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Called A "Serious Danger To The Public" By Feds, Chicago Man's Charged In Lakeview Shooting

...public” is charged with shooting and critically wounding a Lakeview man during a robbery near Belmont and Racine on August 1. And it's the second time he's been charged with a...

    Called A "Serious Danger To The Public" By Feds, Chicago Man's Charged In Lakeview Shooting
    A three-time convicted felon who federal prosecutors called "a serious danger to the public" is charged with shooting and critically wounding a Lakeview man during a robbery near Belmont and Racine on August 1. And it's the second time he's been charged with a shooting someone during a robbery in Chicago!
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

  • They had to bring a federal charge in order to keep him behind bars. Just shows you how weak our Crook County justice system is. Or, as I'm beginning to think, the judges are on the take.

  • Paninaro Systems Admin into Design, Photography and Arch.

    Why is CWB the only source for this? Are other people trying to suppress this information or is crime in WrigleyVille and Boystown just fear mongering?

  • d3 NOH

    Because local mainstream media is selective about what they cover and there's no shortage to choose from

2 days ago

Updated 6 hours ago

Need to Ban BB Guns That Look Exactly Like Real Guns

I lived in Lakeview in the late 1990s, near Shubas.

I'm contacting Chicago City Council members in an effort to ban stores like Walmart from selling near exact look like real guns, BB Guns.

A second young teen was shot to death in Ohio for aiming a BB Gun at police. The BB gun looks exactly like a Glock real gun. I also note that young people are using this BB guns for armed robbers because :

A: the BB...

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I lived in Lakeview in the late 1990s, near Shubas.

I'm contacting Chicago City Council members in an effort to ban stores like Walmart from selling near exact look like real guns, BB Guns.

A second young teen was shot to death in Ohio for aiming a BB Gun at police. The BB gun looks exactly like a Glock real gun. I also note that young people are using this BB guns for armed robbers because :

A: the BB Guns are inexpensive - $30 - $50.

B: If they are caught, it's a BB Gun not a real gun, so not a felony.

Here's what Walmart is selling our youth:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Umarex-40XP-Blowback-BB-Pistol/44689750

Umarex 40XP Blowback BB Pistol - Walmart.com
Buy Umarex 40XP Blowback BB Pistol at Walmart.com
https://www.walmart.com

    Umarex 40XP Blowback BB Pistol - Walmart.com
    Buy Umarex 40XP Blowback BB Pistol at Walmart.com
    https://www.walmart.com
  • I have one of these (bought it in Texas about 20 years ago) - & I remember that when I bought it, I thought "well, here's something I can't buy at home" NOT because it was a BB gun but because it was a lookalike. (Didn't realize BB guns were also banned).

    Aren't lookalike guns already banned in Chicago, too?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Thanks CWB -

    OK, let's just try to see that existing laws against selling and possessing these look a like guns are enforced here in our city. Also work to see that existing laws against carrying hand guns without a concealed carry license are enforced. Homicides in this city are overwhelmingly done by hand guns. Here are the totals

    3182 shot
    551 homicides

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Builders

We are preparing to sale our house in Lakeview. Any advice?

7 hours ago

Weekend picks: Lee DeWyze headlines Furlong Fest

El Famous, TanZen, Contra, Bubbles Erotica, Welp: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Rock. $10-$12. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

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...are always ways to get your hands on a few. At U.S. Cellular Field, 333 W. 35th St., Chicago. chanceraps.com. 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

...per day, which you donate to one of five local charities. At Goose Island Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton, Chicago. $10 suggested donation. (800) 466-7363 or gooseisland.com. 4 to 10 p.m...

Hear some heavenly harmony when the Irish lads of Celtic Thunder perform songs from their two 2016 "Legacy" albums and more on Saturday at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., Chicago. $32.50-$75. (800) 745-3000 or thechicagotheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24

...and James Wintle at several different locations; the Music Institute of Chicago's Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; then at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $26; $23 senior; $10 students...

...Music Institute of Chicago's Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; then at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $26; $23 senior; $10 students. (630) 628-9591 or orionensemble.org. 7:30 p...

Luka at Afterlife, featuring Goodsex, Nikho, Gianni Blu, Brian Boncher, Dr. Drej, Starvincat and Mikey Yellow: 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Annex Nightclub, 1958 W. North Ave., Chicago. House, EDM. Free before midnight. housemusicsavedmylife.com.

    Weekend picks: Lee DeWyze headlines Furlong Fest
    Mount Prospect's "American Idol" Lee DeWyze comes back home to headline Arlington International Racecourse's Furlong Fest. The weekend festival -- which benefits the Autism Society of Illinois -- features food, horse racing (Friday and Saturday only) and a full lineup of music, including Chris Medina and Dennis Florine Saturday; and Trippin' Billies, the Thadeus Project and Mr. Blotto Sunday.
    http://www.dailyherald.com

6 days ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Car Crash

Did anyone see the black suv crash into two parked cars and then flip over in the middle of Belmont east of Broadway yesterday morning around 8:00am? I wanted to know if the driver was ok and how did it happen...

  • Yes, even standing, we need to look both ways! I did not see the car until I heard the crash, I was looking East...

  • krw

    I can't believe this wasn't in the news somewhere. I know it may be minor, compared to what else is going on, but smaller things are always being reported. Yes, we need to all unplug and be aware.

47 hours ago

Updated 9 hours ago

Even with poo tax, pension problems look bleak

An interesting article on the new sewer tax, and the city's ongoing pension funding problems:

https://reason.com/blog/2016/09/22/taxing-water-and-poo-wont-un-screw-chica

    Taxing Human Waste Won't Get Chicago's Pension Fund Out of Deep Doo-Doo
    Residents of Chicago already pay for water and sewer services-like anyone else does. Starting next year, though, they'll be paying an extra 30 percent for the privilege of having indoor plumbing. Draining those dollars out of resident's wallets isn't a response to a sudden increase in the price of water and won't pay for upgrades to the city's sewers.
    http://reason.com
  • The politicians know this. This is all smoke screen. When it really starts hurting taxpayers (we) will leave the city for the nearby suburbs or Indiana. It hasn't really hurt too badly or else you would see a lot of empty vacant apartment buildings.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    I feel the pension system has been used for ???? For way too long and is now a so far out of control it should be bankrupted and kicked to the curb . Let all city and state workers rely on Social Security like the rest of us. Where did...

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    I feel the pension system has been used for ???? For way too long and is now a so far out of control it should be bankrupted and kicked to the curb . Let all city and state workers rely on Social Security like the rest of us. Where did all all the funds go???? Is there an audit available to see where the money has gone and who took it for the last 30 years at the very least ???? Since I'm being ask to re fund this system again with crazy high taxes , I would love to know what happened to the fund over the last 30 years or so . Are any of the funds managers capable of basic math ?

  • Do a little research. The funds were underfunded for decades by politicians who were focused on short term gains and kicked the van down the road. As he pensions are guaranteed by the Illinois constitution, your idea of kicking people off is not legal

12 hours ago

What to Do This Weekend in Chicago

Head over to Wellington and Southport in Lakeview for Oktoberfest Chicago and enjoy the 16th annual St Alphonsus Oktoberfest at West...

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For you literary lovers and those specifically who are fans of Roald Dahl, make your way to the  Roald Dahl Celebration on Sunday, Sept 25 at 2pm at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th) honors the author’s 100th birthday with games and treats inspired by his books and a rhyming contest. 

Get your Oktoberfest on in Chicago this weekend at the Revolution Brewery  Tap Room.  The Oktoberfest Party will be in the back lot held at their state-of-the-art production brewery located at 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.There will be live bands, German cuisine and special tappings. Tickets are $10.

...headliners include Chicago’s own Whitney, Dawes, Beach Slang and Against Me! Goose Island Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton St.; must be 21+; $10 suggested donation...

...in Chicago with their Croatian and Serbian roots. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St.; free tickets available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m...

    What to Do This Weekend in Chicago
    Here are some free and cheap things to do this weekend in Chicago. Come out with friends and family and enjoy the FREE 2016 Hyde Park Jazz Festival, which runs Sept. 24-25, 2016 and features artist Randy Weston performing a 90th birthday solo at Rockefeller Chapel in Chicago.
    http://chicagofree.info

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION AND DE-CONVERSION OF EXISTING 3 DU BUILDING INTO SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE + NEW 2 STORY & BASEMENT REAR ADDITION + 3RD FLOOR ADDITION + NEW DETACHED FRAME GARAGE PER PLANS.

    1330 W. Newport Ave. Issued September 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT 3 STORY 4 D.U. BUILDING (3B CONSTRUCTION) WITH DETACHED 4 CAR GARAGE (3B CONSTRUCTION), 6' HIGH 7'-6" BY 3'-6" MASONRY TRASH ENCLOSURE (3B CONSTRUCTION) AS PER PLAN.(conditional permit subject to field inspections)

    1751 W. Roscoe St. Issued September 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    B1-2: A2-MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING: REPLACE (2) EXISTING OPEN WOOD 3-STORY REAR PORCHES, SAME SIZE, SAME LOCATION.

    1608 W. Byron St. Issued September 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 11/22/2016 ERECTION STARTS: 9/22/2016, ERECTION ENDS: 9/25/2016. SELF CERT TENT - 3 DAY EVENT (9/23-25/16), ERECT ONE (1) 60 X 120 POLE TENT. ** SELF CERTIFIED TENT ** CONDITIONAL APPROVAL ** SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION ** AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED.

    1429 W. Wellington Ave. Issued September 22, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPLACE ROOFS ON (1) BUILDING (NO STRUCTURAL WORK)- ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING; SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS

    1720 W. Addison St. Issued September 22, 2016 Comment
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