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  • Teacher Time is The Best Time!

    Teacher Haynes is asking for $335.52:
    My students need a table for small groups and differentiated instruction.
    Sumner Math & Science Academy Comment

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10 people shot, 1 fatally, in 6 hours in Chicago

...12:35 a.m. Saturday in Lawndale, a 20-year-old man walking in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street was shot when two people came out from a gangway. The man was hit in...

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The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he’d been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to police.

Police had not yet taped off the crime scene on Mozart Street north of Roosevelt Road when minutes later, less than 2 miles away in East Garfield Park, a shooter came...

...in the back of a 20-year-old man sitting on a porch in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street...

...22. He was shot in the back multiple times while in a car near the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police...

...the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police said. Another person at the gas station called 911. Medics took the man to...

About 11:15 p.m. Friday in South Austin, three people walked up to a a 26-year-old man walking in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place; at least one of them shot at the man, hitting him in the lower backside and arms, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Just after 1:45 a.m. in South Austin, a 61-year-old man walking in the 100 block of South Waller Avenue was the unintended target of another shooting, police said. The man did not see who fired the shots, and was hit in the ankle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

...year-old man realized he’d been shot in the arm while driving in the 2900 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He didn’t see where the gunshots came from, but suddenly experienced pain...

About 2:10 a.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 46-year-old man standing in an alley in the 400 block of East Kensington Avenue was shot in the leg by someone inside a vehicle of unknown color and model, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, and was stabilized, police said.

...after 5:15 a.m. in East Garfield Park, two men were shot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue. A 21-year-old man was shot in the mouth and got himself to Mount...

    10 shot in 6 hours in Chicago
    The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he'd been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Federal Law (Some states have additional restrictions)
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/whom-may-unlicensed-person-transfer-firearms-under-gca

    To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?

    A person may transfer a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his or her State, provided the transferor does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the transferee is prohibited...

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    Federal Law (Some states have additional restrictions)
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/qa/whom-may-unlicensed-person-transfer-firearms-under-gca

    To whom may an unlicensed person transfer firearms under the GCA?

    A person may transfer a firearm to an unlicensed resident of his or her State, provided the transferor does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the transferee is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. There may be State laws that regulate intrastate firearm transactions. A person considering transferring a firearm should contact his or her State Attorney General’s Office to inquire about the laws and possible State or local restrictions.

    Generally, for a person to lawfully transfer a firearm to an unlicensed person who resides out of State, the firearm must be shipped to a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) within the transferee’s State of residence. The transferee may then receive the firearm from the FFL upon completion of an ATF Form 4473 and a NICS background check.

    A person may loan or rent a firearm to a resident of any State for temporary use for lawful sporting purposes, if he or she or she does not know or have reasonable cause to believe the person is prohibited from receiving or possessing firearms under Federal law. Another exception is provided for transfers of firearms to nonresidents to carry out a lawful bequest or acquisition by intestate succession. This exception would authorize the transfer of a firearm to a nonresident who inherits a firearm under the will of a decedent.

    A person may transfer a firearm to a licensee in any State. However, a firearm other than a curio or relic may not be transferred interstate to a licensed collector.

    [18 U.S.C 922(a)(5) and 922(d); 27 CFR 478.30, 478.32]

  • Notice there is no exception for gun shows, it doesn't matter if it is a long gun or a pistol. The residency of the buyer and seller are what is important. Bottom line is Federal Law says that no background check is needed when the private sale or gift is...

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    Notice there is no exception for gun shows, it doesn't matter if it is a long gun or a pistol. The residency of the buyer and seller are what is important. Bottom line is Federal Law says that no background check is needed when the private sale or gift is to another resident of the state that the seller/gift giver resides in. If someone in Indiana is selling guns to residents of other states without going through an FFL, then they have violated Federal Laws! The law is there but as we all know, criminals don't follow the laws. Arrest and prosecute the violators to the fullest extent of the law. Additional laws won't change anything and slaps on the wrist for the few that are prosecuted just encourage the law breakers.

    I agree that straw purchasers are a problem. They are a problem in Illinois and Indiana, along with many other states. But why are those convicted of this crime not being punished to the fullest extent of the law? Why does the Cook County Attorney reduce the charges to a lessor offense and give them probation? No law changes are necessary, the laws are there for straw purchasers it is a felony conviction sentence of ten years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. Straw purchasers are a problem in all states and it isn't particular to Illinois or Indiana, however some states aggressively enforce the law. Illinois does NOT.

    All of this goes back to my earlier comments, strictly enforce the law, pursue the crimes and charge every possible charge. If convicted sentence to the maximum punishment allowed. But our current politicians don't have the courage to do any of those. Hold the politicians accountable and vote out all who fail to do the job they are paid to do.

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    NYPD's assistant inspector general chosen as Chicago's police watchdog
    An assistant inspector general riding herd over the New York Police Department has been chosen to serve as Chicago's deputy inspector general for public safety. Joseph Lipari replaces Laura Kunard, who resigned from the $137,052-a-year job in January after just six months on the job.
    https://chicago.suntimes.com

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At Least 8 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

A 20-year-old man was walking in the 4300 block of West Flournoy at approximately 12:37 a.m. when two men emerged from a gangway and fired shots at him, police said. The man was struck in the leg, and he was taken to Mount Sinai in stable condition.

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Just after 5 a.m., two men were shot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway, police said.

In the 100 block of South Waller, a 61-year-old man was walking just before 2 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain in his ankle. According to police, the man didn’t know where the shots came from. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

A 26-year-old man is in stable condition at Roseland Hospital after he was shot in the leg, police said. The man was in an alley in the 400 block of East Kensington at approximately 2:10 a.m. when he saw a person in a vehicle fire shots at him.

In the 2900 block of South Loomis, an 18-year-old man was driving when he was shot in the arm. The man does not know where the shots came from. He is in stable condition at Rush.

Just after 3 a.m., a 27 year old man was walking in the 1100 block of South Mozart when he heard shots, police said. The man was shot in the leg, but did not see where the shots came from. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

A 20-year-old man is in stable condition after he was shot while sitting on a porch in the 3200 block of West Walnut, police said. A man emerged from a gangway and fired shots at him, striking him in the lower back. No one is in custody. 

    At Least 8 Wounded in Saturday Shootings
    At least eight people have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago on Saturday. Just after 5 a.m., two men were shot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway, police said. One of the victims, a 21-year-old, was shot in the mouth and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
    https://www.nbcchicago.com

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10 people shot, 1 fatally, in 6 hours in Chicago

...12:35 a.m. Saturday in Lawndale, a 20-year-old man walking in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street was shot when two people came out from a gangway. The man was hit in...

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Paramedics wheel a man toward an ambulance in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street, just west of Kedzie. Police said a 20-year-old man was shot while sitting on a porch on the block about 3:10 a.m. Saturday, July 14.

The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he’d been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday, according to police.

Police had not yet taped off the crime scene on Mozart Street north of Roosevelt Road when minutes later, less than 2 miles away in East Garfield Park, a shooter came...

...22. He was shot in the back multiple times while in a car near the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police...

...the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police said. Another person at the gas station called 911. Medics took the man to...

About 11:15 p.m. Friday in South Austin, three people walked up to a a 26-year-old man walking in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place; at least one of them shot at the man, hitting him in the lower backside and arms, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Just after 1:45 a.m. in South Austin, a 61-year-old man walking in the 100 block of South Waller Avenue was the unintended target of another shooting, police said. The man did not see who fired the shots, and was hit in the ankle, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

...year-old man realized he’d been shot in the arm while driving in the 2900 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He didn’t see where the gunshots came from, but suddenly experienced pain...

About 2:10 a.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 46-year-old man standing in an alley in the 400 block of East Kensington Avenue was shot in the leg by someone inside a vehicle of unknown color and model, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, and was stabilized, police said.

...after 5:15 a.m. in East Garfield Park, two men were shot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue. A 21-year-old man was shot in the mouth and got himself to Mount...

    10 shot in 6 hours in Chicago
    The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he'd been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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10 shot in 6 hours in Chicago

...after 12:35 a.m. in Lawndale, a 20-year-old man walking in the 4300 block of West Flournoy Street was shot when two people came out from a gangway. The man was hit in...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

Paramedics wheel a man toward an ambulance in the 3200 block of West Walnut Street, just west of Kedzie. Police said a 20-year-old man was shot while sitting on a porch on the block about 3:10 a.m. Saturday, July 14.

The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he’d been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police had not yet taped off the crime scene on Mozart Street north of Roosevelt Road when minutes later, less than two miles away in East Garfield Park, a shooter came...

...22. He was shot in the back multiple times while in a car near the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police...

...the 1400 block of East 67th Place, then drove himself to a gas station near 70th Street and Stony Island Avenue, police said. Another person at the gas station called 911. Medics took the man to...

About 11:15 p.m. in South Austin, three people walked up to a a 26-year-old man walking in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place and at least one of them shot at the man, hitting him in the lower backside and arms, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Just after 1:45 a.m. in South Austin, a 61-year-old man walking in the 100 block of South Waller was the unintended target of another shooting, police said. The man did not see who fired the shots, and was hit in the ankle. police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 2:40 a.m. in Bridgeport, an 18-year-old man realized he’d been shot in the arm while driving in the 2900 block of South Loomis Street, police said. He didn’t see where the gunshots came from, but suddenly experienced pain, police said. He was taken to Rush Hospital and was stable.

About 2:10 a.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 46-year-old man standing in an alley in the 400 block of East Kensington Avenue was shot in the leg by someone inside a vehicle of unknown color and model, police said. He was taken to Roseland Hospital, and was stabilized, police said.

Just after 5:15 a.m. in East Garfield Park, two men were shot the 700 block of North Ridgeway. A 21-year-old man was shot in the mouth and got himself to Mount...

    10 shot in 6 hours in Chicago
    The 27-year-old man heard gunshots while he was walking down the 1100 block of South Mozart Street in Lawndale, then discovered he'd been shot in the leg just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated 5 days ago

THANKS 2 Rat Patrol!

We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we...

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We did our spring RAT PATROL walk on Good Friday in the 6-8 block area we focus on cleaning up. They were pleasantly surprised at how much better this area is! We had a very low RAT HOLE COUNT. It is the lowest ever. A couple seniors came out of their house and thanked RAT PATROL.

It has taken quite a few years to get rats under control. Josie Cruze has helped us for about 5 years and now we have very few rats!

it is an effort involving: 1. Baiting, 2. Getting Garbage cans. #. Replacing damaged cans. 4. having Safer clean alleys, streets, parkways, vacant lots. 5. Getting weed spray.6. getting forestry to pick up branches. 7. getting flydup0ed tires, construction debris, trees, etc removed.

We now are at the point where we need CPd to issue citations for can theft, can rummaging, littering, using COMMUNITY CONCERNS and CITY SERVICES directive to continually have Beat and Patrol cars order the city service we need as well as gang/drug issues.

Everyone said this clean up could never be done. WELL...it is done!

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times...

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    Yikes! Tear downs always scatter the rat population as they look for a new home.

    This is actually pretty easy. It just takes setting up the steps, executing the steps, and rotely doing the same over and over and over.

    This year I may only have to walk 3 times instead of 8 times. IF we can keep the stuff off the ground and alleys clean.

    We were a REAL MESS with 550 active holes on half a block, once upon a time.

    Post the steps you did. What happened. It is always good to SHARE steps that work.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Gini, did u do the plan? Did u get good results?

5 days ago

Poor HD reception?

Found a 150 mile HD TV antenna. It works really well. Most of pixles reduced and channels are more clear.

On my block lots tell me they have problems with this. Here is the solution!

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Does anybody remember ECON101 in High School?

There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the...

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There was a guns/butter price chart. Economic said that the more guns produced the less butter would result. Guns means military. Butter means consumer items.

Since no one is using classic economics jargon; does this mean that Trump asking for other countries to spend MORE on military is an attempt to start an ARMS RACE?

This is all crouched in other countries NOT paying their fair share. But there is no pie between nations that mandates they pay into the pie..I presume the 2% percentage based on gdp means everyone should build a military for their own country. No where is it written one country should fund all.

This one country invading other countries is not part of the equation for NATO. the US is not picking up somebody elses' share of payment. We CHARGE countries when we invade them so the $$ come back to us in many ways.

There is no transparency in $$ in and $$ out for the cost of war, invasions, etc.

This is all very unclear when one THINKS closely about what we consume in the news.

If the ultimate goal is to reduce war, reduce military spending, create PEACE....ramping up all countries in an ARMS RACE will continue to drain $$ off of what Residents in countries need. Example: Infrastructure like roads. Schools. Our own law enforcement, a healthy consumer society.

Any economists out there who can chime in? THANKS

If we take it even further and say military in Chicago is Police; Military for State is State Police; Military for County is Cook County Sheriff...,does that mean Chicago spends too much on military.

Evidence would say that 2/3rds of the city is a blighted slum and that is possible.
My block is not so bad but has 2 vacant lots and 3 abandoned buildings. However, neighboring streets have as many as HALF vacant lots. Some are 705 vacant lots and vacant housing.

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What is your opinion of the Expressway shut down?

It was nice to see the Mayor, Superintendent, Marchers in solidarity.

  • @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that...

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    @gpblight

    Yes, totally agree! That's why it's an absolute joke that Rahm marched. But most people are too ignorant to understand why this was ludicrous. There are things that Rahm can do and it starts with CPS and after-school programming.

    @leanord3000, I am not suggesting in any sense whatsoever that the government is an answer to all of our issues. I am for much smaller government. But what our local government can most certainly do is improve school quality in these areas.

    Regarding jobs, that's great that you had the ability to move whenever you got a job but I think you are failing to understand that black youth needs jobs in their community to learn skills first, such as working in a local ice cream shop, fast food restaurant, grocery store, bussing tables, whatever. These jobs are non-existent because these communities are devoid of businesses.

    And about guns, why is it that I know many people with guns who have them legally, yet they haven't committed any crime using a gun? Don't blame the gun. It's an inanimate object. A kid in NJ was recently hacked to death with a machete. It's not the weapon because anything can be a weapon, even a baseball bat or a golf club so let's get real here.

    There is something profoundly wrong in these black neighborhoods and what they have in common is poverty, dependence on the government dole, no jobs, no city services, horrible schools, gangs and drugs. They are living in a horrific reality and stuck where they are. You think they wouldn't move if they could? It's not so simple.

  • Leonard2003 kyria

    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel...

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    With public transportation any 16 year old can get to entry level restaurant jobs which are plentiful downtown. Don't say they can't! Why do the jobs have to be on their block? Take a job any job. It's what I did. People around the world and here in America travel miles to find work and to go to work. Why should it be different for the teenagers of Chicagos South and west sides. Poverty isn't exclusive to Chicago. I hear excuse after excuse. Complaining about this and waiting for hand outs. Not right. Get up and do it and you will see change.

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