West Garfield Park

The city is reopening the Roseland Mental Health Center and adding mental health services at the Chicago Department of Public Health vaccine clinic in Pilsen and at the Legler Library in Garfield Park.
Those two teens were among five people in a vehicle “traveling at a high rate of speed” Saturday in the 3800 block of Harrison Street when it failed to yield to a traffic signal and collided with another vehicle about 11:10 p.m., police said.
A man, 40, was on the sidewalk in the 3900 block of West Madison Street about 7:10 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, hitting the man in both legs, police said.
The two were driving in an alley just before 5 p.m. when several people started shooting from two cars, police said.
The apartment where Lynn Sweet’s father once lived was demolished to make way for the expressway. President Joe Biden has launched a new program to reconnect communities split by expressways such as the Eisenhower.
The 54-year-old had been shot twice in his abdomen, police said Tuesday.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in his arm Sunday night by someone firing from a passing vehicle, 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.
Minutes after she left home for work Tuesday, Jaquita Sims called her fiance, William Thomas Jr., to say that she’d been shot. Her coworker, who was driving, was also wounded.
Mayor Brandon Johnson plans a range of resources, including another round of guaranteed basic income, targeted this time to four neighborhoods.
The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle in the 4000 block of West Madison Street and was hospitalized in good condition, authorities say.
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 Central Market’s opening marked completion of the eight-year, $400 million Midway Modernization Program, which expanded security checkpoints and upgraded parking garages and concessions.
The man, 42, was standing outside in the 300 block of South Pulaski Road when someone in a dark car drove by and an occupant began shooting.
Neighborhood disinvestment and violence usually go hand in hand. That’s the case in West Garfield Park, a neighborhood with the city’s worst violence, as the Sun-Times’ Andy Grimm reported.
The Garfield Park Grocery Store Pop-Up opened Monday and will run until Dec. 21. The storefront will ensure residents have access to groceries while a nearby Save A Lot closes for renovations.
The Sun-Times spent months talking to residents who call West Garfield Park home. We share stories from nine of them.