15 hours ago

Troubled detainee at center of unusual court fight between Loyola hospital, Cook County

...ambulance to Cermak, located in the county jail complex near the main criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue, according to the hospital’s lawsuit. But on the way there, Cermak officials refused to...

    Troubled detainee at center of unusual court fight between Loyola hospital, Cook County
    For three months, Lamont Cathey has been stuck in a suburban hospital, caught in a bizarre bureaucratic standoff. Facing theft-related and escape charges, he is in the custody of Cook County authorities, handcuffed to a bed at Loyola University Medical Center under the constant watch of three sheriff's deputies and a hospital staffer.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

27 hours ago

5 days ago

Judge who dropped gun in courthouse to remain on administrative duties

Claps was walking in the lobby of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on July 3 when two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of a jacket draped over the judge’s arm, according to a sheriff’s incident report.

    Judge who dropped gun in courthouse to remain on administrative duties
    A veteran Cook County judge charged with a misdemeanor weapons offense after he was seen dropping a handgun in a courthouse lobby will continue to be reassigned to administrative duties, court officials said Wednesday.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Judge charged after gun falls from jacket at Cook County's main criminal courthouse

Claps was walking in the lobby of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on July 3 when two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of a jacket draped over the judge’s arm, according to a sheriff’s incident report.

    Judge charged after gun falls from jacket at Cook County's main criminal courthouse
    A veteran Cook County judge was hit with a misdemeanor gun charge after sheriff's deputies saw him drop a pistol last week in the lobby of the county's main criminal courthouse, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Judge appears to drop gun in courthouse

He was walking through the lobby of the criminal courts building at 26th Street and California Avenue when a gun appears to drop to the ground.

2604-2699 S. California Ave.

    Judge appears to drop gun in courthouse
    CHCIAGO - WGN Investigates obtained a video Tuesday that appeared to show a Cook County judge dropping a gun inside a courthouse lobby. Judge Joseph Clapps is seen in the video wearing a white shirt and sunglasses holding his jacket in his arm.
    http://wgntv.com

6 days ago

Judge charged after gun falls from jacket at Cook County's main criminal courthouse

Claps was walking in the lobby of the courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue on July 3 when two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of a jacket draped over the judge’s arm, according to a sheriff’s incident report.

    Judge charged after gun falls from jacket at Cook County's main criminal courthouse
    A veteran Cook County judge was hit with a misdemeanor gun charge after sheriff's deputies saw him drop a pistol last week in the lobby of the county's main criminal courthouse, authorities said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Lost Cat, Pilsen (18th and Ashland)

I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to...

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I lost my cat, Squirrel Saturday afternoon. The door was left open during a move and she got out.

She was last seen by my apartment at 18th Street and Ashland in the Pilsen neighborhood.

She is a 6 year old female domestic long hair. She is grey with some cream, tan and white markings. She has green eyes and a tipped left ear.

She was timid and is still slow to warm to strangers but has really started to come into her own. I have had her as an indoor house cat for the past 5 years in Chicago. I assume with her behavior and personality that she is likely scared and hiding somewhere right now.

I am distraught over the whole situation.

  • I used to bang canned food around my home to find my guys if they got out. Try that, and call her, maybe you'll find her. Good luck!!

  • She is probably hiding somewhere nearby. Put out her litter box. When it is quiet, go out and call to her. She could also have gotten into an open garage so check with your neighbors. I am confident she will find her way home. My friend lost her cat the same way and she came home 28 days later.

  • So sorry that you lost your cat. I think that there are several facebook and other sites where you can post your pictures and see if someone has found her. If you need help with that, I am happy to search other threads for the links.

    Hope this helps.

Jul 05

Jun 28

Jun 27

Key decision awaits Officer Van Dyke as judge pushes for summer trial: Bench or jury?

To opt for a jury at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Cook County’s main criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue, would go against long precedent for Chicago cops charged with misconduct.

    Key decision awaits Officer Van Dyke as judge pushes for summer trial: Bench or jury?
    As the judge overseeing Jason Van Dyke 's murder case pushes for a summer trial, attorneys for the Chicago police officer have yet to announce a critical decision - will his fate be put in the hands of a jury or the judge?
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 19

Ex-tanning salon owner to be sentenced for raping employee in 2009

Marc Winner, 47, was convicted May 1 on two charges of sexual assault in connection with a 2009 rape. Sentencing proceedings will start Tuesday afternoon at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse at 2650 S. California Ave.

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    Ex-tanning salon owner to be sentenced for raping employee in 2009
    CHICAGO - A sentencing hearing is slated to start Tuesday for a former West Loop tanning salon owner who was convicted last month of raping a former employee. Marc Winner, 47, was convicted May 1 on two charges of sexual assault in connection with a 2009 rape.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 18

Jun 16

Workshop: Playing with Rescued Dogs

This summer, help children learn to enjoy dogs, treat animals kind, and approach dogs safely! Attend a small one on one workshop for children and adults to understand dogs better at Urban Art Retreat garden. Meet our friendly rescued dogs and have fun! Play in the garden, teach the dogs commands, feed them doggie biscuits, and wade in the pool! contact@urbanartretreat.com Register for a day that you can make it to a free workshop!

Jun 16

Safe Space Field Trip to Urban Art Retreat

Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or...

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Summer Days in the garden and the art studio at Urban Art Retreat & the Peace Park are FREE opportunities for safe & facilitated afternoons in North Lawndale for youth & adults. Our organization provides guided afternoons between 1-4p.m. Activities take place at 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. and at 2101 S. Spaulding Ave. across the street.

Mostly Saturday/Monday/Wednesday afternoons we will include picking up litter in the area followed by a snack, then a hands-on project (carpentry or cement or mural art). Also, some gardening & an art project. We will water plants & paint!
Let us know when you would like to visit.

Your group can make an appointment for a Field Trip to visit our site for a Summer Day at Urban Art Retreat. Send us an email at contact@urbanartretreat.com

Jun 16

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

Jun 13

Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

Jun 13

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.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 12

Jun 07

George Leighton, Chicago judge for whom criminal courthouse is named, dies at 105

He also served on the federal bench as a U.S. District Court judge for more than 10 years. Cook County’s main criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue — where Leighton began his judicial career — was named in his honor in 2012.

    George Leighton, Chicago judge for whom criminal courthouse is named, dies at 105
    Pioneering Chicago Judge George Leighton died Wednesday at age 105, the owner of his longtime law firm said. Leighton, who retired from the federal bench in 1987 when he was 74, had been hospitalized for pneumonia at a Brockton, Mass., veterans hospital, said Langdon Neal, managing member of Neal & Leroy, where Leighton worked until he was 99.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 07

Chicago judge George Leighton dead at 105

The criminal courthouse at 26th Street and California Avenue is named after him. He went to Harvard Law School and was a World War II veteran.

    Chicago judge George Leighton dead at 105
    Chicago judge George Leighton died of pneumonia at the age of 105 on Wednesday. Leighton was hospitalized at a Massachusetts veterans hospital for pneumonia, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was the first African American to sit on the Illinois Appellate Court. Leighton also ruled from the county and federal benches.
    http://wgntv.com

Jun 06

About Discrimination!

We are presenting an exhibit- “About Discrimination".
The Liz Long gallery at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center, 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623 is displaying materials to increase awareness of discrimination and the ism's.
This is an excellent opportunity for a discussion on Discrimination. Any group that schedules an appt. to visit can ask for a facilitated discussion. We will provide this for free.
People can view the display on Saturdays between 1-4p.m. during June or email us to ask for a special showing for themselves and/or their group.
The exhibit is on display through June 30.
ask about free group activities throughout summer including Aug 25 Youth Art Fest in Peace Park 2101 S. Spaulding at 21st.

Jun 06

Jun 04

Residents awake to shooting; 10 more follow Sunday and Monday: 'On a church day?'

...10 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2800 block of West 26th Street in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side after he got into an argument...

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Around 9 a.m. police were called to the 700 block of N. Trumbull Avenue on the West Side for a report of shots fired.

He was traveling north in the 2600 block of Lake Shore Drive in a white Jeep Cherokee when someone fired at him from a black sedan. He drove to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was stabilized.

First, a 21-year-old man was shot in the neck, face and back while on foot in the 8200 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood around 10:50 p.m., police said. A witness told officers that a group of males were running near the crime scene after the shooting.

Around 11:05 p.m., a 32-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 6200 block of South Vernon Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood when a male shooter approached him and fired shots, hitting him in the leg.

Around 3:05 a.m. Monday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the back in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. He was on foot in the 5600 block of South Princeton Avenue when someone fired at him from inside a black SUV. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

A 37-year-old man was standing outside around 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of South Farrar Drive in the West Side’s Douglas Park neighborhood when he heard gunshots and realized he was shot in the calf, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition.

...and a 30-year-old man were shot around 5:15 p.m. in the 200 block of South Keeler Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. They told police they were...

Around 12:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man in a vehicle was shot in the arm by a person passing on a bicycle in the 4400 block of West Maypole Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, officials said.

...a.m. by someone in a passing SUV while standing on a sidewalk in the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the city’s South Side. The man was taken to...

    Residents awake to shooting; 10 more follow Sunday and Monday: 'On a church day?'
    Residents were woken up by the sound of gunfire in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on Sunday morning. Around 9 a.m. police were called to the 700 block of N. Trumbull Avenue on the West Side for a report of shots fired. They located a man, 22, who had been shot in the back and abdomen.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 31

May 28

23-year-old man dies by suicide in Cook County Jail

The man was found in the cell at the facility at 2700 S. California Ave. around 3:45 a.m., according to Cara Smith, a spokeswoman with the Cook County sheriff’s office.

    23-year-old man dies by suicide in Cook County Jail
    A 23-year-old man died by suicide in a Cook County Jail cell early Monday morning, officials said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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