Chicago Stop and Frisk Numbers Drop, Due to ACLU Lawsuit

A study of the Chicago Police Department’s stop-and-frisk procedures released Friday revealed a dramatic decrease in the number of stops since an American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois lawsuit, but found that officers were still targeting racial minorities. The report by former U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys, the first one issued under an agreement the…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 11 Wounded Friday in Shootings

A man was killed and at least 11 other people were wounded from Friday afternoon to early Saturday in Chicago, police said. The fatal attack happened shortly before 5 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Laflin Street in the Englewood neighborhood. A 20-year-old man was walking when a vehicle approached and someone opened fire.…

Father, Twin Sons Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Minors

A man and his twin sons have been sentenced to federal prison for recruiting and trafficking minors for sex in the Chicago area. Nathan Nicholson, 45, groomed his twin sons, Tyrelle and Myrelle Lockett, to act as pimps in a family sex trafficking operation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Nicholson used his sons to…

Bloody Chicago, 8 Wounded in Shootings Across the City

Eight people were wounded, at least one of them critically, in shootings across the city from Thursday into early Friday, police said. Just before 10:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was found in a crashed car in Englewood with a gunshot wound to the head. Officers responded to the 6600 block of South Racine Avenue to…

Task Force Targets, Traveling Vice Lords for Narcotics Distribution

More than 50 people are facing federal or state charges for their roles in selling heroin and cocaine on the West Side, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. A joint federal and state task force uncovered suspects participating in a narcotics-distribution organization in the North Lawndale neighborhood run by members of the Traveling Vice Lords…

Man Receives 45 Year Sentence for Murder of Grandmother Over Inheritance

A former northwest suburban man who murdered his grandmother in an effort to speed up his inheritance was sentenced to 45 years in prison Thursday. Rich A. Schmelzer, 44, formerly of East Dundee, was convicted on Dec. 20, 2016, of the murder of his grandmother, 85-year-old Mildred “Dodie” Darrington of East Dundee, according to the…

Predator Claiming to Be Uber Driver Rapes 2 Women

A man impersonating an Uber driver drove two women to north suburban Skokie and sexually assaulted them in the last month, according to police. Musaab S. Afandi, 33, was charged with three counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, all felonies, according to Skokie police. At 4:38 a.m. on Feb.…

Chicago, Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Brokering Sale of 77 Illegal GUNS

A Chicago man pleaded guilty Tuesday to brokering the sale of more than 70 illegal guns. John Thomas, 33, who is also known as “Batman,” pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of dealing firearms without a license, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Thomas…

South Side Man Charged with Fatal Englewood Shooting

A South Side man has been charged with killing one man and wounding another in a weekend Englewood shooting. Jamal Donerson, 24, faces first-degree counts of murder and attempted murder for the Saturday night attack near his home in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth, according to Chicago Police. About 10:45 p.m., Donerson opened fire…

Father Beats Son Age 3 to Death, Later Charged in Death of Daughter

Alerted by her 3-year-old son’s screams of pain, the pregnant mother found her boyfriend repeatedly punching the boy in the child’s South Side bedroom last Halloween, according to Cook County prosecutors. Enraged at her attempts to intervene, the boyfriend, Devon Thomas, turned on his 23-year-old fiancee, knocking her into a wall and causing her to…

Girl Age 15 Gang Raped on Facebook Live

As a 15-year-old girl was apparently sexually assaulted on Facebook Live, about 40 people watched the video — but none reported the attack to police. Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was leaving a West Side police station Monday when the girl’s mother stopped him and showed him images of her daughter being attacked by five…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead 5 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

A man was killed and at least five more people, including one who was walking to court in Little Village in broad daylight, were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Monday. The homicide happened about 4:15 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, where someone got out of a silver SUV and…

Albany Park Shooter Charged

A man has been charged with shooting and critically wounding another man Sunday morning in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Michael Comiso, 19, faces one count each of first-degree attempted murder, aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm and attempted robbery while armed with a firearm, all felonies, according to Chicago…

Gang Related Drive By Shooting Outside Cook County Court House

Police say a 22-year-old man was shot multiple times while trying to enter the Cook County Courthouse Monday. At about 10:19 a.m., a white van drove by when someone fired shots from the vehicle, striking the victim. Two off-duty Chicago police officers were entering the courthouse at the same time, witnessed the shooting and apprehended…

Man Stabbed Sears Auto Center Manager over Delayed Oil Change

A 64-year-old man stabbed the manager of an auto shop Saturday morning in southwest suburban Orland Park because his oil change was delayed, according to police. Longtime customer Luis Barrios went to the Sears Auto Center at 2 Orland Square Dr. about 10:20 am. for his scheduled oil change, according to Orland Park police. Barrios…

Man Charged in Sexual Assault, Kidnapping in Wrigleyville

Chicago Police have made an arrest in the carjacking and assault of a woman in Lakeview earlier this month. The 24 year old victim was in the back yard of an apartment building in the 3700 block of North Fremont when the attacker forced her in to the trunk of her own car and drove…

Man Wounded in Shooting in Front of Niles Bar

A shooting at a bar in Niles has injured one man. It happened at about 4:00 a.m. Police were on patrol in the area, when they heard a shot in the parking lot at Chasers Bar and Grill on Milwaukee Ave. Police say a 28-year-old man from Lincolnwood was shot in the torso. He was…

17, year old Shot, Killed in Marquette Park

A 17-year-old was killed in a shooting in Chicago’s Marquette Park neighborhood. Police say the teen was found unresponsive Friday evening with several gunshot wounds in the 7100 block of South Washtenaw, near Midway. No one is in custody. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation. Article Org: wgntv.com

Father, Mother of Boy Shot in the Head in Englewood, Charged

An Englewood man is facing a gun charge after his 3-year-old son was accidentally shot while playing cops and robbers inside a home where child protection officials have been regular visitors. Michael D. Riley, 34, was charged Friday with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, one felony count of…

CPD Investigation of Officer that helped 3 Young Girls, HARMS MORALE

The Chicago Police Department is investigating one of its officers after he helped three young girls found living in an abandoned home. The officer set up a GoFundMe page for the girls who were known as the Englewood Angels. The police department said the officer violated its policy by helping the girls. Chicago Police Sergeant…

Bloody Chicago, 7 Wounded in Shootings across the City

At least seven people were wounded in Chicago shootings from Thursday morning to early Friday, police said. In addition, about 5 p.m., a 3-year-old boy was critically wounded during what appeared to be an accidental shooting in Englewood. Just after 2:30 a.m. Friday, two people were shot in an East Garfield Park club. Someone fired…

Bloody Chicago, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

Four people, including a 16-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning on the city’s South and West sides. In the most recent attack, a 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg while he was standing in the 2700 block of West Madison Street in the Near West Side neighborhood,…

Judge Cuts Notorious Chicago Gang Leaders Sentence

A federal judge cut in half the prison sentence of a notorious Chicago street gang leader. Chicago gang leader Alex Somarriba has learned the valuable lesson that when dealing with federal prosecutors, it sometimes pays to play. When Somarriba was arrested in 2014, he offered up some information about some of the dozen murders that…

Father Murdered Twin Daughters and Wounded His Wife

Police in suburban Chicago have released a chilling 911 call on which a father tells a dispatcher that he had just shot dead his twin daughters, wounded his wife and was about to kill himself. When officers with the St Charles Police Department responded to a luxury condominium complex from which the emergency call came…

Gang Shooting at Bedford Park Walmart Leaves 2 Wounded

Police were investigating a shooting outside a southwest suburban Walmart Monday afternoon following an incident that left two people hurt. Police responded to the area surrounding the Bedford Park store at 7050 S. Cicero just before 12:30 p.m. Authorities said the occupants of two vehicles traveling on Cicero Avenue were allegedly displaying gang signs to…

Three Found Shot to Death in Car in Gresham Alley

Three people were found dead in a car illegally parked in a South Side alley in the Gresham neighborhood early Monday, officials said. Chicago police were called to the 8600 block of South Throop Street shortly before 8 a.m. to check on a report of a person found unconscious and not breathing, according to officials.…

Bloody Chicago, 5 Killed, 14 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Five men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sunday, when two men were killed and another was wounded in an Edgewater neighborhood attack on the North Side. Quentin Payton, 28,…