13 People Gunned down in Chicago for 2018

 

 

There have been 14 total homicides with 47 people shot and wounded. 53-year Old George Washington and another 49-year old man are the latest victims of Gun Violence in Chicago.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White will run uncontested in the Democratic primary after State Senator Micheal Hastings dropped out of the race. White says he’s going to work together with Hastings despite the drop out.

DuPage County authorities investigate reports of a fatal stabbing in Downers Grove on Wednesday. Deputies had not confirmed the cause of death early Thursday morning. Sources have said a Mother was stabbed to death by her teenage son.

 

One Person Shot Christmas Night in Chicago,Name Unreleased

Police say 33 people have been shot and killed in Chicago in the month of December. One death was reported so far this week as of late Monday night, with four people shot and wounded. The shooting death toll stands at 618 for the year. Over 2900 people have suffered gunshot wounds.

Lawmakers are fighting to shut down puppy mills in Dupage and Will counties. Representative David Olson of Naperville and senator Michael Connelly of Lisle have drafted a bill that would outlaw the sale of pets that have been bred commercially.

Police are looking for a group of teens who started a trash can fire in Wheaton earlier this month. Police say seven male teens started a fire around 8:30 PM December 16th on South Cross Street. The fire constitutes criminal damage to government property.

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.

Gun Related deaths reach 587 for 2017

The shooting death toll in Chicago has reached 587 including four deaths reported this week. The latest name released was 42-year-old Curley Harvey in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The Belmont Cragin and New City neighborhoods have also recently been hit with violence.

The state of Illinois is launching an all-hours helpline to provide assistance to those impacted by opioid addiction. Governor Bruce Rauner and members of the state’s opioid overdose prevention and intervention task force announced the creation of 1-833-2FINDHELP Tuesday morning.

A man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in Oak Brook is in the DuPage County jail on a $250,000 bail. 25-year-old Tywon Pinkney is charged with driving a stolen car and fleeing police. Police tracked him down Sunday and arrested him in Broadview after a chase.

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.