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.