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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 »

BREAKING NEWS: FBI Arrest 22 Year-Old In Wrigleyville Bomb Plot

BREAKING NEWS: FBI Arrest 22 Year-Old In Wrigleyville Bomb Plot

22-year-old Sami Samir Hassoun, a Chicago man, was arrested Sunday for planning to carry out a bombing outside busy Wrigleyville night spots. In a news release Monday, the FBI said that Hassoun had begun expressing to an continue reading »

CRIME: 4 Men Shot

Two men were shot at about 9:37 p.m. on the West Side in the city's Little Village neighborhood, police said. Preliminary reports said a 19-year-old man was shot in the ankle and a 22-year-old man was shot in the buttocks on the 2800 block of South Tripp Avenue continue reading »

CRIME: Shootings In Back of the Yards Neighborhood

Shortly after 6 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Coles Avenue in the city's South Shore neighborhood a man in his eary 20s was shot while standing on the corner when someone in a car drove past and shot him in his left thigh. Early reports indicate the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and in good condition. continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  Oldest Mural in Humboldt Park Gets Face lift

The mural La Crucifixion de Don Pedro Albizue Campos located at 2425 West North Avenue in Humboldt Park, just got a much needed face lift. The mural was painted in 1971 to honor Puerto Rican efforts for independence it ha continue reading »

CRIME: (Bridgeport) South Archer Avenue Bank Robbed at Gunpoint

A robbery occurred this morning at 10:07 am at the Washington Federal bank at 2800 South Archer Avenue. A armed gun man enter the bank wearing a white mask and brandished a gun while robbing the bank. The suspect later fled in a red vehicle that the police are now seekin continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  Activists Want Local Gay and Lesbian Bar Shut Down

Little Village community activist Raul Montes Jr. held a news conference today to call for the closing of a local bar on 26th Street. La Cueva, t continue reading »

BUSINESS:  Several Logan Square Developments Foreclosed On

The building bloom along Milwaukee Avenue, in the 1st District, has been dealt another blow with three local projects sued for foreclosure by the lenders. continue reading »

EVENT:  Logan Square Latino Culinary Tour

Logan Square's Latino Culinary Tour will take place on Saturday, September 25th, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. There are a lot of opportunities on this tour to experience a wide variety of Latino foods. Multilingual Chicago has teamed continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  After School Program Teaching Social Enterprise

Co-op Image, an after school program, is teaching local kids about social enterprise with an eco-green business selling hot sauce. Co-op, that operates in several different Chicago Public Schools, is continue reading »

UPDATE: :  Sit-in Held to Save Field House

UPDATE: On its third day, a sit-in by parents demanding a library for a Pilsen elementary school took several twists and turns -- with police at one point threatening arrests, then abruptly leaving after more than 100 parents, students and teachers pushed past barricades to support the protesters"Why are you treating us like criminals?" resident Gema Gaeta said when school liaison Sgt. Ramone Ferrer pushed the door open. "Go fight the real criminals." continue reading »

SPECIAL PEOPLE:  East meets West in Humboldt Park

Spend a morning making the rounds with Keith Muhammad and you’re reminded why even the mightiest bridges – think Golden Gate, or maybe Brooklyn – rely on their smallest parts. continue reading »

EVENT:  (Logan Square) Fall Bicycle Tours

Every month, Big Shoulders Realty and Active Transportation Alliance host four- to six-hour, narrated bicycle tours of different Chicago Community Area. Tours focus on the architecture and continue reading »

CRIME: (Logan Square) Ice Pick Kidnapper Captured

Yesterday evening a 53-year old female was kidnapped at knife point from the Logan Square neighborhood at 2300 N. Sacramento. The alleged kidnapper was quickly identified as the v continue reading »