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Lockport, IL

#1 Jan 3, 2011
ABC News just reported that shots were fired into a house and killed a 14 year old. Any other news on this?
ThankWalMartForT heViolenc

Lockport, IL

#2 Jan 3, 2011
Did they say where it was????
Lockport

Homer Glen, IL

#3 Jan 3, 2011
Nothing yet. It is on abc7chicagos website what is wrong with people?
Train Girl

Lockport, IL

#4 Jan 3, 2011
Fairmont.
Bob

Aurora, IL

#5 Jan 3, 2011
Bullets fired into home kills 1 boy, wounds another
January 3, 2011 10:54 PM | No Comments
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday night by a bullet apparently fired into his home in unincorporated Will County near Lockport, authorities said.

Another juvenile was also shot, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, said Ken Kaupas, a spokesman for the Will County Sheriff's office. The relationship between the two boys is not known, he said.

The boys were in a bedroom located at the front of a home on the 400 block of Fairmont Ave. about 8:15 p.m. when shots rang out, according to Kaupas.

"It appears the shots came from outside the house," he said.

Kaupas said there was no motive determined and no suspects were in custody.

The mother of the 14-year-old victim was home, but not in the same room when the shooting occurred, Kaupas said.

Both victims were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, he said.

Sheriff's police are investigating.
S Side Irish are extinct

Downers Grove, IL

#6 Jan 3, 2011
Chicago's murder rate is dropping, but gangs are exploding in the suburbs. It's not a coincidence. Thank Section 8.
FAIRmont

Villa Park, IL

#7 Jan 3, 2011
Bullets fired into home kills 1 boy, wounds another
January 3, 2011 10:54 PM | No Comments
A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday night by a bullet apparently fired into his home in unincorporated Will County near Lockport, authorities said.

Another juvenile was also shot, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, said Ken Kaupas, a spokesman for the Will County Sheriff's office. The relationship between the two boys is not known, he said.

The boys were in a bedroom located at the front of a home on the 400 block of Fairmont Ave. about 8:15 p.m. when shots rang out, according to Kaupas.

"It appears the shots came from outside the house," he said.

Kaupas said there was no motive determined and no suspects were in custody.

The mother of the 14-year-old victim was home, but not in the same room when the shooting occurred, Kaupas said.

Both victims were taken to Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, he said.

Sheriff's police are investigating.

-- Becky Schlikerman
S Side Irish are extinct

Downers Grove, IL

#8 Jan 3, 2011
This happened less than two months ago!

"Pregnant teen, boyfriend shot near Lockport A pregnant 18-year-old was critically wounded and her 18-year-old boyfriend was also injured when a group of males walked up to their car and opened fire Monday night in Lockport Township. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. on the 200 block of Fairmont Avenue in Lockport Township, the Will County sheriff’s office said."
S Side Irish are extinct

Downers Grove, IL

#9 Jan 3, 2011
The Federal Government is paying gang members to live in working-class towns. The tax payers pay their rent (Section 8), food (LINK Cards), health care costs, and everythang.
S Side Irish are extinct

Downers Grove, IL

#10 Jan 3, 2011
If the police don't clean up this neighborhood NOW, you can kiss your property values and town goodbye. Englewood is being moved out of Chicago with your tax dollars. Don't let your town be the destination.
disgusted in Lockport

Lockport, IL

#11 Jan 4, 2011
they need to move everyone out of that ghetto in Fairmont, it is a horrible part of lockport
hey

Homewood, IL

#12 Jan 4, 2011
What is it like there? Is it sec. 8?
William

Lemont, IL

#13 Jan 4, 2011
hey wrote:
What is it like there? Is it sec. 8?
Everything South of Bruce Road is a dump.
It's East Joliet creep coming up 171.

Don't worry though, our alderman and mayor will surely know what to do. I have to go now and smoke another.
Lockport Taxpayer

Oak Park, IL

#14 Jan 4, 2011
William wrote:
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Everything South of Bruce Road is a dump.
It's East Joliet creep coming up 171.
Don't worry though, our alderman and mayor will surely know what to do. I have to go now and smoke another.
Apparently you haven't driven through Fairmont in awhlie. The area has improved substantially over the past decade. At least have an idea what you are talking about before you comment.

As for the aldermen and the Mayor you are off base. Fairmont is in unincorporated Will County. That means it IS NOT within the City limits of Lockport. Therefore, the City of Lockport has NO SAY on anything that happens in that community.

The Lockport City Council and the Mayor can be faulted for quite a bit. However, they can't be held accountable for for any community where they have no jurisdiction.

The shooting of the 14 year old is tragic. Let's be realistic: The person who pulled the trigger is the only one responsible. It isn't the Fairmont community, it isn't the City of Lockport, it isn't the Sherrif's police. The responsibility falls directly in the lap of the moron who pulled the trigger.
Lockport Resident

Lake In The Hills, IL

#15 Jan 4, 2011
William as for you, I'm not even going to waste my time with you. You’re just a blabbing idiot who thinks their voice in the world matters. As for S Side Irish, you are definitely right. Something has to change because they are coming down here and casing problems. As for Lockport Taxpayer, you are completely right, but I wouldn't waste your time with the ignorant people of the world.
William

Lemont, IL

#16 Jan 4, 2011
Lockport Taxpayer wrote:
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Apparently you haven't driven through Fairmont in awhlie. The area has improved substantially over the past decade. At least have an idea what you are talking about before you comment.
As for the aldermen and the Mayor you are off base. Fairmont is in unincorporated Will County. That means it IS NOT within the City limits of Lockport. Therefore, the City of Lockport has NO SAY on anything that happens in that community.
The Lockport City Council and the Mayor can be faulted for quite a bit. However, they can't be held accountable for for any community where they have no jurisdiction.
The shooting of the 14 year old is tragic. Let's be realistic: The person who pulled the trigger is the only one responsible. It isn't the Fairmont community, it isn't the City of Lockport, it isn't the Sherrif's police. The responsibility falls directly in the lap of the moron who pulled the trigger.
You know you're right, it has improved down there. That's why there has been two shootings in six months.
Just what exactly has improved?
William

Lemont, IL

#17 Jan 4, 2011
Lockport Taxpayer wrote:
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As for the aldermen and the Mayor you are off base. Fairmont is in unincorporated Will County. That means it IS NOT within the City limits of Lockport. Therefore, the City of Lockport has NO SAY on anything that happens in that community.
The Lockport City Council and the Mayor can be faulted for quite a bit. However, they can't be held accountable for for any community where they have no jurisdiction.
It's not just a matter of jurisdiction, it's a matter of political pressure. The Mayor and Alderman can, and should, be on the phone with the county officials working solutions. But with passive constituents like you, they won't.
Lockport Taxpayer

Oak Park, IL

#18 Jan 4, 2011
William wrote:
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It's not just a matter of jurisdiction, it's a matter of political pressure. The Mayor and Alderman can, and should, be on the phone with the county officials working solutions. But with passive constituents like you, they won't.
It is ALL ABOUT jurisdiction. The City of Lockport has no right and more important no business telling the residents of Fairmont what they should or should not do. Plus, if the City of Lockport did stick their nose in Fairmont's business then the City should be told to "take care of your own problems". And I would be leading the charge telling the City to butt out.

Plus, the last thing Fairmont needs is a bunch of white people telling them what they should or should not do.
William

Lemont, IL

#19 Jan 4, 2011
Lockport Taxpayer wrote:
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It is ALL ABOUT jurisdiction. The City of Lockport has no right and more important no business telling the residents of Fairmont what they should or should not do. Plus, if the City of Lockport did stick their nose in Fairmont's business then the City should be told to "take care of your own problems". And I would be leading the charge telling the City to butt out.
Plus, the last thing Fairmont needs is a bunch of white people telling them what they should or should not do.
We live in a community. That community doesn't end just because I step across the street into another jurisdiction. Sensible people recognize that bullets can fly across the street from unincorporated Lockport into Lockport proper.
I'm not saying that Dev should go into the County like a fricken cowboy, I'm saying that he and the Adlermen should be working with the county officials. Our elected officials need to be squeaky wheels on this. If they don't, the county could just as well consider this area some fringe place that doesn't really matter.
lillly

United States

#20 Jan 4, 2011
did u see the five clock news. it probably has
nothing to do with people moving down here. that community has beenn there for generations . same familys. look at the mamma she got on false eyelashes like a taratula crawled up on her eye. and the weave all in place. and not shedding a tear. i guarantee ho ho ho ho on crime. bet it envolves a sombody elses man.

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