2018 sees 2 Shot and Killed in Chicago

Shootings in the Lincoln Park and Fuller Park neighborhoods took place on New Years Day. In 2017 624 people were killed by gunfire in Chicago there were 675 total homicides.

State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has announced changes to the Illinois claims process they include allowing people to file claims electronically and an automated that allows for quicker approval and payment of lower dollar amount claims.

Plainfield Police are reaching out to the public for information about a fugitive, 24 year old Tyler Jensen violated an order of protection, numerous times including domestic battery and aggravated assault.

Moncreef Miller is one of the latest victims of Gun Violence in Chicago

Police say 26-year-old Moncreef Miller is one of the latest victims of a fatal Chicago shooting. Miller was shot to death Thursday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the west side. 11 people have been gunned down so far in December, 594 for the year.

Illinois transportation officials are asking for the public’s input in its annual traveler opinion survey. The IDOT survey is available through the end of the month. Responders are asked about topics like road conditions, commuting habits and driving behavior. This is the first year the survey is available online.

A bystander helps Naperville police catch a man trying to kidnap a young girl. Police say a witness saw 37-year-old Early Kluss try to lure a young girl into his car near a bust top Friday morning. The witness gave police his description and license plate number and they arrested him Friday.

Chicago Public School Criticized After Teacher Puts Student In Trash Bag

Photo via MiseeHarris.com

A photo of a small child wearing a black trash bag as a poncho is making its way around the internet.

According to Breitbart, the child is part of the Chicago Public School system and is also a non-verbal epileptic.

Apparently the mother of the child found her son wearing a trash bag when she visited his classroom at Wentworth Elementary on the City’s South Side.

The teacher claims she put the bag on the child to prevent saliva from dripping onto his shirt and the child’s mother claims her son was put in a bag again the very next day.

Chicago Public Schools released a statement to WGN about the incident saying:

“We work to ensure all students are comfortable in their learning environment. This incident is inexcusable and CPS has launched an investigation. We will take all appropriate actions to ensure this issue is resolved and prevented from happening again.”

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