Death Toll So Far Here In Chicago Is 611

26 people have been gunned down now in the month of December in Chicago, bringing the 2017 total to 611.  The latest deaths were reported in the Humboldt Park, West Town, Garfield Ridge, and O’Hare neighborhoods.

The Dupage County Board of Health says it supports bumping the legal tobacco age from 18 to 21.  Officials with the county health department says raising the minimum age as proved effective in Evanston, Chicago, and most recently, Naperville.

Closing arguments are set for today in the detention hearing for a Wisconsin man found unfit to stand trial in the shooting of an Amtrak conductor.  The hearings started Monday with conductor Michael case testifying.  Authorities say 79-year-old Edward Klein opened fire on him in Wheaton in May.