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Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend

The shooting took place May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A. Colon, wasn’t arrested until Saturday afternoon in suburban Harwood Heights, authorities said.

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Colon, of the 3100 block of West Cullom Avenue, was later charged with attempted first-degree murder, police said.

    Bail denied for man accused of shooting childhood friend
    A judge denied bail on Sunday for a man accused of opening fire on a childhood friend after he accused the man of having an affair with the mother of his children, according to prosecutors. The shooting took place on May 26 in the 6100 block of Grace Street in the Portage Park neighborhood, but the alleged gunman, Miguel A.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

45 hours ago

Updated 23 min ago

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill

Obama-Land Fiasco Worsens - Chicago Taxpayers Now Face $224 Million Bill
Authored by Mark Glennon via Wirepoints.com, The taxpayer bill for the Obama Center to be built on Chicago's Southside now appears to be $224 million, not $172 million as initially reported, and it's certainly not privately funded as initially promised.
https://www.zerohedge.com

  • NW-Sider..If that $224 is to be believed; that's almost a 33% increase , and nothing has been built yet

  • Where are "Friends of the Parks" on this? They usually oppose (rightfully) taking one square inch of parkland.

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14-year-old screams as he's carried to safety after shooting

Earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm by someone on foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

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A police officer looks at an evidence marker after two people were shot on June 19, 2018 in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street.

The 24-year-old man was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street in the South Side neighborhood when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

Most recently, a 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was on foot when he heard gunshots and realized he had been hit.

She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away and realized she had been hit.

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers.

    2 wounded in city shootings Tuesday, including teen boy
    A teenage boy was shot in the groin, and another male was shot in the back in separate attacks Tuesday in Chicago, police said. The boy, 17, was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood on the West Side around 5 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

Updated 51 min ago

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Po...

Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers will present. - 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail along Milwaukee Ave. and Irving Park Rd. - Aldi is committed as the anchor to the retail space - 265 residential, senior living units: 86 independent, 141 assisted, and 38 memory care - 237 parking spaces: 165 covered and 72 open air - Two public plazas along Milwaukee Ave. - A pedestrian connection between Milwaukee and Irving Park The plan adheres to the Six Corners Master Plan by activating underutilized land for private and public use. Retail and residential mixed-use development is a cornerstone of the redevelopment goals within the plan. I hope you will join me on Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 pm at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee, to learn more.

    Alderman John Arena
    Ahead of this week's public meeting on The Point, I wanted to answer some frequently asked questions my office has received about the proposal. Below is a bullet-pointed list of what the developers...
    https://www.facebook.com

  • Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not...

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    Ok. I can admit I'm not an expert on senior or assisted living housing. That being said, why is this dedicated to anything like that? Why can't it just be apartments/townhomes for 'people'? My parents, who are 70 in October, stay out later than me. So I guess that's not my real point. I'm just so sick of Aldermen and developers doing these restricted buildings because they get money. That's it! It's the only reason. Why can't I live there if I want? It's because by doing this setup they get to pay less taxes and somebody's family member gets rich.

  • Botkin Kinch: the knife-blade

    Hoping for a civil community meeting tonight.

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Man shot while riding bike on Irving Park and Mango

Anyone knows more details about this incident?

  • It's so nice to see that the mayor is diversifying crime areas.

  • Denise M Seasoned dog owner

    "Earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot in the arm by someone on foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said." nothing more than this quote

25 hours ago

Updated 5 hours ago

Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home

...foot while he was riding a bicycle around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of North Mango Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. He went to Community...

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Minutes earlier, Edwards had let an 18-year-old woman he knew use his bathroom while her friends waited on the porch in the 4000 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Nino Penaloza, 24, was walking in the 5000 block of South Wood Street, where he lived, when he was shot around 9:40 p.m. Tuesday by someone who came from behind with his face covered, police said.

A 28-year-old man was grazed in the hip around 12:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of West 15th Street in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

...Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. She was on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Harrison Street when she saw people shooting from four to five blocks away. She was taken to...

In another West Side shooting, a 17-year-old boy was in the 2400 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood around 5 p.m. when someone began chasing him and fired shots, he told officers. The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was stabilized.

    Bleeding and crying in pain, 14-year-old boy is carried to safety in neighbor's home
    The 14-year-old boy was bleeding and yelling in pain as Dennis Edwards and two other people carried the teen into the nearest home after a passing SUV fired on a group of teenagers Tuesday night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    Free games not with a 22 trillion dollar deficit.

  • Erik Pep --R U talking from personal expierance or most what u have seen in movies??Movies R safer

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Alderman Gilbert Villegas added 2 new photos....

I am excited about this proposed development, but we make all the big decisions together. Please join me at Community First Medical Center on June 28th to get all the details on the project proposed at 3648 N. Central Ave. #YourVoiceOurCommitment

    Alderman Gilbert Villegas
    Alderman Gilbert Villegas added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

  • Three stories is actually a reasonable height. Unlike the 10 story buildings other alderman think belong in areas with single family homes, two and three flats.

  • Eric Pepeson NW sider, modern conservative

    I grew up right there. The Addison Steakhouse was good until it closed.

2 days ago

Updated 29 hours ago

http://nadignewspapers.com/2018/05/25/committee-honors-man-for-his-bravery-hears-report-on-gunsh

Wow! Gang activity in both Dickinson and Jefferson Parks.

Gang-related drive-by shooting at 2:45 in the afternoon in front of the Jefferson Park CTA terminal.

Reelect John Arena for 45th Ward alderman 😱😩🤕😲

31 hours ago

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SECOND FLOOR ADDITION AND 2 STORY REAR FRAME ADDITION TO EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE. INTERIOR REMODELING, NEW 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE, NEW REAR WOOD DECK AND 6' HEIGHT WOOD FENCE.

    5808 W. Waveland Ave. Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

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