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“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

“Don’t Tase Me, Bro!” Tasings by Chicago Police Increased in 2010

In 2009, the Chicago Police Department used their Tasers on people 197 times. In 2010 however, that number more than tripled to 683 according to the Independent Police Review Authority. continue reading »

Humboldt Park House Fire Sends Residents into Cold

Around six people narrowly missed being caught in a Humboldt Park fire that engulfed their home overnight. Just before 1 AM, the fire broke out in the two-story home on the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Regarding the Armed Robberies of Rehab Sites

Residents of the 008th District (Chicago Lawn) should be aware Area One Detectives are investigating several armed robberies which have occurred in buildings being rehabbed by contractors. These incidents have occurred in the vicinity of 5800 South to 7300 South, continue reading »

(McKinley Park) Car Accident Kills 1, Injures 2

Uriel Silva, 21, of the 2100 block of South Ashland Avenue, and his two passengers, traveling in a white Oldsmobile Delta 88 where involved in a crash around 5:20 AM in the McKinley Park neighborhood at the 3800 block of South Ashland Avenue. continue reading »

COMMUNITY ALERT: Wanted for Public Indecency

About the crime: The alert gives notice to the residents of Beat 912 of a male white Hispanic offender who exposed his genitals to a young female victim and stated "come here." This incident occurred on December 2, 2010 continue reading »

Chicago Police Release Preliminary November Crime Statistics

Total Crime Down for 23rd Consecutive Month, Along with Violent, Property Offenses. Today Superintendent Jody P. Weis discussed preliminary crime statistics for the month of November during a press conference at Chicago Police Headquarters. continue reading »

Chicago Bookstore Provides Spanish-exclusive Books

Pilsen’s Libreria Giron, one of the three family-owned Giron bookstores, exclusively sells books in Spanish, ranging from Ricky Martin’s new book “Yo”, to classics, to new books from best-selling authors like Nobel Prize-winning Mario Vargas Llosa. continue reading »

Weatherization Workshop in Lawndale on December 8th

Please join the Chicago Conservation Corps and Neighborhood Housing Services Chicago for a free Do-it-yourself Home Weatherization Workshop. continue reading »

Unidentified Man Shot in Back of the Yards Neighborhood

A man was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Sunday morning. According to Chicago Police’s New Affairs, the victim was found at 3 AM on the 4700 block of South Ada Street. continue reading »

Record Number to Take Police Test This Year

Nearly 9,700 Individuals Invited to Take the Exam December 11, 2010. The City of Chicago today reported that 9,639 individuals are scheduled to take the Police Officer Examination on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at McCormick Place, reaching a record number of applicants continue reading »

Del Valle Promises Investment in Community Education Centers if Elected

Chicago mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle said that if elected, he promises to make education investments a top priority. Making this announcement at Monroe Elementary School, Del Valle said he would invest in community continue reading »

Fundraiser for November’s Pilsen Fire Victims

Fundraiser for November’s Pilsen Fire Victims

Family and friends are inviting everyone to a fundraiser to help the victims of a Pilsen fire that occurred back in November. The fire took the life of 3-year-old Michael Cruz Jr., displaced 20 members of the family living in the four-story building continue reading »

Whitney Young HS Students Create Biodiesel for Lexus Eco Challenge

Whitney Young HS Students Create Biodiesel for Lexus Eco Challenge

As part of the Lexus Eco Challenge, students from Whitney Young High School are using a mini oil refinery they created at UIC to transform used cooking oil into a usable and clean biodiesel. continue reading »

Men in Large Coats Rob Humboldt Park Man

Wednesday, a man was robbed at gunpoint in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Around 8:53 PM, two men described as African-Americans in their early 20's, robbed the victim near the intersection of Spaulding and Le Moyne continue reading »

Mayoral Ballot Listings: Davis 1st, Chico Last

A lottery to chose the order of names on the Chicago mayoral ballot was held Wednesday. Gery Chico finds himself at the bottom of the list after yesterday's drawing, and veteran Congress continue reading »