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i-Phone theft on CTA leads to tragedy

During the afternoon rush-hour Monday a CTA passenger was holding her i-Phone in her hand as the train approached the Fullerton avenue ‘L’ platform; then just as the doors opened, a man snatched her i-Phone from her hand and took off running. Normally this would be the end of the story, but for the tragedy […]

Victims fight back when robber threatens to set them on fire

A would be robber doused a storeowner and his nephew with gasoline and threatened to set them and the store on fire if they didn’t give him the money in the register. They didn’t do what the robber ordered instead they wrestled him to the ground and held him until police arrived. Thomas K. Hughes, […]

Can you get shot for looking at someone the wrong way?

According to a story in last week’s Chicago Tribune, the answer is a definite yes! A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back this afternoon after encountering a stare-down with three men getting off a South Side bus, Chicago police said. The article goes on to describe the young man’s report to the police. Officers […]

The Real March Madness

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish out there and everyone who is going to be partying this afternoon and evening. Just remember that March Madness NCAA Basketball Tournament has started, and will be going on for several weeks. The real March Madness will take place in your local bar or restaurant. It will […]

You don’t need to be a Super Hero!

It seems that every year there are several movies released about a super hero saving people from injury or certain death. These movie superheroes either have some magical super power or wear a high tech suit full of gadgets to help them save us from potential disaster. In reality there are no super heroes, there […]

Back-Seat Passengers: They Can Be The Death of You

You and three of your friends are heading out to have some fun when the unexpected happens. You hit a patch of black ice, causing you to lose control of your car. You travel a few feet off the road and hit a large tree. You are only driving 30 miles per hour when you […]

Shootout in Edgewater: Casualties Could Have Been Much Higher

Last Saturday, around 5:30 pm Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood erupted in gunfire. Gang crimes officers on surveillance on the 5800 block of North Winthrop Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood while looking into a narcotics-related homicide and saw a group of people run from the building, just before a call of “shot fired” came from the location […]