East Garfield Park

Good Hope Free Will Church provided meals to hundreds of individuals in need. The church is located in East Garfield Park, a community that lacks widespread access to fresh food.
The man, 42, was in the 3500 block of West Lake Street when someone drove up and started shooting about 2:20 p.m. Thursday. He was hospitalized in serious condition.
Three people were in a car in the 200 block of North Kedzie Avenue when another car approached and someone fired shots, police said.
The boy is in good condition after being shot in the shoulder and chest, police said.
A man was on the street in the 600 block of South Francisco Avenue about 6:41 p.m. Monday when he was shot in the lower back and wounded, police said.
Groups receiving the funds will use them to revitalize commercial corridors across Chicago, including Michigan Avenue downtown and business districts in Garfield Park, Pilsen, Humboldt Park, Uptown, West Loop, Lake View and Chatham.
Jaquita Sims remains in shock. She told the Sun-Times she has flashbacks, and her family is caring for her. Her co-worker, who was driving, is recovering from his wounds.
Darryl Porter, 32, was struck multiple times in the chest about 10:40 a.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of West Lexington Street, authorities said. No one is in custody.
Nearly 4,900 robberies happened between July 1 and Nov. 26, a more than 55% increase compared to the previous five months. That’s the largest percentage increase in robberies between consecutive five-month periods since at least 2001.
The man told officers he was taking out the garbage when the suspect approached with a handgun and attempted to rob him, police said.
Two men were in a vehicle Schraeder Drive near Central Park Avenue when they were shot — the 36-year-old in the thigh and hand, and the other man in the body, according to police.
Antonio Taylor was found with a gunshot wound in the chest around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of West Washington Boulevard.
A single mother who earlier this month closed on an East Garfield Park single-family home became the CHA’s new down payment program’s first recipient.
“I don’t see nothing there for the West Side. It makes me sick to my stomach,” Ald. Emma Mitts told Water Commissioner Andrea Cheng.
Jack Jacobsen has served in the Navy and “was very much looking forward to becoming a father,” his mother said.
Two men were killed and two others wounded in a shooting Sunday. A 7-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the head and was hospitalized in fair condition.
A City Hall zoning hearing is set Tuesday for the store, called Baked. The proposed shop would replace a restaurant in a building that houses the legal aid center in East Garfield Park.
As James Coles left his mother’s Morgan Park home to see a friend, Jacqueline Coles grabbed him by the wrist and told him to be careful. Hours later, she stood outside Christ Medical Center as doctors tried in vain to save him.
The boy was shot during a family gathering Sunday evening in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.
Tyler West-Moreland was shot multiple times in the body about 5:05 p.m. Sunday. He died from his injuries Monday.
The boy, Jacari Brown, was with a cousin and looking for a TV remote earlier this month when they found a gun under a mattress that accidentally discharged, police said.
A 3,000-square feet addition to the satellite campus will be called the Community Center for Teaching and Learning. Besides boosting student capacity by 50% to 2,000, the community center will also serve as an events space.
The men, 41 and 36, suffered gunshot wounds about 6:15 p.m. in the 3400 block of West 5th Avenue.