It Must Be a Miracle!
- Residents in the Englewood police district celebrated the Fourth of July weekend like most in Chicago.
Some had barbecues. They listened to music. Children rode their bicycles up and down their South Side blocks and played basketball in the middle of the street.
But what stood out was this: Not a single person was shot there during the long holiday weekend, a rare feat for an area long known for its rampant and stubborn gun violence.
During last year's July 4 weekend, the police district — which covers the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods — was one of the most violent of all 22 districts, with at least 10 people shot. Three of them died.
Hey, you know who else didn't have a single shooting or homicide, this Fourth of July AND possibly last year's Fourth, too?
- Beverly. Edison Park. Clearing. Mount Greenwood. A few others.
But we don't see any headlines for that.