Monday, February 2, 2009

Saturday Night's Alright For Knifin'


Two men remain hospitalized -- one under police guard -- after they stabbed each other during a fight Saturday night at their Uptown apartment building on the North Side.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, the two men, aged 57 and 56, were in the first floor vestibule of the building where both live on the 4600 block of North Magnolia Avenue when they began fighting, according to a Town Hall District police lieutenant, who said the apartment building is an SRO, or single-room occupancy living space.

The older man allegedly attacked the other man with at least one knife and the younger man fought back and also used a knife to stab the older man, according to the lieutenant.

Both were transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where the 56-year-old was in critical condition and the other man was in serious condition and under arrest and police guard, the lieutenant said.

The fight was the culmination of an ongoing dispute the men had been having for a couple of months, according to the lieutenant, who said the men live in separate apartments on the first and second floors of the building at the Magnolia Avenue address.

The fight was not gang-related or domestic related, but it was not known immediately what they were fighting about.

No charges have been filed as of 2 a.m., the lieutenant said.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating.


  1. Funny, were playing cards that night and we were joking that the squad cars parked in front must have been my security detail...


    Thanks for the info.

  2. Lived in an SRO, you've got to be kidding me....

    BTW, wanted to jump on the bandwagon....Peter, Helen, this is Jim and I'm Uptown Update....

    Happy Monday y'all....

  3. The address is 4626 Magnolia. It's run by Mercy Housing. I've talked to a couple of the residents and there are a few living there who terrorize the remaing residents. The property manager is Cynthia Dean, 312.447.4582

  4. Interesting

    Looks like Mercy Lakefront, and the Harold Washington folks might have some 'splainin' to do.

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  6. Hmm

    The Epworth men's shelter, run by JPUSA ...

    Mercy Housing Lakefront which operates several buildings in Uptown, Lake View and other parts of the city has been lined up to provide to [sic] permanent and transitional housing supervised by case managers.