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    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Affordable housing is coming to Englewood Cliffs. A landmark agreement filed with Bergen County Superior Court clears the way for construction of more than 150 affordable homes. The settlement comes after a lengthy legal battle and satisfies a provision of the state constitution requiring every town to allow for its “fair share” of homes affordable to low- and moderate-income families, people with disabilities and seniors. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A car crashed into the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Englewood early Friday morning. According to police, the driver of a Chevy sedan was speeding and lost control of the car, striking the church in the 1200 block of West 59th Street around 3:40 a.m. The driver was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. Police said the building sustained structural damage.  
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Department of Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara will join Alderman Stephanie Coleman and Volunteers of America Illinois Tuesday for a ribbon cutting of a complex that will create 36 new affordable two-bedroom apartments in on the South Side.The new development called Hope Manor Village, will be created across 16 vacant lots in the 5900 and 6000 blocks of South Green Street and the 5900 and 6100 blocks of South Peoria Street in Englewood.Tuesday's ceremony will commemorate the opening of two of the apartment buildings. The other buildings are currently in various stages of construction and expected to be completed by early 2021.The complex will target the six blocks surrounding the Hope Manor II campus, which opened in 2014 at 60th & Halsted, and will further stabilize the neighborhood by replacing vacant parcels of land with investments in housing.The estimated $15 million project is expected...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Department of Housing Commissioner Marisa Novara will join Alderman Stephanie Coleman and Volunteers of America Illinois Tuesday for a ribbon cutting of a complex that will create 36 new affordable two-bedroom apartments in on the South Side.The new development called Hope Manor Village, will be created across 16 vacant lots in the 5900 and 6000 blocks of South Green Street and the 5900 and 6100 blocks of South Peoria Street in Englewood.Tuesday's ceremony will commemorate the opening of two of the apartment buildings. The other buildings are currently in various stages of construction and expected to be completed by early 2021.The complex will target the six blocks surrounding the Hope Manor II campus, which opened in 2014 at 60th & Halsted, and will further stabilize the neighborhood by replacing vacant parcels of land with investments in housing.The estimated $15 million project is expected...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago is home to thousands of vacant lots, and those empty spaces can be unsightly to say the least. On Tuesday morning, a celebration of a solution is planned. Mayor Lori Lightfoot will honor the organization behind beautiful new housing in Englewood at 10:30 a.m. Only our cameras were there to catch the first tenant’s tour of his new home. As CBS 2’s Lauren Victory reported, you’ll know it when the tenant, Ralph Liggins, has a good day. And it was a very good day when he saw that new home. “Big freezer! Big mirror! This is fantastic!” Liggins said. “Come next week, I’m going to be in my own place. I’m trying to downplay my excitement.” The Air Force veteran has been living with family for 14 years. “Child support and no job all came at the same time. I thought it was going to be...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A driver was shot and wounded this weekend during a carjacking in Englewood. The man was stopped at a red light at 68th and Halsted streets around 11 p.m. Saturday. Two men pulled the man out of his car at gunpoint. The 40-year-old victim was shot in the rear as he tried to run. He was taken to University of Chicago medical center in good condition. The offenders got away in the stolen car.  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were shot and wounded Sunday afternoon in West Englewood. The shooting took place at 3:02 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. One off the victims was shot in the arm and their condition was stabilized, a second was shot in the head and throat and was in critical condition, and a third was shot in the leg and was in an unknown condition. All the victims were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Their ages and genders were not immediately known. Further details were not immediately available.  
    Having New York City in your backyard has its perks -- but it certainly comes with a price.  Residential rental website Zumper has ranked a handful of North Jersey cities as some of the most expensive in the NYC-Metro area. The "Zumper New York City Metro Area Report" analyzed active listings -- particularly a one-bedroom units -- in September 2020 across 24 cities to find the ones that are most expensive, and the ones with the fastest growing rental rates. The findings might not shock you. The top 10 most expensive places to rent in an around New York City include Fort Lee, Englewood, Hoboken, Jersey City and Secaucus. The least and most expensive rentals in the New York City Metro area.ZumperNew York City, where a one-bedroom apartment averages $2,600 a month, is by far the most expensive place to rent. Prices in Fort Lee climbed 5.1 percent, making it the...
    ENGLEWOOD — Need diapers? The Residents Association of Greater Englewood (R.A.G.E.) is hosting a diaper giveaway Saturday. Parents and guardians can pick up the diapers and baby wipes from 1-3 p.m. outside of ALT Market, 6600 S. Halsted Ave. Diapers are available in all sizes. The limit is 20 per family. For more information, contact [email protected] Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Already subscribe? Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.
    A cook from Englewood was charged with having sex with an underage Waldwick girl he apparently met on a dating app, authorities said. Police searching for the girl after she’d been reported missing found her Sunday night in Allendale with Seti Tonge, 22, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Tonge was taken to Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus before he was booked into the Bergen County Jail early Monday. A judge soon after ordered him released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. Tonge is charged with sexual assault and child endangerment. Musella thanked Allendale and Waldwick police for their assistance. Statutory rape occurs in New Jersey when one of the partners is between 13 and 16 and the other is at least four years older. Those adults who claim “she/he looked 18″ — or that the victim showed a fake ID...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in broad daylight Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood. The shooting happened at 12:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Wood Street, police said. Two men were shot while being chased on foot by two assailants, police said. One of the men was shot in the torso and leg and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, while the other was shot in the left leg and self-transported to a hospital in an unknown condition, police said. The victims were between 20 and 30 years old, police said. The assailants fled in a sport-utility vehicle after the shooting, police said. Area One detectives were investigating late Wednesday.    
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Tuesday released video and other documentation of the shooting and wounding of Latrell Allen by police in Englewood – an incident that was linked to an all-night looting spree in and around the downtown area hours later. The shooting took place on Sunday, Aug. 9 in the 5600 block of South Aberdeen Street. Police said Allen, 20, who had a long criminal history shot at officers, and the officers returned fire. It followed a chase that began near 57th Street and Racine Avenue, police said at the time. As CBS 2’s Jermont Terry reported, video released by COPA from police surveillance cameras shows the moment officers spotted Allen. Officers are seen turning onto the block, jumping the curb, and driving onto the sidewalk in an attempt to stop a man in a red shirt. Neighbors called 911 after seeing Allen...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 66-year-old man is dead and another man was wounded in a shooting in Englewood Sunday evening. The shooting happened at 6:43 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street, police said. The men, the second of whom is 54, were on the street near a vehicle when they heard shots and felt pain, police said. The 66-year-old man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The younger man was shot in the right leg and was taken to the same hospital, where he was in good condition, police said. Area One detectives were investigating late Sunday.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago woman who was injured by a stray bullet is celebrating her 37th birthday with the police officers who saved her.Alisha Hill was sitting on a sofa in her West Englewood home just over a year ago when she was shot in the head.EMBED More News Videos Alisha Hill is finally heading home after she was struck by a stray bullet while sitting inside a home in West Englewood in September. Police found her after they followed shell casings from a nearby drive-by shooting and discovered the bullet hole in her window."We just kept canvasing the neighborhood and we are so thankful we did," said Sgt. Rudy Vargas with the Chicago Police Department.An ambulance rushed her to Advocate Christ Hospital where her life was saved and the long journey of rehabilitation began."I wanted to come out here and let her know that we are thankful that...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were wounded in a shooting Friday morning as they were pulling off the Dan Ryan Expressway in the Englewood neighborhood. Chicago police said the victims were driving north on the Dan Ryan around 11:05 a.m., and exited near 59th Street, when a black SUV drove by and someone inside started shooting near 59th and Wentworth. The victims drove themselves to St. Bernard Hospital. Their conditions were not available. No one was in custody Friday afternoon. Area One detectives were investigating.
    DENVER (CBS4) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is searching for a man accused of robbing five banks in the Denver area since Aug. 21. Investigators are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the so-called “Branded Bandit.” (credit: FBI Denver Division) The suspect is described as a white man in his 20’s to 30’s, approximately 5’07” to 5’09” in height, with a medium build. (credit: FBI Denver Division) The suspect is accused of the following bank robberies: Sept. 22 at 2:16 pm US Bank 1927 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood Sept. 21 at 10:25 am Chase Bank 10404 Colorado Blvd, Thornton Sept. 14 at 10:34 am KeyBank 3505 E 104th Ave, Thornton Aug. 24 at 2:29 pm US Bank 101 Englewood Pkwy, Englewood Aug. 21 at 12:19 pm Chase Bank 3435 S University Blvd, Englewood RELATED: Second Bank In Englewood Robbed, FBI Looking For Suspect...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men and a woman were wounded in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning in Englewood. Police said the victims were sitting in three different cars during a gathering near 70th and Peoria around 4 a.m., when someone in a passing vehicle started shooting. A 27-year-old man was shot in the arm, and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. Another 27-year-old man was grazed in the back, and refused medical attention at the scene. A 49-year-old woman was shot in the lower back, and drove herself to Provident Hospital, where she was in fair condition. No one was in custody Saturday morning. Area One detectives were investigating.
    ENGLEWOOD — Englewood community leader Asiaha Butler is adding a strategy to her community revitalization work: real estate development. Butler, founder of Residents Association of Greater Englewood, known as R.A.G.E., and Deon Lucas, the architect behind E.G. Woode, founded the Englewood Development Group and bought their first property in 2018 with the aim of helping renters become homeowners. Now, their first home renovation project — a red-brick two-flat at 6219 S. Bishop Ave. — is finally market-ready. All that’s left to decide on is the price, which will be decided with affordability in mind, Butler said. “It’s not just about purchasing a property in Englewood. We want it to be owner-occupied so that we can create some pathways to wealth,” Butler said. Butler and Lucas originally bought the property from the Cook County Land Bank for $10,000. Renovations cost about $140,000. My first project as a real estate...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Drive-in movies continue to be popular on Colorado’s Front Range as we get close to the end of summer. On Thursday night the City of Englewood is hosting a free showing of “Footloose” in a city parking lot, and it said on Wednesday morning it still has room for more cars. The movie will be shown on the upper deck parking lot of the Englewood Civic Center. Anyone interested in going to see the movie must register ahead of time at englewoodco.gov/movie-night. Earlier this summer the city used the parking lot to show the movies “Grease” and “Sing,” and both of those showings sold out.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County Circuit Court officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday for a new restorative justice community court in Englewood on the South Side.Chief Judge Tim Evans and Congressman Bobby Rush were among those in attendance to the ceremony.The court is located inside the Salvation Army's Stern Center on West 69th Street.Defendants who successfully complete the program get the chance to have their charges dismissed and their arrest and court records expunged.To be eligible for the program, the offender must have been charged with a nonviolent felony or misdemeanor and the victim of the crime must also agree to take part in the process.The state's first Restorative Justice Community Court was opened back in 2017 in the North Lawndale neighborhood. Since its opening, the court has worked with 135 participants with around 64 graduates from the program.In addition to the court in Englewood, a new court is...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people were shot Sunday afternoon in Englewood, and one of them was killed. The shooting happened at 3:58 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Throop Street, police said. The victims were on a porch on the block when a vehicle passed by and two assailants got out and opened fire striking them all. A 35-year-old man was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the right hip and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. A 60-year-old man was suffered a graze wound to the lower back and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, and a 26-year-old woman was shot in the right hand and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition. No one was in custody early Sunday evening. Area One...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A man is in custody after police said he shot two men during a fight in the West Englewood neighborhood. According to police, the 56-year-old man said he shot two men, a 30-year-old and a 37-year-old after one of them lifted up their shirt to display a gun. The 30-year-old suffered a graze wound to the arm and left the scene. The older victim was shot in the arm and torso before being transported to University of Chicago in critical condition. Charges are pending.  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Several people, including two Chicago police officers, were hurt in a car crash involving Saturday night. Shortly before 10 p.m. an unmarked black police SUV and another car collided near 63rd and Wentworth in Englewood. Police say the car ran a red light and crashed into them. Two police officers and some passengers from the other vehicle were inured. No one has been arrested, but police are questioning someone who was in the other vehicle.
    They’re the criminal version of such musical oldies acts as the Temptations and Quiet Riot. The infamous James Bond Gang of burglars is back in several New Jersey counties, authorities say – only without their original members. It was in the mid-1980s that David Kirkland hooked up with Teaneck High School buddy Terence Lawton, who owned a detailing shop in Englewood where he created a car that gave the founding burglary crew its nickname. Pricey homes in Paramus, Englewood Cliffs and elsewhere yielded the gang an average of $30,000 in cash and valuables during what investigators said were nearly 500 break-ins. Morris, Middlesex and Monmouth counties offered targets, as well, as did Rockland and Westchester. Victims included then-Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Piro. A lookout not only watched the neighborhood: He monitored police scanner frequencies and kept in contact with the others via cellphones cloned with stolen numbers. Members of the...
    ENGLEWOOD — One day before their big back-to-school giveaway, someone broke into the M.A.S.K. (Mothers Against Senseless Killings) Peace Academy early Thursday morning and stole numerous school and households supplies intended for local children and families. The person responsible stole two boxes of tablets, snacks, diapers and pallets of water, according to M.A.S.K. Founder Tamar Manasseh. Whoever broke into the building at 7400 S. Stewart Ave. may have gotten inside by breaking a shipping container window, Manasseh said. Manasseh said Thursday she is devastated. She and her team of volunteers had been collecting donations for weeks. She just returned from a trip to Tennessee on Wednesday to build a homeless shelter for teens. “This wasn’t an act committed by any of the young people in the neighborhood,” Manasseh told Block Club. “They know if they ask, they will receive, and so will their children. This was an act committed by...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Three people were injured in a shooting early Tuesday morning in the Englewood neighborhood. According to police, three men were standing outside in the 6700 block of South Ada when man on foot fired shots just before 3 a.m. A 36-year-old man was shot in the foot. A 28-year-old, who was shot in the abdomen, and a 25-year-old, who was shot in the back, were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Police said no one is in custody.
    ENGLEWOOD — I Grow Chicago will be offering free coronavirus testing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at its Peace campus. No registration is required, and walk-ins will be welcomed. People should not eat or drink 20 minutes prior to testing, which is a saliva test. The nonprofit organization also provides free food, supplies and personal protective equipment as part of its COVID support program from noon to 3 p.m. every Friday. Both COVID testing and support will take place at 6402 S. Honore St. Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Already subscribe? Click here to support Block Club with a tax-deductible donation.
    (CNN)A New Jersey teen organized a Black Lives Matter and affordable housing protest on July 25, over what she says is a lack of affordable housing that disproportionately prevents Black people, Native Americans, and other people of color from living in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.Four days later, Emily Gil, 18, received a letter from Mayor Mario Kranjac requesting that she foot the $2,499.26 bill for police overtime accrued during the protest, according to screenshots Gil shared with CNN."After various attempts to meet with you in person concerning a protest you planned to hold in the Borough, we were alerted to your July 25 protests just three days before it took place," Kranjac told Gil, according to a copy of the letter shared with CNN.In an email to CNN Saturday, Kranjac said the bill was rescinded. In a separate correspondence provided to CNN, Kranjac also told Gil it would be rescinded,...
    People take part in a rally on April 29, 2015 at Union Square in New York, held in solidarity with demonstrators in Baltimore, Maryland demanding justice for an African-American man who died of severe spinal injuries sustained in police custody. EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP via Getty Images A teenaged activist in New Jersey was slapped with a $2,500 bill to pay for police presence at a Black Lives Matter she organized in July. The demonstrate drew about 30 people and lasted 90 minutes, according to local reports. Mayor Mario Kranjac of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, said it was protocol to send a bill anytime someone hosts an event in the city.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A New Jersey teenager was unexpectedly hit with a $2,500 bill for organizing a Black Lives Matter protest with only 30 people in attendance.  Emily Gil, an 18-year-old activist, said she...
    ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – The teen who organized a rally to support the Black Lives Matter movement in her hometown in New Jersey is no longer on the hook for the cost of police overtime charged during the protest. Emily Gil, 18, said Mayor Mario Kranjac sent her a bill in the mail for about $2,500 to pay for the police presence at the July 25 rally in Englewood Cliffs. MORE: New Jersey Teen Who Organized Rally Supporting Black Lives Matter, Affordable Housing Billed For Police Overtime Gil said she worked with local officials and the police chief to plan out logistics ahead of time, but had no idea she would be asked to pay. Mayor Kranjac sent another letter Saturday saying he is “rescinding the bill” after reviewing a local ordinance, which he initially cited as the reason for charging Gil. PROTESTS AND POLICE REFORMS Writer David...
    A young New Jersey woman has been slapped with a $2,500 fine for police overtime costs after she set up a “small, peaceful Black Lives Matter protest” at the end of July, according to a report. Emily Gil, 18, who graduated in June from Bergen County Technical School, failed to properly warn authorities in advance about the event, NJ.com reported. Gil believed that a shortage of affordable housing options in her neighborhood was a racial issue that should be brought to the public’s attention through a 30- to 40-person protest, according to NJ.com. SEVERAL STATES NOT ADHERING TO NEW CORONAVIRUS TESTING GUIDELINES FROM CDC But four days after the demonstration, Gil received a bill for police overtime costs that officials say the protest incurred. “Please promptly forward your payment to the borough in the amount of $2,499.26 for the police overtime caused by your protest,” Englewood Cliffs Mayor Mario M. Kranjac wrote in a...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Crews battled a fire Friday morning that broke out at an apartment in Englewood. Still and box alarm for. Fire 5518 state. Store with apt above. pic.twitter.com/ztZDlrvVoU — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) August 28, 2020 The building is located at 5518 State Street and has stores on the first floor. The fire caused damage to the top half of the building and it is not known if there is damage to the stores below. This is a developing story. 
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old girl is dead, and another girl was injured in a stabbing in Englewood Wednesday evening. A woman was also hit in the head with a bottle in the fight. The incident happened at 8:48 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said. Police said three females got into a quarrel with a group of five people – four females and one male of unknown ages – when one of the females stabbed the teenage girls with a knife. The 14-year-old girl was stabbed in the chest and abdomen and was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. A 15-year-old girl was stabbed under the eye and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said. A 38-year-old woman was struck in the bottle by someone at the scene and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Englewood are searching for three males who were seen in the area before a man was killed on Tuesday. The 32-year-old man died after what investigators believe was an altercation. The homicide happened just after 5:30 p.m. in the in the 3100 block of South Platte River Drive. (credit: Englewood Police) The police department wants to know the identity and whereabouts of three males seen on bicycles in the area prior to the incident. Detectives are also seeking information about and would like to speak to someone who may have picked up a male in the 1500 block of West Hampden Avenue shortly after this incident occurred. Anyone with information regarding this crime or recognizes the males in the picture is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter your message or send an...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Englewood police are looking for three persons of interest following a deadly stabbing near the Platte River. Officers were called to South Platte River Drive near West Dartmouth Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Once on scene, officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators are searching for three male persons of interest who were seen leaving the area on surveillance video. Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to call Englewood Police at 303-761-7410.
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The FBI is investigating another bank robbery in Englewood. The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force says this robbery occurred on Monday afternoon at the US Bank inside a King Soopers on Englewood Parkway. (credit: FBI) They say the suspect approached the teller, handed them a note and demanded money. The suspect ran away in an unknown direction. Investigators describe the suspect as a white man, between 30 and 40 years old. He stands about 5-feet-9 and has a thin build. He was last seen wearing a two-toned grey and black baseball cap, dark-colored shirt and pants and a grey mask. (credit: FBI) On Monday, the task force announced they are looking for another suspected bank robber who targeted a Chase Bank on University Boulevard in Englewood. If anyone has any information those bank robberies, they’re asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task...
    A 57-year-old Englewood woman and her dog were killed in a fire Monday night, authorities confirmed. A Grove Street resident who’d been out for the evening called 911 after smelling and then seeing smoke coming from a detached garage apartment where the victim lived around 10 p.m., Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said Tuesday. Firefighters doused the two-alarm blaze and found the body of the victim, who “apparently succumbed to the intense heat and was unable to exit the structure,” Halstead said. Also killed was her dog, responders said. No other injuries were reported in what the deputy chief called a “tragic incident.” An investigation into the cause was continuing, he said.  MORE: BTFirePhotos
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The FBI wants to find a man they say robbed a Chase Bank in Englewood. The suspect was caught on surveillance from the bank on South University Boulevard near Hampden Avenue. (credit: Englewood) Officials say it happened on Aug. 21 just after noon. They describe the suspect as a white or Hispanic male in his late 20s, about 5-feet-6 tall with dark hair and a medium build. (credit: Englewood) The suspect was last seen wearing a black, flat-billed baseball cap, red shirt with mountains and black and white lettering on it, as well as dark-colored pants. He had a black backpack. He ran away north after robbing the bank. (credit: Englewood) If anyone has more information, they are asked to call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171. You can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling Crimestoppers at 720-913-7867.  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Four men were shot and wounded Sunday afternoon outside a commercial business in Englewood. The shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Halsted Street, police said. The men were out in front of the business when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots. A 23-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the arm and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition. A 24-year-old man was grazed in the back and buttocks and refused treatment. A 27-year-old man was shot in the calf and knee and was also taken to St. Bernard in good condition. A 28-year-old man suffered an injury to the hand and was uncooperative at the scene, and his condition was not known, police said. Police said as of early Sunday evening, no one was in custody and Area One detectives were investigating. All the victims were uncooperative...
    Many Black Americans are pushing back on activist’s calls to shrink or abolish the police, especially in cities rife with crime, the Wall Street Journal reported. Community leaders, business owners and residents in areas grappling with poverty and crime are growing tired of calls from activists to defund the police, and believe the protesters are mostly outsiders unwilling to do the work that is required to improve Black communities, according to the WSJ. Residents of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, which has suffered from an 80% increase in shootings this year compared to 2019, reportedly want a police department that better serves them, and are skeptical of efforts to defund police.  An Englewood neighborhood resident (2nd L) exchanges words with protesters (R) during a rally against Chicago Police violence in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, on August 11, 2020. (Photo by KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images) “I’m the last person who...
    CHICAGO -- Three days after his 29-year-old son was shot and killed, Keith Harris joined a group of residents who clashed with protesters during a demonstration outside the Chicago Police Department's Seventh District station in the Englewood neighborhood. The turbulent confrontation last week pitted demonstrators seeking to defund the police against crime-weary residents who say they want the department to better serve them. "I don't see how defunding the police is going to help anything in Englewood," said Mr. Harris, 53 years old. 21 PEOPLE SHOT WEDNESDAY IN CHICAGO A day later, Mr. Harris made funeral arrangements for his son, Keith Richmond. "I'm the last person who would be a police cheerleader, because I've had my own run-ins with them," he said. But, he added, "What are you going to do when they're not there to protect you?" CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 15: Police stand guard as pro and...
    CHICAGO (CBS) —  Dozens of kids in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood are getting new computers. It’s  a joint effort by private and public groups. The nonprofit Comp U Dopt  is handing out 100 free, refurbished computers to under served young people Thursday morning at 67th and Emerald. The  goal is to close the digital divide for kids who really need it. The giveaway is made possible through  donations by the group Something Good in Englewood New Harbor Capital based here in Chicago. A Pew Research Institute study showed almost half of low income families don’t have computers at home.  
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were hospitalized after a car and an ambulance collided in Englewood, according to the Chicago Police Department. They crashed around 11 a.m. Wednesday at 71st and Loomis, sending the car into the side of a building. CBS 2 crews saw carseats on the ground. Everyone who was hurt was rushed to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
    ENGLEWOOD — Residents can get prizes and free masks when they complete the census at a Tuesday event in Englewood. The Census in the Ward event is noon-3 p.m. Tuesday. Census takers will be at the southwest corner of 63rd and Halsted streets to collect information from residents. People can also fill out the census online in about five minutes. Ald. Stephanie Coleman (16th) and Cook County Commissioner Dennis Deer are hosting the Census in the Ward event with local organizations, including R.A.G.E., Acclivus and the Georgia Doty HIV and Hepatitis Community Outreach. Sixty-three percent of 16th Ward residents have completed the 2020 Census, putting the community 7 points ahead of the city’s 56 percent response rate. The ward still needs 4 points to beat its 2010 response rate. Officials have been getting creative to boost census numbers, from hiring a “Census Cowboy” to visit undercounted areas to hosting video...
    An accused hit man wanted in a double shooting at a June Bergen County house party was captured by federal agents after two months on the run, authorities said Saturday. U.S. Marshals arrested Dwayne Redd Jr., 22, on Thursday at a house in Baltimore, MD, his native city, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said nearly two months after the Englewood house party ambush. Redd and Dejuan Stokes, 23, both unemployed, were recruited by Jamal "Mally" Robinson, 44, in the June 20 shooting that killed killed Douglas Perry, 43, of Newark, and a injured a 29-year-old Englewood man.at the corner of 2nd and 4th streets, authorities said. Daily Voice broke the story that members of a Bergen County Regional SWAT team captured Robinson -- a violent Teaneck ex-con with a 25-year criminal history -- in a rental car on Reade Street in Englewood. A search warrant executed July 25 at 125 Shepard Ave., in Teaneck turned up a Glock 22...
    A hit man who wanted in a double shooting that left one dead at a Bergen County house party in June was captured by federal agents after two months on the run, New Jersey State Police said. U.S. Marshals arrested Dwayne Redd Jr., 22, at the Baltimore, MD house he where he had been staying, according to State Police. Redd and Dejuan Stokes, 23, both unemployed and from Baltimore, were reportedly hired by Jamal "Mally" Robinson, 44, for the June 20 ambush at the corner of 2nd and 4th streets. Daily Voice broke the story that members of a Bergen County Regional SWAT team captured Robinson -- a violent Teaneck ex-con with a 25-year criminal history-- in a rental car on Reade Street in Englewood, days after the fatal shooting. Redd was charged with murder, attempted murder, and unlawful possession of a firearm by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. He was lodged at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A strongly-worded letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot claims to represent the fear of tens of thousands of Chicago high-rise residents following the looting this past weekend. But does it really speak for all of them? And does it ignore the struggles of Chicagoans who have lived with these fears for years? As CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reported Thursday, two Chicagoans said the answers to those questions is no. The Hollywood Towers at 5701 N. Sheridan Rd. is managed by the Sudler company. It sits right next to Lake Shore Drive in Edgewater, about 10 miles away from where the looting happened. Sudler claims residents there are living in fear. Some have called that an exaggeration, and that is not all we’ve heard around Chicago. The tersely-worded letter came after the cleanup from a night of looting Sunday into Monday. The letter amounted to a complaint to Mayor...
    A FURIOUS group of residents in a Chicago neighborhood slammed Black Lives Matter demonstrators in a tense standoff Tuesday, calling protesters “bozo the clown ass n****s” after wild looting. “Y’all don’t come out when a kid gets shot. Y’all come out when it has to do something with the f**king police,” Englewood resident Darryl Smith screams at protesters through a megaphone in a dramatic video. 3A man shouts into a megaphone against the presence of protestersCredit: AFP or licensors Protesters and activists were then filmed scuffling, pushing and shoving each other as shouting intensified with some protesters trying to block news cameras from filming the fracas, news reporters alleged. Exasperated voices could be heard telling each other to “calm down” as community members demanded protesters leave. “If you ain’t from Englewood, get the F*** out of here,” Smith told Black Lives Matter protesters. Protesters were eventually seen shouting “we love...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Some activists and Black Lives Matters supporters worry the Chicago looting Sunday night into Monday morning will set back their quest for long-lasting, systemic police reform in the city."The possibility of this kind of reaction to a police-involved shooting, that's what kept me up at night," said Sharon Fairley, former chief of the Civilian of Police Accountability (COPA).Chicago cleans up after looting devastates Michigan Avenue, Loop, Gold Coast; More than 100 arrested, police sayEMBED More News Videos Videos show large crowds breaking windows and entering stores along the Magnificent Mile, in Gold Coast, in the Loop and in some other Chicago neighborhoods. Fairly was chief of COPA when the agency transformed the way it investigates police-involved shootings."What we're seeing right now is the result of the lack of trust and the lack of legitimacy, the lack of perceived legitimacy in the community because of the decades-long frustration...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A judge has set bond for a 20-year-old Chicago man who was involved in the Englewood police-involved shooting that officials say sparking the recent looting spree.Monday, a judge set bond for Latrell Allen at $1 million.Shooter hurt after gunfire exchanged with Chicago police in Englewood, CPD saysProsecutors say Allen was armed with a gun at an Englewood park where children were playing Sunday afternoon. When police arrives, they say he took off and then fired at them during a chase.RELATED: Looting task force established as Chicago works to lean up devastated businesses downtownOfficers returned fire, striking Allen in the shoulder, according to CPD Superintendent David Brown.As of Tuesday night, Allen is still in the hospital but is expected to recover, officiasl say.RELATED: Chicago looting update: Mayor Lightfoot, CPD Supt. Brown face criticism over city's response plan Allen is charged with two felony counts of attempted first-degree murder...
    CHICAGO — A man who allegedly fired shots at Chicago Police officers in Englewood was ordered held without bail Tuesday after a Cook County judge ruled he violated his probation. Meanwhile, prosecutors at the bond hearing told a judge the officers who fired on Allen hadn’t yet been assigned body cams. The judge had set bail at $1 million for Latrell Allen, who is charged with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting at Chicago Police officers Sunday afternoon in Englewood. But because of his probation violation, the judge ordered him held. Allen’s case has drawn protests from activists and community members who said police were not justified in shooting him. They’ve also questioned why none of the officers involved in the case were wearing body cams. Prosecutors in court said the officers were part of a newly-formed community policing unit that hasn’t yet been given the cameras. After...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department (CPD) promised to change part of its body camera policy that exempted some officers assigned to special teams from wearing body cameras after two of those officers shot a man in Englewood.  On Sunday afternoon, two CPD officers shot and wounded 20-year-old Latrell Allen, who CPD said fired a gun at them. The officers who shot Allen were assigned to the newly created “Community Safety Team,” created to combat a wave of gun violence that swept parts of the south and west sides in July.  Without body camera footage it’s still unclear exactly how the shooting happened. Police, Allen’s family and a neighbor who claimed he witnessed the shooting gave differing accounts. Many in the community initially thought Allen was actually an unarmed 15-year–old, sparking unrest across the city. But Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), which is now investigating the incident, said the officers weren’t equipped with or wearing body cameras.  COPA said it reviewed POD video which captured the pursuit of a man matching Allen’s description, but asked the public to share any additional video that might exist.  The new Community Safety...
    ENGLEWOOD — The widespread looting of Downtown was kicked off Sunday afternoon when police officers shot and wounded a Black Man in Englewood, leading to angry confrontations, a flurry of social media posts and eventually violence and destruction. The fact that cops shot 20-year-old Latrell Allen is not disputed. But as misinformation spread across the neighborhood and social media — and in the absence of video evidence — many questions remain. Allen survived the shooting and is expected to recover. Police have said Allen shot at officers during a foot chase he’s been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. Police later posted a photo of a gun they said they found on the scene. Allen’s family and a neighbor who said she witnessed the shooting dispute the police narrative. Latricsa Allen told the Tribune her son tried to...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The unrest that ravaged downtown Chicago in the early morning hours Monday started after a police-involved shooting the day before in Englewood. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini went inside the home where the shooting victim ran after he was hit by police gunfire. “They shot him five times,” said Latricsa Allen. Latricsa Allen is the mother of Latrell Allen. She, along with Latrell Allen’s grandparents, said they spoke on Monday with the 20-year-old – who is hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. A police chase near 57th Street and Racine Avenue in Englewood ended with shots fired Sunday afternoon. “He said: ‘Mom, the police shot me!’ I said, ‘They shot you?’ He said, ‘Yeah, they shot me five times!’” Larticsa Allen said. “I said, ‘Latrell, did you shoot them?’ He said: ‘No mama, I did not shoot them. I was just running.’” Latricsa Allen said another one of...
    ENGLEWOOD — A 20-year-old man wounded by Chicago police after he allegedly fired shots at officers Sunday afternoon is facing multiple felony charges and is scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday. Latrell Allen, 20, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies, according to police. About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in the 5700 block of South Racine Avenue. The man, whom police allege was Allen, ran off when officers tried to confront him, police said. Police allege Allen, of the 5600 block of South Aberdeen Avenue, then pointed a gun and fired multiple rounds at police officers. The police returned fire and struck Allen, although it was not known if he was shot more than once.  Police officials said officers recovered Allen’s weapon and Allen was placed...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — In a coordinated response to a police shooting in Englewood on Sunday, scores of stores were looted in the city overnight, leaving widespread destruction and injuring a dozen officers, Police Supt. David Brown said. Shortly after a suspect with a long criminal history shot at police and officers returned fire,  several social media post encouraged looting in the city, Brown said. The suspect was wounded but is expected to survive, Brown said. Brown said 400 officers were dispatched to the Loop as caravans of cars began driving into the city. “What we are seeing is violence against police,” Brown said.  Thirteen officers were injured in the violence overnight.  He said nine officers have been shot at in recent weeks. “This was an act of violence against our police officers and our city,” Brown said. “We are waking up in shock this morning,” a visiby angry Mayor Lori...
    A police-involved shooting in Chicago’s neighborhood of Englewood is believed to have sparked a night of looting and chaos in the downtown Magnificent Mile. Chicago Police received reports of a person with a gun around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of South Racine Avenue and West 57 Street and arrived to find a man who matched the description provided by the caller, police said in a press release. But when they tried to confront the man, he ran off – allegedly taking out a gun and firing at the officers as he did so, authorities said. "During the foot pursuit, the offender turned and fired shots at the officers," said Deputy Chief Yolanda Talley during a Sunday press conference, according to local affiliate FOX 32 Chicago. CHICAGO ROCKED BY WIDESPREAD LOOTING CAUGHT ON VIDEO AFTER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING Police fired back and struck the man. He was taken to a local...
    ENGLEWOOD — Police shot and wounded a young man who allegedly fired at responding officers Sunday afternoon at a tense scene in Englewood, police said. At about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to a call of a person with a gun in the5700 block of South Racine Avenue and arrived to find a man in an alley who matched the description, according to a statement from Chicago Police. The officers attempted to confront him, at which time he fled from officers and began running. During a foot chase, the man shots at officers, police said. Police shot back, striking the man, according to the police statement. The man, described as a male in his late teens or early 20s, was transported to the University of Chicago Hospital in an unknown condition. Three officers involved in the incident were transported to a nearby hospital for observation, police said. ...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after shots were exchanged between Chicago police and an individual in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital. Chicago fire officials said his condition was not known.The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability said its investigators were responding to the incident, as well.Ahern said police recovered the firearm used in the shooting and that an individual fired on police before officers returned fire, hitting the shooter.Offender’s firearm recovered by police after firing at Officers. Officers returned fire...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after a police-involved shooting in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital, police said.CPD did not immediately provide any additional details about the shooting.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A police-involved shooting was reported in Englewood Sunday afternoon. Police News Affairs Deputy Director Tom Ahern tweeted that the shooting happened at 57th and Aberdeen streets. No officers were injured, Ahern tweeted. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1 — Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020 The suspect was in custody at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Ahern tweeted. Further details were not immediately available.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after a police-involved shooting in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital, police said.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — One person is dead and another two are hurt after a shooting in Englewood Saturday morning. Around 4 a.m. three men got into an argument, and then the shooting happened at 64th and Throop, according to Chicago police. It is unclear if the men were fighting with each other or someone else. Witnesses at the scene were not cooperating with police.
    (CBS4) – Authorities are looking for the public’s help locating a missing inmate who escaped from a federal facility located in Jefferson County. Lucio Lozano, 33, escaped from the Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood (FCI Englewood) close to the Englewood-Littleton border on Wednesday. Lucio Lozano (credit: Federal Bureau of Prisons) Lozano was serving a 15 year sentence on a drug related crime when he escaped. Anyone who has information about where Lozano might be is asked to call the U.S. Marshals Service at (303) 335-3400.
    A bandit robbed the man known as "Foodgod" of a $250,000 watch at gunpoint on an Englewood Cliffs street, said authorities who turned to the public Monday for help. A friend of Kim Kardashian who legally changed his name from Jonathan Cheban, "Foodgod" told police he was with his mother and a friend when they were accosted in the friend's driveway on East Bayview Avenue near Sylvan Avenue (Route 9W) around 8:30 p.m Sunday. The robber asked what time it was before pointing a silver-colored semiautomatic handgun at the 46-year-old celebrity, his mother and a friend, he said. The robber then pulled the Richard Mille watch from the victim's wrist, causing a minor injury, Sgt. Ronald F Waldt said. The gunman was described as dark-skinned and Hispanic, in his late 20s to early 30s and wearing a purple shirt, light blue jeans, and white and gray sneakers, the sergeant said....
    Two weeks after he was busted for a crime spree at a Hudson River marina, an Englewood man spit in a Bergenfield police officer’s face while deliberately banging his head several times inside a squad car, authorities said. Jason Pinilla, 19, “became extremely uncooperative and resisted arrest” after officers caught him with pot behind the Hoover Elementary School on Murray Hill Terrace on Thursday, Detective Lt. William Duran said. “Once he was subdued and placed into the rear of the police vehicle, he was acting erratic and began to bang his head into the partition,” Duran said Friday. Pinilla then spit in the face of an officer who tried to get him to stop, the lieutenant said. A judge in Hackensack had released Pinilla from jail on July 16, hours after Palisades Interstate Parkway police said he broke into several boats docked near the George Washington Bridge, took a couple...
    CHICAGO -- Police are asking for the public's help identifying the gunmen who shot eight people, including two teenagers and an 11-year-old boy, on the Fourth of July in Englewood on the South Side.The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the shooters, according to Chicago police.The victims were at a large gathering in the street about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, police said. The shooters ran east through Carpenter Park toward Morgan Street.Vernado Jones, 14, was hit in the back and pronounced dead at Comer Children's Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. Three other men were pronounced dead, two at the scene and one at the University of Chicago Medical Center.RELATED: 87 shot, 17 fatally, in Chicago July 4th weekend violence,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The alleged leader of the Black Disciples and 22 others were charged in a massive federal investigation into drug and gun trafficking in Englewood. “We are here to announce a big win,” said Chicago Police Supt. David Brown. “This is a big win for our team, and for the people of the South Side of Chicago.” The multi-year investigation involved the seizure of 24 guns, more than 13 grams of cocaine, more than a kilogram of heroin, more than 1,350 grams of fentanyl-laced heroin, about 750 grams of plain fentanyl, about 378 grams of crack cocaine, as well as suspected MDMA pills and $52,595 in illicit cash proceeds. Brown noted that fentanyl can be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, and fentanyl-laced heroin is often a deadly combination. “It sends a message to those criminals that we are not going to tolerate violence in our...
    A 50-year-old motorcyclist from Englewood was killed in a crash on Route 278 in Union County over the weekend, state police said. Shawn Palmer was on the Route 278 ramp to the NJ Turnpike when he struck a concrete barrier on the right side of the road around 7 p.m. Saturday, Trooper Alejandro Goez told Daily Voice. Palmer was ejected from his Kawasaki and fell from the elevated roadway onto a portion of Route 278, and was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The motorcycle hit a GMC box truck, Goez said. The truck driver was uninjured, the trooper said.
    CHICAGO -- Police are conducting a death investigation after a person was struck by a CTA Red Line train Monday in Englewood on the South Side.According to Chicago police, around 2:18 a.m. a man fell onto the tracks in the first block of West 69th Street, the 69th Street Red Line station, and was struck by an oncoming train.The man was pronounced dead on the scene. The Cook County medical examiner's office hasn't released details about his death.According to CTA, Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between the Garfield and 95th stations. [Service Disruption] Red Line trains are standing at 69th due to a medical emergency on the tracks. Crews working to restore service.— cta (@cta) July 27, 2020[Service Disruption] Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between 95th and Garfield due to a medical emergency on the tracks at 69th. More: https://t.co/hQkOKJBFoS— cta (@cta) July 27, 2020Area One...
    A SWAT team seized a violent Teaneck ex-con with a 25-year criminal history for orchestrating the fatal shooting of a Newark man at a house party in Englewood last month. Jamal "Mally" Robinson, 44, was captured in a rental car in Englewood on Friday in connection with the fatal June 20 shooting in the 100 block of 2nd Street, Bergen County Prosecutor’s Chief of Detectives Robert Anzilotti said Saturday. One of two victims who were shot before dawn that day, 43-year-old Douglas Perry of Newark, was taken to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The other, Alex Glover, 29, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center with injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. Responders found the victims in the street, both struck several times, following the 1 a.m. shooting. Several vehicles and a home were also hit by gunfire. Investigators initially had trouble sorting out exactly what...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Shots were fired at a party bus overnight with several people on board. A 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound when shots were fired from a white car around midnight near 56th and Laflin streets. Police said there were several other people were on the bus at the time of the shooting. At least two windows of the bus were shattered. The man was treated on the scene and several others were injured by the glass. Police are investigating.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 21-year-old man is recovering after being shot in the neck while riding on a party bus on the South Side Saturday.The incident happened while the man was riding on the bus just after midnight in the 1500 block of West 56th Street in the Englewood neighborhood.Chicago police say a white sedan pulled alongside the bus and fired shots inside.The victim was grazed in the neck but is expected to recover. An unknown number of people who were also on the bus were struck by glass and declined medical treatment.No one is in custody as Area One detectives investigate.The Sun-Times Media report contributed to this article.
    ENGLEWOOD — Continuing ongoing efforts to keep Chicago’s more vulnerable population safe and fed, a group of community organizations and the city are joining forces to provide free groceries and coronavirus testing in Englewood on Wednesday. CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) is partnering with Calor and the City of Chicago for the giveaway at Imagine Englewood If, 6002 S. Halsted St starting at 10 a.m. Staff and volunteers will hand out the self-administered tests from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No ID is required, and people can receive results in three to five days. The grocery giveaway will be from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. People are encouraged to preregister at www.coreresponse.org/chicago. Block Club Chicago’s coronavirus coverage is free for all readers. Block Club is an independent, 501(c)(3), journalist-run newsroom. Subscribe to Block Club Chicago. Every dime we make funds reporting from Chicago’s neighborhoods. Already subscribe? Click here to support Block Club with...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 3-year-old girl who survived a shooting in West Englewood last month has returned home from the hospital Saturday.Community leaders and Chicago police gathered in the afternoon to give Deyana Taylor a welcome home parade.Deyana was struck in the chest by a bullet as she played with other children in a front yard near 70th and Damen on June 30.Deyana's mother told ABC7 that she's recovering, but still a little shaken up."Her left side, she can't really use her arm yet, but it's coming back," her mother said.No one is in custody yet for the shooting.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Fly dumpers were caught on camera in West Englewood with a massive dump truck overnight Monday into Tuesday. CBS 2’s Tara Molina found out the mess they behind is helping the city track them down. The fly dumpers left such a big mess that it took three city trucks to clean it up Tuesday. A Ring doorbell camera caught it all – a massive dump truck pulling down an alley near 58th and Wood streets, backing up into a lot, and dumping mound after mound of trash. Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) has had it. “You cannot disrespect our neighborhoods and use them as your own personal garbage dumps,” he said. “None of my residents, none of my neighbors deserve to wake up in the morning and find literally tons of garbage dumped right behind their homes.” Just in the past year, the alderman’s office has spent about...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Alanna Harris, a 1-year-old girl who had been missing since Friday evening, has been reunited with her mother. Chicago police issued a missing person alert for Alanna on Sunday, saying she had last been seen in the company of her father in the West Englewood neighborhood around 8 p.m. Friday. Monday morning, police announced Alanna had been located and safely reunited with her mother. Police did not provide any further information about how and where she was found.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A march, a rally, and a call to stop the violence was held each day this weekend. The march was organized by Revolution Club Chicago, which describes itself as a communist organization dedicated to resisting oppression. Dozens of people walked through Englewood on Saturday and South Shore on Sunday calling for an end to the cycle of deadly violence. “We need to quit killing each other, because there’s real impact, and look, if you get into a continual cycle where you’re killing this person, they come back and kill you, they get their families, they get their families – you know, you just get into a pattern of revenge,” an activist said. “And then it’s like you’re getting attacked from all sides of society, you know?” The members of the Revolution Club also talked with residents about police reform.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Police on Sunday were looking for a 1-year-old girl who was last seen in Englewood on Friday evening. Alanna Harris was last seen in the area of the 6900 block of South Ada Street around 8 p.m. Friday, police said. She is a Black female with black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion, standing 2 feet tall and weighing 18 pounds. Alanna Harris (Credit: Chicago Police) She was last seen wearing a pink sleeveless shirt, flower-pattern shorts, and a wristband with her name on the arm, and she has three ponytails in her hair. Alanna was last seen in the company of her father, who was driving a Tan Nissan. She may be in the area of the 5700 block of South Hamilton Avenue. Anyone with information was asked to call Area One detectives at (312) 747-8380.
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A summer youth program in Englewood is getting a little creative carrying on in the middle of a pandemic. Parents showed up Thursday afternoon to pick up materials for the Hope Summer Enrichment Program. The faith-based education usually consists of field trips and hands-on education experiences. Because of social distancing, most of the lessons will be conducted on Zoom. Every participant gets a laptop and supplies for different arts and crafts projects. It may be virtual, but it is still vitally important for the community. “This summer’s a little different with COVID,” said Rev. Dr. Jay Moses with Hope Presbyterian Church. “People are a little nervous, but we need to sustain the things that are our future, and certainly our children are our future.” Parents also hope the program will help keep kids safe given the recent uptick in violence in Englewood.
    Englewood police detectives captured two men accused of shooting at another group during an ongoing dispute last month. Several people in a large group that had gathered on Palisade Place on June 4 were pelting police with rocks and other items when shots were fired on nearby Mattlage Place. No one was wounded by the half-dozen or so rounds fired, although two vehicles were struck, Deputy Police Chief Gregory Halstead said. Two defendants were captured through “meticulous police work, community cooperation and extremely hard work by our Detective Bureau,” Halstead said. John T. Wright, 27, and Chris Anderson, 21, remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with attempted murder and weapons charges, as well as hindering their own arrests, after a judge refused to release them. Wright also is charged with aggravated assault. Anderson – who previously was freed after being arrested in Tenafly on robbery,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A South Side daycare that was supposed to open up for summer camp Monday, instead it had to shut down.The Little Angels Learning Academy was one of 25 across the city that had a special block grant suddenly cut by the city.Chairs were stacked and play areas sat empty as the 26-year-old Englewood Child Care facility was forced to shut its doors after losing critical funding from the city."We don't understand how our high quality programming is being ripped away from us," said Nashone Greer-Adams, Little Angels Learning Academy Executive Director.In the past, Little Angels has received awards and top ratings from the city.Two years ago, the city awarded the facility with $2.4 million to build a brand new building on a vacant lot down the street. In May, the state kicked in another $1.5 million."How do you build a new facility when our operational budget is...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a mass shooting on the night of July 4th in Englewood. The shooting happened in a neighborhood where private security guards were brought in to help the Chicago Police Department stem the violence. CBS 2’s Vi Nguyen spoke to organizers who said the program was still a success. Ald. Stephanie Coleman (16th) believes the partnership with police in the Englewood (7th) District was a success and what they did worked. She said everything was peaceful up until the mass shooting at 61st and Carpenter streets at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Neighbors described it as chaos. “It was messed up,” said Donald Smith. Smith lives near the intersection where eight people were shot in the mass shooting Saturday night. Four of them died, including 14-year-old Vernado Jones. He was setting off fireworks when he was shot in the back....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A daycare center we’ve reported on for months is trying everything it can to stay open right now after it lost funding from the city of Chicago; money it can’t run without. Little Angels Childcare Center in Englewood lost public funding from the city this year. They claimed no explanation was given, and city leaders canceled meetings with them last week. “As of June 30th, 2020, we lost all of our operational budget; which supports the teachers’ salaries, the children’s catered meals,” Little Angels parent ambassador Cherelle Bilal said during a demonstration at the daycare center on Monday. It is happening as the city moves toward pre-K for all. Advocates have said funds for early learning will be re-shuffled, leaving thousands of child care services in the poorest parts of the city under-funded, or defunded altogether. More than a dozen centers are slated to lose all of...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three children were among eight people shot Saturday, four of them fatally, in Englewood on the South Side.They were at a large gathering in the street about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100-block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police.A 14-year-old boy was hit in the back and pronounced dead at Comer Children's Hospital, police said.Three other male victims were pronounced dead, two at the scene and one at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Their ages were not immediately known.The Cook County medical examiner's office has not released details about the fatalities.An 11-year-old boy with a graze wound to the ankle and a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the abdomen were both taken to Comer in fair condition, police said.A 35-year-old man shot in the hip, leg, arm and wrist was taken to St....
    ENGLEWOOD — Four people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy, in a mass shooting in Englewood that wounded four others late Saturday night, police said. At 11:30 p.m., several people were gathered outside on the street in the 6100 block of Sout Carpenter Avenue when four people walked up and started shooting, police said. Eight people were shot, four fatally, said Chicago Police spokesman Jessica Rocco. The shooters ran off and no arrests have been made, Rocco said. Along with the 14-year-old boy, three other men or boys were killed in the incident, Rocco said. The three other victim’s ages were not immediately known. The injured included an 11-year-old boy who suffered graze wounds to his leg and ankle, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center and in fair condition. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and taken to Comer’s...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police were out in force this July 4th holiday weekend, with an aim to curb a trend in violence. As CBS 2’s Steven Graves reported Saturday, an anti-violence event kicked off around 5 p.m. in Englewood. It was one of several happening throughout the city. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown was in attendance at the Englewood event, all in an effort to get ahead of a potentially violent holiday. Among the shootings so far this weekend was one that left a woman dead and two men wounded on Lake Shore Drive near 31st Street. Police said a group of men attacked and shot the 34-year-old woman in the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The two men, ages 26 and 32, survived. That homicide was one of at least a dozen shootings, three of them fatal, that had happened so far this 4th of...
    The FBI on Wednesday arrested an accused swindler from Englewood who scammed at least three families out of $1.5 million with a phony cosmetics investment scheme, federal authorities said. Matthew Benjamin, 53, used the money for car and house rental payments, food, international travel, legal fees, technology equipment and summer camp tuition for family members, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Benjamin told the victims that his company, Clear Solutions Group, had lucrative contracts to purchase closeout or excess cosmetic inventory from one company that he planned to sell that another, Carpenito said. He said he had access to these closeout goods through his contacts in the cosmetics and fragrance industry, “which he purportedly made through his work at his family’s cosmetic wholesale and distribution business prior to starting Clear Solutions Group,” the U.S. attorney said. “Instead of investing the money as he promised, Benjamin misappropriated the investor’s money for his...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A man was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon in Englewood, police said. The shooting happened at 1:20 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Racine Avenue. The 39-year-old man was shot in the face and hand and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said. As of 4:11 p.m., no one was in custody. Area One detectives were investigating.
    CHICAGO — A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being shot Tuesday night in Englewood — the fourth toddler shot in Chicago in 10 days. The girl was playing with family members in a yard near 70th Street and Damen Avenue around 8 p.m. when someone in a car fired shots and hit her, police said. The toddler was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in “critical but stable condition,” said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. The girl, who recently celebrated her birthday, was playing in front of her home with family when her mother mistook the sound of gunfire for fireworks, anti-violence activist Andrew Holmes said while standing outside the hospital Tuesday. “She turned around and noticed her loved one was laying down, and it wasn’t fireworks,” Holmes said.  Police on the scene of the shooting Tuesday night. Bob Chiarito/Block Club Chicago Ninety minutes after the incident, the girl was taken...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say a 3- year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after being shot Tuesday evening in West Englewood on the South Side.The shooting happened at West 70th Street and South Damen Avenue a little before 8 p.m. Chicago police said it appeared that the shooters were in a vehicle and the victim was not.Family members said the girl was outside, playing in the front yard with some other children when a family member heard what they thought was fireworks. Her mother ran outside and said she found her daughter lying face up with a bullet wound to her chest.The girl was shot in the chest and taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition. Once there, her condition was upgraded to serious but stable. She was in surgery Tuesday night and is now talking, Chicago police said.EMBED More News Videos A...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police say a 3- year-old girl is in serious but stable condition after being shot Tuesday evening in Englewood on the South Side.The shooting happened at West 70th Street and South Damen Avenue a little before 8 p.m. Chicago police said it appeared that the shooters were in a vehicle and the victim was not.Family members said the girl was outside, playing in the front yard with some other children when a family member heard what they thought was fireworks. Her mother ran outside and said she found her daughter lying face up with a bullet wound to her chest.The girl was shot in the chest and taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in critical condition. Once there, her condition was upgraded to serious but stable. She was in surgery Tuesday night and is now talking, Chicago police said."She told the doctors to don't...
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