The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Anti-lunatic Squad

Stupidity Tally as of 9:00p: 1 killed, 17 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 22 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 12/2
3:00p 5400 S Cornell, Hyde Park, M/33
6:15p 1500 S Kedzie, North Lawndale, M/16
8:30p 8158 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/?
8:30p 700 N Leamington , Austin, M/22
8:35p 1350 S Harding, North Lawndale, M/33
10:20p 10900 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/19
Saturday 12/3
1:10a 3200 W Warren, Garfield Park, F/19
1:10a 3200 W Warren, Garfield Park, M/25
1:45a 4000 S Albany, Brighton Park, M/25
2:00a 5300 S Archer, Garfield Ridge, M/40
2:50a 10 West Elm, Near North Side, M/21
2:50a 10 West Elm, Near North Side, M/23
2:50a 10 West Elm, Near North Side, M/28
7:25a 2000 E 71st, South Shore, F/60
1:00p 6400 S Peoria, Englewood, M/23
2:00p 7100 S Ingleside, Grand Crossing, M/18
2:30p 6500 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/32
4:20p 2300 S Harding, Little Village, M/27

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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November Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016

CarnacWhat a shitshow, again. We’ve been looking for the stupidity to take a breather, grab some bench and generally just slow down a bit. Instead, November acted like a teenager plowing through a closed garage door in reverse and tallying more homicides than June or July.

Final Stupidity Tally: 81 killed, 324 wounded
November 2015: 37 dead, 165 wounded
November 2014: 38 dead, 125 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 76 shot & killed
  • 5 killed via other means
  • 4 fatal police shootings
  • 2 days were homicide-free. Success!
  • 64 in serious or critical condition
  • 77 males killed vs 4 females
  • 101 teenagers shot, 18 killed
  • 22 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 16 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, December is usually worse than both October and November as the usual jagoffs look to fill their quota before the year ends. Last December put up 39 homicides with an additional 213 shot and wounded. Keeping with the current trend, we’re looking for 80 homicides plus another 350 shot and wounded with the bed-shitting 800th homicide being tallied around Christmas.

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Self Defense ZoneWhile police shootings grab all the headlines and gangbangers continue to ventilate one another with reckless abandon, average joes go mostly unnoticed when they protect their lives and property:

“Three men have been charged after two of them were shot by the employee of the store they tried to rob Sunday night in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago Police.

Stephon Kinchen, 18; Anthony Simpkins-McDonald, 21; and Neil Thomas, 24, each face two felony counts of attempted robbery armed with a firearm, police said.

About 9:45 p.m., they tried to hold up the store in the 7400 block of North Western when a male employee with a valid concealed carry license opened fire, hitting two of them before they ran away, police said. They were arrested nearby.

Thomas shot in the shoulder and treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and Kinchen was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital with a graze wound to the forearm. Their conditions were stabilized, police said. Simpkins-McDonald was not injured. “

Given Cook County’s lenient justice system, we’re confident another average Joe or fellow jagoff will take a shot at this trio in < 2 years.

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Thanksgiving Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 25th, 2016

3 Stooges ThanksgivingWe now join our special, extended Thanksgiving Weekend Stupidity already in progress.

Final Stupidity Tally: 11 killed, 64 wounded
2015 Thanksgiving weekend: 9 killed, 22 wounded
2014 Thanksgiving weekend: 5 killed, 23 wounded
2013 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 12 wounded

Wednesday 11/23
12:30p 3300 W North, Humboldt Park, M/70
3:10p 10700 S Green Bay, East Side, M/29
7:00p 2700 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/20
7:00p 5500 W Quincy, Austin, M/19
10:30p 200 S Klipatrick, Austin, M/23
10:30p 200 S Klipatrick, Austin, M/25
11:05p 1400 W 65th, Englewood, M/19 (story)
Thanksgiving
12:05a 1400 N Massasoit, Austin, M/16
2:10a 2200 N Springfield, Logan Square, F/22
3:20a 5300 N Paulina, Edgewater, M/56
4:30a Uncooperative hospital walk-in, M/39
1:50p 400 N St. Louis, Humboldt Park, M/38
3:40p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/19
5:30p 8100 S King, Chatham, M/24
8:40p 4900 W Wrightwood, Belmont Cragin, M/17
8:40p 4900 W Wrightwood, Belmont Cragin, M/20
10:00p 12300 S Michigan, West Pullman, M/23
11:40p 1600 N Latrobe, Austin, M/32
11:40p 1600 N Latrobe, Austin, M/35
#000000 Friday
12:25a 600 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/? (story)
12:25a 600 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/?
12:25a 600 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/?
1:00a 200 W 109th, Roseland, M/24
7:40a 200 W 121st, West Pullman, M/26
1:50p 7300 S Lowe, Englewood, M/24
4:30p 4000 S Dearborn, Grand Boulevard, M/18
6:40p 4800 S Throop, New City, M/16
11:20p 8800 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/18
Saturday 11/25
12:40a 7500 N Damen, Rogers Park, M/21
1:20a 3800 W Palmer, Logan Square, M/23
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/20
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/20
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/21
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/22
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/23
2:10a 8800 S Exchange, South Chicago, F/25
2:40a ??? S Independence, North Lawndale, M/27
3:25a 3300 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/22
6:10a 1600 E 92nd, Calumet Heights, M/48
12:00p 6800 S State, Grand Crossing, M/23 (selfie)
3:40p 6600 S Kenwood, Woodlawn, M/56
5:00p 7900 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/17
6:20p 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, M/19
6:20p 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, M/20
6:20p 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, M/29
6:25p 7200 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/29
10:15p 4700 S Western, New City, M/32
10:15p 4300 S Richmond, Brighton Park, M/20
10:20p 11700 S Justine, West Pullman, M/15
Sunday 11/26
12:45a 4500 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/15 (selfie)
1:00a 3500 W 30th, Little Village, M/26
2:40a 3400 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/30
2:40a 3400 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/31
3:30a 4700 S Loomis, New City, M/27
5:10a 2700 N Ridgeway, Logan Square, M/21
6:05a 600 N Clark, Near North Side, M/32
1:30p 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/23
1:50p 3828 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/37
2:00p 3800 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/27
2:00p 8809 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/18
2:55p 1800 S Pulaski, North Lawndale, M/24
4:45p 4800 N Sheridan, Uptown, M/22
5:20p 7800 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/50
7:35p 500 E 38th, Douglas, M/33
9:45p 7400 N Western, West Ridge, M/18 (ccw)
9:45p 7400 N Western, West Ridge, M/20 (ccw)
10:20 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/20
10:55p 6500 S King, Grand Crossing, M/20
11:05p 800 W 51st, New City, F/44
11:30p 4600 W Adams, Austin, F/24
11:30p 4600 W Adams, Austin, M/? (story)
11:30p 4600 W Adams, Austin, M/? (audio)
Monday Overtime
12:40a 6100 N Maplewood, West Ridge, F/23
12:40a 6100 N Maplewood, West Ridge, F/28
3:10a 7200 S King, Grand Crossing, M/24

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Wednesday – 6a Monday

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Turkey (Down)Time

Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Turkey TimeAs we rocket towards 4,000 involuntary projectile intercepting ventilations, we’re going to take a few days off. There will be minimal updates until we return on Friday after fist fighting our way to scoring the always coveted $25 Chinesium portable DVD player from Wal-mart. Have yourself an enjoyable Thanksgiving.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016

Safe Space: South ParkThe first below freezing temps of the season should provide a safe and secure sanctuary for all this weekend, except for the following who may have accidentally interrupted a projectile’s flight path.

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 20 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 11/18
4:45p 7800 S Kingston, South Shore, M/31
6:45p 5600 S Princeton, Englewood, M/15 (story)
7:00p 500 N Michigan, Near North Side, M/61 (selfie)
9:50p 11000 S Bishop, Morgan Park, M/28
10:15p 5000 W Wabansia, Austin, F/17
10:15p 5000 W Wabansia, Austin, F/18
10:15p 5000 W Wabansia, Austin, M/21
10:15p 5000 W Wabansia, Austin, M/21
11:50p 5200 W Addison, Portage Park, M/27
11:50p 6900 S Damen, Englewood, M/26(story)
11:50p 6900 S Damen, Englewood, M/26
Saturday 11/19
12:20a 3500 W 57th, Gage Park, M/27
12:40a 6300 S Ashland, Englewood, M/49
9:15a 6700 S Morgan, Englewood, M/22
11:55a 1400 N Latrobe, Austin, M/18

11:55a 1400 N Latrobe, Austin, M/13
2:20p 1300 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/24
3:50p 3300 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/25
4:00p 5500 W Iowa, Austin, M/20
10:45p 1700 N Mason, Austin, M/25
11:00p 4500 S Honore, New City, M/20
Sunday 11/20
12:50a 6400 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/22
3:00a 1300 N Moorman, West Town, M/24
3:20a 7800 S Michigan, Grand Crossing, M/40
4:30a 2400 W Devon, West Ridge, M/28

2:25p 2500 W Lithuanian Plaza, Chicago Lawn, M/20
5:00p 10300 S Avenue M, East Side, M/31
8:15p 8700 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/23
8:20p 100 E 111th, Roseland, M/29
8:40p 2100 S Wolcott, Lower W Side, M/20

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Sanctuary

Posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Playpensanctuary [sangk-choo-er-ee] – a sacred or holy place; a church or other sacred place where fugitives were formerly entitled to immunity from arrest. According to that definition, Chicago is neither a church nor a sacred place, yet to somehow gives holier-than-thou coverage for our betters.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday promised to protect immigrants from deportation, even as president-elect Donald Trump has pledged to remove as many as 3 million immigrants who have criminal records and are living in the country illegally.

For more than three decades, Chicago has been a sanctuary city, where local laws prohibit government workers and police officers from asking about residents’ immigration status. The mayor said that tradition would continue.

“To all those who are, after Tuesday’s election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we’ve spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are supported in Chicago,” Emanuel said. “Chicago will always be a sanctuary city.”

Nonsense. For starters, as evidenced by various illustrations on this page, a number of the neighborhoods favored by deportables are anything other than what the average person would consider “safe”. What we’re seeing here is nothing more than a vote buying scheme since the mayor lost 1/3rd of the city when the McDonald tape went public. Plus the drug trade is a very profitable enterprise for many in these neighborhoods, immigrant or not.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, November 12th, 2016

LBJ and Old Man Daley

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 1 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 11/11
10:10p 8700 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/23
11:00p 5700 S Kilbourn, West Elsdon, M/23
Saturday 11/12
2:00a 6800 S Springfield, West Lawn, M/31
3:00a 12400 S Normal, West Pullman, F/20
3:00a 12400 S Normal, West Pullman, M/26
3:20a 3000 W Division, West Town, M/20
3:20a 100 S California, Garfield Park, M/?
8:00a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/18
8:00a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/21
8:35a 8300 S Colfax, South Chicago, M/26
1:30p 6300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/20
4:30p 900 W 116th, West Pullman, M/19
4:35p 1800 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/24
4:40p 300 W 103rd, Roseland, M/42
6:00p 5600 S May, Englewood, M/48
7:15p 4800 W Harrison, Austin, M/19
9:10p 8700 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, F/17
10:20p 2600 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/35
Sunday 11/13
12:40a 100 E 100th, Roseland, M/26
2:00a 4800 W Madison, Austin, M/?
2:10a 1600 N Richmond, West Town, M/24
2:15a 2400 S Wallace, Bridgeport, M/32
3:00a 200 N Kenneth, Garfield Park, M/29
4:00a 8300 S Green, Auburn Gresham, M/28
5:35a 5300 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/36
3:00p 5000 W Chicago, Austin, M/24
3:55p 3300 W Warren, Garfield Park, M/34
4:10p 3300 S Leavitt, Mckinley Park, M/18
5:40p 6300 S King, Grand Crossing, M/17
5:40p 6300 S King, Grand Crossing, M/19
7:20p 7200 S Phillips, South Shore, M/25
7:40p 7000 S Emerald, Englewood, M/19
9:30p 3900 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/58
9:50p 1100 E 48th, Kenwood, M/38
10:20p 5200 S Troy, Gage Park, M/21
11:50p 7300 S Stewart, Englewood, M/46
Monday Overtime
3:40a 2500 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/26

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Oops

Posted on Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Self Defense ZoneGenerally speaking, people aren’t a fan of others taking their stuff, especially at gunpoint.

“A man trying to rob a store in Auburn Gresham was shot by a security guard Wednesday night, police said.

At 7:56 p.m., a store in the 8100 block of South Racine Avenue was closing when the 18-year-old man walked up, took out a gun and said he was robbing the store, police said.

A security guard fired shots at the man, hitting the man, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.”

No word yet on the offender’s GPA or chosen Ivy League university.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016

Cubs player signs ball for Capone's kid. One of the incidents below will see protests (and counter-protests), but as for the other 58, well… not so much.

Final Stupidity Tally: 14 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 13 wounded

Friday 11/4
12:30p I290 & Western, Near West Side, M/?
12:55p 300 S Maplewood, Near West Side, M/18
1:45p 8900 S Parnell, Auburn Gresham, M/28
2:05p 9500 S Jeffery, South Deering, M/16
Cubs Parade Recap
3:40p 6600 S Damen, Englewood, M/25
3:45p 5000 W Division, Austin, M/26
5:00p 4700 W Congress, Austin, M/?
5:45p 5000 W Division, Austin, M/26
7:15p 7000 S Eberhart, Grand Crossing, M/17
8:55p 1500 W 115th, West Pullman, M/19
9:20p 3300 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/41
10:00p 100 W 111th, Roseland, M/19
10:00p 300 N Austin, Austin, M/46
10:00p 1000 N Lorel, Austin, M/17
10:00p 1000 N Lorel, Austin, M/17
11:00p 100 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/18
11:50p 100 S Keeler, Garfield Park, M/23
Saturday 11/5
1:05a 5900 S Winchester, Englewood, F/54
1:35a 4800 N Winthrop, Uptown, M/17
1:35a 4800 N Winthrop, Uptown, F/20
1:35a 4800 N Winthrop, Uptown, M/27
1:35a 4800 N Winthrop, Uptown, M/36
1:35a 4800 N Winthrop, Uptown, M/36
1:45a 8200 S State, Chatham, M/?
2:45a 300 N Avers, Garfield Park, F/24
3:50a 7900 S Francisco, Ashburn, M/19
3:50a 7900 S Francisco, Ashburn, F/22
2:00p 5900 N Sheridan, Edgewater, M/27
3:00p 11100 S Troy, Mt Greenwood, M/25 (story)
3:15p 7000 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/19
3:40p 10100 S Halsted, Washington Heights, M/23
4:20p 2000 S Paulina, Lower W Side, M/23
4:20p 2000 S Paulina, Lower W Side, M/25
5:45p 6200 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/15
7:45p 5700 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/37
9:00p 8100 S Coles, South Chicago, M/55
9:20p 4800 W Washington, Austin, M/23
9:20p 4800 W Washington, Austin, M/23
9:25p 100 S Kilpatrick, Austin,M/44
10:00p 9800 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/22
11:45p 700 E 45th, Grand Boulevard, M/22

Sunday 11/6
12:30a 5600 S Kolmar, West Elsdon, M/36
2:00a 3100 S St. Louis, Little Village, M/23
2:20a 8500 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, M/15
2:45a 5400 S Pulaski, West Elsdon, M/36
5:00a 3300 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/23
5:00a 3300 W 47th, Brighton Park, M/30
9:20a 100 N Cicero, Austin, M/29
12:35p 2600 E 75th, South Shore, M/28
2:15p 11100 S Michigan, Roseland, M/20
2:15p 11100 S Michigan, Roseland, M/19
4:25p 4900 W West End, Austin, M/18

7:10p 7100 S Laflin, Englewood, M/78
7:20p 1700 W 18th, Lower W Side, F/32
7:55p 8800 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, F/32
8:25p 8000 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/19
10:45p 114 W 95th, Roseland, M/30
11:00p 200 W 76th, Grand Crossing, F/20
11:20p 8300 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Cubs Win! Cubs Win!

Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

cubs_winHell yeah! No more talk of curses, goats, 1908, 1945, lovable losers, 100-something years, Back to the Future, “wait till next year”, Steve Garvey or Steve Bartman. CUBS WIN!

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October Surprise

Posted on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

CarnacOctober is supposed to be a transitional month where the weather turns, street corners and porches vacate and the Cubs hit the links. Instead, this October decided to play July and act out what can only be described as a total shitshow.

Final Stupidity Tally: 80 killed, 347 wounded
October 2015: 31 dead, 203 wounded
October 2014: 39 dead, 215 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 74 shot & killed
  • 6 killed via other means
  • 2 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 2 police-involved, non-fatal shootings
  • 67 in serious or critical condition
  • 72 males killed vs 7 females
  • 100 teenagers shot, 12 killed
  • 21 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 26 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, November typically sees the pace of stupidity slow greatly, however given how this year is turning out, this month should be another doozy. Last November put up 37 homicides with an additional 165 shot and wounded. We’re looking for 65 homicides plus another 275 shot and wounded with the 700th homicide being tallied around Thanksgiving.

Bonus: If the Cubs win the World Series, we expect parts of the city to first expand into a red giant and then go nova.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Wrigley Field 1945While a majority were paying attention to the happenings in the Wrigleyville neighborhood this weekend, elsewhere around town a recent record setting 17 weekend homicides took place. The next closest total we could track down was 16 homicides during the 2014’s July 4th weekend (which had the extra day).

Final Stupidity Tally: 17 killed, 44 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 10/28
12:15p 200 E 115th, Roseland, M/23
2:15p 9200 S Bishop, Washington Heights, M/21
3:40p 2000 S State, Near South Side, M/30
4:45p 6300 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/19
6:25p 100 E 56th, Washington Park, M/16
7:10p 4300 W Potomac, Humboldt Park, M/28
9:00p 4900 W Huron, Austin, M/38
10:15p 4100 S Sacramento, Brighton Park, M/19
10:20p 1900 W Garfield, New City, M/30
10:20p 1900 W Garfield, New City, M/30
(story)
Cubs lost
10:50p 1200 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/23
11:25p 3800 S Kedzie, Brighton Park, M/29
11:55p 7800 S South Shore, South Shore, M/30
Saturday 10/29
12:05a 1200 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/25
1:20a 500 S Central, Austin, M/14

2:00a 4100 W 19th, North Lawndale, M/38
2:00a 6000 S Loomis, Englewood, M/30
2:45a 900 W Oakdale, Lake View, M/23 (story)
2:45a 900 W Oakdale, Lake View, M/24
2:45a 900 W Oakdale, Lake View, F/23
3:50a 2600 S Keeler, Little Village, M/?
4:45a 5000 W Concord, Austin, M/36
12:10p 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/19
12:30p 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, F/24
3:40p 3400 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/18
4:50p 200 S Kostner, Garfield Park, M/16
5:25p 4400 S Prairie Ave, Grand Boulevard, M/33
5:40p 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/18
6:15p 4500 N Sheridan, Uptown, M/25
7:20p 1100 W 57th, Englewood, M/36
7:30p 8300 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, M/28
8:05p 4700 S Komensky, Archer Heights, M/19

8:30p 1800 S Karlov, North Lawndale, M/?
8:40p 7900 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, F/36
8:40p 7900 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, F/54
9:30p 8600 S Yates, South Chicago, M/20
Cubs lost again
10:50p 8400 S Parnell, Auburn Gresham, M/24
11:15p 7100 S Yates, South Shore, M/22
Sunday 10/30
12:45a 7800 S Christiana, Ashburn, M/22
12:45a 7800 S Christiana, Ashburn, M/25
12:45a 3400 W Hirsch, Humboldt Park, M/31
1:00a 7900 S Vernon, Chatham, M/?

2:20a 8600 S Morgan, Auburn Gresham, M/19
2:35a 10700 S Hoxie, South Deering, F/24
2:40a 2100 S Oakley, Lower W Side, M/20
2:40a 2100 S Oakley, Lower W Side, M/22
3:00a 2200 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/19
3:00a 2200 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/40
3:15a 1300 N Hudson, Near North Side, M/17
3:15a 1300 N Hudson, Near North Side, M/17

3:30a 12300 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/31
3:30a 12300 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/32
3:30a 12300 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/39
3:35a 1700 E 69th, South Shore, M/32
4:20a 11100 S State, Roseland, M/33
2:30p 2900 E 79th, South Shore, M/18
3:35p 8200 S Carpenter, Auburn Gresham, M/?
4:55p 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/17
9:15p 6200 S Honroe, Englewood, M/40
CUBS WIN!!
Monday Overtime
2:05a 8000 S Exchange, South Chicago, F/37
4:00a 1100 W Garfield, New City, M/28

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Bitch, Moan and Complain

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Crying babyOutside of Congress, CPS or the Bears, there likely isn’t a larger group of ineffective crybabies than the Chicago City Council. When not looking to ban something, raise taxes or take down a now offensive street sign they now like to waste our tax dollars crying about Cubs tickets, or lack thereof.

Chicago aldermen vented their anger Wednesday about the Cubs’ decision to yank a lucrative offer to let aldermen buy World Series tickets at face value.

“We were not the ones reaching out to the Cubs for some freebies or for some special treatment. The Cubs actually reached out to all of us to offer face-value tickets and those Cubs fans have to say yes. I said yes. I said of course I would like some tickets. We paid for them,” said Ald. Milly Santiago (31st), who described herself as a die-hard Cubs fan.

Santiago branded the controversy triggered by the Board of Ethics narrow interpretation of the city’s gift ban “kind of insulting, humiliating and embarrassing for us” for a perk that wasn’t all that hot.

“First of all, those tickets were not front-row tickets. They were all the way in the upper-deck. If I went like this, I would almost touch the ceiling. That’s how bad those tickets were,” Santiago said, lifting her arm over her head.

It’s often been said that when you find yourself in a hole, you stopping digging, instead they’re looking for a bigger shovel. And besides, cheap front row tickets are saved for more influential people, like “reverends”.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016

Harry Caray and Hillary Clinton

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 29 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 35 wounded

Friday 10/21
5:50p 6100 S Evans, Woodlawn, M/35
7:00p 5000 W Monroe, Austin, M/23
Saturday 10/22
12:25a 800 W Cuyler, Uptown, M/28
12:30a 2200 W Walnut, Near West Side, M/25
1:40a 4200 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/37
1:45a 100 W 110th, Roseland, M/30
3:00a 1000 W Belmont, Lake View, M/23 (story)
3:00a 1000 W Belmont, Lake View, M/36
3:00a 3700 W 25th, Little Village, M/17
9:55a 4900 S Hoyne, New City, M/?
10:15a 2200 S Trumbull, Little Village, M/20
12:40p 7900 S Francisco, Ashburn, M/16
6:00p 5300 S Maryland, Hyde Park, M/36
7:00p 5900 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/39
7:45p 8800 S Winchester, Auburn Gresham, M/15
7:45p 8800 S Winchester, Auburn Gresham, M/16
8:35p 8200 S Houston, South Chicago, M/31
9:40p 5300 S Aberdeen, New City, M/15
CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!! CUBS WIN!!
11:40p 1100 W 81st, Auburn Gresham, M/20
Sunday 10/23
12:10a 7000 S Merrill, South Shore, M/23
12:30a 6300 N Mozart, West Ridge, F/21
1:50a 7300 N Sheridan, Rogers Park, M/27
2:10a 1500 S Christiana, North Lawndale, M/20

2:15a 5900 W Ohio, Austin, M/26
3:05a 2400 W Lexington, Near West Side, M/23
4:15a 300 N Pine, Austin, M/?
4:20a 5100 W North, Austin, M/39
4:25a 3900 S Sacramento, Brighton Park, M/24
5:00a 2800 S Pulaski, Little Village, M/?
5:00a 2100 S Western, Lower W Side, M/17
5:05a 2200 N Ashland, Logan Square, M/29
8:40a 6600 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/45
10:00a 5900 S Princeton, Englewood, M/?
4:50p 1500 S Kolin, North Lawndale, M/59
6:10p 7000 S Racine, Englewood, M/33
6:10p 7000 S Racine, Englewood, F/38
6:50p 8000 S Sacramento, Ashburn, M/23
7:05p 1900 N Karlov, Hermosa, M/23
7:45p 1500 W 81st, Auburn Gresham, M/16

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Rant

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

RantOver the years, we’ve read thousands of crime related articles. Beyond the usual stats of who, what, when and where, occasionally there’s a little story telling describing the sights, sounds and sterling academic record of the deceased. Today is the first time we’ve read a genuine “f’ this, tired of paying for this shit” rant:

A neighbor, who only wanted to be identified by her first name Lisa, said she had just put her daughters to bed when she heard dozens of gunshots. She rushed back to their beds to make sure no bullets had come through the window.

“It’s just constant violence over here,” she said.

She said there is gunfire day and night, even when officers are posted nearby. “The police, they be on the blocks and they shooting,” she said. “We’ve got idiots with guns.”

Lisa said she and her family rarely leave the house. “We can’t use these bike lanes,” she said, gesturing to lines painted on Marquette Road. “They ought to take this stuff out of here. It’s useless.”

She said she owns two properties in the city and recently was told she would owe $12,000 in property taxes. “You want me to spend $12,000 and we can’t go in the yard?”

She nodded at the crime scene tape stretched across the block. “This is costing me,” she said. “I pay taxes. I pay for these schools to be built. I pay for these bodies to be dragged off the block.”

[…]

She said she wants to leave the city with her family, but her properties couldn’t sell for more than a fraction of their assessed value. “The price of everything goes up and the value goes down.”

Unfortunately, the bottom is still miles away.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016

Armed Firemen

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded

Friday 10/14
12:30p 7000 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/19
2:30p 5400 W Walton, Austin, M/34
5:40p 2800 S Harding, Little Village, M/19
6:00p 4200 S Michigan, Grand Boulevard, M/26
6:50p 4500 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/18
8:05p 4800 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/26 (not shot)
8:05p 5500 W Congress, Austin, M/18
8:05p 5500 W Congress, Austin, M/20
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/?

8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, F/21
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, F/22
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/26
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/27
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/31
8:20p 3305 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/34
8:55p 6000 N Talman, West Ridge, M/26
11:55p 6500 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/34
Saturday 10/15
12:25a 8800 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/26
1:10a 4700 W Van Buren, Austin, M/28
2:20a 2300 N Normandy, Montclare, M/17
4:00a Aw man, my bad dawg!
4:25a 6100 S Rhodes, Woodlawn, M/26
5:00a 3600 W 31st, Little Village, M/25
5:35a 7800 S Sawyer, Ashburn, M/37
7:00a 2600 W 24th, Little Village, M/26
1:00p 3700 S Langley, Oakland, M/29
1:20p 4800 W Congress, Austin, M/46
3:40p 700 S Kenneth, Garfield Park, M/40
4:30p 8100 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/24
4:40p 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/24
5:20p 3600 S Lake Park, Oakland, M/62 (#600)
7:40p 1000 S Oakley, Near West Side, M/?
8:55p 1100 W Wilson, Uptown, M/24
CUBS WIN!!
9:50p 5100 S Trumbull, Gage Park, M/37
10:40p 1000 W 14th, Near West Side, M/25
Sunday 10/16
1:45a 3000 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/25
1:45a 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/28
2:10a 200 N Kedzie, Garfield Park, M/32
2:50a 4200 S Cicero, Garfield Ridge, M/23
4:20a 1800 S Kostner, North Lawndale, M/32
4:20a 3100 W 54th, Gage Park, F/41
4:45a 8300 S Ada, Auburn Gresham, M/?
1:05p 100 W 95th, Roseland, M/23
2:00p 9400 S Forest, Roseland, M/20
5:05p 8000 S Bishop, Auburn Gresham, F/21
6:10p 6800 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/?
6:30p 4700 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/24
8:00p 1600 W 119th, Morgan Park, M/33
8:50p 4500 N Hazel, Uptown, M/25 (story)
9:00p 3600 N Sawyer Ave, Irving Park, M/20
cubs lose
9:15p 2300 N Monitor, Belmont Cragin, M/17
9:45p 1000 N Cicero, Austin, M/? (story)
Monday Overtime
12:10a 3900 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/24

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Cold Cocked

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Punch in the face. As one of the leading scholars of our time, Mike Tyson, once said, “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” In this case, the punch involved a Thermos:

“A mysterious good Samaritan came to the aid of a woman getting mugged at an Andersonville bus stop, cold-cocking the attacker with a Thermos and leaving him on the ground for police to clean up, authorities said.

But authorities don’t know who swung the Thermos: The good Samaritan took off before officers arrived, leaving a bus stop full of witnesses to tell the tale.

[…]

Several witnesses who stuck around told police what happened, but the good Samaritan was gone, according to a police report.”

Well done sir, whoever you may be.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 7th, 2016

CPD officer inspect bullet holes in a window

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 18 wounded

Friday 10/7
12:35p 1600 N Leclaire, Austin, M/20
12:35p 1600 N Leclaire, Austin, M/57
2:30p 200 W 105th, Roseland, M/30
2:25p 10200 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/25
6:55p 1400 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/16
7:00p 3000 S King, Douglas, F/28 (murder/suicide)
9:05p 6800 S Paulina, Englewood, M/13
9:30p 400 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/38
9:55p 5400 W North, Austin, M/27
9:55p 1400 N Lawler, Austin, M/24
CUBS WIN!!!
11:30p 300 N Pine, Austin, M/35
Saturday 10/8
12:35a 2800 W Cermak, Little Village, M/29
1:40a 400 W 75th, Grand Crossing, M/68
2:00a 3800 S State, Douglas, M/35
2:45a 5700 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/26
12:10p 7100 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/28
1:35p 3800 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/30
7:30p 2100 W Devon, West Ridge, F/24 (not shot)
9:25p 9500 S Green, Washington Heights, M/32
9:25p 9500 S Green, Washington Heights, M/34
9:25p 9500 S Green, Washington Heights, M/35
9:40p 10500 S Wallace, Roseland, M/15
9:40p 10500 S Wallace, Roseland, M/17
CUBS WIN!!!
11:50p 2600 N Hoyne, Lincoln Park, M/17
Sunday 10/9
2:40a 700 S California, Garfield Park, M/32
3:45a 3000 S Avers, Little Village, M/34
4:00a 4800 S Bishop, New City, M/24
4:00a 4800 S Bishop, New City, M/32
4:20a 3100 S Central Park, Little Village, M/30
4:40a 3900 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/28
5:20a 3400 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/31
12:35p 1500 W Marquette, Englewood, M/23
4:40p 7700 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/32
7:15p 5500 W Corcoran, Austin, M/22
7:15p 5500 W Corcoran, Austin, M/23
7:55p 3900 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/22
9:10p 1800 N Mayfield, Austin, M/22

9:10p 1800 N Mayfield, Austin, M/24
10:00p 5500 W North, Austin, M/35
10:00p 5500 W North, Austin, M/36
10:20p 700 W 119th, West Pullman, M/45
11:35p 6700 S Union, Englewood, M/26
Monday Overtime
12:05a 2100 S Trumbull, North Lawndale, M/16
2:00a 900 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/32
5:30a 2900 W Montrose, Albany Park, M/32

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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September Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

CarnacComing off the gigantic shitshow that was August, it was unlikely that September would best its calendarial neighbor. This September was nearly an identical replay of last September, only last September was the worst month of 2015, this year it’s a distant 5th.

Final Stupidity Tally: 64 killed, 302 wounded
September 2015: 63 dead, 303 wounded
September 2014: 46 dead, 211 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 61 shot & killed
  • 3 killed via other means
  • 8 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 1 police-involved, non-fatal shooting
  • 2 CCW-involved shootings, 1 fatal
  • 55 in serious or critical condition
  • 62 males killed vs 2 females
  • 71 teenagers shot, 10 killed
  • 17 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 21 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, October usually starts the yearly slow down as the weather turns with street corners and porches becoming less target rich. Last October posted just 31 homicides with an additional 203 shot and wounded. Seeing how this year continues to easily outpace last year, we’ll predict 55 homicides plus another 250 shot and wounded with the 600th homicide being tallied mid month.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016

MLK Riot 1968

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 9/30
1:50p 5300 S May, New City, M/26
3:00p 5300 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/23
5:35p 4300 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/31
6:45p 200 W 107th, Roseland, M/19
9:00p 3200 S Lituanica, Bridgeport, M/27
10:15p 1500 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/14
11:45p 4800 S Elizabeth, New City, M/35
11:45p 4800 S Elizabeth, New City, M/37
Saturday 10/1
12:25a 3600 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/26
12:30a 4500 S Wood, New City, F/17
12:55a 7900 S Champlain, Chatham, M/35

1:40a 1400 S St Louis, North Lawndale, F/46
3:10a 5400 S Damen, New City, M/21
3:10a 6800 S Emerald, Englewood, F/24
3:10a 6800 S Emerald, Englewood, M/25
3:10a 6800 S Emerald, Englewood, M/25
4:15a 7100 S Vincennes, Grand Crossing, M/26
4:40a 1400 N Spaulding, Humboldt Park, M/20
5:00a 2400 S California, Little Village, M/27
7:20a 2500 S Sacramento, Little Village, M/29
7:20a 2500 S Sacramento, Little Village, F/30
10:20a 7100 S King, Grand Crossing, M/24
12:30p 6600 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/16
4:10p 200 S Western, Near West Side, M/21
6:00p 800 W 50th, New City, M/32
7:35p 3200 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/16
9:55p 1700 W 67th, Englewood, M/22
10:20p 3800 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/48
10:30p 7900 S Pulaski, Ashburn, M/18
10:30p 7900 S Pulaski, Ashburn, M/22
10:30p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/25
10:50p 111300 S Harvard, Roseland, M/14
11:15p 6700 S Laflin, Englewood, M/20
11:30p 3500 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/19
11:30p 3500 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/24
11:35p 13300 S Prairie, Riverdale, M/23
Sunday 10/2
12:50a 400 N Laramie, Austin, M/37
2:40a 4300 S Wallace, New City, M/32
7:40a 2000 S California, Little Village, M/20
7:40a 2000 S California, Little Village, M/24
11:00a 5900 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, M/18
4:05p 2000 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/28
6:25p 2410 E 102nd, South Deering, M/24
Monday Overtime
2:35a 5200 W Augusta, Austin, M/38
3:35a 100 N Central, Austin, M/33
3:35a 100 N Central, Austin, M/26

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
Photo by Don Casper, Chicago Tribune historical photo

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Self Defense ZoneAs we continue to observe and record the trot towards 700/4,000, it’s likely we’ll see a couple-two-tree self defense shootings along the way. The latest incident felled a would be robber with his buddy hightailing it to safer locals:

“A man fatally shot someone who was trying to rob him Wednesday night in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, according to Chicago Police.

The 22-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with another male about 8:20 p.m. in the 4300 block of South State when two other males armed with handguns walked up and announced a robbery, police said.

The man then pulled out a gun and shot one of the would-be robbers, police said. The male, whose age was not immediately known, was dead at the scene. The other suspect ran away.

The man had a valid concealed carry license, according to police. No one else was injured in the shooting.”

Daley was right! It is like the Wild West!

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Caring

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Chicagoland RahmFinally, someone is telling it like it is.

“Speaking with members of his staff in private Monday after receiving the most recent municipal crime statistics, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is said to have expressed his concern that the metropolitan area’s gun violence problem might soon spread to the parts of the city he actually gives a shit about, sources reported.

“Listen, we’re at 3,000 shootings this year and counting—it’s only a matter of time before this violence migrates from the areas of the city I don’t give a fuck about into the areas that actually matter in my eyes,” the second-term mayor reportedly said, adding that it would be devastating to see such senseless shootings affect residents outside of the large swaths of Chicago he has written off entirely.”

So it’s The Onion, still…

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Gangster firing a Thompson Submachine Gun

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 46 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 53 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 9/23
1:45p 4200 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/25
1:45p 4200 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/39
4:20p 300 E 58th, Washington Park, M/15
5:25p 1000 W 77th, Auburn Gresham, M/56
5:35p 2600 W Haddon, West Town, M/?

7:50p Body Found in Burning Vehicle
8:10p 5600 S Racine, Englewood, M/19
8:10p 5600 S Racine, Englewood, M/20
9:15p 100 W 93rd, Roseland, F/20
9:15p 100 W 93rd, Roseland, M/28
9:30p 1430 W 115th, Morgan Park, M/22
11:10p 5500 S Shields, Englewood, M/18
Saturday 9/24
12:35a 2500 S Harding, Little Village, M/47
12:45a 7100 S Hoyne, Englewood, M/26
1:30a 2900 E 79th, South Shore, M/28
2:00a 5500 W Lake, Austin, M/22
2:10a 2200 W 50th, Gage Park, M/?
2:10a 2200 W 50th, Gage Park, F/24
2:25a 7200 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/27
2:35a 2600 W Wilcox, Near West Side, M/37

2:35a 7700 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/28
5:10a I94 & I55, Armour Square, M/?
5:40a 2100 N Tripp, Hermosa, M/23
5:15p 5100 S Ada, New City, M/17
5:45p 9600 S Carpenter, Washington Heights, M/23
6:10p 4000 W Belmont, Irving Park, M/27
6:15p 3800 W 31st, Little Village, M/35
7:00p 200 E 95th, Roseland, M/49
7:30p 1500 W 56th, Englewood, M/23
7:35p 100 S Michigan, Loop, M/54 (story)
8:00p 600 S Lotus, Austin, M/22
10:00p 3800 W 13th, North Lawndale, M/36
10:00p 8000 S Kingston, South Chicago, M/17
10:55p 11700 S Lowe, West Pullman, M/16
11:00p 6000 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/32
Sunday 9/25
12:10a 5400 S Damen, New City, M/31
12:50a 2800 W 25th, Little Village, M/23
1:35a 3000 S Saint Louis, Little Village, F/22
1:35a 3000 S Saint Louis, Little Village, F/31
2:40a 2600 W Chicago, West Town, M/34
3:40a 4800 S Laflin, New City, M/18
4:25a 2900 N Sawyer, Avondale, M/18
4:30a 9200 S Colfax, Calumet Heights, M/28
5:10a 5200 S Homan, Gage Park, M/23
7:05a 300 S Laramie, Austin, M/34
9:00a 8000 S Yates, South Chicago, M/70 (selfie)
11:05a 6700 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/20
11:25a 6200 S Ingleside, Woodlawn, M/21
4:20p 1900 W Marquette, Englewood, M/17
5:30p 200 S Leamington, Austin, F/17
5:50p 7000 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/20
8:00p 5000 W Division, Austin, M/19
9:05p 5200 S Winchester, New City, M/24
11:30p 5900 S Carpenter, Englewood, F/23
Monday Overtime
2:40a 700 S Central Park, Garfield Park, M/44
3:30a 2000 W Pierce, West Town, M/23

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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You Serious, Clark?

Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Vegas Vacation - Clark and Cousin EddieThe problem here isn’t so much with the gambling or the distribution of adult beverages, it’s that the city, county and state aren’t getting their cut.

“Chicago Police checking out a nondescript storefront in West Ridge walked in on an unlicensed, makeshift casino with 100 men playing cards around 10 tables loaded with casino chips, according to a police report.

There were also video gambling machines without tax stickers, and food and beer being sold without licenses, the report said.

The setup was found at 10 p.m. Sept. 11 behind a mirrored entrance at 5801 N. Lincoln Avenue, police said. The storefront sits in a strip mall between a spa and a tailor shop.”

Maybe a well placed call (or charitable donation) or two to a certain official or “friend” could have prevented this entire misunderstanding.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016

Three Stooges Triple Facepalm

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 38 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 47 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday 9/16
5:40p 5900 S Union, Englewood, M/26
8:35p 700 N Latrobe, Austin, M/19
8:35p 6200 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/27
9:55p 6700 S Ashland, Englewood, F/32
11:05p 5900 S Halsted, Englewood, M/25
Saturday 9/17
12:30a 10100 S State, Roseland, M/30
12:40a 8100 S Laflin, Auburn Gresham, M/34
1:00a 4800 S Justine, New City, F/35
1:00a 4800 S Justine, New City, F/38
1:25a Another Person Found Torched in an Alley
1:40a 1200 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/25
2:00a 800 N Latrobe, Austin, M/29
3:30a 3300 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/24
9:45a And Another Person Found Dead in an Alley
3:00p 4500 N Magnolia, Uptown, M/29 (story)
4:25p 5100 S Sawyer, Gage Park, M/14
4:25p 5100 S Sawyer, Gage Park, M/14
4:45p 1700 W 84th , Auburn Gresham, M/21
5:25p 7100 S Halsted, Englewood, M/19
8:35p 1400 S Tripp, North Lawndale, M/62
9:35p 1000 W 103rd, Washington Heights, M/17
10:25p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/19
11:00p 4000 W West End, Garfield Park, M/32
11:05p 5900 S Halsted, Englewood, M/25
Sunday 9/18
12:00a 5800 S Maplewood, Gage Park, M/20
1:55a 5100 S Indiana, Washington Park, M/36
2:25a 8900 S Laflin, Washington Heights, M/23

2:25a 5400 S Winchester, New City, M/41
2:55a 3000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/35
3:15a 2200 S Wolcott, Lower W Side, F/41
3:15a 7500 N Clark, Rogers Park, M/37
3:45a 3900 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/14
4:00a 100 W Division, Near North Side, M/20
4:00a 100 W Division, Near North Side, M/30
6:30a 6400 S Yale, Englewood, M/23
8:25a 6600 S Rhodes, Woodlawn, M/16 (CCW)
1:15p 8000 S Knox, Ashburn, M/47
3:55p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/17
3:55p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/17
5:00p 6000 S Sawyer, Chicago Lawn, M/19
5:10p 9800 S Throop, Washington Heights, M/18
6:05p 8700 S Marquette, South Chicago, F/19
6:05p 8700 S Marquette, South Chicago, M/26
7:00p 9300 S Stony Island, Calumet Heights, M/35
8:30p 1200 W 71st, Englewood, M/16
10:30p 5400 S Damen, New City, M/37
Monday Overtime
1:00a 6600 S Claremont, Chicago Lawn, M/21

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Wrigleyville Stupidity

Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


When one typically thinks of stupidity in Wrigleyville, you wouldn’t be far off if you envisioned drunk bros sporting faded Sosa jerseys looking to fight a police horse. However, with more regularity of late, drunk chicks puking in the back of cabs are being supplanted by early morning brawls and shootings.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016

3000

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 36 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 9/9
4:05p 700 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/33
4:50p 10200 S Michigan, Roseland, M/23
6:00p 9000 S Marshfield, Washington Heights, F/28
10:00p 1100 S Troy, North Lawndale, M/28
10:45p 3300 W Addison, Irving Park, M/25
10:45p 3300 W Addison, Irving Park, M/33
11:30p 1200 N Maplewood, West Town, M/18
11:30p 1200 N Maplewood, West Town, M/? (story)
11:55p 5900 W North, Austin, M/30
11:55p 3200 S Pulaski, Little Village, M/20
Saturday 9/10
1:10a 2200 N Laporte, Belmont Cragin, M/19
11:30a 1000 N Keystone, Humboldt Park, M/26
2:00p 3000 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/27
2:00p 3000 W 63rd, Chicago Lawn, M/26
5:00p 4700 S Shields, Fuller Park, M/?
5:20p 8900 S Justine, Washington Heights, M/23
6:30p 10900 S Everhart, Roseland, M/16
6:50p 1900 W Garfield, New City, M/19
7:00p 8300 S Kenwood, Avalon Park, M/18
8:05p 3500 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/21
8:20p 5500 W Ohio, Austin, M/17
9:00p 5700 S Seeley, Englewood, M/31
11:25p 11200 S Langley, Pullman, M/36
Sunday 9/11
1:45a 1600 S Kedzie, North Lawndale, M/26
2:35a 3900 S Campbell, Brighton Park, M/19
2:35a 3900 S Rockwell, Brighton Park, M/21
3:30a 10 N Pulaski, Garfield Park, M/27
3:40a 6000 S Wood, Englewood, M/15
4:00a 3600 S Honroe, McKinley Park, F/29
4:30a 2200 W Fullerton, Logan Square, M/25
12:40p 5500 W Monroe, Austin, M/43
3:10p 1600 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/29
6:30p 3100 N Linder, Belmont Cragin, M/20
7:00p 2300 N Kedzie, Logan Square, M/17
7:00p 13400 S Doty, Riverdale, ?/? (story)
8:10p 8900 S Justine, Washington Heights, F/18
8:10p 8900 S Justine, Washington Heights, M/17
8:10p 8900 S Justine, Washington Heights, M/16
8:45p 4500 W Monroe, Garfield Park, ?/? (story)
9:00p 7800 S Saginaw, South Shore, M/24
9:00p 7800 S Saginaw, South Shore, F/57
9:35p 4900 S Hoyne, New City, M/22
Monday Overtime
1:55a 10100 S Exchange, South Deering, M/26
2:10a 3400 N Clark, Lake View, M/25
2:15a 3900 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/?
4:30a 4400 W Belmont, Irving Park, M/22

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Summer Lovin’

Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Grease: Summer Lovin'Another “completely unacceptable” Summer Shooting Season has come and gone and what a shitshow it ended up being. Our generous prediction of 225 homicides and 1,000 wounded was no match for a 93 homicide August or a 75 ventilated Memorial Day weekend.

Summer Stupidity Tally*: 263 killed, 1,296 wounded
Summer ’15: 212 dead, 999 wounded
Summer ’14: 169 dead, 847 wounded

A breakdown of the Season’s stupidity shows:

  • 239 shot & killed
  • 11 stabbed
  • 13 killed via other means
  • A person killed every 9 hours, 12 minutes
  • A person shot every 1 hour, 34 minutes
  • Austin, Garfield Park & Englewood – 30% of homicides, 32% of shootings
  • 15 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 11 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 214 in serious or critical condition
  • 242 males killed vs 21 females
  • 344 teenagers shot, 42 killed
  • 67 grazed
  • 7 selfies
  • 74 #ShotInTheAss

The current trend puts 2016’s final numbers around 700 homicides with more than 4,300 people shot. Those numbers should put the outrage meter somewhere between “totally unacceptable” and “absolutely unacceptable”.

*Summer ’16 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours
Summer ’15 = 107 days, 18 hours or 2,568 hours
Summer ’14 = 100 days, 18 hours or 2,418 hours

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Summer’s Final Scene

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Raiders of the Lost Ark Final SceneLabor Day weekend signals that the end of summer is here and it’s time to put another shooting season into storage. Since the official shooting season kicked off on Friday, May 27th, we’ve tallied 247 homicides plus another 1,245 shot & wounded (and counting). Given that this weekend historically puts up double digit homicide numbers, be on the lookout for a pearl clutching 500th homicide soon.

Final Stupidity Tally: 13 killed, 53 wounded
2015 Labor Day weekend: 10 killed, 46 wounded
2014 Labor Day weekend: 7 killed, 36 wounded
2013 Labor Day weekend: 12 killed, 27 wounded

Friday 9/2
2:30p 900 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/19
9:00p 100 N Parkside, Austin, M/17
9:20p 1100 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, M/29
Saturday 9/3
2:00a 4700 S Laflin, New City, F/26
2:00a 4700 S Laflin, New City, F/31
2:20a 5600 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/20
3:30a 100 N Seeley, Near West Side, M/21
3:30a 100 N Seeley, Near West Side, M/34
3:30a 100 N Seeley, Near West Side, M/36
3:30a 100 N Seeley, Near West Side, M/39
4:15a 5000 W Adams, Austin, M/24
6:05a 8100 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, F/64
3:10p 8100 S Throop, Auburn Gresham, M/19
8:00p 5500 S Troy, Gage Park, M/18
8:00p 5000 W Hirsh, Austin, M/16
8:20p 1800 W 47th, New City, M/63
8:25p 4900 N Kenmore, Uptown, M/17
8:25p 4900 N Kenmore, Uptown, M/22
9:25p 12400 S Perry, West Pullman, M/21
11:40p 3400 W Irving Park, Irving Park, F/25
Sunday 9/4
12:10a 4800 S Kildare, Archer Heights, M/32
12:10a 4800 S Kildare, Archer Heights, M/22
5:00a 3100 S Loomis, Bridgeport, M/?
11:35a 5200 W LeMoyne, Austin, M/?
4:10p 7400 S Kenwood, South Shore, M/23
4:30p 7100 S State, Grand Crossing, M/22
5:15p 6700 S Green, Englewood, M/45
5:15p 6700 S Green, Englewood, M/27
6:15p 5200 S Sangamon, New City, M/19
7:15p 9700 S Yates, South Deering, M/19
10:30p 7900 S Cornell, South Shore, M/17
Labor Day
12:25a 5800 S Laflin, Englewood, M/24
12:55a 10100 S Princeton, Roseland, M/18
12:55a 10100 S Princeton, Roseland, M/19
4:30a 7900 S South Shore, South Chicago, M/35
6:20a 2800 E 77th, South Shore, M/80
9:35a 6800 S Emerald, Englewood, M/24

9:35a 6800 S Emerald, Englewood, M/26
10:00a 5600 W Lake, Austin, M/30
1:25p 4500 S Whipple, Brighton Park, M/22
3:20p 900 W 53rd, New City, F/23
3:20p 900 W 53rd, New City, M/27
3:55p 7000 S Eberhart, Grand Crossing, M/19
4:05p 4500 S Hermitage, New City, M/44
5:30p 2100 S Loomis, Lower W Side, M/?
6:30p 2800 S Kedvale, Little Village, M/18
6:50p 5800 S Peoria, Englewood, M/?
7:15p 1300 W 67th, Englewood, M/24
7:15p 1300 W 67th, Englewood, M/47

8:50p 2100 W Fargo, Rogers Park, M/16
8:50p 2100 W Fargo, Rogers Park, M/?
10:45p 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/22
10:45p 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/22

10:45p 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/17
10:45p 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/20
10:45p 2700 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/16
11:00p 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/22
11:00p 3300 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M31
11:10p 3300 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/?
11:10p 3300 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, F/36
11:25p Dan Ryan Expy & 83rd, Chatham, M/26
Tuesday Overtime
12:40a 5600 S Green, Englewood, F/25
12:40a 5600 S Green, Englewood, M/36
2:15a 900 N Long, Austin, M/18
3:00a 6300 S Winchester, Englewood, M/20

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday

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August Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2016

CarnacWell… that was a shitshow. Even our generous prediction fell shorter than a Jay Cutler interception, “We’re not going to go as far as to predict a repeat of August 1991’s 122 homicides, we will however predict another 70 homicides plus another 425 shot and wounded.”

Final Stupidity Tally: 95 killed, 398 wounded
August 2015: 56 dead, 307 wounded
August 2014: 54 dead, 250 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 81 shot & killed
  • 4 stabbed
  • 4 arson related
  • 2 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 3 police-involved shootings, 0 fatal
  • 68 in serious or critical condition
  • 80 males killed vs 8 females
  • 91 teenagers shot, 11 killed
  • 28 grazed
  • 3 selfies
  • 19 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, September means back to “school” and a time to settle old scores. Last September posted a 2015 high of 63 homicides with an additional 303 shot and wounded. Given the trend has been 70+, we’ll predict 75 homicides plus another 400 shot and wounded with the 500th homicide being tallied over Labor Day weekend.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016

To The Batputer!Since the much promoted and praised “Strategic Subjects List” prevented less shootings than a drunken game of Jarts prevented paraplegics, we’re proposing a return to vacuum tubes and skin tight costumes to save the day.

Final Stupidity Tally: 11 killed, 61 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 36 wounded

Friday 8/26
12:40p 7400 S Kimbark, South Shore, M/25
1:45p 1500 E 60th, Hyde Park, M/23
3:30p 6300 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, F/32 (story)
4:30p 12200 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/35
6:15p 1500 N Meade, Austin, M/35
6:15p 900 W Wilson, Uptown, M/55
(video)(story)
9:35p 7700 S Hermitage, Auburn Gresham, M/20
10:00p 6200 N Ridge, West Ridge, F/32
10:00p 3800 S Kedzie, Brighton Park, M/18
11:15p 900 W 77th, Auburn Gresham, M/24
11:15p 900 W 77th, Auburn Gresham, M/24
11:25p 1300 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/22
Saturday 8/27
12:40a Likely Arson Kills Two
12:45a 6400 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/44
1:20a 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/25
1:20a 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/31
1:55a 6900 S Halsted, Englewood, M/22
2:20a 600 W Illinois, Near North Side, M/22 (selfie)
3:10a 5400 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/15
3:10a 5400 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/22
3:10a 5400 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/22
3:35a 500 W 127th, West Pullman, M/21
3:35a 500 W 127th, West Pullman, M/24
12:15p 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/17
12:15p 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/19
12:15p 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/34
5:10p 2200 E 93rd, Calumet Heights, M/16
5:10p 2200 E 93rd, Calumet Heights, M/?
5:30p 3300 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/37
5:30p 3300 W Fulton, Garfield Park, F/28
5:55p 10 E 120th, West Pullman, M/19
6:50p 200 S Kildare, Garfield Park, M/50
9:30p 2000 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/33
9:45p 6600 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/18
9:45p 6600 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/20
Sunday 8/28
12:15a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/30
12:15a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, F/18
12:15a 4400 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/25
12:15a 3000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, F/26
12:15a 3000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/27
12:15a 3000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/32
12:15a 7200 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/20
12:35a 3600 W Fifth, Garfield Park, M/38
1:20a 13000 S Ellis, Riverdale, M/28
1:30a 100 E 120th, West Pullman, M/37
3:00a 8400 S Green, Auburn Gresham, M/25
3:00a 8400 S Green, Auburn Gresham, M/32
3:00a 8400 S Green, Auburn Gresham, M/38
4:25a 2100 N Kedvale, Hermosa, M/?
9:15a 7000 S Vernon, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:00a 1800 S Michigan, Near South Side, M/45
12:15p 10100 S State, Roseland, M/30
3:15p 5600 S Campbell, Gage Park, M/?
4:20p 5400 W Jackson, Austin, M/20
5:15p 700 W 123rd, West Pullman, M/16
5:15p 700 W 123rd, West Pullman, M/17
6:50p 5200 S Honroe, New City, M/26
7:05p 6200 S Kenneth, West Lawn, M/17
7:05p 6200 S Kenneth, West Lawn, M/21
7:05p 6200 S Kenneth, West Lawn, M/24
8:20p 6700 S East End, South Shore, M/18
9:00p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/50
9:00p 1050 S Independence, North Lawndale, F/13
9:00p 1050 S Independence, North Lawndale, F/18
9:40p 2520 W Glenlake, West Ridge, M/34
10:45p 5500 S Throop, Englewood, M/18
10:45p 5500 S Throop, Englewood, M/33
11:25p 8900 S Houston, South Chicago, M/22
Monday Overtime
12:15a 200 E 60th, Washington Park, F/29
12:30a 100 W 112th, Roseland, F/35
1:45a 5200 W Washington, Austin, M/19

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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The Language!

Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Shocked FaceScanner traffic popped-off yesterday afternoon with calls of shots fired at the police and by the police. While no one had the misfortunate of catching lead, the offender was eventually caught and today he had his day in court. However, he’s probably wishing for a do over:

A man accused of shooting at Chicago Police officers went on a tirade in court Tuesday after a Cook County judge denied him bail.

“He shot at me first,” Kentrell Pledger, 29, shouted. “Get your story straight, dog.”

Pledger told the courtroom he should’ve “smoked his [the officer’s] ass” before accusing Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr., an African-American judge, of being white.

“You ain’t black,” Pledger said. “You’re white, bitch.”

Now Kenny, that’s no way to talk to your elders, especially in front of a count stenographer. Dumbass.

(Image shown is not the offender, but the offended.)

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Air Show Weekend

Posted on Friday, August 19th, 2016

Biplane TennisWhile downtown and the North Side beaches may sound like war zones, parts of the South and West sides will continue to behave like war zones.

Final Stupidity Tally: 9 killed, 49 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 35 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 8/19
3:30p 11900 S Eggleston, West Pullman, M/17
5:35p 7600 S Lafayette, Grand Crossing, M/?
9:30p 5500 W West End, Austin, M/21
10:10p 3500 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, F/25
10:30p 8000 S Burnham, South Chicago, M/26
11:55p 4600 W Gladys, Austin, M/28
Saturday 8/20
12:55a 5500 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/35
1:40a 800 E 82nd, Chatham, M/40
1:45a 7300 S May, Englewood, M/23
2:55a 3700 W Irving Park, Irving Park, M/24
2:55a 4600 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/33
3:40a 2800 W Fullerton, Logan Square, M/24
5:50a 2500 S Francisco, Little Village, M/20
6:00a 4600 W Monroe, Austin, M/23
6:50p Dan Ryan at Cermak, Lower W Side, M/15
4:45p 5300 W Division, Austin, M/37
7:00p 5700 W Potomac, Austin, M/15
7:00p 5700 W Potomac, Austin, M/15
7:00p 5700 W Potomac, Austin, M/17
7:45p 1000 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/17
8:15p 2700 N Harding, Logan Square, M/20
9:40p 9900 S Vincennes, Washington Heights, M/21
10:10p 8500 S Cregier, Avalon Park, M/18
10:30p 2100 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/18
10:30p 2500 W Moffat, Logan Square, M/68
10:35p 6230 N Hermitage, Edgewater, M/16
11:30p 500 W Taylor, Near West Side, M/47
11:45p 1500 W Jonquil, Rogers Park, F/27
Sunday 8/21
12:05a 3700 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/24
12:30a 4800 N Damen, Lincoln Square, M/21
1:30a 6800 S Bishop, Englewood, M/19
1:30a 6800 S Bishop, Englewood, M/23
2:20a 4100 W 21st, North Lawndale, M/25
2:30a 11600 S Morgan, West Pullman, M/26
2:30a 11600 S Morgan, West Pullman, M/26
2:50a 7000 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/25
2:50a 7000 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, F/?
3:15a 1700 W Greenleaf, Rogers Park, M/37
4:00a 1200 Washburne, Near West Side, F/21
4:00a 1200 Washburne, Near West Side, M/23
4:00a 5500 W North, Austin, M/14
6:45a 3600 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/20

12:40p 11800 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/31
1:55p 2200 S Central Park, Little Village, M/19
4:10p 3000 N Kimball, Avondale, F/40
4:10p 3000 N Kimball, Avondale, M/50
4:15p 4000 W West End, Garfield Park, M/23
4:25p 100 W 113th, Roseland, M/18
4:30p 5500 S Spaulding, Gage Park, M/35
6:15p 4800 W Augusta, Austin, M/14
7:55p 1600 N Major, Austin, F/8
7:55p 1600 N Major, Austin, F/36
8:15p 3700 W 82nd, Ashburn, M/21
8:20p 7100 S Green, Englewood, M/20
8:20p 7100 S Green, Englewood, M/28
9:10p 1400 N Mayfield, Austin, M/23
9:15p 5000 N Francisco, Lincoln Square, M/21
10:50p 7100 S Normal, Englewood, M/31

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Gelato Flavors Matter

Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Crying babyWe’re going to take a break from our usual nonsense and bring you something that is truly upsetting which may lead to the downfall of the Republic, or at least the Gold Coast, gelato.

“Gold Coast residents who frequent Mariano Park, a picturesque little plaza at State and Rush streets, clamored for weeks for new park tenant Bow Truss Coffee to bring in the gelato that was promised them.

In mid-July, they got their wish with the addition of Black Dog Gelato, known for its unusual flavors and supplier to some of the city’s best restaurants.”

Yummy! However, some residents of the Gold Coast aren’t having it…

“The park “needs to be updated end of story. We don’t deserve what is being offered right now as dessert,” said Judi Steinreich, who appears to be one of those leading the charge leveled at Bow Truss owner Phil Tadros.

“Coffee is one thing and it’s good coffee. The dessert and supplemental items need to be updated and added to. We understand the Gelato there now is not [Tadros’] business and can be modified which it needs to be as soon as possible. Sanitation is improper, service improper and temperatures improper,” Steinreich said.

Their latest salvo: collecting signatures to try and boot Black Dog and bring in a different gelato vendor — specifically Amorino, a few blocks away at 838 N. State St. Some residents met privately on Friday to discuss the issue.”

There is no issue. If you don’t like it, don’t eat it. Better yet, BURN IT DOWN!! BURN THE MOTHERF*CKER DOWN!!! Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel Has Gotta Go!

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016

Olympic weightlifter fail

Final Stupidity Tally: 12 killed, 44 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday 8/12
12:50p 2800 N Laramie, Belmont Cragin, M/26
1:10p 400 N Lavergne, Austin, M/28
2:30p 3600 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/21
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
9:00p 2500 S California, Little Village, M/20
9:00p 2500 S California, Little Village, M/20
10:15p 6600 S Halsted, Englewood, M/17
11:35p 3300 W North, Humboldt Park, M/30

11:35p 3300 W North, Humboldt Park, F/26
11:45p 1200 S Avers, North Lawndale, M/33
Saturday 8/13
1:40a 5200 S Pulaski, West Elsdon, M/23
2:05a 3400 W Fullerton, Logan Square, M/23
3:20a 4700 W Gladys, Austin, M/34
5:00a 6900 N Sheridan, Rogers Park, M/24
12:40p 8700 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/20
1:00p 3800 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/27
1:00p 3800 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/10
1:50p 12700 S Union, West Pullman, M/25
4:30p 7100 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, F/20
4:55p 2500 S Francisco, Little Village, M/17
8:35p I290 at Western, Near West Side, M/32
8:35p I290 at Western, Near West Side, F/29
10:30p 11300 S Carpenter, Morgan Park, M/29
10:45p 8600 S Essex, South Chicago, M/34
10:50p 1800 S Carpenter, Lower W Side, F/24
10:50p 1800 S Carpenter, Lower W Side, M/25
11:25p 7900 S Maryland, Chatham, M/36
Sunday 8/14
12:05a 2900 W 82nd, Ashburn, M/19
12:05a 2900 W 82nd, Ashburn, M/20
12:35a 4300 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/25
12:55a 4700 S Michigan, Grand Boulevard, M/20
1:25a 5200 S Sangamon, New City, M/29
2:20a 5000 W Van Buren, Austin, M/31
3:05a 2100 W Adams, Near West Side, M/31
3:35a 2800 S Harding, Little Village, M/19
4:00a I94 at 115th St, South Deering, M/21
4:30a 2600 S Sawyer, Little Village, F/25
4:30a 2600 S Sawyer, Little Village, M/27
5:10a 5200 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/?
6:15a 1500 S St Louis, North Lawndale, M/?
9:00a 6700 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/?
10:45a 1600 S Springfield, North Lawndale, F/35
10:45a 1600 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/0.1
2:05p 50 E 100th, Roseland, M/36
4:40p 1200 W 92nd, Washington Heights, M/22
8:45p 400 W 111th, Roseland, M/26
9:00p 12300 S Perry, West Pullman, F/6
9:00p 100 N Western, Near West Side, F/21
9:15p 4800 W Potomac, Austin, M/29
9:25p 5100 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/18
11:50p 4100 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/39
Monday Overtime
12:05a 2100 W 70th, Englewood, M/38
12:20a 12000 Parnell, West Pullman, M/29
1:05a 300 N Central, Austin, M/18
1:35a 4900 W Hubbard, Austin, M/16
4:00a 50 N Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/33
4:55a 1600 W 18th, Lower W Side, M/20

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Case of the Mondays

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.Coming off another shitty weekend, Monday offered no relief and proceeded to be a real prick and run up the score:

Monday was the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, and 10-year-old Tavon Tanner got caught in the worst of the gun violence as he played with his twin sister on the porch of his Lawndale home.

It was still light outside when Tavon and his family heard gunshots down the street Monday evening. A man in his early 20s had been shot in the head at a basketball court where Tavon was not allowed to play. Two hours later, an older man was shot and killed about four blocks away.

Less than an hour later, someone fired as many as nine shots in front of Tavon’s home in the 3900 block of West Polk Street, hitting the fifth-grader in the back. He collapsed as he followed his mother through the front door.

[…]

Tavon was among 19 people shot Monday in Chicago. Nine of them were killed, marking the most homicides in a single day in the city since July 5, 2003, when 10 homicides were recorded, according to a Tribune analysis of police data.

No word yet on whether Monday was merely “unacceptable”, the more forceful “completely unacceptable” or the more likely “can-any-of-the-dead-be-exploited-if-not-who-cares”.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016

Chicago's Lost Olympic Bid

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 44 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 1 killed, 28 wounded

Friday 8/5
12:40p 6700 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/16
1:15p 2700 W Evergreen, West Town, M/15

2:15p 7000 S Eberhart, Grand Crossing, M/22
3:50p 1500 S Harding, North Lawndale, M/18
7:10p 1200 S Western, Near West Side, M/28
8:30p 3800 W Augusta, Humboldt Park, M/16
11:15p 3800 W Diversey, Avondale, M/18
11:15p 3800 W Diversey, Avondale, M/19
11:15p 3800 W Diversey, Avondale, M/21
11:30p 6300 S Cottage Grove, Woodlawn, M/17
11:45p 3400 W Ogden, North Lawndale, M/27
Saturday 8/6
12:00a 8100 S Kingston, South Chicago, M/24
12:30a 2100 W Devon, West Ridge, M/18
1:30a 1300 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/25
2:55a 100 N Leamington, Austin, M/29
3:25a 800 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/32
3:25a 800 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/33
4:25a 11600 S Torrence, South Deering, M/25
4:30a 1200 N Ashland, West Town, F/22
10:00a 4900 W Crystal, Austin, M/55
1:15p 500 N Lamon, Austin, M/30
2:45p 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/23
3:45p 10 E 123rd, West Pullman, M/30
8:15p 5100 W North, Austin, M/36
8:45p 7400 S Phillips, South Shore, M/44
8:45p 1630 S California, North Lawndale, M/?
8:45p 1630 S California, North Lawndale, M/41
9:00p 4200 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/18
11:00p 1900 S May, Lower W Side, M/26
11:10p 700 W 66th, Englewood, M/37
11:35p 4000 W 30th, Little Village, M/17
11:35p 4000 W 30th, Little Village, M/19
Sunday 8/7
1:50a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/23
1:50a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, F/23
2:00a 4500 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/19
2:05a 5900 S Normal, Englewood, M/60
2:20a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/43
2:20a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, F/40
2:20a 300 E 130th, Riverdale, M/17
2:20a 300 E 130th, Riverdale, M/41
3:15a 600 S Central, Austin, M/23
3:30a 100 S Springfield, Garfield Park, M/20
3:30a 100 S Springfield, Garfield Park, M/?
3:30a 100 S Springfield, Garfield Park, M/?
3:30a 100 S Springfield, Garfield Park, M/37
4:30a 6000 W Chicago, Austin, M/22
9:05p 5640 S King, Washington Park, M/16
11:10p 4500 S Pulaski, Archer Heights, M/20
Monday Overtime
1:00a 4000 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/20
2:25a 1100 N Western, West Town, M/25
2:25a 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/?

4:15a 3800 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/26

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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July Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

CarnacJuly usually grabs national headlines with the annual Shitshow of the Year. Aside from 30 seconds of national pearl clutching, the rest of the month goes largely ignored all while being one the more stupid months of the year. Case in point…

Final Stupidity Tally: 71 killed, 382 wounded
July 2015: 58 dead, 271 wounded
July 2014: 46 dead, 277 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 66 shot & killed
  • 2 stabbed in self defense
  • 4 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 5 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 66 in serious or critical condition
  • 64 males killed vs 7 females
  • 98 teenagers shot, 16 killed
  • 17 grazed
  • 1 selfie
  • 22 #ShotInTheAss

Looking ahead, August is typically a repeat of July only without the benefit of a major holiday weekend. Last August posted 56 homicides with an additional 307 shot and wounded. We’re not going to go as far as to predict a repeat of August 1991’s 122 homicides, we will however predict another 70 homicides plus another 425 shot and wounded.

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Shootapalooza Here we go again… teen-to-20-something suburbanites flood Grant Park and proceed to either get alcohol poisoning, overdose on something, suffer heatstroke and generally enjoy themselves all while the usual cases of lead poisoning continue at their record pace elsewhere around town.

Final Shootapalooza tally: 8 killed, 48 wounded
Shootapalooza 2015: 4 killed, 36 wounded
Shootapalooza 2014: 5 killed, 25 wounded
Shootapalooza 2013: 2 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 7/29
12:30p 4400 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/30
2:10p 3100 W Montrose, Albany Park, M/29
2:45p 2000 N Laporte, Belmont Cragin, M/49
2:45p 2000 N Laporte, Belmont Cragin, M/22
5:45p 700 E 82nd, Chatham, M/17
7:15p 2400 W 79th, Ashburn, M/21

7:45p 5600 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/23
8:00p 8700 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/35
8:10p 9100 S Chappel, Calumet Heights, M/23
9:00p 6100 S Green, Englewood, M/20
11:15p 3500 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/50
Saturday 7/30
12:30a 8200 S Saginaw, South Chicago, F/28
12:30a 8200 S Saginaw, South Chicago, M/32
1:30a 3600 N Recreation, Lake View, M/23
3:25a 100 N Leclaire, Austin, F/27
3:25a 100 N Leclaire, Austin, F/21
4:00a 300 W Marquette, Englewood, M/34
4:00a 4700 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/23
5:30p 4300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/33
6:30p 300 E 37th, Douglas, M/20
7:10p 6600 S Champlain, Woodlawn, M/21
7:30p 2700 E 87th, South Chicago, M/60
9:30p 12700 S Sangamon, West Pullman, M/16
10:00p 900 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/16
10:00p 900 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, M/22
10:00p 900 N Kedvale, Humboldt Park, F/41
10:00p 5300 W Chicago, Austin, M/18
10:00p 5300 W Chicago, Austin, M/63
11:00p 8100 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/27
11:40p 7300 S Emerald, Englewood, M/32
Sunday 7/31
1:00a 200 N Kostner, Garfield Park, M/27
12:35a 4100 N Maypole, Garfield Park, M/38
1:25a 2000 N Kedzie, Logan Square, M/34
1:35a 200 E Pershing, Douglas, M/25
1:35a 1100 N Cicero, Austin, M/28
3:00a 7100 S Eggleston, Englewood, M/32
3:40a 2400 N Western, Logan Square, M/28
4:00a 6200 N Talman, West Ridge, F/20
4:30a 2600 W Madison, Near West Side, M/31
6:45a 3200 W 26th, Little Village, M/24
11:20a 3100 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/23
12:15p 1500 E 70th, South Shore, M/17
1:45p 6700 S Peoria, Englewood, M/21
1:45p 6700 S Peoria, Englewood, M/23
2:05p 5700 W Chicago, Austin, F/?
5:30p 500 E Pershing, Douglas, M/20
5:30p 500 E Pershing, Douglas, M/23
5:30p 3048 W 5th, Garfield Park, M/20
5:35p 12700 S Union, West Pullman, M/22
6:30p 700 S St. Louis, Garfield Park, M/20
8:30p 4000 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/17
8:35p 11100 S Union, Roseland, M/19
11:15p 1100 N Hamlin, Humboldt Park, F/22
Monday Aftershow
1:35a 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/26
3:35a 1000 W Maxwell, Near West Side, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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Self Defense, Again

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Self Defense ZoneIt’s likely no coincidence that if one sees a 50% jump in persons catching lead, one would see a similar jump in justified lead catching as well. The latest incident will certainly leave a mark via a high speed lead tracheotomy:

“A civilian employee of the Chicago Police Department shot and wounded one of two people who tried to rob him at gunpoint Monday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, authorities said.

The employee, a 57-year-old detention aide, was getting on his motorcycle in the 1300 block of South Sawyer Avenue shortly before 6 a.m. when two men approached, according to a statement from police.

One of the men pointed a handgun at the employee while the other one went through the employee’s pockets and attempted to take the employee’s gun, which he was licensed to carry, the statement said.

The employee shot at the robber who had the gun, hitting him in the neck. The gunman, 31, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, the statement said.”

In short, good.

UPDATE: Two charged with trying to rob civilian CPD employee

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Hydrant open, 1928 Chicago.

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/22
1:15p 1400 W 17th, Lower W Side, M/26
4:30p 6400 S Lowe, Englewood, M/18
6:15p 10700 S Edbrooke, Roseland, M/20

7:00p 11900 S Lafayette, West Pullman, F/40
9:00p 9300 S St Lawrence, Roseland, M/18
9:40p 6800 S Ashland, Englewood, F/19
9:40p 6800 S Ashland, Englewood, M/21
9:45p 3000 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/46
10:25p 1600 N Monitor, Austin, F27
11:05p 4400 W Jackson, Garfield Park, F/40
11:05p 4400 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/26
Saturday 7/23
12:15a 1100 S Richmond, North Lawndale, M/48
12:20a 10100 S Lowe, Washington Heights, M/22
12:25a 6400 W Belmont, Dunning, M/38
12:25a 7600 S Racine, Auburn Gresham, M/35
2:00a 6500 S Ashland, Englewood, M/29
3:30a 1700 W 21st, Lower W Side, M/23
3:30a 1700 W 21st, Lower W Side, M/39
4:50a 1100 S Sacramento, North Lawndale, F/30
5:30a 3300 W 38th, Brighton Park, M/19
6:45a 1500 W Garfield, New City, M/31
12:50p 8000 S Laflin, Auburn Gresham, M/23
1:00p 1900 S Allport, Lower W Side, M/47
1:35p 10400 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/25
4:00p 7100 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/24
7:15p 4500 S Greenwood, Kenwood, F/23
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
10:20p 5400 W Augusta, Austin, M/33
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
Sunday 7/24
2:10a 5600 S Kostner, West Elsdon, M/20
4:00a 8700 S Burley, South Chicago, M/27
5:30a 2400 W Chicago, West Town, M/23
5:30a 2400 W Chicago, West Town, F/28
2:20p 1800 W 48th, New City, M/27
3:30p 3900 S Kedzie, Brighton Park M/19
4:20p 7800 S Hamilton, Auburn Gresham, M/22
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
8:00p 8500 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/20
10:35p 300 S Kildare, Garfield Park, M/21
10:45p 1300 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/20
11:55p 6800 S Perry, Grand Crossing, M/17
11:55p 6800 S Perry, Grand Crossing, M/17
11:55p 6800 S Perry, Grand Crossing, M/19
Monday Overtime
1:10a 6800 S Perry, Grand Crossing, F/14
1:35a 5100 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/35
2:25a 11900 S Lafayette, West Pullman, M/44
2:25a 3500 S Indiana, Douglas, M/32
2:25a 3500 S Indiana, Douglas, M/32
2:25a 3500 S Indiana, Douglas, M/39
5:55a 1300 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/?

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday

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