32 Gun related deaths in January for Chicago

32 people were gunned down in the month of January,only one person has been fatally shot this week, with 11 people only being wounded by gunfire.

Illinois Hunter’s harvested a preliminary total of just over 147,500 deer during the 2017/2018 seasons with archery and firearms. The Season’s ended in mid January with an increase of over 3,000 from the year before.

A man is charged with killing two men outside of West Aurora last year. 38 year old Serafin Castellanos is charged with 1st degree murder. Police say gunfire killed 35 year old Jermaine P. Taylor and 57 year old Anselmo V. Fernandez on March 10 on South Lincoln.

Shooting Death Toll for January is up to 15

There have been 16 total homicides in 2018 so far with another 48 people suffering gun shot wounds. No new information yet on the latest victims.

Another building on the Illinois State Fair Grounds is in need of emergency repairs in order to prevent a potential roof collapse. Barn 13’s roofing system has failed causing structural damage to the roof joints and decking.

A Man has been found mentally unfit to stand trial for the shooting of a Naperville Metra Conductor and will be released to a secure senior facility. 80-year old Edward Klein will be sent to a Facility in Wisconsin that specializes in dementia.

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.

 

3 Shooting Deaths Reported in 2018

So far in 2018 there have been 4 total homicides in Chicago with 3 of them being linked to Gun Violence. 15 people have been shot at as well.

A Christian advocacy group has filed a federal complaint over an Illinois law requiring healthcare providers to provide abortion costs for pregnant women. The Thomas Moore society filed the complaint Thursday with the Civil Rights office with the US Department of Health and Human Services.

A St. Charles Massage Parlor has lost it’s business license and will have to pay thousands in Court costs. An employee at the parlor was charged for prostitution according to the city of St. Charles

Three Deaths Recorded in Chicago this Week

Three deaths have been recorded this week from Chicago gun violence. It brings the total for the month to 35 and the 2017 count to 620. Statistics show the Austin neighborhood, Garfield Park and North Lawndale are the top three neighborhoods for gun violence.

The state of Illinois is forming a commission on pretrial practices. The commission’s job is to reform pretrial systems. Their aim is to ensure that detention is only ordered when a suspect poses a clear threat.

Naperville police are investigating a case involving stolen credit cards. A woman tells police she noticed her wallet went missing she she was shopping in Naperville, and not long after the stolen cards were used to make purchases along route 59. Call crimestoppers if you have any information.

Total Homicides in December have reached 30 in Chicago

 

Total homicides for the month of December have hit 30, with over a week left in the month. 29 of those 30 deaths were the result of gun violence including seven shootings this week alone. 614 people have been shot to death in Chicago in 2017.

State officials say food stamp benefits will be restored for tens of thousands of Illinois households that lost them because of problems with a state computer system. Officials with the Illinois Department of Human Services announced that benefits would be restored by the end of the day today.

A mother and two teenage daughters are in the hospital after a crash days after five people were hospitalized for a collision at the same location. Plainfield crews say a two car crash happened just after 6:30 Thursday evening at 119th and Route 30.

14 Gunned down in December

Another shooting death was recorded in Chicago, bringing the total to just under 600 for the year. 647 total homicides have been committed in 2017 with 598 of those being shooting deaths. 14 people have been gunned down in December.

Illinois residents are being reminded that if they need health insurance coverage for next year they have to register by Friday night. The Illinois Department of Insurance says people looking to purchase insurance should visit getcovered.illinois.gov to review plans.

Authorities say a 13-year-old girl fought off a robber in St. Charles. Police say 43-year-old Javier Prado allegedly demanded money and then threw her to the ground and touched her. The girl reportedly bit him and got away. Prado is charged with robbery and sexual abuse.

Curley Harvey latest named victim of Gun Violence

Four people have been killed by gun violence in Chicago since the start of the month on Friday. 42-year-old Curley Harvey was confirmed dead on December 1st in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. There have been 636 shootings deaths in Chicago this year.

Authorities investigate a bomb threat at the Illinois State Capitol. Police evacuated the building after the bomb threat was phoned in around 2:30 Monday afternoon. Investigators did not find anything and the building was opened again a few hours later.

A man dies in a single vehicle crash in Aurora over the weekend. Officers responded to the West Indian Trail and Deerpath Road around 10:30 Saturday night. They found 22-year-old Brian Dorantes after he’d been partially ejected from the car after hitting two trees. He died at the scene.

Four people killed due to Gun Violence since Dec. 1st in Chicago

Four people have been killed by gun violence in Chicago since the start of the month on Friday. Murders were reported in the Garfield Park, Bridgeport, and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods over the weekend. Three have been 636 shootings deaths in Chicago this year.

State leaders celebrated Illinois’ 199th birthday with eyes on next year’s 200th. Governor Rauner participated in events at Chicago’s Navy Pier Sunday. There will be flag raising ceremonies across Illinois today to mark the beginning of the state’s bicentennial year.

The man whose mother’s remains were dumped into Lake Michigan has pleaded not guilty in her murder. 55-year-old Brian Peck was indicted for first degree murder and trying to cover up the death of 76-year-old Gail Peck. He claims he killed his mother in self-defense and then “hacked her up.”

Marquis Banks has been identified as the latest victim of Gun Violence

Police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. 28-year-old Marquis Banks was shot to death Sunday evening. 35 people have been shot to death in Chicago in November, bringing the homicide total to 631 for the year.

Governor Rauner says a $60 billion package to provide health care to millions of low income Illinois residents will save a billion dollars over current expenses. Critics are deriding it as a “stealth deal” that they say is costing more than expected.

Naperville police investigate an armed robbery Tuesday night. Police were called to a 7-11 on Diehl and Route 59 targeted by two suspects that got away on foot after taking an undisclosed amount of money. They’re still at large. Call Naperville police or Crimestoppers if you know anything.