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

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.

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.

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.

620 Homicide in Chicago for 2017

Out of 620 homicides in Chicago in 2017, 572 have been the result of gun violence. 27 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.

Nearly 2 million passengers are expected to travel through O’Hare and Midway airports during the Thanksgiving holiday. The Chicago Department of Aviation says the 2 airports will be among the busiest in the nation over the next week. Sunday is expected to be the busiest travel day at both.

Authorities say a convicted sex offender hid his abuse of children in order to fraudulently obtain citizenship. The Department of Justice says 49-year-old Eleazar Valenzuela is a registered sex offender that was naturalized in June of 2000 even though he had sexually abused a minor.