Chicago/Suburbs


West Pullman: Victim In Slater Triple Shooting Dies After Attempting To Help Others

by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times May 8, 2022 CHICAGO – Man shot mowing lawn on Mother’s Day in West Pullman was running to aid other victims has passed away. According to police, Larry Purnell, 64, was in the middle of mowing a customer’s lawn in West Pullman when he heard gunshots ring outContinue reading “West Pullman: Victim In Slater Triple Shooting Dies After Attempting To Help Others”

Man Murdered In West Pullman

by The Chicago Times Staff May 7, 2022 CHICAGO – One man was murdered in West Pullman on Saturday. According to police reports, three men were shot on South Lowe near 116th around 3 p.m. after a gunman exited a parked vehicle and opened fire. Bullets ripped through the air killing 26-year-old Brandon Slater andContinue reading “Man Murdered In West Pullman”

Chicago: Sale Rep Charged In Connection With CPS Fraud Scheme

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times March 15, 2022 CHICAGO – A fourth person has been charged in connection with the shameful Brennemann Elementary School fraud scheme. According to federal prosecutors, Debra M. Bannack, 62, allegedly conspired with Brennemann principle and business manager by fulfilling nearly $75,000 worth ofContinue reading “Chicago: Sale Rep Charged In Connection With CPS Fraud Scheme”


LIGHTFOOT TO END CITY INDOOR MASK MANDATE AND VACCINATION IDENTIFICATION PAPERS FOR CHICAGO

By Gary Parker, The Chicago Times February 22, 2022 CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot decreed Tuesday that she will end Chicago’s mask mandate and vaccine identification papers requirement for certain indoor spaces beginning next week. According to Lightfoot, the end of the mandates will coincide with the State ofContinue reading “LIGHTFOOT TO END CITY INDOOR MASK MANDATE AND VACCINATION IDENTIFICATION PAPERS FOR CHICAGO”

Naperville: Man Charged With Murdering Apartment Maintenance Worker

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times February 5, 2022 NAPERVILLE, IL — A Naperville man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the killing of a maintenance worker at an apartment complex. According to Naperville police, Xavier Caffey, 30, shot and killed Jeffery Churchill, 41.  ChurchillContinue reading “Naperville: Man Charged With Murdering Apartment Maintenance Worker”

Elgin: Man Charged In Shooting

By Gary Parker, The Chicago Times January 25, 2022 ELGIN, IL – An 18-year-old, has been arrested for involvement in a fight and reckless shooting Sunday in Elgin, Illinois. The Kane County State’s Attorney announced that Jesus Canales, 18, has been charged with eight felonies including aggravated battery of aContinue reading “Elgin: Man Charged In Shooting”

Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order

By P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times January 14, 2022 CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has fined 6 businesses and 10 restaurants for violating Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proof of vaccination order which requires patrons to present vaccination papers in order to be served. Lightfoot’sContinue reading “Chicago Cites 26 Businesses For Violating Proof Of Vaccination Order”

Andre Turner and Tyrell Loury

WEST CHICAGO CARJACKING

By T. C. Mayfield and P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times January 3, 2022 WEST CHICAGO, IL – Two Chicago men have been charged for the carjacking of a West Chicago man. Andre Turner, 19, of the 7500 block of Winchester Avenue and Tyrell Loury, 19 of the 7200 blockContinue reading “WEST CHICAGO CARJACKING”

Burr Ridge And Orland Park To Ignore Cook County’s New COVID Vaccination Mandate

By Ann Nguyen, The Chicago Times BURR RIDGE, IL – In defiance of a recent COVID vaccination mandate by the Cook County Department of Public Health, the mayor of Burr Ridge and mayor of Orland Park have chosen to ignore the mandate that applies to restaurants, bars, and other entertainmentContinue reading “Burr Ridge And Orland Park To Ignore Cook County’s New COVID Vaccination Mandate”

University Village: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Chicago Police Officers

By The Chicago Times Staff December 27, 2021 CHICAGO – A man has been charged with the attempted murder of two Chicago police officers on Christmas Eve in University Village.  A $1 million bond has been set. Nokomis Jefferson, 29, has been charged with attempted murder and unlawful use ofContinue reading “University Village: Man Charged With Attempted Murder of Chicago Police Officers”

Chicago: Lightfoot Decrees Proof Of Vaccination To Enter Chicago Restaurants And Other Venues

By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 CHICAGO — On Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot decreed mitigations for Chicago to combat the spread of COVID-19. Beginning Jan. 3, residents of Chicago will be required to present their papers to prove their medical record of vaccination to enter bars,Continue reading “Chicago: Lightfoot Decrees Proof Of Vaccination To Enter Chicago Restaurants And Other Venues”

Special Prosecutor Calls Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case A Major Failure

By James R. Scott, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 CHICAGO – A special prosecutor investigating Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case has called it a “major failure” with substantial abuses of discretion. On Monday, Judge Michael Toomin allowed for the release of aContinue reading “Special Prosecutor Calls Foxx’s Handling of Smollett Case A Major Failure”

Lightfoot Demands Feds Send More Resources To Combat Crime

By P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times December 21, 2021 CHICAGO – On Monday afternoon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to bring additional federal resources to Chicago in order to battle violent crime. Garland was given three explicit requirements by Lightfoot.  One example is that heContinue reading “Lightfoot Demands Feds Send More Resources To Combat Crime”

Naperville: Federal Judge Hands Down 30 Years To Pimp

By Kathy Whitaker, The Chicago Times December 20, 2021 CHICAGO, IL – After being convicted in 2018 on federal sex-crime charges, Benjamin Biancofiori, 41, was given a 30-year sentence in prison. According to prosecutors, the Naperville pimp stated back in 2018 that “The streets haven’t seen the last of me.” Continue reading “Naperville: Federal Judge Hands Down 30 Years To Pimp”

Castellanos Convicted Of Murdering Two Men At Restaurant

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times December 20, 2021 GENEVA, IL – On December 14, Serafin Castellanos was found guilty of murdering two Aurora residents who were exiting a restaurant. According to Aurora police, on March 10, 2017, Castellanos, 42, shot and killed 35-year-old Jermaine Taylor who was leavingContinue reading “Castellanos Convicted Of Murdering Two Men At Restaurant”

Indian Trail Middle School Student Accused of Threatening Wood Dale Junior High School

by T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times December 15, 2021 WOOD DALE, IL — On December 13, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Wood Dale Chief of Police Greg Vesta revealed that an Indian Trail Middle School student has been accused of sending a threatening message to Wood DaleContinue reading “Indian Trail Middle School Student Accused of Threatening Wood Dale Junior High School”

P4 Security Solutions Hired To Protect Chicago Neighborhood From Crime

by Gary Parker, The Chicago Times December 15, 2021 CHICAGO — One Northwest Side Chicago community is so fed up with violence that it has hired its own private security to patrol the streets. Armed private security guards might begin patrolling the Bucktown area as early as this week.  TheContinue reading “P4 Security Solutions Hired To Protect Chicago Neighborhood From Crime”

Gage Park: Man Bludgeoned To Death While Putting Up Christmas Decorations

by The Chicago Times Staff December 14, 2021 CHICAGO – In a sad turn of events, a man was beaten to death while putting up Christmas decorations with his daughter. According to Chicago police, Jose Tellez was attacked on his property in the 3500 block of West 58th Street aroundContinue reading “Gage Park: Man Bludgeoned To Death While Putting Up Christmas Decorations”