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Editorial: The Endia Martin heartbreak: How a gun changed everything

The death of Endia Martin began with something so ordinary, something that happens in every town across America. Two teenage girls were competing over a boy.

Those squabbles usually remain exactly that, simply squabbles. Sometimes they get physical. Arms and faces get bruised. Pride gets bruised too. But in Endia’s case, a grown-up inserted a silver Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver into the fight.

And the gun changed everything.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-endia-martin-gun-sentence-20180621-story.html

    The Endia Martin heartbreak: How a gun changed everything
    The death of Endia Martin began with something so ordinary, something that happens in every town across America. Two teenage girls were competing over a boy. Those squabbles usually remain exactly that, simply squabbles. Sometimes they get physical. Arms and faces get bruised. Pride gets bruised too.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Nessuno Marginalized and Cast Aside Tax Source!

    So, if it wasn't for the availability of a gun, all these folks involved would have been sitting on the couch with milk & cookies watching Gilligan's Island?

  • Ban uncles.

5 days ago

Updated 20 hours ago

Place to donate small dining room table

I usually send a message like this every once in a while when I have something to donate. I'd rather donate to a family in need. so... Who knows of a place that needs a small dining room table.

  • lin ravenswood downsizer

    Check with tabor church in Albany park. 3542 w. Drake. Try Lisa molotla.

  • If you can bring it to Tabor Church, we’ll make it available for refugees. First Sat. and 3rd Tues. are donation days.

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Updated 2 days ago

Helicopter in east Albany Park

Anyone know why there's been a helicopter hovering near Lawrence just east of Kedzie (maybe Albany or Troy)?

  • CPD and the Wards are probably more concerned with answering and reacting to calls rather than posting online what's going on. Especially when they're unfounded calls.

  • A helicopter hovering over people's homes for 90 mins is a big and incredibly expensive deal. If they can't find 5 minutes to address it they are incompetent, and we should replace them.

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gunshots

Sounded like 3 sets of 3-4 gunshots, kimball and Wilson maybe. Anyone else hear them? Happened maybe 415pm

  • ward greenleaf Smokey and the Bandit, Hooper, Cannonball Run...

    Good question, and absolutely much worse!

3 days ago

Before summer playdates, ask if there are unlocked guns, pediatricians recommend

Before your child goes into a friend’s house this summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants you to ask whether any unlocked guns are present.

The group of 66,000 pediatric specialists has designated Thursday as ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, in an attempt to curb gun injuries and deaths, which happen at an alarming rate in the United States. An average of 12 people age 21 and younger are killed each day by a firearm, and an average of 66 people age 21 and younger are injured.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-wednesday-ask-about-guns-day-0620-story.html

    Before summer playdates, ask if there are unlocked guns, pediatricians recommend
    Before your child goes into a friend's house this summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants you to ask whether any unlocked guns are present. The group of 66,000 pediatric specialists has designated Thursday as ASK (Asking Saves Kids) Day, in an attempt to curb gun injuries and deaths, which happen at an alarming rate in the United States.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated 4 days ago

Shooting around 10:50pm Monday

We heard gun fire near Kimball and Montrose. I believe someone was shot on the 4400 block of N. Bernard. Does anyone have any details about this incident?

  • Chicago Tribune on June 19, 2018
    Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

  • nimblewitted busy grandma

    thanks for the info

5 days ago

1 dead, 4 wounded in city shootings

Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

This article has 4 other Chicago locations (Show)

Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Perry, of the 4300 block of West Lexington Street, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, but he was pronounced dead at 1:58 p.m.

He was on foot in the 200 block of West 107th Place when the shooter approached him, police said. He refused medical treatment on scene.

In another South Austin shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest around 7:55 p.m. in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said.

    1 dead, 2 wounded in city shootings
    One man was killed and two others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides on Monday, Chicago police said. Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side's South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 15

Updated 6 days ago

Lost dog on Montrose in Albany Park

My wife just came across this dog on Montrose near lawndale. The dog had no collar and she was unable to catch it. Does anyone know this dog? I'm hoping he/she finds its' way home

  • Jinthenorthside Part time student, Part time explorer

    I have seen a dog that looks exactly like this! Lives in a house on Hamlin near Cullom.

Jun 15

Updated 6 days ago

Internet Service Providers

Moving to Albany Park from Rogers Park next week and need to get internet setup. What Internet Service Providers do you use? I currently have RCN and am sad that it is not available in my new area. I've already checked with AT&T and they can only provide 10MBPS. I need at least 50MBPS. Thank you.

  • We’ve had xfinity for several years w/o problems - except you do have to threaten to cancel every year or two

  • See if AT&T fiber is available at your new location. It's $80 a month, no taxes or fees. It's internet only but then you can get subsribe to Hulu, Netflix, YouTube TV and Amazon Prime TV etc. Won't need dish or cable.

    I have fiber and normally get 800mbps upload and download speeds, makes other providers feel like 4800 baud modem from 1980's.

Jun 13

Updated Jun 16

World Cup Games

It’s that time again: The World Cup begins this Thursday, June 14.

Join us in the Pedroso Center (B-159) to watch those World Cup games being televised while the center is open – from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The first game will air this Thursday at 10 a.m.

For full schedule visit https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/. Make it your goal to join us!

    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ - FIFA.com
    2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
    https://www.fifa.com

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Updated Jun 13

Lost cat - Albany & Leland

Hi all, my cat Merlin went missing on Tuesday, June 12 around 8:30pm at the intersection of Albany and Leland. He has a blue collar with yellow stars, is 1 year old, weighs about 12 lbs, is shy but sweet and very vocal. If you have seen him, please contact me. Thank you. -Anne

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    Hope you find him. Bit far from me but I will keep an eye out. Post on the Facebook Lost Cats of IL & Chicago pages if you haven't already.

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Updated Jun 11

Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers

Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say.

A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men — while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle — because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday.

Nenif M. Oshana, 26, of the 2500 block of West Berwyn Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of...

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Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say.

A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men — while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle — because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday.

Nenif M. Oshana, 26, of the 2500 block of West Berwyn Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor aggravated assault in connection with an alleged dispute that police said erupted at Taco Burrito House, 9001 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the north suburb, around 4:30 a.m., accor

From the Chi9cago Tribune... 6/6/18

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-nhs-gun-charges-tl-0614-story.html

Of course, the anonymous gun supporters will applaud more people owning guns.

    Man with semi-automatic rifle threatened customers at Niles restaurant over place in line, police say
    A Chicago man is facing gun and assault charges after police said he threatened a group of men - while holding a loaded semi-automatic rifle - because he believed they had cut in front of him in line at a Niles restaurant Sunday. Nenif M.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Bob Kastigar 15 Years North Park, bike rider, retired

    Under the fair-use doctrine, copied from the Chicago Tribune:

    So similarly, I’ll dimly see a Quaker abolitionist preaching the immorality of slavery followed by a Virginian proclaiming slave-holding his constitutional right. I simultaneously hear echoes of contemporary arguments about the Second Amendment and am depressingly aware of the futility of...

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    Under the fair-use doctrine, copied from the Chicago Tribune:

    So similarly, I’ll dimly see a Quaker abolitionist preaching the immorality of slavery followed by a Virginian proclaiming slave-holding his constitutional right. I simultaneously hear echoes of contemporary arguments about the Second Amendment and am depressingly aware of the futility of words, then and now, to head off violence.

    For some issues, like slavery and guns, neither side can convert the other or fashion a livable compromise.

    It’s like Abraham Lincoln said: A nation can’t be “half slave and half free.” Until Congress let it lapse in 2004, we did have a gun-control compromise: a ban on manufacturing assault weapons, like the AR-15 brought to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018.

    Those failures, past and present, bring to mind horrific sights that haunt my bedtime hours. They flash by in rapid succession:

    Parents and schoolmates recently weeping outside Santa Fe High School in Texas.

    Mathew Brady’s photographs of corpses on Civil War battlefields.

    Video of students and teachers evacuating a school in a drill preparing them for the eventuality of a school shooting.

    In the somber light of day, I realize why politicians turned a deaf ear to the call for gun controls heard at massive demonstrations on March 24.

    In America, guns have what anthropologists call “totemic” power. Guns are hallowed symbols akin to the Stars and Stripes. They command respect and get it — even in unlikely quarters.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-grossman-guns-divided-america-20180605-story.html

  • HUH?

Hello, neighbor. This thread was closed due to violations of the EveryBlock community guidelines, which intend to keep discussions informative, friendly and respectful.

Jun 08

Updated Jun 10

Car alarm 4300 block Ridgeway

Anyone know who owns this car. The alarm has been going for 9 hours now. Half a dozen people called the cops, but all they do is blast by with their lights on. Also, no sticker or street permit. Maybe a nice ticket would catch his attention.

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Updated Jun 08

Squatters

My neighbors moved out about 3 weeks ago and decided to rent their house instead of sell. About a week ago, they put a Domu sign in their front yard. The house looked somewhat vacant, but they had left some pieces of furniture and boxes of belongings in the home that they were planning on selling or giving away.
The husband had left the back door unlocked on Friday afternoon so that his brother-in-law could pick up some items from...

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My neighbors moved out about 3 weeks ago and decided to rent their house instead of sell. About a week ago, they put a Domu sign in their front yard. The house looked somewhat vacant, but they had left some pieces of furniture and boxes of belongings in the home that they were planning on selling or giving away.
The husband had left the back door unlocked on Friday afternoon so that his brother-in-law could pick up some items from the home. On Sunday morning, he stopped by the home to do some work and found a freshly showered girl (that he did not recognize) coming down the stairs.
She also had a bag in her hand of his wife's clothes. After an exchange, he heard footsteps running down the stairs and the girl and the other person fled out the back door.
He called the cops and they went through the house to see what was going on. They found that these people had cleaned, organized, and even decorated (all with my neighbors belongings that they had found while going through loads of boxes). They had made-up beds for themselves with cushions/sheets/pillows and even set-up a little night stand with a small table and lamp. He said they made it very homey. I guess they were making jewelry and had a little station set-up with wire cutters and beads.
The cops were shocked because normally squatters are doing heavy drugs in abandoned houses, but these people were cleaning, decorating, making jewelry, and showering. WHAAATTT?!?!
Is this not insane? I am so mind blown. And this happened next door to me without my knowledge!!! CRAZY!! I have so many questions about this whole situation. I guess I am posting here just to inform the neighborhood of the situation and maybe the off-chance that anyone has any intel or similar experience.
Keep your doors locked people. Don't advertise that you aren't home. And keep a good eye out for your neighbors.

  • Gil Jimenez Private Investigator; IL concealed carry trainer

    Nothing - absolutely nothing - surprises me in Chicago anymore.

  • Lol Jim. I'm surprised you thought the house was vacant...did you not see their elaborate Halloween decorations this year? Surely you and your dog were spooked the first time you walked by;) Ironically enough, I think it was a vampire that played "the monster mash" every time someone walked by. Ha.

Jun 07

Honda on blocks

Another poor victim had his tires and wheels stolen. Happened at berteau and Central Park, around 315am Thursday

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