The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Folks! There is nothing to see here! Please disperse.

9:00a Stupidity Tally: 0 killed, 4 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 29 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 14 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 3 killed, 12 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 12/6
9:40p 8700 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/21
10:00p 8900 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/18
11:00p 900 W 31st, Bridgeport, M/26
Saturday 12/7
1:45a 2500 W Lituania Plaza, Chicago Lawn, M/35

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

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November Wrap-up

Posted on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent Shootings up, homicides down, Slumpin’ Hennessy Ed out, dozens of merit hacks to follow and the stupidity continues with 500 on deck.

November 2019: 35 killed, 160 wounded
November 2018: 48 killed, 129 wounded
November 2017: 41 killed, 165 wounded
November 2016: 83 killed, 323 wounded
November 2015: 37 killed, 165 wounded
November 2014: 39 killed, 125 wounded
November 2013: 28 killed, 111 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 28 (80%) shot & killed
  • A person killed every 20 hours, 37 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 4 hours, 30 minutes
  • First shooting/homicide-free day since March
  • 7 days were homicide-free
  • 2 shot by Des Plaines police
  • 4 homicide-linked arrests
  • 34 in serious or critical condition
  • 30 males killed vs 5 females
  • 23 Blacks killed vs 9 Hispanics vs 3 White/Other
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 32
  • Youngest homicide victim, 17, oldest, 66
  • 40 teenagers shot, 4 killed
  • 18 grazed
  • 5 selfies
  • 7 #ShotInTheAss

Our November forecast of 40 homicides plus another 150 wounded was closer than Ed making it to his retirement date. But now, all eyes (at least those few of us who pay attention to this nonsense) are now looking towards the year end total. Aside from a three week blizzard or martial law, 500 is a lock. We’re looking to end the year around 520 which prior to 2016 would have been a pearl clutching event but is now seen as an improvement.

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Turkey Shoot Weekend

Posted on Thursday, November 28th, 2019

3 Stooges ThanksgivingAt times, the extended Thanksgiving weekend has put up July 4th-like numbers. This year, we’re more likely to see booze-infused domestics, shopping idiocy and run-of-the-mill Chicago-style stupidity than a summer weekend rerun.

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 28 wounded
2018 Thanksgiving weekend: 4 killed, 20 wounded
2017 Thanksgiving weekend: 8 killed, 37 wounded
2016 Thanksgiving weekend: 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 11/27
2:30p 6500 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/20
7:50p 900 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/31
Thanksgiving
12:35a 900 W 83rd, Auburn Gresham, M/19
12:35a 900 W 83rd, Auburn Gresham, M/27
3:55a 900 N Lawler, Austin, M/40
5:10a 4300 W 18th, North Lawndale, M/25
11:45a 3600 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/23
11:45a 3600 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/28
2:35p 9600 S Merrion, South Deering, M/29
3:45p 100 W 114th, Roseland, M/12
6:40p 2500 W 60th, Chicago Lawn, M/33
9:05p 7500 S May, Auburn Gresham, M/18
Black Friday
2:30a 4800 S Archer, Archer Heights, M/26
1:35p 3100 W 40th, Brighton Park, M/17
5:45p 2300 S Drake, Little Village, F/14
10:40p 100 E 33rd, Douglas, M/24
Saturday 11/30
2:30a 5100 W Thomas, Austin, M/50
1:35p 5300 S Paulina, New City, M/31 (selfie)
4:00p 6400 S Laflin, Englewood, M/37
6:10p 7100 S Sanagmon, Englewood, M/24
9:30p 9500 S Avalon, Pullman, F/19
Sunday 12/1
3:25a 10500 S Indiana, Roseland, F/21
3:25a 10500 S Indiana, Roseland, F/21
4:05a 6400 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/38
10:30a 1900 E 79th, South Shore, M/44
1:35p 200 E 35th, Douglas, M/25
2:00p 7400 S Vincennes, Grand Crossing, M/23
4:45p 5200 W Chicago, Austin, M/39 (CCW)
8:30p 4700 S Loomis, New City, M/19
9:20p 4000 W 26th, Little Village, M/24
10:30p 4000 S Calumet, Grand Boulevard, M/31
No Accountability Monday
Slumpin’ Hennessy Ed Has Been Shitcanned

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Max HeadroomLast year witnessed a crime of poverty hampering Thanksgiving weekend blizzard while this year was blizzard free.

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 20 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 1 killed, 7 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 20 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 11/22
1:35p 11000 S Throop, Morgan Park, M/16
10:50p 3400 N Kedzie, Avondale, M/30
10:50p 3400 N Kedzie, Avondale, M/35
11:10p 1987 – Max Headroom Incident
11:45p 1300 N Sedgwick, Near North Side, M/28
11:59p 1200 S Throop, Near West Side, M/20
Saturday 11/23
1:50a 6900 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, M/22
1:50a 6900 S Indiana, Grand Crossing, M/30
2:05a 1100 N Menard, Austin, M/33
2:10a 4200 W 25th, Little Village, M/20
2:15a 8500 S Justine, Auburn Gresham, F/21
2:15a 8500 S Justine, Auburn Gresham, M/25
4:20a 4500 S Drexel, Kenwood, M/31
11:15a 700 W Taylor, Near West Side, F/19
6:10p 800 N Massasoit, Austin, M/34
8:15p 11100 S State, Roseland, M/19
9:30p 1500 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/20
11:00p 900 E 47th, Kenwood, M/22
Sunday 11/24
3:25p 400 W 77th, Grand Crossing, M/24
4:05p 6100 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/14
4:05p 6100 S Carpenter, Englewood, M/14
6:20p 4000 W 59th, West Elsdon, M/39
8:30p 4800 W Fulton, Austin, M/18
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to early Black Friday sales

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 15th, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked Gun

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 29 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 2 killed, 20 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 1 killed, 12 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 20 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 11/15
1:15p 13000 S Ellis, Pullman, M/27
3:30p 5200 S Ashland, New City, M/16
3:30p 5200 S Ashland, New City, F/18
6:10p 3100 W Polk, Garfield Park, F/20
6:10p 3100 W Polk, Garfield Park, M/21
8:00p 4500 S Hermitage, New City, M/27
Saturday 11/16
1:55a 3200 S Lowe, Bridgeport, M/20
2:05a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/28
2:05a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/37
2:05a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/38
3:15a 5300 W Ferdinand, Austin, M/26
10:10a 1600 E 79th, South Shore, M/23
10:10a 1600 E 79th, South Shore, M/49
4:50p 2000 E 70th, South Shore, M/31
8:20p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/28
9:45p 800 W 50th, New City, M/17
11:10p 100 W 109th, Roseland, M/36
Sunday 11/17
12:50a 5000 W Madison, Austin, M/22
1:35a 500 N Menard, Austin, M/31
2:05a 4000 E 106th, East Side, M/22
2:30a 5600 S Wabash, Washington Park, M/25
2:45a 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, F/19
2:45a 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/21
2:45a 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/27
3:40a 3700 S Damen, Mckinley Park, M/17
3:40a 3700 S Damen, Mckinley Park, M/27
4:15a 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, F/24
2:10p 200 S Lavergne, Austin, M/17
4:20p 5700 S LaSalle, Englewood, M/55
8:45p 6500 S Marshfield, Englewood, M/26
10:00p 2800 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/17
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled since quota met or exceeded.

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2019

Chief WiggumSlumpin’ Hennessy Ed steps down and an LAPD interloper will take over for the time being while the mayor looks for the ideal caricature representation of “Chicago Values”.

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 17 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 3 killed, 17 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 1 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 11/8
1:00p 1500 W 63rd, Englewood, M/50
3:50p 4400 W Fullerton, Hermosa, M/20
5:40p 3300 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/28
10:30p 300 N Hamlin, Garfield Park, M/37
Saturday 11/9
3:00a 2200 N Moody, Belmont Cragin, F/20
3:20a 900 E 83rd, Chatham, M/49
7:55a 1400 N Lawler, Austin, M/37
11:55a 4900 W Adams, Austin, M/22
1:35p 7100 S May, Englewood, M/63
3:50p 1600 W Jonquil, Rogers Park, M/19
4:20p 4800 S Throop, Bridgeport, M/32
Sunday 11/10
2:10a 7600 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/47
3:20a 2800 W 26th, Little Village, M/20
3:20a 2800 W 26th, Little Village, M/20
3:25a 1500 N Linder, Austin, F/21
4:00a 100 S Cicero, Austin, M/?
12:45p 2100 S Albany, Little Village, M/24
12:45p 2100 S Albany, Little Village, F/27
12:45p 2100 S Albany, Little Village, M/31
6:25p 1900 E 71st, South Shore, M/32
7:35p 7900 S Union, Auburn Gresham, M/25
9:00p 1400 E 76th, South Shore, M/46
No Accountability Monday
2:05a 5300 W Irving Park, Portage Park, M/28

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked Gun

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 15 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 14 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 13 wounded

Friday 11/1
12:40p 7900 S Avalon, Avalon Park, F/58
11:20p 700 N Central Park, Humboldt Park, M/17 (selfie)
Saturday 11/2
12:25a 5400 W Parker, Belmont Cragin, M/31
2:55a 10100 S Calumet, Roseland, M/40
2:45p 9100 S Aberdeen, Washington Heights, M/27
4:50p 10900 S Vernon, Roseland, M/33

7:20p 5200 S Racine, New City, M/32
9:20p 100 W 69th, Grand Crossing, M/32
11:15p 11100 S Emerald, Roseland, M/15
Sunday 11/3
3:05a 606 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/42
3:10a 1300 N Hudson, Near North Side, M/42
3:20a 2300 W School, North Center, M/29
4:15a 1000 W 103rd, Washington Heights, M/?
3:30p 1600 S Homan, North Lawndale, F/13
4:05p 4000 S Prairie, Grand Boulevard, F/22
8:50p 2400 W Hirsh, West Town, M/25
10:55p 8500 S Damen, Auburn Gresham, M/21
No Accountability Monday
2:50a 4300 N Troy, Irving Park, M/35
4:20a 4900 N Kimball, Albany Park, M/43

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

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October Wrap-up

Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent If Slumpin’ Hennessy Ed and his 16 shots and a (DUI) coverup is to take credit for the slowing stupidity, then it would be advantageous to keep his tab open.

October 2019: 40 killed, 192 wounded
October 2018: 54 killed, 209 wounded
October 2017: 59 killed, 227 wounded
October 2016: 82 killed, 348 wounded
October 2015: 31 killed, 203 wounded
October 2014: 39 killed, 215 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 37 (92%) shot & killed
  • A person killed every 18 hours, 26 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 3 hours, 52 minutes
  • Everyday tallied at least two shot
  • 9 days were homicide-free
  • 1 mass shooting leaves 5 dead
  • Zero police-involved shootings
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • 42 in serious or critical condition
  • 35 males killed vs 5 females
  • 29 Blacks killed vs 3 Hispanics vs 7 Whites
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 31
  • Youngest homicide victim, 15, oldest, 65
  • 31 teenagers shot, 10 killed
  • 13 grazed
  • 5 selfies
  • 13 #ShotInTheAss
  • 44 shot by the State of Indiana

Like the Cubs, our October forecast of 50 homicides with another 200 shot and wounded was a bit outside of the ballpark. With last November being a “more dead, less lead” sort of affair with 48 homicides and an additional 129 wounded along with the fact we’re already seeing snow, we’re looking for 40 homicides plus another 150 wounded. This would keep our year end homicide forecast of 520-540 unchanged and on target.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 25th, 2019

Interesting Halloween

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 39 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 2 killed, 23 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 17 killed, 45 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 15 wounded

Friday 10/25
12:30p 1500 S Kenneth, North Lawndale, M/29
2:20p 3400 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/39
3:15p 6400 S Morgan, Englewood, M/26
7:45p 4700 W Gladys, Austin, M/23
10:30p 7800 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/13
10:30p 7800 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/32
10:30p 7800 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/41
Saturday 10/26
12:25a 1900 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/27
3:40a 600 N Cicero, Austin, M/20
3:40a 600 N Cicero, Austin, M/22
1:55p 5000 S Aberdeen, New City, F/?
1:55p 5000 S Aberdeen, New City, M/?
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
10:15p 300 W 83rd, Chatham, M/21
Sunday 10/27
1:00a 5400 W Congress, Austin, M/21
2:20a 100 W 104th, Roseland, M/19
2:10p 3700 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/22
3:35p 5900 W Division, Austin, M/24
3:45p 4800 W Jackson, Austin, M/26
3:45p 4800 W Jackson, Austin, M/32
4:00p 200 E 69th, Grand Crossing, M/23
4:00p 200 E 69th, Grand Crossing, F/61
5:40p 7900 S Lafayette, Chatham, M/29
9:25p 800 N Lavergne, Austin, M/29
10:00p 3400 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/14
10:15p 3800 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/26
No Accountability Monday
12:30a 4700 S Halsted, New City, M/24

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 18th, 2019

HomerWhile the City and the CTfU continue to haggle over how much more the serfs will pony up, the usual nonsense continues in the usual places while the police superintendent is asleep at the wheel.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 38 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 10 killed, 20 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 29 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 35 wounded

Friday 10/18
2:40p 3500 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/20
7:45p 1700 W Farwell, Rogers Park, M/16 (selfie)
7:55p 3100 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/18
7:55p 3100 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/26
8:00p 100 E 120th, West Pullman, M/27
11:25p 4700 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/45
11:45p 1100 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, F/40
Saturday 10/19
2:25a 5200 W Division, Austin, M/27
3:50a 1000 E 80th, Chatham, M/?
1:25p 7900 S California, Ashburn, F/56
2:05p 100 E 112th, Roseland, M/29
3:00p 5300 S Ashland, New City, F/52
4:45p 6200 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/28
4:45p 6200 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/18 (selfie)
5:00p 4100 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/21
6:20p 800 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/41
8:00p 600 E 71st, Grand Crossing, M/43
8:35p 1300 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/13
8:35p 1300 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/14
8:35p 1300 S Independence, North Lawndale, F/23
9:10p 2900 W Harrison, Garfield Park, M/39
9:50p 7900 S Western, Ashburn, M/26 (good)
10:00p 3400 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/16
10:00p 3400 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/16
10:00p 3400 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, F/17
10:35p 7000 S Cornell, South Shore, M/20
11:00p 1500 N Cicero, Austin, M/53
Sunday 10/20
1:05a 300 W 95th, Roseland, F/29
1:05a 300 W 95th, Roseland, M/34
5:25a 200 N Laflin, Near West Side, M/21
5:25a 200 N Laflin, Near West Side, M/22
6:20a 1800 W Maypole, Near West Side, M/22
6:35a 3000 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/27
9:35a 3100 W 23rd, Little Village, M/30
5:25p 6600 S Bishop, Englewood, M/20
6:45p 5900 S Paulina, Englewood, F/26
6:45p 5900 S Paulina, Englewood, M/51
7:20p 7500 S Chappell, South Shore, M/28
10:55p 300 E 53rd, Washington Park, M/20
10:55p 300 E 53rd, Washington Park, M/23
No Accountability Monday
12:05a 5500 W North, Austin, M/24
12:05a 5500 W North, Austin, M/29
12:05a 5500 W North, Austin, M/31

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 11th, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunA 25° drop in temps is an overtime-free, surefire way to slow the stupidity… aside from the occasional mass shooting.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 20 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 26 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 20 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 22 wounded

Friday 10/11
8:40p 4600 W Barry, Hermosa, M/30
Saturday 10/12
1:50a 8200 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/40
1:50a 1700 W 51st, New City, M/23
2:45p 1000 N Springfield, Humboldt Park, M/19
3:55p 400 N Mayfield, Austin, F/22
5:15p 5100 W Division, Austin, M/36
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, M/61
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, M/?
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/66
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/?
5:30p 6700 W Irving Park, Dunning, F/52

5:55p 8600 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/14
5:55p 8600 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/26
6:40p 10400 S Green, Washington Heights, M/24
6:45p 7500 S Dobson, Grand Crossing, F/30
6:45p 7500 S Dobson, Grand Crossing, M/30
Sunday 10/13
12:40a 1800 N Mason, Austin, M/24
2:25a 7500 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, M/22
2:20a 8400 S Kenneth, Ashburn, M/27
4:05a 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/20
5:20a 2900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/36
3:50p 4900 W Armitage, Belmont Cragin, M/22
5:20p 200 N Latrobe, Austin, M/21
7:30p 8300 S Burnham, South Chicago, M/23
7:40p 1000 N Menard, Austin, M/22
11:40p 5200 S Peoria, New City, M/3
No Accountability Monday
2:20a 300 S Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/29

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2019

The Joker

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 13 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 15 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 10 killed, 28 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 16 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 18 wounded

Friday 10/4
1:15p 4800 S California, Brighton Park, M/18
11:25p 7700 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/9
Saturday 10/5
1:00a 3000 W 64th, Chicago Lawn, M/30
1:55a 6100 S Hermitage, Englewood, M/40
2:15a 5900 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/32
4:00a 1100 S Richmond, North Lawndale, M/22
3:30p 6200 N Ridge, West Ridge, F/49
3:30p 6200 N Ridge, West Ridge, M/28
5:00p 3200 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/23
8:50p 5100 W Henderson, Portage Park, M/24
11:05p 13300 S Indiana, Riverdale, M/38
Sunday 10/6
3:50a 11400 S Davol, Morgan Park, F/17
3:50a 11400 S Davol, Morgan Park, M/20
3:55a 48 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/20
5:25a 7200 S Chappel, South Shore, M/48
12:50p 7000 S Justine, Englewood, M/20
10:10p 1500 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/32
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to inactivity

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

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September Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent Warmer weather allowed for a steady stream of stupid to run up the highest homicide tally since May’s 57.

September 2019: 52 killed, 213 wounded
September 2018: 49 killed, 207 wounded
September 2017: 61 killed, 273 wounded
September 2016: 69 killed, 301 wounded
September 2015: 63 killed, 303 wounded
September 2014: 46 killed, 211 wounded
September 2013: 42 killed, 154 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 49 (94%) shot & killed
  • 2 (4%) stabbed
  • 1 (2%) strangled
  • A person killed every 14 hours, 6 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 2 hours, 45 minutes
  • Everyday tallied at least three shot
  • 10 days were homicide-free
  • 94% of homicides were on South & West sides
  • Two ongoing “death investigations”
  • One police-involved shooting
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • 35 in serious or critical condition
  • 48 males killed vs 3 females
  • 42 Blacks killed vs 8 Hispanics vs 1 White
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 29
  • Youngest homicide victim, 15, oldest, 65
  • 59 teenagers shot, 8 killed
  • 7 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 11 #ShotInTheAss
  • 52 shot by the State of Indiana

Last October posted 54 homicides with an additional 209 shot and wounded. This October, we’re looking for another 50 homicides with another 200 cases of lead poisoning. The current trend puts 2019’s final numbers in the 520-540 homicides range which would be just good enough for a “crime is down” parade down State St on New Years Day.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019

Fozzie Bear Face Palm

Final Stupidity Tally: 2 killed, 18 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 7 killed, 14 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 13 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 32 wounded

Friday 9/27
5:20p 1900 E 71st, South Shore, M/5mo (grazed)
5:20p 1900 E 71st, South Shore, M/28
5:20p 1900 E 71st, South Shore, M/65
7:25p Drop-off at the Stitch-N-Go, M/26
8:35p 7800 S Essex, South Shore, M/49
9:30p 900 W 53rd, New City, M/24
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
Saturday 9/28
2:55a 7100 S Constance, South Shore, M/26
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
3:50p 1500 W 89th, Auburn Gresham, M/22
4:00p 700 N Cicero, Austin, M/22
4:00p 700 N Cicero, Austin, F/28
5:00p 1800 S Throop, Lower West Side, M/27
5:30p 4900 W Jackson, Austin, M/18
6:20p 3800 W Grand, Humboldt Park, M/44
9:00p 1800 N Drake, Humboldt Park, M/33
Sunday 9/29
12:20a 4800 W Van Buren, Austin, M/15
12:20a 4800 W Van Buren, Austin, M/36
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
3:40a 6300 S Whipple, Chicago Lawn, M/16
5:50a 400 W Oak, Near North Side, M/46
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
3:35p 9900 S Winston, Washington Heights, M/20
No Accountability Monday
5:20a 100 E 103rd, Roseland, F/18

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 20th, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked Gun

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 24 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 36 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 11 killed, 46 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 53 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 9/20
2:10p 2400 W 73rd, Chicago Lawn, M/29
2:20p 4100 S California, Brighton Park, M/15
2:30p 4300 S Washtenaw, Brighton Park, M/17
4:45p 12400 S Parnell, West Pullman, M/41
7:35p 700 W 100th, Washington Heights, M/24
8:40p 7600 S Drexel, Grand Crossing, F/23
8:45p 3900 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/14
8:45p 3900 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/14
8:45p 3900 W Arthington, Garfield Park, M/39
10:05p 6200 S Seeley, Englewood, M/33
11:45p 6200 S Yale, Englewood, M/28
Saturday 9/21
12:05a 4400 W Congress, Garfield Park, F/25
12:10a 5400 S Laflin, New City, F/21
12:30a 2300 S St. Louis, Little Village, M/23
12:30a 2300 S St. Louis, Little Village, F/45
2:10a 2300 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/18
8:40a 6500 S Winchester, Englewood, M/40 (PO Shot)
2:50p 300 N Homan, Garfield Park, F/18
3:35p 6400 S Bell, Chicago Lawn, M/45 (See above)
7:20p 11200 S Michigan, Roseland, M/18 (CCW)
7:20p 11200 S Michigan, Roseland, M/42
7:20p 11200 S Michigan, Roseland, M/51
10:35p 400 W 117th, West Pullman, M/31
11:55p 6700 S Loomis, Englewood, M/14
Sunday 9/22
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
1:45p 8500 S Morgan, Auburn Gresham, M/24
5:55p 8300 S Maryland, Chatham, M/21
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
8:25p 12100 S Loomis, West Pullman, M/54
8:35p 9400 S Yale, Roseland, M/29
11:45p 3000 N Kimball, Avondale, M/22
No Accountability Monday
12:35a 2300 W 21st, Lower West Side, M/32

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked Gun

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 21 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 23 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 11 killed, 31 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 38 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 47 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday the 13th
4:50p 4300 S Halsted, New City, M/27
5:25p 8300 S Emerald, Auburn Gresham, M/38
6:30p 4200 S Mozart, Brighton Park, M/19
6:30p 4200 S Mozart, Brighton Park, M/21
8:00p 5100 W Belmont, Portage Park, M/46
9:10p 3600 S Indiana, Douglas, M/22

9:10p 3600 S Indiana, Douglas, F/18
9:10p 3600 S Indiana, Douglas, F/22
11:30p 6000 S La Salle, Englewood, M/29
Saturday 9/14
12:45a 8200 S Marquette, South Chicago, M/15
1:05a 500 N Lawler, Austin, M/28
1:25a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/22
1:25a 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/233
2:00a 2300 S Oakley, Lower West Side, M/26
2:05a 7500 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/23
2:05a 7500 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/24
2:35a 8300 S Peoria, Auburn Gresham, M/23
6:05a 1800 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/30
2:25p 11000 S Bishop, Morgan Park, M/33

8:40p 1400 W 73rd, Englewood, M/49 (selfie)
11:05p 50 N Western, Near West Side, M/24
Sunday 9/15
1:05a 2800 W 23rd, Little Village, M/23
2:05a 400 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, M/35 (story)
2:40a 200 E 55th, Washington Park, M/36
3:00a 5100 S Maplewood, Gage Park, F/21
3:55a 12000 S Stewart, West Pullman, M/21
6:35a 9700 S University, Pullman, F/47
9:30a 220 W Garfield, Fuller Park, M/21 (selfie)
No Accountability Monday
1:00a 600 W 31st, Bridgeport, M/25
1:05a 700 N St. Louis, Humboldt Park, M/23
3:55a 4000 N Naragansett, Portage Park, M/29

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, September 6th, 2019

Indiana - The Cause of all of Chicago's ProblemsThis weekend, Hoosier forces will continue to wage their cowardly loophole conflict upon peaceful, unsuspecting denizens of Chicago.

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 36 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 16 wounded

Friday 9/6
4:55p 400 E 91st, Chatham, M/17
6:35p 3800 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/24
9:45p 8300 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/19
11:45p 2900 S Union, Bridgeport, F/20
11:50p ER Walk-in @ the Stitch-N-Go, M/29
Saturday 9/7
1:15a 2200 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/21
1:15a 2200 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/43
2:20a 11300 S Harvard, Roseland, F/19
3:35a 3900 W Cermak, North Lawndale, M/26
4:30a 500 N Pine, Austin, F/26
6:15a 3900 W 31st, Little Village, M/26
6:15a 3900 W 31st, Little Village, M/38
6:15a 3900 W 31st, Little Village, M/46
3:25p 2700 W Glenlake, West Ridge, M/15
7:30p 6300 S Parnell, Englewood, M/31
9:35p 13200 S Langley, Riverdale, M/19
10:10p 1200 W 64th, Englewood, M/15
11:40p 2900 W Chicago, West Town, M/29
Sunday 9/8
12:45a 5600 S Prairie, Washington Park, M/34
2:20a 4700 W Polk, Austin, M/49
2:40a 5400 W Haddon, Austin, F/19
2:40a 5400 W Haddon, Austin, M/21
3:15a 3200 W Cermak, Little Village, M/36
3:30a 1700 N Rockwell, West Town, M/45
4:50a 600 N Cicero, Austin, M/19
4:50a 600 N Cicero, Austin, M/19
5:00a 4000 W Arthington, Garfield Park, F/25
5:15a 2100 N Maplewood, Logan Square, M/25
10:30a 3300 W 16th, North Lawndale, M/34
2:50p 900 N Lockwood, Austin, M/27
7:00p 5400 S Lawndale, West Elsdon, M/?
8:30p 2100 S Fairfield, Little Village, M/34
9:30p 900 W 52nd, New City, F/17
11:15p 900 N Long, Austin, M/49

No Accountability Monday
3:10a 7500 S Coles, South Shore, M/32

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

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Summer Lovin’

Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Bozo's Grand Prize GameAt the start of the Summer Shooting Season, we predicted 200 homicides and an additional 950 shot and wounded thinking that record breaking Spring rains would have delayed the stupidity. However, our forecast fell short and found itself hanging out with 2014 instead.

Summer ’19*: 167 killed, 892 wounded
Summer ’18: 209 killed, 921 wounded
Summer ’17: 240 killed, 1,065 wounded
Summer ’16: 276 killed, 1,283 wounded
Summer ’15: 212 dead, 998 wounded
Summer ’14: 169 dead, 847 wounded

A breakdown of the Season’s stupidity shows:

  • 152 (91%) shot & killed
  • 12 (7%) stabbed
  • 3 (2%) killed via other means
  • A person killed every 14 hours, 36 minutes
  • A person shot & wounded every 2 hours, 44 minutes
  • Everyday tallied at least one shooting
  • 87% of homicides were on South & West sides
  • At least 18 ongoing “death investigations”
  • 4 police-involved shootings, 2 fatal
  • 12 homicide-linked arrests
  • 169 in serious or critical condition
  • 148 males killed vs 19 females
  • Average age of a homicide victim, 30
  • Youngest homicide victim, 1, oldest, 70
  • 154 teenagers shot, 21 killed
  • 48 grazed
  • 22 selfies
  • 54 #ShotInTheAss
  • 208 shot by the State of Indiana

The current trend puts 2019’s final numbers in the range of 480-520 homicides with 2,500 total people shot. Those numbers would be good enough for a “crime is down” parade down State St.

* Length of each summer: 12p Friday of Memorial Day weekend thru 6a Tuesday of Labor Day weekend. 2014, 16, 17, 18 & 19 = 101 days, 18 hours or 2,442 hours. 2015 = 108 days, 18 hours or 2,610 hours.

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Summer’s Finale

Posted on Friday, August 30th, 2019

Closing Scene from The Blues BrothersLabor Day weekend means yet another Summer Shooting Season is drawing to a close. Since opening day on Friday, May 24th, we’ve tallied 166 homicides plus nearly 900 shot & wounded.

Final Stupidity Tally: 11 killed, 38 wounded
2018 Labor Day weekend: 11 killed, 21 wounded
2017 Labor Day weekend: 7 killed, 40 wounded
2016 Labor Day weekend: 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 8/30
1:35p 7300 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, M/34
Saturday 8/31
12:20a 8700 S Burley, South Chicago, M/42
1:40a 8600 S Calumet, Chatham, M/21
3:10a 1300 W 87th, Auburn Gresham, M/30
4:45a 3200 W LeMoyne, Humboldt Park, M/17
4:45a 3200 W LeMoyne, Humboldt Park, M/23
5:00a 4000 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/20
5:10a 1500 N Long, Austin, M/26
5:10a 1500 N Long, Austin, M/28
9:40a 5300 W Monroe, Austin, F/51
11:00a 7500 S Colfax, South Shore, M/44

12:50p 6700 S Bell, Chicago Lawn, M/17
5:50p 7100 S Paulina, Englewood, M/26
5:50p 7100 S Paulina, Englewood, M/32

5:50p 7100 S Paulina, Englewood, F/25
5:50p 7100 S Paulina, Englewood, M/27
5:50p 7100 S Paulina, Englewood, M/37
9:00p 6200 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/35
9:40p 6800 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/32
11:20p 10200 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/30
Sunday 9/1
12:00a 3200 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/29
2:20a 5100 W Washington, Austin, M/15
2:45a 6100 S St. Lawrence, Woodlawn, M/27

2:45a 6100 S St. Lawrence, Woodlawn, F/34
3:45a 1200 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/22 (selfie)
3:55a 5100 S Pulaski, Archer Heights, M/37
3:55a 5100 S Pulaski, Archer Heights, M/38
5:00a 3300 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/29
5:55a 3200 W 66th, Chicago Lawn, M/29
6:20a Dan Ryan @ 47th, Fuller Park, M/?
1:05p 6900 S Campbell, Chicago Lawn, M/20
1:50p 3900 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/19
4:15p 10200 S Prairie, Roseland, M/52
4:50p 1300 W 110th, Morgan Park, M/19
6:35p 6500 S Claremont, Chicago Lawn, M/17
6:45p 700 E 103rd, Pullman, M/25
7:00p 1500 N California, West Town, M/42
7:00p 1500 N California, West Town, M/?
Labor Day
12:30a 4400 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/35
2:20a 3100 W 25th, Little Village, F/23
2:20a 3100 W 25th, Little Village, M/31
12:05p 1700 E 85th, Avalon Park, M/22
7:10p 9500 S Yale, Roseland, M/15
11:05p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/22
11:05p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/32
11:05p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/34
11:05p 6200 S King, Washington Park, M/51
Indiana’s Fault Tuesday
12:50a 200 N La Crosse, Austin, F/18
1:20a 8500 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/32

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Tire fire

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 29 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 26 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 15 killed, 57 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 30 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 36 wounded

Friday 8/23
12:10p 2800 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/27
12:10p 2800 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/36
1:45p 700 N Parkside, Austin, M/33
2:05p 1000 E 132nd, Riverdale, M/23
4:30p 3100 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/22
8:15p 4200 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, F/28
8:15p 4200 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/34
8:25p 1800 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/26
8:25p 1800 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/26
10:40p 5100 S Michigan, Washington Park, M/45
Saturday 8/24
12:05a 9500 S University, Pullman, M/60
1:50a 400 W 88th, Roseland, M/19
4:05a 600 E 75th, Grand Crossing, M/24
9:45a 2200 S Kirkland, North Lawndale, M/38
11:25a 9300 S Halsted, Washington Heights, M/36
2:40p 6700 S Ada, Englewood, M/29
4:40p 3700 W Ohio, Humboldt Park, M/22
6:40p 200 E 41st, Grand Boulevard, M/27

Sunday 8/25
1:35a 7900 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/26
1:35a 7900 S Wood, Auburn Gresham, M/37
1:40a 2800 W 21st, Little Village, M/26
2:30a 5400 W Iowa, Austin, M/32
3:20a 11600 S Sangamon, West Pullman, M/27
3:25a 8400 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/?
3:35a 8200 S Maryland, Chatham, M/17
3:35a 8200 S Maryland, Chatham, M/20
3:35a 8200 S Maryland, Chatham, F/24
3:35a 8200 S Maryland, Chatham, F/?
4:30a 7600 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/26
4:30a 7600 S Sangamon, Auburn Gresham, M/33
9:10p 10300 S Wallace, Roseland, M/18
9:25p 3200 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/33
9:25p 3200 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/41
11:55p 6200 S Rhodes, Woodlawn, F/36
No Accountability Monday
3:20a 800 N Homan, Humboldt Park, M/20
5:25a 3900 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/23

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

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Air Show Weekend

Posted on Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Biplane CrashWe now join our non-accountable crimes of poverty already in progress.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 9 killed, 52 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 9 killed, 55 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 49 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 35 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 8 killed, 44 wounded

Friday 8/16
4:00p 1100 S Kostner, North Lawndale, F/29
4:00p 1100 S Kostner, North Lawndale, M/37

5:00p 5000 S Washington Park, Grand Boulevard, M/27
10:40p 8000 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/22
11:05p 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/28
11:05p 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/31
11:05p 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/35
Saturday 8/17
1:45a 5900 S Elizabeth, Englewood, M/35
4:20a 3400 W Pierce, Humboldt Park, M/45
4:50a 9200 S Ellis, Burnside, F/13
5:10a 3700 W Thomas, Humboldt Park, F/17
5:10a 3700 W Thomas, Humboldt Park, M/32
2:35p 7200 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/22
4:30p 3900 N Oak Park, Dunning, M/72
6:30p 1000 N Mayfield, Austin, M/52
8:30p 6400 S Lowe, Englewood, M/26
9:15p 2500 W Division, West Town, M/29
9:40p 7600 S Exchange, South Shore, M/19
10:00p ER Walk-in, M/24
11:40p 6100 S King, Washington Park, M/34
Sunday 8/18
12:20a 3500 S Rhodes, Douglas, M/44
3:55a 1200 E 73rd, Grand Crossing, M/27
4:20a 5100 S Prairie, Washington Park, F/46
4:55a 800 N Homan, Humboldt Park, F/23
4:55a 800 N Homan, Humboldt Park, F/26
4:55a 800 N Homan, Humboldt Park, M/23
☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂
4:35p 5400 W Walton, Austin, M/29
6:00p 7200 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, M/57
7:05p 9800 S Crilly, East Side, M/25
9:00p 3300 W North, Humboldt Park, M/25
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to poor ticket sales

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

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Gone Fishin’

Posted on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Gone Fishin'We’re taking some time off which means minimal updates, unless the wheels come off. We’ll be back late Sunday for the usual round-up of the weekend’s stupidity.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, August 9th, 2019

Wheels coming offFollowing yet another Shootapalooza shitshow, expect more of the same while No Accountability Monday yields nothing of value other than petulance about tweets and stats.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 46 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 1 killed, 37 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 11 killed, 34 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 12 killed, 44 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 6 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 31 wounded

Friday 8/9
4:10p 3400 N Cicero, Portage Park, M/19
6:30p 3300 W Cermak, Little Village, M/31
6:30p 3300 W Cermak, Little Village, M/34
8:50p 100 E 114th, Roseland, M/16
10:00p 7500 N Paulina, Rogers Park, M/40
11:30p 3600 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/14
11:30p 7300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, F/20
11:30p 7300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/23
11:30p 7300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/24
11:30p 7300 S Artesian, Chicago Lawn, M/29
Saturday 8/10
12:35a 4200 W Van Buren, Garfield Park, M/28
1:35a 8600 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/28
1:55a 3400 W 24th, Little Village, M/16
1:55a 600 N Sawyer, Humboldt Park, M/19

2:00a 900 S Western, Near West Side, M/31
2:40a 3700 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/27
6:25a 4500 W West End, Garfield Park, F/?
11:40a 8700 S Exchange, South Chicago, M/25
11:55a 2500 S Sawyer, Little Village, M/34
6:05p 2500 W Touhy, West Ridge, M/34
6:15p 3300 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/47
8:45p 4000 S Ellis, Oakland, M/39

8:45p 4000 S Ellis, Oakland, M/43
9:00p 600 S Racine, Near West Side, M/20
10:35p 5700 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/25
10:35p 5700 S Aberdeen, Englewood, M/42
11:35p 4100 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/30
11:35p 5000 W Huron, Austin, M/38
Sunday 8/11
12:10a 7100 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/29
1:15a 3500 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/21
2:00a 3000 W 38th, Brighton Park, M/30
2:15a 100 N La Crosse, Austin, M/36
2:30a 200 W 63rd, Englewood, M/?
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/25
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, F/27
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, F/32
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, F/32
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, F/37
2:45a 3500 W Lake, Garfield Park, F/38
3:55a 1200 N Cleaver, West Town, M/23
4:10a 2900 S Dearborn, Douglas, M/37
6:35a 200 S Keeler, Garfield Park, M/21
6:50a 1200 W 82nd, Auburn Gresham, M/24
11:15a 6800 S Hamlin, West Lawn, M/27
3:55p 1000 N Monticello, Humboldt Park, F/8
6:05p 11500 S Yale, West Pullman, M/69
8:25p 8500 S Marquette, South Chicago, M/29
8:40p 7600 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, M/30
8:45p 8600 S Elizabeth, Auburn Gresham, M/37
9:35p 10000 S Michigan, Roseland, M/24
No Accountability Monday
5:50a 5000 W Washington, Austin, M/40

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

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Shootapalooza Weekend

Posted on Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Shootapalooza Last year’s Shootapalooza tallied a record setting 49 shot in a single day. This year went for an encore performance, but fell flat with only 32 shot on Sunday.

Final Shootapalooza tally: 8 killed, 47 wounded
Shootapalooza 2018: 14 killed, 61 wounded
Shootapalooza 2017: 4 killed, 30 wounded
Shootapalooza 2016: 10 killed, 42 wounded
Shootapalooza 2015: 3 killed, 44 wounded
Shootapalooza 2014: 1 killed, 28 wounded

Friday 8/2
12:55p 3300 S California, Little Village, M/51
1:10p 6th District Station, M/? (Cop selfie)
3:50p 6800 S Normal, Englewood, M/14
7:20p 1900 S Millard, North Lawndale, M/19
7:20p 6700 S Parnell, Englewood, M/5
9:50p 3700 W George, Avondale, M/35
11:25p 7700 S South Chicago, Avalon Park, M/29
Saturday 8/3
12:00a 100 W 103rd, Roseland, M/19
12:00a 100 W 103rd, Roseland, M/36
1:05a 9100 S Baltimore, South Chicago, M/21
1:55a 2000 W 70th, Englewood, F/39
2:25a 4600 W Monroe, Austin, M/23
2:25a 4600 W Monroe, Austin, M/28
3:35a 8000 S Stewart, Chatham, M/25
3:35a 8000 S Stewart, Chatham, M/27
4:35a 6900 N Ashland, Rogers Park, M/25
4:45a 100 S Leamington, Austin, M/23
9:40a 12300 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/38
1:30p 7300 S Stewart, Englewood, M/23
3:10p 300 E 132nd, Riverdale, M/22
10:15p 1400 S St. Louis, North Lawndale, M/16
Sunday 8/4
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, F/19
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/20
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/21
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/21
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/22
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/23
1:20a 2900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, F/25
2:35a 1200 S Troy, North Lawndale, F/?
2:35a 1200 S Troy, North Lawndale, F/26
3:50a 5600 W Potomac, Austin, F/21
3:50a 5600 W Potomac, Austin, M/22
3:50a 5600 W Potomac, Austin, M/23
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/33
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/14
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, F/19
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, F/21
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/27
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/28
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/28
3:45a 1800 S Kildare, North Lawndale, M/35
4:10a 4100 W Adams, Garfield Park, F/30
4:20a 3900 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/54
4:50a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/23
4:50a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/24
4:50a 3300 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/38
5:45p 1900 W Garfield, New City, M/56
5:45p 1900 W Garfield, New City, M/47
9:40p 3400 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/22
10:15p 5600 W Bloomingdale, Austin, M/21
10:15p 5600 W Bloomingdale, Austin, F/21
10:15p 6900 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, M/21
10:15p 6900 S Wentworth, Grand Crossing, F/20
No Accountability Monday
3:10a 6500 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, M/54
4:40a 2400 W Gladys, Near West Side, M/27

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

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July Wrap-up

Posted on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Carnac the MagnificentBy July standards, this July posted below average numbers in the deceased column which will result in slightly less “unacceptable” and more “much more work remains to be done” proclamations.

July 2019: 45 killed, 288 wounded
July 2018: 67 killed, 265 wounded
July 2017: 82 killed, 354 wounded
July 2016: 74 killed, 381 wounded
July 2015: 58 killed, 271 wounded
July 2014: 47 killed, 277 wounded
July 2013: 56 killed, 209 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 40 shot & killed
  • 1 fatal police-involved shooting
  • 1 fatal friendly fire incident
  • 5 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged over 10 people shot per day
  • 8 days were homicide-free
  • Weekends tallied 2/3rds of homicides
  • 7 death investigations
  • 51 in serious or critical condition
  • 38 males killed vs 7 females
  • 45 teenagers shot, 4 fatally
  • Youngest victim, 1, oldest, 57
  • 39 of 45 (86.6%) victims are black
  • 18 grazed
  • 10 selfies
  • 17 #ShotInTheAss

We didn’t post a forecast for July given the early onset of the annual July 4th Shitshow of the Year, but we were looking for around 60 homicides (whiffed). Looking ahead, August has consistently put up 55 or 56 homicides for 4 of the last 6 years. We’re not going to bet against the house, even at a poorly located casino, so we’ll go with 55 homicides and an additional 275 shot and wounded. This puts us right around last year’s 56/304 deadly duo.

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, July 26th, 2019

Bozo's Grand Prize GameA typical summer weekend on tap with a possible guest appearance by a “FOP clown” or two.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 43 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 5 killed, 32 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 48 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 4 killed, 36 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded

Friday 7/26
2:55p 4400 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/33
7:55p 5000 S Justine, New City, M/18
7:55p 5000 S Justine, New City, M/24
10:00p 7500 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, F/26
10:00p 7500 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, F/35

10:00p 7500 S Stewart, Grand Crossing, M/30
11:00p 7100 S Ashland, Englewood, M/21
11:00p 5900 W Madison, Austin, M/31
11:40p 700 N Waller, Austin, M/28
11:40p 700 N Waller, Austin, M/31
Saturday 7/27
12:25a 3000 E 80th, South Chicago, M/31
12:30a 1600 W 70th, Englewood, F/12
12:30a 1600 W 70th, Englewood, M/31
12:30a 1600 W 70th, Englewood, M/41
1:00a 6000 S Racine, Englewood, M/28
1:05a 10600 S Oglesby, South Deering, M/19
4:05a 5600 S Loomis, Englewood, M/31
7:10a 1300 S Blue Island, Near West Side, M/?
2:30p 6700 S Wabash, Grand Crossing, M/29

3:50p 5400 S Maryland, Hyde Park, M/29
3:50p 5400 S Maryland, Hyde Park, M/43
5:50p 4800 W Washington, Austin, M/18
7:50p 2300 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/23
8:20p 4000 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/29
11:25p 5100 S Hyde Park, Hyde Park, M/30
Sunday 7/28
12:10a 2900 W 23rd, Little Village, M/31
2:15a 3100 W Montrose, Albany Park, M/23
2:15a 3100 W Montrose, Albany Park, M/40

3:00a 3700 S Indiana, Douglas, M/30
3:45a 5100 W North, Austin, M/26
3:50a 3900 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/26
4:20a 3000 W 5th, Garfield Park, M/28
4:55a 8300 S Colfax, South Chicago, M/21
5:00a 3200 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/?
11:10a 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/32
11:10a 2000 W 69th, Englewood, M/33
4:15p 9600 S Escanaba, South Deering, M/3
6:10p 300 N Francisco, Garfield Park, M/10
6:10p 300 N Francisco, Garfield Park, M/14
6:10p 300 N Francisco, Garfield Park, M/15
7:25p 2000 W 50th, New City, M/17
9:00p 9700 S Avenue, East Side, F/22
9:30p 7100 S Union, Englewood, M/22
9:50p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, F/18
9:50p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/23
9:50p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/24
9:50p 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/27
10:50p 400 E 79th, Grand Crossing, M/30
No Accountability Monday
12:15a 13000 S Evans , Riverdale, F/20
12:15a 13000 S Evans , Riverdale, F/23
12:15a 13000 S Evans , Riverdale, M/47

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019

The weekend forecast calls for excessive heat and humidity, widespread apathy with a slight chance of selective outrage and maybe some rain too.

Final Stupidity Tally: 3 killed, 41 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 9 killed, 36 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 42 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 7/19
5:05p 700 N Lorel, Austin, M/51
6:00p 5200 S Maplewood, Gage Park, M/21
6:20p 7200 S East End, South Shore, M/27
7:20p 200 W 105th, Roseland, M/21
8:35p 5000 W Wrightwood, Belmont Cragin, M/?
9:45a 3700 W Douglas, North Lawndale, F/14
11:50a 6200 S Laflin, Englewood, M/23
Saturday 7/20
12:20a 6100 S Vernon, Woodlawn, M/38
12:30a 300 N Hamlin, Garfield Park, F/39
1:05a 4700 S Throop, Bridgeport, M/24
1:35a 1100 N Lorel, Austin, M/20
1:35a 1100 N Lorel, Austin, M/21
3:15a 3200 S Erickson, Douglas, F/29
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, F/24 (story)
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, F/24
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, M/25
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, M/28
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, F/27
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, F/28
3:20a 100 W Fullerton, Lincoln Park, F/46
3:40a 5100 N Broadway, Uptown, M/27
6:00a 2700 W Division, West Town, M/36
6:30a 3300 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/30
1:55p 7200 S Paulina, Englewood, M/11
8:55p 3100 W Pope John Paul, Brighton Park, M/27
10:35p 100 E 100th, Roseland, F/41
10:55p 6700 S Stony Island, South Shore, M/33
11:30p 2300 S Sacramento, Little Village, M/24
Sunday 7/21
1:50a 3400 W 26th, Little Village, M/17
2:25a 3200 N Kimball, Avondale, F/12
2:30a 8300 S Wolcott, Auburn Gresham, M/37
2:40a 600 E 107th, Pullman, M/31
3:25a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/19
3:25a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/20
3:25a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/21
3:25a 3900 W Roosevelt, North Lawndale, M/35
4:40a 800 W 82nd, Auburn Gresham, M/27
5:40a 100 W 71st, Grand Crossing, M/22
5:40a 100 W 71st, Grand Crossing, M/26 (Oops!)
8:25a 3000 S Tripp, Little Village, M/16
6:35p 4100 W 28th, Little Village, M/20
8:00p 2200 N Long, Belmont Cragin, M/20
10:45p 7800 S Normal, Grand Crossing, M/41
11:30p 5100 W 63rd, Clearing, M/19
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled because quota met or exceeded.

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

Disco Demolition - July 12, 1979July 12th is the 40th anniversary of Disco Demolition.

Final Stupidity Tally: 11 killed, 34 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 7 killed, 23 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 55 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 10 killed, 34 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 45 wounded

Friday 7/12
2:35p 6800 S Wood, Englewood, M/17
5:05p 4000 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/22
5:55p 100 E 87th, Chatham, M/31
Saturday 7/13
2:20a 2800 W Washington, Garfield Park, M/57
2:30a 2000 W 69th, Englewood, F/25
2:55a 2800 W Congress, Garfield Park, M/40
3:00a 7900 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, M/24
3:00a 7900 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, M/27
3:00a 7900 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, F/29
3:00a 7900 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, M/31
3:00a 7900 S Loomis, Auburn Gresham, M/37
3:20a 12000 S Wallace, West Pullman, M/30
3:20a 12000 S Wallace, West Pullman, F/39
3:35a 1600 S Loomis, Lower West Side, M/36
5:20a 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/29
5:20a 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/34
5:20a 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/38
5:55a 12300 S State, West Pullman, M/22
5:55a 12300 S State, West Pullman, M/24
6:25a 4900 W Superior, Austin, M/21
9:00a 8500 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/22
9:45a 7800 S Muskegon, South Shore, F/1
2:55p 100 W Cermak, Near South Side, M/54
11:00p 8500 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/26
11:00p 8500 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/31

Sunday 7/14
12:25a 900 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/49
1:30a 1600 W Van Buren, Near West Side, M/24
1:45a 4600 W Erie, Austin, M/25
1:45a 4600 W Erie, Austin, M/27
1:45a 4600 W Erie, Austin, M/30
1:45a 4600 W Erie, Austin, M/34
3:10a 1100 S Richmond, North Lawndale, F/17
3:25a 1500 N Milwaukee, West Town, M/22
3:35a 1500 S Drake, North Lawndale, M/26
3:35a 1500 S Drake, North Lawndale, F/29
6:15a 800 N LeClaire, Austin, M/22
1:15p 5600 S Prairie, Washington Park, M/21 (selfie)
1:55p 2000 E 69th, South Shore, M/26
1:55p 2000 E 69th, South Shore, M/32
2:30p 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/35
2:30p 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/38
6:20p 400 W 100th, Washington Heights, F/20
6:45p 9200 S Wabash, Roseland, M/20
10:50p 200 E 41st, Grand Boulevard, F/45
10:55p 8000 S Marshfield, Auburn Gresham, M/25
No Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to ammo shortage.

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

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Shitshow of the Year

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Marilyn MonroeAs expected, complete and total chaos accompanied the annual fireworks display at Navy Pier. Our live stream captured the insanity starting around the 2 hour 50 minute mark.

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 69 wounded
2018 weekend tally:10 killed, 42 wounded *
2017 weekend tally: 15 killed, 89 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 62 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 11 killed, 55 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 16 killed, 66 wounded
2013 weekend tally: 15 killed, 63 wounded

Wednesday 7/3
2:25p 700 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/18
2:25p 700 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/22
2:25p 700 N Lawndale, Humboldt Park, M/25
5:05p 6900 S Lafayette, Grand Crossing, M/31
Fourth of July
12:20a 5000 S Justine, New City, M/37
1:10a 12000 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/16
1:30a 4300 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, F/35
11:35a 3100 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/32

11:35a 3100 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/17
11:35a 3100 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/23
11:35a 3100 W Iowa, Humboldt Park, M/31
4:00p 2800 E 77th, South Shore, M/21
4:00p 2800 E 77th, South Shore, F/40
8:55p 4000 S Maplewood, Brighton Park, M/21
8:10p 3700 N Milwaukee, Irving Park, M/29
9:20p 5200 W Congress, Austin, M/22 (selfie)
9:40p 5100 S Damen, New City, M/18 (selfie)
9:45p 4300 S Sawyer, Brighton Park, M/31 (selfie)
11:10p 7600 S Lowe, Auburn Gresham, F/18
11:10p 12000 S Harvard, West Pullman, M/41
11:20p 3000 W Franklin, Humboldt Park, M/23
11:20p 3000 W Franklin, Humboldt Park, M/27
11:40p 8200 S South Shore, South Chicago, M/34
Friday 7/5
12:45a 7200 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/22
12:45a 7200 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/29
12:50a 3000 N Davlin, Avondale, M/33
1:05a 6400 S Parnell, Englewood, M/26
1:05a 6400 S Parnell, Englewood, M/33
2:10a 1600 E 67th, Woodlawn, F/18
2:10a 1600 E 67th, Woodlawn, M/18
2:10a 1600 E 67th, Woodlawn, F/20
2:10a 1600 E 67th, Woodlawn, M/26
2:10a 1600 E 67th, Woodlawn, M/33
2:45p 900 N Lavergne, Austin, M/37
2:45p 900 N Lavergne, Austin, F/32
2:55a 4200 S Princeton, Fuller Park, F/22
2:55a 4900 W Rice, Austin, M/34
4:00a 2900 W Augusta, West Town, M/20
4:45a 6100 S Eberhart, Woodlawn, M/46
5:30a 3100 W Franklin, Humboldt Park, M/26
7:00p 345 N Laramie, Austin, M/40
7:00p 345 N Laramie, Austin, M/64
Saturday 7/6
1:45a 3300 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/25
1:45a 3300 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/32
3:40a 6200 W Fullerton, Belmont Cragin, M/32
5:00a 3400 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/32
5:00a 3400 W Fulton, Garfield Park, M/22
3:00p 100 W 89th, Washington Heights, M/37
4:05p 400 W Division, Near North Side, M/22 (story)
8:20p 2200 E 93rd, Calumet Heights, M/44
9:00p 300 W 63rd, Englewood, M/53
9:10p 4600 S King, Grand Boulevard, F/30
9:10p 4600 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/33
9:10p 4600 S King, Grand Boulevard, M/35
9:10p 4600 S King, Grand Boulevard, F/46
11:40p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, M/24
11:40p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, M/34
Sunday 7/7
1:05a 9100 S Luella, Calumet Heights, F/14
1:10a 600 W 61st, Englewood, F/25
1:10a 600 W 61st, Englewood, M/25
1:10a 600 W 61st, Englewood, M/27
1:10a 600 W 61st, Englewood, M/37
2:15a 1500 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/28
3:45a 5600 S Paulina, Englewood, F/21
3:45a 5600 S Paulina, Englewood, F/22
3:45a 5600 S Paulina, Englewood, M/31
3:45a 5600 S Paulina, Englewood, F/32
6:00a 10400 S Eggleston, Roseland, M/41
8:05a 5100 W Fulton, Austin, M/41
8:05a 5100 W Fulton, Austin, M/51
9:00a 4900 W Newport, Portage Park, M/24
11:30a 9500 S Calumet, Roseland, M/12 (selfie)
11:50a 800 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/11
2:25p 1600 N Narragansett, Austin, M/36
5:55p 300 S St. Louis, Garfield Park, M/23
10:50p 5000 W Gladys, Austin, M/28
Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to enough people shot.

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Wednesday – 6a Monday
*Different years have different time frames depending on what day the 4th fell on. 2014-2016 all ran for 3.75 days, 2013, 2017 & 2019 are 4.75 days and 2018 was a marathon 5.75 days.

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Pride Weekend Stupidity

Posted on Friday, June 28th, 2019

Idiots jumping on a cop car.Sunday will likely produce a level of stupidity rarely seen on the North Side outside of St. Patrick’s Day or Halloween. As always, our colleagues over at CWBChicago will have a complete breakdown of the day’s events.

Final Stupidity Tally: 5 killed, 55 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 47 wounded*
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 29 wounded*
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 42 wounded

Friday 6/28
1:50p 8700 S Michigan, Chatham, F/15
1:50p 8700 S Michigan, Chatham, M/22
4:15p 5200 W Gladys, Austin, M/22
4:40p 6900 S Union, Englewood, F/19
7:00p 9800 S Michigan, Roseland, M/36
7:20p 3200 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/52
9:30p 1000 E 92nd, Burnside, M/25
9:30p 1000 E 92nd, Burnside, M/38
Saturday 6/29
12:25a 1700 S Keeler, North Lawndale, M/17
12:25a 1700 S Keeler, North Lawndale, F/17
12:50a 400 W Briar, Lake View, F/29 (story)
1:55a 10500 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/23
2:30a 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, F/22
2:30a 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/28
2:30a 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/28
2:30a 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, F/49
2:30a 2400 W Jackson, Near West Side, M/54
2:40a 1300 W 13th, Near West Side, M/53
2:55a 300 W 79th, Grand Crossing, M/15
3:05a 4600 W Monroe, Austin, M/28
4:00a 2200 S Pulaski, North Lawndale, M/24
4:20a 7500 S Lafayette, Grand Crossing, M/34
5:15a 4400 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/30
5:35a 3200 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/26
6:10a 7000 S Throop, Englewood, M/38
9:40a 12200 S Emerald, West Pullman, M/34
2:05p 7600 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/32
2:40p 100 E 87th, Chatham, M/21
4:50p 13200 S Langley, Riverdale, M/20
8:30p 5100 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/26
8:40p 900 E 132nd, Riverdale, M/19
9:05p 12201 S May, West Pullman, F/45
11:15p 6000 S Pulaski, West Lawn, M/18
11:00p 9900 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/43
Sunday 6/30
12:00a Somewhere over by der, M/? (selfie)
12:20a 7900 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/49
12:20a 7900 S Halsted, Auburn Gresham, M/54
12:25a 600 N Ashland, West Town, M/38
12:50a 12400 S Parnell, West Pullman, M/18
12:50a 12400 S Parnell, West Pullman, M/23
12:55a 600 W Scott, Near North Side, M/22 (story)
12:55a 600 W Scott, Near North Side, M/37
12:55a 600 W Scott, Near North Side, M/49
12:55a 1100 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/41
1:15a 800 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/34
1:15a 800 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/34
1:30a 4700 W Erie, Austin, M/23
3:15a 700 N Lorel, Austin, M/36
3:50a 8500 S Aberdeen, Auburn Gresham, M/23
5:05a 4800 W Augusta, Austin, M/43
Stolen Jeep crashes into bus shelter, kills man
7:05p 300 S Kilpatrick, Austin, M/18
7:30p 2600 W Warren, Near West Side, M/56
9:25p 1500 N Spaulding, Humboldt Park, M/15
9:25p 1500 N Spaulding, Humboldt Park, M/43
9:55p 2900 N Ridgeway, Avondale, M/22
Accountability Monday
12:30a 700 W 31st, Bridgeport, M/25
12:45a 12400 S State, West Pullman, M/23
2:45a 2200 E 97th, South Deering, M/20
3:20a 3100 W 61st, Chicago Lawn, F/30
3:20a 3100 W 61st, Chicago Lawn, M/40

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
* Part of the larger July 4th Shitshow

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, June 21st, 2019

The BatComputer

Final Stupidity Tally: 6 killed, 17 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 37 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 40 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 8 killed, 50 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 2 killed, 42 wounded

Friday 6/21
12:20p 8000 S Dobson, Chatham, M/19
1:55p 6600 S Winchester, Englewood, M/20

4:35p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/18
4:35p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/23
5:35p 1600 S Michigan, Near South Side, M/23
9:00p 1000 W 102nd, Washington Heights, M/33
9:20p 1500 S Christiana, North Lawndale, M/27
10:00p 100 N Kilbourn, Garfield Park, M/29

10:35p 8100 S Muskegon, South Chicago, M/26
Saturday 6/22
12:05a 10100 S Yates, South Deering, M/30
2:00a 9700 S Dobson, Pullman, F/49
11:45a 8100 S Muskegon, South Chicago, F/44
6:00p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/19
6:00p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/63
10:45p 7500 S Prairie, Grand Crossing, M/18
10:45p 600 N Avers, Humboldt Park, M/18 (selfie)
11:35p 1800 S Fairfield, North Lawndale, M/46
Sunday 6/23
1:45a 8000 S Normal, Chatham, M/57
3:55a 7300 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/28
4:00a 4400 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/38
? ☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂ ?
6:05p 3 killed in fiery crash, 2 arrested
8:55p 3900 W Jackson, Garfield Park, M/20
Accountability Monday
Cancelled due to low demand.

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

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Father’s Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019

Happy Father's DayIn recent years, this weekend has been a total shitshow, however this year’s cool temps and precipitation helped keep the children in line.

Final Stupidity Tally: 8 killed, 24 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 12 killed, 46 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 14 killed, 55 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 13 killed, 46 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 6 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 6/14
1:10p 10400 S Ave J, East Side, M/17
3:20p 8200 S Cottage Grove, Chatham, M/46
4:15p 200 N Leamington, Austin, M/24
4:15p 200 N Leamington, Austin, M/25
8:00p 4600 N Leavitt, Lincoln Square, M/31
9:30p 2700 N Avers, Logan Square, M/18
11:15p 7500 S Union, Englewood, M/33
Saturday 6/15
12:10a 3500 W Belmont, Avondale, M/35
2:00a 5600 W Addison, Portage Park, M/30
2:35a 7500 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/16
2:35a 7500 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, M/22
2:35a 7500 S Calumet, Grand Crossing, F/24
3:45a 2300 N Cicero, Belmont Cragin, M/25
5:55a 7900 S Ingleside, Chatham, M/25
? ☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂ ?
8:05p 2400 S Central Park, Little Village, M/24
8:50p 2300 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/15
10:45p 7600 S Eggleston, Grand Crossing, M/31
11:30p 7600 S Laflin, Auburn Gresham, M/58
Father’s Day
12:40a 300 S Canal, Near West Side, M/27
12:55a 2600 S St Louis, Little Village, F/27
1:20a 10500 S Edbrooke, Roseland, F/23
2:35a 3100 W Douglas, North Lawndale, M/17
2:40a 9000 S Stony Island, Calumet Heights, M/34
3:05p 700 N Parkside, Austin, M/26
4:45p 1100 W 110th, Morgan Park, F/16
8:20p 5000 W Adams, Austin, M/17
10:05p 6400 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/39
10:05p 6400 S Talman, Chicago Lawn, M/43
11:25p 7900 S Luella, South Chicago, M/25
Accountability Monday
1:45a 1200 N Menard, Austin, M/30
2:30a 2928 N Broadway, Lake View, M/30 (story)
2:50a 10600 S Torrence, South Deering, F/38

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2019

Penny Farthing Wipeout

Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 43 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 10 killed, 30 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 38 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 7 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 3 killed, 33 wounded

Friday 6/7
2:15p 6200 S Justine, Englewood, M/20 (CCW)
2:15p 6200 S Justine, Englewood, M/25 (CCW)
2:15p 6200 S Justine, Englewood, M/22
2:45p 600 E 46th, Grand Boulevard, M/43
7:20p 2500 E 83rd, South Chicago, M/18
7:35p 1600 N Clark, Near North Side, M/18 (story)
11:30p 2300 S Rockwell, North Lawndale, M/25
11:50p 3700 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/26
Saturday 6/8
12:50a 2200 W Monroe, Near West Side, M/19
1:20a 6300 W Palmer, Belmont Cragin, M/23
1:20a 6300 W Palmer, Belmont Cragin, M/28
1:30a 600 W Surf, Lake View, F/27 (story)
2:20a 9400 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/26
2:20a 9400 S Wentworth, Roseland, F/32
2:20a 9400 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/32
2:40a 3000 S Trumbull, Little Village, M/42
2:40a 3000 S Trumbull, Little Village, M/49
2:40a 5900 S Hermitage, Englewood, F/26
2:45a 5800 S Wells, Englewood, M/25
3:25a 2700 W Monroe, Garfield Park, M/36
4:20a 3500 W North, Humboldt Park, M/24
4:20a 3500 W North, Humboldt Park, M/30
4:20a 3500 W North, Humboldt Park, M/43
4:20a 3500 W North, Humboldt Park, M/45
5:00a 1700 S Union, Lower West Side, F/28
5:00a 1700 S Union, Lower West Side, M/28
12:30p 700 N Harding, Humboldt Park, M/26
1:55p 3500 S Mozart, Brighton Park, M/25
2:25p 5500 S Perry, Washington Park, M/40
3:45p 7400 S King, Grand Crossing, M/26
4:35p 100 W 111th, Roseland, M/12
10:25p 400 W 77th, Grand Crossing, M/18
11:00p 2700 W 15th, North Lawndale, M/20
11:15p 6800 S Western, Chicago Lawn, M/32
11:15p 6800 S Western, Chicago Lawn, M/49
Sunday 6/9
2:00a 10000 S Indiana, Roseland, M/25
2:00a 10000 S Indiana, Roseland, M/40
2:10a 4000 W Cortland, Hermosa, M/17
2:10a 4000 W Cortland, Hermosa, M/17
2:10a 4000 W Cortland, Hermosa, M/18
2:55a 6600 S Evans, Woodlawn, M/30
3:45a 1200 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/19
11:40a 5000 W Adams, Austin, M/23
4:35p 4200 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/16
10:20p 5400 S Marshfield, New City, M/29
10:25p 600 N Lavergne, Austin, M/16
Accountability Monday
2:10a 3900 W George, Avondale, M/31 (selfie)

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

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The Weekend’s Stupidity

Posted on Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Nothing to See Here Folks... Naked GunA massive poverty outbreak resulted in numerous individuals being maimed or killed.

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 45 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 8 killed, 30 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 31 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 4 killed, 30 wounded

Friday 5/31
1:45p 8100 S Paxton, South Chicago, M/51
6:30p 100 N Lorel, Austin, M/23
6:30p 100 N Lorel, Austin, M/24
8:30p 7400 S Chappel, South Shore, F/22
8:45p 1700 W 79th, Auburn Gresham, M/37

10:00p 9420 S Normal, Washington Heights, M/29
10:25p 10600 S Lafayette, Roseland, M/26
10:25p 10600 S Lafayette, Roseland, M/42
10:30p 2400 E 72nd, South Shore, M/36
10:35p 1500 N Keeler, Humboldt Park, M/32
10:35p 4800 W Van Buren, Austin, F/22
10:40p 4800 W Quincy, Austin, M/58
11:40p 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, F/18
11:40p 6300 S Rockwell, Chicago Lawn, M/27
11:45p 900 N Karlov, Humboldt Park, M/24
Saturday 6/1
12:00a 400 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/24
12:20a 3700 W Diversey, Avondale, M/33
12:30a 4000 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/23
12:30a 4000 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/31
1:30a 9900 S Halsted, Washington Heights, M/35
1:35a 3900 W Grenshaw, North Lawndale, M/17
1:40a 451 N State, Near North Side, M/28
1:45a 1600 W Jonquil, Rogers Park, F/53
1:45a 9400 S King, Roseland, F/32
2:00a 300 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/25 (story)
2:00a 300 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/26
2:00a 300 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/28
2:00a 300 E Chicago, Near North Side, M/28
3:45a 8800 S Union, Auburn Gresham, M/28
3:50a 1200 S Kostner, North Lawndale, M/19
3:50a 1200 S Kostner, North Lawndale, F/20
3:50a 1200 S Kostner, North Lawndale, F/21
4:10a 7700 S Morgan, Auburn Gresham, M/29
4:40a 5000 W Quincy, Austin, F/56
7:00a 4300 N Mozart, Irving Park, M/20

6:00p 3000 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, F/19
6:00p 3000 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, F/26
9:00p 2700 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/?
9:45p 5600 W Madison, Austin, F/17
9:45p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/17
9:45p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/18
9:45p 5600 W Madison, Austin, M/22
Sunday 6/2
1:05a 5200 W Lake, Austin, M/26
2:25a 3700 W Lake, Garfield Park, M/31
2:30a 10700 S Halsted, Morgan Park, M/25
4:10a 4900 S Princeton, Fuller Park, F/26
6:00a 100 W North, Lincoln Park, M/22
6:00a 100 W North, Lincoln Park, M/25
(story)
5:50p 1400 W 69th, Englewood, M/18
7:00p 1500 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, F/44
8:10p 2200 S California, North Lawndale, M/16
9:50p 2600 W 24th, Little Village, M/58
11:50p 3300 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/28
Monday Overtime
2:10a 4400 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/37
3:50a 7300 S Drexel, Grand Crossing, F/27

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

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May Wrap-up

Posted on Friday, May 31st, 2019

Carnac the MagnificentSpring Training wrapped up with the wettest May on record which just so happens to top last May’s wettest ever record. No matter the weather, watch for the decrease in the increase spin to make no headlines.

May 2019: 57 killed, 202 wounded
May 2018: 54 killed, 265 wounded
May 2017: 59 killed, 269 wounded
May 2016: 69 killed, 339 wounded
May 2015: 50 killed, 281 wounded
May 2014: 47 killed, 230 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 52 shot & killed
  • 5 fatal stabbings
  • 3 fatal police-involved shootings
  • 3 non-fatal self defense shootings
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8 people shot per day
  • 2 days were homicide-free
  • 3 death investigations
  • 42 in serious or critical condition
  • 49 males killed vs 3 females
  • 37 teenagers shot, 9 fatally
  • 10 grazed
  • 4 selfies
  • 13 #ShotInTheAss

Our May forecast got waterlogged and fell short of the predicted 60 homicides with another 275 shot and wounded. However our not so wild guess that Memorial Day weekend would be the usual shitshow regardless of what the new mayor says or hopes the CPD does or doesn’t, did come to pass. Now with the Summer Shooting Season underway, June should put up around 60 homicides with an additional 250 shot and wounded. This puts us in the decrease in the increase ballpark versus last year’s 59/289 box score.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019

Chicago Memorial Day ParadeMemorial Day weekend marks the start of the annual Summer Shooting Season. Similar to last year, we’ll expect to see around 200 homicides and an additional 950 shot and wounded between now and Labor Day weekend.
UPDATE: There’s that word again, “That is just an unacceptable state of affairs…” – Mayor Leadfoot

Final Stupidity Tally: 7 killed, 36 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 8 killed, 31 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 44 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
2015 weekend tally*: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 weekend tally*: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/24
1:50p 6100 S Maplewood, Chicago Lawn, M/24
9:45p 1500 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/15
9:45p 1500 S Sawyer, North Lawndale, M/27
11:00p 200 N Lake Shore, Loop, F/20 (Unlikely)
11:55p 5400 W Diversey, Belmont Cragin, M/25
Saturday 5/25
12:00a 300 N Cicero, Austin, M/31
12:40a 1400 E 70th, South Shore, M/26
2:00a 7400 S Langley, Grand Crossing, M/45
2:05a 4400 S Western, Brighton Park, F/17
2:05a 4400 S Western, Brighton Park, F/19
2:05a 4400 S Western, Brighton Park, M/42
3:50a 7600 S May, Auburn Gresham, M/33
10:50a 800 N Leclaire, Austin, M/29
6:30p 100 W 109th, Roseland, M/29
10:00p 1100 S Whipple, North Lawndale, M/?
10:10p 400 W 77th, Grand Crossing, M/31
10:10p 400 W 77th, Grand Crossing, M/43
Sunday 5/26
12:55a 2300 S California, Little Village, M/26
1:00a 2700 W Flournoy, Garfield Park, M/57
1:35a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/27
1:35a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, F/25
1:35a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/19
3:25a 1200 W 73rd, Englewood, M/23
3:30a ER Walk-in, Somewhere overbyder, M/?
6:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/26
6:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/27

6:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, F/25
6:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, F/31
6:00a 1300 W Hastings, Near West Side, M/?
6:40a 1600 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/30
11:40a 1600 N Central, Austin, M/?
12:00p 2100 W Arthur, West Ridge, M/23
3:50p 1300 S Farrar, North Lawndale, M/26
11:30p 2700 N Washtenaw, Logan Square, F/25
Memorial Day
3:45a 3700 S Winchester, McKinley Park, F/23
10:30a 8700 S Mackinaw, South Chicago, M/26
? ☂☁ Rain Delay ☁☂ ?
4:15p 2500 S California, Little Village, M/25 (CCW)
11:00p 8500 S Cicero, Ashburn, M/36
Tuesday Overtime
12:10a 1800 N Monticello, Logan Square, F/19
12:10a 1800 N Monticello, Logan Square, M/20
12:10a 1800 N Monticello, Logan Square, M/22
12:30a 7100 S Rhodes, Grand Crossing, M/24
3:10a 1400 N Mohawk, Near North Side, M/30

Key:
shooting
homicide
police involved
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Tuesday
*Please note: Memorial Day weekends of 2014 and 2015 fell a week earlier than this year. Adjust your year-over-year comparisons as needed.

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The Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2019

Chicagoland RahmWith the new mayor taking the wheel of the clown car come Monday, this marks the end of the “Shoot-o-Rahm-a” moniker. We have a preliminary total homicide tally for the Rahm era coming in at 4,535 or about 566 per year with a handful more likely to be added before the swearing in commences.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 4 killed, 12 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 33 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 37 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 39 wounded
2015 weekend tally*: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 weekend tally*: 8 killed, 21 wounded

Friday 5/17
6:05p 8000 S Perry, Chatham, M/30
Saturday 5/18
3:55a 1400 N Washtenaw, Humboldt Park, F/36
1:10p 8300 S Paxton, South Chicago, M/19
3:50p 200 W 47th, Fuller Park, M/38
9:40p 1600 S Homan, North Lawndale, M/41
11:45p 1500 W 68th, Englewood, F/35
Sunday 5/19
2:00a 1900 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/25
2:00a 1900 S Springfield, North Lawndale, M/27
3:25a 4900 W Thomas, Austin, M/48
4:35a 300 N Cicero, Austin, M/32
11:35a 200 W 94th, Roseland, M/16
11:35a 200 W 94th, Roseland, M/17
12:55p 4000 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/31
10:35p 4200 S Campbell, Brighton Park, M/29
Monday Overtime
1:00a 100 N Hermitage, Near West Side, M/19
2:35a 4300 S Fairfield, Brighton Park, F/7

Key:
shooting
homicide
Weekend = 12p Friday – 6a Monday
* Early Memorial Day Weekend, Extra Day

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Mother’s Day Weekend

Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019

Peg Bundy

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 5 killed, 18 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 21 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 16 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 17 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 2 killed, 47 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 7 killed, 24 wounded

Friday 5/10
2:15p 3100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/19
2:15p 3100 W Madison, Garfield Park, M/33
6:20p 3800 S Michigan, Douglas, M/46
6:20p 6700 S Oakley, Chicago Lawn, M/23
7:45p 3900 W 63rd, West Lawn, M/15
Saturday 5/11
1:30a 7100 S Dorchester, South Shore, M/30
1:30a 2600 W Lithuania Pl, Chicago Lawn, M/31
1:30a 2600 W Lithuania Pl, Chicago Lawn, F/36
3:05a 4600 S Ellis, Kenwood, M/19
3:10a 3900 S Langley, Grand Boulevard, M/22
4:40a 10600 S Torrence, South Deering, M/22
1:35p 6600 S Morgan, Englewood, M/19
3:30p 1400 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/30
5:15p 200 S Lavergne, Austin, F/20
5:15p 200 S Lavergne, Austin, M/23
5:45p 5800 W Division, Austin, M/25

7:40p 5500 N Linder, Jefferson Park, M/29
10:45p 1600 W 82nd, Auburn Gresham, M/23
Mother’s Day
1:15a 1100 N Rockwell, West Town, M/29
3:00a 7400 S Emerald, Englewood, F/27
4:10a 800 W Garfield, New City, M/19
5:25a 6300 N Bell, West Ridge, M/27
4:10p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, M/18

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

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Police Shooting CigaretteComing off the wettest week in nearly two years, a pleasant weekend will provide ample opportunities for score settling.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 6 killed, 35 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 6 killed, 27 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 9 killed, 43 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 25 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 19 wounded

Friday 5/3
2:50p 5400 S Wabash, Washington Park, F/23
8:10p 3600 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/33
9:10p 400 W 72nd, Englewood, M/38
9:20p 2400 S Spaulding, Little Village, M/30
Saturday 5/4
12:15a 2600 W Madison, Near West Side, M/21
9:15a 6400 S Marshfield, Morgan Park, M/26
10:00a 2100 S Michigan, Near South Side, M/22
2:35p 11600 S Throop, West Pullman, M/21
3:55p 5100 S Tallman, Gage Park, M/19
6:35p 11700 S Vincennes, Morgan Park, M/28
7:35p 3200 W Evergreen, Humboldt Park, M/17
7:35p 3200 W Evergreen, Humboldt Park, M/?
7:20p 7700 S Lawndale, Ashburn, M/36
8:10p 31 E 102nd, Roseland, M/?
Sunday 5/5
2:45a 3800 S Princeton, Armour Square, M/15
4:55a 1200 S Komensky, North Lawndale, M/18
6:20a 1600 N Mason, Austin, M/22

6:20a 1600 N Mason, Austin, M/24
5:55p 6400 S Lowe, Englewood, M/22
5:55p 6400 S Lowe, Englewood, M/24
7:15p 1200 N Luiz Munoz Marin, Humboldt Park, M/32
7:15p 1200 N Luiz Munoz, Humboldt Park, F/40
6:40p 7600 S Paulina, Auburn Gresham, M/21
9:40p 5900 N Kenmore, Edgewater, M/45
10:30p 700 N Ridgeway, Humboldt Park, M/31
10:30p 8000 S Union, Auburn Gresham, M/18
10:50p I290 @ Morgan, Near West Side, M/?
10:50p I290 @ Morgan, Near West Side, M/?
10:50p 600 E 50th, Grand Boulevard, M/22
11:45p 5900 S Wolcott, Englewood, M/23
11:55p 1300 N Damen, West Town, M/27
Monday Overtime
12:20a 4700 W Madison, Austin, M/22
1:35a 2000 W 75th, Auburn Gresham, M/21
1:35a 2000 W 75th, Auburn Gresham, M/22

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

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April Wrap-up

Posted on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Carnac the Magnificent We’re going to assume that with numbers like this, we won’t be hearing much about how homicides and shootings are down vs last year. What a mess.

April 2019: 61 killed, 189 wounded
April 2018: 42 killed, 181 wounded
April 2017: 49 killed, 270 wounded
April 2016: 40 killed, 274 wounded
April 2015: 37 killed, 204 wounded
April 2014: 37 killed, 232 wounded

A breakdown of the month’s idiocy shows:

  • 60 shot & killed
  • 2 fatal self defense shootings
  • 2 homicide-linked arrests
  • Averaged 8.3 people shot per day
  • 2 days were homicide-free
  • 3 death investigations
  • 38 in serious or critical condition
  • 49 males killed vs 12 females
  • 53 teenagers shot, 14 fatally
  • 9 grazed
  • 5 selfies
  • 17 #ShotInTheAss

Our April forecast of 40 homicides with another 175 shot and wounded was 50% short on the homicide side of the ledger. We certainly didn’t see a six handle. Anyway, Spring Training continues and will barrel into Memorial Day weekend which is always a guaranteed shitshow regardless of what the new mayor says or hopes the CPD does or doesn’t. No matter the wishful thinking, we’re forecasting a 60 homicide May with an additional 275 shot and wounded which would put slightly ahead of last year’s 54/265 box score and will further close the 2018 vs 2019 gap.

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The Weekend’s Shoot-o-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2019

No snow dibsThe calendar may say late April, but early March returns with, sigh… snow, wind, cold and possibly some dibs. In any event, this crap may be the only thing to keep April’s homicide count from breaking 60 and excitable youth from applying for jobs tearing up downtown.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 7 killed, 24 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 2 killed, 20 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 4 killed, 19 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 5 killed, 28 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 5 killed, 31 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 5 killed, 26 wounded

Friday 4/26
1:15p 4400 W Fifth, Garfield Park, M/32
6:00p 6600 S Rhodes, Woodlawn, M/23
6:30p 5900 S Kedzie, Chicago Lawn, F/36
8:00p 8000 S Scottsdale, Ashburn, M/19

9:40p 6700 S Merrill, South Shore, M/44
10:00p 3800 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/16
10:00p 3800 W Division, Humboldt Park, M/21
Saturday 4/27
1:30a 4400 S Morgan, New City, M/21
2:25a 11200 S Homewood, Morgan Park, M/32
2:30a 3800 W Adams, Garfield Park, F/26

3:55a 4200 S Michigan, Oakland, M/35
5:40a 4100 W 19th, North Lawndale, F/26
7:05a 5600 S Emerald, Englewood, M/24
7:20a 9600 S Crandon, South Deering, M/47
10:10a 2900 E 80th, South Chicago, M/24
10:10a 2900 E 80th, South Chicago, M/25
❄❄❄ Snow Delay ❄❄❄
5:05p 100 S Kenton, Garfield Park, F/34
5:00p 8700 S Creiger, Calumet Heights, M/15
Sunday 4/28
2:35a 500 W Garfield, Englewood, M/39
3:55a 7900 S Anthony, Avalon Park, F/33
3:55a 7900 S Anthony, Avalon Park, M/?
9:10a 400 W 62nd, Englewood, M/24
11:55a 600 W 61st, Englewood, M/18
4:40p 11900 S LaSalle, West Pullman, M/54
6:40p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/22
6:40p 4400 W Maypole, Garfield Park, M/22
8:20p 2600 W 24th, Little Village, M/68
8:45p 5000 N Winthrop, Uptown, F/30
9:20p 4400 S Wells, Fuller Park, M/40
Monday Overtime
12:25a 200 N Long, Austin, M/?
12:25a 200 N Long, Austin, M/16

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

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Hole-y Weekend Shoot-O-Rahm-a

Posted on Friday, April 19th, 2019

dead easter bunny2016 had “Thou Shalt Not Murder” Easter Sunday which proved successful aside from the 12 shot & wounded. This Easter may not be so successful given the forecasted ideal shooting conditions.

Final Shoot-o-Rahm-a Tally: 6 killed, 28 wounded
2018 weekend tally: 5 killed, 25 wounded
2017 weekend tally: 7 killed, 32 wounded
2016 weekend tally: 6 killed, 41 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 3 killed, 23 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 9 killed, 39 wounded

Friday 4/19
2:10p 8700 S Stony Island, Calumet Heights, M/21
3:05p 2200 S Lawndale, North Lawndale, M/23
3:20p 700 E 131st, Riverdale, M/43
4:15p 7500 S Chappel, South Shore, M/43
9:45p 4400 W 53rd, West Elsdon, M/30
Hole-y Saturday
3:30a 1900 N Keystone, Hermosa, M/23
3:30a 1900 N Keystone, Hermosa, M/32
4:35a 3900 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/31
12:40p 4100 W Adams, Garfield Park, M/16
12:40p 4100 W Adams, Garfield Park, F/18
1:35p 2200 N Austin, Belmont Cragin, F/48
4:35p 3800 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/30
5:05p 300 W 104th, Roseland, M/21
5:05p 300 W 104th, Roseland, M/21
5:50p 11400 S Church, Morgan Park, M/30
Easter Sunday
2:00a 7500 S Champlain, Grand Crossing, M/30
3:00a 500 E Lower Wacker, Loop, M/24 (story)
4:45a 5300 S Princeton, Fuller Park, M/28
10:10a 5500 S Shields, Englewood, M/35
2:55p 13300 S Michigan, Riverdale, M/36
“Large groups” Easter egg hunt
5:55p 2000 N Kenneth, Hermosa, M/31
8:20p 3600 W Chicago, Humboldt Park, M/16
8:55p 4000 W Armitage, Hermosa, M/21
9:55p 1800 S Bishop, Lower West Side, M/24
10:00p 2900 W Foster, Lincoln Square, M/21
10:30p 10200 S Wentworth, Roseland, M/20
10:40p 5300 S Hoyne, New City, F/17
10:50p 4100 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, M/35
10:55p 2700 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/19
10:55p 2700 W 68th, Chicago Lawn, M/25
11:30p 1300 W 56th, Englewood, M/17
11:30p 1300 W 56th, Englewood, M/38
Monday Overtime
12:10a 800 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/21
1:40a 5400 W Walton, Austin, M/23

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

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Spring Break(ing)

Posted on Thursday, April 18th, 2019


In what is sure to be a preview of summer in Chicago, discord, mayhem and a general sense of jagoffery were on display as “large groups” overtook downtown on a pleasant Spring evening.

“More than 35 juveniles and at least three adults in their late teens were arrested as another night of “large group activity” overtook the downtown area on Wednesday, according to multiple Chicago Police Department sources. Most of the arrests were for disorderly conduct while a handful was facing battery, criminal damage to property, and shoplifting charges, the sources said.

By early evening, a CPD deputy chief closed the department’s central detention facility to adult arrests so it could handle the influx of juvenile detainees, according to a source with knowledge of the night’s operations.

Police estimated that as many as 500 juveniles began arriving in the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park areas around 5 p.m. Large groups of teens were shadowed by officers on bikes for hours. Fighting was reported from time to time in downtown subway stations with the Chicago-State and Lake Street Red Line stations seeing the most trouble.”

Kids will be kids!

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