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VIOLENCE:  Black Community Leaders Peg Violence in Community to Racial Tensions not Gang Activity

This weekend Chicago black community leaders and members of the Nation of Islam called for racially motivated violence to end in their communities. The leaders noted racially motivated violence is increasing in Little Village that is divided into South Lawndale (predominantly Latino) and North Lawndale (predominantly African-American). continue reading »

EVENT: Naturalist and Landscape Design Walking Tour of Humboldt Park

EVENT: Naturalist and Landscape Design Walking Tour of Humboldt Park

The Chicago Park District and Parkways Foundation present a free self-guided audio tour of Humboldt Park. You can either download the tour to an MP3 player, burn a CD, or listen to it online. continue reading »

IN THE NEWS: (Logan Square)  Read NYT 36 Hours in Chicago

New York Times eponymous weekend travel column '36 Hours In" featured Chicago and gave a good plug to the Logan Square neigbhorhood a continue reading »

INTERESTING PEOPLE:  (Logan Square) Felix Jung

Logan Square resident, Felix Jung, 36, is one of five finalists vying to win a monthlong stay inside the Museum of Science and Industry. continue reading »

CRIME:  (Logan Square) Man Stabbed at Fullerton & Western

Police are reporting a man was seriously wounded when he was stabbed in the chest early this morning at the intersection of Fullerton and Western Avenue. The male victim that has not been identified was taken was taken continue reading »

Gery Chico Announces Run for Chicago Mayor (VIDEO)

Chico is a former president of the Chicago Park District and president of the Chicago Board of Education. Chico is currently president of the Chicago city colleges. He is a friend of Mayor Daley’s and his former chief of staff. continue reading »

CRIME:  Three Wounded in Shootings

Sunday, three people were shot and wounded in shootings occurring in the Back of the Yards and the Little Village community of the city. continue reading »

CRIME:  Three Wounded in Shootings

Sunday, three people were shot and wounded in shootings occurring in the Back of the Yards and the Little Village community of the city. The first shooting happened a continue reading »

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 »