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    Chicago Alderman Raymond Lopez, one of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's fiercest critics, took to social media to express his disappointment in city leadership's handling of overnight violence. Chaos involving gun violence and rampant looting erupted in Chicago Sunday night following a police-involved shooting that left a man injured. Hundreds gathered in the city overnight smashing windows, looting stores, and engaging in violent confrontations with law enforcement. At one point, gunfire was exchanged between police and civilians. The city temporarily raised its bridges on Monday to prevent access to downtown as the scene clears from the night of destruction. "This is a failure of leadership," Lopez tweeted. "A failure of law enforcement & states attorney not on the same page. A failure...
    Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) declared that Chicago is under lockdown for the “foreseen days” after widespread looting broke out in the city early Monday morning.  The Chicago mayor announced during a Monday press conference that she instituted a community protection program involving a lockdown and increased police presence “for the foreseen days until we know our neighborhoods are safe.” "These individuals engaged in what only could be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction,” Lightfoot said. “To be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said the “heavy police presence” in downtown Chicago will continue “until further notice.” He said several agencies are developing a “multi-layered plan” to...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Monday scolded a reporter who asked if widespread looting and violence that grabbed national headlines Sunday night was the result of courts and prosecutors "going too easy on looters the last time" it occurred in the Windy City.  “It almost sounds as though you’re saying this is — the reason [this is happening] is because the courts and the prosecutors were not doing their job, that they’re going too easy on the looters from the last time around," ABC-7 political reporter Craig Wall asked Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. “No, no, don’t — do not bait us," Lightfoot injected after some crosstalk. "Do not bait us. This is a serious situation. People are concerned...
    The looting that erupted in Chicago’s shopping district on Sunday evening was sparked by false social media posts that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) had shot an unarmed, 15-year-old boy, the CPD said. Echoing the false claims, Chicago’s Black Lives Matter tweeted that the Chicago police didn’t protect a 15-year-old-boy even as they protected “themselves” and “high-end stores”: What CPD has protected today:✔️ High end stores✔️ ThemselvesWhat CPD hasnt protected today:❌ A 15 year old Black boy#AbolishCPD — BLMChicago (@BLMChi) August 10, 2020 The CPD reported that local residents took to social media with the false claims that officers had killed a teen. But, CPD Deputy Communications Director Tom Ahern had stated the facts half a day earlier, noting that...
    Left-wing activist Rev. Jesse Jackson decried widespread looting in the Democrat-run city of Chicago Monday morning, calling it “humiliating, embarrassing, and morally wrong.” “This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong,” Jackson wrote on social media. “It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality. #DrKing, #MedgarEvers & , our martyrs, cry together in shame.” This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing &morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality. #DrKing, #MedgarEvers & #JohnLewis, our martyrs, cry together in shame. #StopTheViolence #SaveTheChildren pic.twitter.com/UxTJYVq51l — Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 10, 2020 Hundreds of people descended on...
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue said Monday that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is “one of the greatest threats to the health and safety of black Americans today.” While BLM protesters insist that the police and law enforcement endanger black Americans, it is actually the Black Lives Matter group itself that poses a greater threat, Dr. Donohue contends. On its website, Black Lives Matter calls for “a national defunding of police” and “prison abolition,” Donohue notes, but the elimination of the police force and the emptying of prisons would mean that “blacks would suffer the most.” Black Lives Matter Chicago has been especially vocal about defunding both police and the prison system, yet Chicago “is where black lives matter the least,”...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Police Department on Monday announced a path forward to fulfill a federal consent decree that took effect last year. In a news release, police said they had made “significant progress” on a number of fronts with regard to the decree, but the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently complained that the department had failed to meet the majority of deadlines. The new plan also comes after reporting by CBS 2 on wrong raids by Chicago Police led to an enforcement action letter demanding that the raids stop and threatening to send the department back to federal court. Police on Monday announced a Consent Decree Priority Plan, which they said will streamline priorities in fulfilling the consent...
    Chicago restricted downtown access by raising its bridges early Monday after a night of widespread looting and rioting that led to more the 100 people arrested and at least 13 police officers injured. The unrest was prompted by a social media post urging people to converge on Chicago’s business district after police shot a man on the South Side around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. A pedestrian walks across Michigan Ave., Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, past a Chicago police department vehicle, a few blocks north of the raised Michigan Ave. bridge over the Chicago river after overnight vandalism in Chicago.  (AP) Officers had been responding to a call about a person with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood and...
    A senior Department of Homeland Security official said Chicagoans went on a "rampage" Sunday night into early Monday, looting high-end businesses and destroying property downtown following a shooting that involved a police officer. "It's a rampage," acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan said during remarks at a Heritage Foundation webinar Monday afternoon. "This should be alarming to every American citizen, in every city in this country. We cannot have that. We are a country based on the Constitution and the rule of law. If we do not maintain the rule of law and law and order, this is what you're going to see." The violence in downtown Chicago broke out after a man was injured during a police...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were shot and 13 police officers were injured when several crowds began looting businesses and destroying property along Michigan Avenue and the Near North Side overnight, Chicago police said.More than 100 people were arrested, according to law enforcement. Videos posted to social media showed large crowds breaking windows and entering stores along the Magnificent Mile.WATCH: Stores looted, damaged overnight in downtown Chicago Looting and property damage has been reported throughout downtown Chicago overnight, with property damage reported along Michigan Avenue and in the Loop and Gold Coast areas. CPD superintendent David Brown said Monday more than 400 officers were deployed to the downtown area after officers were notified of social media posts encouraging...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two people were shot and 13 police officers were injured when several crowds began looting businesses and destroying property along Michigan Avenue and the Near North Side overnight, Chicago police said.More 100 people were arrested, according to law enforcement. Videos posted to social media showed large crowds breaking windows and entering stores along the Magnificent Mile.WATCH: Stores looted, damaged overnight in downtown Chicago Looting and property damage has been reported throughout downtown Chicago overnight, with property damage reported along Michigan Avenue and in the Loop and Gold Coast areas. CPD superintendent David Brown said Monday more than 400 officers were deployed to the downtown area after officers were notified of social media posts encouraging people...
    More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said. CBS Chicago reports Police Superintendent David Brown said it was "an incident of pure criminality" that was prompted by the shooting of a person by police the previous day in the city's Englewood neighborhood. At one point early Monday, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire, but no injuries were reported. Brown said a heavy police presence is expected in the downtown area until further notice. Unrest in Chicago after police shooting 00:24 "This was straight up, felony...
    By DON BABWIN CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city’s South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said. Hours earlier, on Sunday afternoon, police shot a man after he opened fire on officers — an incident that apparently prompted a social media post urging people to converge on the business district, Police Superintendent David Brown told a news conference. Some 400 additional officers were dispatched to the area after the department spotted the post. Over several hours, police made more than 100 arrests and 13 officers were injured, including one...
    Rev. Jesse Jackson tweeted that civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Rep. John Lewis would be crying together “in shame” if they witnessed the looting and crime taking place in Chicago. Jackson posted that looting should not be associated with a call for social justice. “This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing & morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality,” he wrote. His tweet came after Chicago police reported tons of looting and vandalism that took place across the city early Monday. “This was not an organized protest, rather this was an incident of pure criminality. This was an act of violence...
    CHICAGO — Chicago plans to cut cut its school police program by more than half next fiscal year, by removing payment for officers on days they are not serving in schools, and no longer paying for mobile patrol officers.  That will cut the budget, which was $33 million last year, by $18 million.  The budget proposal — part of a broader $8.4 billion spending plan unveiled Monday by the district — is the first indication of how the district will modify its school police contract for next year, with COVID-19 dramatically changing the landscape for schools alongside an increased spotlight on the cost of school policing.  Chicago Public Schools unveils $8.4 billion plan that relies on more COVID-19 relief from...
    WICKER PARK — Chicago Police are closing Milwaukee Avenue between Damen and Ashland avenues to protect Wicker Park from possible looting, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1st) said Monday. The street closure will begin 6 p.m. Monday. Extra officers from the Shakespeare District (14th) will patrol Milwaukee and Elston avenues. “I think CPD — and particularly the 14th District — is trying to be as proactive as possible and really operate out of an abundance of caution,” La Spata said. “They’re taking all of the necessary precautions and really being smart in their preparations. Hopefully that results in a safe and stable night for the 1st Ward and our residents.” The unrest Downtown came hours after Chicago police shot a 20-year-old man Sunday in...
    More than 100 people were arrested, 2 people were shot, and 13 police officers were injured during the widespread looting and vandalism that occurred along downtown Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" Sunday night, authorities reported in a press briefing Monday morning. The two people shot were a civilian and a private security guard. Both individuals were reportedly taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The injured officers included a sergeant who was struck with a bottle and another officer who had his nose broken during a struggle with looters. What happened?According to the Chicago Tribune, the violence and destruction of property started at around 2:30 p.m. local time Sunday after a 20-year-old man allegedly shot at police while evading arrest....
    BACK OF THE YARDS — Back of the Yards College Prep narrowly voted to remove police officers from its campus, becoming the fifth Chicago high school to do so. Local school council members voted 6-5 in favor of eliminating school resource officers from the South Side school Monday morning. Following the unrest stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters have demanded Chicago Public Schools cut ties with the Chicago Police Department — as has happened in Minneapolis — and remove officers from schools as part of a larger movement against police violence. City and district leaders have resisted taking widespread action, instead urging local school councils to make their own decisions. Most schools already have opted to retain school police...
    Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the looting reported in Chicago early Monday morning and warned that it should not be associated with the push for social justice.  “This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in Chicago was humiliating, embarrassing &morally wrong. It must not be associated with our quest for social justice and equality,” Jackson tweeted.  He added that the late civil rights icons Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr., and former Rep. John LewisJohn LewisBill Maher delivers mock eulogy for Trump Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' Maxine Waters expresses confidence Biden will pick Black woman as VP MORE (D-Ga.) “cry together in shame.”  This act of pillaging, robbing & looting in...
    Chicago officials will restrict access to the city’s downtown beginning Monday night after looting and clashes with police that saw 13 cops injured and 100 people arrested. Police Superintendent David Brown said access to the heart of the Windy City will be limited between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., while a heavy police presence will be seen in the downtown area, with cops working 12-hour shifts “until further notice,” WMAQ-TV reported. The moves are part of “a multi-layered plan” announced Monday by Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the wake of Sunday’s violence. see also Dramatic video shows car ram into Chicago store amid citywide looting The looting and vandalism followed angry scenes in the Windy... “This was...
    Chicago officials announced Monday morning that police would be placed on high alert, with 12-hour shifts and expanded patrols throughout the city after the Magnificent Mile downtown was attacked by organized looters overnight. Mayor Lori Lightfoot stopped short, however, of calling for the National Guard, which had been used to protect the downtown area after an initial wave of riots in late May. There was no mention of federal law enforcement, either. (Update: At a subsequent press conference, Lightfoot, standing alongside Governor J.B. Pritzker, said that “both of us believe this is not an incident that requires the National Guard. … We do not need federal troops in Chicago. Period. Full stop.” She added that President Donald Trump should help...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Lincoln Park shopping center is among areas across Chicago that were targeted by looters overnight.As the sun rose over Chicago, the light of day revealed a fresh trail of destruction. City streets were littered with piles of shattered glass, discarded mannequins, and high dollar merchandise and the boxes it came in strewn all over sidewalks.WATCH: Chicago mayor, police respond to overnight looting downtownEMBED More News Videos Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Supt. David Brown discuss widespread looting and violence in downtown Chicago overnight. "I heard glass being shattered at 7-11, Walgreens; people screaming and running all over the place, cop sirens all around the area," said Gold Coast resident Marcus Navo.Looters again raided the...
    Chicago’s mayor Lori Lightfoot had strong words for the hundreds of rioters and looters that took to the streets of Chicago Sunday night, causing major damage to some of the city’s tourist areas and stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from high-end shops and boutiques located in the city’s “Magnificent Mile” shopping district. Lightfoot is now asking for President Donald Trump to send additional resources to federal agents assisting the Chicago Police Department in controlling the city’s spike in violence — but only if those resources are targeted towards “federally licensed gun dealers.” “We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said at a joint press conference with the city’s police superintendent, David Brown. “What happened in our city...
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police officers exchanged gunfire with someone early Monday morning amid widespread looting and violence in the Loop.RELATED: Widespread looting, property damage in Chicago overnight ABC7's Jessica D'Onofrio was reporting live on looting near State and Lake Street when she heard gunshots coming from a few blocks away.Someone fired at police and officers returned fire near Michigan Avenue and Lake Street, according to a tweet from Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern.No officers were injured and it was not immediately clear whether anyone else was hit, Ahern said.The incident happened as police responded to widespread looting and property damage downtown.A day earlier, a person was shot by police and taken into custody after allegedly firing at officers in Englewood.WLS-TV...
    Dramatic video captured the moment a car was used as a battering ram to smash into a Chicago storefront early Monday during ongoing clashes between looters and police. The footage published by Storyful shows the white Audi slamming twice into the clothing store on North Rush Street while surrounded by dozens of cheering people. The looting and vandalism followed angry scenes in the Windy City’s Englewood neighborhood after police shot a person they said had fired at them. Meanwhile, police Superintendent David Brown said Monday that 100 people have been arrested and 13 cops were injured during the overnight mayhem, WGN reported. Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting was not a part of an organized protest. “This...
    When riots exploded in Chicago overnight, looters were apparently ready. “Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers,” The Chicago Tribune reported. “The looting began shortly after midnight as people darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise. Cars dropped off more people as the crowd grew. At least one U-Haul van was seen pulling up,” The Tribune wrote. A U-Haul. Meanwhile, CBS-Chicago reported that the mayhem was “coordinated.” “In what appears to be a widespread, coordinated attack, dozens of stores, banks and other businesses were broken into across downtown Chicago overnight....
    CHICAGO -- 100 people were arrested and 13 police officers were injured after several crowds began looting businesses and destroying property along Michigan Avenue and the Near North Side overnight, Chicago police said.WATCH LIVE: ABC7 Eyewitness News CoverageVideos posted to social media showed large crowds breaking windows and entering stores along the Magnificent Mile.WATCH: Looters break in to State Street Potbelly restaurantEMBED More News Videos A group of looters were seen breaking into the Potbelly at State and Lake in downtown Chicago early Monday morning. CPD superintendent David Brown said Monday more than 400 officers were deployed to the downtown area after officers were notified of social media posts encouraging people to go to the Loop and loot businesses."Criminals took...
    Chicago police will limit access to the city's downtown after a night of violence and looting following reports of a police shooting. Police Superintendent David Brown said the area will be restricted from 20:00 to 06:00 and a "heavy police presence" will continue until further notice. He said the "shameful destruction" was "fuelled by misinformation" about a suspect shot by police on Sunday. Social media videos showed hundreds of people looting and confronting police. As of Monday, Chicago police have arrested over 100 individuals for looting, disorderly conduct and battery against police, among other charges. In addition to widespread damage, police reported an exchange of gunfire with suspects in the early hours of Monday. City officials had temporarily suspended...
    Over 100 people were arrested and 13 officers injured amid overnight looting and violence in Chicago, Illinois, overnight Sunday, according to police officials. Hundreds of people descended on parts of Chicago after officers reportedly shot a suspect who was accused of having a gun. Police shot the suspect following a shootout and the man was taken to a hospital, according to Newsweek. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction,” Democratic Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday regarding the looting. “And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” One sergeant was hit with a bottle and another had his nose broken amid the rioting, Chicago...
    More than 100 people were arrested Monday, and at least two were shot, following a night of chaos in Chicago’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of downtown after crowds smashed windows and looted storefronts in a move that city authorities are calling “pure criminality.”  Mayor Lori Lightfoot called the looting an “assault on the city,” and officials have stressed it was not connected to any organized protest, but seemingly spurred after a Sunday police-involved shooting in the city’s Englewood section on Sunday afternoon.  Hours after the shooting, police responded to reports of widespread vandalism just after midnight on North Michigan Avenue as hundreds of people, caught on video, swept through Chicago’s downtown, injuring 13 officers and damaging...
    By DON BABWIN CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of looters descended on downtown Chicago early Monday following a police shooting on the city’s South Side, with vandals smashing the windows of dozens of businesses and making off with merchandise, cash machines and anything else they could carry, police said. When police shot a man after he opened fire on officers Sunday afternoon, the incident apparently prompted a social media post hours later urging looters to converge on the business district, Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference. Some 400 additional officers were dispatched to the area after the department spotted the post. Over the next several hours, police made more than 100 arrests and 13 officers were injured, including...
    A door to the Block 37 retail building is shattered Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, after vandals struck overnight in Chicago’s famed Loop. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) CHICAGO (AP) — More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said. Police Superintendent David Brown said it “was not an organized protest” but instead “an incident of pure criminality” that began following the shooting of a person by police the previous day in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. At one point early Monday, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire. Brown said...
    Dramatic video captured the moment a car was used as a battering ram to smash into a Chicago storefront early Monday during ongoing clashes between looters and police. The footage published by Storyful shows the white Audi slamming twice into the clothing store on North Rush Street while surrounded by dozens of cheering people. The looting and vandalism followed angry scenes in the Windy City’s Englewood neighborhood after police shot a person they said had fired at them. Meanwhile, police Superintendent David Brown said Monday that 100 people have been arrested and 13 cops were injured during the overnight mayhem, WGN reported. Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the looting was not a part of an organized protest. “This was...
    CHICAGO — The Loop will be closed off starting Monday night after widespread looting there earlier in the day. Access to the area will be restricted 8 p.m.-6 a.m. daily for the foreseeable future, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Supt. David Brown announced Monday morning. It’s not clear yet what will be closed off, but Lightfoot said the city is talking to the CTA and is looking at lifting bridges. Check back for updates. The city does want to make it easy for people who live and work in the area to still travel into it, Lightfoot said. But officials hope closing off the Downtown area can prevent more damage. Sunday night and Monday morning saw hundreds of people pour into...
    A woman apparently taking a video of herself looting a high-end store in Chicago at one point yelled, “I can’t breathe” — the phrase George Floyd uttered before his death that has become a slogan for the Black Lives Matter movement. In the video, posted on social media, the woman is seen walking through a luxury department store, saying she is searching for a tool to remove security tags. https://twitter.com/ColumbiaBugle/status/1292744439010480128 “I don’t know where the f***ing keys at!” she yells as she searches drawers attempting to remove what she calls “Canada gooses,” a type of security tag. “Let me see, does that say Valentino, does that say Dolce and Gabbana?” she says, then begins running through the store before yelling,...
    CHICAGO, ILL. - More than 100 people were arrested Monday following a night of looting and unrest that left 13 officers injured and caused damage in the city's upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city, authorities said. Police Superintendent David Brown said it "was not an organized protest" but instead "an incident of pure criminality" that began following the shooting of a person by police the previous day in the city's Englewood neighborhood. At one point early Monday, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire. Brown said a heavy police presence is expected in the downtown area until further notice. "This was straight up, felony criminal conduct," said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. "This was...
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slammed looters and rioters who descended upon the downtown area early Monday morning, calling the overnight events “an assault on our city” and telling criminals, “We are coming for you.” “We are waking up in shock this morning,” Lightfoot said. “These individuals engaged in what can only be described as brazen and extensive criminal looting and destruction. And to be clear, this had nothing to do with legitimate, protected First Amendment expression.” CHICAGO LOOTING VIDEOS SPREAD ON SOCIAL MEDIA: SEE THE FOOTAGE “We are not going to let our city be taken over by criminals and vigilantes,” the mayor later added. "Car caravans” of looters made their way into Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, Gold Coast, and Irving North...
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    By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago’s upscale Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city. At one point, shots were fired at police, and officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter. No officers were injured in the shooting. Many of the businesses that were ransacked had recently opened after Chicago protests of George Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis devolved into chaos. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area of the Magnificent Mile, which is one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist attractions. Hours...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Police: More than 100 arrests made in Chicago after night of looting and unrest, 13 officers injured. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Chicago officials raised bridges and shut down some train and bus service Monday morning after a night of rioting and looting caused widespread damage in the city’s downtown and along the Magnificent Mile shopping district. Parts of the downtown were shut down after the night of violence, the local NBC affiliate reported: The Chicago Transit Authority shut down all train and bus service downtown “at the request of public safety officials,” the [Chicago Transit Authority] said. Buses will not run in the area bounded by Fullerton, Cermak and Ashland Avenue until further notice, the CTA said, with all train service temporarily suspended as well. The bridges over the Chicago River were lifted at around 4:30 a.m., preventing further entry into and...
    Many rioters and looters took to the streets of Chicago early Monday, according to multiple reports, breaking into upscale stores after a man was reportedly hit during a shootout with Chicago police. The police remain on the scene this morning after rioters smashed windows and burned vehicles, according to Newsweek. Many on social media captured imagery of the mayhem as violence again exploded in Chicago following an incident with police and an assailant. (RELATED: Chicago Mayor Cites COVID-19 For City’s Escalating Murder Rate) Reporter Ian Miles Cheong shared video of the apparent looting. There are literally hundreds of looters in Chicago right now, hitting all the stores. pic.twitter.com/rXpdhZFEOZ — Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 10, 2020 There’s a caravan...
    “Hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores,” reports the Chicago Tribune. There was also gunfire and violence against police officers. As of this writing, downtown Chicago is all but closed to those trying to get to work on a Monday morning. There are hundreds and hundreds of people downtown right now. #Chicago #ChicagoScanner pic.twitter.com/03CziG6vHo — Paige Fry (@paigexfry) August 10, 2020 The details reveal just how organized this was…. The looting and rioting started just after midnight and lasted “nearly five hours.”  Get this… “People darted through broken store windows and doors along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise,” the Tribune reports, adding, “Cars dropped...
    GUCCI and Louis Vuitton stores were "looted" in Chicago in a night of chaos, after clashes with cops over a police shooting. Police said crowds became angry when they heard that a person shot by cops was a child, but cops said was in his late teens or early 20s, WFLD reported. Authorities said that hundreds of people swept through the Magnificent Mile – among other parts of the city – and smashed store windows as they looted businesses, The Chicago Tribune reported. 6Stores were 'looted' overnight in Chicago, reportedly after a police shootingCredit: Rex Features 6A storefront window is seen broken after the night of chaosCredit: Getty Images - Getty 6Police officers arrest a man that was found inside...
    WARNING: VIDEOS IN THIS STORY CONTAIN GRAPHIC LANGUAGEVideos currently circulating on social media purportedly show the widespread looting that happened in Chicago overnight following a police-involved shooting in the city Sunday. Twitter users have posted videos of hundreds of people looting stores such as Nordstrom, Walgreens, Macy's, Coach, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The Chicago Tribune reported that it observed people carrying shopping bags full of merchandise in the areas where the looting was happening and at least one U-Haul van was seen pulling up. CHICAGO ROCKED BY WIDESPREAD LOOTING CAUGHT ON VIDEO AFTER POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING  An Apple store and Tesla dealership were among those targeted. In one video, a woman seen carrying bags appears to have been taken into custody after tripping while running away from police....
    Democrat-controlled Chicago was ravaged late on Sunday night and during the early morning hours of Monday by hundreds of looters who caused serious damage in the city’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and in other areas throughout the downtown area. “It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area,” the Associated Press reported. “Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the city’s Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles away.” “In the Sunday shooting in Englewood, police said in a statement that they responded about 2:30 p.m. Sunday to a call about a person with a gun...
    Widespread looting and vandalism were reported by law enforcement across Chicago early Monday morning, according to local reports.  The looting reportedly began shortly after midnight as people reportedly broke store windows and swept through stores on the city's "Magnificent Mile" along Michigan Avenue while confronting officers, the Chicago Tribune reported. Officers reported that nearly five hours into the widespread vandalism, at around 4:30 a.m., several people were stopped on Lake Street near Michigan Avenue when shots were fired from a passing car, police spokesman Tom Ahern told the Tribune. Ahern tweeted about a police involved shooting near Michigan and Lake around 6 a.m. He said shots were fired at police who returned fire and said no officers were injured. He said it is “unknown...
    Widespread violence and looting erupted in downtown Chicago after a police-involved shooting that left a man injured. Hundreds of people poured into the streets in the wee hours of Monday morning, and police said they smashed windows, looted stores, confronted law enforcement, according to the Chicago Tribune. At one point, people exchanged gunfire with officers, The chaos began shortly after midnight as vandals ran through stores such as Nordstrom, Walgreens, Macy's, Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, Fox News reported. Videos posted to social media showed a large police presence in some places as well as looting. Looting continues in downtown Chicago as of 5:45am. These people are coming out of the Block 37 mall on Randolph west of State Street....
    Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicagos Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the citys downtown. At one point, shots were fired at police and officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter. No officers were injured in the shooting. It wasnt immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the citys Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away. Asked for updates on the situation, Ahern told The Associated Press in an email that...
    (Reuters) - Hundreds of people looted Chicago's Magnificent Mile commercial district early Monday, smashing windows and clashing with the police for hours including at least one exchange of gunfire, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing police. The Chicago police declined to comment when contacted by Reuters early Monday. People darted in and out of stores along Michigan Avenue carrying shopping bags full of merchandise, the report said. The glass pane of a Nordstrom store was shattered, according to a photograph published on the Tribune's website. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The Tribune reported it was unclear what had provoked the vandalism but noted that anti-police graffiti had been spotted in at least two areas. (Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in...
    Hundreds of people smashed store windows, stole merchandise and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city's downtown. The Magnificent Mile, a 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue that runs from the banks of the Chicago River, is a commercial district home to upscale shops, luxury fashion outlets, fine dining restaurants and hotels. More than 70 hotels sit on or near the Magnificent Mile, ranging from boutique brands to five-star luxury accommodations and internationally renowned hotel groups, according to the district’s website. Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago is among the hotels located in the area. It has been compared to New York City’s high-end SoHo district or Madison and...
    A police-involved shooting in Chicago’s neighborhood of Englewood is believed to have sparked a night of looting and chaos in the downtown Magnificent Mile. Chicago Police received reports of a person with a gun around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the area of South Racine Avenue and West 57 Street and arrived to find a man who matched the description provided by the caller, police said in a press release. But when they tried to confront the man, he ran off – allegedly taking out a gun and firing at the officers as he did so, authorities said. "During the foot pursuit, the offender turned and fired shots at the officers," said Deputy Chief Yolanda Talley during a Sunday press conference, according...
    (CNN)Someone fired shots at police in downtown Chicago on Monday morning, and the officers returned fire, police spokesman Tom Ahem said in a post on Twitter. Police involved shooting Michigan and Lake. Shots fired at police who returned fire. No officers injured. Unknown at this time if offenders were shot. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/scVQVmT7YG— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 10, 2020 A heavy police presence had been visible on Michigan Avenue downtown, where large groups gathered and vandalized retail businesses overnight. Bus and train service in and around downtown Chicago was suspended at police request, according to updates from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).CNN crews near the area reported seeing a large number of police cars in the retail district. Video taken outside...
    Officers shot and wounded a suspect who was firing at them in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said. The shooting led to chaos in the area, with crowds lashing out at what they called extreme police actions, reports CBS Chicago. Officers gave another story, saying misinformation sparked the widespread outrage that ended with citizens and officers injured and a sense of distrust in the community. Police said they were called around 3:20 p.m. about a person with a gun. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Officers found a man in an alley who matched the description they were given and they attempted to confront him, but the suspect fled and, during the chase, took out a gun...
    Hours after Chicago police shot a young man who turned and fired at them, hundreds of people went on a looting and vandalism spree in various parts of the Windy City early Monday, according to reports. The mayhem began about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when cops responded to reports of a man with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side and located a person who fit the description near Moran Park, the Chicago Tribune reported. While running away from police, the suspect turned around and fired at them. The officers returned fire, wounding the gunman, who was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in unknown condition, according to the newspaper. Police and witnesses later said a crowd...
    Hours after Chicago police shot a young man who turned and fired at them, hundreds of people went on a looting and vandalism spree in various parts of the Windy City early Monday, according to reports. The mayhem began about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, when cops responded to reports of a man with a gun in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side and located a person who fit the description near Moran Park, the Chicago Tribune reported. While running away from police, the suspect turned around and fired at them. The officers returned fire, wounding the gunman, who was transported to University of Chicago Hospital in unknown condition, according to the newspaper. Police and witnesses later said a crowd of...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago police reported an officer involved shooting in The Loop. Chicago police confirmed the incident took place at Michigan Avenue and Lake Street when shots were fired at police. Police returned fire. The shooting took place during looting and unrest overnight throughout downtown Chicago. Dozens of businesses were broken into during an incident that appears to be a coordinated effort. Police involved shooting Michigan and Lake. Shots fired at police who returned fire. No officers injured. Unknown at this time if offenders were shot. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/scVQVmT7YG — Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 10, 2020 No officers were injured in shooting. Police said it is unknown if offenders were shot. This is a developing story. 
    Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city's downtown. It wasn't immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday afternoon in the city's Englewood neighborhood. Along the Magnificent Mile, people were seen going in and out of stores carrying shopping bags full of merchandise as well as at a bank, the Chicago Tribune reported, and as the crowd grew vehicles dropped off more people in the area. One officer was seen slumped...
    Hundreds of people smashed windows, stole from stores and clashed with police early Monday in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district and other parts of the city’s downtown. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the unrest, which began shortly after midnight, but anti-police graffiti was seen in the area. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday afternoon in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Along the Magnificent Mile, people were seen going in and out of stores carrying shopping bags full of merchandise as well as at a bank, the Chicago Tribune reported, and as the crowd grew vehicles dropped off more people in the area. One officer was seen slumped...
    Video emerged online purporting to show widespread looting and police clashes in Chicago early Monday in response to a police-involved shooting Sunday that wounded a suspect in his late teens or early 20s. Fox 32 Chicago reported that the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. A crowd emerged that faced off against the police and eventually began hauling things at the officers. Police told the Chicago Tribune that someone spread the unfounded rumor that it was a child who was hit. A police officer told the station that an officer sustained a shoulder injury in the confrontation and one of the police cars had its windows broken. The tension carried on into the night. Police initially...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Weekend violence continues to claim victims across Chicago.As of Sunday night, 34 people have been shot, 3 fatally, according to Chicago police.One of the latest shootings occurred just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning in the 3400 block of N. Kedzie in the Avondale neighborhood.Police say a 22-year-old man was injured while driving on the Northwest Side when another man fired shots from a white Subaru.The victim was hit in the leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition, according to officials.No one is in custody as Area Five detectives investigate.A 29-year-old man was killed after police say he shot himself while playing with a gun in the East Side neighborhood.The incident happened in the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Weekend violence continues to claim victims across Chicago.As of Sunday morning, 29 people have been shot, 3 fatally, according to Chicago police.The latest shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning in the 3400 block of N. Kedzie in the Avondale neighborhood.Police say a 22-year-old man was injured while driving on the Northwest Side when another man fired shots from a white Subaru.The victim was hit in the leg and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition, according to officials.No one is in custody as Area Five detectives investigate.A 29-year-old man was killed after police say he shot himself while playing with a gun in the East Side neighborhood.The incident happened in the 10800 block...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after shots were exchanged between Chicago police and an individual in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital. Chicago fire officials said his condition was not known.The Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability said its investigators were responding to the incident, as well.Ahern said police recovered the...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — At least 32 people had been shot in Chicago this weekend as of Sunday afternoon, and three of them had been killed. In one of the incidents, one man was killed and two were injured in a shooting in Englewood early Saturday morning. Around 4 a.m. Saturday, three men got into a quarrel, and then shots were fired at 64th and Throop streets, according to Chicago police. A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at St. Bernard Hospital after the shooting, while a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old man each self-transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The younger man was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, while the older man was...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after a police-involved shooting in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital, police said.CPD did not immediately provide any additional details about the shooting.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- One person was hospitalized Sunday after a police-involved shooting in Englewood.Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern tweeted about the incident just after 3 p.m., saying no officers were injured. BREAKING: Police involved shooting 57th & Aberdeen. No Officers injured. Suspect in custody at U of C Hospital. PIO in route to media staging 57th & Racine. #ChicagoPolice pic.twitter.com/S5l3wAwem1— Tom Ahern (@TomAhernCPD) August 9, 2020The shooting occurred at 57th Street and Aberdeen Street, he said.A suspect is in custody at University of Chicago Hospital, police said.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
    A shooting in southeastern Washington, DC early Sunday morning left 19 people injured and a teenager dead after at least three individuals opened fire on a street gathering, the Metropolitan Police reported. During a press conference, authorities identified the fatality as 17-year-old Christopher Brown. A District 1 police officer, who was off duty at the time of the shooting, is fighting for her life in a hospital after being shot. At the moment, the reasons why the officer was at the scene are not clear. Police officers responded to the shooting recorded on 33rd. St and Dubois Place around 12:20 a.m. Sunday and found more than a dozen injured. Several were taken to the hospital and...
    CHICAGO (AP) — A retired Chicago Police Department official is returning to work to oversee the agency's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, authorities said Friday. Deborah Pascua spent 27 years with the department. She is the first official assigned to oversee the agency's policy and training for maintaining the rights of people with disabilities. The role is among the sweeping court-supervised reforms ordered for the department after the U.S. Justice Department found a history of racial bias and excessive use of force by Chicago police. "Ensuring equal access to police services and facilities for persons with disabilities is a major priority for me because we all have family members or friends in the community impacted by a disability,”...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman was attacked and sexually assaulted near Margate Park in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, Chicago police say.It happened around midnight Saturday in the 4900 block of Marine Drive as the woman was walking through a pedestrian tunnel. Police say a man approached her and struck her on the head with a liquor bottle.The woman, 35, told police she was able to fight him off and he ran away.She was later checked out at Weiss Memorial Hospital where she is I fair condition for observation along with a minor head injury, police say.No one is in custody. Area 3 detectives are investigating.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Guns piled up Saturday as a church in the Austin neighborhood partnered with the Chicago Police Department to get weapons off the streets with no questions asked."Just solely a safe space where they come in and turn in those weapons so they're not used on the street, don't do any harm to people or children out in the street," said Commander Angel Novalez of the CPD Community Policing Group. Today, is our no-questions asked Gun Turn in event in conjunction with Hope Community Church (5900 W. Iowa) from 10am to 2pm, to get guns out of the community. Each gun turned in at the event will receive a $100 prepaid gift card each BB, replica and air...
    Actor Jussie Smollett speaks with members of the media after his court appearance at Leighton Courthouse on March 26, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) Chicago police officers that were investigating the Jussie Smollett case accidentally recorded 37 seconds of a private conversation between Olabinjo Osundairo, a key witness, and his attorney, Gloria Schmidt Rodriguez, last year. The video of the private conversation between Osundario and his lawyer accidentally landed in the hands of Smollett’s lawyers. This mistake happened during a routine exchange of potential evidence. Smollett’s lawyers are now saying that the video can help prove the former “Empire” star’s innocence. READ MORE: Jurnee Smollett on Jussie, Hollywood and ‘no longer asking...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two police officers and two civilians were hurt in a crash in Chicago’s Lawndale neighborhood early Saturday morning. Chicago police say around 1:30 a.m. the officers were heading to a call with their lights and siren on. As they passed through the intersection of 19th and Pulaski, a van turned, cut them off and slammed into their SUV. The officers went to the hospital with mild injuries. The two people in the van were seriously hurt. Charges against the 26-year-old driver of that van could still be coming.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department partnered with Hope Community Church in the Austin neighborhood to get guns off the streets, no questions asked."Just solely a safe space where they come in and turn in those weapons so they're not used on the street, don't do any harm to people or children out in the street," said Commander Angel Novalez of the CPD Community Policing Group. Today, is our no-questions asked Gun Turn in event in conjunction with Hope Community Church (5900 W. Iowa) from 10am to 2pm, to get guns out of the community. Each gun turned in at the event will receive a $100 prepaid gift card each BB, replica and air gun will receive $10. pic.twitter.com/Ox7URngUnW—...
    This Chalkbeat story was produced in partnership with Block Club Chicago, a nonprofit news site covering city neighborhoods. CHICAGO — George Washington High School on Chicago’s Southeast Side has held four different meetings in the last month to discuss whether to keep its police officers on campus. During each meeting, student Trinity Colon has been inundated with questions. Friends, acquaintances, and community members have reached out to Colon, the student representative on the local school council, on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to find out when the meetings will take place, how to find the link to access the livestream, and what’s on each agenda. “Students are not getting the information as well as they can be — it’s not transparent,” said...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder after a police officer was shot Wednesday morning, police said.Officers were responding to reports of a domestic incident at about 3:40 a.m. in the 1300-block of South Lawndale Avenue, police said.When they arrived on the scene, they encountered the suspect who was on the third floor and engaged police in a conversation. Superintendent David Brown said officers engaged in de-escalation tactics, but the man began firing down at the officers who were on the ground level.One of the officers was shot in the thigh and transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition. The injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.RELATED: Chicago police officer shot in LawndalePolice said 30-year-old...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 30-year-old man has been charged with five counts of attempted murder, after opening fire on police officers responding to a domestic violence call on Wednesday, shooting one officer in the leg. Anthony Marks, of the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue, was arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday, after her fired shots at police from the window of his 3rd floor apartment, police said. Officers were responding to a domestic violence call involving Marks at about 3:45 a.m., and were talking to him to try to deescalate the situation when he pulled out a handgun and started shooting at the officers. One officer was shot in the leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A team of lawyers instrumental in the Chicago Police consent decree is demanding an overhaul of the department’s search warrant process, saying its methods are unconstitutional. The Coalition’s 14-page enforcement action letter demands the department stop its pattern of “abusive” search warrant tactics or the team will take the city to federal court. The lawyers sent the demands Wednesday morning to the city, Illinois Attorney General’s Office, City Inspector General and team monitoring the federal consent decree. It outlines specific demands and repeatedly cites CBS 2’s years-long investigation that exposed critical failures in every step of CPD’s search warrant process. The reporting also uncovered how CPD’s tactics disproportionately affect Black and Latinx communities. The scathing enforcement action...
    Students at several universities in the Chicago area are calling on their schools to end relationships with the Chicago Police Department. In one social media post, the student activists described their local police force as a “white supremacist cult.” According to a report by Campus Reform, students at nine universities in the Chicago area are calling on their institution’s leaders to cut ties with the Chicago Police Department. Students at Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Loyola University of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia College, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have formed a coalition called Solidarity Street that aims to abolish policing on campus. The group has “Cops aren’t workers and the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two children were hurt in two separate shootings about 30 minutes apart Wednesday night, Chicago police say.The first one happened on the Far South Side in Roseland where a 14-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by, according to police.Police say the teenager was walking on the sidewalk with a group of people around 9:40 p.m. in the first block of East 102nd Street when someone in a vehicle opened fire.The teen was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital where he is listed in good condition.A short time another child was shot in an entirely separate shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood.Police say four people were shot just after 10 p.m. in the 700 block...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police announced Wednesday murder charges against a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl last June.Lena Nunez, 10, was hit by a stray bullet at about 9:40 p.m. on June 27 while visiting her grandmother's house in the 3500-block of West Dickens AvenuePolice said the bullet came through a window and hit her in the head. She was transported to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.Christopher Lara, 19, of Streamwood has been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murderAt a press conference Wednesday morning, CPD Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said the community came forward with information on a suspicious vehicle and detectives were able to view surveillance video of the...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Whether on foot, horseback or on patrol, a large contingent of police officers made their presence known in the Gold Coast Wednesday.The officers tried to allay the fears of a neighborhood still shaken up following a brazen daytime shooting that left one man dead and his two companions injured in Chicago's most upscale shopping district.RELATED: Gold Coast shooting leaves Chicago rapper FBG Duck dead, friends say; 2 seriously hurt on Oak Street"This was an individual who fancies himself as a rapper, but is also a member of a gang, there's been an ongoing conflict between his gang and another, he was live streaming his travels through the city and he was found," Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.Identified as...
    Chicago police are investigating what looks to be one of the city’s most brazen gun crimes in an already difficult year: the shooting death of a Chicago-based rapper in broad daylight, just a block away from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile shopping district. Officers, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, are also bracing for what could be a burgeoning gang war. FBG Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekly, “was shot Tuesday afternoon on Oak Street after two men jumped out of cars and opened fire,” the Sun-Times said. Weekly “was on social media antagonizing rival gang members before he was killed Tuesday afternoon, according to an officer safety alert issued late Tuesday.” Oak Street intersects with Michigan Avenue — the Magnificent Mile shopping...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A 24-year-old man has been charged in connection with a double homicide on Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood. Ladelle Carpenter, 24, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Quincy Ferguson and Darren Sims, both 28, according to Chicago police. Ladelle Carpenter is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Quincy Ferguson and Darren Sims. (Source: Chicago Police) Officers responding to a ShotSpotter notification of gunfire on the 2300 block of South Kolin Avenue around 6 a.m. Sunday found Sims and Ferguson dead inside a vehicle, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Both had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head and...
    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are describing the murder of rapper FBG Duck Tuesday in one of the city’s most exclusive shopping areas as a targeted gang hit and preparing for retaliation, but some fear the “gang” label could lead to people letting their guard down — which could be dangerous. “This retaliation is not just about gang members. It’s about the collateral damage. These are not marksmen,” said Tamar Manasseh, founder of anti-violence group Mothers Against Senseless Killings Chicago. At 3:26 p.m Tuesday., FBG Duck, whose real name is Carlton Weekly, was standing with another man on the sidewalk near 70 E. Oak St. between Rush Street and Michigan Avenue when people in a black Ford Taurus and silver Chrysler...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The suspected driver of a car from which a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed as she watched television in her grandmother’s Chicago home has been charged with first-degree murder, police said Wednesday. Christopher Lara, 19, is also charged with nine felony counts of attempted first-degree murder in the June 27 killing of Lena Nunez, who was shot in the head in Logan Square, police said. Lara is the third suspect to be charged in the killing of children in the city in recent days; First-degree murder charges have also been levied against suspects in the July 4 slaying of 7-year-old Natalia Wallace and last Friday’s shooting death of 9-year-old Janari Hicks. Lara, of Streamwood,...
    CHICAGO (AP) — The suspected driver of a car from which a 10-year-old girl was shot and killed as she watched television in her grandmother's Chicago home has been charged with first-degree murder, police said Wednesday. Christopher Lara, 19, is also charged with nine felony counts of attempted first-degree murder in the June 27 killing of Lena Nunez, who was shot in the head in Logan Square, police said. Lara is the third suspect to be charged in the killing of children in the city in recent days; First-degree murder charges have also been levied against suspects in the July 4 slaying of 7-year-old Natalia Wallace and last Friday’s shooting death of 9-year-old Janari Hicks. Lara, of Streamwood, was arrested...
    LOGAN SQUARE — A suspect has been charged in the Logan Square shooting death of 10-year-old Lena Nunez Anaya. Christopher Lara, 19, of Streamwood, Ill., was arrested Monday and charged with one felony count of first-degree murder and nine felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, Chicago police said Wednesday afternoon. Lena was watching TV with her brother at her grandmother’s house in the 3500 block of West Dickens Avenue around 9:40 p.m. June 27 when a bullet came flying through the home and hit her in the head. Lena Nunez Anaya, 10, was shot and killed in Logan Square June 27.GoFundMe The 10-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. She later died. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Chicago Police Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said the...