WHY IS WAL-MART PREPARING FOR A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE ON THE NEW MADRID FAULT?

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Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information

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by MICHAEL SNYDER | AMERICAN DREAM | JULY 24, 2014

Buried in a Wall Street Journal article from about a week ago was a startling piece of information. According to a Wal-Mart executive, Wal-Mart “participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” earlier this summer. And officials at the U.S. Geological Survey have just released a report which indicates that they believe that the New Madrid fault zone has the “potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought“. So should we be concerned? Do they know something that we don’t? The USGS also says that the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern portions of the United States has quintupled over the past 30 years, and that significant earthquakes have started popping up in areas of the country that were once extremely quiet. Along with the new report, the USGS released the following map…

Most Americans don’t realize this, but the most powerful earthquakes in U.S. history did not happen in California. Rather, they actually occurred along the New Madrid Fault zone in 1811 and 1812. Documents from that time indicate that those earthquakes were so powerful that they were felt more than 1,000 miles away.

If you are not familiar with it, the New Madrid fault zone covers parts of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. If an earthquake similar to the quakes of 1811 and 1812 were to happen today, it would destroy structures all the way up to the Great Lakes and all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

That is why it is so alarming that Wal-Mart is actively preparing for a major earthquake along the New Madrid Fault. The following is from the Wall Street Journal article that I mentioned above…

Walmart Stores Inc., with its huge network of stores and facilities, has also taken note. “We are seeing increased earthquake activity in the central U.S. That is an area we are focusing on even more,” said Mark Cooper, senior director of emergency management at Walmart, in an interview. He explained that Walmart takes an “all-hazard” approach to emergency preparedness, but focuses on specific risks in areas of the country where those risks are particularly relevant, such as hurricanes in Louisiana. “A few weeks ago, we participated in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line,” he said.
And that Wal-Mart executive is absolutely correct – earthquake activity in the central part of the country is increasing. In fact, as I mentioned above, it has quintupled over the past 30 years…

According to the USGS, the frequency of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. has quintupled, to an average of 100 a year during the 2011-2013 period, up from only 20 per year during the 30-year period to 2000.

Most of these quakes were minor, but research published by the USGS earlier this year demonstrated that a relatively minor magnitude 5.0 quake caused by wastewater injection after conventional oil drilling triggered a much bigger, 5.7 magnitude quake in Prague, Okla.

“We know the hazard has increased for small and moderate size earthquakes. We don’t know as well how much the hazard has increased for large earthquakes. Our suspicion is it has but we are working on understanding this,” said William Ellsworth, a scientist with the USGS.
The USGS has also specifically identified the New Madrid fault zone as an area to watch…

The midwest region is preparing for earthquakes that are bigger and more powerful than ever believed imaginable.

The U.S. Geological Survey updated their seismic hazards map last week, and in it, Kentucky is listed as one of 16 states at highest risk of earthquakes.

USGS says the New Madrid Fault, which runs through a number of midwestern states, has been identified as an area that has potential for larger and more powerful quakes than previously thought.
Hopefully it won’t happen any time soon, but a massive earthquake along the New Madrid fault has the potential to be extraordinarily destructive. One New Madrid earthquake in 1812 was so powerful that it rang church bells up in Boston and toppled chimneys up in Canada…

Accounts of the 1812 quake vary since there were no measuring instruments at the time, but most geologists say evidence shows it was at least a magnitude 8 earthquake, and possibly a 9 or higher.

The shaking was so intense that church bells started ringing as far away as Boston and New York.

Chimneys toppled from the Deep South to Canada, and President James Madison was awoken by the violent shaking as he slept in the White House.

Eyewitnesses said it even caused the Mississippi River to flow backwards for a time.
At that time, the New Madrid region was sparsely populated.

But today, tens of millions of people live there, and most buildings have not been built to withstand massive earthquakes.

According to ABC News, a study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center discovered that even a magnitude 7.7 earthquake would cause incredible amounts of damage. The study concluded that “nearly 750,000 buildings would be damaged, 3,000 bridges would potentially collapse, 400,000 breaks and leaks to local pipelines and $300 billion in direct damage and $600 billion in indirect losses would occur.”

So what would a magnitude 8 or a magnitude 9 earthquake look like?

And most people don’t realize that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone. In the event of a major earthquake, we could have multiple “Fukushimas” all going on at the same time.

Let us hope that it is a very long time before a disaster such as this strikes.

But as I mentioned above, earthquake activity in the central part of the country has increased dramatically in recent years.

And Wal-Mart is so concerned that it actually participated “in an exercise to prepare for an earthquake on the New Madrid fault line” just a few weeks ago.

So let us hope for the best, but let us also not be blind to the warnings signs all around us.

40 shot, 4 dead from gun violence in Chicago over weekend

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A spate of gun violence in Chicago over the weekend left at least 40 people shot and four dead, including an 11-year-old girl struck in the head by a stray bullet during a slumber party.

The weekend shootings occurred between 18:00 CDT Friday and early Monday, according to NBC Chicago. As of Sunday, the Chicago Police Department had not released an official tally of the violence.

Friday night on the city’s west side, 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was at a friend’s house for a sleepover when a stray bullet ripped through a first-floor window, striking Adams in the head, said Chicago Police Officer Jose Estrada.

Family members said the group of young girls were gathered around a pretend “campfire” preparing s’mores when the shooting happened, NBC Chicago reported. Adams died the next day at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Investigators believe the bullet came from a vacant lot across the street in an area thick with gang violence.

“I can’t get her out of my head,” said ShaRonda Jones, 11, who attended the sleepover with Adams. “Everytime I try to go to sleep she just pops up in my head.”

The latest round of violence comes not long after shootings during the Fourth of July weekend left 17 dead and as many as 60 wounded, including five people shot by police. At the time, Chicago officials claimed shooting deaths were down for the year.

There have been 1,254 shooting victims in the city as of July 14, according to the Chicago Tribune. There were 2,185 shooting victims in Chicago during the entirety of 2013.

Violence in Chicago hit a peak in 2012, when over 500 homicides were recorded, most in the nation for that year. Though the number of homicides fell to 415 in 2013, the total was enough for the city to maintain its spot as the murder capital of the US.

Luis Gutierrez to La Raza: Obama Assured Steps to ‘Stop the Deportation of Our People’

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On Saturday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a “down payment” to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Speaking at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, Gutierrez said that Obama assured him during a White House meeting with Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as “generous and broad” as he can to “stop the deportation of our people each and every day.”
“You gave us a down payment when you freed 600,000 DREAMers from deportation,” Gutierrez said. “Now it is time for the president in the United States… [to] free the Mom and Dads of the DREAMers. And to go further. Be broad and expansive and generous.”
Gutierrez said giving amnesty to 100,000 illegal immigrants was “not expansive” enough, and he called on Obama to give amnesty to “millions of our undocumented,” including the parents of illegal immigrant children.
As Gutierrez noted, nearly 600,000 DREAMers who met various conditions got temporary work permits and amnesty under DACA, which Obama enacted via executive fiat in 2012. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said no future grants of temporary amnesty should be awarded as a condition for any border bill. There have been nearly 60,000 illegal immigrant children who have unlawfully entered the country since October of last year. And the number of illegal immigrant children from Central America spiked after Obama enacted DACA even though murder rates in Central American nations declined during the period.
Gutierrez said there are 5 million children in the country who are worried that one of their parents will be deported. He said if these illegal immigrant parents are working and are part of their communities, then they should be allowed to stay. He called for visas to be issued to illegal immigrants in the United States and again pressed Obama to “expand” his grants of amnesty.
After House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) informed Obama that Congress would not vote on amnesty legislation, Obama said he would executive actions to change as many of the country’s immigration laws as he can. When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was ousted for his support for amnesty legislation in a June primary, Republicans in Congress decided not to move forward on amnesty legislation they were ready to push. Gutierrez thanked Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) for working with him to try to get comprehensive amnesty legislation done.

Chicago Faces $67 Million Shortfall After Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Busts Budget

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Chicago’s public health system is facing a massive $67 million shortfall after an early adoption of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion cost much more than expected, Crain’s Chicago Business reports.

Cook County, which encompasses Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, made a deal with the Obama administration to get an early start on the health care law’s Medicaid expansion in 2012.

But the resulting program, CountyCare, is costing millions more than original projections. The prototype Medicaid expansion lost Cook County $21 million in the first six months of operation — that’s expected to balloon to $63.5 million by November 30, according to the Chicago Tribune.

CountyCare was expected to pad the city’s coffers. In 2013, state officials projected that the new system would bring in at least $28 million by November, Crain’s reported. The cost of caring for the influx of Medicaid patients has busted projections partially because the newly insured are seeking pricier medical care than expected.

While the program has already failed to meet budget projections this year, the problem is likely to get worse in 2015. Medicaid expansion patients are required to use only CountyCare medical facilities for the first year — meaning the county will end up reimbursing itself for much of its spending on CountyCare coverage.

In January, however, CountyCare patients will be allowed to access other health plans and medical providers. That could leave the expanded Medicaid program to cover patients with the most expensive health problems, along with the least ability to pay. If the public health system loses more inexpensive patients next year, the budget crunch will get even worse.

Dr. John Jay Shannon, promoted to the top position at the Cook County Health and Hospitals System just weeks ago, is charged with finding $67 million in savings from the program by November. If he’s unable to, Cook County taxpayers will have to pony up to pay for the program.

Shannon told Crain’s that the county had “unrealistic expectations” that CountyCare would be “some kind of profit center” for the public health system. But Cook County officials were far from alone in thinking the federal funding would boost.

Advocates of the Medicaid expansion nationwide regularly castigate states that have decided against expanding the welfare program. The White House recently released a report attempting to shame states for refusing $88 billion in “free” federal taxpayer funding to expand Medicaid — but Cook County’s experience suggests states may not be able to count on the programs remaining free. (RELATED: White House: Red States Have Saved Federal Taxpayers $88 Billion By Rejecting Medicaid Expansion)

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/14/chicago-faces-67-million-shortfall-after-obamacares-medicaid-expansion-busts-budget/#ixzz37eXEcEYQ

MILITARIZED HOMELAND SECURITY INVASION OF TOWN WAS OVER DOWNLOADING OF INDECENT IMAGES

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Overkill? Huge show of force all to catch one bad guy with a laptop

by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | JULY 15, 2014

The Department of Homeland Security’s militarized invasion of a small town in Illinois was not in response to a gang of dangerous drug dealers or an armed assailant, but in order to bust a single man accused of downloading indecent images to his home computer.

As we reported last week, federal agents swarmed the town of Livingston, IL., population 850, in an unannounced show of force that culminated in a local school field being used as a staging ground for a phalanx of heavy duty equipment and weaponry.

The school superintendent was given no notice of the feds’ decision to use school land and local residents told news channel KTVI that the sudden sight of armored SWAT vehicles made them nervous.

With authorities initially refusing to explain the reason behind the show of force, it later emerged that a raid had been carried out on a house three miles away in order to apprehend Robert E. Godsey, who is being charged with, “receipt, possession and distribution of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.”

While nobody is defending Godsey – an obviously sick individual who should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law – questions will undoubtedly swirl as to why the federal government spent so many resources on assembling a small army in order to apprehend one individual who didn’t have a history of violence.

Was one armed SWAT team not enough to bust Godsey? Amidst a national debate over the DHS’ bloated budget, why were two helicopters, including a Black Hawk, two armored vehicles, a DHS unified command post truck and Border Patrol agents required to conduct an operation to catch one bad guy?

When asked about why such a massive display of force was necessary, Jim Porter, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois, offered a glib justification, stating, “It’s better to be over-prepared.”

That response will do little to dampen concerns that the huge show of force was another indication of how the federal government is militarizing its law enforcement response in order to acclimate Americans to viewing martial law-style tactics as part of the new normal.

A recent ACLU investigation into the issue of increasingly militarized domestic law enforcement operations decried the fact that American neighborhoods are turning into warzones as SWAT tactics become more brutal, causing an increase in deaths, injuries and property damage.

Chicago Must Pay the NRA Almost a Million Dollars (I’d Frame the Check)

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by Steven Ahle on July 13, 2014 in Democrats, Gun control, Judicial Misconduct

For the second time, Chicago must pay the NRA legal fees in suits over unconstitutional gun laws enacted in Chicago. The first time, Chicago had to pay over $600,000 following the SCOTUS decision overturning the ban on handguns. This time it was for legal fees incurred by the NRA fighting Chicago’s ban on gun sales within the city limits of Chicago. Liberals don’t mind fighting what may seem like a losing case in court. After all, if the lose they pay for it with your money.

Rahm Emanuel will not rest until every law abiding citizen gives up their guns……………..preferably to the Chicago gang bangers. Does anyone remember a Rahm Emanuel push against illegal guns? No, he only rails against honest citizens who buy guns legally. And remember, the people of Chicago also has to pay the legal fees Emanuel racks up trying to defend unconstitutional laws.

This Dem Congressman’s Analogy For Obama Refusing To Visit The Border Is Priceless

Barack Obama continues to receive sharp criticism for refusing to visit the Texas-Mexico border and view first-hand the alien children crisis, for which many accuse him of being at least partially responsible.
During an appearance on CNN’s Crossfire Wednesday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill) – yes, a Democrat – offered a perfect analogy.
Obama was in Texas Wednesday for several fundraisers. One of them was at the home of this guy. Priorities, America, priorities.

Chicago Tribune – Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

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By Peter Nickeas, Tribune reporter

3:24 pm, July 7, 2014

For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood.

It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers.

It was just one of dozens of shooting scenes across Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend. In all, at least 82 people were shot, 14 of them fatally, since Thursday afternoon when two woman were shot as they sat outside a two-flat within a block of Garfield Park.

Five of the people were shot by police over 36 hours on Friday and Saturday, including two boys 14 and 16 who were killed when they allegedly refused to drop their guns.

Many of the long weekend’s shootings were on the South Side, clustered in the Englewood, Roseland, Gresham and West Pullman neighborhoods that rank among the most violent in the city.

The victims ranged from the 14-year-boy shot by police in the Old Irving Park neighborhood to a 66-year-old woman grazed in the head as she walked up the steps of her porch on the Far South Side. Most victims were in their late teens and 20s.

Each night of the long holiday weekend, at least a dozen people were shot in the greatest burst of gun violence Chicago has seen this year.

• From Thursday night into Friday, three people were killed and 10 others wounded. An attack outside a West Englewood salon left two men dead and an East Garfield Park shooting took the life of a 21-year-old woman.

• From Friday afternoon into Saturday, 20 people were shot, one fatally. The man who died had been flashing gang signs in a parking lot in the Clearing neighborhood when someone told him to stop. When the man didn’t, he was shot, police said.

• From Saturday night into Sunday morning, four people were killed and another 10 wounded.

• The bloodiest stretch of the weekend was a 13-hour period between 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 3:30 a.m. Monday when four people were killed and at least another 26 wounded, many of them in critical condition. And the most chaotic scene was in South Chicago, where three people were wounded during a running gun battle.

The shooting started around 11:20 p.m. Sunday when someone opened fire at two people who just left a store on Exchange Avenue south of 80th Street. A 25-year-old man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a 19-year-old woman was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

While the man was firing, two people on the street shot at him and a chase ensued, with the three exchanging gunfire through a vacant lot west toward Escanaba Avenue, police and neighbors said.

The three didn’t hit each other but a 48-year-old man was caught in the crossfire while sitting on the porch. He was wounded in the ankle and taken to Jackson Park Hospital.

The shooting kicked off an hour of occasional chaos as responding officers kept hearing gunfire, first the exchange between the three, then an apparently unrelated volley of shots a few blocks west on Muskegon Avenue where police found shell casings on a porch.

A 10-1 — a call for an officer in distress — was broadcast across the city because the shots were so close to police.

Officers from across the South Side responded, including tactical teams who had been ordered to wear their uniforms instead of plainclothes for the holiday weekend.

Police were radioing about hearing gunfire all over the neighborhood, and a district lieutenant ordered a perimeter over a three-block-by-four-block area. No one was taken into custody.

As a helicopter circled overhead, someone shot up a house a few blocks south on Exchange Avenue, just outside the perimeter, around midnight. The gunfire was called over the police radio before any 911 calls were received, and officers ran down the street toward where the gunfire came from.

The house that was hit by gunfire, in the 8400 block of South Exchange, was near where a teen had been shot earlier in the day and police had responded to a call of a gang disturbance. A group of gang members had been hanging out outside and someone wanted them removed, police said.

About half an hour later, the neighborhood had finally quieted down. “Release the perimeter,” the lieutenant ordered, though he asked that patrol cars keep a watch on the four crime scenes.

Starting this fall, free breakfasts​, lunches available for all CPS students – chicagotri​bune.com

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah

Tribune reporter

3:42 p.m. CDT, July 3, 2014

Starting this fall, all Chicago Public Schools students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch at school.

The high number of students living at the poverty level in the district qualified CPS to meet the required threshold for full reimbursement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to CPS officials.

In the past school year, lunch at a typical elementary school for students who didn’t qualify for assistance cost an average of about $2.45. High schools charges slightly more.

The district expects to serve 72 million meals to students in the coming year, two million more than during the last school year.

“If a student eats that day, the district gets reimbursed,” said Leslie Fowler, executive director of CPS’ nutritional support services. “But if they don’t eat, then CPS doesn’t get reimbursed and there’s no cost associated with that meal. We can’t predict what they do or don’t do, but we hope we can encourage them to participate.”

In the past, the school district’s free and reduced lunch program for financially eligible students was fraught with fraud. Several CPS school officials, including principals and assistant principals, were accused by the district’s Inspector General of providing false income information on applications for the free lunch program.

A 2012 Tribune analysis highlighted flaws in the federal free lunch program, in which school districts have been rewarded for enrolling as many students as possible. The free lunch numbers are then used to help determine poverty levels that can contribute billions of dollars to districts.

On Thursday, Fowler said making lunch free for all would put an end to fraudulent applications submitted for the free and reduced lunch program.

“Absolutely, because we’re not relying on those documents anymore,” she said.

Back to my home town of Chiraq–Shootings across city leave 15 hurt in 9 hours

Back to my home town of Chiraq--Shootings across city leave 15 hurt in 9 hours

By Rosemary Regina Sobol and Adam Sege

Tribune reporters

8:45 a.m. CDT, June 30, 2014

A man was shot in a busy nightlife district near Wrigley Field, two women were wounded at a lakefront park and three men were hurt in a Northwest Side attack as shootings across the city left more than a dozen people hurt in nine hours starting late Sunday afternoon.

Between Sunday afternoon and early this morning, Chicago police responded to at least a dozen separate shootings on the North, Northwest, West and South sides. At least 15 people were wounded.

The lakefront shooting happened at 6:04 p.m. near Montrose Harbor on Simonds Drive on the North Side, police said.

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Two women, ages 21 and 48, were wounded in the shooting, and both were taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The younger woman was shot in the left shoulder, police said, and the older woman was shot in the arm and the back. As of 5:30 a.m., police had not released information about the circumstances of the shooting.

In other shootings:

• About 2 a.m. Monday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the forearm as he stood on the sidewalk in the 3100 block of North Sheffield Avenue in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

• About 2 a.m. Monday, a 40-year-old man was shot as he stood on the sidewalk in the 10600 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The man heard gunshots and realized he had been hit in the lower leg, police said. He drove himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• About 1:30 a.m. Monday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the 6900 block of South Peoria Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man was standing on the sidewalk when four male attackers began beating him, police said. He started to run away and was shot in the hand, according to police. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.

• About 1:25 a.m. Monday, a 25-year-old woman was shot as she sat in the driver’s seat of a parked sedan in the 8800 block of South Princeton Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. She was struck in the upper torso and upper leg and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition was stabilized.

• About 12:05 a.m. Monday, a 33-year-old man was shot while sitting in the passenger’s seat of a car in the 7800 block of South South Chicago Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A silver van pulled up next to the car and someone inside started shooting, police said. The man suffered a graze wound to the leg and refused treatment.

• About 10 p.m. Sunday, a gunman on foot shot three men as the men stood on the sidewalk in the 4300 block of North Drake Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. A 25-year-old man, shot in the leg, and a 22-year-old, struck in the arm, were both taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. Their conditions were stabilized. The third man, a 29-year-old, was shot in the hand and left the scene without seeking treatment, Alfaro said.

• About 15 minutes earlier, a 33-year-old man was shot as he stood on the sidewalk in the West Town neighborhood, police said. Someone started shooting about 9:45 p.m., hitting the man in the upper chest as he stood in the 2500 block of West Huron Street, Alfaro said. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital.

• About 8:50 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the 4800 block of West Washington Boulevard in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was taken to Stroger hospital, where he was being treated for gunshots to the arm, leg and abdomen. His condition was not immediately released.

• About 8:15 p.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot less than a mile away, in the 4500 block of North Broadway in the Uptown neighborhood. The man was hit in the upper leg and taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. He was refusing to cooperate with authorities, police said.

Police, citing preliminary information, had initially said two people were shot on Broadway, but later said the 18-year-old was the only person shot or hurt. It was not immediately clear if the shooting had any connection to the one at Montrose Harbor.

• About 5:20 p.m. Sunday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 0-100 block of East 121st Place in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The man was standing on the street when someone across the street fired a gun at him, according to News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan. The 21-year-old was hit in the back and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

• About 5:10 p.m. Sunday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 500 block of South Independence Boulevard in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The man told police he was shot while sitting in a car on the West Side street, Sullivan said. The man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with a wound to his left hip; he is in good condition.