Chicago Murder Epidemic

2 People Killed, 6 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) An 82-year-old man was shot while taking out the trash at night, the first of eight people wounded in citywide gun violence since Friday at 5:30 p.m. In the latest reported shooting, officers were searching for the scene where a man was seriously wounded early Saturday by gunfire that reportedly came from…

Chicago Gang Member Charged with Third Murder

(Sun Times Wire) An alleged street gang member accused of killing two men in a fatal shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood last year is now facing a third murder charge in a drive-by shooting in Brighton Park. Derek Paige, 25, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting of 30-year-old Benjamin Robles on Aug. 20,…

1 Man Killed in Drive by Shooting Wednesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) One person was fatally shot in Chicago over a 24-hour period Wednesday, marking the city’s quietest day in recent months. The day’s sole shooting reported to police occurred during the afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side and was a homicide, according to Chicago police. Ramon Edward Dobine, 22,…

2-Year-Old Toddler Shot, Killed in Hermosa

(Tribune) The Hermosa neighborhood fell silent early Sunday, in the hours after a shooting during a fight killed a two-year-old boy. Identified as Julien Gonzalez by the Cook County Medical Examiner, the young boy lived in the Southwest Side’s Clearing neighborhood, in the 5500 block of West 63rd Place. He was on the sidewalk with…

Nursing Assistant Killed in Cottage Grove Heights Drive-by Shooting


(Fox) A man died in a drive-by shooting Thursday night in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

At 8:45 p.m., 26-year-old Tanny Jackson was shot in the chest multiple times while he stood on a front porch in the 9500 block of South Woodlawn, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The shooter drove away inside a silver sport-utility vehicle.

Jackson was taken in critical condition to Trinity Hospital, where he succumbed to his gunshot wounds, authorities said. He lived in the same block where he was shot.

Area South detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

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Woman Shot, Killed Sitting in Car in Back of the Yards

(ABC) A 27-year-old woman was shot and killed as she sat in the backseat of a car in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Friday night. The shooting occurred at about 11:31 p.m. in the 4500-block of South Paulina Street, police said. The woman was in the backseat of a car when several people came…

Predatory Funeral Homes in Chicago Target Homicide Victims, and Take Advantage of a Taxpayers

(Fox) Predatory funeral homes have been accused of cashing in on Chicago’s relentless crime wave by taking advantage of a taxpayer-funded scheme that pays $7,500 in funeral expenses for homicide victims’ families. Advocates have accused some funeral directors of inflating prices or charging families for services they never received. “Every funeral home in the state…

Justice, Gunman Found Guilty in Murder of Hadiya Pendleton

(Sun Times Wire) More than five years after Hadiya Pendleton was gunned down in a South Side park just a week after she attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration, jurors entered a guilty verdict against the man who pulled the trigger. Micheail Ward, 24, showed no reaction as the court clerk read off a guilty verdict…

Jury Finds Getaway Driver Guilty of Murder of Hadiya Pendleton

(WGN) A jury on Wednesday found one of two men accused in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton guilty of first-degree murder. Kenneth Williams, a reputed gang member and the accused getaway driver, was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated battery. Prosecutors said Williams’ co-defendant, Micheail Ward, actually fired the shots that killed…