Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Released From Parole On August 24, Man's Shot To Death In Uptown Tuesday

This sign, less than a block from today's murder, has been reminding Uptown residents that "Christ died for our sins" since the 1940's.
A 25-year-old Uptown man was shot to death Tuesday afternoon, becoming that neighborhood’s third homicide since August 3.

The victim was standing outside when at least eight shots rang out in the 4500 block of N. Kenmore at 2:42 PM, police said. He died at Illinois Masonic Medical Center around 6 PM, having suffered five gunshot wounds to his chest and two in a leg.

A source identified the victim as Gregory Sims of the 4400 block of N. Malden in Uptown. Sims’ younger brother was at the shooting scene within minutes of the incident.

State records show that he received a four-year prison term for manufacture-delivery of heroin in 2012. He was discharged from the parole system less than two weeks ago.

Chicago Police Department records show that Sims was arrested six times since 2014 while free on parole.

Upon learning of Gregory Sims’ death, one long-time Uptown resident told us, “HOLY SHIT. [Sims has] been terrorizing Sheridan Park for the past few years. [Gregory Sims] is the older brother…This is going to be ugly.”

Only vague descriptions of possible offenders are available. One of the most persistent describes a black man in a gray hoodie who ran through the parking lot of an old school and jumped into a vehicle that fled south.
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50 comments:

  1. I'm truly sorry for this mans death. No one should be shot to death and I hope the person(s) responsible get caught and sentenced.

    From the article...Chicago Police Department records show that Sims was arrested six times since 2014 while free on parole.

    How do you get arrested 6 times while on parole???? Isn't parole revoked as soon as you violate any of the terms of said parole? I would think that getting arrested while on parole would constitute a violation?

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    1. Illinois. Land of the free (criminals).

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    2. Parole has turned into a bad punchline. Would be funnier except this isn't a game.

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    3. That would be true if that was true he was not on parole since 2013 for dirty cops putting drugs on him, they sent him to boot camp they are making lies up about my son he was arrested for weed which is now legal gave him a couple of tickets he had no parole to revoke that's why he was on the street the are just trying to drag his name under the dirt,however I know truth and am OK with it my son graduate high school at 16 years old had his associate degree at 19 years old but he just this very bad person. Not! He was a child of God who is a angel in Heaven now. 1 thing for sure is just we all were born we all got to die and no one know when,where,why or how..... so who knows what will be said about you when it's your turn ijs. Mrs.Sims

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    4. Why would the cops plant drugs on him? Do cops always carry around drugs to plant on people? Strange, I've dealt with the police more than a few times and I have never had drugs planted on me.

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    5. (((slow clap)))) gurl you just read them the riot act. people swear they know everything about somebody based on notion and what some jerk wrote.

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    6. Ms Sims, I'm very sorry for your loss.

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    7. Yes, I'm sure it was all the cops' fault--your son was an innocent and just getting his life together, right? It's always someone else's fault--never any personal responsibility taken.

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    8. I would like to pay my respects at his grave by taking a dump on it.

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    9. LOL that he graduated high school at 16. Another "honor student" no doubt. LOL

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    10. Good Lord, I got a fucking headache reading through that ....

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    11. So Mrs Sims, why was your son killed?

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    12. Mrs. Sims,

      I'm so sorry for your loss. I performed CPR on your son when I arrived at the scene Tuesday afternoon. His heart was not beating or was he breathing when I arrive but after working on him for several minutes I was able to revive him. Will there be a funeral for him? If so I am interested in attending to pay my respects.

      Sincerely,

      Matt Nelson

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    13. Mrs Sims it is horrible you are burying a son but he reaped what he sowed. Apparently you only saw his "Angel" side as every mother should. I pray God does have mercy on him he needs it for the way he treated others and the crimes he committed

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    14. Thank you so much for helping my son. Yes we will have his funeral next week and you are welcome to come, however I'm not sure how to get you the info because it surely will not be on here.

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    15. Bullshit, Ms. Sims. Your son was released from parole on August 24 after completing a prison term and post-release supervision for manufacture-delivery of heroin. Even when he's gone, the charade continues, huh?

      Here's his intake photo at Stateville (that's a prison BTW):

      http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Illinois/Cook-County-IL/Gregory-Sims.8646247.html

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    16. Not only was Sims a drug dealing psychotic career criminal and neighborhood terrorist, he was butt ugly too. Looks like his mama.

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    17. Mrs Sims, please let us know the time and location of the funeral so we can be sure to avoid the area due to the confluence of gang bangers at the funeral and rival gangs no doubt circling.

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    18. Do you all honestly believe this is really his mother posting on here?

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    19. I frequently check out this blog to see what's going on in the neighborhood and generally appreciate your reporting, CWB. Your comments in this thread, however, strike me as inappropriate and lacking in journalistic integrity. I'd love to share this source with others, but feel like your comments might distract readers from our cause.

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    20. That's your option.

      But if Ms. Sims wants to come here and call us liars and rant about how her son was never in prison, didn't get arrested repeatedly while on parole, and wasn't a major contributor to violence in Uptown, we're going to lay out the facts.

      She can take her revisionism to the Tribune or some other MSM outlet where it'll be gobbled up and turned into a headline about how innocent he was.

      But not here. No, sir.

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  2. great parenting mr and Mrs. Sims! Thanks for unleashing these two on the community.

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    1. Parents can only point kids in the direction that they think the kids should go. Each person makes their own choices. I know a lot of parents who weep for the pain that poor decisions cause in their children.

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    2. Not we see what you are like and why your son died young.
      Your complete and utter failure as a mother has resulted in your son being dead. It's not the police's fault. It's not the public's fault. It is YOUR fault that your son is dead.

      You made excuses for him throughout his short life, never held him accountable, never educated him as to the likely outcome of his criminal activities.

      With a "mother" like you, he never had a chance.

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  3. The problem is multi-faceted: A culture that idolizes "bad boys" (it's nothing new); a system that encourages dependency on government; a community that increasingly considers violence as its core distinction from the mainstream (rap stars singing about their gang memberships and killing rivals, celebrities who boast about their gangsta lineage, etc); and an education system that churns out semi-illiterate foot soldiers for corporate communism.

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  4. So sad! I'm weeping as I type this... ok, I'm over it now.

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  5. "No one should be shot to death..." is a vapid and whiney thought. There are PLENTY of people who deserve to be shot to death, including terrorists, serial killers, and child molesters. Sims was a homegrown neighborhood terrorist who brought crime and killings and terror and misery wherever he went. He deserved to be shot to death and then shot one more time just to be sure.

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  6. For those of us who are atheists, that "Christ Died" photo is pretty ridiculous!

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    1. I'm an atheist and it means absolutely nothing to me; except someone's underwear seems a bit to tight. And then there's irony and sarcasm, but we atheists don't abide by that either right?! Thicken thy skin brother/sister...so sayeth the flying spaghetti monster.

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    2. Gotta disagree. I'm in the non-theist club....and I find it wonderfully amusing.

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  7. Mr. Sims younger brother will be quite annoyed by this predicament. I thought you lost all Housing vouchers once you were convicted with narcotics? Keep voting Democrat.

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    1. STUPID ASS! THEY HAVE A HARD WORKING MOTHER AND FATHER!!!!!

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    2. How ironic that Bro Sims was murdered hours before yet another community meeting where local residents demanded that police and our low income housing provider do something about 4425 N Malden, i.e. local gang headquarters run by the Sims brothers. Why do gangs continue to operate their headquarters out of buildings funded by taxpayers? Why isn't funding simply pulled from this low income housing provider, who clearly shows a pattern of providing gang housing with taxpayer subsidies?

      The Police Superintendent can stick to his talking points all day long by saying that gun laws are the answer to the spike in Chicago gang shootings. But, those of us who live in this neighborhood know that there are plenty of criminal housing laws already on the books that could be enforced to curtail these blood baths. It takes a certain kind of building to be the perfect gang house, i.e. no security cameras, limited views to access points from the streets and alleys, and absent or indifferent management. Why do taxpayer provide entire buildings to certain gangs, particularly when supposedly impoverished gang tenants roll up in cars that none of us could ever afford?

      It is sad when anyone is brutally murdered, even a well-known, longtime gang member. Yet, Bro Sims knew that he was targeted for a kill and could have stayed away to prevent his own death. He chose not to. His brothers could choose not to do a retaliation hit. But they won't. So, why are they allowed to live here and endanger our lives by way of taxpayer subsidized housing?????
      Meanwhile, innocent locals like Bobbie Kraft & Penny Gearhart get gunned down on the streets in the gang crossfire. Stop the insanity and stop blaming it all on gun laws.

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    3. If you have a drug or weapons conviction I thought you lost all money from HUD and couldn't have a convict living there.

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    4. Funny I googled the Malden address and it took me to 4444 N Malden, with two sheriffs in the street picture. Appropriate.

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    5. Those aren't "sheriffs." They're private security.

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  8. They may have a hard working mother and father but that doesn't seemed to have been passed down in this case.

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  9. Hopefully the thug brother will be next.

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    1. All the name calling is inappropriate. All the ill wishes are inapproprite. Facts are Facts. The rest is sickening. Stop it.

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  10. And they still live in public housing? And what's your definition of hard working.

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  11. These kids terrorized the neighborhood. EVERY TIME Mom picked them up from the station she said "boys will be boys." They threatened EVERYONE is the area, and I personally had numerous brushes with them. This death is 100% on parenting. She encouraged the "THUG LIFE." They terrorized the neighbors at 4425 N Malden for years, so much so they have to have armed security there.

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    1. What a nightmare to deal with these shitbags as your neighbor. I'll bet Mrs Sims was the biggest loudmouth on the block.

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    2. Hell, just look at the street view of that address on Google. Cops right there in front.

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  12. Natural selection at its finest...As long as the innocent, hard-working, honest citizens who are trying to make Uptown a safe and habitable neighborhood aren't being injured (even though sometimes they are, unfortunately), maybe all of the despicable thugs will kill each other off.

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  13. mrs.sims-the parody is disrespectful not only of the dead but more importantly the living

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    1. I would imagine her parody comments are not too far from the truth

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  14. Over under on how much longer the other brother stays alive? Ill take the under on 2 years. Over under on how long it takes the other brother to stay out of jail? Ill take the under on 2 months.

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  15. On YouTube look up pacman hi-city. All of Mrs sims "angel boys" yes every sims brother is on this video waiving guns and rapping violence

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