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Felony Charges Filed In Tuesday’s Hamlin Park Shootout

By Mike Fourcher

The Chicago Police charged two men Tuesday evening in connection with that day’s early morning shootout on the block of 2200 W. Barry Ave. near Hamlin Park. The alleged shooter, Luis Zapata, is a Hamlin Park resident with a number of prior felonies. According to a police spokesman, Zapata, Michael Munoz, and two other men, Read the Rest…

Speeding Car Overturned By Welles Park Last Night

By Mike Fourcher

An SUV overturned on 2300 W. Montrose Ave. next to Welles Park at Oakley Ave. last night at about 10:30 p.m. Chicago Police were on the scene but a police spokesman says no injuries were reported.

Breaking: Possible Jumper On Montrose Bridge – UPDATED

By Mike Fourcher

  The Chicago Fire Department SCUBA team is on site at the Montrose Ave. bridge to respond to what witnesses report as a possible bridge jumper. UPDATED (12:54 p.m.): A neighbor reports seeing a bloody man jump from a second floor window of Kindred Hospital on Maplewood Ave and then run towards the river. (12:58 Read the Rest…

CAPS Beat 2031: Undercover Officers Combating Gangs

By Patty Wetli

As sure as temperatures rise in the summer, so does gang activity around Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave. At Tuesday night’s CAPS meeting for Beat 2031 (Lawrence to Foster, Leavitt to the River), Officer Librada “Libby” Godinez reported 26 calls made for the park’s address and another 65 calls for the 2700-2800 block of Read the Rest…

Update: One Dies Following Shooting at Ashland and Addison

By Geoff Dankert

One of two victims in Wednesday’s shooting at a North Side gas station died early this morning. Max Vallejo, 26, of Bolingbrook died just after midnight Thursday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Police say Vallejo and another man were sitting inside a tow truck parked at Read the Rest…

Two Injured in Shooting at Ashland and Addison

By Geoff Dankert

Chicago Police say they have made no arrests in a shooting that wounded two people at a gas station early Wednesday morning. The two victims were sitting in a parked tow truck at the Citgo station, 3600 N. Ashland Ave., when someone in a car shot them both at around 3:40 a.m. One victim managed Read the Rest…

Home Invasion Spree Robbers Remain Jailed

By Carrie Miller

Two men charged with an armed home invasion spree in early December remain behind bars awaiting trial. Aaron Smith, 22, of South Bend, Ind. is being held without bond for his alleged ringleader role in three home invasions on Chicago’s North and West Sides December 10. He faces 12 criminal counts in total, including two Read the Rest…

Apprehended Home Invasion Suspects Part Of Crime Spree

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago police confirmed this morning that two men apprehended and charged yesterday afternoon were responsible for three separate home invasions on the North and West Sides on Saturday. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the police nabbed the suspects by using an iPhone GPS app that tracked an iPhone stolen from a University Read the Rest…

Apprehended Invasion Suspects Part Of Crime Spree – UPDATE

By Mike Fourcher

Chicago police confirmed this morning that two men apprehended and charged yesterday afternoon were responsible for three separate home invasions on the North and West Sides on Saturday. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the police nabbed the suspects by using an iPhone GPS app that tracked an iPhone stolen from a University Village Read the Rest…

IG Report Reveals Ald. Tunney’s Barrage of Questions For Police

By Mike Fourcher

During city budget hearings Alderman often submit lists of sharp questions to city departments. As department heads angle for funds for their programs, it is the best time for city legislators to get details on how the city is working. Normally those questions and their answers are not made available to the public, but this Read the Rest…

Tonight: Questions For Police Supt. McCarthy

By Mike Fourcher

Tonight Chicago Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy will, “address residents about the possible closure and consolidation of the 19th Police District,” according to flyers distributed by local aldermen.  The five aldermen representing wards covered by the 19th District have announced they’ll be there too: Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), Ald. Read the Rest…

Tonight: Questions For Police Supt. McCarthy

By Mike Fourcher

Tonight Chicago Police Commissioner Garry McCarthy will, “address residents about the possible closure and consolidation of the 19th Police District,” according to flyers distributed by local aldermen.  The five aldermen representing wards covered by the 19th District have announced they’ll be there too: Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd), Ald. Michele Smith (43rd), Ald. Read the Rest…

Five Aldermen And Superintendent To Brief Community On 19th District Changes

By Mike Fourcher

Five area Aldermen are organizing a community meeting with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy next Tuesday in the Lakeview High School Auditorium, 4015 N. Ashland Ave., at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday, November 15. The meeting will address the planned merger of the 19th and 23rd Police Districts in 2012. Despite the merger plans, Chicago police Read the Rest…

Does Anyone Care About The 19th District?

By Mike Fourcher

At last week’s first 47th Ward Council meeting, thirty-five concerned neighbors sat in the basement of the Ravenswood United Church of Christ, ready to discuss pressing community concerns with Ald. Ameya Pawar. For forty-five minutes Pawar discussed meeting logistics, answered questions about pedestrian safety and TIF spending, and then he asked if anyone had any Read the Rest…

Does Anyone Care About The 19th District?

By Mike Fourcher

At last week’s first 47th Ward Council meeting, thirty-five concerned neighbors sat in the basement of the Ravenswood United Church of Christ, ready to discuss pressing community concerns with Ald. Ameya Pawar. For forty-five minutes Pawar discussed meeting logistics, answered questions about pedestrian safety and TIF spending, and then he asked if anyone had any Read the Rest…

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