East Garfield Park
“Kids, 13, 14, 15 years old, they have no place to go,” said one of the founders of the camp, which seeks to keep teens off the streets in neighborhoods plagued by violence.
Qumari Bensen, 23, was shot in the chest and died at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 31-year-old man shot in the arm in the same incident was in good condition.
The giveaway at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church was CityServe West Cook’s inaugural event.
“When I got into office, the people who were used to having their way, who were used to dominating our city — they wanted their city back and they’ve been fighting against us every single day,” the mayor told the breakfast crowd at Starlight Restaurant, 8300 S. Kedzie Ave.
Spending on outreach to Chicago’s most-dangerous and most-endangered residents will hit an all-time high.
Gas station co-owner Ahmed Mohsin said he has “a closed business and questions I cannot answer.” A business group is calling attention to the issue of city-mandated closings of stores owned by Muslims and Arab Americans, ostensibly due to crime.
The structure is not structurally sound, according to the city’s Buildings Department.
Since opening in 2018, The Hatchery food and beverage incubator has offered classes on entrepreneurship, provided kitchen space and helped with licensing for budding restaurateurs.
On Monday, hundreds of volunteers gathered at Joseph Kellman Corporate Community Elementary School as part of City Year Chicago’s annual day of service to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Anthony Roldan, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder. His co-defendant, Justice Pierce, 20, has been charged with aggravated battery.
The student, Sharod Grafton, 17, said the encounter has left him questioning his safety at school.
About 7:25 a.m., the 33-year-old was in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up to him and fired several shots in his direction.
When an Aldi in West Garfield Park unexpectedly closed last month, it left residents with only one other nearby supermarket and concerns about how they can find fresh foods and healthy produce.
The men, 26 and 34, were attacked in the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street.
Dorri McWhorter says the YMCA has forgotten the reason they do what they do. She plans to partner with community organizations to bring that message back.
Two cars collided and one of them hit a woman crossing the street in the 700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said.
Rayvon Lofton, 19, is charged in the Dec. 22 slaying of 20-year-old Jim Courtney-Clarks, police said. In June, Jerryyon Stevens also had been charged with murder in the case. He’s accused of driving two gunmen to the shooting scene.
Man who fired gun at Englewood park had AR-15, massive ammo supply and notes about mass shootings: police