588 People have died from Gun Violence this Year

A fifth person has been gunned down in Chicago this week, bringing the death toll for the year to 588 when it comes to shooting deaths. The latest incidents have been recorded in the New City, Belmont Cragin and Bridgeport neighborhoods. Over 2800 people have survived gunshot wounds this year.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is ending a program that uses data mining to identify children at risk. DCFS Director Beverly Walker says they’re suspending the $366,000 Rapid Safety Feedback program saying it’s unreliable.

Authorities say a stepfather hit his teenage stepson with a car that damaged their home in North Aurora. Police say a fight between the two resulted in 33-year-old Allan Richard facing charges. He was arrested at his home in Batavia.

 

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.

New Green Day Album is in the Works!

The band’s long-time publicist Brian Bumbery confirms to Newsweek  that Green Day are in fact in the process of recording their 12th Studio Album. There’s no word yet when the album will be finished or when it will be released.

Hopefully it will be sometime this year, as it marks the band’s 30 Year Anniversary of first forming,way back in 1986.

Find out more about the upcoming album at Newsweek.

The Hateful 8 an Honest Review

The Hateful 8, director Quentin Tarantino’s 8th movie, came out today and let me tell you something I loved this movie. I loved this movie so much I wanted to talk about it every chance that I got to everybody that I know, but there was a problem most if not all of the people I know made no effort to see it. It was confusing; it had everything that made a great movie. An A+ cast, a well written story that kept you guessing until the final scene, and some great shots of mountains and Cabin interiors during the winter.

 

The movie starts off with two Bounty hunters meeting before an incoming Blizzard. Samuel L Jackson plays Major Marquis Warren who just lost 2 good horses to the cold with some Bounty in tow, luckily for him John “The Hangman” Ruth is riding along this path with his latest catch Daisy Domergue (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) on their way to Red Rock, where Daisy is set to hang for her crimes. All of this after the Civil War so there’s some obvious racial tensions between the two men as Samuel Jackson’s character is well renowned for his enjoyment of killing White People.

 

Luckily though John Ruth trusts him as just as long he doesn’t try to take Daisy’s bounty away from him. Soon enough the Blizzard starts to pick up and they meet the to be Sheriff of a nearby town Chris Mannix an ex-Confederate Solider, and boy howdy you just KNOW there’s some dialogue between Major Warren and this Sheriff that I can’t even come CLOSE to repeating in any public setting. With the Blizzard being far too violent the group has to stop at the Habberdashery a local hostel for wayward travelers, but upon arrival Major Warren has a feeling that something is wrong and soon realizes he may be in a situation that could land him in a coffin.




I won’t go into too much detail about this movie because the dialogue and interactions between the characters is what really makes the movie. Through sly remarks, disgust, spite, and trickery we see the characters start to resent each other more and more through out the night. It’s amazing to see how much character development can be shown in the course of 120 minutes while never changing the location /too/ much. While there are flashbacks interjected through some stories the whole movie basically consists of 3 or 4 locations. I was fortunate enough to see this movie with it’s special screening in 70 millimeters which included an intermission, maybe that’s what made the whole experience great for me, maybe I’m just biased because it was a really fun theater experience and Tarantino swayed me with an old concept of breaks in movies.

 

Regardless of that this is definitely worth the buy. Along with Mad Max: Fury Road, Hateful 8 is one of my top 5 movies to have watched in 2015. This get a big ol’ 4.5/5 because even though the movie did pique all of my interests the ending felt very rushed as well as some scenes that didn’t necessarily need to be in the movie, like this one slow motion scene during dialogue that I still don’t understand to this day. But I digress, the film is still really good, not great, not superb, not perfect, but like any other Tarantino movie you’ll end up watching it when you have a lot of free time.

 

As I said before The Hateful 8 is out today and I would highly recommend buying a copy, or at the very least renting it.

 

 

This New Game Of Thrones Teaser Is Guaranteed To Creep You Out

***SPOILER ALERT*** DO NOT PROCEED UNLESS YOU WANT TO ENCOUNTER A FEW POTENTIAL SPOILERS

Season 6 of HBO’s Mega-hit series Game of Thrones is still weeks away but the first official teaser trailer hit the internet this past weekend.

The trailer, which takes place inside the “Hall of Faces” (An eerie and powerful location introduced in season 5), shows the faces of popular characters that have already met their demise in seasons past.

Other than that the trailer is intentionally mysterious and vague which leaves us with a TON of questions.

Will we see these familiar faces used in Season 6? Will Tyrion actually be added to the collection? And WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH JON!?!?

Either way, we’re stoked for the new season…now if only we could fast forward to April…

Check out the trailer below:

Baby Gorilla Born at Brookfield Zoo

The Brookfield Zoo welcomed their newest member yesterday after an 11-year-old western lowland gorilla named Kamba delivered her first infant.

The sex of the baby is not yet known but the Zoo was filled with onlookers and media on Thursday hoping to get a glimpse of the newborn.

Check out pictures below!

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Read more at Chicago Tribune

Disturbed Drops New Album ‘Immortalized’

It’s been a long hiatus for Disturbed. Today marks their first album drop since 2010. Immortalized hit shelves and Amazon today.

In a recent interview Dan Dongen told 105.7 The Point, “It was, I guess, a tricky decision to make because we still felt like we were still climbing the ladder and at the height of our career. So to be able to shut it down and walk away from it might be a bit of a gutsy movie, but it just felt right. It felt like, you know, maybe it’s time that we don’t become the house band on the summer tour and we don’t become predictable. It just felt like maybe we should just walk away for a minute.”

We’re glad to they’re back!