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Woodlawn Manufacturing Facility Training Workers In Robotics

CHICAGO (CBS) — Thursday was the grand opening of a high-tech job training and manufacturing facility in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Dr. Byron Brazier, chairman and CEO of the Arthur Brazier Foundation, and a pastor, is behind BSD Industries, or Building Self Determination. He called the manufacturing company a social enterprise. “A robotics training program with an attached manufacturing facility,” he said. Funded with a combination of public and private investment, BSD will manufacture plastic cutlery, with profits benefitting the community.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the factory floor. “This used to be a shoe factory. It’s being reimagined, reinvented to be a place of digital advanced manufacturing; not only making money, but training – every 20 weeks – 20 more workers,” he said. The workers will include public housing residents, who will earn college credit on the job.

2 Killed, 7 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 6400 block of South Langley in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, where they found a male in an alley with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body, according to Chicago Police. The male, thought to be between 17 and 21 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. A man was shot to death about 8:45 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The man, thought to be in his 30s, was sitting in a vehicle in the 5100 block of West Concord when someone walked up and opened fire. The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information on either fatality. The day’s latest shooting happened at 11:44 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North Trumbull, according to police. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. Less than an hour earlier, a 32-year-old man was shot and wounded in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood. He was sitting in a parked vehicle at 11:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Troy when a male walked up and fired shots, police said. The man was shot in the legs and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. At 9:07 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wounded in a West Pullman neighborhood shooting on the South Side. He was stopped at a red light in the 11900 block of South Halsted when a male approached on foot and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the neck and took himself to Roseland Community Hospital. He was then transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized. A 27-year-old was shot in the right leg at 7:51 p.m. in the 2600 block of West Division in the West Town neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Norwegian American Hospital, where his condition stabilized. About 5:15 p.m., a 23-year-old man was wounded in a Pilsen neighborhood drive-by shooting. A light-colored vehicle drove up to the man in the 1900 block of South Peoria and someone inside the car opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the buttocks and left foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. A 24-year-old man was shot in the lower back shortly before 3 p.m. in the 0-100 block of North Leclaire in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police said. He drove himself to West Suburban Hospital and Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition. The day’s first shooting happened about 12 hours earlier in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side. A 36-year-old man was in an argument at 2:43 a.m. in the 10100 block of South Wallace when another male pulled out a handgun and shot him in the right leg, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. A suspect was in custody as Area South detectives investigated. Monday’s shootings followed a weekend in which three men were shot to death and at least 36 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago, including the incident on Wallace. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Man Tried To Abduct Girl, 14, Walking To School In Woodlawn

CHICAGO (CBS) — A walk to school turned into a terrifying ordeal for a teenager Wednesday morning in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Police issued a community alert after a 14-year-old girl reported a man wearing a black ski mask approached her from behind shortly after 7 a.m., and tried to grab her near 64th and Minerva, near University of Chicago Charter School: Woodlawn Campus. The girl was able to escape, and the man ran into a white panel van with no rear windows before driving away.
A community alert described the suspect as a white male, standing approximately 5-foot-4, and weighing about 175 pounds. In addition to the ski mask, he was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, blue jeans, and white Skechers shoes. Police said people in the neighborhood should be aware of the situation, and call 911 if they see any suspicious activity, vehicles, or people.

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Party Full Of Cops

CBS Local — Two men are being held on armed robbery charges in Baltimore after the duo allegedly tried to rob a pub. What the suspects didn’t know was that the Baltimore-area bar was packed with police officers, gathering to celebrate one of their colleague’s recent retirement.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Joseph McInnis III and Tyree McCoy barged into Monaghan’s Pub around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The pair, wearing masks, reportedly held up a worker at the register and demanded cash before fleeing the bar.

Unknown to the suspected robbers, the customers were all ready and willing to chase after them. McInnis and McCoy were reportedly tracked down and quickly caught by a group of off-duty cops from the party.

The officers didn’t need to wait long for assistance because there is another police precinct right across the street from the bar. “It’s kind of odd you would even attempt it,” said Monaghan’s Pub owner Jack Milani. “Officers are always in here. There was a decent amount of them.”

According to a Baltimore County police spokesman, the party was being held for Sergeant David Neral who had been with the department since 1988. “He’s worked in this community as long as I can remember,” Milani said.

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Party Full Of Cops

CBS Local — Two men are being held on armed robbery charges in Baltimore after the duo allegedly tried to rob a pub. What the suspects didn’t know was that the Baltimore-area bar was packed with police officers, gathering to celebrate one of their colleague’s recent retirement.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Joseph McInnis III and Tyree McCoy barged into Monaghan’s Pub around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The pair, wearing masks, reportedly held up a worker at the register and demanded cash before fleeing the bar.

Unknown to the suspected robbers, the customers were all ready and willing to chase after them. McInnis and McCoy were reportedly tracked down and quickly caught by a group of off-duty cops from the party.

The officers didn’t need to wait long for assistance because there is another police precinct right across the street from the bar. “It’s kind of odd you would even attempt it,” said Monaghan’s Pub owner Jack Milani. “Officers are always in here. There was a decent amount of them.”

According to a Baltimore County police spokesman, the party was being held for Sergeant David Neral who had been with the department since 1988. “He’s worked in this community as long as I can remember,” Milani said.

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Party Full Of Cops

CBS Local — Two men are being held on armed robbery charges in Baltimore after the duo allegedly tried to rob a pub. What the suspects didn’t know was that the Baltimore-area bar was packed with police officers, gathering to celebrate one of their colleague’s recent retirement.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Joseph McInnis III and Tyree McCoy barged into Monaghan’s Pub around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The pair, wearing masks, reportedly held up a worker at the register and demanded cash before fleeing the bar.

Unknown to the suspected robbers, the customers were all ready and willing to chase after them. McInnis and McCoy were reportedly tracked down and quickly caught by a group of off-duty cops from the party.

The officers didn’t need to wait long for assistance because there is another police precinct right across the street from the bar. “It’s kind of odd you would even attempt it,” said Monaghan’s Pub owner Jack Milani. “Officers are always in here. There was a decent amount of them.”

According to a Baltimore County police spokesman, the party was being held for Sergeant David Neral who had been with the department since 1988. “He’s worked in this community as long as I can remember,” Milani said.

Two Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Party Full Of Cops

CBS Local — Two men are being held on armed robbery charges in Baltimore after the duo allegedly tried to rob a pub. What the suspects didn’t know was that the Baltimore-area bar was packed with police officers, gathering to celebrate one of their colleague’s recent retirement.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Joseph McInnis III and Tyree McCoy barged into Monaghan’s Pub around 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 29. The pair, wearing masks, reportedly held up a worker at the register and demanded cash before fleeing the bar.

Unknown to the suspected robbers, the customers were all ready and willing to chase after them. McInnis and McCoy were reportedly tracked down and quickly caught by a group of off-duty cops from the party.

The officers didn’t need to wait long for assistance because there is another police precinct right across the street from the bar. “It’s kind of odd you would even attempt it,” said Monaghan’s Pub owner Jack Milani. “Officers are always in here. There was a decent amount of them.”

According to a Baltimore County police spokesman, the party was being held for Sergeant David Neral who had been with the department since 1988. “He’s worked in this community as long as I can remember,” Milani said.

Police Warn Of Home Burglaries In Woodlawn, Park Manor

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are warning homeowners about a string of recent residential burglaries in the Woodlawn and Park Manor neighborhoods on the South Side.

In each incident, the burglar or burglars broke into homes through a front or rear door and stole property, according to an alert from Chicago Police.

The burglaries happened:
– about 10:30 a.m. July 26 in the 6600 block of South Kimbark Avenue;
– about 7 p.m. July 27 in the 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue;
– about 1 a.m. August 1 in the 700 block of East 69th Place;
– at 12:01 a.m. August 2 in the 6600 block of South Drexel Avenue;
– about 3:30 a.m. August 7 in the 6600 block of South Maryland Avenue;
– about 6 a.m. August 7 in the 600 block of East 69th Street;
– about noon August 7 in the 1500 block of East Marquette Road;
– about 1:50 a.m. August 8 in the 6500 block of South Rhodes Avenue; and
– about 7 a.m. August 9 in the 6600 block of South Drexel Avenue.

Anyone with information on the burglaries should call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

3 Killed, 10 Wounded In Chicago Shootings Monday

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and 10 others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. Most recently, a man was found shot to death Monday night in the South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood. Officers responded about 9:40 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 7900 block of South South Chicago and found the man lying unresponsive in a vacant lot, according to Chicago Police. The man, thought to have been between 25 and 30 years old, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was pronounced dead at the scene. A vehicle was seen driving away from the scene, but the circumstances of the killing remain unknown. The Cook County medical examiner’s office had not released details about the death. About seven hours earlier, two men were shot and killed in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. Officers were called to a shooting about 2:50 p.m. in the 6300 block of South St. Lawrence and found one man in front of a home with a gunshot wound to the head, and a second man in the back gangway with gunshot wounds to the back and arm, police said. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, police and the medical examiner’s office said. Their ages were not immediately available, and their identities weren’t released Monday night. The most recent nonfatal shooting happened in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 20-year-old man was standing on a street corner about 10:15 p.m. in the 2700 block of West Augusta when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the face and was taken in good condition to Norwegian American Hospital before being transferred to Stroger Hospital. About 9:30 p.m., a man was shot in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the South Side. The 20-year-old was in Jesse Owens Park, 8700 S. Jeffery, when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the left leg, according to police. He took himself to Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Earlier Monday afternoon, a man was wounded in a West Side Austin neighborhood shooting. He was walking about 4 p.m. in the first block of North Latrobe when someone walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the left leg, police said. He took himself to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition. About the same time, an 18-year-old woman was shot in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. She was in the 6100 block of South King when she heard shots and felt pain, according to police. She was shot in the right foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. Less than half an hour earlier, two men were wounded in a shooting in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. They were walking at 3:37 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Michigan when two people walked up and opened fire, police said. A 35-year-old was shot in the left thigh while the other man, about 50 years old, was shot in the hand and leg. They were both taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where their conditions were stabilized. Nearly 14 hours earlier, a woman was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 26-year-old was sitting in a parked car with a male at 1:47 a.m. in the 4500 block of West Madison when the male pulled out a handgun, according to police. When she tried to disarm him, he shot her in the hand. The woman was taken to Loretto Hospital, where her condition was stabilized. Less than an hour before that, a man was shot and critically wounded during a robbery in the West Town neighborhood. The 27-year-old was walking in an alley at 12:56 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Erie when a male walked up, robbed him and then opened fire, police said. The victim took himself to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the face. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. At 12:45 a.m., a man was shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, although he waited nearly six hours to tell authorities. The 36-year-old was standing in the 8100 block of South Paulina when he heard between two and three shots, according to police. He ran away and realized he’d been shot in the lower right calf. He called police about 6:20 a.m. and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition. The day’s first shooting happened shortly after midnight in the Parkview neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 29-year-old man was sitting in a parked vehicle at 12:07 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Lawndale when someone got out of a gray car and shot him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center. Monday’s violence followed a weekend in which 10 people were killed, including a 10-year-old boy, and 42 others were injured in shootings across the city. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Two Men Fatally Shot In Woodlawn

(STMW) — Two men were shot and killed Monday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. Officers responded to a shooting about 2:50 p.m. in the 6300 block of South St. Lawrence and found one man in front of a home with a gunshot wound to the head, and a second man in the back gangway with gunshot wounds to the back and arm, police said.
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Police on the scene of a double-fatal shooting in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. (CBS)

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Their ages were not immediately available. (Source: Sun-Times Media Wire copy; Chicago Sun-Times 2017. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)