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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 »

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 »