Man shot, killed in Portage Park on N...

Man shot, killed in Portage Park on Northwest Side

There are 129 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jan 12, 2008, titled Man shot, killed in Portage Park on Northwest Side. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

A young man was killed in a shooting in the Portage Park neighborhood early Saturday, police said.

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STREETCLOWN

Eustis, FL

#36 Jan 13, 2008
Watchful Eye wrote:
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Move to the Burbs it will be a safer neighborhood for you.
Negative on that!
Hoffman, Schaumburg and all those "nice burbs" are filled with bangers and dealers!

Anyone from the burbs care to dispute!
STREETCLOWN

Eustis, FL

#37 Jan 13, 2008
Dave wrote:
All the gangbanger Puerto Ricans are being gentrified out of Logan Square by yuppies and coming up to ruin Portage Park now.
I'll agree that the bangers and dealers are moving NW, but pointing out a specific nationality is not cool. What if you were PR, would you want me to identify you with that activity?
rosco

Elk Grove Village, IL

#38 Jan 13, 2008
Portage park resident wrote:
This is the second of two fatal shooting in my neighborhood within a month, there was also a shooting at Irving and Cicero a few weeks ago. Being a lifetime resident of this neighborhood I will have to say that the Hispanic thugs moving into the neighborhood are fully to blame for the increase in crime. Damn sanctuary cities!
Portage Park is going to be the new Humbolt Park.
texas chicagoan

Hutto, TX

#40 Jan 13, 2008
To the earlier poster about Houston having half the crime rate as Chicago....no way! The crime rate there has been high for years and is now astronomical(no pun intended) since about 100,000 Katrina evacuees moved there. Also, as a longtime Chicagoan, I know that the NW side has always had white gangs like the Gaylords, etc but of course were not as violent as today's gangs. Gentrification by the yuppies are pushing poorer people further out from the central city so it's going to get worse. Unless you move in a outlying exburb, gangs will be unavoidable but at least murders will be rare to none. On the other hand, I know that the Comiskey park area is about to undergo a major gentrification and will eventually be another Wrigleyville in prices and in character.
Jeeez

Elmhurst, IL

#41 Jan 13, 2008
O.K,For the second time,the 4100 block of Central park is not,AND I REPEAT,IS NOT PORTAGE PARK,IT'S ALBANY PARK,has a high consentration of hispanics.If the address was Central ave,then it would be Portage Park,but it's not sooooo,relax will ya!!!!!!!!!
VIVA PUERTO RICO LIBRE

AOL

#43 Jan 13, 2008
STREETCLOWN wrote:
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I'll agree that the bangers and dealers are moving NW, but pointing out a specific nationality is not cool. What if you were PR, would you want me to identify you with that activity?
JUST CALL IT AS IT IS ... IF YOU CANT SEE THE TRUTH THEN YOU ARE BRAIN DEAD ..........
clueless

Chicago, IL

#44 Jan 13, 2008
you all are clueless. Crime is SIGNIFICANTLY less than 5 years. People seriously make stuff up on the spot and convey it as the truth. Get a clue people, Portage Park is one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. The southern edge is changing somewhat. Crime has always happened everywhere in the city, albeit it's more concentrated in certain areas. Logan Square has triple the crime rate of Portage Park. it's like night an day, even with the gentrification. it's not like it's cheaper to live in Portage Park than Logan.

and yeah, people are so clueless. the person who didn't know CEntral was a different street than Central Pk. probably doesn't even live in chicago as this clueless comment clearly indicateds.
clueless

Chicago, IL

#45 Jan 13, 2008
dude are you kidding me?????????

GAngs in schaumburg? The crime rate is half the national average, and the poverty rate is around 3%. Unless kids are fighting over who has the newest IPOD, big screen tv, BMW, or Abercrombie and Fitch center, I don't really see the social factors in place where gangs thrive and exist. there are never any shootings, homicides, robberies, or agg assaults in those burbs. it's not even comparable to the city and it's ridiculous to say. I'd be real scared of the little white boy slangin' behind the cleaners in strip mall #1345 after his mommy drops him off in her Lexus SUV

and fyi Albany Park Is MUCH much safer than it used to be. you people really know nothing other than what's printed in the paper.
sjm

Michigan City, IN

#46 Jan 13, 2008
Go to a site named ( lakeandhalsted.com )Click on links for fights.Watch the video's it will show just what the CPD has to deal with on a nighty bases with these Animals.This is all filmed by a local resident.Enjoy then make your comments as to why the CPD dont do anything.This is the Harrison PD district of Chicago.
gangs

Chicago, IL

#47 Jan 13, 2008
It is a hispanic gang problem because these are the gangs involved AND DOCUMENTED: Spanish Cobars, Spanish Four Corner Hustlers, Spanigh Gangster Disicples, Maniac Latin Disicples, Young Latino Brothers Organization, Imperial Gangsters should I go on?
Law and Order

Glendale Heights, IL

#48 Jan 13, 2008
Well when Public Defender Allen becomes prosecutor Allen, then all will be right with the world on the northwest side again.

I am sure this was just another crime committed by a disadvantaged youth who was just simply misunderstood and was crying out for help himself.

With Allen in charge these kids will get the help and support that they so desperately need. After all Public Defender Allen believes everybody deserves a second (and maybe a third and fourth) chance at that age.

Now who could argue with that?
Knock knock

Debary, FL

#49 Jan 13, 2008
It's sad to see Chicagoans nit-picking central, central park, albany park, portage park when these areas blend into each other in a matter of blocks. I feel your pain north siders over the spread of lawless vermin who have pretty much infested all areas of the city and some suburbs. Anyone who thinks a mile this way or that makes any difference is living in a bubble. You do have to venture out of your neighborhood eventually to shop, get to school, work, etc. Diversity is over rated and our lax immigration policies have resulted in cultural suicide.
John

Bedford Park, IL

#52 Jan 13, 2008
First the Trib said it was Portage Park, then Albany Park, then Portage Park again, and now Irving Park. And the street name keeps changing. Are interns running the place. The Sun Times has had it right the entire time. But then, they focus on the city. It may be Albany Park or Old Irving, but it is not Portage Park. Certain neighnorhoods are sketchy and get even sketchier after midnight.
Chicago Expatriate

Columbia, SC

#53 Jan 13, 2008
Knock knock wrote:
It's sad to see Chicagoans nit-picking central, central park, albany park, portage park when these areas blend into each other in a matter of blocks. I feel your pain north siders over the spread of lawless vermin who have pretty much infested all areas of the city and some suburbs. Anyone who thinks a mile this way or that makes any difference is living in a bubble. You do have to venture out of your neighborhood eventually to shop, get to school, work, etc. Diversity is over rated and our lax immigration policies have resulted in cultural suicide.
Amen to that. It's probably too late to do anything about it too. There is no "sanctuary" for American citizens.
Joel P Krohn

Woodridge, IL

#55 Jan 15, 2008
This happend in Albany Park, not Portage Park. I grew up in Portage Park and now reside in Albany Park [acroos the street from where this BS took place]. I know these areas well. It is indeed amazing that things like this happen in the 21st century. That young man's life is over probably because of something absolutely ridiculous. And amongst other stupid things going on in this neighborhood, like mugging women for their dogs. What is this, the god damn wild west? Whether these gangbanging morons are white, black, latino or green they are indeed the scum of the Earth. That's a percentile of our future out there folks! The parents of these "mini Al Capone's" need to start cracking some heads!!! Big shots with big guns; little brains and no humanity. In the end these gangbangers are the weak and the terrified; they are outcasts and bring shame to a place I call home.
-Outraged Chicagoan in a warzone called 'Albany Park'
rosco

Plainfield, IL

#56 Jan 15, 2008
Send in the Area 2 gun team, drugs,guns, and glory!
Not a racial issue

Manteno, IL

#57 Jan 16, 2008
In fact, the Simon City Royals were a "greaser gang" in the 50's. This isn't about race or ethnicity.
rosco

Plainfield, IL

#58 Jan 17, 2008
Not a racial issue wrote:
In fact, the Simon City Royals were a "greaser gang" in the 50's. This isn't about race or ethnicity.
There are no white boy gangs left. Those guys are either dead, or junkies, or just gone away....
Sean

Chicago, IL

#59 Jan 31, 2008
Jeeez wrote:
O.K,For the second time,the 4100 block of Central park is not,AND I REPEAT,IS NOT PORTAGE PARK,IT'S ALBANY PARK,has a high consentration of hispanics.If the address was Central ave,then it would be Portage Park,but it's not sooooo,relax will ya!!!!!!!!!
Actually it's not in either. It's in Irving Park. Don't correct people if you're clueles.
Adam

United States

#60 Apr 9, 2008
I don't know, my buddy and I see gang members almost every time we hang out at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg.
Now I don't know if they're from Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood, Elgin or wherever, but Woodfield has a small gang presence.

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