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Recent police activity

Anyone know what happened between Hubbard and Grand that had the police out with guns drawn this morning?

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Loud Dance Party

What is up with the loud, all-night dance parties that seem to take place at Wolcott and Hubbard? I've been hearing them for over two years now, and I am starting to get tired of the nonstop noise on Sunday afternoons/nights. My husband and I joke that there's another rave happening, but seriously, we cannot enjoy our weekends outside when these parties take place. We're a few blocks away; I really feel for the people that live closer to the party.

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Three Shot On Near West Side

Two men and a teenage boy were standing with a group in the 1700 block of West Lake Street at 11:35 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. Another group approached them, then someone pulled out a gun and fired shots.

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15 wounded in separate shootings since Saturday

A 14-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men were injured in a shooting in the 1700 block of West Lake Avenue in the West Town neighborhood around 11:35 p.m., Greer said.

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In the most recent shooting, two 19-year-old men were shot in the 6300 block of South Seeley Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood around 2:45 a.m., said Chicago News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Around 10 p.m., a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in a shooting in the 6800 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood, Greer said.

Around 9:15 p.m., a 23-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 8000 block of South Vernon Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, Greer said.

Earlier in the evening, a 13-year-old and two older teens were shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

Earlier, about 5:30 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Manistee Avenue, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the thigh and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where she was in good condition, Sweeney said. The shooting was believed to be accidental, police said.

That shooting happened about 1:48 p.m. on the 2400 block of West 70th Street. The man was shot in his arm and was listed in good condition, she said. 

That shooting happened about 2:16 p.m. on the 6800 block of South Perry Avenue. Preliminary reports said a white SUV pulled up and a passenger fired shots at the woman's direction, striking her in the arm. The woman was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital, she said.

About 10:30 a.m., the man was shot by someone on a bicycle on the 5900 block of South Ashland Avenue. The victim took off after he was struck and ran to the 5900 block of South Laflin Street, where someone contacted the police, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

About 10:30 a.m., the man was shot by someone on a bicycle on the 5900 block of South Ashland Avenue. The victim took off after he was struck and ran to the 5900 block of South Laflin Street, where someone contacted the police, according to Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

2 days ago

Santa Maria Addolorata Church Fight

This is the last straw Santa Maria Addolorata church holds noisy parties every Saturday night from May to the end of September. Loud music and kids running outside past close to midnight, I've called 311 more than once to complain. Last week the noisy party ends with a flood of people fighting from the party taking in to the middle of Ada St. Police were called but this type of partying just have to end once and for all.

http://www.scalabrinians.org/ProvinceSGB/Addolorata/index.html

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Updated 2 days ago

Car Break-ins

There have been a series of car break-ins in the 1500 block of Adams and the 1400 block of Monroe. A spare tire was stolen off of one car. We realize that this low level crime but keep your eyes open for the bad guys.

Thank you...

  • PJ: Thank you for your comments and cross posting. I thought that West Loop and others may be interested but my technical abilities do not span to that.

    I also feel a bit helpless in providing advice to avoid having your car broken into if you lock it, park it under lights, do not leave anything visible or of value within it.

  • The rear covered spare was taken from my car in the 0-100 block of North Elizabeth Street last Sunday between 10PM and 7 AM

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Sep 19

Updated 4 days ago

Scam Alert

Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for...

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Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I wrote and posted these but for some very odd reason Every Block deleted them- So I am re-posting again

1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for a reasonable cost.

3. a duo (usually) rings your bee-and wants to show you how you are being ripped off by Com Ed and Peoples Gas. They show you copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas "bills" and how they can beat the prices you currently pay by signing on with their third party provider.

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    I meant "ring your bell"---sorry.

  • Thank you for the heads up!

  • gloriaartist 51 year EGP Resident

    Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I am re-posting again

    1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

    2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on...

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    Three scams are currently back on in a big way. I am re-posting again

    1. a man (or a group of two) will come by your car-examine it for dents and claim to be able to repair it on the spot

    2. A "roofer' stops by-claiming he noticed damage on your roof that can cause immediate problems and offers to repair it right then-for a reasonable cost.

    3. a duo (usually) rings your bell-and wants to show you how you are being ripped off by Com Ed and Peoples Gas. They show you copies of Com Ed and Peoples Gas "bills" and how they can beat the prices you currently pay by signing on with their third party provider.

4 days ago

4th Annual West Town Art Walk at Tarnish Featuring the Photography of Cormac Kehoe

Stop by shops up and down Chicago Ave. Friday Oct. 3 from 5pm - 9pm or Sat. Oct. 4th and enjoy a beverage while checking out featured artists along the way.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1510619145845565/1510619825845497/?ref=notif&notif_t=like

Sep 22

Updated 5 days ago

Stray sick cat on 1500 block of Superior

I saw a very skinny dark tabby in front of 1511 W. Superior around 12:00pm today. The cat was wearing a pink studded collar, and had a tag around it's neck. The cat was very thin, and (this is gross) was taking a dump, and again, this cat is very sick and malnourished. (I wouldn't post this if the cat looked healthy.) It was pretty friendly and started to come to me so I could check its tags but a truck drove by and scared it off. It ran behind 1513 W. Superior. Sorry if this is a neighborhood cat and a worthless post. But if it is a neighborhood kitty, it needs to go to the vet!

  • Katie Karp Digital content producer, proud West Town resident

    Hi Piper, our neighbors have been posting signs for their lost tabby. Could this have been the cat you saw? http://chicago.everyblock.com/pets/sep18-missing-brown-tabby-cat-thor-male-nutered-4-6395490/

  • Hi Katie,
    I got my hopes up for a second there, but then I saw pics of the kitty and that it just escaped on the 18th. This cat was rail thin and has obviously been on the street for weeks. I am going to just be safe and send her an email. Thank you so much for helping out!

  • Katie Karp Digital content producer, proud West Town resident

    Of course! We're cats owners too so it's heartbreaking to see them missing their little guy. Take care!

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Sep 20

Updated 6 days ago

12:22 am - 9/20/12: 3 shots

Audible from near Race and Damen, but no idea about direction. I haven't heard any sirens yet, and I'm not exactly standing in the window to look out to see what might be going on.

  • Closer to damen and madison

  • Well, there is one less drug dealer on the street after the cops shot the dealer who tried run over a gang enforcement officer last week.

    This incident also is proof that the police are arresting dealers in the area.

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Sep 17

Updated Sep 22

Robbery at gunpoint 2100 block Erie

My neighbor was robbed at 10pm tonight at gunpoint while pulling into the garage.

2 African American males (20-25yo one with an Afro) approached him after he pulled into the garage, ordered him out if the car and onto his knees facing the wall as they rummaged through the car and took his wallet, watch and cell phone.

Be aware at night everyone, especially in the alleys. These types of robberies seem to come in waves.

  • Chuck T Battling the dummies

    What was the address, 2100 what? Were the police called? Please provide additional information. This is my block and I work nights. Thank you.

  • Exact address should not be posted online.

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Updated Sep 22

Are you interested in playing fall basketball at Smith Park?

Smith Park is still looking for boys or girls between the ages of 13-17 to play in the fall basketball league on Saturday afternoons. Practice and games will be held in the Smith Park gym. If anyone has a child, friend or relative who may be interested in playing fall basketball, please contact Frank at 312-742-7534. The cost is $35. Season will end mid-December. You do not need to live in the West Town Community to play.

Smith Park
2526 West Grand Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

smithparkadvisorycouncil.org

This is Frank below, thank you for all your support! :)

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Sep 21

AAHH! Fest @ Union Park

AAHH! Fest is today in Union Park, at Lake and Ashland. The community stage, featuring local acts curated by Rhymefest, runs from 10am to 1pm and...

Sep 20

Fulton Market Innovation District Land Use Plan: May 21 Open House

On May 21 at the Union Park Field House (1501 W. Randolph St.), the City of Chicago will host an Open House around its updated Fulton Randolph Market...

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