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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Shooting Death Toll now at 16 for November

More shooting deaths in Chicago reported this week. The shooting death toll for November is now up to 16 halfway through the month. The third and fourth fatal shootings in the city this week were added to the statistics on Tuesday. No new names have been released at this time.

Governor Bruce Rauner has chosen the new acting director of the Illinois Department of Emergency Management. Rauner chose retired U.S. Navy Reserves captain and deputy director of the agency Joseph Klinger this week.

A massage Parlor in St. Charles could be in trouble for alleged prostitution. Police say the Shangri-La Spa and Sauna could have their license revoked after an undercover officer says an employee offered to have sex with him for $100 dollars.

Shooting Death Toll for November is 14

562 people have been shot to death in Chicago this year with about a month and a half to go. 30-year-old Michael Evans of South Chicago is the latest to be identified. Police say he was shot and killed last week. The shooting death toll for November is at 14.

FEMA will not offer assistance to victims of last year’s summer flooding. Administrators sent a letter to governor Bruce Rauner saying the agency determined the damage in Cook, Kane, and surrounding counties from the flooding was not beyond the state’s capability to address.

A judge has ruled a Wheaton woman will remain in the care of the Illinois Department of Human Services for the 2010 death of her 4-year-old daughter. DuPage County judge George Bakalis denied Marci Webber’s request for conditional release but said he will reconsider her request in six months.

Micheal Evans from South Chicago latest victim of Gun Violence

The Chicago shooting death toll hit 562 over the weekend with two new reported deaths. One man gun downed last week has also been identified as 30-year-old Michael Evans from South Chicago. 14 people have now been shot and killed in November.

Governor Bruce Rauner and his wife Diana Rauner are trying to make sure members of the military around the world receive holiday cards from people throughout Illinois. The first lady announced the 2017 holiday card drive for the military. The Rauner’s ask that cards be sent to the USO of Illinois “Cards For Heroes” by Monday.

Lawyers for an Aurora man say they plan to appeal his 15-year prison term for seeking to join an Al Qaida linked group in Syria. Attorneys for 23-year-old Abdella Tounisi filed the notice late last week with the 7th U-S circuit court of appeals.

560 People Shot in Chicago so far in 2017

560 people have been shot to death in the Chicago in 2017 including 12 so far in the month of November. 38-year-old Paris Thompson is the latest identified victim to die of gun violence. Police say he was killed Sunday in South Chicago.

200 veterans will be honored as part of the stat’s bicentennial celebration. Governor Bruce Rauner and Veterans Affairs director Eric Jefferies announced the launch of Honor 200 this week. Officials will work to solicit nominations for people to be recognized.

Glen Ellyn police are investigating after someone reported a man caught with his pants down. The incident was reported on Prairie Path last week. Police say multiple reported indecencies as well as groping incidents have been reported along the path including two such cases last year.