Friday, April 17, 2015

Murder On Wednesday Morning

As many readers are already aware, there was a shooting that resulted in a death in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday.  It happened at 1:50am in the 4500 block of Broadway.  A 24-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car was shot in the head.  The driver of the car took her to Illinois Masonic, where she was pronounced dead.  Readers tell us that Broadway was fully blocked off by the police doing investigations by 2:30am.

We've been waiting for more information to pass along, but there's nothing more to report. We heard a rumor that the couple was from central Illinois, not from Uptown.  Other than that, there's no further information to be had.

Was it road rage?  Was it a domestic situation?  Was it gang-related?  Was she a target or an innocent bystander?  We don't know any of those answers.

What we do know is that a family is burying a young woman and grieving her senseless death.  It's so very sad, and our hearts go out to those who loved this young woman.

Update from Ald. Cappleman's 4/17/2015 newsletter:  "At approximately 1:50AM Wednesday morning, a 24 year old woman was fatally shot in the head on the 4500 block of N. Broadway. Chicago Police Department detectives are gathering information including video footage. CPD has stated that they do not believe this was gang-related. If you have any additional information or questions, please call the 19th District CAPS office at 312-744-0064."

Update:  The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Jennifer Ponton, of Bradley, Illinois, in Kankakee County.  May she rest in peace, and our deepest condolences to those who loved her.


  1. She was shot at 1:50AM on Wednesday, not Tuesday.

  2. This is all you guys have to say? Man, if Shiller were still in office there would be 20 different articles on the topic.

  3. Helen is the one that coddled all these gangbangers. It is a fact that by far most of the bangers in Uptown were in housing Helen approved. Cappleman has been working his ass off to get them out of Uptown. So, Turbo, to answer your question, this cancer took 24 years out of Uptown. It is going to take a long time to exercise them out of our system. Next question?

  4. She was an inoccent by standard. They had just left a 7 eleven. They didnt know where they were. And it was gang bangers that shot at them. Just to set the record straight. They also killed a mother of 2 that has never in her life been in trouble. In fact you don't usually meet people with not one enemy. Everyone loved her and still does.

  5. Rip Jenni. We love u and think of u daily.