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  • 1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago

    1 dead, at least 20 wounded in overnight gun violence in Chicago
    Chicago was hit with a burst of gun violence on the Fourth of July, with at least 21 people shot, one of them fatally, during an 11-hour stretch from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police. That brought to 36 the number of people who...
  • 1 dead, 5 others hurt in city shootings

    1 dead, 5 others hurt in city shootings
    One person is dead and at least five others have been wounded in separate shootings on the city's South and West sides since late Saturday morning, police said. The latest shooting happened shortly before midnight near 51st and Wood streets in the city'...
  • Deadly week on the South Side

    Chicago logged 18 gunshot homicides in the last week through Wednesday afternoon, with many of the killings occurring on the South Side, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Much of the violence happened during the Fourth of July weekend,...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
  • CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban

    CTA board poised to add electronic cigarettes to smoking ban
    Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA. In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
  • Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010

    Chicago's life expectancy rose between 1990, 2010
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, a newborn residing in West Garfield Park could expect to live slightly more than 63 years. A child's life expectancy at birth in the community area, bounded to the west and east by Kenton Avenue and Hamlin Boulevard, inched...
  • 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...
  • East Garfield Park woman to challenge Emanuel for mayor

    East Garfield Park woman to challenge Emanuel for mayor
    A 31-year-old municipal consultant from East Garfield Park will officially launch her campaign against Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago next week.k Amara Enyia said she's running to give voice to the frustration in Chicago neighborhoods like hers...
  • City shootings leave 4 dead, 7 injured

    City shootings leave 4 dead, 7 injured
    Shootings on the city's South, West and Southwest sides have left four people dead and seven others injured since midday Monday. The toll includes two women fatally shot in the Ashburn neighbhood Monday morning, as well as the man believed to have...
  • 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...