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Updated 16 hours ago

Scammers working the neighborhood

My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said...

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My 85-year-old mother (near 62nd & Mason) received a visit today from a guy who said his name is Mike Diaz and a female companion. He provided a phone number of 773-312-7675, but not on a business card; my mother wrote down his name and number. I've been calling all afternoon, but it just rings and rings -- no answer, no voice mail.

He talked about her chimney needing some work and some loose shingles on the roof, and said he could come back the next day to fix it. All she had to do was give him some cash up front to buy the necessary supplies for the repairs. Fortunately, she told them she had no money and that her daughter handled that kind of thing for her. Unfortunately, she let them into the house for a few minutes. No harm done this time, except to my blood pressure level.

Talk to your old people and tell them to trust no one, no matter how "nice" and "talkative" and "pleasant" they seem to be, and not to let strangers into their homes!

  • A message to all senior citizens, DO NOT LET NOBODY IN YOUR HOME, BETTER YET CALL THE POLICE

  • A message that cannot be stress enough to our seniors and in general. There are some heartless people out there. People who get up in the morning to hurt other people.

    Be safe!!!!!!!

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2 days ago

Safe and Peaceful Communities - Gage Park

This week, the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

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May 17

Crime News Update

...his vehicle and robbed in a crime that occurred on the street in front of 4702 S. Cicero at 2:10 a.m. Monday, May 14. The victim told police that when he...

She was arrested while standing in the 4800 block of South Cicero at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, May 8. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

She was arrested at 47th and Keating at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12. She also was wanted on a warrant. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 4700 block of South Keating and stole $81 worth of scrap copper. The crime was discovered by the victim, a...

Burglars pried open the service door of a garage in the 4400 block of South Kilpatrick and stole a snow blower and two toolboxes. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 63-year-old man, at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 9. The victim told police his garage has been burglarized twice in two years.

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...he was shot in the right calf as he walked down an alley in the 4700 block of South Kildare at 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 11. The victim told police he was walking...

...complexion and a “bald” hairstyle. After he was shot, the victim said he ran to 47th and Kolin, where he called a woman he knows. She drove to the site, picked up the...

...If you live in Beats 813 or 833 (see map), come to West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St., at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...and robbed as he and his 39-year-old girlfriend walked down an alley behind 4553 S. Lawler at about 3 p.m. Thursday, May 10. The girlfriend told police that they were...

...year-old Archer Heights woman’s purse and bag of groceries. Francisco Mastache, of the 4400 block of South Sawyer, allegedly followed the victim on foot and attacked her outside her home in the 4900...

...Sawyer, allegedly followed the victim on foot and attacked her outside her home in the 4900 block of South Karlov at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9. The victim said he punched her in...

...police combing the area apprehended Mastache as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 4955 S. Pulaski. He was brought back to the crime scene, where the victim positively identified him, police...

after he and another man allegedly used a gun to rob a 13-year-old girl in the 3400 block of West 57th Street at 12:52 a.m. Friday, May 4.

Emanuel Centeno, of the 5200 block of South Kildare, was ordered held on $50,000 bond and was due in court Wednesday at 51st and Wentworth.

Also charged with aggravated robbery was Rudy Mendez, 24, of the 4600 block of South Drake.

• Charged with violating a warrant was 20-year-old Claire DeBerry, of the 2200 block of South Ridgeway.

She was arrested while standing in the 5000 block of South Cicero at 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Police did not disclose details of the warrant.

According to public records, DeBerry has been arrested four times by CPD in the past 11 months, including a prostitution bust at 61st and Ashland last summer.

during a traffic stop in the 5700 block of South Keeler at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, May 6.

Roberto Mercado, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was the driver of the vehicle, which police said had been reported stolen from the 3400 block of West 52nd Street the day before.

Roberto Mercado, of the 5500 block of South Kolin, was the driver of the vehicle, which police said had been reported stolen from the 3400 block of West 52nd Street the day before.

Two passengers in the vehicle were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle: Marcos German, 18, of the 3800 block of West 57th Street; and Ricardo Reyes, 27, of the 5100 block of South Sawyer.

Two passengers in the vehicle were charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle: Marcos German, 18, of the 3800 block of West 57th Street; and Ricardo Reyes, 27, of the 5100 block of South Sawyer.

Jose J. Reyes, of the 4500 block of South Archer, was apprehended by police in the 4800 block of South Archer, police said, after a CTA employee told them that he had sprayed graffiti on a train.

Jose J. Reyes, of the 4500 block of South Archer, was apprehended by police in the 4800 block of South Archer, police said, after a CTA employee told them that he had sprayed graffiti on a train.

Burglars entered a garage in the 5800 block of South Rutherford and stole a lawnmower and assorted tools. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 31-year-old man, at about 3 p.m. Friday, May 11.

    Crime News Update
    Shot in Kildare alley, man says In what police are describing as a gang-related crime, a 34-year-old Berwyn man said he was shot in the right calf as he walked down an alley in the 4700 block of South Kildare at 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

May 07

Updated May 11

Pulaski Train Station

When you park in that lot be very careful not to leave anything valuable in your vehicle. They like to break in and take what doesn’t belong to them. I don’t have a radio in my truck because they have stolen it twice. I have a hole in my dash where the radio used to be and would you believe they tried to break in my truck AGAIN!! I HAVE AN ALARM ON MY TRUCK AND THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO GET IN. Be careful parking there the police won’t do anything about it BUT they want you to give a donation. Yeah like I’m going to do that!!

May 11

  • Permit issued for new construction

    ERECT NEW 2 STORY FRAME BUILDING W/ FRONT 1-STORY WITH FRONT OPEN PORCH, BASEMENT AND A DETACHED 2 CAR FRAME GARAGE PER PLAN.

    4554 S. Kilpatrick Ave. Issued May 9, 2018 Comment

May 09

Updated May 10

Apartments that allow Smoking

I am trying to assist an elderly man that smokes find an apartment . Any useful suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks Everyone

  • The apartment building at the corner of 55th and Laramie. 5454 S. Laramie. My husband and I lived there before we bought our house. It wasn't very expensive and included heat.

  • Russ Bialon Tired

    Thanks Jean

May 04

Updated May 07

Crime News Update

Since the Southwest Chicago Post broke the news a few days ago, about arrests near 48th and Cicero--full story here--police have arrested two more women, apparently in connection with CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson's public vow to rid the strip of prostitution, illegal

She was arrested at 47th and Keating at 6:44 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

She was arrested in the 4800 block of South Cicero at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 25.

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...of Sacramento, was apparently stabbed as she sat in a car parked in front of 5959 S. Sacramento at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 25. Witnesses told police that they saw Gonz...

...your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 812 (see map), come to St. Symphorosa School, 6135 S. Austin, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...aggravated battery in connection with a shooting that occurred in Canaryville. Senia Malewski, of the 6400 block of South Austin, was arrested at her residence at about 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The crime...

...crime occurred at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at a home in the 500 block of West 44th Street. Police said Malewski “entered the victim's residence…at which time with another offender attempted...

...was listed in serious condition. Police added that they later recovered a handgun from the 4500 block of South Wentworth. Malewski’s next court date is Friday, May 11 at 51st and Wentworth—the same...

...4500 block of South Wentworth. Malewski’s next court date is Friday, May 11 at 51st and Wentworth—the same as Blake, who also is being held without bond...

...beat a 46-year-old Tinley Park man at the CTA Orange Line terminal at 4612 W. 59th St. at 1:31 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tituse D. James, of the 300 block...

...59th St. at 1:31 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Tituse D. James, of the 300 block of West Superior Street, reportedly hit the victim over the head with a wine bottle and then punched him...

...in your neighborhood? If you live in Beat 814 (see map), come to Vittum Park, 5010 W. 50th Street, at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...man reported that he was robbed as he walked down a sidewalk in front of 5760 S. Archer at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 26. The victim told police that an attacker pushed...

allegedly burglarized a home in the 5500 block of South Kolin at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25. Victor Visinaiz was apprehended while he...

...April 25. Victor Visinaiz was apprehended while he was found hiding in a yard at 5632 S. Kolmar, according to police, who initially responded to a call about a man stealing packages off...

...10:55 a.m. Monday, April 23, when 18-year-old Mikhal Wynn, of the 3400 block of West 83rd Street, allegedly punched a 17-year-old boy in the face. Other students jumped in and...

police on Tuesday, April 24 at a convenience store where he works--at 6832 S. Pulaski.

Burglars broke into a construction site at 4700 S. Pulaski and stole a generator, a chop box, a miter box, a frame nailer, a power stapler and two fans. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 51-year-old man representing a Villa Park construction firm, at 5:30 a.m. Monday, April 23.

...a cinder block to smash the glass front doors of the Cricket wireless store at 5133 S. Cicero at 4:26 a.m. Friday, April 27. The crime was discovered by police responding...

Burglars smashed the front window of the Metro PCS store at 8117 S. Pulaski at about 4 a.m. Friday, April 27. The crime was discovered when an alarm...

Burglars forced open the front door of an apartment in the 5300 block of West 63rd Street and stole two TVs, two designer purses, a video game console and two DVDs. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 44-year-old woman, at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.

Burglars entered a garage in the 6500 block of West 64th Place and stole a power washer. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 32-year-old woman, who added that she saw no sign of forced entry.

Burglars broke into a garage in the 5200 block of South Kilpatrick and broke into a vehicle parked inside—but nothing appeared to be stolen, according to the victim, a 31-year-old woman. The crime was discovered at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, when the victim saw the garage’s overhead door open.

    Crime News Update
    Gage Park mom stabbed, dies two days before wedding leaving behind an eight-year-old son. Carolina González, of the 5600 block of Sacramento, was apparently stabbed as she sat in a car parked in front of 5959 S. Sacramento at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
    http://www.swchicagopost.com

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    The prostitutes they they arrested have been arrested more than once and they keep coming back. So whats the use there not learning. Sorry for the mom who was killed in her car but you don't just sit in your car anymore its not safe.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    after reading all the articles, this whole city is under seige.....so so sad.....makes yeah want to just stay in doors...

May 07

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May 02

Updated May 02

Old Checkers

I was wondering has anyone heard what might be in the space that Checkers hamburgers once occupied at Archer & Narragansett?

May 01

Apr 22

Updated Apr 24

Housing needed

A 64 year old male needs either a room to rent or a small studio apartment. He is a smoker, no pets. He would need this by 4/30/18. Thank you

Apr 24

Apr 21

Apr 18

Apartment needed

64 year old male seeking either a small studio or kitchenette apartment in the Garfield Ridge area. Smoker, no pets. Needed by 4/30/18.

Apr 15

Moving help to Galena, Illinois

I need someone with either a van or a pick-up truck to help me with a move to Galena, Illinois which is about 160 miles from my apartment in Garfield Ridge. I have boxes and a big cat tree. This move would be on 4/27.

Apr 13

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Is This Your Lost Dog? #Chicago #IL #SleepyHollow #LeclaireCourts (Cicero & 46th) Female Mix.Tan/White Call 630-660-0755. This dog is not for adoption - finder will only accept calls/from the actual owner Friendly. Found 04/12/2018. Cook County. 60638. To see this pet’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2279886 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2279886


Apr 05

Apr 02

Crime News Update

...was stabbed and robbed as he sat in his car in a parking lot at 4731 S. Cicero at 12:30 a.m. Monday, April 2. The victim told police that he was...

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...as a weapons charge, after police--acting on a warrant--searched his home in the 7200 block of South Troy at about 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Damian Lopez was taken into custody...

...his cousin’s friend while in the drive-thru of the Wendy’s restaurant at 5729 S. Kedzie at about 11 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Joel A. Vasquez, of the 5600 block...

...S. Kedzie at about 11 p.m. Sunday, April 1. Joel A. Vasquez, of the 5600 block of South Spaulding, was arrested by police in the drive-thru at a bank in the 3500 block...

...South Spaulding, was arrested by police in the drive-thru at a bank in the 3500 block of West 63rd Street after the purported victim, a 27-year-old Gage Park man, said he bolted from...

...live in Beats 815 or 821 (see map), come to St. Bruno School (south entrance), 4839 S. Harding, at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 and attend your monthly CAPS meeting. Hear...

...year-old West Lawn woman reported that a masked intruder entered her home in the 4300 block of West Marquette Road, but left when she woke up and confronted the intruder, at about 8:17 p...

...reported that he was beaten and robbed as he walked down a sidewalk in the 6100 block of South California at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The victim told police that three men...

...he was knocked to the ground and robbed as he walked down a sidewalk at 4700 S. Kedzie at about 11 p.m. Saturday, March 31. The victim told police that he had...

...man reported that someone stole a high-definition security camera off his garage in the 5100 block of South Massasoit at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, March 25. He reported the crime a week later...

Burglars entered Greg’s Auto Repair, 5724 S. Archer, and stole an air compressor. The crime was discovered by a 56-year-old employee at about 11 a.m. Thursday, March 29. Police were told that the shop’s front door was found open but not damaged.

Burglars forced open the service door of a garage in the 5000 block of South Lawler and stole assorted change from a vehicle parked inside. The crime was discovered by the victim, a 52-year-old woman, at 5:25 a.m. Friday, March 30.

    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

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