The latest named victim of Gun Violence is Earron Moore

 

The latest on December gun violence in Chicago. 25-year-old Earron Moore was killed in a drive by shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Tuesday morning. His death brings the shooting death toll for December to 18, and the 2017 total to 602.

Cook County voters will get the chance to vote on a non-binding question in the March primary on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized. County commissioners voted unanimously to put the advisory referendum on the ballot.

A Naperville man is accused of leaving used women’s underwear and pornography along a Pratt’s Wayne Woods path. 67-year-old William Winnie is charged with littering, disorderly conduct, and obscenity. Forest preserve officials put up cameras in the area which helped lead to his arrest.

Blackhawks Soar High Over Jets

The Blackhawks visited the Winnipeg Jets last night and won handley 5–1. Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz had goals helping Chicago extend their season winning streak to four games. 20 saves in net for Corey Crawford.

The Cubs cut a two year deal with Steve Cishek. The 31 year old right hander spent last season between the Mariners and Rays.

The Bulls Face the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee. Chicago is 14th in the Eastern Conference.

Romell Durr is the latest named victim of Gun Violence

 

The latest on recent shooting deaths in Chicago. 23-year-old Romell Durr is the latest reported victim of gun violence. Police say he was killed Tuesday and is the latest of 15 shooting deaths so far in the month of December. There have now been 599 recorded shooting deaths in 2017.

Bus and train commuters are going to have to pay more for Chicago Transit Authority rides next year. The transit agency’s board unanimously approved raising fares by 25 cents next year. Cash, bus and trainfares will go from $2.25 to $2.50.

Naperville police and Dupage County deputies arrest a woman accused of prostituting at her business. 47-year-old Yanfang Pan was taken into custody Monday afternoon at the Sunlight Spa on Butterfield Road in Warrenville. She could have to spend a year in jail and pay a $1,500 fine.

Bulls Out Play The Jazz

The Bulls out played the Jazz last night 103-100. Nikola Mirotic scored 29 points last night and Kris Dunn had a clutch jumper with 22 seconds remaining.Mirotic made 11 of 18 shots also had 9 rebounds in his best game since returning from his injuries from the beginning of the season. Robin Lopez scored 16 points helping the Bulls to a 7-20 record on the season and their fourth consecutive win.

The Blackhawks looking to keep their three game streak alive when they visit Winnipeg tonight. Chicago is 15-11-5 this season and the Jets are 18-8-5

 

14 Gunned down in December

Another shooting death was recorded in Chicago, bringing the total to just under 600 for the year. 647 total homicides have been committed in 2017 with 598 of those being shooting deaths. 14 people have been gunned down in December.

Illinois residents are being reminded that if they need health insurance coverage for next year they have to register by Friday night. The Illinois Department of Insurance says people looking to purchase insurance should visit getcovered.illinois.gov to review plans.

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl fought off a robber in St. Charles. Police say 43-year-old Javier Prado allegedly demanded money and then threw her to the ground and touched her. The girl reportedly bit him and got away. Prado is charged with robbery and sexual abuse.

Patrick Kane Scores Winning Overtime Goal

Reliever Brandon Morrow agreed to a two year deal with the Cubs. He was one of the top set up men in the National League last season. Going 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA and two saves in 45 appearances for the pennant winning Dodgers. Morrow could become a closer for the Cubs if Wade Davis leaves on a free agent deal.

Patrick Kane had the overtime winning goal for Chicago when they beat the Panthers for their third consecutive win. Corey Crawford had 35 saves in goal.

Former Bears wide receiver Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL after eleven seasons. He’ll probably be heading to the Hall of Fame. He was a three time All-Pro and a three time Pro-bowler.

December Shooting Death Toll is at 13

The Chicago shooting death toll for December is up to 13. The latest reported incidents have taken place in the Roseland, Gage Park and North Lawndale neighborhoods. 66 people have been wounded by gunfire in the past 12 days alone. 597 people have been shot to death in the city this year.

The Chabad Center for Jewish Life at the University of Illinois plans to dedicate its new Menorah this week after the previous one was vandalized several times in recent years. The dedication will be tomorrow at 5 pm. Crews installed the new structure Monday morning.

Wheaton police say two homes were burglarized in one day. Both homes were targeted on December 2nd, the first one North Woodlawn and the second on East Pinegrove. Police say in each case burglars ransacked the home and took valuables including several pieces of jewelry.

 

Bulls Ram Through Celtics 108-85

Chicago blew out the Celtics 108-85 last night. Niko Mirotic with 24 points Bobby Portis with a career high of 23 points. Kyrie Irving was out of this game due to bruised left quadriceps. The Bulls still have the league’s worst record but they pulled off their third consecutive win against the Eastern Conference leader.

The Blackhawks on a two game winning streak when they host the Panthers tonight. Florida is coming off of a 2-1 overtime victory over Detroit last night.

Moncreef Miller is one of the latest victims of Gun Violence in Chicago

Police say 26-year-old Moncreef Miller is one of the latest victims of a fatal Chicago shooting. Miller was shot to death Thursday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the west side. 11 people have been gunned down so far in December, 594 for the year.

Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public’s input in its annual traveler opinion survey. The IDOT survey is available through the end of the month. Responders are asked about topics like road conditions, commuting habits and driving behavior. This is the first year the survey is available online.

A bystander helps Naperville police catch a man trying to kidnap a young girl. Police say a witness saw 37-year-old Early Kluss try to lure a young girl into his car near a bust top Friday morning. The witness gave police his description and license plate number and they arrested him Friday.

Bears Rip Through Bengals 33-7

 

Third period goals by Tommy Wingels, Artem Anisimov, and Nick Schmaltz lead the Blackhawks to victory over the Coyotes 3-1 Sunday. Corey Crawford had 31 saves in net. Patrick Kane had a pair of assists to help Chicago in their second straight win since a five game loosing skid.

 

The Bears ripped the Bengals on Sunday 33-7. Jordan Howard had 147 rushing yards and pair of touchdowns as 4-9 Chicago drops Cincinnati to 5-8. The Bears piled up a season high of offensive 482 yards. Mitch Trubisky threw for one touchdown and ran in for another in his best game of the season.