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Millions of the trackers have been sold since they were introduced last year. And reports to the Chicago Police Department of unwanted surveillance or stalking using them soon began.
Demarlin Brewer, 47, is also charged in a River North theft and burglary, Chicago police said.
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The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said “no signs of abuse, neglect or danger were noted by our investigator.”
Jeffrey Montes De Oca, 31, was arrested Wednesday by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Orland Park, according to police.
Richard Banks, 22, and Christian Anderson, 16, both of Chicago, are charged with first-degree murder in the May 14 shooting death of Jeremiah Ellis.
They cited an investigation published by the Sun-Times that found the agency routinely goes easy on lawbreaking gun dealers that sold ‘crime guns’ recovered in Chicago.
Among those shot was a 17-year-old girl in Ravenswood Manor on the North Side.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown unsuccessfully pushed for a 10-day suspension for Officer Adolfo Bolanos, who shot 17-year-old Michael Elam Jr. three times in February 2019.
Chicago Police Supt. David Brown pushed for a 180-suspension, but the vice president of the Chicago Police Board ruled against him.
The girl was traveling in a vehicle just before 5 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Francisco Avenue when someone opened fire.
Damontae Sessom was charged as an adult with attempted murder and aggravated battery in the Tuesday shooting that wounded a 27-year-old bystander as she waited for a bus.
In March, the Illinois Senate rejected the appointments of two interim board members. A third quit rather than face a vote. With two new members, the board returned Thursday.
Travis Cook, 53, faces a count of first-degree murder in the stabbing of a 43-year-old man on Monday at the Clinton Street station, Chicago police said.
No shots were fired as the man passed behind reporter Joanie Lum and quickly walked away around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of North Clark Street, police said.
The shooting happened early Thursday in the 600 block of Sibley Boulevard, east of King Drive, authorities said.
Matthew Bokoski allegedly told authorities the Jan. 6, 2021, rally in Washington was effective because its participants were able to “shut down” the government.
A man was killed and another seriously hurt in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the 5400 block of West Madison Street.
David Gecht has been imprisoned for decades for a murder he said he did not commit.
A person of interest was taken in for questioning.
Joseph Kromelis, 75 — a homeless man well-known for walking the streets of the Loop — suffered third-degree burns over 65% of his body.
Jamari Robinson was arrested 13 hours after he allegedly killed Rashaun Johnson early Sunday in the entryway of the complex in the 7800 block of South Laflin Street.
Arroyo sat at the defense table and listened as the judge thoroughly denounced his crime and the pervasiveness of public corruption in Chicago.
Also indicted this week in the same case was longtime political operative William Mundy, who doubles as Summit’s building inspector and public works director.
Officers were called to the 4600 block of North Winthrop Avenue around 11 a.m. and discovered the girl unresponsive, according to police.
The judge told Kevin Tunstall, “you’re not a person who should have a gun, sir. And you know that.”
A local man opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, about 85 miles west of San Antonio.