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Added Feb 05 2018

...call of a person shot and found a man in a vacant lot in the 11800 block of South Indiana with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and right leg, according to Chicago Police. He...

...left two other people wounded. The three people were standing on a sidewalk in the 11700 block of South Sangamon when shots rang out and they were struck, police said. An 18-year-old man...

...Smith was arguing with another male when he was shot in the chest in the 7700 block of South Yates. Smith was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:34...

...neighborhood. The man was found on a sidewalk at 12:04 a.m. in the 100 block of East 119th Place and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died. The medical examiner...

...Jones suffered a gunshot wound to the chest at 9:51 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Carpenter, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Jones was taken to University of...

...42 a.m., a 25-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 3400 block of West 66th Street when someone shot him from a black sedan, police said. The man was struck in...

...At 10:10 p.m. Sunday, the man was walking on the sidewalk in the 6600 block of South St. Louis when someone shot him in the right leg from a white SUV, police said. The...

...year-old man was walking to a vehicle at 6:17 p.m. in the 6600 block of North Damen when someone approached and shot him in the buttocks, police said. He was taken to...

Original article
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/02/05/weekend-shootings-crime-gun-violence/
Date published
February 5, 2018
    5 Dead, 15 Wounded In Chicago Weekend Shootings
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Five people were killed and at least 15 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:55 a.m. Monday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South side.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com
  • If this is what we get in the dead of winter, I fear to know what's coming in the heat of summer?

  • L Yadda

    Start my Conceal & Carry class next month!

  • Protect yourself. These criminals don’t give a darn about you and will harm you to the fullest. Criminals will divide the people and the street they live on.

  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    Good choice, L.

  • What can we do to stop these random shootings in our neighborhood, in addition to calling the police??

  • MEG Neighbor

    Yvonne6 I don't know what we're going to do about these shootings which happens all over the city. Majority of the time it's gang related. These young teens shooting at their suppose target and whomever is around gets hit except the intended target. Laws have to change if there is to be a change in this city. The young man that was arrested over the weekend for attempting to carjack a former police officer was back on the street to commit another carjacking but this time he was caught with a gun. Why was he back on the street? If the laws change on crimes committed by teenagers the city will see a change. There is a different set of laws for adults.

  • d3 NoHo

    Stop voting party line. Did YOU vote for Foxx last election?

  • I have always said that the Cook County Criminal Justice system favors the criminals. A criminal has more rights than a law abiding citizen. And they know this too. As of this year, I stop voting along party line.

  • Not only does it favor the criminal, the courts and jails are overwhelmed by the number of crimes and so, rightly, concentrate on the worst. So, it is up to us, the law abiding citizens, to take care of ourselves, our loved ones and our property.
    If that means being licensed and armed--if you have the confidence and know how--do it.
    It also means taking proper precautions--from always locking your car, your home to installing cameras and other security devices on your home and business, etc. Yeah, the criminals are still out there but you needn't help them.
    And oh yes, agitate for stricter sentencing guidelines and remember--we have rights too!

  • d3 NoHo

    Foxx feels sorry for the criminals

  • It’s not that Foxx feels sorry for criminals. She has a lot on her plate. She has inherited so much bull from the previous administration. There are so many cases that she has personally got involved with instead, of passing it down to a lower subordinate. I personally, was going through a number of events dealing with a so call wanna be thug. I decided to contact her myself. She took the time to listen and handle the case. I suggest if anyone is having trouble with gangs, drugs on so on. Seek out your Alderman. They have direct contact with the State and County Attorneys.

  • Illinois should bring back the death penalty. Then maybe these punks will wake up get message and don't let them sit on death row for years excute them soon as they are sentence. So sick of not being able too walk around more in my neighborhood can't even walk too Conor store or bus stop in fear of being shot by some punk. Just really horrible and fustrating and no body should have too live this way. I got worry about my children leaving out going to work or just doing what they need to do taking care of business and making it back safe at home praying they don't get harmed while they out just doing what they supposed too do for them self's. So sick of this really am. 😢

  • Yes, when these criminals are arrested and charged, they shouldn't be let out on bail or the bail set where they can't afford it, and sentenced as an adult, unable to get back on the street. Perhaps, petitioning our law makers. This maybe the best time. It's an election year. You want our vote get rid of these punks, thugs, and criminals.

  • AL Old homesteader

    One of the many reasons why citizens are moving out of the city.

  • Is this a economic game . Keeping the crime going so the city can steady get paid court costs room and board and meals for inmates . Criminals so dumb the system is designed for them

  • Neighbors need to stop protecting these criminals. Criminals hide behind The Black Lives Movement. They can protest whenever a Police shoots a criminal. What about when these criminals shoot their own people? Why aren’t Black Lives Matters in the streets protesting black on black crimes !!!!!! If someone shoots in your neighborhood, turn them in. Stop being afraid. We’ve suffered to long.

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  • Until we can live in the neighborhoods Our Parents lived in where it was safe for a child to the lay outside without being Shot, Raped or beaten. I will continue to spell Neighborhood. Neibor Hood. “Yes, there’s a meaning behind that spelling. Only those who really know their history can figure it out. But I think it was the BLM message that got you upset !!!!!!

  • Anne Rogers Park resident

    We need more help for these kids, not to punish them more. Prison rehabilitation might be something to try. Trade schools might help so they can get good jobs. Mentors and counselors in schools and on the streets...violent behavior is a sickness. Working with victims' families and the families' of the perpetrators maybe. Yes, I am a bleeding heart progressive and I believe in helping, not hurting.

  • d3 NoHo

    Until there are consequences to crimesin this city nothing will change. This past weekend there were hundreds taking Iver Michigan avenue and every unit responded. Two arrests out of hundreds

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  • d3 NoHo

    How many even know what a bar of soap tastes like!

  • All good suggestions and comments, our frustration levels are very high as they should be. Anne touched on something about they need jobs, training, etc., But they need role models while they're locked up we need real men to volunteer a bit of their time while these offenders are locked up and begin to talk and teach, what manhood is about. Most of the offenders have never had a role model. When they are released should go directly to halfway houses to continue being taught, counseled, get jobs to prove that they are getting back what it takes to be a man and Not a thief, drug user or pusher, car jacker, robber, etc, etc. Learn by the examples being shown to them from the Volunteer older man, younger man, business man, teacher, the tech impresario. People they can learn from and form a trust with to see the things they've never had in their lives. I hope this doesn't sound too corny but, I truly believe if we the people could form something like this, truly we could eliminate the death, destruction in our communities, rather than move away, wait on the police, and authorities. Why not Us try and put something like this together, it's our communities. This is just a suggestion, not a panacea, but, we have to do and start somewhere.

  • Anne Rogers Park resident

    Thanks Yvonne. Your approach makes sense.

  • Sounds good but unfortunately most of the people in charge of helping our youth today our the ones who are the ones abusing them. You can't trust nobody these days with your children. Such a shame and a total mess. Some of these people in charge of helping our youth are child predators.and only take the position in order to abuse our children. Teachers counselors doctors police authority. Family nebigbors bosses. Churches all be praying on our youth. Not too mention the streets and the awful people the end of turning too. Gangs drugs robbing killing etc. Cause there no trust help or protection anymore. And it is always not the parents fault some parents do try to do best they can to raise their children right but you can't keep them lock up at home they have to go out in the world and experience life and be able to function with other and learn life skills but they always say it takes a village to raise a kid. Well now a days you can't trust nobody. And what are you and the youth supposed to do when the village is totally Broken?

  • Thanks Clinette, yes so true we do have people in positions of authority, who prey on on our youth. However, it's not all of these people, what we the residents and others who would consider trying something like this would need to do is deep background checks, research and do what it would take to get the results we're seeking. We cannot as a community let fear of getting the wrong people abusers, predators etc, become the overriding factor and stop us in our tracks of getting something like this off the ground. There are non profits and other resources out here that can assist us with our questions, on what would be feasible for our neighborhoods and our communities to put a plan together that we would like to try and accomplish. We have to Try and fight for ourselves collectively. Not a cure all but who knows the success we could achieve, I just think we must try, get involved these are our neighborhoods, and communities, why uproot, abandon and leave only to be confronted with the same problem in the next neighborhood we've escaped to. Thanks for reading it's only suggestions.

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