Apr 27

Updated May 05

Suspects in deadly carjacking released from custody

It was just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2900 block of South Shields when a 20-year-old man tried to carjack a retired police office. That officer, a 71-year-old man who lives in the neighborhood, shot the suspect once in the upper body killing him.

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900-999 W. 32nd St.

    Suspects in deadly carjacking released from custody
    CHICAGO -- A retired police officer shot and killed a man who tried to carjack him in Bridgeport earlier this week. Friday, two of the people who were supposedly with the carjacker were released from police custody. The state's attorney's office did not press charges. It was just before 7:30 p.m.
    http://wgntv.com

  • It's official -- lawlessness rules in Chicago.

    Let's take off our hats to Kim Foxx, Mayor Emanuel, Toni Preckwinkle, Judge Tim Evans, and all of the folks who have made Chicago the Detroit it is soon to become.

    In the meantime let's all create art and have a drink at Maria's.

  • Let's just say it's a very very good one 😉

May 04

ATN: May 2018

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will host open houses on Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 1 p.m. Call (312) 842-7668 to register. Log on to www.stjeromeschool.net for more information.

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.artic.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

...p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456...

...Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org...

...to Taste fundraiser on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ovation, 2324 W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe...

...W. Fulton St. Enjoy appetizers, wine, and a silent auction. The center is located at 703 W. Monroe St. and helps people find new jobs and careers. Email ajenke@ctcchicago.org...

The Chicago Artists Coalition will hold its annual benefit, Work in Progress, at its future home at 2130 W. Fulton St. VIP reception honoring Rhona Hoffman begins at 6 p.m.; party featuring interactive installations, food, and drink begins at 8 p.m. Call (312) 491-8888.

...art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000...

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...12th Ward) announced a $100,000 public arts grant for Open Center for the Arts, 2214 S. Sacramento Ave., a regular collaborator with local schools, citywide organizations, and international artists. The grant will fund...

...artists. The grant will fund murals at 19th and California and on the viaduct at 33rd Street and Damen Avenue in McKinley Park, a Voices of the World art installation on local school buildings, a...

...benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine...

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...lecture, John Vinci: Life and Landmarks, on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Architect Vinci is acclaimed for his pioneering activism for historic preservation over a career spanning...

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The McKinley Park Civic Association will host its annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m., starting at the McKinley Park Public Library, 1915 W. 35th St. Alderman George Cardenas will sponsor the senior trolley for the parade. See https://mckinleyparknews.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The hospital is at 2525 S. Michigan Ave. Visit www.mercy-chicago.org or call (312) 567-2000.

Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is May 14.

The park is at 1521 S. Linn White Dr. Call (312) 745-2910.

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, log on to PlantChicago.org/market.

...an eight-week session. Both will take place at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St. To reserve your spot, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) by May 10. Affected by lupus...

...30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Tower Resource Center, 4th Floor, Suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To register for the support group, call (800) 258-7872 or email taurean@lupusil.org...

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Malachy and Precious Blood School will have an open house on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The parish is located at 2248-52 W. Washington Blvd. Call (312) 733-2252.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

...younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at www.jfl.com. Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to www.ourladyofpompeii.org. The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., and the church’s evangelism and music ministries will hold a Youth Day worship service on Sunday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Zachary Mills. The theme will be Bringing Youth to Christ. Call (312) 225-5300.

South Loop Neighbors will have a condo presidents roundtable Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at 899 S. Plymouth Ct. in the party room.

The group will host its annual yard sale in Dearborn Park, 865 S. Park Terrace, Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Email yardsale@southloopneighbors.org.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

Frances Xavier Warde School, 751 N. State St., will host a Children at the Crossroads Foundation scholarship dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel...

    Gazette Chicago " ATN: May 2018
    May 4, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Apr 26

Updated Apr 29

Retired Cop Fatally Shoots Would-Be Carjacker on South Side

The botched auto theft occurred about 7:19 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Three male suspects approached the retired officer while he was sitting...

    Retired Cop Fatally Shoots Would-Be Carjacker on South Side
    A retired police officer shot a man who was trying to carjack him along with two other suspects on Chicago's South Side, authorities said.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Robin can be a liberal all she wants. She wasn't the one being jacked.... with a GUN! I will happy to send a few city rats and maggots over to her hood....Sorry sister, that POS choose his own death when he decided to jack a retired cop with a gun....CASE...

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    Robin can be a liberal all she wants. She wasn't the one being jacked.... with a GUN! I will happy to send a few city rats and maggots over to her hood....Sorry sister, that POS choose his own death when he decided to jack a retired cop with a gun....CASE CLOSED.....take it up with his mama....I am sure she will be holding his 8th grade grad pic at his wake and as she tries to SUE someone.... And they were set free.....I understand CPD is NOT happy about it either...They catch KIM FOXX RELEASES. They both most likely sat back smoked a blunt drinking a bottle of hennessy and laughed....

  • He wasn't killed because he was stealing a car. A citizen was defending himself against a criminal who was pointing a gun at him. Once you threaten violence, a person has the right to defend themselves. This criminal chose to use a gun in a crime and he got exactly what he deserved.

Apr 26

Updated Apr 26

Retired Chicago cop fatally shoots armed carjacker in Bridgeport, police say

Chicago police officers respond to the scene of a shooting in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue on April 25, 2018.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Lazarick West of the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street.

    2 in custody after retired officer kills man trying to carjack him: police
    A retired Chicago police officer shot and killed a male attacker who tried to carjack him in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said. The retired officer was in a vehicle in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue about 7:20 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is for the good guy to have one too.

    KEEP OUR 2ND AMENDMENT ALIVE.

  • exactly!!!

    glad the retired officer was not hurt and able to go home with his family.

Apr 26

Updated Apr 26

Retired Chicago cop fatally shoots armed carjacker in Bridgeport, police say

The retired officer was in a car in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue about 7:20 p.m. when three males walked up and one of them pointed a gun at him and demanded the car, police said.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Lazarick West of the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street.

    Retired Chicago cop fatally shoots armed carjacker in Bridgeport, police say
    A retired Chicago police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man who tried to carjack him in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said. The retired officer was in a car in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue about 7:20 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • the only thing able to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

    glad the officer was able to go home to his family.

Apr 26

Retired officer fatally shoots man who tried to carjack him, police say

Police said the retired officer was inside a car in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday when three men approached him. One of the men pointed a handgun at the officer and demanded the vehicle.

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The offender was taken to Mercy Hospital, where he later died. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office identified him Thursday as Lazarick West, 20, of the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street.

    Retired officer fatally shoots man who tried to carjack him, police say
    CHICAGO - A man is dead after being shot by a retired police officer officials say he was trying to carjack. Police said the retired officer was inside a car in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday when three men approached him.
    http://cltv.com

Apr 26

Would-be carjacker fatally shot by retired officer in Bridgeport ID'd; 2 in custody

...a retired Chicago police officer to carjack just before 7:30 p.m. in the 2900-block of South Shields Avenue.The retired officer in his 60s was either in or out of his vehicle on...

    Would-be carjacker fatally shot by retired officer in Bridgeport ID'd
    A retired Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who he said was trying to carjack him Wednesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood, police said. The suspect who died was shot in the upper body several times and police said his two accomplices were arrested.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 26

Would-be carjacker fatally shot by retired officer in Bridgeport, police say; 2 in custody

...a retired Chicago police officer to carjack just before 7:30 p.m. in the 2900-block of South Shields Avenue.The retired officer in his 60s was either in or out of his vehicle on...

    Would-be carjacker fatally shot by retired officer in Bridgeport, police say; 2 in custody
    A retired Chicago police officer shot and killed a man who he said was trying to carjack him Wednesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood, police said. The suspect who died was shot in the upper body several times and police said his two accomplices were arrested.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 26

16-year-old boy among 3 killed, 2 injured in city shootings

He was with two other males when he approached the retired officer while he sat in a vehicle in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue, according to police.

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The 16-year-old was shot multiple times in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street around 2:30 p.m. in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood, police said.

At the scene, police officers taped off Monroe west of Cicero Avenue, which had heavy traffic in both directions. The shooting happened near the gated entry to a red brick three-flat apartment building on Monroe.

About 10 minutes earlier, a 51-year-old man was shot in the chest around 7:10 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Phillips Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.

She was stabbed in the chest and thrown from a parked car around 9:25 p.m. in the 6000 block of South Sacramento Avenue. A witness told officers that a male passenger got out of the car and ran away after the stabbing.

...by her brother while he was showing her a handgun in a residence in the 5900 block of South Justine Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The brother ran away before...

...year-old man was grazed in the foot around 2:50 p.m. in the 4000 block of West 21st Street in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. He was taken to Mount...

    Police: Boy, 16, dies following West Side shooting
    A 16-year-old boy who was shot in the Austin neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon has died, officials said. The shooting happened in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street around 2:30 p.m., police said. The boy was pronounced dead on the scene and taken to Loretto Hospital, according to police and Chicago Fire spokesman Larry Merritt.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 26

2 in custody after retired officer kills man trying to carjack him: police

Chicago police officers respond to the scene of a shooting in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue on April 25, 2018.

    2 in custody after retired officer kills man trying to carjack him: police
    A retired Chicago police officer shot and killed a male attacker who tried to carjack him in the Bridgeport neighborhood Wednesday night, authorities said. The retired officer was in a vehicle in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue about 7:20 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Apr 26

Retired officer fatally shoots man who tried to carjack him, police say

Police said the retired officer was inside a car on the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday when three men approached him. One of the men pointed a handgun at the officer and demanded the vehicle.

330-399 W. 29th St.

    Retired officer fatally shoots man who tried to carjack him, police say
    CHICAGO - One man is dead after being shot by a retired police officer officials say he was trying to carjack. Police said the retired officer was inside a car on the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue around 8 p.m. Wednesday when three men approached him.
    http://wgntv.com

Apr 26

Police: Retired officer fatally shoots would-be carjacker in Bridgeport

...who neighbors said is in his 60's, was either inside his vehicle in the 2900-block of South Shields Avenue shortly before 7:30 when three men approached him and tried to carjack him. The...

    Police: Retired officer fatally shoots would-be carjacker in Bridgeport
    Chicago police said a retired officer shot at three men who were attempting to carjack him, killing one of them. Police said the officer, who neighbors said is in his 60's, was either inside his vehicle in the 2900-block of South Shields Avenue shortly before 7:30 when three men approached him and tried to carjack him.
    http://abc7chicago.com

Apr 10

Crime News Update

...and others approached a 24 year-old man who was in a vehicle in the 2900 block of South Canal and forced him into the rear of the vehicle at gunpoint. Anderson and the others...

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...hijacking, armed kidnapping and armed robbery. Jakeith Anderson was arrested at his home in the 3700 block of West 82nd Street at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Police said that on Monday, March...

...neighborhood? If you live in Beat 812 (see map), come to the Clearing Branch Library, 6423 West 63rd Place, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...they identified him as an offender involved in three armed robberies that occurred on the 1600 block of North Clybourn on March 30, between 12:45 and 1 a.m. Police added that during two...

...man was shot in the shoulder as he sat in a vehicle parked in the 3000 block of West 52nd Street at 5:27 a.m. Sunday, April 8. According to police, the victim was the...

...shot in the lower right leg as he walked down the street in front of 5600 S. Campbell at 11:06 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victim told police he had just...

...April 8. The victim told police he had just been dropped off by acquaintances near 56th and Artesian when he saw a beige SUV make a U-turn and head towards him. As...

...arm as he took out the trash in the alley behind his home in the 3900 block of West 85th Street at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The victim told police that the offender...

...old Chicago Lawn man—at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in front of 6100 S. Francisco. The victim told police that her boyfriend—described by police as a documented gang member...

...an angry passenger threw coins in her face during an altercation on a bus at 7833 S. Western at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victim told police that the passenger...

as well as criminal damage to property, in an incident that reportedly occurred in the 5100 block of South Melvina at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Angel Reyna, of the 3100 block of...

...was charged with criminal trespass to land last October after he was arrested in the 5100 block of South Meade...

firearm outside his home in the 3500 block of West 65th Place. Ricardo Gonzalez was apprehended after police responded to a ShotSpotter report of five rounds fired...

...on 65th Place and another for obstruction of a roadway by a non-motorist near 55th and Menard...

...boy were shot with paintballs as they walked together down a sidewalk in front of 4232 W. 79th St. at 4:18 p.m. Sunday, April 8. The victims told police that the shooter...

Burglars kicked in the service door of a garage in the 5800 block of South Neenah and stole about $5,000 worth of construction tools. The crime was reported by the...

A burglar forced open the service door of a garage in the 5100 block of South Keating and rummaged through an SUV parked inside. The crime occurred at 2:28 a.m...

A 31-year-old West Lawn man told police that his home in the 6100 block of South Kolin was burglarized some time after 10 a.m. Thursday April 5. He said when he...

    Crime News Update
    Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Post---taken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reports---is not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

Apr 06

St. Jerome’s benefits from a significant education gift; construction also planned

It did last month in the offices of St. Jerome Catholic School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., where—with no advance warning— administrators learned the nearly century-old parish school had won...

    Gazette Chicago " St. Jerome's benefits from a significant education gift; construction also planned
    April 5, 2018 Everyone indulges in the fantasy once in a while: holding a winning lottery ticket or having that special card at a parish bingo party. Suddenly real money is yours, and all you have to do is decide how to spend it.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Apr 05

Hit opening day out of the park with these specials for White Sox and Cubs fans alike

238 W. 33rd St., 312-225-7333

234 W. 31st St., 312-842-9200

3259 S. Princeton Ave., 312-842-0769

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960 W. 31st St., 773-890-0588

3356 S. Halsted St., 773-927-6073

2683 N. Halsted St., 773-348-9800

3216 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-348-3250

2000 W. Roscoe St., 773-697-7965

3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-281-4989

1944 W. Division St., 773-227-4644

    Hit opening day out of the park with these specials for White Sox and Cubs fans alike
    White Sox and Cubs fans alike can agree: There's nothing like the first home game of baseball season. The Sox's Guaranteed Rate Stadium debut will happen April 5 at 3:10 p.m. when they will face off against the Detroit Tigers.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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