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  • Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods

     Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods
    Mourners placed two bottles of Kendall Floyd's favorite tequila on the ground, tied red and white balloons to a chain-link fence and scribbled rest-in-peace messages on posters set up in his honor. A night earlier, on May 17, the 20-year-old had been...
  • Austin logs 2 homicides in 2 days

    Austin recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Pine Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 38-year-old man was beaten to...
  • Austin, East Garfield Park each log 2 homicides

    Austin and East Garfield Park each recorded two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Austin, a 33-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. That same day,...
  • Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV on West Side

    Motorcyclist killed in collision with SUV on West Side
    A man riding a motorcycle was killed this morning when a speeding SUV driver turned left in front of him in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The man, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital following the crash in the 3900 block of...
  • Man gets 65 years for West Side shooting in 2012

    Man gets 65 years for West Side shooting in 2012
    A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for shooting a man five times and beating him with the gun outside a West Side tire shop in 2012. According to a press release from the the Cook County state's attorney's office,...
  • West Garfield Park man held on $2 million in 2013 slaying

    West Garfield Park man held on $2 million in 2013 slaying
    A 22-year-old man was ordered held on $2 million bail this morning in connection with the 2013 fatal shooting of a man steps away from the victim's home in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood. Prosecutors alleged in court that Steven Douglas...
  • 3 dead among 22 wounded in shootings Friday, early Saturday

    3 dead among 22 wounded in shootings Friday, early Saturday
    Three people were killed and at least 19 wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning, including two officers wounded in a Far South Side shootout. The shootout was one of two officer-involved shootings...
  • Chicago green lights $1 lot purchase program

    Chicago green lights $1 lot purchase program
    The city of Chicago is moving forward with its $1 lot purchase program, declaring the pilot effort a success even before lot sales have been finalized. Earlier this year, the city began accepting applications from homeowners, block clubs and non-profit...
  • 3 charged in East Garfield Park home invasion, shooting

    3 charged in East Garfield Park home invasion, shooting
    Three Chicago men have been charged with felony home invasion and aggravated battery after prosecutors say they forced their way into the home of an East Garfield Park man Friday night and shot him in the arm. Michael Raggs, 33, of the 3800 block of...
  • 'Road to Glory: The Documentary'

    'Road to Glory: The Documentary'
    Saint Millie is screwed. OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
  • Prosecutors: After card game, woman stabbed boyfriend to death over money

    Prosecutors: After card game, woman stabbed boyfriend to death over money
    A West Garfield Park woman stabbed her boyfriend to death following a dispute over cash she accused him of stealing from her to use in a card game, prosecutors said today. Crystal “Cocoa” Caffey, 27, was ordered held today in lieu of $750,...
  • Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations

    Free wireless service offered at West, South Side locations
    The City of Chicago and Google have partnered to bring free wireless service to Garfield Park and the South Shore Cultural Center, officials said. The service is now available at both locations and is planned to help thousands of people get online,...