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October 30, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Chicago went five days without a homicide last week for the first time since April, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. No homicides were logged between Oct. 21 and Saturday afternoon, RedEye determined. Chicago recorded no homicides from April 13 to April 19, according to RedEye data. Since Saturday evening, homicides have been logged in Albany Park, Auburn Gresham, Austin, Logan Square, the Near West Side, North Lawndale and West Englewood, according to police information.
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October 23, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Chatham and the Near West Side each saw a homicide in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Chatham, a 23-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 8300 block of South Ellis Avenue, police said. Chatham has logged eight homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 12 homicides last year, according to RedEye data. On the Near West Side, a 55-year-old man was fatally shot Oct. 17 in the 1900 block of West Ogden Avenue, according to officials.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz and RedEye
Chicago today logged its 350th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Two men were shot to death today in the 10500 block of South Lafayette Avenue in Roseland, the Tribune reported. Chicago reached 350 homicides in 2012 on Aug. 21 and in 2011 on Oct. 19, RedEye determined. Homicides are down 18 percent versus 2012 and up 3 percent versus 2011, according to RedEye data.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Chicago's first triple homicide of the year was logged last week in South Shore, which has recorded more homicides this year than any Chicago community area, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. Three men, ages 16, 23 and 27, were shot to death Oct. 9 in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue, police said. South Shore has logged 28 homicides so far this year. Austin, Chicago's largest community area, this year has recorded the second-most homicides--23--, RedEye determined.
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October 2, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
South Shore saw two homicides in the last week, according to a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data. On Saturday, a 9-month-old boy who lived in the 7100 block of South Bennett Avenue was admitted to the hospital with injuries believed to be from child abuse, police said. He later died. Two days earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the 7000 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to officials. South Shore has logged 23 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 20 homicides last year, RedEye determined.
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September 25, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Auburn Gresham and Garfield Ridge each saw two homicides in the last week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Garfield Ridge, two women, ages 51 and 79, were strangled to death in the 5600 block of South Neenah Avenue, according to officials. Garfield Ridge has logged two homicides so far this year. The Southwest Side community area recorded one homicide last year, according to RedEye data. Auburn Gresham saw two homicides Sept. 19. A 29-year-old woman was shot to death in the 7900 block of Wood Street, and a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in the 7700 block of South Sangamon Street, according to officials.
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September 4, 2013 | By Tracy Swartz and RedEye
Englewood has logged three homicides this week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. A man was fatally shot Wednesday in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue, police said. A 27-year-old man was shot to death Monday in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street, according to officials. Englewood has logged 18 homicides so far this year. The South Side community area recorded 21 homicides last year, according to RedEye data.
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