Crown Point man airlifted after being shot in chest, police say

GARY — A Crown Point man was airlifted to a Chicago hospital after he was shot in the chest, police said. First responders were called around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday for a gunshot victim in the 800 block of Georgia Street in Gary, said Gary Police Department Lt. Thomas Pawlak. The...
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DJ Paul Johnson Dies After Battle With COVID-19

BRONZEVILLE — House music legend DJ Paul Johnson died Wednesday a few weeks after being hospitalized with coronavirus. He was 50. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Johnson’s death, which also was announced on his Facebook page. Johnson was admitted to Little Company of Mary Hospital in suburban Evergreen...
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Chicago house icon Paul Johnson dies from COVID-19 at 50

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. — After a nearly month long battle with COVID19, Chicago house music legend, Paul Johnson has passed away at the age of 50. The local DJ and producer reportedly passed away today after contracting COVID19 last month. Paul Johnson’s Facebook page posted that he died around 9...
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42-year-old woman critical following shooting in South Shore

CHICAGO — A woman is in critical condition following a shooting Wednesday night at a South Shore apartment. Just after 6:30 p.m., officers responded to the 7800 block of South Constance on the report of a shooting. Pilice said a 42-year-old woman was inside of an apartment when she sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.
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Inmate found unresponsive, dies at MCC Chicago

A prisoner was found dead Wednesday afternoon at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago’s Loop. According to the Department of Justice, prison officials found 52-year-old James Leo Leparski unresponsive and were unable to revive him. Leparski had been at MCC since October of 2019. The cause of death has...
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Paul Johnson, Chicago House Producer, Dies at 50

Paul Johnson, the influential Chicago house producer, has died. A post on Johnson’s Facebook page revealed the news that he died this morning, which was also confirmed to Mixmag by Johnson’s agent. In July, Johnson shared videos on his Instagram page from the hospital, revealing that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He was 50 years old.

Chicago police: Man fatally shot in West Pullman home

CHICAGO - A man was shot to death Wednesday inside a West Pullman home on the Far South Side. The man, 33, was inside a home about 4 p.m. when two gunmen entered and opened fire in the first block of East 118th Place, Chicago police said. He was struck...
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Little League: Junior League Baseball All-Stars battle Chicago East Side

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Little League 14U Baseball All-Stars teed off the Illinois Little League Junior League State Championship tournament on their home field Wednesday evening, squaring off in a first-round matchup against Chicago East Side. Rochelle fell by a score of 19-9 to move into the consolation bracket. Rochelle will face either LaSalle or Elmhurst-River Forest next.
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Suburban Chicago Cop Won't Face Charges For Shooting Teen

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx won't file criminal charges against a suburban Chicago police officer who accidentally shot a teenager during a shootout with a suspected bank robber, she said Wednesday. Des Plaines Officer James Armstrong was justified in using deadly force against the bank robber, Christopher Willis, and...

Chicago House Legend Paul Johnson Dead At 50

Writing about one person dying is hard enough, especially when people in your own family have been dying, but when it is two practically in one day, it is enough to crush you. After the news broke that K-Hand died at the age of 56, Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has died today, August 4th at the age of 50.
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Food, family and fun at Taste of Elmwood Park

For more than 30 years the Taste of Elmwood Park has been a signature event for our sister suburb to the north. After taking a pandemic related pause in 2020, the four-day food-focused celebration is back with a wide variety of dishes to please every palate. The Taste is free to attend and will be held at Central Park at 75th Avenue and Fullerton from August 5 to 8 in Elmwood Park.