4 Killed, 4 Injured in Deadly CTA Crash

Four people have been killed and four others injured in a crash involving a CTA bus in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Sunday morning, authorities said. The crash involved a car and a CTA bus traveling east in the 2600-block of West Madison Street at about 5:53 a.m., Chicago police said. Police said the four…

2 Shot Dead in Addison Car Shooting

A man and a 17-year-old boy were shot to death in a car while driving in northwest suburban Addison, police said. Police were called to near Denise Court and Elizabeth Drive because 911 callers reported shots fired and a traffic crash and found a car with two people in it that had hit a tree,…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead 3 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

The city surpassed 1,000 gunshot victims for the year in late April, and it is nearing the 200-homicide mark, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. The weekend’s fatal shooting happened Friday afternoon in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. A 19-year-old man was shot to death about 4:45 p.m. inside an apartment building in the…

Gun Shop Burglaries Helping Fuel Chicago Violence

To ring in the new year, Kevin Winford and Denis Joiner fired their stolen guns into the air. It was their bad luck that Chicago cops patrolling the South Side caught them in the act. Their foolish celebration on Jan. 1, 2012, allowed investigators to tie their two guns to a burglary spree in which…

Bloody Chicago, Only, 2 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

Two people were wounded in separate shootings Thursday on the West and South sides of Chicago, a relative lull in a city plagued by gun violence. It was the 26th day that fewer than five people were shot in the city, out of 123 days that have elapsed so far this year, according to Chicago…

Markham Police Officer Shoots Man after being Dragged by Car

A Markham police officer helping with a traffic stop shot a motorist who attempted to flee and “dragged” the officer, authorities said early Friday morning. The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force is investigating the incident, which took place at 167th Street and Western Avenue, Markham Police Chief Mack Sanders said in an emailed…

ACLU Pissed at CPD Commander for Setting Number of Gang Banger Stops

Civil rights advocates on Thursday said a memo by a Chicago police commander appeared to set illegal quotas for cops to stop suspected gang members for traffic violations. Anthony Escamilla, commander of the Grand Central police district, launched a mission to address “an uptick in violence between the Spanish Cobras and Latin Brothers,” according to…

Bloody Chicago, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

Six people were wounded in shootings Wednesday on Chicago’s South Side. Most recently, a 28-year-old man was shot in the Chatham neighborhood. He got into a fight with another man about 9:40 p.m. in the 800 block of East 89th Place when the other man pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to Chicago…

Chicago Alderman Wants to Arm Cops with Assault Rifle Fire Power

Watch for four Chicago aldermen — all former cops — to pull the trigger so more police officers can use military-style assault rifles since the shooting of two on-duty Deering District police officers on Tuesday night. Sneed has learned the cadre of aldermen not only want more Chicago Police to be able to use so-called…

Chicago Police Use, day in the life, Technology to Trace a Guns History

You’ve heard of the “day in the life of” an interesting person or public figure. Well now, new ballistic technology is helping federal agents and police create a day in the life of the guns being used by criminals terrorizing America’s neighborhoods– especially those in Chicago. It’s called the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).…

Bloody Chicago, 8 Shot in 4 Hour Period on Tuesday

Two Chicago Police officers were among eight people shot in less than four hours Tuesday night on Chicago’s South and West sides. The two 9th District Tactical Officers were shot and seriously wounded just after 9 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The officers were in plainclothes while “conducting…

Chicago Police Chase Ends with Multiple Vehicle Crash


Chicago Police officers on Patrol spotted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed down the 5900 block of S Kedzie. Officers activated emergency equipment then attempted to curb the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle refused to comply speeding through several red lights eventu...

Chicago Police officers on Patrol spotted a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed down the 5900 block of S Kedzie. Officers activated emergency equipment then attempted to curb the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle refused to comply speeding through several red lights eventually crashing into another vehicle on the 4500 block of South Cicero fleeing from Police. The 22-year-old male and his passenger a 26-year-old female were in the fleeing vehicle both minor injuries the male was taken to Holy Cross and the female was taken to Mt. Sinai. The vehicle they struck injured the driver a 69-year-old man and his passenger a 67-year-old female were both taken to McNeal hospital with Non-Life threatening injuries. From the looks of the Suvs roof he must have rolled that vehicle once or maybe twice after he hit the curb.

There was also a dog that was a passenger in the vehicle that was hit by the fleeing vehicle I am happy to report the dog was not injured in the crash the 22 year old driver that fled was taken into custody by Chicago police.

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Two Chicago Police Officers Shot in The Back of the Yards, Manhunt Underway


MAGGIO NEWS VIDEO, Two on-duty Chicago Police officers were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night on the city's South Side. One officer was shot in the back and the other was shot in the arm and hip, police said. Speaking to reporters outside Stroger Hospita...

MAGGIO NEWS VIDEO, Two on-duty Chicago Police officers were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night on the city’s South Side. One officer was shot in the back and the other was shot in the arm and hip, police said.

Speaking to reporters outside Stroger Hospital, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said that the officers were sitting in a car when two other vehicles pulled up and their occupants opened fire at the officers. Those officers were able to return fire, but it doesn’t appear they hit anyone.

Johnson said police are taking to three people of interest in the shooting investigation.

“It’s just another example of how dangerous this job is,” said Johnson. “And I think people take it for granted that when police officers come to work every day, they put their lives on the line every single day they get in their car.”

One officer was shot in the back and the other was shot in the arm and hip, during “an encounter,’’ according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. They were in serious, but stable condition, according to Guglielmi.

Both Deering District tactical team officers were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
A “manhunt’’ is underway, Guglielmi said.

“We should not be here at 11 o’clock at night thanking the Lord above that these officers survived,” said Ald. Raymond Lopez, whose 15th Ward covers Back of the Yards. “It is incomprehensible that this continues in our city, in our state, in our country.”

Johnson said police have recovered “multiple weapons that may have been involved” in the shooting. He said the officers were “conducting a follow-up investigation to a previous incident” when they were shot.

“Listen, if they will fire at police officers like that, they they have no thought process in terms of firing at other citizens of this great city,” Johnson said of the suspects. “So, we are going to get them.”

The attack occurred after the officers saw someone inside a silver van shooting at another vehicle, according to preliminary information from police.

A vehicle believed to have been used by the offenders was found near 37th street and Racine Avenue and either a rifle or shotgun was also recovered near the scene, according to a source citing preliminary information.

In February, the Chicago Tribune in a front-page article highlighted the gun violence in this part of the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The newspaper reported that more than 30 shootings believed to have been tied to semi-automatic rifles occurred there and in neighboring Brighton Park during a recent nine-month period.

At least 46 people were shot in those attacks, 13 fatally.

Police said at the time this was the only area of the city where rifles styled after AR-15s and AK-47s were regularly used, a menacing new development in the gang fights.

It’s unclear how many of the high-powered rifles were used in the shootings, but police suspected they were being passed around by members of four Hispanic gangs in the Deering police district, which covers Back of the Yards and Brighton Park.

Two of the gangs — La Raza near 47th and Loomis streets and the Almighty Saints near 45th and Wood streets — have been fighting for decades. But the conflict has expanded to the Satan Disciples and Gangster Two-Sixes in neighboring Brighton Park, where violence is less frequent.

Multiple Chicago police vehicles sped to 43rd Street and Ashland Avenue after the shooting.

As an ambulance was seen leaving the scene, a number of officers directed traffic several blocks away from the center of the investigation, due east of an archway that read “Stockyard Industrial Park,” where a fire truck and another Chicago Fire Department vehicle were parked.

As police officers cordoned off the crime scene with a large line of yellow tape spanning a block’s length and a smaller red ribbon in a strip mall parking lot, passersby like Thomas Murdock gawked from a distance.

Murdock, 51, of Little Village, was enjoying a coffee when he heard the gunfire nearby and saw paramedics tending to two officers, at least one of whom was on a stretcher.

“It was like whack-whack-whack. Big guns. Next thing I know I find out police got shot,” Murdock said. “The Dunkin’ Donuts lady was like ‘What the (expletive) are they shooting for?’ My mind was like: ‘Holy s— ! I hope they don’t run in.’’’

Minutes later, a fast-moving procession of police vehicles activated their lights and sirens and drove southbound.

At least 11 evidence markers were on 43rd Street just north of the strip mall in the industrial area.

As of about 10:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be seen briefly outside Stroger Hospital.

In a statement, police said their investigation remains “open and ongoing,” and asked that anyone with information should contact Cook County Crime Stoppers, 1-800-535-STOP (7867). Information may also be emailed to CPDTIP.com.

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Bloody Chicago, 1000th Shooting Closes Out April


This last weekend in April left 4 people dead and 17 people wounded in shootings across Chicago. The number of people shot would have been higher if it wasn’t for the torrential rain on Saturday, thank god for the rain, Ha. The city also just surpassed the 1000th shooting this y...

This last weekend in April left 4 people dead and 17 people wounded in shootings across Chicago. The number of people shot would have been higher if it wasn’t for the torrential rain on Saturday, thank god for the rain, Ha. The city also just surpassed the 1000th shooting this year.

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May Day Protesters March Across Chicago


May Day Protesters in Chicago took to the streets in protest of President Trump's Immigration policies. May 1st 2017 Maggio News ...

May Day Protesters in Chicago took to the streets in protest of President Trump’s Immigration policies. May 1st 2017

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May Day Protesters in Chicago Create Rap Song, Fuc, Donald Trump


May Day Protesters in Chicago sing rap song, Fuc, Donald Trump like it or not this song is protected by the US Constitutions second amendment, free speech. Shouldn’t of did that around the little kids time and a place people. Maggio News ...

May Day Protesters in Chicago sing rap song, Fuc, Donald Trump like it or not this song is protected by the US Constitutions second amendment, free speech. Shouldn’t of did that around the little kids time and a place people.

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Bloody Chicago, 4 Dead, 17 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Four people have been killed and at least 17 more wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The city surpassed 1,000 gunshot victims on the year earlier in the week, and it is fast approaching the 200-homicide mark, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. The latest fatal…

Voices to be Heard at Mayday Immigration Protests Across Chicago

All times and locations can be found here. Come out and have your voices heard on immigration injustice or forever remain silent. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to hit the streets for multiple rallies and marches on Monday in honor of May Day, International Worker’s Day. This year’s demonstrations could be some of the largest…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Three people were killed and eight others were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago police. The city surpassed 1,000 gunshot victims on the year earlier in the week, and it is fast approaching the 200-homicide mark, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. The latest fatal shooting happened just after 11…

Man Shot, Killed in University Park

A Park Forest man died early Saturday after he was shot in his car in south suburban University Park late Friday, according to authorities. Rodney D. Reed, 25, was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m. Saturday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was scheduled…

Woman Shot in Logan Square Robbery

A 32-year-old woman was shot while being robbed Sunday morning in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. About 6:40 a.m., she was sitting with a 19-year-old man in a parked car in the 1700 block of North Springfield when an armed male approached the vehicle, according to Chicago Police. He was wearing a…

Woman Found in South Side Trash Bin Last Month was Asphyxiated

A 21-year-old woman was beaten and strangled before her body was found a dumpster last month in the South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood, authorities have found. A garbage collector found Diamond Turner about 12:30 p.m. on March 3 in the 7300-block of South Kenwood, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

Three people were killed and four wounded in shootings across the city to start the weekend, according to Chicago Police. The city surpassed 1,000 gunshot victims on the year earlier in the week, and it is fast approaching the 200-homicide mark, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. The latest fatal shooting happened just after 11 p.m.…

3 Inmates Charged with Attempted Murder for Attacking 2 Cook County Deputies


Three maximum security inmates have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly attacking two correctional deputies Wednesday at the Cook County Jail. David Bush, 19; Taiwan McNeal, 20; and 20-year-old Terrence Lynom repeatedly punched the two deputies about 8:30 p.m. Wedn...

Three maximum security inmates have been charged with attempted murder for allegedly attacking two correctional deputies Wednesday at the Cook County Jail.

David Bush, 19; Taiwan McNeal, 20; and 20-year-old Terrence Lynom repeatedly punched the two deputies about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in a housing tier in Division 9, the super maximum facility, according to a statement from the Cook County sheriff’s office.


From left: David Bush, Terrence Lynom and Taiwan McNeal. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office)

All three of them have been charged with one count of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and two counts of mob action, the sheriff’s office said.

Both deputies were hospitalized after the attack, the sheriff’s office said. One deputy suffered a fractured orbital and the other lost consciousness and was kept at the hospital overnight for observation.

Bush and McNeal are being held on attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Oak Park police officer in 2015, the sheriff’s office said. Lynom has been held in the jail since 2014 on attempted murder charges in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old girl who was riding her bike in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Each of the three detainees has had more than 20 court continuances on their original cases and have had multiple disciplinary incidents issued against them while in custody, the sheriff’s office said.

All three were expected to appear in bond court for the latest charges on Sunday.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

Dozens of Guns Stolen from Oak Forest Gun Shop

Police are searching for three men who broke into a gun range in suburban Oak Forest Friday morning. Investigators say the thieves got into the Eagle Sports Range on 159th Street by breaking a window with a large cinder block. The stores surveillance system recorded the three black men taking guns and putting them in…

Multiple Car Jackings Reported on Northside, Friday

Police are warning North Side residents after seven vehicular hijackings were reported on Friday. The cars were either stolen at gunpoint or while the cars were left running, unlocked and unoccupied, according to an alert from Area North detectives. The hijackings occurred: • about 9:45 a.m. in the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue; •…

Second Man Charged with Murder of Judge Raymond Myles

A second man has been charged in the murder of a Cook County judge in Chicago, police announced Thursday. Earl Wilson, whose address and age were not immediately known, is charged with the murder of Judge Raymond Miles, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday. Guglielmi says Wilson was the gunman. A press conference will…

Tragic, One Year Old Girl Found Dead in Her Joliet Home

A missing 1-year-old girl was found dead inside her home late Wednesday night in southwest suburban Joliet Township after a massive search. The Will County Sheriff’s Office said investigators will hold a news conference Thursday morning. They were at the home in the 300-block of Louis Road all night and had the house taped off…