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.

8 Victims of Gun Violence already in 2018

The shooting death toll for 2018 in Chicago is already up to eight.  Police say recent shootings have occurred in the Englewood, Austin, and Woodlawn neighborhoods.  Another 34 people have already been wounded by gunfire one week into the new year.

Illinois officials are seeking more submissions for an Illinois State Police logo design contest.  The new logo will be used to commemorate the agency’s 100th anniversary in 2022.  The contest is open to Illinois State Police employees and retirees, as well as the general public.

A DeKalb man is killed in a car crash in Geneva on Sunday.  Police say 28-year-old Adam Bruner lost control of his car on W. State St. and crash into an oncoming car.  He and the other driver were taken to the hospital where Bruner was pronounced dead.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

630 Homicides in 2017, 581 Gun Related

There have been 37 Chicago homicides this month and 34 have been shooting deaths. It brings the death toll for 2017 to 630, with 581 of those the result of gun violence. So far this week three people have been shot and killed, the latest in the Austin and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods.

Governor Bruce Rauner says improved detection and better scrutiny of packages in the mail will reduce the spread of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. The governor toured the Chicago International mailing facility on Tuesday with Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti. Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz also attended.

A high school teacher is accused of sexual misconduct. Jennifer Boudinot, who graduated from Downers Grove North High School in the late 90’s says she was harassed, and since then more women have contacted her saying they were either harassed or assaulted. The teacher is on leave.

34 out of 37 Homicides Gun Related for November

There have been 37 Chicago homicides this month and 34 have been shooting deaths. It brings the death toll for 2017 to 630, with 581 of those the result of gun violence. So far this week three people have been shot and killed, the latest in the Austin and Chicago Lawn neighborhoods.

Two wealthy businessmen seeking the democratic nomination for Illinois Governor released partial tax returns on Monday. J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy are part of the field running against republican Governor Bruce Rauner, who is seeking a second term. They released partial returns yesterday.

Naperville police are considering possible connections in a rash of car thefts and burglaries in the past week. In all, 33 vehicles were burglarized and three were stolen with key fobs left inside. In all cases, the vehicles were unlocked.