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Local group seeks other Community Activists who want to help end violence

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side. They are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

They host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider contributing to their efforts!

Info: http://on.fb.me/1s68Iwo & http://bit.ly/1j7EsZE

  • Hello, I emailed them to find out when they would be having the next meeting and heard nothing. Please advise.

  • Hello! My sincere apologies. We host our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm SHARP at 4540 West Washington, Blvd. in Chicago. Therefor, the next meeting will be September 8th. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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Join us in our mission of creating a safe, drug-free community!

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses, are dedicated to improving the quality of life on the West Side community. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and ending youth violence.

We host monthly Community Empowerment forums, that are welcome to the public.

Please consider joining us in our efforts!

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Westside Girl kipnapped on Kedzie

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Bus Stop, East Garfield Park, escape, Kedzie Avenue, kidnapping, West Side

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting...

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    In East side and North side neighborhoods kids are safe enough that they can walk to/from school safely. It is only in neighborhoods where policing is poor that parent's have to walk their kids to school because of the crime/gang/drug problems.

    This is a policing issue not a good parenting issue. Why should parents in our neighborhood have to walk the kids when parents in other neighborhoods don't even have to worry that something might happen to their kids.

    I am not going to let my neighbors take the brunt of blame for bad things happening here. There is plenty to go around for everyone. If everyone just did a little more to care and learn the right moves...we could have better progress.

    Currently there are very few that go to the records, look, study, make a plan...and get positive things to happen.

    So who is the problem? The liquor seller or the liquor user? The drug seller or the drug user? Racism is a bad thing all the way around.

    There would be NO STORES at all here if some one didn't come and open a business. Blacks don't open business, whites don't open business...who is left? Some immigrant that had a harder time in the country they left that we bombed...than they have dealing with gang/drug people in our neighborhood.

    Remember...the cost of government spending by city hall is in the billions...maybe 6 billion. Where is our fair share? Where are the jobs? Where is the Safety? Where is the GOOD education for our kids...Where is the economic development?

    We didn't get our share. Who didn't give it to us...what color were they? What color were the politicians?

    A small nobody store owner in our neighborhood didn't deprive us of anything. It was our government that failed us; that is who to blame.

  • MCBratcher Resident

    Most importantly, the girl was able to escape! That's an answer to prayer!

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5 Dead, 42 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The boy’s father, 26-year-old James Jenkins, was charged and ordered held on $500,00 bond Sunday for owning the gun that either the 3-year-old or a sibling accidentally discharged at a home in the 4300 block of West Monroe, prosecutors said.

Andre Byrd, 33, was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene at 2:15 a.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Byrd lived in the 200 block of North Kolin, authorities said.

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A 14-year-old boy was in the 1100 block of North Leclaire at 2:52 p.m. when two males approached him, police said. One of the males was armed and fired shots at the boy, striking him in the back. The two then got in to a dark Infiniti and drove off, police said.

The 16-year-old was talking to friends on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of South Marshall a few minutes before 6 a.m. when two people walked up, shouted gang slogans and opened fire, police said.

The teen, identified as Victor Martinon, was shot twice in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:24 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He lived in the 2300 block of South Trumbull. Police said the boy was 17.

Quentin Graham, 40, was sitting on a porch in the 800 block of West 50th Place when a light-colored vehicle pulled up, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. As the man walked up to the vehicle, someone inside fired shots, striking him in the chest, police said.

Graham, of the 700 block of West 50th Place, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:29 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The men were inside the lounge in the 8300 block of South Halsted about 2:40 a.m. Sunday when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots into the club, police said.

The three were at a backyard party in the 5000 block of West Potomac about 2 a.m. when someone came out of an alley and fired multiple shots, police said.

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James J. Jenkins charged in connection with shooting of 3-year-old

...owner of the handgun used in the accidental shooting of the boy Friday in the 4300-block of W. Madison Street in the city's West Side, officials said.The boy was shot in the head...

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