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February 29, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
West Pullman saw two homicides in two days this past weekend, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 20-year-old man was shot to death Sunday in the 11600 block of South Ada Street, police said. A day earlier, a 59-year-old man was fatally shot in the 12000 block of South Indiana Avenue, officials said. West Pullman has recorded two homicides so far this year, RedEye data shows. The South Side community area logged six homicides last year. Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, New City, North Lawndale, Washington Park and West Garfield Park, data shows.
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February 15, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Austin saw its fourth homicide of the year on Saturday, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A 20-year-old man was shot to death in the 200 block of North Lorel Avenue, police said. The West Side community area logged 30 homicides last year, RedEye data shows. Citywide, gunshot homicides were recorded in the last week in North Lawndale, South Lawndale, West Englewood and West Town, according to RedEye data. Eight homicides have been logged so far this month, RedEye data found.
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February 1, 2012 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
January ended Tuesday with 40 homicides in Chicago, up 43 percent from 28 homicides recorded in January 2011, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. However, as of Wednesday afternoon, Chicago has not seen a homicide since Jan. 24, when a 39-year-old woman was shot to death in Washington Park. This is the first time RedEye's homicide tracker has not had a homicide to report on in the previous week since it was created three years ago. No homicides have been recorded so far in February.
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November 16, 2011 | By Emily Van Zandt, RedEye
Need to know how crowded John Barleycorn is right now? Or whether there are more women than men at Vertigo Sky Lounge? How about the average age of patrons at Schoolyard Tavern? If you're in Chicago, there's an app for that. SceneTap, a mobile and web application that launched in Chicago in July, uses cameras to gather information for its facial detection software, which provides real-time stats on the age, sex and number of patrons in more than 50 bars in Chicago. While the app does not reveal any identifying information about patrons (no identifying photos or video is posted for the public)
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