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.

5 Victims of Gun Violence this Week

Another Chicago shooting death recorded in the last day, bringing the total to 612 for the year. Five people have been shot and killed so far this week, 22 people have been wounded by gunfire. There have been 28 total homicides this month.

Illinois saw a decrease of 33,700 residents last year according to new a new report from the census bureau. In terms of numerical losses, Illinois had the largest population decrease between July 2016 and July 2017. Illinois is now the sixth most populous state in the union.

A man rushed to help someone trapped in their burning home in Aurora. 51-year-old Ricardo Parra was driving on Ohio Street when he saw the flames. He dragged a man that was crawling and couldn’t get up outside. No word yet on the cause of the fire.

Second City On Fire: Offices Destroyed

Chicago’s favorite comedy club had nothing to laugh over Wednesday night.

Second City‘s offices caught fire around 1 pm on Wednesday afternoon. While two levels of offices were destroyed, the fire did not spread to theaters where Second City shows are preformed.

“At one point, I was very anxious. It has gutted our two levels of offices. But we’ll fix it…The theaters are fine. The most important thing is that no one is hurt. Thank the Lord.” said Second City CEO and co-owner Andrew Alexander  in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.