Chicago Murder Epidemic

Chicago: 51 homicides in January — Highest in 4 years

(Sun Times Wire) Despite winter weather, Chicago began the year with 51 homicides in January, the highest number for the month in four years. The latest tally is a sharp increase from the 35 slayings recorded in the same month last year, according to statistics released Monday by the Chicago Police Department. According to records…

Chicago Close to Surpassing 700 Homicides

(Sun Times Wire) Chicago is on pace to pass 700 homicides this year as the city faces a 50% increase in gun violence from a year ago. Since 1998, it’s a milestone reached only one other time, in 2016. So far, Chicago has more murders this year than during the same period in 2016 —…

Teen Boy Shot 8 Times, Killed in South Deering

(Sun Times Wire) A 17-year-old boy was killed Saturday after he was shot eight times in South Deering on the Far South Side. About 4 p.m., Isaih Maclin was in an alley in the 10800 block of South Hoxie Avenue, when he was approached by multiple people who fired shots at him, Chicago police and…

Teen, Project Hood Graduate Shot, Killed in Gresham

Pastor Corey Brooks made a statement on Facebook about the death of Tyquan Manney, 18, shot and killed in Gresham this past weekend. R.I.P. Tyquan Manney – Sometimes living and ministering in the Hood to people on the margins can break your heart. TQ graduated from our school, was in our construction program and was…

Woman Found Dead in Burning Car in Andersonville

(Sun Times Wire) A woman was found dead in a burning car Friday in Andersonville on the North Side, authorities said. Officers responded to reports of a car fire at 12:48 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Farragut Avenue and found the woman’s body in the back seat of the parked vehicle, according to…