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CRIME:  Carjacking Reported

Three reputed gang members were charged with a carjacking at 1200 West 47th Street when they lured a driver out of his car after running into his car. The victim was driving a Dodge Magnum when Martin Ramirez, continue reading »

Today is the Day to Clean Out Medicine Cabinets in Chicago

The State of Illinois is offering safe disposal for all of your outdated medicines. The State of Illinois' police and sheriff departments along with the U.S. Drug Enforcement (DEA) are coordinating a program to help people collect and get rid continue reading »

UPDATE: Wrigleyville Bomb Threat Was For Fame and Fortune

UPDATE: Wrigleyville Bomb Threat Was For Fame and Fortune

22 year-old Lebanese immigrant, Sami Samir Hassoun, accused of placing a backpack he believed contained an explosive near Wrigley Field. He planned to set it off, was apparently just looking for quick fortune and fame in the U.S. claims his attorney and a friend. continue reading »

CRIME:  Four Shot in Humboldt Park Tonight

Three men and a woman were shot at 3200 West Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The shooting which occurred at 9:05 p.m. acco continue reading »

First Day of Fall: Apply for Energy Assistance Now

For many Illinois households, energy costs place a severe and continuing stress on a family’s budget. In some instances, the household is forced to make painful decisions regarding which bills to pay and which necessities to survive without. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help eligible low income households pay for winter energy service. continue reading »

CULTURE: Pilsen Soccer Mural Gets an Update

CULTURE: Pilsen Soccer Mural Gets an Update

Wednesday, with the help of BEHR paint and the Chicago Fire, artist Oscar Romera was given the opportunity to restore and update a soccer mural he originally created on a Pilson wall at 1030 W. 16th St. in 1998 continue reading »

CRIME:  Youth Shot After Being Asked His Gang Affiliation

Last night a 14 year boy was shot in the eye on the city's Southwest side at the 3200 block of West 57th Street. The boy was walking at 5:00 p.m. when he was approached by continue reading »

SOMETHING TO KNOW:  Who is McKinely Park Named After?

As you gaze out across the park located east of Western Avenue and south of Archer Avenue on the southwest side of Chicago who is that regal figure staring back at you. Its none other that our former U.S. President William McKinley. continue reading »

Chico, Flores Throw Hats into Mayoral Race; Braun Considering

Chico, Flores Throw Hats into Mayoral Race; Braun Considering

The latest politician to join the Chicago mayoral race, Carol Moseley Braun announced Monday that she was considering about the position now that Mayor Daley has announced he will not run for re-election. continue reading »

CPS: City and Logan Square Neighborhood Assocation Lose Out on “Promise Neighborhood” Grant

CPS: Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) has applied for a portion of the White House’s “Promise Neighborhoods” grant. If LSNA’s application is successful it can receive up to $500,000 for Monroe Elementary School’s parenting and pre-school programs, strengthen high school prep activities for 8th graders and neighborhood outreach programs. continue reading »

Evanston “Worth A Visit”

Evanston “Worth A Visit”

Evanston has been named one of Travel + Leisure’s “Coolest Suburbs Worth A Visit”. Home to Northwestern University, the vintage suburb is home to four miles of sandy beach along Lake Michigan, and was dubbed a “Midwestern intellectual hub and a regional incubator for high-tech industries.” continue reading »

UPDATE: Day 6 of Protest At Whittier Elementary and No One Budging

UPDATE: Day 6 of Protest At Whittier Elementary and No One Budging

The sixth day of a protest in a Pilsen elementary school has both Chicago Public School (CPS) officials and parents of students refusing to budge. Civil activists, parents, and children are occupying the field house at Whittier Elementary School stil continue reading »

CULTURE: (Logan Square) New Museum Opens

There is a new museum opening up in the Logan Square neighborhood and it’s not typical in any way. The Busy Beaver Button Museum at 3279 W. Armitage Avenue is dedicated to pinback buttons with a message and showcases continue reading »

CRIME: Shooting on South Kildare Avenue

There were at least 10 shooting across the city last night including a 29-year old male shot inside a vehicle at 2100 South Kildare Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood. The victim was shot multiple times at approximately continue reading »

“Operation Return to Owner” Results in Hundreds of Arrests

In the third part of the operation last weekend, authorities worked in the Far South Side’s Calumet district, the West Side’s Harrison district and Northwest Side's Foster district. The strategy is to target high crime areas to lower violence by focusing in on gang violence and drugs. continue reading »