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Friday, November 30, 2012

One killed in Englewood shooting

A man was found shot and killed Friday night in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood.
Officers responded to the 6100 block of South Morgan Street, where they found the victim slain.
Police, citing preliminary information, said a silver Honda car may have been seen fleeing the homicide shortly after it occurred

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22-year-old shot dead in South Shore
4 shot at least 1 DOA in Fuller Park
Man found shot to death in Avalon Park


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2 shot 1 shot dead in Uptown neighborhood

Three men were hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the Uptown neighborhood.
The shooting happened at 9:27 p.m. near the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue.
The shooting left a 22-year-old, a man in his 30s, and another man whose age was not available, critically injured.
All three were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment.
A 46-year-old man was shot in the thigh, abdomen and buttocks, and later died at the hospital

4 shot at least 1 DOA in Fuller Park

Four people were shot on the 4200 block of South Wells Street at 6:21 p.m..
Two of the victims were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Stroger Hospital, one person was taken to Mercy Hospital in fair-to-serious condition and one person was reported dead on the scene.
All of the victims were male, reportedly between the ages of 20 and 30 years of age

2 shot in Back of the Yards

In the shooting, two 19-year-old men were reported shot on the 1100 block of West 51st Street. The Shooting was reported at 6:11 p.m..
The men were both taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
One of the men was reportedly shot in the back and the second man was shot in the hand, leg, side and buttocks

18-year-old man shot in Austin

At about 4 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 5500 block of West North Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood.
He was standing with a group of males when someone inside a passing black car opened fire.
He was shot in the buttocks and taken to West Suburban Hospital

Two gang members, 16 and 21 shot in Brighton Park

Two gang members, 16 and 21, were shot in the 2400 block of 43rd Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood about 8:30 p.m.
The two were walking down the street when they heard shots and felt pain. Both were taken to Mount Sinai hospital, and are expected to recover from their wounds.

3 store owners charged in Link card scam

Five grocery stores in the Gresham and Englewood neighborhoods on the South Side after their owners were charged with Link card fraud.
Walid Mohamed, 50, of Palos Hills, Imad Qatanani, 37, of Burbank and Mohammed Abuzir, 49 of Bridgeview are each charged with organizing a criminal financial crime enterprise.
Link cards function as debit cards for Illinois residents eligible for "cash assistance or ... food stamps," according to the state Department of Human Services. The three are accused of making phony transactions that allowed customers to get cash.
Police were tipped to the scam in June and opened an investigation with the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Homeland Security.
Police searched safety deposit boxes, bank accounts and seized two guns and $100,000.
The stores closed were on Ashland Avenue south of Garfield Boulevard; Garfield Boulevard west of Ashland Avenue; the 6500 block of South Ashland Avenue; the 8500 block of South Ashland Avenue; and the 6800 block of South Damen Avenue.

Man in stolen SUV shot after police chase on South Side

An off-duty Chicago police officer shot the driver of a stolen SUV after it struck a pedestrian while eluding police, then tried to hit the officer,
The SUV driver suffered a wound to his hand or arm that was not life-threatening.
The shooting happened about 10 p.m. Thursday at 37th Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville neighborhood, blocks from police department headquarters.
A gray SUV was fleeing police north on King Drive when it made a left turn through a red light onto 37th Street, hit a light pole and then struck a pedestrian. The SUV came to rest against a concrete wall surrounding a three-story brick home on the corner.
An off-duty officer on his way home from work with his girlfriend was stopped at the light and saw the chase coming north up King Drive. As the off-duty officer approached the SUV, the driver backed up toward the officer, who fired twice, fearing the SUV would hit his girlfriend who had gotten out of the officer's car.
The SUV scraped the officer’s black Yukon, then the driver put it into gear and tried to escape. The officer fired two more times, hitting the man. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
The female pedestrian who was hit was taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals. The officer’s girlfriend was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

A look inside the evil entity we call gangs- 2 gang members accused of killing rival who pleaded, 'Don't do it, I love you'

Two gang members were ordered held on $1 million bail for fatally shooting a rival in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood as he pleaded for his life.
Keith Shaw, 22, of the 3100 block of West Foster Avenue, was killed in the 3400 block of Sunnyside Avenue around 11 p.m. Tuesday several blocks from Theodore Roosevelt High School.
Clauduis Jackson, 20, and Giovanni Martinez, 16, were both charged with first-degree murder. Martinez was being charged as an adult.
Jackson and Martinez, members of the Spanish Gangster Disciples street gang, were walking with Shaw, who was a rival, when they headed into an alley.
Witnesses said Jackson pulled out a revolver and shot Shaw once, according to prosecutors. Shaw tried to flee and collapsed on a sidewalk.
Jackson handed the gun to Martinez, who stood over the unarmed Shaw and fired. Martinez shot a second time at close range.
Prosecutors said Jackson and Martinez were complying with orders from a high-ranking member of their gang to kill Shaw because he was a rival.
Martinez allegedly told others of his involvement and said Shaw pleaded for his life.
"Keith Shaw pleaded with him not to shoot and Keith Shaw said, 'Nah. Folks, don't do it, I love you,'.
The men were pointed out as the shooters by witnesses, and the two admitted their roles in the slaying

Man found shot to death in Avalon Park

A man was found dead of apparent gunshot wounds on the 8200 block of South Dobson.
The victim may have been dead for several weeks and was found in a half-way house. The man sustained several gunshot wounds

Man arrested after holding woman hostage on South Side

A man was arrested after he held a woman hostage in a South Side salon.
The incident began at about 7:25 p.m. when the man went into the salon on the 3100 block of south Archer Avenue.
After the man went into the salon he complained that he reportedly was owed money and took the woman hostage.
As the man and the woman were inside the salon police were called to the scene and eventually forced their way inside the business.
The man had tried to sexually assault the woman and the woman was taken to an area hospital for observation

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Man charged with fatally stabbing cousin

The cousin of man stabbed to death with a pair of scissors who said they were “play wrestling’’ when it happened early Wednesday on the Northwest Side has been charged with his murder.
Erik Jensen, 45, of the 100 block of West Willow Road, has been charged with murder.
Jensen is expected to appear in court Friday after fatally stabbing the 43-year-old man to death during a domestic incident in the Union Ridge neighborhood.
Jensen told officers on the scene that they were “play wrestling’’ when Ogara placed him in a headlock about 1:20 a.m. at the home in the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue.
Jensen said that he “got the best” of Ogara and told police the next thing he remembered was seeing someone lying on the living room floor, bleeding.
Jensen called 911 and officers found Ogara, in the front room, and a pair of scissors near his body
At a bond hearing today, prosecutors said that Jensen and his cousin had been drinking on the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue in the Union Ridge neighborhood at about 2 a.m.
As they two were drinking, an argument broke out over a broken Marvel Comics collector glass.
"The defendant stated that he and the victim were drinking alcohol from Marvel Comic collector glasses that the victim dropped his glass and it shattered," prosecutors said.
After the glass broke, the two had a verbal argument that then became physical, prosecutors said.

Grandmother accused of beating, biting, burning kids, 5 and 6

Two children, 5 and 6, who had been removed from their mother because of abuse and neglect were beaten, burned and bitten last month by their grandmother, who had been appointed their guardian.
Goldine Williams, 47, of the 7500 block of South Kingston Avenue, was ordered held on $200,000 today on charges of aggravated battery to a child.
Williams hit the boy, 6, with a plastic sword cover from his Halloween costume, beat him with an extension cord and burned him with a hair iron all over his body.
She also burned her granddaughter, 5, and bit and scratched her.
The children told police they were forced to eat cat food.
The abuse occurred on Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 in the 1400 block of East 68th Street in Chicago. The abuse was reported to police on Nov. 2.
State child welfare authorities have had prior contact with the family.
In December of 2008, DCFS received a call on its child abuse hotline about the biological mother of the two children.
When claims of neglect and abuse against the mother were substantiated later that month, the children were placed into the care of Williams.
DCFS provided services to help Williams care for them, and the court granted Williams guardianship of the two on Dec. 13

Boy, 16, charged with his second murder

A 16-year-old boy already under indictment for a fatal carjacking in Dolton has been charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian trucker who was visiting his brother in the Englewood neighborhood.
Bail was denied today for Kevin Eason, who has a criminal record stretching back to when he was 12.
Prosecutors said Eason and others had committed several armed robberies around the time Gary Clarke was killed, and those cases helped lead police to him. Authorities found text messages where Eason bragged about all the “licks” or robberies he’d done.
Clarke, 39, was killed in the 5800 block of South Aberdeen Street about 8 p.m. on Oct. 9. According to police and prosecutors, three people approached Clarke’s truck that night and one of them pointed a gun at Clarke, who was seated in the cab with the interior light on, and demanded money.
Clarke yelled, “Bloody Jesus, Blood of Jesus,’’ before the gunman shot Clarke one time and all three fled. They left behind a 9 mm shell casing.
Soon afterwards, a person was robbed at gunpoint by several people and later identified Eason as of the robbers, officials said. Eason and others were also involved in the carjacking at gunpoint of a Lexus.
In the carjacking, officers chased the car and the robberes crashed and fled. They recovered a shoe from the car that matched one belonging to Eason. And they also found a 9mm gun that was used in Clarke’s murder.
On Oct. 11, detectives looking into one of several armed robberies were watching video surveillance at a gas station that showed Eason and someone else using a credit card belonging to one of the victims. Eason was arrested and proceeds from several armed robberies were found in his home, including a cell phone. Photos recovered from it showed Eason posing with the gun used in the murder of Clarke.
Also on the phone were text messages in which Eason admitted to doing “licks,” a term for robberies, and referring to the crashing of the Lexus and losing his shoe.
Prosecutors said a DNA swab was taken from Eason and it matched DNA recovered from the door handle of the truck.
Eason was already under indictment for a fatal carjacking and four armed robberies.
Eason, along with Darrell A. Leverson, were charged in October with murder, armed robbery and carjacking in Dolton. Eason is also charged with armed robberies in Calumet City, Dolton and Chicago in early October.

Police find pot in frozen strawberries

The cargo was supposed to be buckets of frozen strawberries, but officers noticed the truck was not refrigerated and was headed to a home.
After the truck pulled into a driveway on the South Side Wednesday night, officers sent police dogs into the back and discovered that 350 pounds of marijuana had been embedded in the strawberries. They took a man in custody and went to his Dolton home, where they found more marijuana and a handgun.
Eventually, officers were led to a South Side warehouse where they found hundreds of buckets of frozen strawberries with marijuana buried inside.
In all, police said they recovered more than 1,000 buckets of strawberries containing more than 2,500 pounds of marijuana destined for gangs in the areas of 80th Street and St. Lawrence Avenue, and 83rd Street and Commercial Avenue.
Officials estimated the street value at $6.8 million.
Martin Rosas, 41, of the 1200 block of East 147th Street in Dolton, was charged with possessing more than 5,000 grams of cannabis.
Police said the department's Bureau of Organized Crime and the Narcotics Division began the investigation after receiving a tip about a group who were involved in drug trafficking on the Southeast Side,

Another corrupt Chicago politician Rep. LaShawn Ford indicted on bank fraud charges

A state legislator from Chicago was indicted Thursday on federal charges he made false statements to a bank to obtain a $500,000 increase on a line of credit.
LaShawn K. Ford, 40, was charged with using the money to pay for personal expenses rather than to rehab properties in the city as he had claimed he would to the bank.
Ford was first elected in 2006 to represent the 8th House District on Chicago’s West Side and several western suburbs.
The charges allege that Ford fraudulently obtained $373,500 in advances from the line of credit to rehabilitate six real estate properties on the West Side. But he used part of that money to pay off car loans, credit cards, mortgages, casino debts and expenses for his 2006 campaign.
According to the indictment, Ford submitted false tax returns that inflated his personal and business income to increase the line of credit to $1.5 million at ShoreBank.

22-year-old shot dead in South Shore

At about 8:40 p.m., a 22-year-old was shot in the 6800 block of South Ridgeland Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the man as Darius Hartfield, of the 1600 block of East 67th Street.
Hartfield was sitting in his car when someone shot him in the upper body and leg, police said. He died about 10:45 p.m.

Boy, 16, shot 3 times in Hermosa

A 16-year-old boy has been shot this afternoon in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
Someone shot the boy three times in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue about 3:45 p.m..
The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition

No bail for Albany Park man, 73, charged with fatally shooting son

A judge today denied baiil for a 73-year-old man charged with murder after fatally shooting his son during a fight earlier this month at their Northwest Side home.
Tiny Tim Gilbert appeared in court today, where a judge set the no-bail order.
Gilbert, of the 4900 block of North Whipple Street in the Albany Park neighorhood, was charged with murder.
Bryan Lopez, 24, of the Whipple Street address, was fatally shot about 10:50 a.m. Nov. 15 by his father during a physical altercation.
Lopez, who was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center within an hour of the shooting, died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.
The victim was a ward of the state whom Gilbert had custody of for many years

25-year-old man shot in Little Village

A 25-year-old man told police he was driving in the Little Village neighborhood when he heard gunfire and pulled over in the 3100 block of South Pulaski Road to see who was shooting.
He heard more gunfire and realized he had been shot
He drove himself to MacNeal Hospital with a gunshot wound to the knee.

Man awaiting trial for murder faces new criminal charges

Kidnapping, rape, robbery, and carjacking charges have been filed against a man who is in jail awaiting trial for the 2009 slaying of a woman.
The new charges against Melvin Fagan are not related to the slaying of the woman, who was found strangled in a vacant building in the West Englewood neighborhood.
In an indictment handed down Tuesday, Fagan is accused of kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her over two days in March of 2010. He is also charged in the robbery and carjacking of a 76-year-old man on Dec. 13, 2011 in the 3000 block of West 71st Street.
Fagan, 38, had been in jail last month, serving a four-month sentence, when he was charged with the Dec. 16, 2009 strangulation of Abbie Davis in the 5500 block of South Seeley Avenue.
Police were called to the building and found Davis’ body, nearly frozen and partially clothed.The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined that Davis, in her 40s, had been strangled.
Fagan has an arrest record dating back to the 1990s. After being sentenced to a year in prison in a 1994 unlawful use of a weapon case, he pleaded guilty in a 1996 armed robbery and armed violence case and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
In 2005, he was arrested again on a felony drug charge, for which he was sentenced to four years in prison.

Attempted murder charges against teen in car that tried to hit Police Officer

Attempted murder charges have been filed against a teen who was riding in a car that tried to strike a police officer after a store robbery off North Michigan Avenue.
The officer fired a shot at the car as it sped from the American Apparel store at 46 E. Walton St. around 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 but he did not hit anyone.
Devontae Anderson, 17, of the 6100 block of South Eberhart Avenue, has been charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, aggravated assault to a peace officer and retail theft.
In court today a judge set bail at $100,000 for Anderson, who has a juvenile background of retail theft and a battery which occurred four days prior to the Mag Mile incident.
Just four days before the robbery, Anderson had pleaded guilty to battery.
On Nov. 18, Anderson and the three others parked near American Apparel. He and two others went and grabbed $2,568 worth of clothing from racks and ran back to the car.
A police officer spotted them and stood in front of the car and ordered them to stop.

The driver headed toward the officer, who jumped out of the way and fired one shot through the windshield on the driver’s side but didn’t hit anyone. The car, with Anderson in the back seat, smashed into two parked cars while fleeing.
The four split the proceeds, and Anderson gave the driver $40 for the damage to his car.
Anderson was arrested after he told a friend about the robbery and the friend went to police.
Warrants have been issued for the three other people

Police issue alert after burglaries in River North

Police are warning businesses in the River North neighborhood after two dry cleaners and a drug store were broken into this month.
The burglars smashed the glass front doors of the business and took cash after breaking into cash registers.
The burglaries occurred at a drug store in the 100 block of West Kinzie Street on Nov. 23, a dry cleaners in the 600 block of North Dearborn Street on Nov. 20, and another dry cleaners in the 0-100 block of West Huron Street on Nov. 5

15-year-old boy shot in Back of the Yards

A  15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.The shooting happened at about 8:06 p.m. on the 4600 block of South Damen Avenue
The boy sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in critical condition to Comer Children's Hospital

19-year-old man shot in Heart of Chicago

A 19-year-old man was also shot Tuesday night in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
He was shot in the 2200 block of South Oakley Avenue, near the intersection with Cermak Road. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition

23-year-old man shot in South Shore

At 4:31 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the groin, abdomen and thigh on the 2800 block of East 79th Street in the South Shore neighborhood.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition had stabilized.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Chicago Violence Scoreboard

 
FROM THE COMMENTS SECTION
 
Anonymous said...
why are your numbers differant than those provided in the media?
November 28, 2012 8:25 AM

 
ANSWER
 
DeleteFor all the gullible folks who believe the statistic the city and media puts out, Click here How does the Chicago Police keep the number of shooting victims down? and here City preforms more magic with October crime statistics and the media eats it up


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Anonymous said...
I count just over 475 murders... where did you guys get 501? what website/source is your information from? I get my #'s from CHICAGO-REDEYE-HOMICIDE-TRACKER and we're atleast 22 murders away from 500.
November 28, 2012 9:49 PM

 
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For all the Public School kids who have trouble with reading comprehension;
 
The city feeds the media and the public homicide numbers that do not include Justifiable Homicides. Example here- Police fatally shoot man who pointed gun at them We do, after all an outcome of a homicide does not change depending on who kills you.
 
The city will count a double homicide as 1 homicide. Example here- 2 men shot dead, woman shot in Burnside . We count 2.
 
The city will classify obvious homicides as "Death Investigation" and not close the case until the following year, when the city's homicide rate is no longer front page news. Example here- Body found in burning Brighton Park garage
  Finally we obtain our numbers directly form the Chicago Police Department website- http://gis.chicagopolice.org/ We stand by our numbers. Now go ask the CPD and REDEYE to explain their numbers and this.....
 
Oh... and here's some examples of your wonderful News Media you choose to believe- In Chicago the News Media is a Crime
 
 

Man found dead in Northwest Side home with throat slashed

A man in his 40s was found with his throat cut inside a home in the Union Ridge neighborhood early Wednesday morning and an acquaintance about the same age is being held for questioning in connection with the homicide.
The man, who authorities say lived at the Northwest Side home in the 5400 block of North Natoma Avenue.
Police believe the dead man and the man being questioned were intoxicated at the time of the 'domestic altercation' about 1:20 a.m.
The  man in his 40s was found dead, stabbed in the neck with a scissors

70-year-old charged with South Loop shooting

70-year-old man has been charged with shooting a 41-year-old man on Monday.
Johnnie Jones, of the 2000 block of South Michigan Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery with a handgun.
He's accused of shooting a 41-year-old in the same block about 1:20 p.m. Monday. It's not clear what prompted the shooting.
The person shot was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chicago hits 500 homicides in 2012


Boy, 15, shot, critically injured in Back of the Yards

A 15-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The shooting happened at about 8:06 p.m. on the 4600 block of South Damen Avenue.
The boy sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in critical condition to Comer Children's Hospital

Man points gun, flees police, crashes into 7 parked cars

A 22-year-old man was arrested early this morning after he crashed into seven parked cars as he tried to flee police.
Fabian Regalado of the 2200 block of North Laramie Avenue was ordered held this afternoon on $150,000 bail.
Regalado was arrested at about 12:10 a.m. after patrol officers saw Regalado point a gun out of the driver's side window at a male on the 2700 block of North Lamon Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood.
After police spotted the incident, Regalado who was driving the vehicle, tried to flee the area before striking seven parked vehicles.
After the crash, Regalado got out and fled on foot. He left behind three people in his vehicle who were injured.
Officers who were canvassing the area for Regalado were able to find him hiding in a gangway on the 4900 block of West George Street. Regalado refused medical attention. A weapon was not recovered.
Police called for an ambulance for the three injured passengers.
The man was charged with aggravated fleeing, reckless driving, failure to notify about a damaged unattended vehicle, driving on a suspended license and operating a vehicle without insurance.

CVS manager tapes staffer inside ladies room

A CVS manager hid an iPhone set on record in the ladies restroom after ordering one of his staffers to change her shirt on Thanksgiving at the store in the city's Noble Square neighborhood.
The man, 42-year-old Glennis Warburton, had a crush on the 28-year-old woman.
On Monday was charged with felony unauthorized videotaping, records show.
Warburton intentionally hid an iPhone with its recording device activated inside paper towels in the women's washroom of the store at 2053 N. Milwaukee Ave. while ordering the 28-year-old woman to change her shirt.
He told police that he'd placed the phone there after learning she had lost weight and that he had a crush on her.
The victim told police Warburton told her the regional manager was coming to visit the store and that he needed to change the shirt to a promotional shirt .
After she did, he told her the shirt was too big and demanded that she change again. She called police after finding the iPhone as she was drying her hands.
There was no indication from police that Warburton had done this to anyone else.

Tiny Tim charged with morder of son

A 73-year-old man has been charged with murder after fatally shooting his son during a fight earlier this month at their Northwest Side home.
Tiny Tim Gilbert, of the 4900 block of North Whipple Street in the Albany Park neighorhood, was charged with murder.
Authorities are expected to bring Gilbert's case in court Wednesday. Gilbert is hospitalized.
Bryan Lopez, 24, of the Whipple Street address, was fatally shot about 10:50 a.m. Nov. 15 by his father during a physical altercation

Man shot while driving two sons on Northwest Side

A man in an SUV with his two adult sons was shot and wounded as he drove in the Belmont Central neighborhood on the Northwest Side this morning.
The shooting happened about 5:25 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue.
A black four-door car pulled up next to the SUV and a passenger fired shots, hitting the 41-year-old man in the upper left leg. His sons, 18 and 20, were not injured.
The car sped off and the SUV driver continued four blocks before pulling over to wait for paramedics. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chicago hits 500 homicides in 2012


Gang member killed, another seriously wounded at funeral

Chicago police said one man was killed, another critically injured in the bloodshed at St. Columbanus Church during a funeral for a previously killed gang member. Police identified both victims as Gangster Disciples members and convicted felons
About 500 people attended the funeral, including about 50 children
A  Cook County Medical Examiner's spokesman identified one of the two victims as Sherman Miller, 21, and said he was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. A 26-year-old man was shot in the back and listed as in “extremely critical condition”
Police said two guns were recovered, one down the block from the church at East 71st Street and South Prairie Avenue and another on one of the victims.
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43-year-old man shot dead in Lawndale

A 43-year-old man was pronounced dead this evening after being shot on the West Side.
The man was found on the 4300 block of West Van Buren Street having sustained mutiple gunshot wounds.
Police were called to the area at 5 p.m..
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at 6 p.m..
He was identified as Tyrone Scott of the 4200 Block of West Jackson Boulevard

15-year-old girl shot dead in Marquette Park

A 15-year-old girl was critically injured after being shot in the back on the South Side.
The girl was shot in the back at about 9:15 p.m. on the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

She was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ at 10:06 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

30 yer old man shot in Bronzeville

A possible suspect is in custody in the shooting of a man in the South Loop this afternoon.
The man, 30, was shot in the chest and leg in the 2100 block of South Michigan Avenue about 1:18 p.m..
The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Man, 25, dies a day after South Side shooting

A 25-year-old man died Sunday evening after being shot in the head Saturday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Billie R. Daniels, of the 4200 block of West Division Street, was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. Sunday at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
The victim of the West Humboldt Park neighborhood was shot about 6:50 p.m. Saturday in the 5500 block of South Emerald Avenue.

Authorities investigate death of infant reportedly found on dog bed

Authorities are investigating the death of an 11-month-old girl after she was found not breathing Sunday morning. Zoniya Gordon, of the 11300 block of South May Street, was found unresponsive at a home in the 1300 block of West 110th Street, and declared dead at 7:03 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Police were called to the home about 7 a.m. and got there after paramedics arrived to respond to a report of a child not able to breathe.
The girl may have been found unresponsive in a dog’s bed, according to the medical examiner’s office.
The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating an allegation of neglect in connection with the child’s death. The agency has had prior contact with the girl’s family, including a pending case of neglect that was initiated on Oct. 10. Another child in the girl’s home has been placed in the custody of relatives.

35-year-old man shot in Gresham

A 35-year-old man was shot in the arm at 6:40 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Kerfoot Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Man shot in Chatham

In the shooting, a man was shot in the left calf about 10:05 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.
He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Police charge second man in '05 Marquette Park killing

Authorities have charged a second man in the 2005 killing of a La Grange resident found dead in a burning car in Marquette Park.
Prosecutors say Emil Kozeluh, 29, was one of two men who killed Alexander Duran, 32, after attempting to rob him in October 2005.
The first man charged, 28-year-old Christopher Kronenberger of Westmont, is serving a 60-year sentence for the killing.
Authorities believe that after luring Duran to the park under the pretense of a drug deal, Kozeluh and Kronenberger attempted to rob him. At some point, one of them shot Duran in the back of the head, and the two set the car on fire.
Kozeluh was paroled on Wednesday after serving six years in prison for aggravated robbery. Agents from the FBI's Task Force Gang Investigations Unit 193 arrested him Friday afternoon in the 16900 block of Alder Drive in Lockport.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Man shot in head in Garfield Park

In the shooting, a man his 20s was shot in the head about 5:10 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Jackson Boulevard.
The man was taken from the scene of the shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Man shot in South Chicago

At 10:37 a.m., a man or boy was shot in the leg in the 2500 block of East 79th Street. He was not cooperating with police.
The shooting took place at a small food store in that block, but there was no indication that the victim was a worker at the store.

One shot, one shot dead in West Town neighborhood

Two people were shot and one died in a shooting about 8:04 a.m. today in the 2300 block of West Lake Street in the West Town neighborhood. According to preliminary reports from police, it was a drive-by shooting and the two victims, both males, were transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where one was declared dead.
The slain man was identified as Leonard Phillips, 34, of the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue

25-year-old man shot in Chinatown

At 4:20 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot while riding in a vehicle in the 2400 block of South Archer Avenue in the Chinatown neighborhood.
A dark-colored vehicle pulled up next to the man's vehicle, and one or more people inside fired shot. A bullet struck the 25-year-old man in the leg, and he was taken to Stroger hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

19-year-old man shot in South Chicago

At about 1:20 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in a building hallway in the 2700 block of East 80th Street in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Early reports suggested four assailants followed the 19-year-old into the building from the street and that one of them opened fire. The 19-year-old was struck in the back and the buttocks and taken to Stroger, where he was listed in guarded condition

25-year-old man shot in Rogers Park

At 12:10 a.m. this morning, a 25-year-old man was shot in the right thigh during a sidewalk fight in the 2800 block of West Howard Street in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. The man was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized

Man charged in fatal South Side stabbing

Authorities have charged a 32-year-old Chicago resident with fatally stabbing a man who reportedly intervened to protect a woman during a dispute Wednesday evening in the South Side's Rosemoor neighborhood.
Demetrius Jackson, of the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue, turned himself in to police Friday and was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of William Terry, 55.
Terry died after being stabbed multiple times Wednesday evening on the block of South Forest where Jackson lives.

Man shot in head on South Side

A man was shot in the head in the Englewood neighborhood this evening.
The man, age 26, was shot in the 5500 block of South Emerald Avenue about 6:50 p.m..
The man was being taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital for treatment

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Crooked as hell and dumb as a box of rocks supporters rally behind Jesse Jackson Jr.

Two Chicago Congressmen have come out to show support for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family and say they're disappointed more politicians aren't doing the same.
U.S. Reps. Danny Davis and Bobby Rush joined about 200 people Saturday for the weekly service at the Rev. Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/PUSH coalition in Chicago.
They joined bishops and ministers on stage in a special prayer for the Jackson family.

1 killed, 1 seriously injured in West Side crash

A man was killed and his brother was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash early this morning in the city's Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The crash happened about 5:35 a.m. on the 3500 block of West Division Street.
According to preliminary reports, the two brothers were on their way to pick up a third brother from work when they were struck by another vehicle.
The driver, 24, was killed and his brother, 21, suffered multiple injuries to his body. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle, who was suspected of driving under the influence, was taken into police custody. Charges were pending.

Man wounded in West Side shooting

A man was wounded this afternoon in a shooting on the West Side in the city's Austin neighborhood.
The shooting happened about noon on the 4800 block of West Rice Street.
According to preliminary reports, a man was shot in his groin area and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Man walks into North Side hospital with gunshot wounds

A  24-year-old man was dropped off at a North Side hospital with gunshot wounds after getting shot somewhere on the West Side.
The man, who police said was a gang member, told police he was shot near the intersection of Sacramento and Chicago avenues between 8:20 and 8:40 p.m. Friday.
The man's girlfriend dropped him off at St. Joseph Hospital, about 6 miles from where he told police he was shot. He sustained wounds to the knee and arm.
Police couldn't find a crime scene near Sacramento and Chicago

Man dies day after South Side shooting

A 19-year-old man shot in the head died on Friday at Mount Sinai Hospital, one day after getting attacked in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Someone shot Christopher Jacobs, of the 4900 block of South Hoyne Avenue, about 1 p.m. Thursday in the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue.
Neighbors heard gunfire and saw him collapse in the street. He had a gunshot wound to the temple.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Teen shot on Northwest Side

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and neck in the Logan Square neighborhood Friday night.
He was shot in the 1700 block of North Troy Street about 6:05 p.m..
He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition

Mom strapping child into car hit by SUV

A woman loading her child into her car was hit by an SUV and left in critical condition Thursday night.
The driver kept driving east on 87th Street after hitting her and police are looking for a white truck with passenger side damage and possible paint transfer from the woman’s black car.
She was hit in the 3200 block of East 87th Street about 6:35 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood.
The woman, 29, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. She remained in critical condition today

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Man shot and Tasered by police after attacking bus passengers, driver

A man who was attacking passengers and the driver of a CTA bus in the Marquette Park neighborhood was shot and Tasered by police after he tried to attack officers this afternoon.
The incident happened at about 4 p.m. as a California Avenue CTA bus was northbound near 63rd Street, said Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7.
The man, in his late 20s and who appeared to be impaired, began attacking several passengers on the bus.
As the bus stopped at 63rd Street, the man then attacked the bus driver.
As the man was attacking the bus driver, another passenger got off the bus and flagged down a passing police car with a single officer inside.
As the man noticed that a police officer was approaching the bus the man took off some of his clothing and was flailing his arms at the police officer in a threatening manner, despite being ordered to stop.
After the man continued to attack, the officer shot the man, Camden said. The man began going toward the officer again, who shot the man again, Camden said.
After the man was shot and other officers responded, he continued to resist arrest so police had to Taser him twice, Camden said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in an unknown condition.
The bus driver and a passenger were also hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries

Man found murdered in Gage Park

A man was found dead in a South Side backyard.
A man, who police described as in his 20s, was found lying in a backyard of a building in the city's Gage Park neighborhood.
Officers were called about 12:51 p.m. to the 5500 block of South Albany Avenue and found a man lying in a yard near an alley.
The man, who had a visible wound to his back, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
It was not immediately clear how the man suffered the wound
Jonathan Belton, 25, was fatally shot in the 5500 block of South Albany Avenue

Man shot in Back of the Yards

Shortly after 1 p.m., a man was shot in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
That shooting happened on the 4900 block of South Seeley Avenue. Neighbors heard numerous rounds of gunfire and saw a man collapse in the street.
The man, whose age was not immediately available, suffered several wounds and was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital

46-year-old man shot in Austin

A  46-year-old man was wounded this morning in a shooting on the West Side in the city's Austin neighborhood.
Preliminary reports said at about 6:18 a.m. the man was walking on the 100 block of North Lorel Avenue when he heard shots. The man started running, but shortly after he realized he was shot in the arm.

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15-year-old girl was in the head in Washington Heights

A 15-year-old girl was shot in the head about 9:35 p.m.. She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition from the 1100 block of West 104th Street

18-year-old man shot in Englewood

An 18-year-old man was shot about 11 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Normal Avenue. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a wound to the upper right leg. Someone inside a dark sedan shot the teen while he was on the sidewalk

21-year-old man shot in Noble Square

Someone shot a 21-year-old man twice in the leg in the 1400 block of West Walton Street in the Noble Square neighborhood about 2:16 a.m.. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Man stabbed to death on South Side

A 56-year-old man died after he was stabbed multiple times in the Rosemoor neighborhood Wednesday night.
Someone stabbed him just after 7:10 p.m. in the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue.
He was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center. 
Police say a man who opened his door after hearing the screams of a woman seeking shelter from her husband was stabbed to death Wednesday night in the Rosemoor neighborhood.
The fight began in the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue about 7 p.m. The woman fled her husband and ran to a neighbor’s house a couple doors south
The man, identified as William Terry by the Cook County medical examiner's offie , opened the door and tried to intervene.
His attacker walked back up the block, grabbed two knives from the home where the fight began, went to back to the house and stabbed the man.
Someone called 911 and reported a “person with a knife” but when police arrived they found the 55-year-old face down and bleeding.
The attacker is not in custody.

Man dies days after being shot in leg

A 19-year-old man shot in the knee earlier this month died after he developed an infection while being treated.
His death was ruled a homicide.
 Darrell Austin, of the 9500 block of South Colfax Avenue, was shot about five blocks north of his home on Colfax Avenue on Nov. 9.
He ran home, called police, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 5:19 p.m. Tuesday.

Man shot dead in Back of the Yards

At about 4:10 a.m., a man was found shot multiple times in his back on the 4500 block of South Halsted Street.
The man, described as in his 20s, was pronounced dead at 9:55 a.m. at the scene

18-year-old woman, 27-year-old man shot in Chicago Lawn

The shooting happened about 5:15 p.m. An 18-year-old woman and 27-year-old man were shot in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue. The pair were shot by two people who opened fire from the mouth of a nearby alley, police said, and shell casings were recovered near the scene.
The woman was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and the man to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both suffered multiple wounds and were transported in serious condition

21 year old man shot in Bronzeville

Another man, 21, was shot about 4:15 p.m. on the 4700 block of South Champlain Avenue in the city's Bronzeville neighborhood. He suffered a wound to his right leg and drove himself to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center

Man shot in West Chesterfield

At about 3:30 p.m., a man described as in his 20s was shot in the city's West Chesterfield neighborhood. That shooting happened on the 8700 block of South King Drive.
The man suffered a wound to his foot and his condition was stabilized

Man shot to death in Albany Park

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, about a block from Theodore Roosevelt High School.
The man,was shot just before 11 p.m. The shooting appears to have been a drive-by
The shooting occurred on  Sunnyside Avenue between Bernard Street and St. Louis Avenue.
The Cook County medical examiner's office identified the man as Keith Shaw, of the 3100 block of West Foster Avenue.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Man, 32, fatally shot in Washington Park neighborhood

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed outside his home Monday night in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.
The shooting happened in the 6000 block of South Michigan Avenue about 8:20 p.m..

Shortly after a group of males exited an apartment building, four males approached and at least one of the four started shooting.
The 32-year-old man was struck in his right forearm and chest and taken to Holy Cross Hospital.
The man, identified as James Holman, was pronounced dead at Holy Cross at 8:54 p.m.. Holman had lived at the same address as where the shooting took place.

Car strikes utility pole on Damen, killing one

A motorist was killed this morning when a vehicle struck a light pole on South Damen Avenue in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.
The crash occurred shortly before 4:30 a.m. in the 2400 block of South Damen.
One of the vehicle's occupants was dead on arrival, and two occupants were in good-to-fair condition but left without being transported to the hospital

Monday, November 19, 2012


Man shot in Englewood

In a separate shooting that happened during an argument in the 700 block of West 58th Street in Englewood about 1 p.m., another male suffered a graze wound to the neck.
The offender produced a gun and shot him

Man shot in Woodlawn

In the West Woodlawn neighborhood about 2:35 p.m., someone shot a male in the leg in the 400 block of East 63rd Street.
The victim was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition

18-year-old man shot in South Chicago

An 18-year-old man was riding a bicycle in the 8300 block of South Marquette Avenue when someone inside a white SUV fired shots and hit the victim in the left calf at 3:53 p.m.

Suspect in Mag Mile stabbing had 60 arrests, 9 felony convictions- Liberals and Piss Bums a lethal Chicago Downtown combination

Just one day after attending a meeting to reintroduce felons into their communities, a recent parolee with a decades-long rap sheet and history of violence stabbed an Oak Brook doctor during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant over the weekend.
Jimmy Harris, 56, had been freed from prison just eight days earlier.
Harris, who has past gang ties, has at least 60 arrests and nine felony convictions dating to the late 1970s
Harris, who was living at the Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter since his release from prison, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint for the attack on Dr. Mir Jafar Shah and a bartender Saturday night after the Lights Festival attended by tens of thousands along the Magnificent Mile.
After an evening out with family to watch the festival, Shah, a suburban oncologist, went into the bathroom inside the Chicago Westin's Grill on the Alley restaurant, where Harris approached him from behind and announced a robbery. Harris stabbed the doctor in the right side of his neck and face, Scaduto said, and as the victim turned and started screaming for help, Harris punched him in the eye.
Shah tried to grab Harris' arms to "prevent him from cutting" him any further and tried to pull Harris out of the bathroom so his cries for help could be heard. Shah was finally able to break free and run back into the restaurant.
Moments later, witnesses saw Harris leaving the hotel with blood on his hands and clothes and holding a knife. The bartender at the restaurant chased Harris out the door and tried to stop him on the street, but Harris turned and stabbed him once in the chest.
Harris was arrested in a bathroom at the nearby Cheesecake Factory restaurant, where police recovered a bloody knife.
Shah remained in Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Monday with what prosecutors said were stab wounds to the neck and face and blurry vision from the punch to the eye. The bartender was released from the hospital after receiving stitches for the chest wound.
Harris' latest arrest came a day after he attended the Summit of Hope event at Malcolm X College, where social service officials offer assistance to former offenders in an attempt to help them "reintegrate safely into society," according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Harris was released from prison Nov. 9 after a 2007 armed robbery in which authorities said Harris stole and later broke several bottles of rum from a Near West Side grocery. While trying to escape, according to court records, Harris used the glass shards to cut a store security guard.

Dump truck hits, kills man in Pilsen

A man who was killed when a dump truck hit him this morning in the Pilsen neighborhood has been identified.
The pedestrian, identified by the Cook County medical examiner's office as Gerardo Rodriguez, was struck about 8:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Cermak Road on the West Side.
Rodriguez,48, of the 3500 block of West Armitage Avenue, suffered multiple blunt trauma and was pronounced dead at 9:02 a.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
The driver was issued citations and the accident was not a hit and run

Chicago weekend totals, 26 shot, 6 murdered


Man found dead in Lincoln Park alley

A Crystal Lake man was found dead in a Lincoln Park alley this morning, possibly suffering from head trauma.
Timothy Gallagher, 21, of the 1000 block of Hawthorne Court in the northwest subrub, was declared dead at the scene at 5:41 a.m.. He may have suffered head trauma.
The man was found dead in an alley on 415 W. Fullerton about 5:15 a.m.

Former high school basketball star dies from shooting injuries

Dejuan Thurman, 36, was a well-known basketball player in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
The former high school basketball star died Saturday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after he was shot in an apparent robbery a month ago.
Thurman had come back from a basketball game at a nearby court about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 when three males, one holding a gun, approached him in an alley in the 11300 block of South May Street, behind his family's house, and asked him to "empty his pockets" .
After surrendering his house keys, cellphone and wallet, Thurman pushed two of the males into each other. But as he tried to leave the alley, he was shot. Police said he was shot multiple times in the chest and back.

21-year-old shot in Lawndale

 At about 8;45 p.m. a 21-year-old was struck by a shot fired from a dark-colored sedan as he stood on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of South Trumbull Avenue.
He was hit in the right calf and walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized

Man shot in Roseland

At about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, a man in his 30s was shot in the abdomen in the 11000 block of South Edbrooke Avenue and taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn,
 The man had been sitting on a porch at the time of the shooting

Chicago man, 56, charged in stabbing at North Michigan Avenue hotel

Authorities have charged a Chicago resident with attempted murder in connection with a stabbing Saturday evening near the front of a North Michigan Avenue hotel.
Jimmy Harris, 56, has been charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with intent to do great bodily harm and one count of aggravated unlawful restraint.
The charges stem from an attempted robbery Saturday evening in which a 67-year-old man was stabbed in the neck Saturday evening near the front of the Westin Hotel.
A second man was cut trying to stop the assailant from fleeing.
The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. when the 67-year-old man was stabbed during an attempted robbery.
A 35-year-old man was cut in the chest as he tried to capture the assailant.
Police took Harris into custody following the incident. A weapon was also recovered.
The 67-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Greer said. The 35-year-old was taken to Northwestern in good condition.

Parolee caught with more than $100,000 in stolen goods

A man on parole for burglary had dozens of iPods and smartphones at his West Side home when police and parole officers visited there Friday because of recent neighborhood burglaries and he bragged to them he would “steal anything,” according to police.
Daniel Ramirez, 22, of the 2100 block of West Huron Street, was arrested at his home about 10 a.m. Friday, according to police. He is being held in Cook County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail after being charged with felony of more than $100,000 in goods and felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to jail records. Officers also arrested another man, Adam Salas, 41, after they found him at Ramirez’s home and he dropped drugs in front of them, according to a police report.

Ramirez is accused of the theft of more than $100,000 in goods, including more than 80 iPods, numerous iPads and cell phones, about 20 bicycles, and other items including laptop computers and jewelry, according to police.

Wood District Tactical officers and Illinois Department of Corrections officers visited Ramirez’s home when district officers investigating a rash of burglaries in the West Town neighborhood identified Ramirez as a “person of interest”. They found Ramirez at home, and he told the officers he had the run of the home, including a back bedroom, which had its door closed.
When they opened the bedroom door, Salas came out and dropped drugs. Salas had 30 grams of heroin and 21 grams of crack cocaine, as well as “a large quantity” of drugs and equipment used in the drug trade.
Police found some of the stolen property in the back bedroom, along with a .40-caliber live round.
While sitting at the kitchen table talking to the officers, Ramirez told them he would “steal anything from anywhere. Ramirez also claimed to have moved property from his mother’s home in Des Plaines about a month ago.
After Ramirez was arrested, the home’s owner told police they could search the property, and they found more property inside two vehicles in the garage.
In addition to the electronics, jewelry and bikes, police also found numerous cameras, a few wide-screen televisions, gas grills, golf clubs and numerous other items.
Police were scheduled to allow possible victims of burglaries to view the stolen items at the Wood Dstirct, 937 N. Wood St., from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Police asked that anyone wishing to claim their goods bring proof of ownership, such as receipts.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Masked woman robbed her mom of $40K engagement ring

Chicago woman pulled on a ski mask before her accomplice fired a stun gun about 15 times at a 55-year-old woman on a Bucktown street last month, allowing the pair to allegedly steal the woman's $40,000 engagement ring and $200 in cash.
The woman who wore the ski mask had good reason to conceal her identity -- the victim was her mother.
Julie P. Franck was arrested Friday and charged with armed robbery in connection with the Oct. 9 attack outside her mother's home in the 1700 block of North Marshfield Avenue.
Cook County Judge Edward Harmening ordered Franck, who is pregnant, held in lieu of $300,000 bail. Prosecutors did not say whether the second suspect had been arrested.
A witness was able to pull off Franck's ski mask before Franck and the other suspect drove off in a Smart Car after the robbery.
Franck and the other suspect are accused of stealing credit and debit cards from Franck's mother, in addition to her 3.5-carat diamond ring and cash, according to court documents.
Franck's mother was treated for her injuries at Resurrection St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and released,

23-year-old man shot dead in Back of the Yards neighborhood

A 23-year-old man was slain late this morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The assailant was inside a minivan and fired shots which hit the male victim in the back in the 600 block of West 51st Street in Chicago’s Back of the Yard neighborhood at 11:43 a.m..
The 23-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m.

16-year-old boy shot dead in Back of the Yards

In a  shooting which also took place in the Back of the Yards, somone shot a 16-year-old boy  at 10:45 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
The boy, of the 6300 block of South Richmond Street, was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Woman shot in South Shore

At 10:18 a.m., a 27-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the left leg during a shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. She was treated on the scene by Chicago Fire Department paramedics. The shooting took place just minutes before a fire broke out on the same block, injuring six people, although there was no indication that the two incidents were related.

Man shot in Back of the Yards

At 11:43 a.m. another person was shot in the chest and back in the 700 block of West 51stStreet in the Back of the Yards but his condition and age were not known

Man shot in Garfield Park

In a incident on the West Side, a man arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital about 12:30 p.m. and told authorities he had been shot in the arm at Madison Street and Kostner Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
Authorities went to the scene and found evidence the shooting took place at that intersection

Man shot last month in South Side alley dies

A man shot in an Englewood alley a month ago has died.
The man, identified as Bernard Colin, 33, was declared dead at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
The victim was shot about 5:45 p.m. Oct. 13 in an alley in the 6100 block of South Ashland Avenue. He was taken to Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.


Pedestrian struck, killed in Avalon Park neighborhood

A 44-year-old man was struck by a car and killed Saturday night in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side.
The man stepped into northbound traffic on the 7900 block of South Stony Island Avenue at about 11:15 p.m..
He was struck by a 1997 Chrystler Cirrus as it proceeded through a green light, Greer said. He was not in a crosswalk at the time.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 12:21 a.m..
He was identified by the medical examiner's office as Christopher Cooper of the 2700 block of South Indiana Avenue.
Police have issued the driver of the Cirrus, 23-year-old Frederick Jackson, a citation for failing to exercise due care.

One dead, three hurt in Dan Ryan crash

A  Steger man was killed and three other people were hurt when a minivan rear-ended a car stopped in the express lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway near 26th Street this morning.
At about 4:20 a.m., a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica was stopped for traffic ahead while traveling northbound in the express lanes on I-94 near 26th Street.
While stopped, the Chrysler was rear-ended by a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander minivan, which caused the Chevrolet to hit the right wall and flip over.
The minivan was occupied by three people, but at this time, it is not clear who was behind the wheel.
One of the minivan's occupants was taken to Northwestern Hospital and listed as being in serious condition while another, 32-year-old Dennis Moore of Steger, was transported to John Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Moore, of the 3000 block of West 34th Street in the south suburb, was pronounced dead at 5:08 a.m. at Stroger.
The driver of the Chrysler was also transported to Stroger hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation remains ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time

2 shot in Greektown

Sometime around 4 a.m., two people were shot near the intersection of West Jackson Street and South Halstead Boulevard. One of them arrived at Mount Sinai without the assistance of an amubulance, and the other arrived at Stroger.

31-year-old man shot in Garfield Park

In a shooting at about 12:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the groin area on the 3300 block of West Walnut Street. The man was taken to Mount Sinai

24-year-old man shot in Rogers Park

In a drive-by shooting, a 24-year-old man was shot at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday on the 7400 block of North Seeley Avenue.
The man sustained a graze wound to the thigh and a gunshot wound to the groin. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized.

18-year-old man shot in Lawndale

Early Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the foot on the 1400 block of South Kedzie Avenue at about 1:50 a.m..
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Two women shot in Chicago Lawn

Two women were shot while standing on a porch in the Chicago Lawn neigborhood Saturday night
The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street.
An 18-year-old woman was shot in the arm and taken in good condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. A 23-year-old woman sustained gunshots to the torso and side and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was also listed in good condition

2 hurt in stabbing at North Michigan Avenue hotel while visiting for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival,

A 67-year-old man was stabbed in the neck Saturday evening near the front of the Westin Hotel on North Michigan Avenue, and a second man was cut trying to stop the assailant from fleeing.
The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. when the 67-year-old man was stabbed during an attempted robbery.
A 35-year-old man was cut in the chest as he tried to stop the assailant from fleeing.
Police took a 56-year-old man into custody following the incident. A weapon was also recovered.

The 67-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Greer said. The 35-year-old was taken to Northwestern in good condition.
The 67-year-old man stabbed at a North Michigan Avenue hotel Saturday night had been downtown with seven family members for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

32-year-old man shot in Gresham

At about 1 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the shoulder near the intersection of West 75th Street and South Eggleston Avenue in Gresham. He was taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

Man shot in Shouth Shore

At about 1:20 a.m., a man in his 20s was shot twice in his legs when a gunman approached him at a gas station on the 6700 block of South Jeffery Boulevard in the Jackson Park Highlands neighborhood on the South Side.

Man charged in attacks tied to Craigslist dating ads

Bail was set at $350,000 today for a 20-year-old man charged in several robberies where victims were attacked when they responded to dating ads posted on Craigslist.
Andrew Jones, of the 8100 block of South Merrill Avenue, was charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery in connection with several robberies connected to an advertisement on Craigslist.
Police had issued an alert earlier this week warning of people who were robbed when responding to an ad on the site. The victims met a man at a certain location, where they were met by an armed robber who forced them to the rear of the location and robbed them.
Police said the robber, identified as Jones, took the victims' car keys and vehicles. In one incident, he shot the victim.
Prosecutors said he shot a 23-year-old Wheeling man in the colon and groin.

Woman abducted, abandoned baby in fake pregnancy scheme

A Chicago woman has been accused of abducting and abandoning a baby girl in a fake pregnancy scheme designed to help her boyfriend in court.
T’Keyah Williams, 19, of the 7300 block of South Yates Boulevard, was charged with one count of aggravated kidnapping and one misdemeanor count of endangering the life and health of a child.
Police said Williams had designed a scheme to fake a pregnancy to help make the court sympathetic to a boyfriend who was facing drug charges, including using social media to tell friends about having a baby a downtown hospital.
Police said that Williams had called a friend and said her parents had thrown her out of her home, and asked for a place to stay. Williams then went to her parents and told them she was attending a funeral.
Williams attended services following the funeral Monday and then went to the residence of her friend, who is related to the mother of the abducted baby and lives in the same home.
When the baby grew restless and began to cry, Williams offered help to the mother so the mother could sleep.
While the mother slept, Williams took off with the baby and all of the baby’s belongings, Stratton said. At some point, she apparently communicated via social media and text messages to people she knew that she had had a baby at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Police were called about 7 a.m. to the 1600 block of East 74thStreet in the Grand Crossing neighborhood where the infant’s mother, an African national, reported her baby girl missing. The family told police that Williams was the last person seen with the child.
Officers issued a flash message over the police scanner with a description of Williams and the baby girl. Several officers canvassed the area,.
Williams was in contact with one of the detectives by cell phone.
“She refused to acknowledge she knew anything about the missing baby,”
Williams’ father eventually drove his daughter to meet with police where she continued to mislead officers about the infant’s whereabouts.
Williams, who was carrying a purse and a pink backpack with baby clothes inside, told officers she must have forgotten to give the items back to the mother.
But parts of Williams’ story didn’t add up. She had told officers she was with her boyfriend the night before, but didn’t realize he had been arrested the same night.
The police, meanwhile, were searching for the baby, knocking door-to-door, asking neighbors for help. One woman told police she had given Williams a white plastic garbage bag to hold baby clothes she was carrying
Police followed that lead to the area of the 6800 block of South Ridgeland Avenue, about a mile from the infant’s home.
Officers found the baby behind a white garbage bag in a car seat with a blanket over her. The temperatures Tuesday at Midway Airport were as low as 26 degrees at 7:13 a.m. before rising to a high of 41 for the day. Stratton said the child was found about 10:40 a.m., and police believe the baby had been outside for about an hour.

Fatal crash on Dan Ryan

The accident occurred on the expressway near 26th Street at about 4:30 a.m..
One person was pronounced dead on arrival, and fire officials transported four people to area hospitals in critical condition.
All of the injured had to be extricated from their vehicles.
Two of those injured were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and two were taken to Northwestern Memorial

Saturday, November 17, 2012


32-year-old man shot in Englewood

At about 1 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the shoulder near the intersection of West 75th Street and South Eggleston Ave.. He was taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

21-year-old woman shot in Rogers Park

At about 1:38 a.m., a 21-year-old woman was shot in the arm on the 7500 block of North Hoyne Avenue. She was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition.

27-year-old man shot in Gage Park

At about 2:35 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks on the 5500 block of South California Avenue. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. Police have a person of interest in custody

17-year-old male shot in Hermosa

At about 4 a.m., a 17-year-old male was shot on the 4700 block of West Palmer Street. He was taken to a local hospital in good condition.

Man shot in Englewood UPDATE; DOA

At about 6:40 a.m., a male was shot on the 6600 block of South Bell Avenue. He was taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.
In a shooting in which police initially said a victim's condition had stabilized, Darius McGraw, 22, was declared dead at 7:20 a.m. at

Man, 20, killed in Little Village neighborhood

20-year-old, Freddie Hernandez, was gunned down in an apparent drive-by shooting on the 2500 block of South Trumbull Avenue at about 2:40 a.m.
When police arrived, Hernandez was lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshots to the head.
He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m.
A van was seen leaving the scene

Shooting wounds two in Gresham neighborhood

Two people were injured in a shooting early this morning in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
The shooting happened at about 12:15 a.m. on the 8600 block of South Loomis Boulevard.
One of the males was shot in the shoulder and taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
The other male was shot in the back and also taken to Christ

Archer Heights collision leaves man dead

In the Archer Heights collision in 5200 block of South Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side, the 61-year-old man was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:33 a.m..
The driver in the Archer Heights collision is in police custody

Collisions leaves one pedestrian dead, one critically injured

A vehicle struck two pedestrians in the Ravenswood neighborhood Friday night, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition
The collision happened at about 6 p.m. Friday on the 5000 block of North Western Avenue on the Northwest Side
A  vehicle struck two people, both of whom were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston.
One of them, 85-year-old Evanston resident Raymond Lending, was pronounced dead at 9:09 p.m..
The other pedestrian was in critical condition

Friday, November 16, 2012


49-year-old man shot dead in Lawndale

A 49-year-old was pronounced dead after being shot this afternoon in the Lawndale neighborhood.
Bruce Bennett, of the 3800 block of West Van Buren St., was pronounced dead at 1:11 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Police responded to the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue at about 12:28 p.m. after the man was shot.
When police arrived they discovered the man had been shot in the head and shoulder, and he was taken to Mount Sinai where he was later pronounced dead

Man shot in neck in Austin

At about 6:45 p.m. Chicago police related that a man had sustained a gunshot wound to his neck.
The man told investigators that he was shot on the 200 block of North LaPorte Avenue and was taken by someone to West Suburban Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition

Second man charged in attack on prosecutor

A second man has been charged in the September beating and stabbing of a Cook County prosecutor who tried to intervene when he saw two men harassing a couple they thought was gay.
Luis Cotto, 23, of the 3700 block of North Kimball Avenue, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.
Cotto’s co-defendant, Edgar Diaz, 21, has been jailed since September on the same charges.
The 31-year-old prosecutor was on his way to meet a friend to fish along the lakefront at about 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 when he saw two people shouting at the couple and told them to stop. The defendants beat him with their hands and feet and cut him with a beer bottle.
The prosecutor was cut near the left eye, on his side and under his right arm.