17 hours ago

16-year-old girl missing from Bronzeville since April

Daquata Shannon, 16, was last seen April 4 in the 500 block of East 50th Place, according to Chicago police. Police said she was reported missing April 6.

She is known to frequent the area of 56th Street and Emerald Avenue, police said. She is black with brown eyes and black hair, about 4 feet, 9 inches tall and 150 pounds, according to police. She has been reported missing before.

    16-year-old girl missing from Bronzeville since April
    A 16-year-old girl has been missing since April from the South Side's Bronzeville neighborhood, and police are asking for help finding her. Daquata Shannon, 16, was last seen April 4 in the 500 block of East 50th Place, according to Chicago police. Police said she was reported missing April 6.
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3 days ago

Openly gay boxer to visit Chicago for Pride, Puerto Rican parades

The People’s Puerto Rican Parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Division Street and Western Avenue. The Chicago Pride Parade starts at noon June 24 at Montrose Avenue and North Broadway.

The People’s Puerto Rican Parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Division Street and Western Avenue. The Chicago Pride Parade starts at noon June 24 at Montrose Avenue and North Broadway.

    Openly gay boxer to visit Chicago for Pride, Puerto Rican parades
    He's a legendary professional boxer, but Orlando "El Fenomeno" Cruz has also made a name for himself as the first openly gay man in the sport. That's why officials in Chicago decided to honor him at two of the city's biggest summer events: Saturday's Puerto Rican People's Parade in Humboldt Park and, a week later, the Chicago Pride Parade that travels from Buena Park to Lakeview.
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3 days ago

Top cop Eddie Johnson under oath: 'Never heard an officer talk about code of silence'

...and his partner responded to 911 calls about a disturbance at the apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where LeGrier was staying with his father. LeGrier, apparently plagued by mental health problems, had...

    Top cop Eddie Johnson under oath: 'Never heard an officer talk about code of silence'
    Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recently said under oath that he was unaware of any "code of silence" in his department that shields officers from the consequences of misconduct. Johnson offered that assessment during a deposition in lawsuits stemming from Officer Robert Rialmo's December 2015 shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones.
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3 days ago

Father's Day weekend will be dangerously hot, meteorologists warn

The city is keeping the Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie Ave. on the West Side open as a cooling center for 24 hours over the weekend. People seeking shelter can also find cooling centers at public libraries or police stations during excessive heat, or at the city’s 21 senior centers.

    Father's Day weekend will be dangerously hot, meteorologists warn
    In true summer fashion, a heat wave is expected to bring temperatures nearing triple digits and a brutal dose of humidity over a sunny Father's Day weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Anticipating highs up to 97 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for Cook County between Saturday morning and Monday evening.
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4 days ago

Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge

Federal agents discovered the ledgers when they searched the Modugumudis’ apartment in the 5700 block of West Belden Avenue in February, according to the complaint. They also found more than 70 condoms divided up into “multiple Ziplock bags.”

    Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge
    The young Indian actress arrived at O'Hare International Airport last Christmas Eve on a flight from Abu Dhabi. Carrying a temporary visa, she told customs agents she had come to the U.S. to attend an Indian association event at the behest of her manager and would be staying only a couple weeks.
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5 days ago

As the number of carjackings in Chicago rises, so has the number of juvenile suspects arrested for it

“The kids have become enlightened to the consequences,” said Judge Michael Toomin, who presides over the county’s juvenile justice system after many years on the bench at the main criminal courthouse for adults at 26th Street and California Avenue.

    As the number of carjackings in Chicago rises, so has the number of juvenile suspects arrested for it
    Two summers ago when he was 16, the South Side teen carjacked a motorist at a gas station in Chicago's Back of the Yards neighborhood, speeding away in the 2009 Kia Rondo. Now 18, he told a Chicago Tribune reporter that he considers cars to be status symbols.
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6 days ago

Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying during violent Father's Day weekend

Torres, of the 3000 block of South Kenneth Avenue, faced charges connected to the June 2013 shooting death of Ricardo Herrera, authorities said.

Authorities linked Torres--who had only a minor criminal record at the time--to the June, 15, 2013 attack in which a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire on Herrera as he spoke with two other people in the 2500 block of South Ridgeway Avenue.

    Man convicted in 2013 Little Village slaying during violent Father's Day weekend
    A jury on Monday convicted a Little Village man in the 2013 shooting death of a 21-year-old man during a violent Father's Day weekend. Cesar Torres, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder in a trial before Associate Judge Alfredo Maldonado at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
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Jun 08

Chicago tentatively settles lawsuit over police shooting of bystander killed when cop fired at bat-wielding teen

...his partner responded to 911 calls about a domestic disturbance at an apartment in the 4700 block of West Erie Street where LeGrier was staying with his father. LeGrier, apparently suffering from mental health problems, had...

    Chicago tentatively settles lawsuit over police shooting of bystander killed when cop fired at bat-wielding teen
    The city of Chicago has tentatively settled a lawsuit by the family of an innocent bystander who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer as he opened fire at a teen carrying a baseball bat. The proposed settlement with the family of Bettie Jones came days before the lawsuit was to go to trial at the Daley Center courthouse.
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Jun 07

Updated Jun 08

Tense confrontations after man is shot and killed by police in Bronzeville

The department released no other details, including whether there was an exchange of gunfire and how many shots were fired. It said a weapon was recovered at the scene in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue..

Frederick Hill, who lives in the area, said he was walking to the liquor store at 47th Street and Indiana Avenue when he saw paramedics loading a man into an ambulance.

    Man fatally shot by police after 'armed confrontation' in Bronzeville: police
    A man was shot and killed by police Wednesday night after an "armed confrontation" on the South Side, Chicago police said. Officers were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood around 8:10 p.m., according to Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto.
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Jun 08

In hopes of stopping bloodshed, a multimillion-dollar effort is providing jobs, therapy to city's most violent

...day but instead had to catch the bus to go to the branch courthouse at Grand and Central avenues on Chicago’s Northwest Side. He faced a hearing on a misdemeanor charge for...

The occasional high-pitched squawk of a rooster from a nearby homeowner’s coop was a surprising but not unpleasant interruption as Givens and a handful of others collected trash from a vacant lot at 50th and Ada streets.

    In hopes of stopping bloodshed, a multimillion-dollar effort is providing jobs, therapy to city's most violent
    The brakes of the No. 52 Kedzie bus groaned to a stop about 8:30 a.m., and the doors swooshed open. Corey Givens hopped on and settled into the middle of the bus, holding his backpack as he looked out the window.
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Jun 07

Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption

Friday through Sunday, the fundraiser will be at the Latin Patio Restaurant at 3115 N. Central Ave. in Chicago. There will be food, raffles and games, said Pena, who is treasurer of the Guatemalan society. More information can be found on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

In addition to money, the group also will be accepting items such as first aid kits, bandages, burn cream and more at the event and at a donation center at 2815 W. Montrose Ave., Pena said.

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Donations will be accepted at Oliva’s business, San Jose Automotive Center, at 3749 W. North Ave. People can drop off gently used clothes, canned goods, flashlights, sleeping bags and more from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Donations will also be accepted through Wednesday at the New Life Community Church in Portage Park at 5700 W. Berteau Ave., according to its website.

    Chicago's Guatemalan community organizing, offering advice on how to help after deadly volcano eruption
    Billy Munoz's flight was one of the very last ones out of the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City before clouds of ash filled the sky. He had been attending a seminar for his job as the Guatemalan Consulate General in Chicago, and was waiting for his flight back Sunday when he heard the news: the Volcano of Fire had erupted.
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Jun 05

Controversial ex-Chicago cop expected to take the Fifth at trial over wrongful conviction

Valentin, a member of the Campbell Boys street gang, was shot 10 times on the afternoon of Aug. 27, 1988, while sitting in a car in an alley behind the 3300 block of West Cortland Street. He died from his wounds 18 days later, according to the court records.

    Controversial ex-Chicago cop expected to take the Fifth at trial over wrongful conviction
    The murder of 16-year-old Felix Valentin on a sweltering afternoon in 1988 barely caused a ripple amid a summer of rising gang violence on Chicago's West Side.
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Jun 04

First responders from around state, country attend firefighter's funeral: 'We all know we have each other’s backs'

Dozens of Chicago Police and Fire department vehicles gathered Monday outside St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, at 7740 S. Western Ave., where trees wore red ribbons tied in bows, and a sign read, “Let a perpetual light shine upon firefighter Juan Bucio.”

    Mourners gather to remember firefighter who died trying to rescue boater
    One week after Chicago Fire Department diver Juan Bucio plunged into the Chicago River to try to save a man who had fallen off a boat, mourners gathered to remember him. Dozens of Chicago Police and Fire department vehicles gathered outside St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel at 7740 S.
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Jun 01

Life in prison for Black Souls gang leaders convicted in Cook County's first test of state RICO law

A few months later, Snulligan was shot in the back of the head near the corner of Madison Street and Pulaski Road in Black Souls territory. Prosecutors alleged Spears was the gunman.

Prosecutors said the Black Souls operated its drug empire near Monroe Street and Pulaski Road in the West Garfield Park neighborhood in a fashion similar to a legitimate business, with marketing schemes and employees working in shifts.

    Life in prison for Black Souls gang leaders convicted in Cook County's first test of state RICO law
    In a major test of the state's tough anti-racketeering law, six gang leaders were sentenced to life in prison Friday for running a murderous drug operation on the West Side.
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