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Editor's note: The crime news reported by the Southwest Chicago Posttaken directly from Chicago Police Department incident reportsis not by any means an exhaustive catalogue of all crime reported in the Chicago Lawn (8th) District. For example, it typically does not include news of crimes committed in the eastern sectors of the districtbecause the Southwest Chicago Post's coverage area is primarily the neighborhoods that border Midway Airport and secondarily because including the relatively large volume of crime news from elsewhere in the district would be a logistical challenge. We make this note to offer a little helpful perspective and remind everyone that while crime is definitely a concern in all parts of the district (as it always has been), crime remains relatively low overall in the western section of the district. May all of us work together diligently to keep it that way. May all of us also remember that a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Arrest woman on domestic violence charge
Yesenia Montero

A year-old Clearing woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the block of South Menard at a.m. Sunday, June

Yesenia Montero was apprehended after she allegedly struck a year-old man.

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Want to work directly with Chicago Police to prevent crime in your neighborhood? If you live in and/or own a business in Beat  (see map) make plans to attend your next CAPS meeting, set for  p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Clearing Branch Library, West 63rd Place.Hear updates on crime in your neighborhood and learn how you can work with neighbors and police to make the community safer and better for all.

Claim man hit woman on 63rd Street
Joel Moreno

A year-old man from south suburban Lansing was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested on the street at 63rd and Kilbourn at a.m. Saturday, June

Joel A. Moreno, of the block of th Street, was apprehended after officers reportedly saw him scuffling with a year-old woman.



Man charged again with domestic battery
Eduardo Aragon

A year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested in the block of South Kolmar at p.m. Tuesday, June

Eduardo Aragon, of the block of South Knox, was apprehended without incident. He allegedly punched a year-old woman, police said.

According to public records, Aragon has been arrested five times by CPD since , on charges that included domestic battery (three times) and aggravated DUI.


Claim man threatened his family
Jaime Carlin

A year-old West Elsdon man was charged with three counts of aggravated assault after he was arrested at p.m. Monday, June 17 at his home in the block of West 57th Place.

Jaime Carlin allegedly threatened to kill three members of his family.

According to public records, Carlin was arrested at his home last month and charged with domestic battery.



Bust Summit man at Dunkin’ Donuts
Jose Mendoza

A year-old Summit was charged with battery and criminal trespass to land after he was arrested at the Dunkin’ Donuts at S. Harlem at a.m. Saturday, June

Jose Mendoza of the block of Lawndale, allegedly walked into the shop although he had previously been told never to come back, a CPD spokesman said.

He also allegedly threw a drink on another person. Police declined to say what the drink was or if the other person was a customer or employee.



Arrest Scottsdale woman on shoplifting rap
Justina Anaele

A year-old Scottsdale woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at a Ford City store at p.m. Wednesday, June

Justina Nkechinyere Anaele, of the block of West 80th Place, was apprehended with out incident. Police declined to say what allegedly was stolen or from which store.



Claim man stole from store on Pulaski
Thomas Beach

A year-old Oak Forest man was charged with retail theft after he was arrested at a store in the block of South Pulaski at p.m. Friday, June

Thomas E. Beach, of the block of Condado Drive, was apprehended without incident. Police declined to say what was reportedly stolen or from what store.

According to public records, Beach has been arrested eight times by CPD since on charges that included identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, panhandling and criminal trespass to land.

Arrested again on shoplifting rap
Gwendolyn Washington

A year-old South Shore woman was charged with retail theft after she allegedly stole cosmetics from a store at Ford City.

Gwendolyn Washington, of the block of South Perry, was held by store security and arrested by police at p.m. Saturday, June

According to public records, Washington has been arrested five times by CPD since —each time on a retail theft charge.



Charge woman with 7-Eleven theft
Yvette Moss

A year-old West Englewood woman was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at the 7-Eleven at W. 55th St. at a.m. Friday, June

Yvette Rhonda Moss, of the block of South Honore, was arrested without incident. 

According to public records, Moss has been arrested three times by CPD since —once on a retail theft charge at Ford City.



Palos Hills woman charged with felony after bust at Walgreens
Amani Abraham

A year-old Palos Hills woman was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, as well as using a fraudulent prescription, after she was arrested at the Walgreens at W. Archer at p.m. Thursday, June

Amani Abraham, of the block of South Kingsbury Court, was reportedly arrested at the pharmacy with a controlled substance in her possession.

Police did not say what the substance was. A pharmacist told police that Abraham said she was dropping off a prescription for another person.

The pharmacist contacted the man listed on the prescription, but he stated he did not authorize anyone to pick up a prescription for him, police said. Then the pharmacist contacted the doctor named on the prescription, and he said he did not authorize the prescription and that it was false, police added.



Say man had illegal gun, crack cocaine
Jashun Lambert

An year-old Vittum Park man was charged with armed violence and possession of a controlled substance after he was arrested at a home in the block of South Lawler at p.m. Friday, June

Jashun M. Lambert, of the block of South Laporte, was arrested by police executing a search warrant, a CPD spokesman said.

Police reportedly recovered a handgun and suspect crack cocaine from Lambert.



Bust woman on prostitution rap
Kaitlyn Kwak

A year-old Vittum Park woman was charged with prostitution after she was arrested in the block of West 51st Street at p.m. Wednesday, June

Kaitlyn Rose Kwak, of the block of South Lamon, was arrested after she allegedly told an undercover CPD officer that she would perform a sex act for money.

Charge woman with prostitution
Dawn Schackart

A year-old Hearst area woman was charged with prostitution after she was arrested by police at p.m. Monday, June 17 in front of S. Cicero.

Dawn H. Schackart, of the block of South Lawler, was arrested by a specialized unit working in an undercover capacity.

According to public records, Schackart has been arrested five times by CPD since



Bust man on cannabis rap
Leonel Pfeifer

A year-old Clearing man was charged with cannabis possession after a traffic stop that occurred in the block of South Archer at p.m. Saturday, June

Leonel O. Pfeifer, of the block of South Meade, was apprehended after police reportedly found cannabis in his vehicle.





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By Tim Hadac
Managing Editor
Southwest Chicago Post

The head of the Garfield Ridge Civic League has blasted City Hall, saying that its explanation of how its own actions appear to have caused elevated levels of lead in water in thousands of Chicago homes is nonsense.

“To me, that’s a bunch of hooey,” GRCL President Henry
Henry Pukala (left) listens to DWM engineers at the GRCL meeting.
Pukala said to two Chicago Department of Water engineers who spoke at the group’s April meeting.

Pukala said that the GRCL will contact local elected officials to demand more and better action to address what some call an environmental health scandal.

The GRCL may also reach out to other civic groups across the Southwest Side and rally them to action.

Citywide, more than , homes have voluntarily participated in the Department of Water Management’s MeterSave program since it was launched in Central to the program is installation of “smart meters” said to save homeowners money.

In recent months, the DWM’s own data has shown that as much as 20 percent of homes with smart meters have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.

An investigation launched in appears to indicate that smart meter installation disrupts the protective orthophosphate coating in water pipes, meaning that lead seeps into drinking water. Just about every single-family home in Chicago built before has lead pipes running from the water main at the street to the home itself.

Lead is a heavy metal that is toxic. It accumulates in the body and causes brain damage and neurological disorders, especially in children. Federal health authorities have long stated that no level of lead is safe.

Alluding to the health and well-being of his teenage daughter, Pukala said he regrets allowing the city to install a smart meter at his home.

“I’m upset. I don’t know about everybody else in this room, but I’m upset,” he said, as some voiced their agreement with him. “They removed lead from paint in the s…I don’t understand why they can’t keep lead out of our drinking water that we need to sustain life. This is not satisfactory for me…everybody is drinking water every day. Millions of people live in this city.”

Pukala added, “I don’t know why the city just doesn’t replace the service lines and be done with this problem,” Pukala said, as some of the 30 or so GRCL members in attendance nodded their heads in agreement. “If I knew then what I know now, I would never have agreed to have the city install a water meter at my house—unless they also replaced the lead service line at the same time.”

The DWM sanitary engineers, Jaylen Taylor and Nina Jones, downplayed the significance of the study. Jones said that the data is “preliminary and [the percentage of water-meter homes with elevated levels of lead] appears to be coming down a bit.”

Jones also said for those smart-meter homes that have experienced elevated levels of lead after installation, “Any increase should go away after a while of coating the new meter and everything (with orthophosphate, which the DWN adds to the municipal water supply).”

She did not say if she knows how long that would take.
Speaking to an audience of older adults, Taylor said, “The big thing with lead, lead has issues with developmental…studies show If you’re an adult, you’re done developing.”

After the meeting, a man who was in the audience said, “He can say that all he wants. But I have grandchildren in my house every weekend, drinking my tap water. And what if I decide to sell my home and downsize to a condo? Chances are, the prospective buyers of my home will be a couple with children or a couple planning to have children. If they find out there are high levels of lead in my drinking water—all because of what the Water Department did—and that lowers my property value and makes my house hard to sell, is the Water Department going to make up the difference?”

All , homes with smart meters may sign up to receive lead testing, as well as water pitchers and filters to help reduce lead in drinking water, according to a letter many Southwest Siders received earlier this year from DWM Commissioner Randy Conner.

“The people from the Water Department can do their best to put a happy face on this situation, but it looks to me like a scandal,” added Garfield Ridge resident David Santos. “If there’s no problem, why are people with water meters all of a sudden getting letters from the top guy at the Water Department? If nothing’s wrong, why are they offering to test for lead? If nothing’s wrong, why are they giving away water filters?

“It would be like if City Hall said, ‘Hey, there’s nothing wrong with the air,’ but then started handing out gas masks,” he concluded.

The next GRCL meeting is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the community room at TCF Bank, Archer and Austin. All Garfield Ridge residents are invited.



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Editor and Publisher
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More than a thousand Southwest Siders are expected to take
a public stand against crime at the area’s annual National Night Out Against Crime celebrations, set for Tuesday, Aug. 6.

An NNO event for all residents of the Chicago Lawn (8th) Police District is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at West Lawn Park, W. 65th St. Year after year, it is one of Chicago’s largest and most successful NNO celebrations.

“It has a real small-town feel,” said West Lawn resident Barbara Ziegler, the event’s principal organizer and one of the most visible civilian crime fighters in Chicago. “It’s draws a wide range of people—from babies in strollers to moms and dads to senior citizens, everyone; and while it’s a lot of fun, it’s also about bringing people together to build safer and better neighborhoods—not just in West Lawn—but all across the district, which we do every year.”

Ziegler, who heads the Eighth’s District’s volunteer court advocacy program—arguably the largest and most effective in the city—said that about men, women and children will be at the event. When she started running the event 17 years ago, about two dozen people attended. 

The event will include a prayer, remarks by police officials and elected representatives, a “peace parade” around the perimeter of the park at p.m., and more. Special emphasis will be placed on thanking Chicago Police and others in law enforcement.

CPD’s mounted patrol and canine units will be on hand to give demonstrations, and there will be a number of giveaways for adults and children who live in the district, while supplies last. A color TV will be raffled off; those who march are eligible to win.

Cold drinks, snow cones, popcorn and other treats will be available to keep everyone cool.

Included in the goody bags for adults is potentially lifesaving information that includes basic tips on how to make an effective call, how to escape domestic violence, how to join the local CAPS effort and more.

A number of local businesses, large and small, have made contributions to the NNO at West Lawn Park, now in its 17th year. Nationally, NNO is in its 36th year.

At dusk, a movie suitable for families will be shown outside. 

All are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

West end of 8

While the NNO celebration at West Lawn Park is for people in every neighborhood in the Eighth District, two crime fighting organizations on the west end are planning their own, smaller events.

In Beat (the Clearing neighborhood west of Central
Avenue), the Clearing Night Force neighborhood watch group will gather near Hale School at 62nd and Melvina for a prayer vigil at p.m., followed by a motorcade through the community and then refreshments at Hale Park.

The site at 62nd and Melvina is a memorial to two local girls who lost their lives in a gang-related shooting in Community shock and outrage over the double homicide led to the formation of the Clearing Night Force, one of Chicago’s oldest neighborhood watch groups.

The Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch, which serves Beat
(all of Garfield Ridge west of Central Avenue), will organize a fire truck-led motorcade that will start at 7 p.m. at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 54th and Nashville, and wind up and down the neighborhood’s arterial streets.

It will end where it started, capped off with a brief prayer vigil at dusk.

All Beat residents are invited to join in the motorcade and attend the vigil afterwards.

For more information on the district-wide observance at West Lawn Park, call the CPD Eighth District CAPS Office at ()

For information on the Clearing NNO event, call () or send an email to [email protected]
For information on the Garfield Ridge NNO event, send an email to [email protected]

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The Chicago Department of Public Health is investigating an
outbreak of Salmonella, a bacterium that is a common cause of food poisoning.

Since the beginning of July, at least four people became ill after eating pork tamales or carnitas served from the deli section of Sun View Produce, West 63rd Street.

If you have pork tamales, carnitas or other hot foods purchased from the deli section of this establishment since July 1, in your freezer, do not eat it—throw it out.

If you ate food purchased from the deli section since July 1, you may have been exposed to Salmonella. If you are experiencing severe diarrhea, symptoms of dehydration or high fever, seek medical attention.

As of August 5, the suspected food items are no longer available at the store. There is no evidence that food made after this date was contaminated. CDPH performed an environmental assessment of the grocery store and provided guidance on safe food handling practices and environmental cleaning to prevent further spread of disease. CDPH has also issued an alert to area physicians about the outbreak, providing medical guidance.

Salmonella symptoms usually last four to seven days, and most individuals recover without any treatment. Most people who are infected develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps between 12 and 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Although most infections resolve without antibiotics, older individuals or those with weakened immune systems may need medical evaluation and treatment. For more information on Salmonella, visit

CDPH is monitoring for additional reports of illness. If you experienced diarrheal illness after consuming foods from Sun View Produce, contact the Chicago Department of Public Health by calling () SICK () to file a suspected food poisoning complaint.

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For the second time in three months, the Garfield Ridge Neighborhood Watch will hold a public meeting at a place some consider a trouble spot.

All those who live in or own a business in CPD Beat
(central and west Garfield Ridge; everything west of Central Avenue) are invited to the event, set for p.m. Monday, August 19 on the street, immediately north of Archer and Neva.

(In case of foul weather, the meeting will head inside to the Croatian Radio Club headquarters at Archer and Nordica.)

The site was chosen by the GRNW to express ongoing concern for petty crime occurring in and around the adjacent parking lot at Walgreens, West Archer, and update everyone on steps the pharmacy giant has taken to make its grounds safer and cleaner.

“There have been concerns about some people--not customers--using the parking lot as a place to buy and sell drugs and conduct other illegal transactions,” said GRNW President Al Cacciottolo. “Plus, there have been concerns about panhandlers at and around that site.”

Cacciottolo said that Walgreens management has been receptive to listening to local residents’ concerns and appears to be taking steps to address them.

The site is no stranger to occasional complaints by neighbors. For years, some have complained about the unkempt condition of the CTA bus turnaround at Archer and Neva. CTA officials have occasionally been criticized for failing to empty their trash cans in a timely manner or keep the parkway weeds under control.

Back in June, the GRNW held an outdoor meeting in thestreet in the block of South Neenah—the site of a home burglary in late May—to organize neighbors angry about the crime. Turnout exceeded expectations. Roughly men, women and children flooded the street—about double the typical turnout at a GRNW meeting.


Founded in by three people fed up with crime in the area, the GRNW has grown in size and strength and has been credited with helping reduce crime in Garfield Ridge, long one of the city’s safest neighborhoods.

The GRNW is widely viewed as one of the most effective citizen-led crime prevention organizations in the city or suburbs.

Born with assistance from the Clearing Night Force, the GRNW has helped start neighborhood watches in city neighborhoods as far away as Hegewisch and as close as West Lawn, as well as in suburban areas like Central Stickney, Summit and Oak Lawn.

GRNW members on patrol do not pursue criminals or get directly involved with crimes in progress, but they do serve as extra sets of eyes and ears for police, providing direction that has helped police solve crimes in some cases and prevent others. Their toll-free tip line played a role in the capture several years ago of a man who attempted to rob, at knifepoint, the Walgreens at Archer and Harlem.
Those interested in joining the group now are encouraged to send a message to [email protected]


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As policemen often are when they are praised, Officer Chuck Trendle was a bit aw-shucks modest as he received an award at a Garfield Ridge health clinic.

“This is pretty cool to get an award for something that comes second nature to me,” he said, moments after an August 28 press conference where he was praised by Access Community Health officials. “It’s like getting an award for riding a bike.”

Access officials gathered at the clinic near 55th and Merrimac to praise Trendle his work in defusing a potentially dangerous situation last winter, when a mentally unstable woman was ranting inside the clinic.

Officer Chuck Trendle with Access Health executives and staff.


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One thing is for certain. We didn’t do it on our own and I would like everyone who has helped to know how much we appreciate it.

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South Side, Chicago

Area of the City of Chicago, Illinois, USA

This article is about the southern part of the city of Chicago. For the region south of Chicago, see Chicago Southland.

District in Illinois, USA

The South Side is an area of Chicago. It is the largest of the three Sides of the city that radiate from downtown—the others being the North Side and the West Side.

Much of the South Side came from the city's annexation of townships such as Hyde Park.[1] The city's Sides have historically been divided by the Chicago River and its branches.[2][3] The South Side of Chicago was originally defined as all of the city south of the main branch of the Chicago River,[4][5] but it now excludes the Loop.[3] The South Side has a varied ethnic composition and a great disparity in income and other demographic measures.[6] It has a reputation for high levels of crime[7][8] and its residents range from affluent to middle class to poor.[9][10] South Side neighborhoods such as Armour Square, Back of the Yards, Bridgeport, and Pullman host more blue collar and middle-class residents, while Hyde Park, the Jackson Park Highlands District, Kenwood, Beverly, Mount Greenwood, and west Morgan Park feature affluent and upper-middle class residents.[11]

The South Side boasts a broad array of cultural and social offerings, such as professional sports teams, landmark buildings, museums, educational institutions, medical institutions, beaches, and major parts of Chicago's parks system. The South Side is served by numerous bus and 'L' trains via the Chicago Transit Authority and several Metra rail commuter lines.[12] It has several interstate and national highways.[13]


There is some debate as to the South Side's boundaries. Originally the sides were taken from the banks of the Chicago River. The city's address numbering system uses a grid demarcating Madison Street as the East-West axis and State Street as the North-South axis. Madison is in the middle of the Loop.[14] As a result, much of the downtown "Loop" district is south of Madison Street (and the river), but the Loop is usually excluded from any of the Sides.[3][6][15]

One definition has the South Side beginning at Roosevelt Road, at the Loop's southern boundary, with the community area known as the Near South Side immediately adjacent. Another definition, taking into account that much of the Near South Side is in effect part of the commercial district extending in an unbroken line from the South Loop, locates the boundary immediately south of 18th Street or Cermak Road, where Chinatown in the Armour Square community area begins.[4]

A typical Chicago Bungalow, examples of which are found in abundance on the South Side.

Lake Michigan and the Indiana state line provide eastern boundaries. The southern border changed over time because of Chicago's evolving city limits; the city limits are now at th Street (in Riverdale and Hegewisch).[16] The South Side is larger in area than the North and West Sides combined.


The exact boundaries dividing the Southwest, South, and Southeast Sides vary by source.[15] If primarily racial lines are followed, the South Side can generally be divided into a White and Hispanic Southwest Side, a largely Black South Side and a smaller, more racially diverse Southeast Side centered on the East Side community area and including the adjacent community areas of South Chicago, South Deering and Hegewisch.[17]

The differing interpretations of the boundary between the South and Southwest Sides are due to a lack of a definite natural or artificial boundary.[15] One source states that the boundary is Western Avenue or the railroad tracks adjacent to Western Avenue.[6] This border extends further south to a former railroad right of way paralleling Beverly Avenue and then Interstate

The Southwest Side of Chicago is a subsection of the South Side comprising mainly white, black, and Hispanic neighborhoods, usually dominated by one of these races. On the Southwest Side exclusively, the northern portion has a high concentration of Hispanics, the western portion has a high concentration of whites, and the eastern portion has a high concentration of blacks. Architecturally, the Southwest Side is distinguished by the tract of Chicago's Bungalow Belt, which runs through it.[18]

Midway Airport serves the South Side with connections to the nation and the world.

Archer Heights, a Polish enclave along Archer Avenue, which leads toward Midway Airport, is located on the Southwest Side of the city, as are Beverly and Morgan Park, home to a large concentration of Irish Americans.


With its factories, steel mills and meat-packing plants, the South Side saw a sustained period of immigration which began around the s and continued through World War II. Irish, Italian, Polish, Lithuanian and Yugoslav immigrants, in particular, settled in neighborhoods adjacent to industrial zones.[20]

The Illinois Constitution gave rise to townships that provided municipal services in Several settlements surrounding Chicago incorporated as townships to better serve their residents. Growth and prosperity overburdened many local government systems. In , most of these townships determined that they would be better off as part of a larger city of Chicago. Lake View, Jefferson, Lake, Hyde Park Townships and the Austin portion of Cicero voted to be annexed by the city in the June 29, elections.[1][21][22]

After the Civil War freed millions of slaves, during Reconstruction black southerners migrated to Chicago and caused the black population to nearly quadruple from 4, to 15, between and [23]

In the 20th century, the numbers expanded with the Great Migration, as blacks left the agrarian South seeking a better future in the industrial North, including the South Side. By the black population in Chicago reached 40,, with 78% residing in the Black Belt.[23][24] Extending 30 blocks, mostly between 31st and 55th Streets,[25] along State Street, but only a few blocks wide,[23] it developed into a vibrant community dominated by black businesses, music, food and culture.[24] As more blacks moved into the South Side, descendants of earlier immigrants, such as ethnic Irish, began to move out. Later housing pressures and civic unrest caused more whites to leave the area and the city. Older residents of means moved to newer suburban housing as new migrants entered the city,[26][27] driving further demographic changes.

The intersection of East 35th Street and South Giles Avenue, Photo by John H. White.

The South Side was racially segregated for many decades. During the s and s, housing cases on the South Side such as Hansberry v. Lee, U.S (), went to the U. S. Supreme Court.[28] The case, which reset the limitations of res judicata, successfully challenged racial restrictions in the Washington Park Subdivision by reopening them for legal argument.[28] Blacks resided in Bronzeville (around 35th and State Streets) in an area called "the Black Belt". After World War II, blacks spread across the South Side; its center, east, and western portions. The Black Belt arose from discriminatory real estate practices by whites against blacks and other racial groups.[20]

In the early s,[29] during the tenure of then Mayor Richard J. Daley, the construction of the Dan Ryan Expressway created controversy. Many perceived the highway's location as an intentional physical barrier between white and black neighborhoods,[30] particularly as the Dan Ryan divided Daley's own neighborhood, the traditionally Irish Bridgeport, from Bronzeville.[31]

The economic conditions that led to migration into the South Side were not sustained. Mid-century industrial restructuring in meat packing and the steel industry cost many jobs. Blacks who became educated and achieved middle-class jobs also left after the Civil Rights Movement to other parts of the city.

Street gangs have been prominent in some South Side neighborhoods for over a century, beginning with those of Irish immigrants, who established the first territories in a struggle against other European and black migrants. Some other neighborhoods stayed relatively safe for a big city. By the s, gangs such as the Vice Lords began to improve their public image, shifting from criminal ventures to operating social programs funded by government and private grants. However, in the s gangs returned to violence and the drug trade. By , traditionally all-male gangs crossed gender lines to include about 20% females.[32]


By the s, the city of Chicago boasted that over 25% of its residential structures were less than 10 years old, many of which were bungalows. These continued to be built in the working-class South Side into the s.[33][34]Studio apartments, with Murphy beds and kitchenettes or Pullman kitchens, comprised a large part of the housing supply during and after the Great Depression, especially in the "Black Belt".[35] The South Side had a history of philanthropic subsidized housing dating back to [36]

The United States Congress passed the Housing Act of to fund and improve public housing. CHA produced a plan of citywide projects, which was rejected by the Chicago City Council's white aldermen who opposed public housing in their wards. This led to a CHA policy of construction of family housing only in black residential areas, concentrated on the South and West Sides.[37] Historian Arnold R. Hirsch said the CHA was "a bulwark of segregation that helped sustain Chicago's 'second ghetto'".[38]


Gentrification of parts of the Douglas community area has bolstered the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District.[39] Gentrification in various parts of the South Side has displaced many black citizens.[40] The South Side offers numerous housing cooperatives. Hyde Park has several middle-income co-ops and other South Side regions have limited equity (subsidized, price-controlled) co-ops.[41] These regions experienced condominium construction and conversion in the s and s.[41]

In the late 20th century the South Side had among the poorest housing conditions in the U.S., but the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) began replacing the old high-rise public housing with mixed-income, lower-density developments, part of the city's Plan for Transformation.[42] Many of the CHA's massive public housing projects, which lined several miles of South State Street, have been demolished. Among the largest were the Robert Taylor Homes.[43]


The South Side has a population of ,, of which over 93% are African American.[44] Some census tracts ( in Roseland, in Auburn Gresham) are 99% black.[45] The South Side covers over 50% of the city's land area alone. It has a higher ratio of single-family homes and larger sections zoned for industry than the North or West Sides.[citation needed]

Hyde Park is home to the University of Chicago, as well as the South Side's largest Jewish population, centered on Chicago's oldest synagogue, the Chicago LandmarkKAM Isaiah Israel.[46] The Southwest Side's ethnic makeup also includes the largest concentration of Górals, (Carpathian highlanders) outside of Europe; it is the location of the Polish Highlanders Alliance of North America.[47] A large Mexican-American population resides in Little Village (South Lawndale) and areas south of 99th Street.[48]

Ethnic parades[edit]

The South Side Irish Parade occurs in the Beverly neighborhood along Western Avenue each year on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. The parade, which was founded in , was at one time said to be the largest Irish neighborhood St. Patrick's celebration in the world outside of Dublin, Ireland,[49] and was—until being scaled back in —actually larger than Chicago's other St. Patrick's Day parade in the Loop. The South Side parade became such an event that it was broadcast on Chicago's CBSaffiliate.[50][51] Following the parade, organizers stated the group was "not planning to stage a parade in its present form".[51] The parade was cancelled in and before being revived with more strict security and law enforcement.[52] The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic, the second largest parade in the U.S. and the nation's largest black parade,[53] runs annually on Martin Luther King Drive between 31st and 51st Streets in the Bronzeville neighborhood, through the main portion of the South Side.

Economic development[edit]

Neighborhood rehabilitation (and, in some cases, gentrification) can be seen in parts of Washington Park, Woodlawn (#42) and Bronzeville, as well as in Bridgeport and McKinley Park. Historic Pullman's redevelopment is another example of a work in progress. Chinatown is located on the South Side and has seen a surge in growth. It has become an increasingly popular destination for both tourists and locals alike and is a cornerstone of the city's Chinese community.[citation needed] The South Side offers many outdoor amenities, such as miles of public lakefront parks and beaches, as it borders Lake Michigan on its eastern side.[citation needed]

Today's South Side is mostly a combination of the former Hyde Park and Lake Townships. Within these townships many had made speculative bets on future prosperity. Much of the South Side evolved from these speculative investments. Stephen A. Douglas, Paul Cornell, George Pullman and various business entities developed South Chicago real estate. The Pullman District, a former company town, Hyde Park Township, various platted communities and subdivisions were the results of such efforts.[54]

The Union Stock Yards, which were once located in the New City community area (#61), at one point employed 25, people and produced 82 percent of US domestic meat production.[55] They were so synonymous with the city that for over a century they were part of the lyrics of Frank Sinatra's "My Kind of Town", in the phrase: "The Union Stock Yard, Chicago is&#;" The Union Stock Yard Gate marking the old entrance to stockyards was designated a Chicago Landmark on February 24, ,[56] and a National Historic Landmark on May 29, [57][58]

Other South Side regions have been known for great wealth, such as Prairie Avenue. 21st century redevelopment includes One Museum Park and One Museum Park West.[59]

The South Side accommodates much of the city's conference business with various convention centers. The current McCormick Place Convention Center is the largest convention center in the U.S. and the third largest in the world.[60] Previously, the South Side hosted conventions at the Chicago Coliseum and the International Amphitheatre.[6] The Ford City Mall and the surrounding shopping district includes several big-box retailers.

Political figures[edit]

The South Side has been home to some of the most significant figures in the history of American politics. These include Richard J. Daley and his son, Richard M. Daley; the first black U.S. President, Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama; the first black female U.S. Senator, Carol Moseley Braun; and the first black presidential candidate to win a primary, Jesse Jackson. Before them, Harold Washington, a Congressman and the first black Mayor of Chicago, as well as groundbreaking Congressman William L. Dawson, achieved political success from the South Side.[61]


Colleges and universities[edit]

The University of Chicago is one of the world's top universities, with 22 Nobel Prize winners working at the university at the time of the award announcement, placing it 3rd among U.S. institutions (behind Harvard and Stanford.)[62] At Chicago Pile-1 at the university, the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was achieved under the direction of Enrico Fermi in the s.[63]

Other four-year educational institutions there are the Illinois Institute of Technology, St. Xavier University, Chicago State University, Illinois College of Optometry and Shimer College.[64] The South Side also hosts community colleges such as Olive-Harvey College, Kennedy-King College and Richard J. Daley College.[65]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Chicago Public Schools operates the public schools on the South Side, including DuSable High School, Simeon Career Academy, John Hope College Prep High School and Phillips Academy High School.[66][67][68][69] The De La Salle Institute, located in the Douglas community area across the street from Chicago Police Department headquarters, has taught five Chicago Mayors:[70]Richard J. Daley, Michael A. Bilandic, Martin H. Kennelly, Frank J. Corr and Richard M. Daley. Three of these mayors hail from the South Side's Bridgeport community area, which also produced two other Chicago Mayors.[71]

University of Chicago Lab School, affiliated with the University of Chicago, is a private school located there.[64]


The South Side is home to many official landmarks and other notable buildings and structures.[72][73] It hosts three of the four Chicago Registered Historic Places from the original October 15, National Register of Historic Places list (Chicago Pile-1, Robie House and Lorado Taft Midway Studios).[74]

One Museum Park, which is along Roosevelt Road, is the tallest building on the South Side.[75]One Museum Park West, which is next door to One Museum Park, is another of Chicago's tallest. East 56th Street in Hyde Park is the tallest building south of 13th Street. This neighborhood hosts several other highrises.

Many landmark buildings are found in the Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District,[76] including Powhatan Apartments, Robie House and John J. Glessner House.[77][78][79] The South Side has many of Chicago's premier places of worship such as Eighth Church of Christ, Scientist, First Church of Deliverance and K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Temple.[46][80][81]

The South Side has several landmark districts including two in Barack Obama's Kenwood community area: Kenwood District, North Kenwood District and (partially) Hyde Park-Kenwood Historic District.[82][83] The South Side hosts the Museum of Science and Industry,[84] located in the Palace of Fine Arts, one of the few remaining buildings from the World's Columbian Exposition,[85] which was hosted in South Side.

The South Side is the residence of other prominent black leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. It is also where U.S. CongressmanBobby Rush (a former Black Panther leader) serves.[63]

The South Side has been a place of political controversy. Although the locations of some of these notable controversies have not become official landmarks, they remain important parts of Chicago history. The Chicago Race Riot of was the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer of and required 6, National Guard troops.[86] As mentioned above, segregation has been a political theme of controversy for some time on the South Side as exhibited by Hansberry v. Lee, U.S ().[87]

President Obama announced in that the Barack Obama Presidential Center would be built adjacent the University of Chicago campus.[88][89] Both Washington Park and Jackson Park were considered and it was announced in July that it would be built in Jackson Park.[90]


The South Side is served by mass transit as well as roads and highways. Midway International Airport is located on the South Side.[91][92] Among the highways through the South Side are I (which goes by the names Dan Ryan Expressway, Bishop Ford Freeway and Kingery Expressway on the South Side), I (which goes by the names Dan Ryan Expressway and Chicago Skyway on the South Side), I, I, U.S. 12, U.S. 20 and U.S. [93]

Several Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus and train lines and Metra train lines link the South Side to rest of the city. The South Side is served by the Red, Green and Orange lines of the CTA and the Rock Island District, Metra Electric and South ShoreMetra lines and a few stops on the SouthWest Service Metra line. Standard local metropolitan bus service and CTA express service bus routes provide service to the Loop.[94]


Chicago's African American community, concentrated on the South Side, experienced an artistic movement from the s until the s. The movement was concentrated in and around the Hyde Park community area. Prominent writers and artists included Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Burroughs, Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, Gordon Parks, and Richard Wright.[95]

Other Chicago Black Renaissance artists included Willard Motley, William Attaway, Frank Marshall Davis, and Margaret Walker. St. Clair Drake and Horace R. Cayton represented the new wave of intellectual expression in literature by depicting the culture of the urban ghetto rather than the culture of blacks in the South in the monographBlack Metropolis.[23][96] In , Burroughs founded the DuSable Museum of African American History. By the late s the South Side had a robost art movement led by Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Karl Wirsum and others, who became known as the Chicago Imagists.

Music in Chicago flourished, with musicians bringing blues and gospel influences up from the South and creating a Chicago sound in blues and jazz that the city is still renowned for. The South Side was known for its R&B acts and the city as a while had successful rock acts. Many major and independent record companies had a presence in Chicago.[97] In , Blues was introduced by Aristocrat Records (later Chess Records). Muddy Waters and Chess Records quickly followed with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, and Howlin' Wolf.[23][98]

Vee-Jay, the largest black-owned label before Motown Records, was among the post-World War II companies that formed "Record Row" on Cottage Grove between 47th and 50th Streets. In the s, it was located along South Michigan Avenue.[97][98]Rhythm and blues continued to thrive after Record Row became the hub of gospelized rhythm and blues, known as soul. Chicago continues as a prominent musical city.[98]

Many other artists have left their mark on Chicago's South Side. These include Upton Sinclair and James Farrell via fiction, Archibald Motley, Jr. via painting, Henry Moore and Lorado Taft via sculpture and Thomas Dorsey and Mahalia Jackson via gospel music.[6] The South Side has numerous art museums and galleries such as the DuSable Museum of African American History,[99]National Museum of Mexican Art,[]National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum,[] and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art (known as the Smart Museum).[] In addition, cultural centers such as the South Shore Cultural Center, South Side Community Art Center, Harold Washington Cultural Center and Hyde Park Art Center bring art and culture to the public while fostering opportunities for artists.[] The Bronzeville Children's Museum is the only African American Children's museum in the U.S.[]


The Chicago Park District boasts 7, acres (30&#;km2) of parkland, parks, 33 beaches, nine museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons and ten bird/wildlife gardens.[] Many of these are on the South Side, including several large parks that are part of the legacy of Paul Cornell's service on the South Parks Commission. He was also the father of Hyde Park.

Chicago Park District parks serving the South Side include Burnham Park,[]Jackson Park,[]Washington Park,[]Midway Plaisance,[] and Harold Washington Park.[] Away from the Hyde Park area, large parks include the acre (28&#;ha) McKinley Park,[] acre (&#;ha) Marquette Park,[] the acre (80&#;ha) Calumet Park,[] and the acre (70&#;ha) Douglass Park.[] The parks of Chicago foster and host tremendous amounts of athletic activities.

The South Side has the only Illinois state park within the city of Chicago: William W. Powers State Recreation Area. Other opportunities for more "natural" recreation are provided by the Cook County Forest Preserve's Dan Ryan Woods and the Beaubien Woods on the far south side, along the Little Calumet River[]

Various events cause the closure of parts of Lake Shore Drive. Although the Chicago Marathon causes many roads to be closed in its route that goes as far north as Wrigleyville and to Bronzeville on the South Side, it does not cause closures to the drive.[] However, on the South Side, the Chicago Half Marathon necessitates closures[] and the entire drive is closed for Bike The Drive.[]

Beginning in , the White City Amusement Park, located on 63rd Street provided a recreational area to the citizens of the area.[][] Until the early s, a dirigible service ran from the park, which was also where Goodyear Blimps were first produced, to Grant Park. This service was discontinued after the Wingfoot Air Express Crash.[] A fire destroyed much of the park in the late s and more was torn down in the s. The park filed for bankruptcy in and Despite attempts to resurrect the park in and , by all the remaining equipment was auctioned off.[]


The South Side hosts three major professional athletic teams: Major League Baseball's Chicago White Sox play at Guaranteed Rate Field in the Armour Square neighborhood, while the National Football League's Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire FC of Major League Soccer play at Soldier Field, adjacent to the Museum Campus on the Near South Side.[][][] Nine other teams—five now defunct, two playing in other media markets, and two now playing in another part of Chicago—have called the South Side home. When the National League baseball team now known as the Chicago Cubs was founded in , their first playing field was Dexter Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. From to they played at 23rd Street Grounds in what is now Chinatown, and from to they played some of their games at South Side Park, which was located in the same place that Comiskey Park was built for the Chicago White Sox in South Side Park was also home to the Chicago Pirates of the short-lived Player's League in Another baseball field, also known as South Side Park, stood nearby in and was home to the Chicago Unions of the equally short-lived Union League.[] The defunct Chicago American Giants baseball club of the Negro leagues played at Schorling's Park from to ,[6] and then at Comiskey Park until In football, the Chicago Cardinals of the National Football League originally played at Normal Park but eventually moved to Comiskey Park in the late s.[6] The Cardinals left Chicago for St. Louis in and in for Phoenix, where they became the Arizona Cardinals.[] In hockey, the Chicago Cougars of the WHA played in the International Amphitheatre, located next to the Union Stock Yards, from until their demise in []

Two NBA teams also briefly played on the South Side. The Chicago Packers played at the Amphitheatre in their inaugural season of – The following season, they changed their name to the Zephyrs and played at the Chicago Coliseum on the Near South Side. The team moved to Baltimore after that season and now plays in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Wizards.[] Chicago's current NBA team, the Bulls, played at the Amphitheatre during their first season[] before moving away from the South Side to Chicago Stadium and eventually to United Center.

The Chicago Sky of the WNBA moved to Wintrust Arena, which opened in at McCormick Place on the Near South Side, in The venue is also home to both the men's and women's basketball teams of DePaul University, with the men exclusively using Wintrust Arena and the women splitting home games between that venue and DePaul's North Side campus.[]

The defunct Chicago Sting soccer club played at Soldier Field and Comiskey Park from to [][]

In NCAA Division I sports, the Chicago State Cougars represent the South Side, competing in the Western Athletic Conference. As noted above, DePaul began playing its home men's basketball games on the South Side in , though most of its other sports (including part of the women's basketball home schedule) remain on or near its main North Side campus.

Olympic bid[edit]

Main article: Chicago bid for the Summer Olympics

The South Side played a prominent role in Chicago's bid for the Summer Olympics. The Olympic Village was planned in the Douglas (#35) community area across Lake Shore Drive from Burnham Park.[] In addition, the Olympic Stadium was expected to be located in the Chicago Park District's Washington Park located in the Washington Park (#40) community area.[] Many Olympic events were planned for these community areas as well as other parts of the South Side.[]

References in popular culture[edit]

The South Side's gritty reputation often makes its way into popular culture.

  • The opening lines of Jim Croce's song "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" state that the South Side is "the baddest part of town".[]
  • Richard Wright's novel Native Son (ISBN&#;) takes place on the South Side and focuses on the plight of African Americans in the ghetto, including the housing practices that created such slums.[]
  • Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle (ISBN&#;) was a revelation about the Union Stock Yards at the turn of the 20th century.[]
  • A Raisin in the Sun (ISBN&#;) is a story of Lorraine Hansberry's youth growing up in the Woodlawn community area.[]
  • Barbershop and parts of The Blues Brothers take place on the South Side. David Auburn's play Proof takes place exclusively in the Hyde Park neighborhood; the film adaptation expands the setting.[]
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a novel and film dealing with the integration of the CIA. The majority of the story takes place on the South Side of Chicago where the sole graduating black cadet is from.[]
  • The Boondocks, a comic strip and animated series, stars the Freeman family, who have recently moved from the South Side of Chicago to an affluent suburb.[]
  • James T. Farrell's novels, collectively called the Studs Lonigan Trilogy, are set in an Irish neighborhood on the South Side.[]
  • Iceberg Slim, the author of Pimp, was raised on the South Side of Chicago, which is the setting of most of his stories. He sold over six million books, which were translated, further disseminating his depiction of life of the South Side.[]
  • Chicago's South Side is the setting for the Showtime series Shameless and the Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD TV series produced by Dick Wolf.
  • The South Side is seen in Netflix's Sense8 series, in the scenes of Will.
  • In Kanye West's song "All Falls Down" he can be heard saying "South Side, South Side, we gon' set this party off right".
  • In the film Mean Girls, which takes place in Evanston, Illinois, Mr. Duvall responds to a school-wide fight with, "Oh hell no, I did not leave the South Side for this!"

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Claim man punched woman in the head

A year-old Archer Heights man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the block of South Tripp at p.m. Thursday, Sept.

Jhony Argueta allegedly grabbed a year-old woman by the throat and punched her in the head repeatedly during an argument.

According to public records, Argueta was arrested at his home last June and charged with domestic battery.

Charge man with domestic battery

A year-old Scottsdale man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the block of West 84th Place at a.m. Saturday, Sept. Michael J. Hernandez allegedly grabbed a year-old woman by the arms, causing scratches, during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

Say man violated protection order again

A year-old Scottsdale man was charged with two counts of violating an order of protection after he was arrested at his home in the block of South Karlov at p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

Demetrius A. Redd allegedly violated the terms of a court twice, a year-old woman reportedly told police.

According to public records, Redd has been arrested six times by CPD since on such charges as violating an order of protection (three times), burglary and criminal trespass to a residence.

Charge woman with domestic battery

A year-old Archer Heights woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the block of South Kostner at a.m. Tuesday, Sept.

Diamond Marie Jaramillo allegedly stabbed a year-old man during an argument, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

Bust Archer Heights teen on weapons charge

A year-old Archer Heights man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the block of South Pulaski at a.m. Thursday, Sept.

Brayc Camacho, of the block of South Keeler, was reportedly found to be in possession of an unloaded handgun, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

Claim woman grabbed, scratched older man

A year-old Brighton Park woman was charged with domestic battery after she was arrested at her home in the block of South Spaulding at a.m. Thursday, Sept. Stephanie Cuevas allegedly grabbed the face of a year-old man, scratching him below his eye.

Claim woman punched another woman

A year-old Garfield Ridge woman was charged with battery after she was arrested at her home in the block of South Neenah at a.m. Sunday, Sept.

Julie A. McDermott allegedly punched a year-old woman in the face during an argument, a CPD spokesman said without elaborating.

Charge Indiana woman with retail theft at Jewel

A year-old woman from Monticello, Ind. was charged with retail theft after she was arrested at the Jewel-Osco at S. Archer at p.m. Monday, Sept.  

Stephanie Rouba allegedly stole about $ worth of merchandise, a CPD spokesman said.

Rouba also was wanted on a warrant, although police did not say what she was wanted for or which jurisdiction issued the warrant.

Claim passenger broke train window

A year-old man from suburban Oak Forest was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at the CTA Orange Line terminal, W. 59th St., at a.m. Tuesday, Sept. Bren Coral, of the block of South Lake Drive, allegedly broke the window of a CTA train.

Claim man drove drunk, caused crash

A year-old Back of the Yards man was charged with aggravated DUI, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, driving on a suspended license and operating an uninsured vehicle after he was arrested in front of S. Archer at a.m. Saturday, Sept.

Yovani S. Vasquez, of the block of South Loomis, allegedly was drunk when the vehicle he was driving rear-ended a truck.

According to public records, Vasquez was arrested by CPD near his home in March and charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license.

Charge man with domestic battery

A year-old Vittum Park man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the block of South Lawler at a.m. Sunday, Sept.  

Roberto I. Ortiz allegedly hit a year-old woman with a chair and kicked her during an argument.

According to public records, Ortiz was arrested by CPD in October at S. Archer and charged with negligent driving and driving on a suspended license.

Threw a bottle at me, woman tells police

A year-old Hearst area man was charged with assault after he was arrested near his home in the block of South Lamon at a.m. Sunday, Sept. Marvin D. Roundy allegedly threw a glass bottle at a woman during an argument. According to public records, Roundy was arrested by CPD in January on the West Side and charged with aggravated robbery.

Bust man on weapons rap

A year-old Waukegan man was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested outside in the block of South Leclaire at p.m. Saturday, Sept.

Arthur E. Triplett reportedly was apprehended by officers responding to a &#;domestic disturbance&#; call.

A CPD spokesman said Triplett matched a description given and was stopped. He reportedly was found to be carrying a loaded handgun.

Claim man hit woman repeatedly

A year-old Archer Heights man was charged with domestic battery after he was arrested at his home in the block of South Keating at a.m. Sunday, Sept.

Gilbert Baez allegedly pushed a year-old woman and hit her in the face multiple times, during an argument, a CPD spokesman said.

Charge Summit man with gun crime

A year-old man from suburban Summit was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after he was arrested in the block of West 46th Street at p.m. Thursday, Sept.

Andres Richard, of the block of West 58th Street, was a passenger in a vehicle illegally parked on a sidewalk, a CPD spokesman said, adding that a search yielded a loaded handgun.

Claim woman violated court order

A year-old woman from suburban Burnham was charged with violating an order of protection after she was arrested outside in the block of South Springfield at a.m. Wednesday, Sept.

Alexia R. Boose, if the block of South Manistee, allegedly harassed a year-old woman, in violation of a court order.

According to public records, Boose was arrested by CPD in December during a traffic stop near 71st and Hamilton and charged with obstruction of identification.

Charge man with sexual assault

A year-old Chrysler Village man was charged with criminal sexual assault after he was arrested at his home in the block of South Lorel at p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Felix R. Rivera-Jimenez allegedly molested a teenage girl&#;a family member--in , a CPD spokesman, declining to elaborate.

Claim man damaged storm door

A year-old West Lawn man was charged with criminal damage to property after he was arrested at his residence in the block of West 70th Street at p.m. Sunday, Sept.

Carlos Seija allegedly damaged a storm door on the house where he lives. He also was wanted on two warrants, but a CPD spokesman declined to say what Seija was wanted for or what jurisdiction issued the warrants.

According to public records, Seija has been arrested eight times by CPD since on such charges as domestic battery, violating an order of protection, assault, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, illegal possession of ammunition and violating parole by making contact with a streetgang member.

Joliet man charged with DUI in West Lawn

A year-old Joliet man was charged with aggravated DUI, as well as illegally transporting open alcohol in a vehicle, after he was arrested at 67th and Springfield at pm. Saturday, Sept.

Vincent Neal Hobbs was encountered by officers as he attempted to change a flat tire on his vehicle, a CPD spokesman said.

Claim suburban woman drove drunk, crashed

A year-old woman from suburban Elmwood Park was charged with DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after she was arrested in the block of South Merrimac at a.m. Saturday, Sept.

Lucyna Kolodziej, of the block of North Harlem, reportedly was the driver of a vehicle that struck a parked vehicle.


Chicago post southwest

A hearty "Welcome home!" to U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua Cambria, a th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, after a day deployment serving our country in Southwest Asia. A graduate of Kinzie School and St. Laurence High School, Sgt. Cambria received a hero&#;s welcome last Saturday at the airport from family, friends, CFD and CPD and others--and then the celebration continued at home in Garfield Ridge with festivities that included an American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association honor guard and others. Thank you for your service, Sergeant! :-) And our thanks to Eleanore Skopek, Sgt. Cambria&#;s aunt, for alerting us to the well-deserved welcome.

The name of firefighter Juan Bucio--who was a Clearing resident--has been added to the wall at Stockyards Firefighter Memorial. Continued prayers that you rest in peace. (Photos courtesy of CFD)

The hardest working man in Garfield Ridge--a man who has done so much for so many and asked for nothing in return--is the focus of a parking-lot party from to PM Sunday, September 9 at Lindy&#;s/Gertie&#;s, Archer and Nashville. Time to celebrate Al Cacciottolo and his recent victory over cancer! We&#;ll be there. Please stop by and join members of Al&#;s Army in saying hello and congratulating Al! (We hear that a limited supply of the popular "Al&#;s Army" t-shirts will be available for purchase.) There will be live music featuring the Stereo Types, Mick Stone, Mike & Mike, and food provided by Sheila&#;s Smoke Shack in the parking lot. Fun for everyone! If you plan to stay, please feel free to bring a lawn chair--but no coolers, please. :-) Here is a link to the event page:

INVEST South/West Chicago Avenue RFP: The Ave

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