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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Body of man pulled from lake on South Side

The body of an adult male was pulled from Lake Michigan this afternoon on the South Side in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood.
The Chicago Fire Department responded shortly after 4 p.m. to a call of a person in the water on the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive.
A man was pulled from the lake and was dead on the scene

Man charged in murder of ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

A 27-year-old man was charged today in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend's new 51-year-old boyfriend.
Oliver Spann of the 700 block of North Trumbull Avenue was charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Elvis Canfield, 51. Canfield was stabbed several times during an early morning fight on Aug. 28 on the 3900 block of West Division Street.
Shortly after 1 a.m. that day, Canfield, of the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road and Spann got into a fight. Canfield was stabbed in the chest and shoulder, then stumbled around a parked car before collapsing on the sidewalk.
Before collapsing Canfield had grabbed a pole outside a store and left a bloody hand print at the scene.
He was later pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.
Spann was arrested for the slaying after he was identified as the person who stabbed Canfield. The victim was the current boyfriend of a woman that Spann had previously dated

14 year old boy and man shot in Uptown

A 14 year old teenage boy was critically wounded in a shooting that may have injured another person this evening on the North Side in the city's Uptown neighborhood.
Shortly after 6 p.m., the teen was shot in the head on the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue.
He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Another victim walked into Weiss Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to his wrist. Police said that victim is believed to be in his 20s.

Man shot dead in Morgan Park

A man was found shot dead in a gangway on the Far South Side in the city's Morgan Park neighborhood.
That shooting happened about 11:19 a.m. on the 11700 block of South Hale Avenue.
The man, who was described as between the ages of 20 and 25, was found dead lying in a gangway. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back of the head and his shoulder

Man attacked by at least 5 pit bulls on West Side, critically injured

A man was left in critical condition after being attacked by at least five pit bull terriers on the West Side.
The attack happened about 12:30 p.m. on the 1200 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition

Naked man tasered outside North Coast Music Festival

Chicago police tasered a naked man who jumped atop a Mercedes Benz and planted his buttocks through its windshield outside the North Coast Music Festival on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old from Massachusetts was intoxicated or high on a hallucinogenic drug at the time.
Two people called 911 from Ogden Avenue near Randolph Street about 8:10 p.m. - one to report a naked man who broke a windshield, and the other to report a naked man jumping on top of cars.
Officers arrived to find the man without clothing, sitting in a puddle on the ground. He was acting erratically and did not comply with commands.
After breaking the windshield and getting tasered, he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for observation and to get shards of glass removed from his buttocks.
Charges of criminal damage to property are pending against the man.

Man dead, two wounded in Bridgeport shooting

Police found a man shot in the head inside a car it was pursuing from a Bridgeport shooting where one man was killed and another left in critical condition. 
The three were shot in the 3800 block of South Halsted Street about 2:30 a.m. One man, 21, died inside the apartment where the shooting happened. Another, also 21, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition with head and chest wounds. 
The third was inside a car police were pursuing from near the scene. It crashed into a light pole at 43rd Street and Wentworth Avenue and a number of the people inside the car tried to flee but were caught within a few minutes.
 Inside the car a man was found with a gunshot wound to the head and leg. The 25-year-old was taken to an area hospital. 
Police also found a gun inside the car and four others without gunshot wounds, all of whom are being questioned by police.

Shootings in Chicago August 30, 31, 2013

Man shot in Logan Square
Before midnight Friday night, a man walked into Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and said he had been shot in the 2700 block of North Western Avenue about 6 hours earlier. He had a foot wound and police weren't able to find a crime scene.
Woman shot in Albany Park
Before 4 a.m. a woman was shot in the 4400 block of North Christiana Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. Police
31-year-old man shot in Austin
Someone inside a light-colored SUV shot a 31-year-old man who was standing on a corner in the South Austin neighborhood about 4 a.m. He shot near Chicago and Menard avenues and taken to West Suburban Medical Center with wounds to his chest and right arm. Police said he was transferred to Stroger hospital in critical condition.
19-year-old man shot in Pilsen
In  Pilsen about 3:20 a.m. a 19-year-old man was shot in an attack. Police said the man shooter shouted the name of a gang before shooting toward the man, who was hit in the buttocks and leg. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
22 year old shot in Near North
A 22-year-old man was in the intersection of Orleans and Division streets, when a gunman dressed in all red shot him in the head.
The gunman then fled eastbound from the intersection.
There was no information available about the man's condition.
21 year old man shot in Gresham
A man was shot in the city's Gresham neighborhood.
That shooting happened shortly after 9:15 a.m. on the 500 block of West 81st Street.
The man, 21, suffered a wound to his left shoulder and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized

2 in custody after armed robbery on NW Side


A Chicago police officer was injured this morning after she was bitten by a dog during an armed robbery investigation that nabbed two people in the North Park neighborhood.
The female officer was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The officer is a canine unit officer but the animal that attacked her is not believed to be her police dog.
The officer was responding with other police to the area on the Northwest Side at about 3:49 a.m. when a woman was robbed at gun point on the 4500 block of North Christiana Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood.
After robbing the woman, the two robbers fled and a police called for other units to canvas the area. The canine unit was dispatched to search the area.
One of the people was tracked to the 5400 block of North Spaulding Avenue in the North Park neighborhood where he was placed in custody.
On the 5300 block of North Kimball Avenue, found the person armed with a handgun. During the search, the person exchanged gunfire with police but no one was injured in the shooting,

Man, 21, fatally stabbed in Belmont Central

A 21-year-old man died after he was found bleeding from stab wounds in the Belmont Central neighborhood overnight.
Police said the man was found near Central and Barry avenues, about a block south of Belmont Avenue.
The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and pronounced dead there about 2:45 a.m.
Police said four men approached the 21-year-old and started stabbing him.

Woman stabbed to death in South Shore home

A 51-year-old woman was found stabbed to death in her home Thursday morning.
Nina Rogers, of the 7100 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.
She was pronounced dead about 9:40 a.m. after police responded to her home for a well-being check.
A Friday autopsy ruled her death a homicide

Friday, August 30, 2013

Man shot dead in Back of the Yards

A man was fatally wounded this afternoon, steps away from his home on the South Side in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. on the 5100 block of South Winchester Avenue. Police responded to the scene and found a man shot in the head.
The man was identified as Rico Lawrence, 43, of the same address of where the shooting occurred. Lawrence was pronounced dead at 1:42 p.m. at the scene.

Man stabbed to death in Bronzeville

A  man in his 20s was stabbed to death in the Bronzeville neighborhood early Friday morning.
The 24-year-old man was found bleeding around 12:40 a.m. in the 4000 block of South Indiana Avenue.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead there about 1:40 a.m.

Off-duty police officer attacked while jogging in Sauganash

An off-duty police officer jogging on a path near Sauganash Park and the LaBagh Woods on the Northwest Side was attacked by a man who tried to rip her clothes off.
The officer fought back and yelled, and the attacker took off running. The assault happened about 2:50 p.m. Thursday near Bryn Mawr and Lowell avenues in the Sauganash neighborhood.
The man wanted for the attack was described by police as Hispanic, between 22 and 26, about 5-foot-7, 140-150 pounds with short black hair. He was wearing a gray short-sleeve T-shirt and blue jeans.

South Side elementary school locked down after shooting

A South Side elementary school was locked down around the time children were to be let out Thursday afternoon after an 18-year-old woman was shot outside.
The woman was shot about 2:30 p.m. outside Wacker Elementary School in the 9700 block of South Morgan Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood.
Police said five young men, ages ranging from 16 to early 20s, were detained after the shooting. It's not clear if any will be charged, and police described the 18-year-old shot as uncooperative
Police said the shooting stemmed from an ongoing conflict between two gangs in the area, and that the woman's boyfriend is a ranking member of one of those gangs.
The woman was stable at Little Company of Mary Hospital

Man accused of killing boy, mother charged with third murder

A 19-year-old man charged with killing a 5-year-old boy and his mother this summer was charged with a third, unrelated murder from fall of 2012 in the same neighborhood.
Antonio Lewis, of the 5500 block of South Winchester Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 30-year-old Brandon Johnson on Halloween last year.
Lewis is hospitalized and not scheduled to appear in bond court. Earlier this month he was accused of killing 5-year-old Sterling Sims and his mother, Chavonne Brown, about 2:30 a.m. on June 28th.
Police said Johnson may have been conducting a “narcotics transaction” when he opened the door of his apartment, in the 5400 block of South Wolcott Avenue, and Lewis shot him.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Shootings in Chicago August 29, 2013

 23-year-old man shot in Englewood
At about 1:30 p.m. a 23-year-old man was shot in the 6400 block of South May Street in the Englewood neighborhood.
The man suffered wounds to his buttocks and leg and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized
44-year-old man sot in Englewood
A 44-year-old man told police he had been shot at 63rd Street and Racine Avenue and walked to a nearby police station to report the graze wound. He refused medical treatment. The shooting happened before 11 p.m.
47-year old man shot in Gresham
A  47-year old man was shot in the 7700 block of South Lowe Avenue. He was shot in the left arm and knee and police are looking for a black PT Cruiser in connection with the shooting. The 47-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and his condition had stabilized.
22-year-old shot in Burnside
At about 10:10 p.m. a 22-year-old was shot in the 9500 block of South Woodlawn Avenue. He walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with a graze wound and was released after being treated.
36-year-old an shot in Grand Crossing
At about 9:50 p.m., a 36-year-old walked into Holy Cross Hospital after he was shot in the 7500 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. Police didn’t find a crime scene there but the man was shot in the arm.

Boy, 17, shot dead in Avalon Park

The teen was shot around 1 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Avalon Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood.
He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m.

Arrest in beating death of infant boy

Police have arrested a relative in the beating death of a 3-month-old baby.
Officers and paramedics were called about 3:41 p.m. on Aug. 22 to a home on the 1100 block of West 88th Street for a call of an unresponsive baby.
When they arrived, the child's grandmother was performing CPR on the baby. She told police her son was playing an Xbox game when he noticed the baby was limp on the couch. He told the grandmother that he had just finished feeding the baby four ounces of cereal.
He then brought the baby upstairs to the child's grandmother and she performed CPR until the paramedics arrived.
The child's mother was attending classes.
The baby, Tayshaun Dyson, was rushed to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, where doctors found he had bleeding to his skull and a bruise on his abdomen.
The baby was transferred to Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Sunday.
An autopsy revealed Tayshaun died of a closed head injury from child abuse and his death was ruled a homicide.
Wednesday afternoon, a relative of the baby was arrested in the 8900 block of South Troop Street

3 charged in death of man left in garbage can

A man and two teens were charged with the murder of a man who was found dead Monday in a trash can on the South Side.
Bryan Perkins, 32, and two boys, 17 and 16, were all charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death.
The victim, Ernest Pritchett III, 51, was found about 10 a.m. Monday by Chicago Streets and Sanitation workers who were collecting garbage on the 700 block of West 61st Street in the Englewood neighborhood.
Prosecutors said Perkins was outside his house when Pritchett came into his front yard. Perkins asked the victim for money he owed him, and when Pritchett said he didn't have it, Perkins took a piece of a fence and began to hit the victim in the head.
The two teens joined in, kicking and stomping Pritchett as he lay in the front yard. Perkins then picked up a "big" rock and hit the victim.
Perkins then got a large rolling garbage can and put Pritchett's body inside. He rolled the garbage can several blocks down an alley where he left it.
Perkins went upstairs in his home after moving the garbage can and confronted a witness who saw the beating, calling the witness a coward for not joining in.
Perkins then beat up the witness and told another witness to throw away a garbage bag full of clothes that the trio were wearing when they attacked Pritchett.
The bag of clothes was later found across the alley from the house where Pritchett was beaten and the piece of fence used in the murder was found with the body.
The trio were arrested and all three admitted to being involved in the beating and concealing the body, prosecutors said. The three were also identified as the people who beat Pritchett.

Portage Park man charged with stabbing father to death

A Northwest Side man has been charged with stabbing his father to death during an argument.
Brandon Haarman, 27, of the 3900 block of North Long Avenue, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 53-year-old father James Haarman.
The two were arguing about 6 p.m. Tuesday in their Portage Park neighborhood home when the son pulled a knife and stabbed the father several times

Police question suspect after man sexually assaulted in Loop

Police are questioning one man in connection with the sexual assault of a man just after midnight Thursday morning at a park in the Loop.
A man in his 20s was taken in good condition to Rush University Medical Center after he was assaulted in Oscar O. D'Angelo Park, near where Interstate 290 enters the loop, just east of the Old Post Office over the expressway.
The suspect was arrested after the victim provided a description of the attacker.

Man shot dead in Avalon Park

A  man was killed in the Avalon Park neighborhood
The man killed was shot once in chest about 8 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Avalon Avenue. The shooter fired from about 50 feet away.
He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Your children need to listen to Rap Music like Englewood needs more people with holes in their heads- Three accused of using real guns while filming rap video

Weapons charges have been filed against three men caught handling real guns while filming of a rap video on the South Side.
The three were among eight people arrested by police around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 7400 block of South Eggleston Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. The other five do not face felony charges.
Police said the group was filming a rap music video in the backyard of a home when officers made the arrests.
Rodney Ramsey, 22, of the 2600 block of 93rd Street in Crown Point, Ind., was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Sheldon Cobb, 24, of the 500 block of Exchange Avenue in Calumet City, and Rayvon Lollis, 19, of the 2700 block of East Goodrich Avenue in Burnham, were each charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rush, Kirk to tour Englewood on Thursday, talk violence and show Kirk what has become of "Mr Roger's neighborhood"

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush is making good on his promise to show U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk around crime-ridden areas on Chicago's South Side.
On Thursday, according to a news release from Rush's office, the lawmakers from Illinois are scheduled to tour the Englewood neighborhood and discuss urban violence, obstacles to economic growth and other community needs.
 
Updated Englewood violence map
 
 
 

Matteson man charged in Beverly murder

A  32-year-old Matteson man arrested in Arkansas days after a shooting in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood was charged with murder.  
Kyle Arrington was shot in the abdomen on May 15 in the 9900 block of South Walden Parkway. He died about a month later.
David Twine, of the 4500 block of Columbine Lane in Matteson, was arrested in Arkansas on a warrant for aggravated battery with a firearm and is due in court on the murder charge on Thursday.

Man beaten by intruders in Northwest Side home

A 30-year-old man suffered severe facial injuries this morning when he was attacked by three intruders in his Northwest Side home.
The man was attacked shortly before 6 a.m. inside his home on the 2600 block of West Potomac Avenue. It was not clear if the man was followed inside or the attackers approached him outside.
The three intruders took the man's wallet and other valuables before being scared by the man's roommate.
The victim was taken in serious condition to Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital, where his condition was stabilized

Chicago hits the 300 murdered milestone


Charges filed in baseball bat beating of police officer

A South Side man has been charged with hitting a Chicago police officer in the head with a baseball bat as the officer tried to break up a fight in the West Englewood neighborhood over the weekend.
Tythia Thigpen, 29, of the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated battery use of deadly weapon.
Thigpen was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Monday after surrendering at the Area South police station in the Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The officer was struck around 12:40 a.m. Saturday in the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue while trying to break up a fight possibly involving "dozens" of people.
The officer was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital and has been released. He is an Englewood District beat officer who joined the department in 2009.
Thigpen has an arrest record that includes murder charges in 2004, according to court documents. He was found not guilty and released in 2006. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine.

Man stabbed to death in Humboldt Park

In the 3900 block of West Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 51-year-old man was stabbed multiple times about 12:20 a.m. during a fight with a "known offender,'' a man.
Police on the scene said after the victim was stabbed in the chest and shoulder in the street just off the corner of Division Street and Harding Avenue he stumbled around a car parked nearby and collapsed on a sidewalk.

26 year old man shot dead in Englewood

A fatal shooting occurred about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday in the West Englewood neighborhood. The victim was walking on a sidewalk in the 1600 block of West 59th Street when a gunman confronted him on foot and fired shots, hitting the 26-year-old man in the head.
That man was also taken to Stroger where he was pronounced dead,

Man stabbed to death in Portage PArk

At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, a third man was killed during a domestic attack.
The victim, 53, was involved with an altercation with his son in the 3900 block of North Long Avenue when the son, 27, pulled a knife and stabbed his father multiple times, killing him

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Man found in Englewood trash bin was beaten to death

The man found dead Monday in a South Side trash can near a Safe Passage route was beaten to death.
The man was identified as Ernest Pritchett III, 51. The office ruled the death a homicide.
Streets and Sanitation workers found the body as they were collecting garbage around 10 a.m. Monday morning in the 700 block of West 61st Street in the Englewood neighborhood

Man charged in slaying of Navy veteran, college student

An 18-year-old man has been charged in the killing of a 33-year-old Chicago State University student on Sunday.
Devon Brunt of the 9600 block of South Merrill has been charged with one count of first-degree murder.
Brunt has been charged with fatally shooting Telkia Burns in the right temple about 3 p.m. and fleeing with his money and house keys.
Brunt had been in custody over the shooting in the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue. When the robber tried to go through Burns' pockets, Burns fought back and was shot in the head

Woman dies day after shooting on West Side


A woman who was shot as she walked out of a gas station in the Homan Square neighborhood on Monday has died.
The woman was identified as Lakeisha Tate, 28, of the 300 block of South Hamlin Avenue.
Tate was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
She was shot at about 1:41 p.m. Monday was leaving a Citgo gas station on the 3300 block of West Harrison Avenue on that block when she and another woman got into an argument which ended up in the victim being shot.
Police had earlier said the woman was 25 and may have been pregnant.

Boy, 3 months, was beaten to death

Officials are investigating the death of a 3-month-old boy who was beaten to death in an apparent homicide.
Tayshaun Dyson was pronounced dead at 8:16 a.m. Sunday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
An autopsy conducted today determined that the infant died of a closed head injury from child abuse and ruled his death a homicide.
Chicago police have launched a homicide investigation.
Police were notified about the incident at 3:41 p.m. on Aug. 22. Police said the boy lived on the 1100 block of West 88th Street.
The medical examiner's office said the boy lived on the 8900 block of South Throop Avenue.

The two addresses are within blocks of each other.
The boy's father is being investigated for abuse.
DCFS has had no prior contact with the family, which has no other children

Operation SAFE PASSAGE first day pictures

 
 

 
 
Chicago, Chicago, that toddling town
Chicago, Chicago, I'll show you around
 
 

 

17 year old boy shot dead in Washington Park

A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the head while traveling in a vehicle died this morning following the South Side attack, .Pierce Curry of the 9900 block of South Hoxie Avenue in the city's Jeffery Manor neighborhood, was pronounced dead at 1:58 a.m. at Saint Bernard Hospital .
The 17-year-old was a rear passenger inside a vehicle that was southbound in the 6200 block of South State Street when someone inside another car pulled alongside his and opened fire, striking him twice in the head.
The motorist drove him to Saint Bernard's following the attack

Monday, August 26, 2013

After the success of Operation SAFE PASSAGE Mayor Emanuel trots out new Government program Operation ASS WIPE- AGE

Mayor Emanuel basking in the glow of the success of his brainchild Operation SAFE PASSAGE,
which has Hundreds of newly hired Safe Passage workers along with Police and Firemen stationed along specially designated school routes, stated at a new conference today. "Thanks to the overwhelming success of my Program Operation SAFE PASSAGE and many other Government programs I whole heartedly support, parents being responsible for raising their own children is almost completely a thing of the past. We are taking that responsibility and putting it in the hands of the government where it belongs. Your loving Government now feeds, houses, teaches, babysits, provides healthcare for and now walks your children to and from school. Well, next month the Government will take up even more child rearing duties. Beginning September 1, Operation ASS WIPE- AGE goes into full affect. Any mother at any time, who has a baby under the age of 5, that needs its diaper changed can simply call 911 and a Police Officer or Fireman will respond to clean and powder baby. Remember all Government issued diapers, powder and ass- wipes are provided free of charge."

 
NOTE: Don't forget these Mayoral brainstorms of 2012
Back in June of 2012 our wonderful Mayor hired the gangbanger group Ceasfire (No playing)  for 1 million dollars to try to decrease shootings and homicides...
 
Then our wonderful Mayor hired the "Bucket Boys" as a shooting early warning system....
 
Mayor Emanuel at an early Sunday new conference, explained that after spending $1 million dollars to hire the violence interceptor group Ceasefire, which tries to mediate violence before it occurs, part two of his violence reduction plan will be the spending of $1 million dollars to hire the community early warning group "The Bucket Boys". Explaining that just like Ceasefire, "The Bucket Boys" will not snitch on anyone but, instead upon becoming aware of imminent violence in a community, will beat out a war drums rhythm on their buckets, thereby giving the community early warning of the impending violence. Mayor Emanuel stressing the city's commitment to reducing violence said, the hiring of "The Bucket Boy" was the first of its kind in the country.
 
Finally the Mayor comes up with a fool proof solution to totally eliminate Chicago's homicide problem
 
With Chicago's homicide numbers hovering around 500, Mayor Emanuel at a news conference today, announced a new partnership with a group called "Plan Apparent in da Hood" stating, "Today is a historic day for the city of Chicago. The city along with the Federal government and Plan Apparent in da Hood, have joined forces to totally eliminate homicides in Chicago from this day forward. From now on, all violent deaths in the city of Chicago will now be classified as late- late term abortions. After all, we support a community's right to choose and our commitment to women's and community's rights shall never waiver, thank you."

Good Samaritans foil bike-riding cellphone thief

A Bridgeport man was arrested Sunday evening on robbery charges after he tried to take a woman's cell phone and flee on his bicycle.
John Ramirez, 29, of the 2900 block of South Archer Avenue, was riding a bicycle on Archer Avenue when he saw a woman on Canal Street talking on her cellphone. He allegedly grabbed the cellphone from her hand and pushed her away, then attempted to flee on his bike, but couldn't because the woman, 22, grabbed the bike and wouldn't let go.
Ramirez punched the woman in the face several times, causing bruising and swelling, in his attempt to flee, but two witnesses heard her calling for help, ran to the street corner and grabbed him.
Ramirez fled on Archer Avenue until a police officer caught up with him and arrested him around 10 p.m. One of the witnesses returned the woman's cellphone to her, but it was damaged.

Navy veteran finishing college killed in robbery

A  33-year-old Chicago State University student was preparing for his last year of studies when he was shot and killed Sunday afternoon during a robbery at his apartment building in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The gunman shot Telkia Burns in the right temple about 3 p.m. and fled with his money and house keys.
An 18-year-old suspect was in custody over the shooting in the 2900 block of East 91st Street but had not been charged. When the robber tried to go through Burns' pockets, Burns fought back and was shot in the head.
Burns was a Navy veteran who learned to speak Japanese while stationed in Japan for three years. Burns was studying community health at Chicago State through a Veterans Affairs work-study program.
Burns had two sons, ages 7 and 8,

Shootings in Chicago August 27, 28 2013

Woman shot on the West Side
A  25-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition today after being shot on the West Side this afternoon.
The shooting happened about 1:41 p.m. on the 3300 block of West Harrison Avenue in the Homan Square neighborhood.
The woman was leaving a Citgo gas station on that block when she and another woman got into an argument which ended up in the victim being shot.
The victim may be pregnant.
The victim was shot in the abdomen and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition
2 people shot in Englewood
Two people were shot tonight in the Englewood neighborhood on the South SideDepartment.
Paramedics were called about 9:50 p.m. to the 5500 block of South Shields Avenue where two people had been shot.
One victim was taken by ambulance to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious-to-critical condition while the other victim got to the University of Chicago Hospital by other means.
The person taken to Stroger was a man who had been shot in the knee and finger and his condition had stabilized
Man shot in Englewood
A man in his 40s was injured this morning in a shooting in the Englewood neighborhood.
The shooting happened on the 6700 block of South Loomis Boulevard at about 10:10 a.m.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition after being shot in the leg
 24-year-old man shot in Humboldt Park
In the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was shot in the hip Tuesday night about 9 p.m. during a gang related incident in the 1500 block of North St. Louis Avenue.
Alfaro said the victim was with a friend when he encountered a group of rival gang members on the street. A fight began and one in the group produced a gun and fired shots.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition
Man shot in Avalon Park
An shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. on the 8200 block of South Avalon Avenue.
Preliminary reports said a man in his 30s was shot in the chest.
18-year-old man shot in McKinley Park
 18-year-old man was shot about 5:25 p.m. on the 3700 block of South Honore Street.
Preliminary reports said an 18-year-old man was standing on the street when two males approached on bicycles, and one of the males shot him in the upper left chest area.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
Person shot in Bronzeville
At about 2:38 p.m., a person was shot on the 3900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue.
a 26-year-old man was shot in both legs in the 3900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.
Person Shot in Englewood
Someone was shot about 11 p.m. near 64th Street and Hoyne Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was shot in the neck about 11 p.m. near 64th Street and Hoyne Avenue. He's in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Someone walked up and shot him, but the man told police he doesn't remember what happened.

Chicago book bike "BiblioTreka" stolen

A thief in Logan Square didn’t just steal a bike over the weekend, he or she took a whole library.
The “BiblioTreka,” a custom tricycle custom built to carry a collection of literary works from Humboldt Park’s Read/Write Library, was stolen sometime in the late hours of Saturday night and Sunday morning.
 The bike was being stored near Comfort Station at 2579 N. Milwaukee Ave. Saturday night, ahead of its weekly Sunday appearance at the multi-purpose art space. Each week, the BiblioTreka brings a portion of its collection for visitors to browse. Sometime during the night or early morning, the lock was cut, and the heavy, three wheeled bike with a bright blue and white box on the front was taken.

Body found in Englewood trash bin

Streets and Sanitation workers made a gruesome discovery a half-block from a Safe Passage route this morning: The body of a man in a trash can in the Englewood neighborhood.
The workers found the body as they were collecting garbage around 10 a.m. in the 700 block of West 61st Street.
The body appeared to be a man in his 40s who suffered multiple trauma to his head. A cause of death is pending an autopsy Tuesday.
The body was discovered about a half-block from a Safe Passage route for children who attended the shuttered Bontemps Elementary School last year and have been transferred to Nicholson Technical Academy at 6006 S. Peoria St. about four blocks away.

North Side man beaten with two-by-four in Wicker Park


25-year-old North Side man was badly beaten with a two-by-four and robbed Sunday afternoon in Wicker Park.
The man was seated on the grass about 1:30 p.m. at Wicker Park, 1425 N. Damen Ave., when a man attacked him with a two-by four – hitting him in the head and body numerous times.
The victim suffered a fractured spine, fractured nose, and his right eye was swollen shut. The attacker took the victim's turquoise-colored Alpine backpack, which contained some clothing, books, and $4.
A Chicago Fire Department ambulance was called and the man, of the Park West neighborhood on the city’s North Side, was taken to Saint Mary's Hospital in serious but "stable" condition.  
The attacker, a  6-feet-1-inch man with a shaved head who weighs 185 pounds and is between the ages of 25 and 30, fled after the attack

Sunday, August 25, 2013

33-year-old man shot dead in South Chicago

A  33-year-old man was fatally shot this afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood, one of three people, including a child, wounded in afternoon and evening attacks.
The fatal shooting happened about 3:05 p.m. on the 9100 block of South Commercial Avenue.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where he was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m.

14-year-old boy shot dead in Garfield Park

In a shooting on the West Side, a 14-year-old boy told police he was standing outside in a vacant lot when he heard shots and felt pain about 12:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street.
According to a police report, when police responded to a call of person shot, officers heard the boy, Lavander Hearnes, lying in the street saying: “I been shot, I’m shot, help!"
Lavander told police he’d been in the lot with a large gathering of unknown people when he heard a gunshot and felt pain, the report said. He ran northbound on Wilcox and collapsed at 4050 W. Wilcox. The victim could not provide with any details about the shooter and said he'd not seen the shooter, only heard the gunshot.
Lavander, of the 3900 block of West Wilcox Street, was pronounced dead at 9:04 a.m. Sunday.
The boy was shot in the chest and initially taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition

Man sexually assaulted 2 women in same building, same night

A Back of the Yards man was ordered held in lieu of $750,000 Sunday after he allegedly sexually assaulted two women in the same night at the same apartment building in July.
Darrell Young, 23, of the 5200 block of South Seeley Avenue, faces criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault charges for the attacks, one of which involved a 61-year-old victim.
Young knocked on the door of the elderly woman’s apartment in the 600 block of East 69th Street on the evening of July 5.
The woman knew Young because she sang at his brother’s funeral and she let him in.
Young allegedly grabbed her by the neck and sexually assaulted her.
Later that evening, Young allegedly met his second victim at a convenience store.
He invited the 22-year-old woman and her friend back to an acquaintance’s apartment in the same building where the prior assault took place.
Young separated the victim’s friend and his acquaintance and led the victim down a flight of stairs.
With her walking in front of him, he grabbed her by the neck and forced her to the ground.
He tried to remove her pants but they were too tight, Pillsbury said, so Young ordered the woman to remove them.
Young sexually assaulted the woman, then took her purse and cellphone and left her in the stairwell, according to Pillsbury.
Both victims positively identified Young

Chicago man ordered held without bail in fatal shooting in June

A Chicago man was ordered held without bond Sunday in the fatal shooting of a man in June.
Adam Holderbaum, 27, of the 3400 block of South Claremont Avenue, faces a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Eduardo Venagas, 18, on June 23.
Holderbaum also faces attempted first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm charges in the incident, which took place about 11:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of South Bell Avenue in McKinley Park, about a block from Venagas' home.
That evening, Holderbaum and two other males approached Venagas and a 22-year-old who was with him.
Holderbaum held a gun and began yelling at Venagas about a problem with Holderbaum's cousin.
He shot Venagas in the abdomen then took aim at the other man. Holderbaum fired at the second man but missed him because the victim flung himself to the ground.
Holderbaum then shot Venagas in the back and shoulder before he fled with the other two males.
Venagas was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
The second victim identified Holderbaum in a photo array and a physical lineup.
A witness who knows Holderbaum and was present at the shooting also identified him as Venagas' killer.

an held on $150K after 2 charged in South Side arson fire


A judge set bail today at $150,000 for a woman charged with arson along with her boyfriend following a blaze that caused a roof collapse Friday night in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Danielle Gardner, 21, and her boyfriend Dwayne Kohler, 27, were both charged late Saturday night with one count each of felony residential arson.
Gardner appeared in bond court today where her bail was set. Kohler, who was hospitalized after being injured after the incident, did not appear in court.
Williams and Gardner both live in the building in the 8000 block of South Marquette Avenue where the fire erupted about 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Firefighters were battling the fire in the attic of the two-story brick structure when the roof collapsed causing firefighters to issue a mayday. After the collapse, officials called for an emergency medical services plan 1 response which called for multiple ambulances to respond.
Officials later noted that all firefighters were accounted for and the scene was secured.
According to a police report, Gardner and Kohler were placed into custody after Gardner "doused a garbage can full of debris with lighter fluid and Kohler lit the fire and moved the garbage can next to the building" .
As family members tried to detain Kohler for police, he suffered facial injuries and was taken to South Shore Hospital, police said. His injuries are not life threatening and his condition has stabilized.

The blaze caused about ten people to be displaced from two different apartments,

All you racist dumb asses falling into" the powers that be" racist snare again


I reminder to racist of all colors- If you can't get your point across without using racist shit either don't post or post in the RACIST COMMENT SECTION
All you racist can have fun playing with each other in your free speech racist comments section

Handcuffed arrestee flees in squad car

A 42-year-old man is accused of getting behind the wheel of a Chicago Police squad car and driving away with it while wearing handcuffs on the West Side Friday afternoon.
Marquette Fisher was driving a red 1989 Chevrolet Astro van when he was pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign about 12:45 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of West Adams Street in the city’s West Garfield Park neighborhood.
After officers learned he’d been driving while on a suspended license, they placed handcuffs on him and sat him in a marked squad car. But as they began talking to passengers of the van he was driving, police saw Fisher jumping over the driver’s seat of the police car with his hands in front of him – still handcuffed.
An officer tried to stop him by opening the driver’s side door but Fisher put the squad car into gear and began fleeing.
He was followed by police who stopped him in 4300 block of West Gladys Avenue a few blocks away, but officers lost track of him after Fisher fled on foot. He was apprehended about five and a half hours later, at 6:20 p.m., at his home in the 1400 block of South Cicero Avenue.
Fisher was charged with possession of a stolen law enforcement vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, misdemeanor escape from a peace officer, obstructing identification, theft, and numerous traffic citations including driving while his license was suspended, according to police. Fisher was also wanted on two warrants.

3 charged in Northwest Side home invasion

A Chicago man kicked in a bedroom window with his heel, striking the home’s resident and then lowered a pit bull through the window before entering it during a home invasion on Thursday.
The man, Manuel Martinez, 28, of the 2100 bock of N. LaPorte Ave, was arrested Thursday, shortly after the invasion,  in an alley near the apartment in the 2100 block of N. Lavergne Ave. after victims flagged down a passing motorist who called the police.
Manuel, along with two relatives who were with him, also pointed a BB gun at two victims , who had just returned home from a party.
Martinez was charged with two counts of armed home invasion, a Class X felony, 2 counts of aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.
Two relatives of Martinez, Tony Martinez, 27, and Jesse Martinez, 25, were also arrested in the incident. Kent said Tony Martinez carried a sub-machine gun and pointed it at the victims, while Jesse Martinez served as a look-out while Manuel Martinez was in the unit.

Man accused of robbing person with cerebral palsy in wheelchair

A  Chicago man held an elevator door shut as his friend robbed a man with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair at Chicago Union Station last week.
Demetrius Thomas, 48, of the 1400 block of S. Canal St., held the elevator door as another man, who was not identified in Cook County bond court Saturday, took a cellphone out of the purse wrapped around the waist of the man in the wheelchair.
Thomas told Amtrak police about his involvement after he was recognized by an officer in surveillance video taken of the incident, which occurred Aug. 21 at Chicago Union Station, 225 S. Canal St.. Thomas told police he knew the man was being robbed and he “felt bad for the poor guy in the wheelchair” .
Thomas was charged with robbery of a handicapped victim, a Class 1 felony

2 men, 3 teens charged in South Side gun attacks

Two men and three boys, ages 14, 15 and 16, have been charged in connection with two shootings within minutes of each other in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man was wounded in the 8800 block of South Escanaba Avenue. The victim suffered a wound to his arm.
Moments later, another man, 23, was shot in the arm in the 2700 block of East 87th Street.
Both victims were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
Police had said earlier that the shootings were related and they were questioning someone after stopping a vehicle near the crime scene. The five people were charged early this morning.
Christian Ortiz, 29, of the 2000 block of Rosehill Court in Romeoville, and Jesus Quintana Jr., 27, of the 10700 block of South Avenue M in Chicago, were charged with two counts each of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm.
A 14-year-old boy from East Chicago, Ind., and two boys from Chicago, 15 and 16, were charged with one count each of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm

Shootings in Chicago August 22, 23, 24, 25 2013

 17-year-old boy shot in West Town
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of West Superior Street in the West Town neighborhood.
The boy was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The teen told police he heard shots and then felt pain.

14-year-old boy shot in Gresham
A 14-year-old boy was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital by a relative with a gunshot wound to the leg.
The boy was shot in the 8600 block of South Carpenter Street and was in good condition

39-year-old woman shot in South Shore
A 39-year-old woman was shot about 1:20 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Constance Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition. Police said she was in an argument with another man just before the shooting.
36-year-old man shot in Park Manor
A 36-year-old man in stable condition at Saint Bernard Hospital & Healthcare Center with a wound to his thigh. He was shot about 3:30 a.m. near 67th Street and Rhodes Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood.
2 shot in Chatham
The shooting happened in the Chatham neighborhood on Langley Avenue. Shortly after 4 p.m., police and paramedics responded to the shooting on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue.
Two men, ages 29 and 22 were found shot. One suffered a wound to his stomach area and the other was shot in his leg. They were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center 
18-year-old man shot in Washington Park
A 18-year-old man was shot in the city's Parkway Gardens neighborhood. That shooting happened on the 6400 block of South King Drive.
A gunman shot the victim in his leg then fled on foot. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
11-year-old girl shot in Hermosa
An 11-year-old girl who was shot in her side while sitting on the front steps of her home in the Hermosa neighborhood
The girl, who is about 11, was sitting on the steps of her home in the 2300 block of North Kostner Avenue with family members about 4 a.m. when the shooter, possibly a woman, fired four or five times and struck her in the side.
The girl suffered a through and through wound to her side, and was taken to Lurie Children's Hospital
Person shot in Gage Park
At  about 4 a.m. on the Southwest Side's Gage Park neighborhood, another person was shot. It happened in the 5600 block of South Sacramento Avenue. That person, of an unknown age and gender, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair to serious condition
16-year-old boy shot in Garfield Park
A 16-year-old boy told police he was standing outside in a vacant lot when he heard shots and felt pain about 12:20 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street.
The boy was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition
53-year-old man shot in Back of the Yards
A  53-year-old man is in serious condition at Stroger Hospital after he was shot about 11:20 p.m. Saturday night in the 4500 block of South McDowell Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The man was approached by another man who shot him once in the left side of his torso before fleeing on foot
2 men shot in Washington Park
At about 3:20 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Wabash Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, two men, ages 29 and 28, were standing on a sidewalk when another male approached and opened fire. The two were both taken to Stroger hospital, where their conditions have stabilized. Both suffered knee injuries -- the 29-year-old in the left knee and the 28-year-old in the right knee.
 37-year-old man shot in Longwood Manor
A 37-year-old man told police that he was shot about 5:50 a.m. in the 9500 block of South State Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The man, who was shot in the right shoulder and left arm, transported himself to St. Bernard Hospital.
3 men shot in West Town
In  a shooting, about 5:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Green Street in the West Town neighborhood, three men were wounded, according to News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
A 22-year man was hit in the torso and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition and a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition has stabilized. A third man, age 21, was hit in the forearm and took himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he is in good condition.
Man shot in Humboldt Park
At  about 7 p.m. a male was shot on the 900 block of North Central Park in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
The victim, whose age was not available, sustained a gunshot wound to his leg and took himself to Norwegian-American Hospital where his condition had stabilized
14 year old boy shot in Woodlawn
Sunday night about 9 p.m. in the city's West Woodlawn neighborhood, a boy was shot.
Police said the victim was shot in the leg in the 6000 block of East 62nd Street and the victim, a juvenile, was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition.
The 14-year-old victim was riding a bicycle with several companions when they were approached by two other people on bikes and one of them pulled a gun and fired five rounds, hitting the boy in the left calf
28-year-old man shot in Lawndale
Sunday night about 11:45 p.m. in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, a 28-year-old man was shot in the neck in the 1400 block of South Tripp Avenue.
After being shot, the man walked to the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue, where emergency crews responded, police said. The man, who lives in that area, suffered an apparent graze wound and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital

17-year-old boy shot dead in McKinley Park

A  17-year-old boy was killed .
Omar Castel died was found in the intersection of 36th Street and Marshfield Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood around 12:15 a.m. Friday after officers nearby heard gunfire.
The boy had been shot twice, one of the wounds to his head

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Woman bit off cousin's nose

A woman was arrested on charges of aggravated battery after she took a bite out of her cousin's nose, permanently disfiguring her.
Damika Robinson, 39, of the 1500 block of East 61st Street in Woodlawn, was at a party at her 38-year-old cousin's home in Marquette Park on Aug. 4 when the women began arguing. The confrontation allegedly turned violent, with Robinson assaulting the woman and at one point biting her several times on the face, "including a bite that removed her nose" .
Prosecutors said the woman was treated for her injuries at a local hospital, but two-thirds of her nose could not be saved.
Robinson was arrested at her home Wednesday morning and brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse Thursday afternoon.

What about Englewood?

After just 2 days since the posting of the "Cash Cab" robbery satire, used to drawn attention to the shit hole of Chicago, there has been 5 shooting and 1 homicide in Englewood. 2 1/2 miles by 2 1/2 miles filled with crime violence and murder. Don't give me that poverty bullshit and excuses. How about some solutions?  How about f-ed up school system, f-ed up parenting, f- ed up community leaders?

1 shot, 1 shot dead in englewood

Around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman walked up and shot two men as they stood on a corner in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street in the Englewood neighborhood.
Ronald Henry, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:34 p.m. A 24-year-old man was grazed in the leg and taken to St. Bernard's Hospital

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cash Cab robbery bit causes some fools to lose the little bits of a minds they possess- its called SATIRE fools

Anonymous said...
this fake af, i even went looking for this story on google but there was nothing...if this was a joke hes a lame nigga
August 20, 2013 at 8:55 PM
 Anonymous said...
This fake as shit there's no record the creator of this page has nothing better to do than post fake shit I wonder if any of the story's on hear are also fake lets see if they don't delete my comment like I know he will fake as page
August 20, 2013 at 9:13 PM
Anonymous said...
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August 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM
Anonymous said...
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August 21, 2013 at 1:48 AM
Anonymous said...
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August 21, 2013 at 4:09 AM
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Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Satire- a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn. 2. : trenchant wit, irony, or sarcasm used to expose and discredit vice or folly.

Why was this story believable?
Because in our backwards world you could see the following things happening...

When informed by Police spokeswoman Anita Dix that the suspects were not flagging him down and therefore there was no crime committed.
Police making every effort to kill crime? yep...

Spokeswoman Anita Dix also related that the suspects were four males who appeared to be between 17 to 21 years old. Their race could not be determined because they had their faces covered.
Police and media refusing to release the race on crime suspects? Happens all the time with the Police and news media.....

A person gets robbed, murdered or shot in this city?
Happens every day....

A person gets robbed, murdered or shot in Englewood?
The map is the only real part of the story, Englewood is approximately 2 1/2 by 2 1/2 miles and it's loaded with violence, robbery and murder.
 
If the "Cash Cab" ever really ventured into Englewood, what would be his chances of getting robbed?
Its called SATIRE you dumb asses and you're precisely why Chicago is F-up. To many dumb asses, this city is filled with dumbassity.


Note if you fools really want to get your panty in a knot see this other bit of CIC satire- If you didn't book a Chicago Safari adventure with us this 4th of July weekend this is what you missed

Shootings in Chicago August 20, 21, 2013

25-year-old man shot in Englewood
In  the shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot in both feet when at least one person opened fire from a moving vehicle in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County after the drive-by, which happened about 12:20 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Shields Avenue. His condition was stabilized.
17-year-old boy shot in Lakeview
At about 12:15 a.m. in the Lakeview neighborhood, a 17-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle in the 3100 block of North Hoyne Avenue. The boy was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Police said he was not cooperating with investigators and that his injury may have been self-inflicted.
23-year-old man shot in South Chicago
At 10:49 p.m. Tuesday, a 23-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 2700 block of East 87th Street
21-year-old man shot in South Chicago
At 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the arm and neck in the 8800 block of South Escanaba Avenue. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
19-year-old man shot in Calumet Heights
At about 10:40 p.m., a gunman approached a 19-year-old man in the 9000 block of South Yates Boulevard. The 19-year-old tried to run away, but the assailant opened fire, striking him in the arm.
The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized
Male shot in Englewood during robbery
A male patient arrived at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center after being shot in the 7200 block of South Green Street. The victim, whose age and condition were not released, had been shot in the groin
The robbery happened about 10:40 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Green Street. A 30-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle when an armed assailant entered the vehicle through the passenger's side and demanded his chain necklace.
Both people stepped out of the car, and the 30-year-old handed over the necklace. The assailant then shot the man in the groin and fled on foot
Man shot in South Austin
A  47-year-old man was shot this evening in the South Austin Neighborhood.
The shooting happened on the 500 block of North Pine Avenue at about 7:40 p.m.
The man was shot in the lower back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition had stabilized
33-year-old man shot in Rogers Park
The shooting about 2:15 a.m., police found a 33-year-old man lying in the 1600 block of West Morse Avenue, bleeding from gunshot wounds to the hip and stomach.
Police would later learn someone had opened fire after an argument about gang affiliations.
The injured man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized.
18-year-old shot in Marquette Park
In  another shooting at 5:37 p.m. in the 2400 block of West 70th Street , someone shot an 18-year-old man in the buttocks.
The 18-year-old was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition
 26-year-old man shot in Chicago Lawn
In  an attack at 5:05 p.m., a 26-year-old man was in his vehicle when an unknown gunman riding a bicycle confronted him and shot him in the abdomen on the 2800 block of West 64th Street.
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition has stabilized
Man shot in Englewood
At about 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of South Hoyne Avenue in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, another person was shot.
The victim on Hoyne, a male of an unknown age, was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious to critical condition

Man, 83, dies after Northwest Side hit-and-run

An  83-year-old man died Tuesday evening after being struck by an SUV as he crossed a street on the Northwest Side.
The man was crossing North California Avenue at West Devon Street when he was struck by a red or maroon SUV at 6:22 p.m.,.
The driver did not stop, and the vehicle -- which may be a GMC, a Chevrolet Tahoe or a Chevrolet Suburban -- was last seen traveling southbound in the alley east of North Rockwell Street, at West Peterson Avenue.
The 83-year-old man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was pronounced dead at 7 p.m.

Authorities charge 3rd man in 18-year-old's slaying

Authorities have charged a third man in the July slaying of an 18-year-old in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Jadon Wilson, 23, of the 7800 block of South Euclid Avenue, is charged with first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of Tyrone Hart. Hart was shot about 7:40 p.m. on July 23 while standing in the 8000 block of South Chappel Avenue.
Two men, 24-year-old Terrence Snowden and 23-year-old Phillip Boyd, were charged earlier this month in the killing. Officials have said a third man was with Snowden and Boyd when the three learned Hart was in the 8000 block of Chappel shortly before the shooting.
Boyd is alleged to have given a Ruger nine-millimeter pistol to Snowden and driven a vehicle while Snowden fired at Hart, a prosecutor said in an August 11 bond court hearing. Hart was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Man injures neighbor with chainsaw

A man wielding a chainsaw injured a 55-year-old neighbor he had been drinking with on the Far South Side early this morning.
The two had been drinking in a backyard in the 1000 block of West 103rd Street when something prompted a dispute.
One of the man picked up a chainsaw and used it against his neighbor, injuring the neighbor's fingers.
The 55-year-old who was injured was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"CASH CAB" HELD UP IN ENGLEWOOD and Updated Englewood violence map

Chicago: Ben Bailey the personable host and driver of the “Cash Cab” on the television show by the same name, was held up today at 7:30 p.m.  in the area of 71st Street and Halsted. The incident started when the host of “Cash Cab”, not being familiar with the Chicago area, rode into the Englewood neighborhood and picked up four male passengers who appeared to be flagging the “Cash Cab” down.

“Crime in Chicago 2013 obtained these exclusive pictures and transcripts of the recorded conversation which started after the four young men entered the “Cash Cab” and the multi-colored “Cash Cab” lights activated.


Ben Bailey: Welcome to the Cash Cab!

Four young men: What the fuck? Damn dog! What kind of shit does this be?

Ben Bailey: You’re in the Cash Cab. What’s your destination?

Unknown passenger: We be Vice Lords mo-fo!

Ben Bailey: No, I mean where are you going?

Unknown passenger: Ah shit dog, you a fool. We going to the spot, get us some chronic.

Ben Bailey: Ok, this is how it works. I’ll ask you questions and if you’re able to answer them, before you get three wrong and you reach your destination, I mean spot, you’ll win money. Now the questions will get harder as we go along. The first set of questions will earn you fifty dollars each. The last set will be worth one hundred dollars. Do you want to play?

Four young men; Hell yeah.....! You the man! Fo sure! Damn dog!

Ben Bailey: Here's your first question. In what year did WWII end?

Unknown passenger: I don’t be knowing, but this “45” knows (pointing a gun at the host) give up all the money fool

Ben Bailey: 1945 that’s right. Here’s your money.

 
Recording ends with the sound of the cab doors opening and the suspects running off, laughing.
 
The Chicago Police Department through spokeswoman Anita Dix related that a preliminary review of the show’s video tape indicates that the four passengers may have been throwing up gang signs and not flagging down the cab. Spokeswoman Anita Dix also related that the suspects were four males who appeared to be between 17 to 21 years old. Their race could not be determined because they had their faces covered.
 
When informed by Police spokeswoman Anita Dix that the suspects were not flagging him down and therefore there was no crime committed. The robbery victim responded angrily stating that he had  already been caught up in a city sting operation and fined for not stopping for a large group of minority males and he wasn’t taking the chance of getting fined again and losing his taxi license, snapping at the Police spokeswoman "maybe you Anita Dix bad, maybe that's your problem, I'll never come to this shit hole city again".
Three thousand dollars was taken during the non-crime and Ben Bailey related to Police that he was shaken and angry, but not injured.
 
Updated map now includes robberies for a one month period July 1- August 1, 2013 (Sorry unable to show all robberies year to date, doing so would turn Englewood into a solid green block)