Missing Northern Illinois Teen Found Dead along Roadway

(WGN) Authorities say they’ve found the body of a missing northern Illinois teenager and they’re investigating the death as a homicide. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday evening said a body discovered Saturday in a ditch on a rural roadway in Granville Township has been identified as 16-year-old Diamond Bradley of Spring Valley. An…

2 Killed, 17 Wounded in Shootings over Weekend in Chicago

(Sun Times) Two men were killed and at least 17 other people, including a 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, were wounded this weekend in gun violence across Chicago. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened Saturday morning in the South Side Morgan Park neighborhood. Two men were standing about 11:15 a.m. in the 1300 block…

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #7 2017


The South shore neighborhood has some of the most beautiful shore line in the city, and is home to South Shore Cultural Center, Rainbow Beach, Terror Town, and the historic district, the Jackson Park Highlands. The neighborhood has seen a massive increase in crime since 2000, b...

The South shore neighborhood has some of the most beautiful shore line in the city, and is home to South Shore Cultural Center, Rainbow Beach, Terror Town, and the historic district, the Jackson Park Highlands.

The neighborhood has seen a massive increase in crime since 2000, because of placement of residents from Chicago’s most violent public housing projects and because of this South shore is now the subsidized housing capitol of Chicago.

South Shore is a good example of how political leaders attempted to rectify one mistake with another.

I hold out hope for South Shore, but unfortunately, I think the damage has already been done.

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2 Killed, 7 Wounded in Shootings Monday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Two men have been killed and seven other people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded since just before dawn Thursday in Chicago, police said. In the first fatal shooting, a man, identified as Miguel Islas, 28, was shot and killed while arguing with another man around 5:30 a.m. in the 4900 block…

6 Killed, 24 Wounded in Weekend Shootings in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) At least 31 people were shot, six fatally, between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, making it the most violent yet in 2018, according to data kept by the Tribune. That includes an 11-hour period from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning when 18 people were shot, three fatally. Compared with this time last year,…

4 Wounded, in Humboldt Park Drive By Shooting

(Chicago Tribune) The woman seemed to come out of nowhere as she sprinted inside the birthday party amid a hail of gunfire, witnesses said. The young woman fell near the entrance, partygoers said, as a car sped away. Two men and another woman were also hit with bullets. The birthday party then erupted into chaos,…

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #8 2017


The Roseland neighborhood is home to the Lowden Projects, the wild 100s. The Roseland neighborhood by far has one of the best outward physical appearances then most of the other top ten neighborhoods. Roseland has a decent economic base, good homes and schools, this goes a...

The Roseland neighborhood is home to the Lowden Projects, the wild 100s.

The Roseland neighborhood by far has one of the best outward physical appearances then most of the other top ten neighborhoods.

Roseland has a decent economic base, good homes and schools, this goes against all the usual arguments of why violence is happening in this neighborhood.

Updated: This year in the Roseland neighborhood, 130 people have been shot and, 36 have been killed and 94 have been wounded. These stats rank Roseland at number 8 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago. This video was made 5 weeks before the year ended.

I meet a lot of good people in this neighborhood and am hoping Roseland does not make the list next year.

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1 Woman Killed, 1 Wounded in North Riverside Mall Shooting

(WLS) One woman was killed and another wounded Saturday evening after a shooting in the parking lot of North Riverside Park Mall in the west suburban North Riverside, police said. The incident was described by police as “isolated and domestic in nature.” Police responded to the mall, located at 7501 W. Cermak Rd., shortly before…

Man Shot in McDonalds Drive Thru in Back of the Yards

(Sun Times Wire) A man was shot while sitting in the drive-thru lane of a restaurant Saturday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The 27-year-old man was sitting in a drive-thru lane about 4:40 a.m. in the 1400 block of West 47th Street when he heard shots and felt…

Man Charged with Firing at Chicago Police in Austin

(Sun Times Wire) An 18-year-old man has been charged with shooting at Chicago Police officers Friday evening in the West Side Austin neighborhood. Lyntrell Armstead Jr., 18, faces charges of two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, according to Chicago…

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #9 2017


The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is home to white city park, the parkway gardens projects, and has the most violent block, O Block. One positive thing this neighborhood has going for it, is New Beginnings Church and Pastor Corey Brooks and his youth organization Project...

The Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood is home to white city park, the parkway gardens projects, and has the most violent block, O Block.

One positive thing this neighborhood has going for it, is New Beginnings Church and Pastor Corey Brooks and his youth organization Project Hood. What this area really needs is JOBS.

Out of all the top ten neighborhoods Grand Crossing and South Shore are the two I spent the least amount of time in because they are so far east.

Updated: This year in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, 131 people have been shot and, 22 have been killed and 109 have been wounded. These stats rank Grand Crossing at number 9 on the 2017 list of the most Violent neighborhoods in Chicago. This video was made 6 weeks before the year ended.

This video contains a mass shooting in the neighboring community of Chatham where 2 brothers were killed, and 5 others were wounded on Christmas day 2016.

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13 Wounded in Shootings Friday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Three people, including a teenage girl, were seriously injured in a shooting at a party early Saturday on the West Side, Chicago police said. The triple attack brought the total of the city’s shooting victims to 13 wounded between Friday and Saturday mornings. The three were shot around 4 a.m. Saturday while at…

Illinois Attorney General Candidate Robbed at Gunpoint in Albany Park

(Fox) Illinois Attorney General candidate Aaron Goldstein and a camera crew were robbed at gunpoint Thursday afternoon while filming in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood. The robbery happened at 3:24 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albany, according to Chicago Police. A group of suspects approached Goldstein and four of his staff members,…

3 People Shot at Party in West Garfield Park

(Fox) Three people were shot at a party Saturday morning in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Shots were fired at a party about 4:05 a.m. at 3932 W Arthington Street in West Garfield Park, injuring one woman and two males, Chicago Police said. The woman, 18, was taken to Stroger Hospital…

1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Maywood Mass Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) A Maywood man was fatally shot and three other people were wounded Thursday night in the west suburb. About 10:45 p.m., two masked gunmen forced their way into a second-floor apartment in the 500 block of West Lake Street, according to Maywood police. A struggle inside the apartment ensued and several shots…

3 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings Tuesday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and four others were hurt in separate shootings in less than five hours Tuesday night in Chicago, authorities said. Two others were injured in morning shootings and a man was shot while driving on Interstate 57 in the afternoon, bringing Tuesday’s total to 10 people…

Robber Shot, Killed by Man with Concealed Carry Permit

(WLS) A 58-year-old concealed carry holder fatally shot an armed 23-year-old man who was trying to rob him on Monday in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at around 5:45 p.m. in the 5500-block of West Thomas Street, police said. The 23-year-old offender approached the 58-year-old and asked him to give up his…

Man Shot, Killed in Englewood Laundromat Parking Lot

(WGN) A man has died after being shot during an argument in the parking lot of a laundromat in the Englewood neighborhood. The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of Wash Perfect Coin Laundry in the 1500 block of West Garfield. Chicago police say the male victim was involved in…

3 Home Invaders Beat, Shoot Man in West Pullman

(Sun Times Wire) A 48-year-old man was shot during a home invasion early Tuesday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 2:30 a.m., the man heard knocking on the front door of his home in the 12100 block of South Bishop, according to Chicago Police. Two unknown males and a female…

4 Dead, 15 Wounded in Weekend Shootings across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were killed and 15 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened Sunday afternoon when a man was killed in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. George Washington, 53, was shot in the chest and arm just after 4…

3 Shot After Bar Fight in Bellwood

(WGN) A shooting outside a nightclub in the west suburbs has left several people injured. The shooting happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at Avenue23 Bar, located at 2305 St Charles Rd., in Bellwood. Police say it started with a fight inside the bar. The altercation then moved outdoors, where someone opened fire. Three men…

Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago #10


The Back of the yards neighborhood will never be known as New City, to me, or the residents of this community, this neighborhood is the least violent of the top ten. Back of the Yards is a diverse community where the gangs are at each other’s throats, this problem has a raci...

The Back of the yards neighborhood will never be known as New City, to me, or the residents of this community, this neighborhood is the least violent of the top ten.

Back of the Yards is a diverse community where the gangs are at each other’s throats, this problem has a racial component to it, that nobody dares to mention.

The violence raging in this community is total and the weaponry being used to kill and maim people is shocking. Weapons like AR-15s and AK-47s are regularly used in gang shootings in and the communities that surround the back of the yards neighborhood.

The stats show of the 33 rifle related shootings, 46 people were shot and 13 were killed in these attacks. The battles raging in this neighborhood have a vendetta based history that goes back decades.

There are a lot of good people that live in this neighborhood that are trapped by the violence, it must also be realized these gangs could not survive for decades without some sort of support from within the community.

I was born and raised in the neighboring community of Bridgeport, I worked and partied in this neighborhood for decades. It is a shame to see the senseless violence raging without no end in sight in this neighborhood.

These videos start simple, but as you get closer to the most violent neighborhood they expand on all the issues plaguing the communities of Chicago.

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1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shootings Friday across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) A 29-year-old man was killed and six other people were wounded in shootings across the city Friday. The 29-year-old, identified as Lonnie Hutcherson, was walking about 12:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 62nd Street in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood when someone shot him multiple times in the chest and…

Two Teen Boys Shot, Killed in Joliet on the Hill

(WGN) Two suburban teens were shot and killed Sunday night. The two victims were in a car in the 900 block of Rosaline St in Joliet just before midnight Sunday when someone open fired. Officials say at least 20 shots were fired from a high-powered rifle. The car was hit at least a dozen times.…

650, Murdered in Chicago in 2017, Compared to 771, in 2016

(WLS) Chicago police said murders across the city decreased more than 15 percent in 2017, but the city has already seen its first murder of 2018. The first homicide of this year involved a victim in a car, which crashed into a fence. Police said it happened around 2:20 a.m. in the 3900-block of West…

1 Dead, 23 Wounded in New Year’s Weekend Shootings

(ABC) One man was killed and at least 23 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago since the start of the New Year’s holiday weekend Friday night, police said. The fatal shooting happened about 2:20 a.m. Monday in the Avondale neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 51-year-old man was driving a Toyota Camry south…

Several Shootings and a Homicide, Start Off 2018 in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) In Chicago’s first homicide of 2018, a 51-year-old man was fatally shot a little more than two hours into the New Year while driving on the Northwest Side. The man was among 12 people shot Sunday and early Monday in attacks across the city as people rang in the New Year amid sub-zero…

TRAILER: Top Ten Most Violent Neighborhoods in Chicago


I have spent the past 4 years roaming the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, these videos you are about to see have been 4 years in the making, I hope to bring a better understanding to this massive set of problems facing these communities and the surrounding communities. The ...

I have spent the past 4 years roaming the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, these videos you are about to see have been 4 years in the making, I hope to bring a better understanding to this massive set of problems facing these communities and the surrounding communities. The full picture of the violence, past and present, has been laid out in ten videos, a lite brushing of the history of these neighborhoods has also been included to give a better understanding of how they got into this present state.

The voices of the residents, gang members, cops, and dam near everybody I ever talked with over the past 4 years, will be heard. It is their words, concerns, fears and frustrations coming out of my mouth.

On January 7th, 2018 the first video will be released and one every week after that, another will follow. The first 5 episodes start out slow but the last five make up the difference.

These videos are non-for profit.

They were done to raise awareness pure and simple.
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Teen Shot in Bedroom, Struck by Stray Bullet

(WLS) A 17-year-old girl was shot early Friday morning in a bedroom on Chicago’s South Side. Police said the bullet came from outside her home in the 7600-block of South Rhodes Avenue in the city’s Chatham neighborhood. She was in a rear bedroom when she suffered a gunshot wound to her lower back around 3:40…