7 min ago

2 dead, 9 wounded in Saturday shootings

An 18-year-old woman was shot in the 800 block of East 49th Street just after 9 p.m. Saturday. A witness told police she was shot in the...

Two men and one woman were shot in the 5800 block of South Indiana Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood about 8:35 p.m. A 19-year-old man...

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Around the same time, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the 800 block of West 76th Street in the Gresham neighborhood. She was pronounced dead at the Univeristy of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

A 23-year-old man was shot about 6:05 p.m. in the 300 block of West 113th Street in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the leg.

A man was shot in the Washington Park neighborhood Saturday about 7 a.m. He was in the 5900 block of South Calumet Avenue when someone in a vehicle shot at him. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.

    2 dead, 5 wounded as holiday weekend continues
    Two people were killed and five others have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend started Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. Most recently, a man was shot around 1:30 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood in the 11400 block of South Normal Avenue.
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7 min ago

Man held on $30K, accused of firing shots off Marina City balcony

Joshua Lang, 32, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after several calls of shots fired at Marina City came in. When officers arrived at the building located at 290 N. State St., witnesses told them which apartment the shots were from, police said.

    Man held on $30K, accused of firing shots off Marina City balcony
    A man was ordered held on $30,000 after being accused of firing shots from a balcony at Marina City, officials said. Joshua Lang, 32, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Thursday after several calls of shots fired at Marina City came in. When officers arrived at the building located at 290 N.
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7 hours ago

2 dead, 5 wounded as holiday weekend continues

Additionally, a man was shot by police about 3 a.m. at West Ohio Street and North Lockwood Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood after police said he pointed a gun at officers.

    2 dead, 5 wounded as holiday weekend continues
    Two people were killed and five others have been wounded in shootings since the Memorial Day weekend started Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. Most recently, a man was shot around 1:30 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood in the 11400 block of South Normal Avenue.
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12 hours ago

A boxing club in the basement of a Little Village church offers neighborhood youths 'other options than the streets'

Posters of boxing legends such as Muhammad Ali and Marvin Hagler hang on the walls. Messages such as “Si Se Puede” (“Yes, you can”) and a painting reminding the young fighters not to bottle up their emotions are plastered around the gym at South Millard and West 23rd.

    A boxing club in the basement of a Little Village church offers neighborhood youths 'other options than the streets'
    Every few minutes in the basement of La Villita Community Church, a piercing ring interrupts the sounds of fists hitting punching bags and jump ropes whirling. Young men and a few women trickle through the side door of the brick church after getting buzzed in.
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17 hours ago

At least 2 killed, 4 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins

Most recently, about 5:21 a.m. Saturday, someone inside a vehicle shot a 42-year-old man who was on foot in the 6100 block of West Grace Street in Portage Park. The man was shot in his chest and abdomen and was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, where police said he’s in critical condition.

Officers responding to a call about a person down about 1:25 a.m. Saturday in West Englewood found a man facedown in the 2300 block of West 70th Street. He had been shot in the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He has not been identified.

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...a shooting shortly after 11:35 p.m. Friday. They were standing outside in the 9100 block of South Aberdeen, talking, when two others briefy exchanged words before shooting them, hitting the 36-year-old...

About 5:55 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Noble Square neighborhood inthe 1100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was shot in the arm, and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday police said a 38-year-old man was shot in the back in the Chatham neighborhood about 2:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Evans Avenue. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilzed.

    At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
    At least two people were wounded in shootings as the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. The first shooting of the holiday weekend according to the Tribune's tally which began after 3 p.m. Friday, happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood.
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17 hours ago

Mole de Mayo Festival, a celebration of Mexican cuisine this weekend in Pilsen

The festival will take place from Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27 on 18th Street and Ashland Ave from 11am-5pm. For more information visit: https://www.starevents.com/event/mole-de-mayo/.

    Mole de Mayo Festival, a celebration of Mexican cuisine this weekend in Pilsen
    The 9th annual Mole de Mayo Festival will take place this weekend right in the heart of Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood. The festival celebrates traditional Mexican cuisine by doing a cook-off of a trademark sauce: mole. Mole (pronounced moe-le) is elaborated with chili peppers, spices, nuts, chocolate and various seasonings, depending on the region of Mexico.
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19 hours ago

Man shot by police in Austin neighborhood

The shooting happened about 3 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Ohio Street, in an alley south of Ohio Street and east of Lockwood Avenue.

Police closed off Lockwood Avenue east to about Laramie Avenue and Ohio Street east of Lockwood.

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It was the second shooting by Chicago police this weekend. Friday afternoon, police in the Woodlawn neighborhood fired shots while they “engaged an offender” near 67th Street and Ellis Avenue, Guglielmi said.

    Man shot by police in Austin neighborhood
    A person was shot by a Chicago police officer in the Austin neighborhood early Saturday morning.
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22 hours ago

How ‘Solo’ cinematographer found light in his Chicago childhood

...long time ago in a galaxy far, far away? Try a long time ago off 91st Street and South Lafayette Avenue, in Princeton Park, just south of Auburn Gresham. Bradford Young’s grandmother’s place. In...

...family in Bronzeville, “and my father’s father was a preacher with a church at 95th and Greenwood who also worked as a cook in Wilmette and Winnetka. It could be family mythology...

    How 'Solo' cinematographer found light in his Chicago childhood
    Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group Cinematographer Bradford Young poses for a portrait near his home in Baltimore on May 17, 2018. Young and his family are in the process of rehabbing their home. Cinematographer Bradford Young poses for a portrait near his home in Baltimore on May 17, 2018.
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24 hours ago

At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins

About 5:55 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Noble Square neighborhood inthe 1100 block of North Milwaukee Avenue. He was shot in the arm, and taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Earlier Friday police said a 38-year-old man was shot in the back in the Chatham neighborhood about 2:45 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Evans Avenue. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilzed.

    At least 2 wounded in shootings as Memorial Day weekend begins
    At least two people were wounded in shootings as the Memorial Day weekend began Friday afternoon, Chicago police said. The first shooting of the holiday weekend according to the Tribune's tally which began after 3 p.m. Friday, happened shortly after 5 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood.
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29 hours ago

'Done and over with': Families find closure after Darren Vann, who killed 7 in Gary area, sentenced to life

Jones was under tires and a teddy bear in the basement of a house in the 400 block of East 43rd Avenue. Vann said he killed Jones for $300 and two eight-balls of crack cocaine after meeting at a house for sale in Merrillville, court records state.

    'Done and over with': Families find closure after Darren Vann, who killed 7 in Gary area, sentenced to life
    Marvin Clinton trims the grass and keeps up a memorial he made for his fiancee in front of the abandoned house in Gary where her skeletal remains were found. Teddy bears and flowers line two white crosses. A plaque in front reads "Teaira A. Batey, loving mother."
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30 hours ago

Cook County medical examiner reviewing more than 200 cases handled by fired pathologist

...of a man found after a small fire broke out in an apartment in the 7900 block of South Greenwood Avenue on Oct. 9, 2017. Cavanaugh said he could not make a conclusive ruling on the...

    Cook County medical examiner reviewing more than 200 cases handled by fired pathologist
    The Cook County medical examiner's office is taking the unusual step of reviewing the entire caseload of a pathologist who was fired at the end of last year, so far changing eight findings with nearly 200 cases still to be re-examined.
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32 hours ago

Woman faces murder charge as the get-away driver of a fatal shooting

Prosecutors said the woman drove two passengers in her white 2017 Dodge Journey to the scene of shooting in the South Austin neighborhood at about 7:30 a.m. April 29, but stayed inside the SUV while the fatal shooting occurred near the 4800 block of West Monroe Street, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said Gordon drove two others to shoot Jemarion Jackson, 23, of Lawndale, while he was walking on Monroe Street toward Cicero Avenue, prosecutors said.

    Woman faces murder charge as the get-away driver of a fatal shooting
    A 39-year-old woman was charged in a man's death on the West Side after she was accused of driving the shooter to the scene, prosecutors said Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors said the woman drove two passengers in her white 2017 Dodge Journey to the scene of shooting in the South Austin neighborhood at about 7:30 a.m.
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