CRIME & SAFETY
Chicago Mom Killed After Speaking Out Against Violence That Black Women Face
Sierra Jamison, 30, was allegedly strangled by a man she'd been dating for several weeks.
List Of Top10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Chicago (2023)
Chicago is renowned for its remarkable cultural significance and thriving economy. Nonetheless, certain city regions are notorious for their high crime rates and violence. This article will explore the top ten most hazardous neighbourhoods in Chicago. Chicago is a city of great diversity, home to over 2.7 million people. While...
Convicted Chicago cop-killer could see release from prison
In 1976, at the age of 18, the now 65-year-old Ronnie Carrasquillo fired a gun into a brawling, gang-related crowd. A bullet struck and killed a plainclothes Chicago police officer who had been trying to break up the fight.
Cook County Sheriff busts man accused of smuggling guns into Chicago only for him to get out on bond
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart spoke exclusively with ABC7 about how his team caught a man smuggling guns into Chicago only to walk free on $30,000 bond.
Man gets life sentence for killing 5 in Far South Side home invasion
CHICAGO - A man who killed five people during the robbery of a drug dealer’s Far South Side home in 2016 was sentenced Thursday to life in prison. Cook County Judge William Gamboney handed down the sentence against Lionel Parks for the murders in the Fernwood neighborhood. Parks, 35,...
Top cop candidate fields questions on crime from City Council: 'we're not going to incarcerate a 12-year-old'
CHICAGO - Chicago Police Chief and Superintendent candidate Larry Snelling faced Chicago's committee on police and fire Friday. This comes just a few days before the City Council is set to vote on his appointment. Snelling fielded questions on how he will handle promotions within the department, the use of...
Chicago Honor Student Faces Second Surgery After Violent Racial Attack
11-year-old Trinity Washington from Chicago is preparing for a second surgery after a racially-motivated attack. The attack occurred during a local community celebration, spurred by a dispute over her puppy.
Man dead after being shot multiple times on Chicago's South Side
CHICAGO - A man is dead after being shot multiple times on Chicago's South Side Thursday afternoon. At about 1:56 p.m., a 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in the 9500 block of South Wentworth. The victim sustained multiple gunshots throughout the body and was transported to an area hospital in...
86-year-old man killed in Auburn Gresham shooting
An 86-year-old man was killed in a shooting Saturday morning in Auburn Gresham on the South Side. Just before 10 a.m., the man was found with a gunshot wound to his left thigh in the 8100 block of South Throop Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Christ Medical...
An Illinois Jail With Cocaine Delivery…From a Nurse?
These Illinois nurse stories lately have been crazy! First we had the one that was eating pot gummies and working in the ER (Click Here to Read) now an article about an Illinois nurse TRYING to bring cocaine into jail for her boyfriend! CookCounty. There are 1000s of Illinois nurses,...
Felon tossed gun from State Street Bridge while running from Chicago cops, prosecutors say. Police divers found it.
CHICAGO — You can’t blame him for trying. Prosecutors say a man who ran from Chicago police tossed a firearm into the Chicago River as he sprinted across the State Street Bridge on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately for him, a CPD marine unit diver who responded to the scene found a loaded handgun equipped with an automatic-fire switch at the bottom of the river.
Beloved elote vendor shot at, robbed of rent money in South Chicago
A part-time art therapist at SkyArt created a GoFundMe to help Ruben "Pepe" Olivares collect what he had taken from him, raising $4,000.
Fatal Roseland Shooting of 29-Year-Old Chicago Man Under Investigation, No Suspects in Custody Yet
Earlier this week, a 29-year-old man was discovered unresponsive on the 9500 block of S Wentworth in Chicago's 5th District. He had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead. The identity of the victim has not been released...
2 California men released from Illinois jail pre-trial after record-setting drug bust
CHICAGO - Illinois State Police busted two men from California allegedly trafficking more than 5,000 pounds of cannabis Wednesday. Robert Mazo, 29, and Pedro Arreola, 33, both from Lancaster, California were arrested during a traffic stop at 5:30 p.m. on I-80 eastbound near milepost 13 in Henry County. The men...
Ex-Chicago Rap Mogul Avoids Life Sentence After Cooperating Against Mexican Drug Cartel
Rudy Acosta III, known best in the Hip Hop community as “King Rudy,” has dodged a permanent prison sentence by aiding authorities in a drug-related case he was once the subject of. On Tuesday (September 19), the Legion Records founder was let off for time served despite distributing...
Suspect charged with strangling woman in garage had violent history
CHICAGO (CBS) –Prosecutors said a Chicago mother was killed by someone she knew well.The accused killer, Lawrence Boyle, was in court on Friday, and so was CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot. She had the latest about the suspect's violent past.Prosecutors said the victim, Sierra Jamison, had known Boyle for 10 years and started a romantic relationship with him just a few weeks before she was murdered.Jamison was interviewed by the CBS 2 Investigators about a story on how Black women are more often targeted for certain crimes. She had been the victim of an attempted carjacking in 2022."My thoughts are...
3rd District Commander Roderick Watson steps down
Roderick Watson, a 26-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), departed from his post as commander of the Grand Crossing (3rd) District last month after nearly three years. Watson, who now serves as a commander for CPD’s Bureau of Patrol, has been succeeded by Melvin Branch, a 23-year veteran...
Man, accused of stealing $68K worth of merchandise in smash-and-grab robbery, released under new Illinois SAFE-T Act
DUPAGE COUNTY, Ill. (WTVO) — A man accused of stealing $68,000 in merchandise from a high-end boutique shop has been released from custody under Illinois’ new SAFE-T Act law, prosecutors said Thursday. Terry Johnson, 30, of Chicago, was arrested Wednesday after DNA evidence matched him to a smash-and-grab burglary at Kelsey Resale Boutique, at 49 […]
Man walks to all 22 Chicago police districts over 3 days for mental health awareness
Over the last three days, Robert Swiderski Jr. has walked to all 22 police districts - a journey that spans nearly 80 miles.
Man, 22, boards bus after being shot in Jackson Park
CHICAGO - A man who was shot boarded a bus before being taken to the hospital Saturday evening near Jackson Park. The 22-year-old was on the sidewalk around 7 p.m. when three males approached and one of them started shooting in the 1900 block of East 67th Street, police said.