2 days ago

Updated 19 hours ago

Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies

Turnbow, who lived in the 4600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, was pronounced dead on Wednesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police found Turnbow after the shooting facedown near a park in Bronzeville about 5:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies
    A woman who was caught in an exchange of gunfire near a South Side park last month has died, officials said Sunday. Traci Turnbow, 28, was shot in the head on April 29 when a man in a white Jaguar and several men on bicycles were firing at each other in Bronzeville, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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May 15

Updated 39 hours ago

Segregation in Chicago won't be solved while anti-"gentrification" sentiment flourishes.

The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to...

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The Metropolitan Planning Council recently published a report of 25 steps we can take to address the segregation epidemic in Chicago.

Know what's funny? Or, maybe I should say, sad? Nowhere in the report do they address the fact that in today's political/social climate, when 'whites' move into any one given area on the South and/or West sides...they're not welcomed as "segregation busters". No, they're more often called 'gentrifiers'.

It's the new trendy bigotry...and its been cultivated and allowed to fester to the point where, even local alderman have come out amongst the ranks of the Chicago machine to decry its atrocities: "How dare white professionals think they can move into one of these areas!" Think that's hyperbolic? Look at some of the anti-development ordinances being proposed by these political 'leaders' in traditionally underserved communities. Wake up friends. They want to keep these areas economically depressed and artificially deflated to secure votes of their own prosperity - not yours. The first black POTUS can't even open his community center without legions of protests and controversy from the "where's mine!" crowd ... and we think segregation is going to be busted by a few talking points on educational policy and equity?

Nah. This is a top-down epidemic. Years of race-baiting and pandering have created this cultural cancer. Race relations have gotten worse, not better. And this disparity of equity has been created, curated and maintained by the Chicago machine. Let's not forget that.

Tough conversations and new ideas are what will solve these issues. We'll end segregation when we celebrate our individual strengths vs obsessing over our petty differences. And they are just that...beyond petty. White, black, we're all the same. But we can't fight REAL racism when we're too busy chasing fake boogeymen.

http://www.metroplanning.org/costofsegregation/roadmap.aspx?utm_source=%2froadmap&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=redirect

    Our Equitable Future: A Roadmap for the Chicago Region - Metropolitan Planning Council
    http://www.metroplanning.org
  • @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has...

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    @Vox - As I've mentioned multiple times now, I'm not asking or expecting to be "welcomed" as anything. I've merely been pointing out how whites are perceived when they move into these areas - it's made into a racial issue when it's quite clearly an economic one. Black gentrification has been taking place along the south lakefront for a LONG time as more and more affluent blacks settled back into the area ... it was only when whites started to move in that chants of "gentrification" became so prominent. It's a dog and pony show.

    As far as compassion, lets take your specific example: I'm supposed to feel compassion for a family who made the conscious, personal decision(s) to have multiple children when they could barely support themselves to begin with? The Brookings Institute (a fairly liberal organization I might add) published a study a few years back noting three things anyone (regardless of race/economic status) could do to greatly reduce their chances of falling into poverty:
    1) Finish high school
    2) Get a full-time job
    3) Wait until age 21 to get married and DON'T have children before you get married

    Now, I already know what you're going to say ... "jobs, what jobs!?" Well, not only has our nation reached historically low unemployment rates (a trend Obama helped kick off nearly a decade ago), there's a ton of jobs out there! What we LACK, are qualified workers to fill these positions. Just Google "lack of skilled and unskilled workers" and you'll be inundated with reports highlighting industries across America that can't find qualified workers to fill open positions.

    So no, I don't get this rush of compassion for large families who birth more children into poverty than their more affluent counterparts when they're already under heavy economic burdens given their personal circumstances. If that sounds harsh, than I guess it's just going to have to sound harsh. But, that's exactly why I said tough conversations are in order.

2 days ago

Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies

Turnbow, who lived in the 4600 block of South Vincennes Avenue, was pronounced dead on Wednesday at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police found Turnbow after the shooting facedown near a park in Bronzeville about 5:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Woman caught in crossfire of South Side shooting dies
    A woman who was caught in an exchange of gunfire near a South Side park last month has died, officials said Sunday. Traci Turnbow, 28, was shot in the head on April 29 when a man in a white Jaguar and several men on bicycles were firing at each other in Bronzeville, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

2 days ago

BAG LOST "GROCERIES" JEWEL OSCO 35TH South State Street, North West Corner, May 14, 2018

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4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Found Dog

Found this little guy near the corner of 43rd Street and S Indiana Ave around 6:45 this morning. He's been dropped off at Chicago Animal Care and Control at 2741 S Western Ave where he'll be held for 4-5 days and then put up for adoption and/or released to a rescue organization. Please help him get back to his family.

  • Don't forget the reality of euthanasia due to lack of space at shelters or due to not being in perfect health. People, you need to get your dogs microchipped. A dog is not a toy, it is a living being

  • I talked to several neighbors and it appears this dog had been a stray for a long time so he might not have a family looking for him. I called several no-kill shelters before I took him to CACC and they wouldn't accept him as a stray off the street. Because he's small, cute and relatively well behaved, the consensus is he'll find a forever home soon.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Driver crashes into Hammond building after medical incident

...Hammond after the driver suffered a medical incident.Officers responded to the scene on the 5000 block of Calumet Avenue at approximately 5:00 a.m. and found a 2008 Chevy Malibu driven by a...

    Driver crashes into Hammond building after medical incident
    Live Broadcast WATCH NOW BREAKING NEWS ROYAL WEDDING 2018: Live stream of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day WATCH LIVE BREAKING NEWS ROYAL WEDDING 2018: Live stream of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day A car struck the side of a building early Saturday morning in Hammond after the driver suffered a medical incident.
    http://abc7chicago.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Wilding Mob Attack Criminals Still At Large

Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob,...

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Some of the mainstream Chicago press is FINALLY at least covering the brutal crime story of a large wilding mob that originated around us (~ 47th and Dan Ryan Red Line) invaded North Michigan Avenue, proceeded to stop traffic, jump on people's cars and in one case viciously attack a young couple. The last I heard the victim was in critical condition with a fractured skull!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

Local pols and police spokesmen have been covering up this terrible flash mob, wilding attack, trying to spin it off as just teens acting a little rowdy or worse the police lied and said it was a case of two groups fighting. No, it was a case of a young suburban man and his girl friend coming off the Oak Street Beach and getting jumped and nearly or maybe even murdered by a large group of 25-50 South Side punks who organized these attacks on Social Media. We should set up an award for information that leads to the arrest, prosecute and severe punishment of these dangerous criminals who do these violent attacks for fun.

    CPD scrambles to explain why parents of injured suburban man ignored
    The Chicago Police Department is scrambling to explain why the parents of a 21-year-old suburban man - who suffered a serious head injury after a Gold Coast attack by a mob of teenagers - were ignored for days when they tried to file a police report. Local Ald.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

May 12

Updated 6 days ago

Teen wilding mob from 47th street invades Mag Mile

CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also...

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CWB (Boystown) anti crime blog is reporting that huge mob of teens from our South Side (reportedly ~ 47th street around Red Line) organized a large (500 plus) teen wilding attacks on the Magnificent Mile. Many people were terrorized and one suburban young man and his girl friend were surrounded and viciously beaten. The young man victim had his skull fractured and was/is listed in critical condition. The mainstream media has completely censored this story for political reasons and also the tourist industry on North Michigan ave works hard to suppress crime stories of tourists being robbed or attacked.

The reports that I trust indicate this was an organized gang wilding attack - gang colors were Red and Black and might be some gang initiation for teens ~ 13 and 14 years old.

Please use your neighborhood contacts to find out exactly who organized this murderous flash mob, wilding invasion/attack. We should be prepared for similar organized wilding attacks in our communities.

I highly recommend this anti crime blog based in Boystown:

http://www.cwbchicago.com/2018/05/mag-mile-goes-wild-at-least-four.html

    Mag Mile Goes Wild: At Least Four Injured As Dozens Of Teens Run Rampant Near Historic Water Tower
    UPDATE MAY 8: Local alderman now says cops were "vastly outnumbered" and an internal review is underway to determine why police "early warning" system about mob actions failed. See our full update on this development HERE. Our original report follows.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com
  • Tony B in RP neighbor @ Lunt

    Thank you for this info because it's very important.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    More lies, cover ups by the Chicago Dem elite including some in the Chicago Police Department. This terrible wilding mob attack on this young suburban couple - the victim last I heard is in critical condition with a fractured skull! Police failed to even make a police report and lied that said it was just a fight between two groups! yeah right: At least the Sun Times is reporting on this brutal crime story instead of covering it all up like the rest of the fake news, lying press: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cpd-scrambles-to-explain-why-parents-of-injured-suburban-man-ignored/

6 days ago

Safety and Security Meeting

Don't miss tonight's (May 16) safety and security community meeting! The meeting will take place St. Paul and the Redeemer (4945 S. Dorchester Ave.) at 7 p.m. See attached flyer for details. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call our office at (773) 536-8103.

May 15

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May 09

Updated May 11

Pop Up Car Parties

These street parties have to end. Between State and Wabash on 37th street every day people park their cars during “happy hour” and basically drink, smoke, urinate and litter. On weekends this will grow into a bigger problem. I don’t understand why the police don’t stop this. It causes litter, property damage and will ultimately lead to crime. Who wants to come home to a pop-up block party of people drinking beer in the street? Not me. And this wouldn’t be allowed in most parts of Chicago. Please tell me what I need to do to make this stop.

May 11

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May 09

Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville

The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

The third robbery happened May 7 about 12.25 a.m. in the 400 block of East 48th Street, police said.

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The first robbery happened April 20 shortly after 4 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Three days later, the robbers struck again about 10 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, police said.

    Armed robbers in a dark minivan targeting victims in Bronzeville
    Police issued an alert Wednesday afternoon warning of two men who are traveling in a dark minivan and have been robbing victims in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said the robbers approach the victims on foot, display a weapon and take their property. In one incident the robbers were seen getting out of a dark minivan, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 01

Updated May 08

35th and indiana

so is anyone going to do something about the heavy drug dealing and homeless that hang out on 35th and indiana. Those people are not homeless cause the street is empty when the drugs run out. I really think the police are scared of these hoodlums. any ideas?

  • Hendrix333 new to Chicago

    @Douglas_Peep
    Yes! "Robust community policing and strategic, targeted approaches" - we've got to find a way to make this a reality.

  • Ben in Bronzeville Let's Build a Stronger City

    Watkins - great way to lay out the balance needed. Hopefully you got the name or some identification of the officer you mentioned and made a complaint. Letting the Alderman of the beat that officer is on is a good idea also to keep the pressure on. You can tell what beat an officer is on by looking at the number on the top right of the vehicle. Need to get the bad ones out to let the good ones do their job.

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May 03

Chicago Weather: Microburst caused South Side roof damage, NWS says

The severe weather also chewed up the roof of a four-story apartment building at South King Drive and East 50th Street. Firefighters responded to make sure everyone was OK. CFD had to keep residents out of the building overnight because of the intense wind.

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Thick branches of a large tree came crashing down onto two cars parked on the street below at North Hamlin and West Leland avenues in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Part of the tree extends all the way across the street, so police kept people from getting too close.

Lightning struck the back door of a house in the 2200-block of North Menard Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The gutters appeared to have blown off where the bolt of lightning hit. Everyone in the house was safe.

    Microburst caused South Side roof damage, NWS says
    The storms were relentless overnight, causing damage across the city. The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that a microburst caused damage to roof on Chicago's South Side. The roof of a building in the city's Garfield Ridge neighborhood was ripped off, leaving dozens of people without a place to live.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 03

Chicago Weather: Microburst caused storm damage on South Side, NWS says

The severe weather also chewed up the roof of a four-story apartment building at South King Drive and East 50th Street. Firefighters responded to make sure everyone was OK. CFD had to keep residents out of the building overnight because of the intense wind.

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...a large tree came crashing down onto two cars parked on the street below at North Hamlin and West Leland avenues in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Part of the tree extends all the way...

...people from getting too close.Lightning struck the back door of a house in the 2200-block of North Menard Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The gutters appeared to have blown off where...

    Microburst caused storm damage on South Side, NWS says
    The storms were relentless overnight, causing damage across the city. The National Weather Service confirmed Thursday that a microburst caused damage to buildings on Chicago's South Side. The roof of a building in the city's Garfield Ridge neighborhood was ripped off, leaving dozens of people without a place to live.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 03

200 people displaced after high winds tear off roof of Bronzeville apartment building

All 200 residents of the building at 50th and King Drive will probably have to wait a few days to return to their apartments, after high winds tore off part of the building’s roof.

432-455 E. 50th Pl.

    200 people displaced after high winds tear off roof of Bronzeville apartment building
    CHICAGO -- An apartment building in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood is partially collapsed, apparently by a microburst from Wednesday night's storms. All 200 residents of the building at 50th and King Drive will probably have to wait a few days to return to their apartments, after high winds tore off part of the building's roof.
    http://wgntv.com

May 03

Storms Cause Damage to Cars on Chicago's Northwest Side

Around 5:45 p.m., the roof collapsed on the building in the 5000 block of South King Drive, according to Chicago police. No injuries were reported, officials said, and the American Red Cross was on the scene assisting residents.

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On Chicago's Northwest Side, several cars were damaged after a massive tree branch snapped and fell in the 3800 block of West Leland Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. [[481608381, C]]

    Storms Cause Damage to Cars on Chicago's Northwest Side
    Many Chicago-area residents woke up to damage to the homes and cars Thursday after a round of storms passed through the region.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

May 03

Overnight storms cause severe damage across Chicago area

In Bronzeville, a possible microburst may have caused a partial building collapse at 50th and King Drive, where up to 200 people have been displaced due to unsafe conditions.

    Overnight storms cause severe damage across Chicago area
    CHICAGO -- Overnight storms lead to damage across several parts of the Chicago area -- particularly south and southwest of the city near Midway Airport. The good news: no serious injuries were reported. By many accounts, the storm was fast and furious.
    http://wgntv.com

May 03

Chicago Weather: Severe storm brings heavy rain, flooding, damage

...The severe weather also chewed up the roof of a four-story apartment building at South King Drive and East 50th Street. Firefighters responded to make sure everyone was OK. CFD had to keep residents out of...

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...a large tree came crashing down onto two cars parked on the street below at North Hamlin and West Leland avenues in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood. Part of the tree extends all the way...

...people from getting too close.Lightning struck the back door of a house in the 2200-block of North Menard Avenue in the city's Belmont Cragin neighborhood. The gutters appeared to have blown off where...

    Chicago Weather: Severe storm brings heavy rain, flooding, damage
    After the rain let up Thursday morning, there was a huge improvement on Chicago area roads. Expressways and local streets were slick after severe storms brought heavy rain, wind and lightning overnight. Standing water was an issue for areas southwest of the city.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 03

May 03

Thunderstorms hit Chicago area, severe storm watch in effect

In the Bronzeville neighborhood, a four-story apartment building just north of Washington Park, at 51st Street and King Drive, was damaged by high winds, according to a Chicago Fire Department tweet. No one was...

...weather-related emergencies, including trees that fell on buildings including at a home in near 49th Street and Indiana Avenue, said Marjani Williams, a spokeswoman for Streets and San. Anyone who sees a downed tree...

    Thunderstorms hit Chicago area, severe storm watch in effect
    All of northern Illinois was under a severe thunderstorm watch Wednesday evening, as the Chicago area makes the full transition from below-freezing temperatures on Sunday to late-spring weather. A few severe thunderstorms blew through parts of Cook, DuPage and Will counties late in the afternoon, with 1-inch hail falling at Midway Airport, in Summit and in Bourbonnais, according to the National Weather Service.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

May 03

Severe Thunderstorms Causing Wind And Hail Damage

Several buildings have roof damage. These buildings are in the 5000 block of King Drive.

    Severe Thunderstorms Causing Wind And Hail Damage
    CHICAGO (CBS) - CBS 2's Ed Curran is driving through the storms in the mobile weather lab. He reports severe thunderstorms moving east at 45 miles per hour over Wilmette. Severe Thunderstorm Over Wilmette Moving E At 45 MPH. 60 MPH Wind Gusts, Large Hail. Hail Damage to Vehicles is Expected.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 03

Storm Damage Leaves Hundreds Displaced

There are 96 rental units inside the apartment complex located in the 5000 block of South King Drive in Chicago.

    Storm Damage Leaves Hundreds Displaced
    CHICAGO (CBS) - The storms were so powerful Wednesday they ripped at least part of a roof off an apartment building in Bronzeville, leaving hundreds homeless. There are 96 rental units inside the apartment complex located in the 5000 block of South King Drive in Chicago.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

May 03

Chicago Weather: Strong storms move through area, roofs badly damaged in Grand Boulevard, Garfield Ridge

The Chicago Fire Department responded to the 5000-block of South King Drive. Part of the roof is missing, and debris can be seen littering the sidewalk outside...

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Neighbors said the storm came and went quickly just before 5 p.m., leaving a lot of damage behind in the 5200-block of South Lotus.

    Roofs badly damaged in Grand Boulevard, Garfield Ridge by fast-moving, strong storms
    Damage was reported in parts of Chicago and the suburbs as fast-moving storms with strong winds, heavy rains and hail moved through the area Wednesday afternoon and evening. WATCH: Time-Lapse video of a wall of rain arriving in Chicago As of 9:30 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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