The New Normal
- Two 16-year-old boys and eight others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police.
Even McNewStrategy hasn't announced a revamped plan in 5 days, trusting the medical staff at various hospitals to keep us under 500 murders for the year.
A 53-year-old man from Memphis was stabbed downtown outside the Lollapalooza music festival while trying to scalp tickets last night, according to police and the fire department.
The man remains hospitalized in good condition late Saturday morning, according to Northwestern Memorial Hospital spokeswoman Lindsey Fox.
The victim told police he was standing on the northwest corner of Jackson Boulevard and Michigan Avenue selling tickets at 6:57 p.m. when he was confronted by a group of four younger men who tried to snatch the tickets out of his hand, police said.
The victim held onto the tickets and ran away, crossing the street as the four pursued him and surrounded him at the corner of Adams Street and Michigan while continuing to try and rob him, police said.
He was trying to push them back when one of the four – a black man between the ages of 19 and 25 and wearing a red baseball cap, a black shirt, and black shorts -- came from this left side, reached across, and stabbed the 53-year-old man, police said.
Holy crap! The Tribune actually published a full description of the attacker? Call the newspapers....oh wait. Nevermind.
A man was stabbed to death on LaSalle Street in the River North neighborhood just before 4 a.m. Saturday, according to police.
The man, identified by police as Eric Lopez, was attacked by a group of people after exchanging words with them at a nearby BP gas station at the corner of Ontario Street and LaSalle Boulevard, according to a security guard at the gas station.He and another man were stabbed at about 3:45 a.m. in the 600 block of North LaSalle Boulevard, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs...