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Unemployment Down in Chicago and Other Illinois Metro Areas

According to reports from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), the Chicago area’s unemployment rate fell in September, and the same can be said for all of Illinois’ metropolitan areas. continue reading »

CRIME:  Officer Shot during Routine Traffic Stop

At approximately 5:30 p.m. this evening, Harrison (11th) District officers conducted a traffic stop at Polk and Francisco. As officers approached the vehicle, the offender's vehicle attempted to strike the officers and fled the scene. continue reading »

CRIME:  Drive-by Shooting Leaves One Man Wounded

A Friday evening shooting in the alley near the 4000 block of South Sacramento has left one man with a gunshot wound to the groin. The unidentified 32-year old male victim was with two other individuals in the alley when a dark-colored vehicle thought to be a Chevy opened fire on the group. The victim was taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police are investigating the incident thought to be gang-related. continue reading »

MISSING PERSONS:  12-year old Yvon Jelks

Chicago Police Department have put out a missing persons report for 12 year-old Yvon Jelks last seen near McKay Elementary School, where he is a student, located at 6901 S. Fairfield in the Southwest side of Chicago. The 12-year old is described as 5'3", weighing 110 lbs with brown eyes and black hair with a medium complexion. continue reading »

FIRE:  South Kildare and 30th Street

An afternoon fire near the vicinity of South Kildare Avenue and 30th Street has left one person homeless and a dog that perished in the fire. The fire occurred in the Little Village neighborhood at approximately 1:00pm on Saturday according to the Chicago Police Department. No one else was injured in the blaze. continue reading »

CRIME:  Police Seeking Information on String of Armed Robberies of Small Businesses

Businesses in Area One (002nd, 007th, 008th, 009th and 021st Districts) should be aware of several armed robberies incidents involving small retail stores that have occurred from June 19 to August 24, 2010 in the vicinity of: continue reading »

MISSING PERSONS: 15-year-old Jocelyn Villa

Chicago Police Department have put out a missing persons report for 15 year-old Jocelyn Villa last seen leaving home at the 1000 block of North Christiana in the Humboldt Park neighborhood to go to Roberto Clemente High School. continue reading »

Chicago Police Offer Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

The Chicago Police Department is reminding parents, adults and children to observe some simple, common-sense safety tips while trick-or-treating this Halloween. One of the safest ways to celebrate is to attend a sponsored, supervised event. continue reading »

Chico Would Cut His Salary 20 Percent If Elected

As Daley's chief of staff, Board of Education and park board president and City Colleges board chairman, Gery Chico believes he has shown he has what it takes to be Mayor of Chicago, and now, he’s adding a little honey to his mayoral candidate pot. If elected, Chico says he’ll cut his pay as mayor by 20 percent. continue reading »

Order to Stop Loan Modifications

Thursday, eleven Chicago area companies have been ordered to stop "illegal and predatory activities" for allegedly providing loan modification services to homeowners without approval. continue reading »

7 Arrested For Making Fake ID’s

7 Arrested For Making Fake ID’s

Special agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Thursday arrested seven alleged members of a counterfeit document ring in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. continue reading »

Rally in Humboldt Park 10-29 -March against Domestic Violence

October is "Domestic Violence Awareness" month. The CAWC invites you too rally against abuse in their "Silent Too Long, Silent No More" demonstration. continue reading »

Sprint Partners With Smart Communities to Provide Free Internet Access to Local Youth

The City of Chicago's Department of Innovation and Technology and the Smart Communities Initiative of the New Communities Program have teamed up with Sprint Nextel to donate wireless cards to the Digital Youth Summer Jobs Program youth. continue reading »

UPDATE: CPS’s Proposal Could End Whittier Elementary’s Sit-in

UPDATE: Wednesday morning, the Chicago school board agreed to give school chief Ron Huberman permission to give the Whittier parents a signed letter outlining the terms of an agreement that could end a sit-in that has lasted for weeks in the school’s field house. continue reading »

Community: Halloween Open Mic: I’M NOT AFRAID 10/28

Human Thread Presents …I’m not Afraid with peacegangsterstardust & mobius loop. Thursday Oct 28th 6:00- 9:00pm Catedral Café humanthread.net continue reading »