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Shootings in Englewood, Lawndale leave 7 wounded

About 8:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot on the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue, said Sweeney, citing preliminary information. The boy suffered a wound to his left arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, said Sweeney.

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A 25-year-old man was wounded in the most recent shooting, in the 5900 block of South Winchester Avenue about 12:30 a.m. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital with a leg wound that he is expected to recover from, police said.

Three people were shot about 9:30 p.m. on the 6900 block of South Throop Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. A 25-year...

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Teenager shot in North Lawndale

A teenager was shot Thursday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The 16-year-old boy was riding a bicycle about 8:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lawndale, when someone walked up and opened fire, police said. He was shot in the left arm and grazed in the leg, and taken

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4 wounded in separate shootings on South, West sides

About 8:15 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot on the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue, said Sweeney, citing preliminary information.

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The latest shooting happened about 9:30 p.m. on the 6900 block of South Throop Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. At least three...

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Teen Shot In North Lawndale

The male, whose exact age was not immediately known, was shot in the left arm about 8:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lawndale, police said, citing preliminary information.

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  • Indoor Recess and Social Learning

    Mr. Rosiejka is asking for $250.40:
    My students need board games to promote social-emotional learning, opportunities for cooperation, and resources for indoor recess.
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Join Me at the City Club of Chicago

I will be on a panel with Carlos Azcoitia, Member of the Chicago Board of Education, Carol R. Caref, Area A Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union and Andrea Zopp, Member of the Chicago Board of Education at the City Club of Chicago on my birthday, October 23, 2014. The event will go from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Chicago's website has not yet been updated to reflect the event, but typically, there is a...

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I will be on a panel with Carlos Azcoitia, Member of the Chicago Board of Education, Carol R. Caref, Area A Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Union and Andrea Zopp, Member of the Chicago Board of Education at the City Club of Chicago on my birthday, October 23, 2014. The event will go from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The City Club of Chicago's website has not yet been updated to reflect the event, but typically, there is a reception and luncheon, and the cost is $45.00. We will discuss school closings in Chicago. My focus will be the impact on North Lawndale and similar communities. Andrea Zopp and Carlos Azcoitia will share their perspectives as members of the Chicago Board of Education, and Carol R. Caref will share some of the findings of CTU's research on the impacts of school closings. I will share more information as I get it. This will be a very lively discussion, and I encourage you to attend if you can.

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

  • Do You See What I See?

    Ms. McMillion is asking for $441.28:
    My students need a projector to have the opportunity to view media.
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  • Supplies for Students

    Ms. Alekic is asking for $549.74:
    My students need school supplies including a pencil sharpener, a laminating machine, pencils, binders, dry erase markers and more.
    Dvorak Tech Academy Elementary School Comment

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29 Shot in Spate of Weekend Chicago Violence

About 15 minutes earlier, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The teen boy and his brother were involved in an argument...

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Police were responding to a report of a person shot in the 900 block of North Karlov Avenue and found the teen on the sidewalk. He was transported in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said three people were driving in the 2300 block of North Springfield Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired into the vehicle. The vehicle then crashed into several other parked cars on the street.

The man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the 3500 block of South Indiana at around 11:35 p.m.

Around 4:35 a.m., police said a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot during a possible drive-by in the 2900 block of North Kimball Avenue. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition but was not cooperating with police.

...the South Chicago neighborhood. Police said the group was standing on the sidewalk in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue when three men approached on foot and fired shots at them. A 15-year-old...

A 24-year-old man was shot multiple times just before 2 a.m. in the 8700 block of South Union Avenue. The man suffered multiple wounds to both legs and his buttocks and was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

Just before 1 a.m., police said a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 6300 block of South Albany Avenue. The man told police he was walking when he “heard shots and felt pain.” He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

...a possible drive-by shooting in the Washington Park neighborhood. The teen was walking near 51st Street and Wabash Avenue when shots were fired from an occupant in a passing light-colored vehicle, police said...

A few minutes after 11 p.m. two women were shot in the 2400 block of West Adams Street. The women were at an outdoor party when they “heard shots and felt pain.” A...

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the side while standing outside in the 500 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot in a possible drive-by shooting the 8500 block of South Exchange Avenue. The teen was taken to Trinity Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to the arm and back.

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Northwest Side Shootings Leave 3 Dead; At Least 15 Others Shot Citywide

The incident occurred in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue, police said.

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• Around 2 a.m., four people were shot in the 7900 block of South Merrill Avenue in South Shore, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

The man, 24, was outside in the 8700 block of South Union Avenue when someone approached on foot and fired multiple shots, striking him in both of his legs and his buttocks, Greer said.

• Around 12:50 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in his leg in the 6300 block of South Albany Avenue in Marquette Park.

The boy, 16, was walking in the 5100 block of South Wabash Avenue when he was struck by shots from a passing light-colored car, Greer said. 

The women, ages 41 and 45, were at an outdoor party in the 2400 block of West Adams Street when they heard shots and felt pain, Greer said.

The boy was walking in the 3700 block of South Wabash Avenue when a light-colored car pulled up and someone from within the car opened fire, striking him in his buttocks, Greer said.

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13-year-old shot during fight on West Side

A 13-year-old boy was shot during a gang-related fight Saturday night in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The teen and his brother got into a fight with three people in the 1300 block of South Avers about 10:45 p.m. when someone pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said. The boy was shot in the

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

  • If at First You Don't Succeed, "Wipe" it Off and Try Again

    Ms. Rutter is asking for $565.47:
    My students need white boards, dry erase markers, and an easel so they can learn and practice with the teacher (me)!
    Dvorak Tech Academy Elementary School Comment
  • Literacy Center Supplies

    Ms. Hamilton is asking for $306.87:
    My students need one Best-Buy Listening Center, one set of Children's Timers, Fill-In-The-Blank Addition & Subtraction, Lowercase and Uppercase Stamps, and Mini Rainbow Sentence Strips.
    Herzl Elementary School Comment
  • Pro-Learning Coping Mechanisms!

    Ms. Gallagher is asking for $498.81:
    My students need sensory objects such as a four wrap vests, four Desk-er-cisers, and fidgets to help them stay focused, on task, and calm in our learning environment.
    Herzl Elementary School Comment

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  • Books to Grow Good Readers

    Ms. Dennis is asking for $1092.09:
    My students need high-interest leveled reading books that can be used for guided reading, independent reading, read alouds, etc.
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  • The Quest for Academic Success

    Ms. Walter is asking for $513.48:
    My students need chart paper, basic school supplies, cleaning supplies, and organization supplies.
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