Enlightening Commentary

Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 27, 2016

Chicago Memorial Day ParadeThis weekend marks the start of the annual Summer Stupidity & Shooting Season. Between now and Labor Day weekend, we’ll expect to see around 225 homicides and an additional 1,000 shot and wounded.

Final Stupidity Tally: 10 killed, 67 wounded
2015 weekend tally: 8 killed, 24 wounded
2014 weekend tally: 9 killed, 27 wounded

Friday 5/27
12:50p 4000 S Archer, Brighton Park, M/52
1:35p 5700 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/16
2:00p 300 S Hamlin, Garfield Park, M/20
2:15p 4600 N Racine, Uptown, M/27
2:35p 6700 S Loomis, Englewood, M/39
2:35p 6700 S Loomis, Englewood, M/26
9:25p 1000 S Racine, Near West Side, M/18
11:00p 3700 W 75th, Ashburn, M/25
Saturday 5/28
1:10a 9900 S Paxton, South Deering, M/50
1:10a 9900 S Paxton, South Deering, F/53
1:30a 5100 N Lake Shore, Uptown, F/15
1:30a 5100 N Lake Shore, Uptown, M/28
1:45a 3300 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/23
1:45a 3300 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/26
1:45a 3300 W Walnut, Garfield Park, M/27
2:35a 1200 S Independence, North Lawndale, M/17
2:55a 4300 N Kimball, Irving Park, M/21
3:15a 4600 S Honroe, New City, M/25
4:00a 4600 W Jackson, Austin, M/26
4:35a 4300 W West End, Garfield Park, M/24
5:15a 6300 W Montrose, Portage Park, M/23
3:45p 3900 W Erie, Humboldt Park, M/46
3:45p 3900 W Erie, Humboldt Park, M/46
4:20p 1400 W 99th, Washington Heights, M/24
5:20p 200 W Root, Fuller Park, M/27 (story)
7:45p 8300 S Dante, Avalon Park, M/19
8:05p 3900 W Lexington, Garfield Park, F/?
8:40p 1600 W 48th, New City, M/22
8:40p 1600 W 48th, New City, M/32
9:00p 5100 W Chicago, Austin, M/23
10:15p 1500 S Ridgeway, North Lawndale, M/17
10:15p 6800 S Damen, Englewood, F/48
10:15p 6800 S Damen, Englewood, M/17
10:15p 6800 S Damen, Englewood, M/23
11:55p 800 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/28
11:55p 800 S Independence, Garfield Park, M/29
Sunday 5/29
12:35a I90/94 & 35th St, Armour Square, F/20
12:35a I90/94 & 35th St, Armour Square, F/23
1:05a 700 N Kedzie, Humboldt Park, M/21
1:05a 700 N Kedzie, Humboldt Park, M/22
1:40a Flee Robbery, Get Killed Anyway (latest)
2:00a 900 N Cambridge, Near North Side, M/27
3:45a 9700 S Vincennes, Washington Heights, M/23
4:40a 3900 W Wilcox, Garfield Park, F/26
4:45a 5000 W West End, Austin, M/27
5:15a 300 W 108th, Roseland, M/17
12:00p 8700 S Ashland, Auburn Gresham, M/20
12:35p 11500 S Peoria, West Pullman, M/24
4:05p 1200 W 85th, Auburn Gresham, M/23
5:55p 11500 S Wentworth, West Pullman, M/29
10:45p 3800 S Lake Park, Oakland, M/25
11:00p 2100 S Harding, North Lawndale, M/35
11:00p 2100 S Harding, North Lawndale, M/58
11:30p 5900 S Princeton, Englewood, M/21
Memorial Day
12:30a 956 N Massasoit, Austin, M/35
1:00a 400 E 74th, Grand Crossing, M/28
1:30a 1300 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/18
1:30a 1300 N Pulaski, Humboldt Park, M/18
6:15a 6400 S King, Grand Crossing, M/19
10:35a 4800 W Monroe, Austin, M/17
10:45a 3800 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/21
10:45a 3800 W Gladys, Garfield Park, M/28
3:55p 6700 S Sangamon, Englewood, M/15
4:55p 8700 S Escanaba, South Chicago, M/16
5:25p 3600 W 30th, Little Village, M/17
9:35p 1500 E 73rd, South Shore, M/23
10:55p 6400 N Rockwell, West Ridge, M/39
11:00p 5100 S Calumet, Washington Park, M/44

Tuesday Overtime
12:20a 3300 W Huron, Humboldt Park, F/18
12:20a 3300 W Huron, Humboldt Park, F/19
12:20a 3300 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/30
12:20a 3300 W Huron, Humboldt Park, M/52
12:50a 2600 E 73rd, South Shore, F/17
12:50a 2600 E 73rd, South Shore, M/21
1:45a 10200 S LaSalle, Roseland, M/30
4:00a 11200 S Green, Morgan Park, M/84

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

Please note: The previous two Memorial Day weekends fell a week earlier than this year. Adjust your year-over-year comparisons as needed.
2015 Memorial Day tally: 12 killed, 45 wounded
2014 Memorial Day tally: 8 killed, 21 wounded