North Lawndale

Chicago police officers interact with children in the North Lawndale neighborhood, as part of the department's focus on community policing. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Encouraged By Heightened Police Presence

Most of us have heard of “community policing,” the strategy of having more interaction between police officers and the people living and working in the neighborhoods they patrol. This weekend, CBS 2 got an up close look at how that strategy is working on a block in North Lawndale.

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Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In North Lawndale

About 5 a.m., John Perry was struck by the vehicle in the 1100 block of South Francisco, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The vehicle sped away after the crash.

07/05/2015

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1 Killed, 7 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings

A 50-year-old man was killed and a 38-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood Wednesday night. About 9:50 p.m., the two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 3600 block of West 16th Street when two males walked up and opened fire, police said.

07/02/2015

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Three Boys Charged With Fatal Shooting During North Lawndale Robbery

Three teenagers have been charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy to death last week during an attempted robbery in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

06/21/2015

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2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Shootings Since Wednesday Afternoon

A 15-year-old was shot and killed in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Kimon Wheeler got into a fight with someone who then pulled out a gun and shot him in the back about 10 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Cullerton Street.

06/18/2015

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Teen Slain In North Lawndale

Kimon Wheeler got into a fight with someone who then pulled out a gun and shot him in the back about 10 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Cullerton Street, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

06/18/2015

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Man Shot And Killed In North Lawndale

About 10:05 p.m., the man was talking with an occupant inside a vehicle in the 3400 block of West Madison Street when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking the man in the side of his abdomen, police said.

06/17/2015

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Teen Seriously Wounded In North Lawndale Shooting

Martese Gentry was watching a fight between two girls about 5:35 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Millard Avenue when a gunman approached and opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was shot in the chest and abdomen.

06/17/2015

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Eight Wounded In Thursday Shootings

The most recent shooting happened Thursday night, after a teen who took himself to a hospital told investigators he was shot in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

06/12/2015

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Seven Injured In Shootings Across Chicago Since Tuesday Morning

The most recent shooting happened about 11:40 p.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 14-year-old boy was outside in the 2200 block of South Central Park Avenue when an SUV drove past and someone inside fired shots in his direction.

05/27/2015

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Riot Fest Moving To Douglas Park

Facing backlash from the Humboldt Park community for damage caused by last year’s festival, organizers of Riot Fest have moved the annual punk rock bash to Douglas Park.

05/20/2015

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Autopsy Inconclusive For Body Found In North Lawndale Garbage Bin

The body of a male was discovered about 4 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of South Avers, police said. An autopsy came back inconclusive, pending further studies.

05/18/2015

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Body Found In Garbage Bin In North Lawndale

The body of a male was discovered about 4 p.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of South Avers.

05/14/2015

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Man Shot In North Lawndale

About 4:50 p.m., the 21-year-old was shot in the leg in the 4100 block of West 21st Place, police said.

05/13/2015

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Man Killed In North Lawndale Shooting

A man was shot to death in a North Lawndale store Tuesday afternoon.

04/21/2015

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Nine Wounded In Thursday Shootings

In the most recent shooting, a man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

04/17/2015

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Woman Charged With Lying About Attack, Abduction

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with filing a false police report, after allegedly lying about being attacked and kidnapped outside a CTA train station on the West Side.

04/17/2015

A woman was kidnapped as she left the Pulaski Pink Line station on April 11, 2015, and held captive in a nearby abandoned building for three days. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Kidnapped, Held Captive For 3 Days In Abandoned Building

Police were warning residents in the North Lawndale neighborhood, after a woman was kidnapped near a CTA station in broad daylight, and held captive for three days.

04/15/2015

Police investigate after a 15-year-olld boy was critically wounded in a North Lanwdale shooting Tuesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Teen Critically Wounded In North Lawndale Shooting

About 9:55 p.m., officers found the teen with gunshot wounds to the abdomen and both legs in the 4100 block of West 16th Street, police said.

04/15/2015

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Boy, 12, Shot In North Lawndale

About 3:15 p.m., the boy was standing in a playground in the 1300 block of South St. Louis Avenue when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said.

03/16/2015

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