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Man killed in West Garfield Park double shooting

Two men were standing in the 400 block of South Kostner Avenue, when a white-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside started firing shots.

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‘We forgot the why’ — YMCA’s new CEO hopes to bring back organization’s message

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.

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Bail set at $200K for man accused of firing gun when cops tried to conduct stop in West Garfield Park

The officers heard the shot but didn’t see Brian Hall fire the weapon, Cook County prosecutors said during Hall’s bail hearing Wednesday.

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Man fatally shot in West Garfield Park

The man, 37, was found lying outside in the 4700 block of West Monroe Street with gunshot wounds to his head, chest and shoulder, Chicago police said.

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Man fatally shot in West Garfield Park

About 2 p.m., he was found unresponsive on the ground in the 4500 block of West Wilcox Avenue, with a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck and shoulder.

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16-year-old boy shot while driving in West Garfield Park

The teen was at a traffic light in the 300 block of North Hamlin Avenue when a car stopped next to him and someone inside opened fire.

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Motorist charged in 2016 hit-and-run that claimed life of cyclist in West Garfield Park

Creshon Harris struck Francisco Cruz in a crosswalk in the 4000 block of West Maypole, Cook County prosecutors said.

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Longtime Chicagoans fear hot housing market could drive them out

In June, the median list price of homes in Belmont Cragin was $360,000, up 19% from June 2020, according to Realtor.com. But high demand led to overbidding, driving the median sale price even higher — to $375,000

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Gunman shot man after he was confronted for staring at man’s girlfriend: Prosecutors

Hassan Brewer, 31, was ordered held without bail for attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm charges.

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Lightfoot vows to apply lessons learned during pandemic to stop Chicago violence

The new "Community Safety Coordination Center" was described by the mayor as a "collaboration and innovation" space — a central clearinghouse where data on violence prevention is "collected, analyzed and disseminated."

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Video shows tense moments of police shooting, with cops yelling to stay clear as they fire dozens of rounds at suspect

Officers momentarily stopped firing and approached the suspect’s Jeep, then shouted "Stop moving!" and fired again.

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Chicago Police Department opts for go-slow approach to redeploy cops

Police told aldermen high-crime districts would get help as rookies graduate from the academy, but it’ll take years to get South and West Side districts to proper levels. A University of Chicago Crime Lab model called for a faster, more widespread approach using veteran cops, too.

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West Garfield Park’s new outdoor roller rink draws steady crowd on opening day

Despite some residents expressing concerns over a new outdoor roller rink in West Garfield Park, the opening day saw a host of happy children and residents skating circles.

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City Council OKs Boys & Girls Club on site on police and fire training academy

Ald. Emma Mitts called it a "history-making moment" for the West Side. "When I first came in, the first thing I asked for was a youth center for our children. It took me 21 years," Mitts said. The council also passed a streamlined process for approving business signs.

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West Side youth face off with Chicago police in water balloon fight

Frank Brim, executive director of The BASE Chicago, said the summer water fight was a way to help normalize relations with police and also humanize young people living on Chicago’s West Side.

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City Council committee OKs lease for Boys & Girls Club on campus of new police and fire training academy

Before agreeing to bankroll the new facility in the 4400 block of West Chicago Avenue, the Boys & Girls Clubs held a dozen focus groups with local youth, including students at Orr Community Academy.

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4 women, 1 man shot in West Garfield Park attack

The group was standing in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street when someone approached and opened fire.

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South Side flower shop offers jobs, training for at-risk youth

Southside Blooms will open their first stand-alone flower shop in Englewood on Thursday, offering jobs for at-risk youth who help grow the flowers on city-owned lots in several West Side and South Side neighborhoods.

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Plans for outdoor roller rink in West Garfield Park get mixed reaction in community

While residents and aldermen voice support for an outdoor roller rink in West Garfield Park, members of the Cook County Black Chamber started a petition to stop the project, citing crime in the area.

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Man missing from West Garfield Park for months

Michael Venson was last seen October 15, 2020, in the 4700 block of West West End Avenue.

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2 wounded in shooting on Eisenhower Expressway near West Garfield Park

Two passengers of a car were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

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Police release photo of truck in hit-and-run in West Garfield Park

While turning, the truck struck a bicyclist and fled west on Madison Street.

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Political feud escalates between Mayor Lightfoot and activist Ja’Mal Green

Planning and Development Commissioner Maurice Cox now cites Green’s criticism of a plan for a new Boys & Girls Club on the police and fire academy campus as a reason to block a youth center Green wants built in Auburn-Gresham.

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Man struck by train after falling onto Blue Line tracks in West Garfield Park

The man was standing on the platform at the Cicero Avenue stop when he stumbled and fell onto the northbound tracks.

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1 killed, 1 critically hurt in West Garfield Park fire

A fire broke out at a house Friday in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

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Man charged in fatal East Garfield Park shooting

Deangleo Watson shot a 36-year-old man at the home after he learned that his wife’s ex had stopped by the residence.

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Woman struck and killed by CTA train in West Garfield Park

The woman fell off the CTA Blue Line platform in the 500 block of South Pulaski Road shortly after midnight Tuesday, police said.

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Teen fatally shot in West Garfield Park

Kamaree Burnett, 17, was shot in the face by someone on the sidewalk while he drove in the 4800 block of West Ferdinand Street, Chicago police said.

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15-year-old girl found safe after reported missing from West Garfield Park

Daniya Smith was last seen April 23, Chicago police said.

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Man shot dead in drive-by at West Garfield Park gas station

He was identified as David Walker of West Englewood by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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3 wounded in drive-by in West Garfield Park

About 12:05 a.m., they were driving west on Congress Parkway when someone in a dark-colored sedan pulled up to them at a red light in the 4300 block of West Congress Parkway, and fired shots.

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Convicted felon accused of sexually assaulting 65-year-old woman

A convicted felon is accused of sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman as she waited for her son to pick her up from her sister’s home last month.