4 Murdered in Gang Shooting in South Shore

Within four hours, four people were fatally shot at or near a restaurant and a woman was discovered dead from a gunshot wound to the head less than a mile away in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. The five were among at least nine people shot in attacks across the city starting Thursday morning,…

Pregnant Woman Shot, Killed in South Shore

A pregnant woman was found shot to death Thursday afternoon in an apartment in the South Shore neighborhood. Patrice L. Calvin, 26, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head in an apartment in the 7500 block of South Luella at 12:06 p.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

A man was killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago, police said. The 37-year-old was walking on the sidewalk at 11:13 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Phillips in the South Shore neighborhood when four males got out of a dark-colored vehicle and opened fire, according to…

Heroin Highway, Thriving between Kane County and Chicago

The so-called “Heroin Highway” from Chicago to Kane County is thriving, Kane County Sheriff’s Department officials said in Aurora. “We are getting killed by heroin,” Kane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Feiza said at a forum in Aurora, calling the current situation a crisis. Dealers from primarily Chicago’s West Side are bringing heroin into the Aurora…

Bloody Chicago, 4 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

Four people were wounded in shootings Tuesday on the city’s South and West sides. The day’s latest shooting happened at 10:53 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 17-year-old boy was walking on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of East 84th Street when someone in a dark-colored car fired shots, striking him on the…

Kid Age, 15 Charged with Shooting Teen Boy in Chicago Lawn

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder for shooting another teenager on Monday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 17-year-old boy was sitting inside a car just after 4:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of West 64th Street when another car drove up and someone inside fired shots, according…

Trump Meets with Nations Police Union Leaders, Including Chicagos Dean Angelo

President Donald Trump met with police union leaders from across the country on Tuesday, including Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo. With more than 700 murders last year, Trump has called Chicago’s violence “out of control.” Trump opened a “listening session” in Washington, D.C., by thanking the FOP for supporting him in the…

Bloody Chicago, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

Six people, including four teenage boys, were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. The day’s latest shooting happened about 11:45 p.m. on the North Side. An 18-year-old man was shot in the left leg and walked into Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, according to Chicago Police. He told investigators…

Chicago Police find Rifle in Baby Stroller, Handgun in Diaper Bag

A woman was arrested after police said they found a loaded rifle wrapped in blankets in a stroller she was pushing, and a handgun with extra ammunition tucked into a diaper bag in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Police were monitoring cameras in the area of 45th and Wood streets because of gunfire there…

Second Shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway in less than 24 Hours

A shooting shut down much of the inbound Eisenhower Expressway overnight. State police say someone in one car shot at another car, and forced it off the road and onto the embankment at 17th Avenue. The driver of the second car suffered no gunshot wounds. Investigators spent four hours searching the expressway for shells, and…

Bloody Chicago, 3 Dead, 29 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Three people were killed and at least 29 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. The latest fatal shooting happened about 1:40 p.m. Sunday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. Tanisha Jackson, 30, was killed and two people were injured when they got in an argument with…

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…