620 Homicide in Chicago for 2017

Out of 620 homicides in Chicago in 2017, 572 have been the result of gun violence. 27 homicides have been reported in November so far and all but one of them have been shooting deaths. This week 13 people have been shot with 2 dead and 11 wounded.

Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to travel through O’Hare and Midway airports during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Chicago Department of Aviation says the 2 airports will be among the busiest in the nation over the next week. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day at both.

Authorities say a convicted sex offender hid his abuse of children in order to fraudulently obtain citizenship. The Department of Justice says 49-year-old Eleazar Valenzuela is a registered sex offender that was naturalized in June of 2000 even though he had sexually abused a minor.

Lakers Dig Out of Fourth Quarter Deficit to Take Down Bulls

Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter when they dug out of a nineteen point deficit, beating the Bulls 103-94. Kris Dunn had 12 points and 6 assists in his second start of the season for Chicago which visits Utah tonight. The key acquisition in the Jimmy Butler trade is targeting a mid to late December return to lineup. Bulls guard Zach Lavigne getting the go ahead to have full contact during practice.

The Blackhawks have a tough task tonight in Tampa Bay. With a 15-3-2 record the Lightning are tied for the NHL’s most wins and goals scored. Chicago is looking to continue their two game winning streak.

619 Homicides in Chicago so far this Year

Out of 619 homicides in Chicago and 2017, 572 have been the result of gun violence. 26 homicides have been reported in November so far and all but one of them have been shooting deaths. This week 13 people have been shot with 2 dead and 11 wounded.

Illinois election officials have voted to remain in a multistate voter registration database. Advocates had urged officials to withdraw from the Kansas-run interstate voter registration crosscheck program and now plan to take the fight to the state legislature.

Local law enforcement readies for a no-refusal operation tomorrow night, just before Thanksgiving. Officials are trying to combat drunk driving and officers will be scattered around Kane and DuPage county. The no-refusal system is for drivers who decline to submit a breath test after a DUI arrest.

Bears Kicker Connor Barth Kicked Out For Cairo Santos

The Bears waived kicker Connor Barth and signed former Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos. The move came after Barth failed to make a potential game tying field goal which lead to a 27-24 loss against the Detroit Lions this past Sunday. Head Coach John Fox believes that Leonard Floyd has avoided a torn ACL but also acknowledged that he’s going to miss some time. The Bears are awaiting tests to see wether or not to place Floyd on injured reserves.

The Blackhawks take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night. Tampa is 15-3-2 on the season. They’re tied for the NHL lead for both wins and goals scored.

The Bulls visit the Lakers tonight which is the only NBA game tonight. Chicago is coming off a 113-105 loss against the Phoenix Suns this past Sunday. The Bulls are 3-11 this season. They are fourteenth out of fifteen teams in the eastern conference. The Lakers come in at 7-10 record overall at home.

Miguel Ford is the latest Victim of Gun Violence in Chicago

21-year-old Miguel Ford is identified as one of the latest victims of fatal shootings in Chicago. Ford was pronounced dead Wednesday the 15th in Englewood. He was one of 9 people shot and killed last week. So far this month 23 people have been shot to death.

Four out of five Illinois quarries that backfill with concrete and other demolition waste show higher-than-allowed levels of toxin. The Illinois EPA tested for toxic materials last spring and results show nine sites in Cook County were in violation as well as 15 in Kane County.

An Elgin man faces child porn charges. 33-year-old Devin Moberg allegedly solicited sexually explicit videos from two underage victims, getting them to send pictures of them engaging in sex acts via social media. Moberg appeared in court Friday and had his bail set at $3 million.

Lions Last Minute Field Goal Was Too Much For Bears

Matt Prater’s fifty two yard field goal with a minute thirty five remaining was the difference maker when the Lions outlasted the Bears 27-24 on Sunday. Lions quarterback Matt Stanford had two hundred and ninety nine yards and pair of touchdowns. The Bears are now three and seven on the season. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky was eighteen of thirty for one hundred and seventy five yards and had a touchdown. Jordan Howard lead Chicago with fifteen carries and a hundred and twenty five yards and a touchdown.

TJ Warren’s twenty seven points lead six Phoenix players to double figures with a 113-105 victory over the Bulls yesterday. Chicago has lost their past six out of seven games despite a season high twenty six points from Lauri Markkanen

The Blackhawks are coming off a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup Champion Penguins this past Saturday night. They’ll visit Tampa this Wednesday. The Hawks have won two in a row and Tampa is tied with the NHL lead with fifteen wins.

3,260 have been wounded by Gunfire in Chicago for 2017

New statistics show out of more than 600 homicides in Chicago in 2017 so far, 570 have been shooting deaths. Nearly 2,700 people have been treated for gunshot wounds out of 3,260 people that have taken a bullet. The homicide count for 2017 stands at 614 as of this morning.

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed a tax credit into law worth up to $750 for property owners in 18 counties that suffered flood damage earlier this year. The legislation signed Thursday creates a natural disaster tax credit that eligible property owners can apply to their 2017 state income taxes.

A Des Plaines school district says its superintendent is expected to resign next month amid allegations of sexual harassment. Floyd Williams is accused of sexually harassing several women on staff at Des Plaines Elementary School District 62.

Can Mitch Trubisky Lead The Bears Over The Lions?

The Bears will host the Lions this Sunday. Quarter back Mitch Trubisky is trying to improve his chemistry with his receivers. Chicago is hoping to snap a two game skid.

The Blackhawks start a 3 game road trip in Pittsburg on Saturday. Chicago coming off a 6-3 victory over the Rangers Wednesday. Artem Anisimov had a natural hat trick in the third period.

Cubs pitchers Marcus Arietta and Wayne Davis amount nine free agents that turned down 17.4 million dollar qualifying offers from their team on Thursday.

The Bulls at home tomorrow night against the Hornets. The Bulls are coming off a 92-79 loss against The Thunder in OKC.

 

DeShawn Johnson latest Victim of Gun Violence in Chicago

Six new deaths this week so far as a result of Chicago gun violence. It brings the total for the month of November to 19 and the 2017 death toll to 567. 18-year-old DeShawn Johnson was gunned down in the Uptown neighborhood this week, the latest name released.

State officials are offering safety tips as firearm deer hunting season gets underway this weekend. Officials say hunters using tree stands should secure themselves with a harness. Most of the nearly 30 hunting incidents last year involved hunters falling from tree stands or while climbing up or down.

St. Charles police are once again reminding the public to lock their vehicle doors. Police say every single victim in a string of car burglaries on the northeast side of town earlier this week were the result of owners leaving them unlocked. An unlocked car could give thieves access to one’s garage or home.

Anisimov’s Hat Trick Leads to Blackhawks Victory

Artem Anisimov scored his first career hat trick against his former team helping the Blackhawks take a 6-3 win over the New York Rangers. Nick Schmaltz had three assists. The Blackhawks begin a three game road trip starting in Pittsburg this Saturday night.

Twenty one points for Russel Westbrook as the Thunder beat the Bulls 92-79, their third consecutive win. The Bulls drop to 2-10 on the season. They’ve now lost five in a row. Lauri Markkanen and Antonio Blakeney each had sixteen points for Chicago, Denzel Valentine chipped in with thirteen. The Bulls shot for just thirty four points, seven percent from the field.

The Windy City Bulls got their first win of the season over Delaware with a 112-110 victory. Their road trip continues tonight in Wisconsin