots at him, police said.

Police found a 19-year-old shot in the lower right side of his back in the 11200 block of South Longwood Drive. The man was transported to Christ Medical Center and his condition was not available but he was listed as "stable," police said.

• At 2:30 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in Brainerd, police said. The man was entering his home in the 9200 block of South Parnell Avenue when a black sedan drove past and someone inside fired shots, police said.

• At 2:20 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was shot in Englewood, police said. The woman was getting out of a vehicle in the 200 block of West 71st Street when another vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

• At 2:15 a.m., a 29-year-old woman was shot in Roseland, police said. The woman was with a group of people on the sidewalk in the 9500 block of South State Street when someone began shooting at them, police said.

• At 1:41 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was shot in the Near West Side, police said. The woman was sitting in a car in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

• At 1:05 a.m., two men were shot in Belmont Cragin, police said. The men were in the 5500 block of West Drummond Place when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots at them, police said.

• At 11:20 p.m., on Saturday, two people were shot in Humboldt Park, police said. A 23-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were standing on a porch in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue when shots were fired, police said.

• At 8:35 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in South Shore, police said. The man was in a alley in the 7200 block of South Coles Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

• At 5:31 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards, police said. The man was walking in the 4300 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a red vehicle approached him and he heard shots, police said.

• At 3:47 p.m., two men were shot in Back of the Yards, police said. The men were outside in the 4400 block of South Marshfield Avenue near a vehicle when a green van approached them and someone inside fired shots, police said.

• At 1:53 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in Lawndale, police said. The man was in the 4000 block of West 21st Place when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

• At 12:52 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in Austin, police said. The boy was outside a business in the 5600 block of Corcoran Place when a fight inside spread out into the street, police said.

    Shootings Kill 4 People, Wound 24 Since Saturday, Police Say
    CHICAGO - Shootings have killed four people and wounded 24 since Saturday, police said. The shootings include the last homicide of 2016 on New Year's Eve and the first reported homicides of 2017 early Sunday morning. In fatal shootings: * Most recently, at 5:53 a.m., a 39-year-old man was shot to death in West Garfield Park, police said.
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Jan 01

3 shot during party in Bronzeville

About 2 a.m., a 20-year-old man, 31-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were at a house party in the 4400 block of South Indiana when someone walked into the home and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

    3 shot during party in Bronzeville
    Three people were shot early Sunday in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood. About 2 a.m., a 20-year-old man, 31-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were at a house party in the 4400 block of South Indiana when someone walked into the home and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
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Jan 01

Man grazed by bullet in Wentworth Gardens

About 2:13 a.m., the 22-year-old man heard shots in the 200 block of East 39th Street then was grazed by a bullet on his eyebrow, according to Chicago Police.

    Man grazed by bullet in Wentworth Gardens
    A man was shot early Sunday in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood on the South Side. About 2:13 a.m., the 22-year-old man heard shots in the 200 block of East 39th Street then was grazed by a bullet on his eyebrow, according to Chicago Police.
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Jan 01

Man, 38, shot in Bronzeville

The 38-year-old was shot in his right hand at 6:17 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

    Man, 38, shot in Bronzeville
    A man was shot Saturday evening in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. The 38-year-old was shot in his right hand at 6:17 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Wabash, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police. He was taken to a hospital in good condition, police said.
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Jan 01

Woman missing from Bronzeville found

Tempie Robinson, 71, was last seen about 7 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to a missing person alert form Chicago Police.

    Woman missing from Bronzeville
    Police are looking for a woman who went missing New Year's Eve from the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. Tempie Robinson, 71, was last seen about 7 a.m. in the 4600 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to a missing person alert form Chicago Police.
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Dec 31

Year in Review 2016: Pivotal Moments in Chicago for Community and Business

Further up the street, the business district of 47th St. and King Drive experienced the closure of Jokes and Notes. After nearly 10 years of hosting nightlife events and a bevy of comedy talent, owner Mary Lindsey closed her doors over the summer.

    Year in Review 2016: Pivotal Moments in Chicago for Community and Business
    F or the past two years, one of the most anticipated projects that had universities competing for the opportunity to house President Barack Obama's library was finally decided in July.
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Dec 28

Anti-violence activist fatally shot while shoveling snow on South Side

...30 p.m. on Dec. 12, he was shoveling around the building he managed at East 40th Street and South Ellis Avenue when he was shot in the head. Responding officers found him unresponsive. He was pronounced...

    Anti-violence activist fatally shot while shoveling snow
    Residents of Chicago's Oakland neighborhood mourned the loss of an anti-violence activist who was shot and killed while shoveling snow. A community group released balloons in honor of 49-year-old Lawrence Matchem Tuesday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, he was shoveling around the building he managed at East 40th Street and South Ellis Avenue when he was shot in the head.
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Dec 28

Violence down, robberies up in the neighborhood

In July, two teens were shot near 47th Street and Ellis Avenue at about 12:50 a.m. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. A 16-year-old was also wounded and rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive.

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Moye graduated from Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in 2012 and lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood near The Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. In high school, he played baseball as a Center Fielder.

Moye graduated from Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in 2012 and lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood near The Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. In high school, he played baseball as a Center Fielder.

In December, 33-year-old Curtis Nowells was shot and killed in Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave.

...a barber and cut hair from his home that he shared with her on the 1900 Block of East 73rd Street...

On Sunday, June, 19 a drive-by shooting in the 6100 block of South Kimbark Ave., left a 3-year-old boy paralyzed. According to the CPD, the child was sitting...

The area in which the shooting occurred was also the target of two previous incidents. On May 17, U. of C. police responded to a report of shots fired at 9:30 a.m. on 62nd Street. U. of C. Police found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg on 6200 block of South Kimbark Ave.

...p.m., just as school was about to let out at Andrew Carnegie Elementary School, 1414 E. 61st Pl., CPD and (U. of C.) Police responded to a shots fired call. According to a...

Also in July, a 22-year-old man was shot. According to police, at approximately 10:50 p.m. the man was walking down the 4900 block of South Woodlawn Avenue when another man approached on foot and shot the victim in the abdomen. The shooter then fled in a dark-colored sedan.

...m., according to the CPD, the boy was sitting on his front porch on the 5000 block of South Drexel Boulevard when shots were fired from a black Sedan. He was hit in the left leg...

The first incident occurred on the 5300 block of South Ingleside Ave., and the second on the 5400 block of South Drexel Ave.

The first incident occurred on the 5300 block of South Ingleside Ave., and the second on the 5400 block of South Drexel Ave.

The incident on Sept. 14 occurred in the 5200 block of South University Avenue at approximately 9:20 p.m. and the robbery that took place on Sept. 16...

In April, two teenage boys were arrested minutes after they committed an armed robbery in the 6100 block of S. Greenwood Avenue at 10:20 p.m. They were charged with robbery by handgun.

Dec 28

Family Seeks Help Finding Killer Who Shot Man Shoveling Snow

Lawrence Matchem, 49, was shoveling in the 800 block of East 40th Street on Dec. 12, when someone walked up and shot him in the head.

    Family Seeks Help Finding Killer Who Shot Man Shoveling Snow
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A grieving family is seeking answers after a man was shot and killed while shoveling snow two weeks ago in Bronzeville. Lawrence Matchem, 49, was shoveling in the 800 block of East 40th Street on Dec. 12, when someone walked up and shot him in the head.
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Dec 28

Ring in the New Year in Hyde Park

Beginning at 8 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., is hosting a 43rd Street Takeover presented by the Chosen Few DJs. Tickets are $25 and include a free shuttle bus, dinner at Norman’s Bistro, 1001 E. 43rd St., and party favors. Live music will ring in 2017 until 2 a.m.

Beginning at 8 p.m., Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St., is hosting a 43rd Street Takeover presented by the Chosen Few DJs. Tickets are $25 and include a free shuttle bus, dinner at Norman’s Bistro, 1001 E. 43rd St., and party favors. Live music will ring in 2017 until 2 a.m.

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For children and families, Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., is hosting its annual “Noon Year Eve Celebration” at 11 a.m. Guests will be able to toast in the new year a few hours early with crafts, games and sparkly grape juice.

A10, 1462 E. 53rd St., is hosting a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner beginning at 4 p.m. with reservation spots available throughout the night until midnight. The dinner includes dishes like lamb osso bucco, grilled salmon, mushroom soup and cranberry-ginger soft serve.

The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., will be hosting a party for the 21 and over crowd beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $75-$100 but get you hors d’oeuvres, a complimentary champagne toast, party favors and a top shelf open bar from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

    Ring in the New Year in Hyde Park
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The holiday season isn't over just yet, with New Year's Eve right around the corner. The Hyde Park neighborhood has various events going on for the last day of 2016 for both the young and the old. For children and families, Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S.
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Dec 23

58-Year-Old Man Stabbed To Death In North Kenwood Identified

Anthony Durham was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    58-Year-Old Man Stabbed To Death In North Kenwood Identified
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Authorities have identified the 58-year-old man who was stabbed to death Monday night in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. Anthony Durham was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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Dec 23

58-year-old man stabbed to death in North Kenwood identified

Anthony Durham was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    58-year-old man stabbed to death in North Kenwood identified
    Authorities have identified the 58-year-old man who was stabbed to death Monday night in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. Anthony Durham was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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Dec 23

Woman, 83, injured in Bronzeville hit-and-run

...s Bronzeville neighborhood Thursday night.Police said the woman was crossing the street in the 3800-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Impala driving northbound passed a stopped...

    Woman, 83, injured in Bronzeville hit-and-run
    Chicago police said an 83-year-old woman was injured by a hit-and-run driver in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood Thursday night. Police said the woman was crossing the street in the 3800-block of South Cottage Grove Avenue shortly before 4 p.m. when a white Chevrolet Impala driving northbound passed a stopped vehicle in traffic and struck her.
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Dec 22

4 Teens Charged With 5 Armed Robberies After Crashing Stolen Car

About 8:30 a.m., the teenagers were driving a tan car when they pulled up next to a 20-year-old man walking in the 4000 block of South Langley, police said. Two boys exited the car, showed a revolver, stole the man’s property, then got back into the vehicle, which sped away.

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...and the car attempted to speed away again, eventually crashing into a CTA bus at 43rd and LaSalle, police said. The bus driver and three passengers suffered injuries that were not thought to...

    4 Teens Charged With 5 Armed Robberies After Crashing Stolen Car
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Four teenagers have been arrested after a series of armed robberies ended with a crash between a stolen vehicle and a CTA bus Wednesday morning in the South Side Fuller Park neighborhood.
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Dec 21

Fatal stabbing leaves one dead in Kenwood

A 58-year-old-man was stabbed to death in Kenwood Monday night, Dec. 19. The incident occurred at 7:37 p.m., on the 4300 block of South Ellis Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the victim sustained a stab wound to the chest during a domestic dispute.

    Fatal stabbing leaves one dead in Kenwood
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A 58-year-old-man was stabbed to death in Kenwood Monday night, Dec. 19. The incident occurred at 7:37 p.m., on the 4300 block of South Ellis Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the victim sustained a stab wound to the chest during a domestic dispute.
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Dec 21

Woman struck by bike on lakefront path cheers news of safer lanes

He thanked Williams for her advocacy on Wednesday at the announcement, held in the Ellis Park Arts and Recreation Center, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

    Woman struck by bike on lakefront path cheers news of safer lanes
    Megan Williams broke into tears when she checked her Facebook account Tuesday night and saw a news story a friend had posted. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, with a $12 million donation from billionaire hedge-fund philanthropist Ken Griffin, planned to create separate lanes for bike traffic and everyone else along the entirety of the lakefront path.
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Dec 21

Police pursuit ends in crash with CTA bus, 5 hurt

Earlier, police were following a vehicle involved in a carjacking in the 4000 Block of South Langley. After the crash, a short foot pursuit ended with four suspects in custody. A weapon was also recovered.

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The crash happened near 43rd and LaSalle at about 9 a.m.

    Police pursuit ends in crash with CTA bus, 5 hurt
    CHICAGO -- Five people were injured when a Chicago police pursuit ended in a crash with a CTA bus Wednesday morning. The crash happened near 43rd and LaSalle at about 9 a.m. Earlier, police were following a vehicle involved in a carjacking in the 4000 Block of South Langley.
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Dec 20

Man Stabbed To Death In North Kenwood

He was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police.

    Man Stabbed To Death In North Kenwood
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 58-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday night in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was stabbed in the chest at 7:37 p.m. during a domestic altercation in the 4300 block of South Ellis, according to Chicago Police.
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Dec 19

58-year-old man stabbed in the chest in Oakland neighborhood

It happened about 7:37 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Ellis during a domestic altercation, Chicago Police said.

    58-year-old man stabbed in the chest in Oakland neighborhood
    A 58-year-old man was in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest Monday night in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side. It happened about 7:37 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Ellis during a domestic altercation, Chicago Police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said.
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Dec 16

Arne Duncan buys new home in Hyde Park

Hyde Park was also Duncan’s neighborhood growing up. He used to travel with his mom, Sue Duncan, to nearby Jackie Robinson Elementary School, 4225 S. Lake Park Ave., where she led a reading program.

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Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan moved back to the Hyde Park neighborhood when he stepped down from his cabinet position last December. Now, he is making a move again, this time, to Kenwood Avenue near 56th Street.

Duncan, who also used to be the CEO of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), sends his children to neighboring school, the University of Chicago Laboratory School, 1362 E. 59th St., which is also where his wife works.

Duncan also used to play basketball at Regents Park, 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr., with President Barack Obama, who at the time was a senator, and Craig Robinson, First Lady Michelle Obama’s brother and Milwaukee Bucks’ vice president of player and organizational development.

    Arne Duncan buys new home in Hyde Park
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan moved back to the Hyde Park neighborhood when he stepped down from his cabinet position last December. Now, he is making a move again, this time, to Kenwood Avenue near 56th Street.
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Dec 16

Community Group Seeking Donated Clothes, Toys For Fire Victims

Some families lost everything in the fire on the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard early Tuesday morning.

    Community Group Seeking Donated Clothes, Toys For Fire Victims
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A Bronzeville neighborhood community organization has asked for donations to help 10 children whose homes were destroyed by fire earlier this week in the Kenwood neighborhood. Some families lost everything in the fire on the 4500 block of South Drexel Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
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Dec 15

Former gang member wins $22 million in lawsuit

Fields is a former high-ranking member of the El Rukn street gang who spent 18 years behind bars, including 12 on Death Row, before he was cleared at a 2009 retrial for the 1984 murders of Talman Hickman and Jerome “Fuddy” Smith, who were shot to death in the 700 block of East 39th.

    Former gang member wins $22 million in lawsuit
    A federal jury has awarded $22 million to former El Rukn gang member Nathson Fields in his lawsuit over wrongful prosecution. Fields is a former high-ranking member of the El Rukn street gang who spent 18 years behind bars, including 12 on Death Row, before he was cleared at a 2009 retrial for the 1984 murders of Talman Hickman and Jerome "Fuddy" Smith, who were shot to death in the 700 block of East 39th.
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Dec 15

From Sleeping In His Lyft Car To Lolla: Sir The Baptist, Hip-Hop Disciple

Growing up in Bronzeville, a neighborhood known for its influence on jazz, gospel and blues, he spent most of his time at Bright Star Church of God in Christ, 738 E. 44th St.

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"I had to drive. I needed the money," the rising hip-hop star said in a back room at the Virgin Hotel, 203 N. Wabash Ave., Tuesday, a year and a half after he walked away from the rat race. He says he doesn't take his sudden fame for granted.

    From Sleeping In His Lyft Car To Lolla: Sir The Baptist, Hip-Hop Disciple
    CHICAGO - Before Sir the Baptist was rocking stages at Lollapalooza and Aahh Fest!, the hip-hop musician walked away from his career in advertising, said goodbye to his home and took a job driving for Lyft. By day, the black Dodge Caravan, which he financed with a little help from his mom, served as his office, he said.
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Dec 15

Gifts, Opportunities and Purpose

Friday, December 16th (3-6pm)                                   Free Stop the Violence Play                                         Harold Washington Center 4700 S. King Drive

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One such organization that’s been in the community serving the youth in particular, is the NFP Kidz Korna. The organization informally started in 1995 in response to the gangs that controlled the street corners on 79th and Ashland, in the heart of the Ashburn-Gresham community.

752 E. 114th Street

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    Gifts, Opportunities and Purpose
    A prominent social servant recently made the comment: "I can't help but notice that it looks as though the social safety net in the Black community is steadily being eroded, piece by piece," they said. "When this occurs," they continued ". . .
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Dec 14

Boy Battling Cancer Sworn In As Chicago Police Officer

Among family and officers at Public Safety Headquarters, 3510 S. Michigan Ave., the boy raised his hand to accept the official police oath.

    Boy Battling Cancer Sworn In As Chicago Police Officer
    BRIDGEPORT - David Juarez recently survived a round of intense cancer treatment. Now, he's ready to protect and serve. Wednesday morning, through a partnership between the Chicago Police Department and the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson swore in the 3-year-old Belmont-Craigin boy as a Chicago Police Officer.
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Dec 14

Mother of Cornell Park shooting victim speaks out

...lived in Hyde Park for over 30 years. Curtis Nowells attended Holy Angels Catholic School, 750 E. 40th St., from kindergarten to eighth grade and Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill. for high...

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A 33-year-old man was killed last Friday, Dec. 2, in Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave.

Monica Nowells said Curtis Nowells was the father of seven children (five boys and two girls). His children range in age from 3 weeks to 14-years-old. She said for the past three years he worked as a barber and cut hair from his home that he shared with her on the 1900 Block of East 73rd Street.

...a call was received at the 911 center reporting a man shot at or near 5474 Hyde Park Blvd.  A CFD ambulance and ALS Paramedic Truck were dispatched within seconds of the 911 call...

Services will he held for Curtis Nowells on Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Andrews Temple in Englewood, 6722 S. Hermitage Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon.

Dec 14

Hyde Park institutions make way for holiday giving

State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26) is also hosting a food drive from now until Dec. 20. Items that can be donated include non-perishable or canned goods and can be dropped off at Mitchell’s district office, 449 E. 35th St.

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Other donation sites include the First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., and the Institute of Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Other donation sites include the First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., and the Institute of Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Other donation sites include the First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., and the Institute of Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Local schools are also getting in on the giving action; Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., is collecting hats, gloves, scarves and school supplies for children in need until Dec. 22...

...off at the school’s main office and will be donated to the YMCA on 6600 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is accepting non-perishable food items through Dec. 15, as well as new children’s toys or gift cards through Dec. 22.

    Hyde Park institutions make way for holiday giving
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer In the hustle and bustle of shopping for holiday gifts and planning extravagant parties, donating items to those less fortunate is a reminder to slow down and remember the true reason for the season.
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