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10 people shot, 1 fatally, in 6 hours in Chicago

The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he’d been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to police.

Police had not yet taped off the crime scene on Mozart Street north of Roosevelt Road when minutes later, less than 2 miles away in East Garfield Park, a shooter came...

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...in the back of a 20-year-old man sitting on a porch in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street...

...22. He was shot in the back multiple times while in a car near the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police...

...the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police said. Another person at the gas station called 911. Medics took the man to...

About 11:15 p.m. Friday in South Austin, three people walked up to a a 26-year-old man walking in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place; at least one of them shot at the man, hitting him in the lower backside and arms, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

...12:35 a.m. Saturday in Lawndale, a 20-year-old man walking in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street was shot when two people came out from a gangway. The man was hit in...

Just after 1:45 a.m. in South Austin, a 61-year-old man walking in the 100 block of South Waller Avenue was the unintended target of another shooting, police said. The man did not see who fired the shots, and was hit in the ankle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

...year-old man realized he’d been shot in the arm while driving in the 2900 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He didn’t see where the gunshots came from, but suddenly experienced pain...

About 2:10 a.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 46-year-old man standing in an alley in the 400 block of East Kensington Avenue was shot in the leg by someone inside a vehicle of unknown color and model, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, and was stabilized, police said.

...after 5:15 a.m. in East Garfield Park, two men were shot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue. A 21-year-old man was shot in the mouth and got himself to Mount...

    10 shot in 6 hours in Chicago
    The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he'd been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
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  • Federal Law (Some states have additional restrictions)
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/whom-may-unlicensed-person-transfer-firearms-under-gca

    To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?

    A person may transfer a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his or her State, provided the transferor does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the transferee is prohibited...

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    Federal Law (Some states have additional restrictions)
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/whom-may-unlicensed-person-transfer-firearms-under-gca

    To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?

    A person may transfer a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his or her State, provided the transferor does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. There may be State laws that regulate intrastate firearm transactions. A person considering transferring a firearm should contact his or her State Attorney General’s Office to inquire about the laws and possible State or local restrictions.

    Generally, for a person to lawfully transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person who resides out of State, the firearm must be shipped to a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) within the transferee’s State of residence. The transferee may then receive the firearm from the FFL upon completion of an ATF Form 4473 and a NICS background check.

    A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he or she or she does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. Another exception is provided for transfers of firearms to nonresidents to carry out a lawful bequest or acquisition by intestate succession. This exception would authorize the transfer of a firearm to a nonresident who inherits a firearm under the will of a decedent.

    A person may transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

    [18 U.S.C 922(a)(5) and 922(d); 27 CFR 478.30, 478.32]

  • Notice there is no exception for gun shows, it doesn't matter if it is a long gun or a pistol. The residency of the buyer and seller are what is important. Bottom line is Federal Law says that no background check is needed when the private sale or gift is...

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    Notice there is no exception for gun shows, it doesn't matter if it is a long gun or a pistol. The residency of the buyer and seller are what is important. Bottom line is Federal Law says that no background check is needed when the private sale or gift is to another resident of the state that the seller/gift giver resides in. If someone in Indiana is selling guns to residents of other states without going through an FFL, then they have violated Federal Laws! The law is there but as we all know, criminals don't follow the laws. Arrest and prosecute the violators to the fullest extent of the law. Additional laws won't change anything and slaps on the wrist for the few that are prosecuted just encourage the law breakers.

    I agree that straw purchasers are a problem. They are a problem in Illinois and Indiana, along with many other states. But why are those convicted of this crime not being punished to the fullest extent of the law? Why does the Cook County Attorney reduce the charges to a lessor offense and give them probation? No law changes are necessary, the laws are there for straw purchasers it is a felony conviction sentence of ten years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. Straw purchasers are a problem in all states and it isn't particular to Illinois or Indiana, however some states aggressively enforce the law. Illinois does NOT.

    All of this goes back to my earlier comments, strictly enforce the law, pursue the crimes and charge every possible charge. If convicted sentence to the maximum punishment allowed. But our current politicians don't have the courage to do any of those. Hold the politicians accountable and vote out all who fail to do the job they are paid to do.

1 hour ago

Pitchfork 2018: Greg Kot picks the best acts to see

The Pitchfork Music Festival is Friday through Sunday at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. A guide to everything you need to know if you go.

    Pitchfork 2018: Greg Kot picks the best acts to see
    This year, Pitchfork's lineup features seven acts from Chicago's current hip-hop and R&B scene, the most ever at the festival. Representing the city and genres on this year's lineup are Kweku Collins, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Noname, Open Mike Eagle, Ravyn Lenae, Saba and Smino.
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2 hours ago

Kellogg CEO buys Lincoln Park mansion for $5.625 million, joining other Kellogg execs with Chicago homes

Billionaire Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest man, paid $58.75 million in November for the top four floors in the recently completed Near North condominium building at 9 W. Walton St., known as No. 9 Walton. Here's a look at the building.

    Kellogg CEO buys Lincoln Park mansion for $5.625 million, joining other Kellogg execs with Chicago homes
    Kellogg Co. Chairman and CEO Steven Cahillane has become the latest head of a large American consumer products company to buy a mansion in Lincoln Park, paying $5.625 million in May for a five-bedroom, 7,800-square-foot limestone and brick home. He is also the latest senior executive at Kellogg to buy in the Chicago area.
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3 days ago

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Man fatally shot by police identified; additional protests planned

Harith Augustus, 37, of the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital at 5:50 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is to be performed Sunday.

Augustus was shot during a confrontation with officers about 5:30 p.m. at 2098 E. 71st St. in the South Shore neighborhood, near where he worked at a barbershop, according to friend Antoine Howell, 42.

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"If it's a justified shooting, just release it to us," Calloway said outside headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue. "As of now the tensions are high," he added, bashing police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

    Man fatally shot by police identified; additional protests planned
    The medical examiner's office on Sunday identified the man who was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Saturday night, sparking protests and outrage in South Shore. Harith Augustus, 37, of the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Jackson Park Hospital at 5:50 p.m.
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4 hours ago

Baderbrau heads to auction as brewery is sold off piece by piece

The online auction of 152 items from the brewery at 2515 S. Wabash Ave. was posted this week and runs through Aug. 1, handled by Northfield-based Solid Resources LLC. The brewery’s intellectual property is also for sale.

    Baderbrau heads to auction as brewery is sold off piece by piece
    Baderbrau Brewing is up for auction, piece by piece - from a $5 starting bid on a filing cabinet to a $9,000 starting bid on a canning line, and most everything between. The online auction of 152 items from the brewery at 2515 S. Wabash Ave. was posted this week and runs through Aug.
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6 hours ago

Downtown Hinsdale business owners have 60 days to object to special tax for parking deck

Chris Lekatsos, who owns the building at 39 S. Washington, said getting more parking for the downtown was long overdue, but he did not know about the special taxing area until he received the village’s notice about the public hearing.

    Downtown Hinsdale business owners have 60 days to object to special tax for parking deck
    The clock has started on the opportunity for Hinsdale commercial property owners to object to paying extra taxes specifically to help fund the parking garage that will be built as part of the Hinsdale Middle School construction. Only a few people spoke in opposition to the plan at a public hearing Tuesday.
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7 hours ago

Ranking all 30 MLB ballpark neighborhoods

...beer — it’s all good. If only the Cubs were able to replicate it on Sheffield and Waveland...

    Ranking all 30 MLB ballpark neighborhoods
    Which MLB ballpark neighborhoods are best? We rank all 30. How do Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field rate?
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15 hours ago

Updated 8 hours ago

Indiana man charged with Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual abuse

He’s accused of entering a home in the 400 block of West Belden Avenue about 2:15 a.m. May 27 and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

    Indiana man charged with Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual abuse
    A man from Indianapolis was charged with three felonies in connection with an attack in May in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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11 hours ago

Contemporary home in Lincoln Park: $2.35M

2424 N. Janssen Ave. in Chicago: $2,349,000

    Contemporary home in Lincoln Park: $2.35M
    2424 N. Janssen Ave. in Chicago: $2,349,000 Listed on May 9, 2018 This custom-built home features architectural glass, manganese iron spot brick and limestone, wide plank walnut floors, a floating glass and steel staircase, and Kelly Wearstler wall coverings.
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11 hours ago

'Prison is not where women need to be': All-female task force wants to cut Illinois’ female prison population in half

Monica Cosby, 49, writes a note at her desk during work at the Westside Justice Center in the 600 block of South California Avenue in Chicago on July 10, 2018.

    'Prison is not where women need to be': All-female task force wants to cut Illinois' female prison population in half
    The number of women locked up in Illinois prisons would be cut by as much as half under an ambitious proposal by reform advocates who argue that the corrections system has largely ignored the needs of female inmates, many of whom suffered years of trauma, abuse or poverty before winding up behind bars.
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17 hours ago

Man dead, 2 others wounded in city shootings

A 35-year-old man was shot to death in the 9800 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood. He had been shot in the face, torso and...

    Man dead, 2 others wounded in city shootings
    A man was killed and two others were wounded in separate attacks on the city's South and West sides Tuesday.
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24 hours ago

'Hamilton: The Exhibition' postpones and new details emerge about how long 'Hamilton' (the show) is staying in Chicago

Seller also said that Chicago’s production of “Hamilton” at the CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) would still be running in Chicago when the exhibit opens in April. The show is...

    'Hamilton: The Exhibition' postpones and new details emerge about how long 'Hamilton' (the show) is staying in Chicago
    "Hamilton: The Exhibition," the ambitious, tented attraction that aims to immerse fans of the hit Broadway musical in the life and nonfictional times of its central character, is postponing its debut in Chicago. Instead of bowing in November at Northerly Island, the educational project centered on the legacy of U.S.
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25 hours ago

Al Capone bootleg brewery in South Loop set for demolition

A demolition permit was granted for July 11, giving the building’s current owner permission to demolish buildings in the 2200 block of South Lumber Street, near West Cermak Road and the Chicago River. Sources said the building was set to come down Tuesday.

In 1932, a raid took place at the brewery at 2271-2273 Lumber St., according to an article published by the Tribune at the time. Property records show the building slated for demolition Tuesday at one time had the address of 2271 S. Lumber.

    Al Capone bootleg brewery in Pilsen set for demolition
    Demolition was expected to begin Tuesday on a Pilsen building that records and historic information show once served as a bootleg brewery for Al Capone. A demolition permit was granted for July 11, giving the building's current owner permission to demolish buildings in the 2200 block of South Lumber Street, near West Cermak Road and the Chicago River.
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25 hours ago

Girl rescued from Crystal Lake swim beach, flown to hospital after being found unresponsive

Crystal Lake Police and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue responded to a call of that the 6-year-old child had been found “face down in the water” at about 1 p.m. at the Three Oaks Recreation Area, 5517 Northwest Highway.

    Girl rescued from Crystal Lake swim beach, flown to hospital after being found unresponsive
    A 6-year-old girl was found unresponsive at a swim beach at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake Tuesday. She was flown to a hospital and was said to be in stable condition.
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