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.

Bulls Hear The Thunder Tonight

The 2-9 Bulls are trying to snap a four game loosing skid when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight. The Thunder are 6-7 and are trying to snap a two game skid of their own. Lauri Markkanen says he plans to play tonight. He tweeked his ankle while playing against the Spurs and was unable to return to the game. He sat out practice on Tuesday and only reported minimal swelling. Head Coach Fred Hoiberg says he’ll start Jerian Grant and Chris Dunn in the back. Justin Holiday won’t be playing due to the birth of his first child.

The Windy City Bulls are still looking for thier first win of the season. They start a five game road trip in Delaware.

The Blackhawks are hosting the New York Rangers tonight at the United Center. Chicago probably going with the top line of Jonathan Toews centering Brandon Saad on the left and Richard Panik on the right. Chicago are 8-8-2 this season, just four wins out of their last ten games. The Rangers are coming in on a six game winning streak, they’re 9-7-2 overall the season.

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.

John Fox not worried over Job Security

John Fox says he’s not worried about his job,despite the increasing criticism over the 23-16 loss where the Bears lost to the Packers.

The 2-9 Bulls have lost 4 in a row and visit Oklahoma City tomorrow, Lauri Markkanen sat out of practice on Monday with an ankle injury. He left early on Saturday and did not return,he has minimal swelling and is listed as day to day.

The Blackhawks (8-8-2) go against the New York Rangers (9-7-2) tomorrow night, who have won 6 in a row. Blackhawks have only won 4 games in their last 10.

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.

Bears suffer loss to Packers

Mitch Trubisky threw for a season high of 297 yards,and hit Josh Bellamy for a 46 yard touchdown in the 4th Quarter, but wasn’t enough in a 23-16 loss to the Packers. They look to face the Lions next week.

Blackhawks lose for the 3rd time in 4 games to the Wild despite Jan Rutta’s 1 goal and 2 assists.

The Bulls try to regroup after a blowout on Saturday night against the Spurs 133-94 with their season so far being 2-9.

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.

NFL Great Joe Fortunato Passes Away

Flyers beat the Blackhawks 3-1 last night, Brian Elliot made 38 saves to secure the victory.

Joe Fortunato, the speedy linebacker who helped the ’63 Bears win the NFL title, passed away Monday in Mississippi, where he started linebacker in Mississippi State.

This Sunday The Bears (3-5) go against the Green Bay Packers (4-4), Green Bay looks to snap a 3 game skid.

Reports through out the NBA say that the 2020 All-Star Game will be held in Chicago. An announcement is scheduled to be released this afternoon.

Paris Thompson is the Latest Shooting Victim

38-year-old Paris Thompson is the latest identified Chicago victim killed in a shooting. Police say the father of a 3-year-old girl was killed Sunday evening in South Chicago. 559 people have been shot to death in the city in 2017 including 11 so far in the month of November.

Governor Bruce Rauner has ordered all flags in Illinois to be flown at half-staff in honor of a Rockford police officer who died in the line of duty. Rauner’s order is in effect as of sunrise today and goes until sunset Saturday. Jaimie Cox died of blunt force trauma during a traffic stop Sunday.

Bolingbrook police believe they are close to finding a person responsible for a deadly hit-and-run. 35-year-old Tricia Hoyt was found dead on the side of the road near I-55 in Bolingbrook earlier this week. Police say they have credible information identifying the alleged driver involved.

Bears face Rodgers-less Packers this Sunday



The Bears are at 3-5 and are gearing up to face the Packers who are at 4-4 this Sunday. The Packers have lost 3 in a row ever since Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.

Tomorrow night at the United Center The Bulls (2-7) face off against the Pacers (5-7). The Bulls have lost 2 in a row, while the Pacers have a 4 game skid.

The Blackhawks are visiting Philadelphia tonight, Quenneville looks to ramp up the Offense, with Sharp,Toews,and Kane. Blackhawks have won the last 4 games from their last 10