Back of the Yards
A man and a 14-year-old boy were killed and 15 people were wounded — including an 11-year-old girl shot on her front porch — in gun violence throughout the city over the weekend.
The shooting occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street.
The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.
An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, accused of killing a woman and her 5-year-old son in their Back of the Yards home in June.
Cauriece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about 40 minutes later
A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend so badly, she lost her nearly full-term baby earlier this month.
The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, then knocked her to the ground and beat her.
This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.
A mother and her 5-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday at a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
A Chicago police officer was hurt Tuesday night, when his squad car was involved in a crash with a garbage truck in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
A northwest suburban man died Tuesday after he was shot multiple times by a man he had gotten into a heated argument with in an industrial area in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening.
The outbreak of shootings came after a two-week period of relative calm and, once again, coincided with an improvement in the weather, as temperatures climbed into the 80s.
The boys, ages 15 and 16, were walking in the 1600 block of West 49th Street about 4:45 p.m. when someone came out of an alley and started shooting.
One firefighter was hurt battling an extra-alarm blaze at an abandoned New City factory that made parade floats Monday night on the South Side.
A man was fatally shot Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
A male was shot Saturday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Police are warning parents in the Back of the Yards about a man who tried to lure a teen boy into his car Tuesday.
Students at Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, will get an early Christmas present from Santa on Thursday.