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  • Rogers Park logs 3rd homicide of 2014

    Rogers Park on Monday recorded its third homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 36-year-old man was shot to death in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, police said. Rogers Park logged four homicides last year,...
  • Man dies after being struck by pickup truck on West Side

    Man dies after being struck by pickup truck on West Side
    A man died this morning after he was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Cayode Fornize, 33, was pronounced dead at 8:56 a.m. today at Mount Sinai Hospital after being injured near Van Buren Street...
  • Man brandished gun after getting mad about soda tax, prosecutors say

    Man brandished gun after getting mad about soda tax, prosecutors say
    A West Garfield Park man was ordered held on no bail Sunday after prosecutors say he brandished a gun at convenience store employees and customers because he was angered over the tax he had to pay for a bottle of Pepsi. Nahshon X. Shelton, 36, of the...
  • Loan fund targets small rental buildings

    Loan fund targets small rental buildings
    Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackle vacant, abandoned two- and three-flats on some of...
  • 2 wounded in separate city shootings

    2 wounded in separate city shootings
    Two men were wounded this morning in separate shootings on the city's West and South sides, police said. The latest shooting happened shortly before noon on the 3300 block of West Fulton Boulevard in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood on the...
  • Officer in prostitution sting sustains broken nose; man charged

    Officer in prostitution sting sustains broken nose; man charged
    A West Side prostitution sting took a violent turn Friday when a man twice punched an undercover Chicago police officer in the face, leaving her with a broken nose. The vice officer was talking to a prospective john in the Lawndale neighborhood late...
  • Two officers hit by fleeing car in East Garfield Park

    Two officers hit by fleeing car in East Garfield Park
    A man fleeing the scene of a domestic disturbance hit two officers with his car early this morning in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The officers suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. One was taken to Mount...
  • 2 double homicides in Easter weekend

    South Chicago and South Lawndale each saw double homicides in the last week, according to police information. In South Lawndale, two men, ages 19 and 32, were shot to death Sunday in the 2800 block of South Sawyer Avenue, police said. South Lawndale...
  • Shootings leave 4 injured, 1 critically

    Shootings leave 4 injured, 1 critically
    A man was critically injured in one of three Chicago shootings that have left four people hurt overnight on the West Side, police said. The man, who police originally said was 29 but later identified as 30, was found shot inside a vehicle as police...
  • Nonprofit helps homeless re-enter workforce

     Nonprofit helps homeless re-enter workforce
    Anna Wilson always considered her career in construction as simply a way to pay the bills. She never thought a job could be the path toward personal fulfillment. But when she lost her job and her home, she unexpectedly discovered she could make a living...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Beating victim's mother leaves courtroom in tears

    Beating victim's mother leaves courtroom in tears
    The mother of Natasha McShane left the courtroom in tears today as a neurosurgeon described the damage done to her daughter’s brain when the Northern Ireland exchange student was beaten by a baseball bat-wielding mugger in Chicago’s Bucktown...