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  • Nearly 20 carjackings reported in one week in Chicago

    11/20/2017 6:32:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/290/2017 | Madeline Buckley
    Chicago police were called to at least two carjackings Sunday and early Monday, capping a week that saw nearly 20 such attacks across the city. In the most recent carjacking, a 20-year-old man was sitting in a 2014 Buick Verano with a female in the 2400 block of North Maplewood Avenue in Logan Square around 12:35 a.m. Monday when two gunmen forced them from the car, police said. Earlier on the Far South Side, a 52-year-old woman was pulling out of a driveway in a 2016 Kia Sorrento around 6:40 p.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of West 115th Street...
  • Chicago named among safest cities in the world [Caution: NOT the Onion]

    10/13/2017 6:33:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/13/17 | Rachel Konig Beals
    Despite Chicago’s alarming, if select, murder statistics and routine singling out by President Donald Trump for gun violence, this lakeside metropolis was just ranked one of the safest cities in the world.The Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based research firm affiliated with the Economist magazine, named Chicago to its 2017 Safe Cities Index, issued Thursday — one of only three US cities to crack the top 20 — largely based on advances in digital security.The annual ranking assesses 60 global cities using four factors: personal safety, health security, digital security and the safety of infrastructure.Chicago, at 19th-safest, narrowly trailed the other...
  • 3 dead, 19 hurt in weekend violence; city passes 500th fatal shooting (Chicago)

    10/08/2017 4:21:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | Oct 8, 2017
    A man shot dead Friday evening was the 500th person to be killed in city gun violence since the start of the year during a weekend in which three people have been killed and at least 19 others wounded in Chicago shootings. The city reached 500 shooting homicides about a week later than it did last year, on Sept. 29, 2016, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. At this point last year, there had been 511 people shot to death. In all, 537 deaths have been ruled homicides in the city since the start of this year, according...
  • Chicago violence is overwhelming police capabilities and spreading beyond gang strongholds

    07/24/2017 4:09:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 72 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/24/2017
    Carl Sandburg indelibly dubbed Chicago "hog butcher for the world," though swine are no longer[i] massacred there.  But slaughter remains part of the city's global image, as every weekend sees multiple deaths from gang warfare (this weekend's total is 6 dead, 35 wounded).  Until recently, the remaining affluent tax-paying residents, the ones occupying expensive condos and townhouses near the lake, for instance, were able to comfort themselves that the bloodshed was largely confined to a couple of districts to the south and west of their Northside enclaves. That assumption is crumbling, as CWB Chicago reports gang warfare at one of the city's...
  • Former Obama Aide Fined $90,000.00 for Illegal Lobbying

    02/16/2017 1:01:57 PM PST · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 16, 2017 | Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
    A former senior executive for Uber who once served as Barack Obama's campaign manager has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel on behalf of the ride-hailing company. The board voted 5-0 to find that David Plouffe violated city ethics rules by failing to register as a lobbyist after contacting Emanuel to help the company on regulations for picking up travelers at Chicago's two airports.
  • Chicago: 6 Shot at Gun Violence Victim's Memorial

    01/26/2017 6:18:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2017 | Liz Shield
    Rahm's Chicago.During a memorial service for a victim of criminal gun violence on the South Side of Chicago, six people were shot including a 12-year-old girl. Community activist Jedidiah Brown told reporters that "the opposition" to those attending the memorial came through an alley before opening fire on the group of mourners. He added that the mother of the person being memorialized was also among the victims, though police have not confirmed that information. A 12-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to the head from a bullet, police said, and was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where her condition had...
  • Chicago Homicides Even Higher Than Reported

    01/11/2017 6:32:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    MMI Newswire ^ | 1/10/2017
    The record-setting violence in Chicago is even worse than announced as new evidence shows the city suffered 50 more homicides last year than the numbers publicly reported in the past week. The city posted a decades-high homicide count of 812 in 2016, per the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. That’s 15% greater than the 762 murders reported by the city's police department. The discrepancy is largely due to the fact that the county tallies “homicides” while the police number counts “murders.” Murders are defined as violent acts subject to criminal prosecution. Homicides, according to the medical examiner, include instances “when...
  • 1,000 more people shot in Chicago compared with same time last year

    10/17/2016 11:20:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/17/2016 | Staff
    A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune. At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186. The gun violence over the weekend was...
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • Chicago Murder Stats

    08/11/2016 12:07:59 PM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    Hey Jackass ^ | 08/11/2016 | staff
    Website has charts, graphs, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly totals.
  • Cops: 11 dead, 43 wounded in Father's Day weekend shootings

    06/20/2016 5:05:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 20, 2016 | Sun-Times Staff
    Eleven people were killed and at least 42 more - including a 3-year-old boy - were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and early Monday, according to Chicago Police. The most recent homicide happened early Monday on the South Side. A 22-year-old man was shot in the back about 1:30 a.m. and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. About 1:30 p.m., someone used a high-powered assault rifle to kill a 17-year-old boy outside a Catholic church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood during Sunday Mass. The boy was walking outside Holy Cross Church...
  • How Chicago’s Streets Became the Wild West

    06/16/2016 12:54:20 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 16, 2016 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Someone was shot in Chicago every 150 minutes during the first five months of 2016. Someone was murdered every 14 hours, and the city saw nearly 1,400 nonfatal shootings and 240 fatalities from gunfire. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one an hour, topping the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings. The violence is spilling from the Chicago’s gang-infested South and West Sides into the business district downtown. Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies. The growing mayhem is the result of Chicago police officers’ withdrawing from proactive enforcement, making the city a dramatic example...
  • Who helped Barack Obama avoid the taint of Chicago corruption?

    06/01/2016 5:37:51 AM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lee Cary
    How did Barack Obama emerge from Chicago in 2008 untainted by political corruption? His rise to power began at the 2004 Democratic Party Convention when Illinois State Senator Barack Obama was catapulted onto the national stage by the alluring force of his oratory.
  • May was a bloody month in Chicago - 66 dead and nearly 400 shot

    06/01/2016 7:33:31 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2016 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Regina Sobol
    The month's toll was fueled by a Memorial Day weekend in which six people were killed and 63 wounded, and a Mother's Day weekend when more than 50 people were shot, eight fatally. That brought the total number of people shot in Chicago so far this year to more than 1,500. At least 250 of them have died. [Snip] Chicago police say the violence has been stoked by gang conflicts and a proliferation of guns, mixed with weak gun law enforcement.
  • Innocent Chicago woman gunned down outside Starbucks one block from police headquarters

    05/21/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 21 May 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Chicago woman was gunned down coming out of a Starbucks on Friday, the victim of gang-related violence just one block from the city’s police headquarters.
  • Chicago's murder rate soars 72% in 2016; shootings up more than 88%

    04/06/2016 9:53:26 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    USA Today | April 1, 2016 | Aamer Madhani
    No excerpt allowed from USA Today, story here.
  • Four boys in Chicago wounded as they walked down street as 17 people are shot in the city in one day

    03/22/2016 12:43:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 22, 2016 | David Boroff
    Four boys in Chicago were wounded as they walked down the street, and a total of 17 people were shot in the city on Monday. The shootings of the youngsters happened at approximately 9 p.m. when an unknown male approached and opened fire on the city's West Side. The boys — aged 12, 14, 15 and 16 — were all in stable condition at local hospitals on Monday night. No arrests have been made, but an investigation is ongoing, an official with the Chicago Police Department told the Daily News on Tuesday.
  • Chicago violence, homicides and shootings up in 2015

    01/02/2016 6:18:10 AM PST · by rellimpank · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 02 jan 2016 | Jeemy Gorner
    --(snip)--Despite being the nation's third most populous city, Chicago far outpaces New York City, Los Angeles and every other large city in America in the sheer number of homicide and shooting victims, though it fares better than some smaller cities on a per capita comparison. And despite the attention given to Chicago's police-involved shootings, the city had fewer in 2015, with 22 people shot, than in recent years. In an interview with the Tribune, interim Superintendent John Escalante said he plans to fight violence in 2016 by employing some of McCarthy's past strategies, including a continued focus on arresting people...
  • 9-year-old girl shot to death in Charlotte While At A Party

    09/05/2015 8:26:03 PM PDT · by LUV W · 14 replies
    WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC ^ | WSOC-TV, Charlotte, NC
    VIDEO: Press conference after 9-year-old girl shot to death in Charlotte, NC. CMPD confirmed four people shot, one killed- a 9-year-old girl here on Fieldvale. 2 adlults and one other child expected to survive. Searching for shooter.
  • Child’s body parts found in Garfield Park (Chicago)

    09/05/2015 7:28:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 44 replies ^ | 9/5/15 | WGN WEB DESK
    There is a heavy police presence in Garfield Park tonight after the remains of a child’s foot and other appendages were discovered. We’re told this find was made in or near the Garfield Park lagoon. Garfield Park is closed tonight while chicago police conduct additional searches to try to locate any other remains.