Chicago Murder Epidemic

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…

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

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.…

Tenant Murders Brighton Park Couple Then Flees in Uber

Prosecutors say a man renting a room in a Brighton Park woman’s apartment shot her and her boyfriend to death on Super Bowl Sunday and then fled after calling a Uber driver, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Days before the Feb. 5 murders, Pricilla Gloria Reyes, who often found tenants on Facebook, told a friend…

Garbage Man Finds Body of Woman Stuffed in Trash Can

A woman was found dead in a garbage container in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Friday afternoon, authorities said. A city worker who was dumping garbage discovered the body in an alley in the 7300 block of South Kenwood Avenue and called 911 immediately about 12:45 p.m., police said. The woman, who…

Illegal Immigrants Priority over Minority Murder Epidemic in Chicago

Last week, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan convened a summit with local civil rights leaders to address the fear caused by President Trump’s immigration executive orders. Unlike a lot of other summits, it wasn’t just talk. Madigan announced new hate-crimes legislation: Illinois House Bill 3711, which would ensure all “victims of hate crimes are afforded…

Chicago, 2017 Murders Hit 100

Chicago has already seen 100 murders in 2017, according to a DNAinfo analysis. A particularly violent Wednesday that saw six people killed — including a pregnant woman and 60-year-old man — pushed the city to the grim milestone overnight, according to DNAinfo data. In 2016, the city had seen 100 murders by Feb. 24. That…

Woman Found Stabbed to Death in Chicago Heights

Chicago Heights police said a woman was found dead in a grassy area next to a home on Schilling Avenue Wednesday night. Police said they received a 911 call shortly before 9:30 p.m. from a caller saying she could hear a woman screaming for help in the 1400-block of Schilling Avenue. When police arrived at…

Minority Communities in Chicago Fed Up with the Shootings, Killings

People living in some Chicago neighborhoods are fed up. They are begging for a stop to the violence. On Thursday, there was outrage in the community where 2-year-old Lavontay White was killed. Religious leaders, residents and the police are calling for an end to the bloodshed. Community members, Chicago police and activists gathered at Costner…