West Lawn

“I don’t like crooks — even if it benefits the neighborhood,” said one resident after the longtime powerful pol was hit with federal charges.
The males were both shot in the abdomen about 7:05 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Komensky Avenue, Chicago police said.
Justin Reyes was shot in the head and chest about 8:55 p.m. by two males who approached him and opened fire as he stood outside a home in the 6500 block of South Kenneth Avenue, police said.
The burglaries happened on Kedzie Avenue and Pulaski Road.
The 15-year-old was riding a skateboard in the 6500 block of South Hamlin Avenue when he was shot in the back, police said.
He was struck in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.
The testing site was set up by Community Organized Relief Effort, a national non-profit. Cecilia Garcia, a CORE organizer who lives in West Lawn, said it was important because of the number of positive cases in the community.
In each incident victims were approached as they are leaving a gas station by at least two men who demand their property.
About 11:05 p.m., a 36-year-old man was driving a white Dodge van south on Pulaski Road when he crashed into a gray sedan that had just turned north from 63rd Street.
In one incident, Jaime Gutierrez offered to buy the girl a video game if she promised “to play a different game” with him, prosecutors said.
Police canceled a missing person alert Wednesday.
Aurora Padilla was last seen March 5 in the 3700 block of West 66th Place.
Steve Smith’s Chevrolet Malibu crashed into a pole after his car was hit by a tow truck.
The burglaries were reported in the evening and late night hours.
Samantha Modesto died of smoke inhalation, police said. A 2-year-old girl and a 5-month-old are hospitalized in critical condition.
One incident happened about 9 p.m. Feb. 18 in the 5000 block of South Archer Avenue.
Jerimiah Reyes was last seen Wednesday near the 3600 block of West 60th Street, police said.
The latest incidents happened Friday in the 6400 block of South Spaulding Avenue and in the 6100 block of South Francisco Avenue.
Francisco Meza, 23, was last seen in the 6300 block of South Keeler Avenue, according to a missing person alert from Chicago police.
Officers Saul Avila, Juan Guerroero, Dawid Kasprzak and Ioannis Mitrogiannis were honored Tuesday morning with the department’s “Lifesaving Award” in a ceremony at the 8th District Station in West Lawn.
The 15-year-old boy told police he did not see the shooter or know where the shots came from, police said.
Chicago police’s SWAT teams have responded to the location, police said.
Patricia “Patty” Burden was last seen Aug. 3 in the 6100 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said.
Daniel Romero, 17, was las seen June 24 in the 6800 block of South Kildare Avenue, Chicago police said.