6 Wounded in Shootings Saturday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) At least six people were wounded Saturday in gun violence across Chicago. The most recent shooting happened Saturday night, when a 38-year-old man was wounded in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 2300 block of South Kostner Avenue about 11:20 p.m. when a dark-colored…

Opening Salvo, Spring in Chicago 2018


Warning Graphic: I want to first start out and thank everybody that watched the top ten series appreciate all the support, This past winter in Chicago was a cold one and a long one, and this is the first 60-degree spring weekend. I ...


Warning Graphic:

I want to first start out and thank everybody that watched the top ten series appreciate all the support,

This past winter in Chicago was a cold one and a long one, and this is the first 60-degree spring weekend. I call this weekend the, Opening Salvo, because this first warm weekend sets the tone for the violence that is to come this summer.

Right of the bat I found myself covering shootings in the top three most violent neighborhoods in Chicago that were covered in the top ten series.

As of April 23rd 2018, 678 people have been shot, 111 were killed and 567 were wounded in shootings across Chicago, and this weekend was exactly what I thought it would be, an extremely violent one, 4 people were killed and 25 were wounded in shootings across the city.

2 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings Friday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Two people died, and at least three were wounded, Friday in shootings across the city. A man was killed about 4:20 p.m. in a Gresham drive-by shooting on the South Side. The 39-year-old was standing on the sidewalk when a van pulled up in the 8300 block of South Marshfield and someone inside fired…

Mother of 3 Found Shot to Death in Her Van in Matteson

(WLS) A 37-year-old mother of three was found shot to death Thursday in south suburban Matteson. Joanie Balogun suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 11:50 p.m. in the 21600 block of South Cicero Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Balogun, of Matteson, was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m. Friday at St. James Hospital…

2 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings Thursday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Two people died, and at least nine were wounded, Thursday in shootings across the city, according to Chicago Police. A man was killed about 5:30 p.m. in a West Garfield Park drive-by shooting, police said. The 24-year-old was on a sidewalk when a dark-colored van pulled up in the 4300 block of West Adams…

Chicago Rapper, Bang Da Hitta Charged with Murder in Uptown Shooting

(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago rapper accused of gunning down a man last year in the Uptown neighborhood was denied bail at a hearing Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse. Keith Hayer, 27, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Deshawn Johnson on Nov. 13, 2017, according to the Cook County…

3 Dead, 2 Wounded in Shootings Wednesday in Chicago

(Tribune) Three people were killed and two others were injured in city shootings on Wednesday, including a 16-year-old boy and a suspected carjacker who was shot by a retired police officer. The 16-year-old was shot multiple times in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street around 2:30 p.m. in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood,…

3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings Tuesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Three men were killed and eight other people were wounded in a string of shootings across Chicago in less than 10 hours on Tuesday. The day’s last shooting left a man dead in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Johnny Shanklin, 50, was standing on a corner shortly before 9:30 p.m. in…

9 Wounded in Shootings Monday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Nine men were wounded by gunfire Monday in a series of shootings across the city. More than half of the day’s shootings happened in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, where six men were struck by bullets. The first shooting in Austin happened about 12:15 p.m. in the 200 block of…

Man Shot in the Head Driving Through North Elston

(FOX) A man crashed his car Monday night after he was shot in the head in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 33-year-old man was traveling westbound on 55th Street when he was shot, lost control of his 2007 Nissan Altima and struck two buildings at 10:42 p.m. in the 4400 block…

4 Dead, 25 Wounded in Spring Time Shootings across Chicago

(CBS) Four people were killed and 25 were wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend. The most recent fatal shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday in the North Park neighborhood. Police said officers responding to a call of a person down near Hollywood and Spaulding avenues found a 26-year-old man dead on the sidewalk. He…

Off Duty Dolton Cop Shot in Chatham

(Sun Times Wire) A 55-year-old suburban police officer was shot early Monday during an attempted robbery in the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood. Darryl Hope, a detective with south suburban Dolton Police Department, was returning home from his shift to the 7600 block of South Calumet Avenue about 12:10 a.m. when two armed people approached him,…

2 Women Shot, 1 Fatally, Loading Toddler into Car in Austin

(Tribune) A gunman walked up to her and fired shots, hitting her in the abdomen, during an apparent robbery attempt. A 30-year-old woman seated inside the car suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:05 p.m., police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman…

Three-Year Sentence for Facebook Hate Crime, Beating, Kidnapping

(Sun Times Wire) Two hours into a court hearing Friday, Tanishia Covington was ready to receive her sentence for her role in the infamous Facebook Live hate crime-hazing and beating of a white, 18-year-old Crystal Lake man. Following her guilty plea, and requisite recitation of the proof against her, her statement admitting to details of…

Feds Arrest 14 Suspects in Little Village Drug Sting

  (Sun Times Wire) More than a dozen people, including the owner of a Little Village auto body shop where the drug operation ran, are facing charges from a federal investigation into drug trafficking on the West Side. Authorities arrested several of the defendants Wednesday, and seized nearly $60,000 in cash and a dozen firearms,…

1 Dead 2 Wounded in Shootings Thursday across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed, and two boys were injured in shootings Thursday across Chicago. The man was shot to death about 9:30 p.m. in the Burnside neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police said. The 31-year-old was exiting his vehicle in the 9200 block of South Dauphine Avenue when he was shot…

1 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings Wednesday across Chicago

(Maggio News) One man is dead, and three others were wounded in shootings across the Chicagoland area Wednesday. A 21-year-old man was shot and killed at around 2:00 pm on the 3800 block of West Lexington in the Lawndale neighborhood. The victim Ahmad Junious, was shot in the left hip, thigh and chest. He was…

1 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

(Maggio News) Two men were shot on the 200 block of west 87th at 7:11 pm in the Chatham Neighborhood. The two men were crossing the street when multiple shooters exited a dark colored vehicle and began shooting at them, hitting both. The shooters then re-entered the vehicle and fled the scene. The 26-year-old man…

Aurora Police Release Video of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting

  We have released video clips and still shots taken from a bank surveillance system and a video previously posted to social media that depict the exchange of gunfire between two of our officers and Santiago Calderon of Aurora. The shooting occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. March 22, when two Special Operations Investigators followed a…

3 Dead, 5 Wounded in Shootings Monday in Chicago

(Maggio News) Two men and one women were shot and killed, and 5 others were wounded Monday in Chicago. A 29-year-old woman was shot on the 1400 block of North Mayfield in the North Austin Neighborhood at around 9:00 pm. The woman was getting into a car when a male black offender approached on foot…

Chicago, 14, Wounded in Shootings Saturday

(Sun Times Wire) A boy was killed and 14 other people were wounded Saturday in shootings across Chicago. The boy and another teenager were shot Saturday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood, according to Chicago Police. The pair was walking in an alley shortly after 5 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Huron…

Man Armed with Rifle Shoots 3, on Rockford Party Bus

(Chicago Tribune) A man on a chartered coach bus shot and killed three fellow passengers with an assault rifle while the bus was traveling in Rockford early Saturday morning, according to the Rockford Police Department. Authorities are searching for the alleged shooter, identified as Raheed D. King, 22, of Rockford. He has been charged with…

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) One man was killed and four other people, including an 18-year-old woman, were wounded in Friday shootings across Chicago. A man was shot to death Friday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. James Williams Jr., 45, was shot in the back of his head about 4 a.m. in the 5400…

1 Dead, 17 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) A man was killed and at least 17 other people were wounded in a series of shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The man, whose age wasn’t immediately known, was found with a gunshot wound to the…

New Study Blames ‘ACLU Effect’ for Spike in Chicago Violence in 2016

(Chicago Tribune) A new study blames Chicago’s sudden spike in gun violence in 2016 on the dramatic drop in street stops by Chicago police that year, but several crime experts quickly discounted its findings, particularly its conclusion that the Laquan McDonaldscandal wasn’t a factor. Chicago’s 58 percent jump in homicides in 2016 has fueled fierce debate about its…