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One Wounded In Washington Park ShootingAbout 9:30 p.m., the 21-year-old man was on the street in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue when someone shot at him, police said.
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Bud Billiken Parade Marches Through Bronzeville To Celebrate Going Back To SchoolThe theme of this year’s parade is “Education: It’s An Order,” a salute to Col. Eugene Scott, the president of Chicago Defender Charities, which organizes the parade. Scott is retiring, after nearly 20 years leading the nation’s oldest and largest African American parade.
3 Killed, 7 Wounded In Thursday ShootingsIn the most recent fatal incident, a man and a woman were killed in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 6:55 p.m., officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 500 block of West 109th found both outside, police said.
1 Killed, 5 Wounded In Tuesday ShootingsThe fatal shooting was in the Washington Park neighborhood. About 9:40 p.m., a 26-year-old man was found shot in the head in the 5900 block of South State Street, police said. He was dead at the scene.
Boy, 16, Shot In Washington ParkThe boy was shot about 4:20 a.m. in the 0-100 block of East 65th Street, police said.
Man Shot In Washington ParkThe man was standing outside in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue about 2 a.m. when shots were fired from a passing silver SUV and he was struck in the arm and hip, police said.
Obama Library Site Selection Will Raise New Questions On South SideWith the official announcement coming Tuesday that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, comes a host of other questions, from exactly where it will be built, to the impact the project will have on small businesses on the South Side.
Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas MuseumGov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.
State Lawmakers Try To Clear The Way For Obama Library, Lucas MuseumHoping to lift any possible legal hurdles to building either Barack Obama’s presidential library or filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum on park property, Illinois lawmakers swiftly approved legislation to make sure the Emanuel administration has the authority critics claim it lacks.
Woman Charged With Causing 5-Car Crash That Killed PedestrianA northwest Indiana woman has been charged with murder after a drunken fight with her husband early Sunday led to a five-car crash that killed a pedestrian on the South Side, police said.
4 Killed, 18 Wounded In Weekend ShootingsThe most recent fatality happened Saturday afternoon in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Milon L. Carvis, 42, was standing on the sidewalk about 4:15 p.m. with several other adults in the 7800 block of South Seeley when a male walked up and fired shots.