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3RD MASS SHOOTING WITHIN 24 HOURS: CHICAGO Drive-by SHOOTING: 7 Shot, Multiple Victims near Douglas Park playground

A group was gathered in the West Side park when someone opened fire from a black Camaro, police said.

Seven people were wounded in a shooting Sunday as they gathered in Douglas Park on the West Side.

About 1:20 a.m., they were standing in the park in the 2900 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone opened fire from a black Camaro, Chicago police said.

Source: 7 wounded in shooting near Douglas Park playground

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2 Anti GUN-violence activists SHOT and killed in their Chicago neighborhood

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire had worked with the group Mothers Against Senseless Killings.

Chantell Grant and Andrea Stoudemire were at their usual spot Friday night, posted on a corner lot in the Gresham neighborhood as part of their effort to curb gun violence in their community.

The two women had spent two years working with Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK), a team of moms who put on events and offer a safe space for kids in the community.

But the peace-seekers became victims Friday when Grant — a 26-year-old mother of four — and Stoudemire — a 35-year-old mother of three — were killed in a drive-by shooting.

Source: 2 mothers killed in drive-by shooting had worked to stop gun violence in their neighborhood

Man dies after he’s accidentally shot in the head by own passenger in botched drive-by

CHICAGO — A man died after he was shot in the head on accident by his own passenger in a drive-by gone wrong in Chicago, the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Matthew Gibson, 26, was pronounced dead Monday at a hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. Jake Lee, 27, of Englewood, who allegedly shot Gibson, has been charged over the incident with aggravated battery with a firearm.

Source: Man dies after he’s accidentally shot in the head by own passenger in botched drive-by

3-year-old boy shot in FACE, killed on Chicago’s South Side [NEWS VIDEO]

 

CHICAGO — A young boy was shot and killed inside a South Side home Sunday.

Relatives discovered the boy with a gunshot wound to the face in the 9600 block of S. Escanaba Avenue around 4:15 p.m.

He was rushed to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Relatives told police they heard a gunshot and ran to the room only to find the child with the gun.

Police are currently investigating the circumstances of the shooting.

Source: 3-year-old boy shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago Police Commander Gets PULLED OVER: New Surveillance Video Shows High Speed Trooper Chase

CHICAGO (CBS) — New surveillance video from the dash cam of an Indiana State Police car shows the trooper racing to pull over Chicago Police Commander Edward Wodnicki.

The video also shows the squad car pulled up in front of Wodnicki’s. The video does not show the high ranking commander, but he can be heard on the tape.

Source: New Surveillance Video Shows High Speed Chase Of Chicago Police Commander

‘Beyond disturbing’: A teen girl was beaten as onlookers laughed, caught in viral video

Chicago police are investigating an attack on a teenage girl struck by a group of people as onlookers laughed.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL’-mee) tweeted Tuesday that the video “is beyond disturbing to watch and this young girl deserves far better.” He says the video has been forwarded to the department’s Special Victims Unit and a criminal investigation is under way.

Source: ‘Beyond disturbing’: A teen girl was beaten as onlookers laughed, caught in viral video

Chicago Police Wrongly Raided Same Home 3 Times in 4 Months, Complaint Alleges

Chicago police incorrectly raided the same family’s home three times over the course of four months this year, according to a federal civil rights complaint filed Friday.

The complaint was filed against the city and Chicago Police Department on behalf of Krystal Archie and her three children: 14-year-old Savannah, 11-year-old Telia and 7-year-old Jhaimarion, according to a statement from Archie’s attorney Al Holfeld.

Source: Chicago Police Wrongly Raided Same Home 3 Times: Complaint

Convenience Store Employee Tells Mexico Customers To ‘Go Back To Their Country’, Gets Fired

 

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Bucky’s convenience store employee in Naperville has been fired, after he was caught on camera telling customers from Mexico to “go back to their country.”

The incident took place at a Bucky’s convenience store at 1576 Washington St. in Naperville. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, a member of the Buitron family indicated the unnamed employee refused service because they are from Mexico.

In the video, the employee at the counter tells the women he is “an American” and then asks, “are you a citizen?” After a woman responds asking “what is your problem?” the employee states in the video, “they need to go back to their county.”

Source: Convenience Store Employee Fired After Telling Mexico Customers To ‘Go Back To Their Country’…

Former President Barack Obama surprises students in Chicago

Former President Barack Obama surprised a group of students participating in the Obama Youth Jobs Corps in Chicago on Tuesday.

CHICAGO — A group of students in Chicago got the surprise of a lifetime!

Former President Barack Obama dropped by the Chicago offices of the Obama Foundation Tuesday to surprise a dozen students, mostly from the city’s South Side.

The students are part of the Obama Youth Jobs Corps program, which trains Chicago high school students to get them ready for the workforce. The program also helps set students up with internships.

Source: Former President Barack Obama surprises students in Chicago

10 of the best hotels in Chicago

The most American of all the big cities in the US, Chicago stands out not just for its ease of use (O’Hare airport is the world’s busiest) or its eminently friendly locals (they call it “Midwest Nice”), but also for its stunning architecture. Walk among its 77 distinct neighbourhoods and you’ll find International Style skyscrapers, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed single-family homes, and everything in between.

Food is the big draw in this city of nearly three million souls, but if you’re looking for a killer place to spend the night, you can rest and digest for as little as $109 a night in a former factory filled with tattooed hipsters or drop serious coin in a Magnificent Mile tower.

Most first-timers to the Windy City (named for the windy political climate of the 1930s, not the extreme gusts peeling off Lake Michigan) choose a room with a view of the water, but heading west affords more neighbourhood escapes where actual Chicagoans hang out. So pick your poison, and bring comfortable walking shoes. Continue at Source: 10 of the best hotels in Chicago