8 hours ago

At Least 2 Dead, 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

About 8:30 p.m., a 72-year-old man was wounded by gunfire on the border of the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The man was crossing the street in the 5600 block of West Fullerton Avenue when someone in a red SUV opened fire, according to police.

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...Side. Jamerydus Williams was sitting on a sidewalk about 11:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street when someone walked up to him and opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County...

...on the Northwest Side. About 7:10 p.m., Jesus A. Lopez was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue when someone exited a vehicle parked in an alley, approached the boy and fired several...

...11:45 p.m., the 30-year-old was on a front porch in the 1400 block of South Millard Avenue when someone in a passing gold-colored car opened fire, police said. The man was...

About an hour earlier on the South Side, a 38-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. About 10:10 p.m., the woman was walking in the 6200 block of South Vernon Avenue when she heard gunshots and felt pain, police said.

...of the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The boy was walking in the 6100 block of South King Drive when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in arm, according to police...

About 9 p.m., a man was shot and wounded in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 37-year-old was standing on a sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Western Avenue when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said.

Two 17-year-olds were shot about 6:20 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. The boys were standing on a sidewalk in the 6800 block of South East End when someone shot at them from a silver-colored car, according to police.

    At Least 2 Dead, 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    Two elderly men were the unintended victims of shootings on the West Side during the 24-hour period; each received wounds that were not life threatening. In addition to the 15 civilian shootings Saturday, a man killed by a police officer in South Shore sparked protests that lasted into the night.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

10 hours ago

Boy, 16, fatally shot on the Northwest Side among 11 shot Saturday night, Sunday morning

He was crossing the street about 8:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Fullerton when an assailant in a red sport-utility vehicle fired a gun, hitting the senior...

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The boy was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue in the city’s Belmont Central neighborhood about 7:10 p.m. when he was shot, Chicago police said.

Two boys, both 17, were shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 6800 block of South East End Avenue in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, police said.

Around 5:30 p.m., Chicago police fatally shot a man near the intersection of 71st Street and Chappel Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. A violent clash erupted two hours later, between demonstrators and police.

About 9 p.m. in Gage Park, a 37-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while was standing on the sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Western Avenue. He showed up at Holy Cross Hospital and and was transferred to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

About 9:50 p.m. in Washington Park, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the arm while walking in the 6700 block of South Martin Luther King Drive. He didn’t see where the shots came from, police said. He was taken to Comer Childrens Hospital and was stable.

...10:10 p.m. in West Woodlawn, a 38-year-old woman walking in the 6200 block of South Vernon Avenue was shot twice in the arm, once in the stomach and once in the ankle...

About 11:15 p.m. in South Austin, a 20-year-old man was fatally shot while sitting on the sidewalk in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street. Someone walked up and shot him in the chest, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

...old man was shot multiple times as he sat on a front porch in the 1400 block of South Millard Avenue. Someone inside a gold sedan driving by shot him in the shoulder, hip and abdomen...

About 12:25 a.m. Sunday in Altgeld Gardens, two people walked up and shot at a 48-year-old man standing in a backyard in the 13200 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said. The man was hit in the chest. He was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in serious condition.

Shortly after 1:25 a.m. in West Pullman, a 44-year-old man standing by his car in the 1600 block of South Morgan Street heard gunshots and felt pain, then realized he’d been shot in his foot, police said. He was taken to Christ Hospital in good condition.

    Boy, 16, fatally shot on the Northwest Side among four shot in drive-bys Saturday night
    Four people were shot in two hours Saturday night, including a 16-year-old boy who died and a 72-year-old man wounded in the leg while crossing the street on the Northwest Side. The boy was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue in the city's Belmont Central neighborhood about 7:10 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated 10 hours ago

Mayor's trip to China

Mayor is buying our new trains and buses from China. What happened to his pledge to keep jobs here in the Chicago area. Can't we take care of ourselves?

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19 hours ago

Boy, 16, fatally shot on the Northwest Side among four shot in drive-bys Saturday night

He was crossing the street about 8:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Fullerton when an assailant in a red sport-utility vehicle fired a gun, hitting the senior...

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The boy was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue in the city’s Belmont Central neighborhood about 7:10 p.m. when it happened, Chicago police said.

Two boys, both 17, were shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 6800 block of South East End Avenue in the city’s South Shore neighborhood, police said.

Around 5:30 p.m., Chicago police fatally shot a man near the intersection of 71st Street and Chappel Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. A violent clash erupted two hours later, between demonstrators and police.

    Boy, 16, fatally shot on the Northwest Side among four shot in drive-bys Saturday night
    Four people were shot in two hours Saturday night, including a 16-year-old boy who died and a 72-year-old man wounded in the leg while crossing the street on the Northwest Side. The boy was in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue in the city's Belmont Central neighborhood about 7:10 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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100 Blocks / 100 Churches and a Smoke Out

Join us this evening with Pastor Hemphill and the 25th Police District.
5856 W Division Street @ 6 pm.

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5 days ago

Chicago cop involved in controversial fatal shooting cleared of bar fight charge by judge

Gallagher cited facts supporting the self-defense argument in his brief ruling from the bench at the branch courthouse at Grand and Central avenues.

    Chicago cop involved in controversial fatal shooting cleared by judge in bar fight
    A Cook County judge has acquitted Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo of beating two men in a tavern in December while he was on desk duty for the controversial fatal shooting of two people. Judge Daniel Gallagher on Tuesday cleared Rialmo on two counts of misdemeanor battery stemming from the fight captured on video in a Far Northwest Side bar.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Chicago cop involved in controversial fatal shooting cleared by judge in bar fight

Gallagher cited facts supporting the self-defense argument in his brief ruling from the bench at the branch courthouse at Grand and Central avenues.

    Chicago cop involved in controversial fatal shooting cleared by judge in bar fight
    A Cook County judge has acquitted Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo of beating two men in a tavern in December while he was on desk duty for the controversial fatal shooting of two people. Judge Daniel Gallagher on Tuesday cleared Rialmo on two counts of misdemeanor battery stemming from the fight captured on video in a Far Northwest Side bar.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

6 days ago

Chicago cop in controversial fatal shooting goes on trial for misdemeanor charges in bar fight

...cases in the austere brick courtroom with a grubby drop ceiling at the courthouse at Grand and Central avenues...

    Chicago cop in controversial fatal shooting goes on trial for misdemeanor charges in bar fight
    Another trial centering on the actions of Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo kicked off Monday as his lawyer argued that the cop was defending himself from "very intoxicated" aggressors when he punched two men in the face while off-duty at a tavern in December.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Jul 06

50 Year Old Man Shot in the Back as he walked away from an argument

This was too close to home to remain silent!

On the Northwest Side, a 50-year-old man was shot IN THE BACK in a domestic argument in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said. He was arguing with someone he knew around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2018 when the person shot him as he walked away in the 2600 block of North Major Avenue (near Schubert Ave).

This was just 6 doors down from my mom's house!

The victim was stabilized...

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This was too close to home to remain silent!

On the Northwest Side, a 50-year-old man was shot IN THE BACK in a domestic argument in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said. He was arguing with someone he knew around 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2018 when the person shot him as he walked away in the 2600 block of North Major Avenue (near Schubert Ave).

This was just 6 doors down from my mom's house!

The victim was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The shooter is under arrest.

This inspired me to write this little prayer and create these signs (PDFs) in English and Spanish for others to print and tape to each of the Light Poles on their block. (Get creative, use bright yellow paper or laminate them for endurance.) Put them in your front windows and on your rear (driver side) car door windows...

Maybe if our neighbors read these over-and-over again - one or two of them will take pause before the senseless harm or death to another?

Holster Your Gun -ENG.pdf - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f5Xej49pAOcl6BRCkv4RHims5KlPkA3Q
Holster Your Gun -SPA.pdf - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-Z9UkFjZAli6DHVkL9jKIbEj-GHXRDUq

Do it or not - it's up to you.

I am not anti-gun.
I am anti-stupidity.
I am against the foolish use of lethal force when it is not called for - like when your life is NOT threatened.
Verbal or domestic arguments should NEVER be resolved by gunfire!

Please pass this on to all you love!
Thanks for your help!
FG

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-shootings-violence-20180703-story.html

  • Padre ,

    Very nice. Unfortunately those who would choose lethal force would never pay any attention to this on light post.
    This would be nice to hear from the pulpit , in a preshift meeting before starting work, on a tee shirt. On the wall in a barber shop, Starbucks or dunkin donuts. Or a bench on the street waiting for the bus.
    Even on the wall of a funeral home. On the expressway billboards.

  • Father Greg God knows what you did...

    What would it cost to publish in places like you said? Pennies? We OURSELVES must stop the insanity of violence NOW! Can we rely upon our elected and appointed officials?
    History says NO. Can we rely on our churches to make declarations? History says NO.

    Sadly, the only church "smart...

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    What would it cost to publish in places like you said? Pennies? We OURSELVES must stop the insanity of violence NOW! Can we rely upon our elected and appointed officials?
    History says NO. Can we rely on our churches to make declarations? History says NO.

    Sadly, the only church "smart enough" to avoid entanglement with the government is the Roman Catholics, a private "corporation sole". All other churches have been lured, by their boards of directors, into filing and acting "under the government" and not maintaining their true constitutional right for separation "from government".

    I’m not saying the Roman church is the "right way", I don't think they are, I’m saying other churches that ELECT under IRS 501 code are doing the wrong way. That’s because once a parish declares itself a NFP corp. under the IRS - they are FORBIDDEN to make any statement from the pulpit which may be seen as political, even for the benefit of their flock.

    If you don't believe - just look to pastor Pfleger of St. Sabina's Church on the south side of Chicago. The gov/IRS cannot stop or threaten him or his church - Why? Because they are outside civil law and act under "God's law" while protected by our constitution. Even Jesse Jackson, Sr. is now BEHIND Pfleger - he knows, as Roman Catholic pastor, is unstoppable.

    I’m sure I’m going to take some push-back for saying all this - but the law was established 242 years ago to insure that this would remain true today. We must all become smarter and think for ourselves - allow the rule of law that was originally enshrined in our constitution to prevail.

    Finally, back to our government and pastors/churches failing us to put educational pressure on society to stop unwarranted lethal violence as a solution to personal, domestic, or economic conflict - until every church is free to say what it needs to say - we will all be damned to the culture of violence that bubbles up from the frustration of those not taught to believe that EVERY life has value

Jun 30

Updated Jul 03

Lost Cat

Cat missing from Fullerton/Central/Grand area. The family would like to find as soon as possible. Child is missing their pet. If you find this cat there is a reward being offered. If you have the cat in your possession please call 773-807-5923. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. Please spread the word on Facebook.

  • PetParent Founder of Pitter Patter Parenting

    OMG, that's awful. Another reason to keep our kitties indoors. I'm so sorry for the family, especially any children. Thanks for trying to help.

  • It is very sad. From what I understand she had gotten out around the placement of an air conditioner. Thank you also for being concerned enough to offer good advice.

Jul 03

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Jul 02

Fireworks Safety and Holiday Office Hours

Just a reminder for the Holiday Week.

Jul 02

Jul 02

  • Passport to the World!

    Teacher Rosario is asking for $2009.99:
    My students need Chromebooks and a charging cart to support research in the classroom.
    Dr J Prieto Math & Science Academy Comment

Jul 01

Lost - Family dog (beagle) Bucky. Please help us find him.

Family dog (beagle) Bucky is missing from Wellington Ave/McVicker Ave, Belmont Central area. A family is missing a dear member since 11:30am, Sunday, July 1st. If you find him, there is a REWARD being offered. If you have him in your possession, please call 312-451-6175. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. PLEASE, PLEASE, help us find him and post on your Facebook page any other Social Media.

Jul 01

Lost - Family dog (beagle) Bucky. Please help us find him.

Family dog (beagle) Bucky is missing from Wellington Ave/McVicker Ave, Belmont Central area. A family is missing a dear member since 11:30am, Sunday, June 1st. If you find him, there is a reward being offered. If you have him in your possession, please call 312-451-6175. Any possible sightings in the area please respond to this posting. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP US, spread the word on Facebook and any other social media. Thank you!

Jul 01

Emergency- Please help us locate our family beagle. His name is Bucky.

Please help us locate our family beagle Bucky. He has been in our family since he was only a few mobths old. He was last seen in the intersection of McVicker Ave and Wellington Ave. Around 11:30am. Sunday, June 1st. He is wearing a Kong brand gray collar. Please contact me at 312-451-6175 or call 911 to report you have seen him.

Jul 01

Emergency- Missing Family Beagle His name is Bucky

Please help us locate Bucky. He’s been in our family since ha was a few months old. He’s our family member. He has brown, black and white spots. Wearing a Kongo gray collar. No tags. He was last seen in the area of Wellington Ave and McVicker Ave. Please contact me at 312-451-6175 if found or call 911 to report.

Jul 01

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  • Movers and Shakers

    Ms. Calhoun is asking for $405.84:
    My students need alternative seats for movement in order to focus their energies on our new learning opportunities.
    Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy Comment

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Swastikas at Kilbourn Park

Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were...

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Hello,

It deeply saddens to me to notify everyone that on Sunday June 17 a number of swastika, white nationalist, anti refugee, and generally hateful stickers with razor blades hidden underneath were found at and around Kilbourn Park.

Majority of these were removed by community members and myself in the presence of police officers. Over TEN razor blades were located under the stickers, so that should anyone attempt to remove these stickers, the potential for harm was present. These were within the playground perimeter as well.

Police have asked that if more stickers of this nature are found to please call Area North headquarters at (312) 744-8263 with the location of the stickers and state that you are calling to report more stickers of a hateful nature to add to the already existing report from Kilbourn park on 6/17/18.

At this time they requested that they not be removed so that an officer may come evidence the sticker and potentially collect prints.

Currently, there are still stickers within the park that have not been removed and I intend to call the authorities today to inquire why they have not been taken down. Additionally, municipal stop signs at Kenneth and Roscoe still have stickers as well as a pedestrian yield sign at 3342 Kostner.

Thank you for your attention and awareness of this event.

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