Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

A 17 year old boy was shot dead and eight others were wounded in separate attacks Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday, police said. About 10:50 p.m., the 17-year-old boy was with a 20-year-old man in an alley in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side when the…

Gang Member Escapes IDOC Custody, Getaway Car Rams Transport Vehicle

A 24, year, old prison inmate escaped Monday on the Near West Side during an apparently planned getaway. Harron Raggs, 24, broke away from an Illinois Department of Corrections transport vehicle about 12:40 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Oakley Boulevard in the city’s Tri-Taylor neighborhood, authorities said. A short time later, someone in…

Shooter Arrested in South Shore Quadruple Homicide

A person has been arrested in connection with a South Shore neighborhood shooting last week that left four people dead. Detectives made the arrest on Tuesday, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. Police scheduled a press conference for Wednesday morning. About 3:30 p.m. last Thursday, a shooter walked into Nadia Fish and…

Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Monday

One man was killed on the city’s West Side and six other men were wounded in separate shootings from Monday to early Tuesday, according to police. A 47-year-old man was shot to death in the Lawndale neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago police said. He was shot in the chest in the 1300 block of South Karlov…

Sean Spicer Focuses on Chicago, Sanctuary Cities and Crime

President Donald Trump regularly punches Chicago over its inability to stop horrible crime and on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer piled on. Spicer occasionally takes questions via Skype at his daily briefing, and Derrick Blakely of CBS Chicago, the WBBM television station, asked about Trump’s plan to cut funds to sanctuary cities at…

AG Sessions Orders Review of Obama Era Reforms Targeting CPD

The Chicago Police Department plans to forward with reforms, even after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took aim at an agreement reached under the Obama administration. A memo from Sessions said it is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies. The problem is, Chicago police have been waiting for…

Driver Killed by Chicago Police SUV Responding to Shots Fired Call

Chicago police officers were involved in a fatal car crash on the city’s South Side overnight. The crash happened around 10:40 p.m. Monday as officers were responding to a call of gunshots fired in the Roseland neighborhood. The tactical officers were heading northbound on Michigan Avenue with their emergency equipment activated, when a 1998 Honda…

2 People Stabbed Near Taco Bell Parking Lot in Crystal Lake

Police are investigating two people stabbed near the parking lot of a Taco Bell in northwest suburban Crystal Lake Monday night. Police said around 8 p.m. they had a report of two people stabbed near the driveway of the Taco Bell in the 400-block of Virginia Street. Upon arrival, police found two male victims. They…

2nd Teen Boy in Custody for Facebook Live Gang Rape of Minor Girl

A second teenage boy is in custody in connection with the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook last month from the Lawndale neighborhood. The 15-year-old boy was accompanied by his mother when turned himself in Monday morning at the Ogden District police station, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.…

Bloody Chicago, 6 Dead, 17 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

Six people were killed and at least 17 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The weekend’s latest fatal shooting happened at 4:33 p.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, leaving two men dead and another four wounded. The six men were standing in…

U.S. Army Vet Stabbed to Death in Gresham Neighborhood

A 62-year-old Army veteran was found fatally stabbed early Sunday in the city’s Gresham neighborhood. At about 12:40 a.m., the man was found dead with stab wounds to the head and neck in the 8500-block of South Peoria, police said. Family identified the man was Robert Cox, of the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood. Community activist…

Elderly Couple Found Savagely Murdered in their Berwyn Home

Acting Berwyn Police Chief Michael Cimaglia said officers were called to a home in the 3100 block of S. Oak Park Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. “Ira Moore, 67-years-old, a Vietnam veteran, and his wife, Tommie Moore, 70-years-old, were discovered deceased on the kitchen floor,” Cimaglia said. Investigators first believed the couple died in a…

Garfield Park Mass Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Wounded

Two men are dead and three others in critical condition after six people were shot in East Garfield Park Sunday evening, according to information from the Chicago Police Department. According to police, a group of men were standing on the 3500 block of West Van Buren around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when a four-door sedan, possibly…

Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

Two people were killed and at least three others were wounded in shootings across Chicago during the first 15 hours of the weekend. The most recent homicide happened Saturday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. At 6:22 a.m., officers responded to a reported burglary in the 11700 block of South…

Bloody Chicago, 7 Dead, 6 Wounded in Shootings on Thursday

Seven people were shot dead in a four-block radius of the South Shore neighborhood Thursday, including a pregnant woman and a pair of brothers. Most recently, a man and woman were shot and killed in front of the South Shore Cultural Center, in the 2300 block of East 71st Street. “Again in South Shore?” a…

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…