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LIGHTFOOT’S CHICAGO: Cook County, IL Records 1000+ Homicides in 2021, Most Since 1994

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.02.21

Murders in Cook County, Illinois -the area including Chicago and surrounding suburbs- topped 1,000 in 2021, the highest on record since 1994.

“With 1,009 recorded homicides to date, 2021 is on-pace to be among the worst years for homicides in Cook County history,” reports Fox Chicago.

“I’ve never seen 1,000 homicides for the whole 17 years I’ve been in this office,” said Ponni Arunkuma, Cook County’s Chief Medical Examiner.

“Our numbers are always more than both New York and Los Angeles put together, and to see that number increase even more is concerning,” Arunkuma said.

“Everybody was all-in, in Illinois, to deal with COVID, but when it comes to the violence, all of the sudden it’s not even being spoken about, hardly,” added Father Michael Pfleger.

The victims include 156 children or teenagers, 96% are either African American or Hispanic. The homicide rate is up 40% compared to 2019.

“If I had an African American or Hispanic son right now — nine,10, 11-years old — I would get him out of the city. If I couldn’t afford to move, I would send him somewhere. It’s a killing field out here,” Pfleger said.

Read the full report here.

CHICAGO SPIRALS: 100 People Arrested, 13 Police Injured as Looters Target Windy City’s Tourism District

posted by Hannity Staff - 8.10.20

More than 100 people were arrested overnight Monday and at least 13 officers were injured as hundreds of looters targeted shops in Chicago’s downtown tourism district.

“This was straight up, felony criminal conduct,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot. “This was an assault on our city.”

“Those arrested were expected to face charges including looting, disorderly conduct, battery against police. Lightfoot said that the city has activated a neighborhood protection program,” reports the Associated Press. “The unrest began shortly after midnight and anti-police graffiti was seen in the area of the Magnificent Mile, which is one of Chicago’s most-visited tourist attractions. Hours earlier, dozens of people had faced off with police after officers shot and wounded a person Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, located about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away.”

 

 

Read the full report here.

 

CHICAGO SPIRALS: 14 People Shot -Including 10 Year Old Girl- and 2 Dead in 24 Hours

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.08.20

Residents in Chicago continued to struggle with an escalating crime wave this week after a series of shootings left 14 people injured and 2 dead in less than 24 hours in the country’s third largest metropolis.

“Those wounded included a 10-year-old girl who was struck in the back when someone approached a group of her friends at a park on the South Side and opened fire. Several others survived separate drive-by shootings across the city. Two men survived gunshot wounds to the face,” reports Fox News.

“Those killed Wednesday included an 18-year-old man, who was shot at around 9:40 p.m. while walking in the East Side neighborhood. Someone in a blue SUV fired at him near the 3700 block of East 104th Street, striking him several times, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene,” adds Fox.

Read the full report here.

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