Articles By Bob Chiarito

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Rapper FBG Duck Killed, 2 Others Wounded In Oak Street Shooting, Officials Say

The rapper and other victims were shopping when people in a black Ford Taurus and silver Chrysler 300 drove up. Four gunmen got out and started shooting, police said.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Alleged Shooter Of Janari Ricks, 9, Captured On 2 Surveillance Cameras, Prosecutors Say

A judge ordered Darrell Johnson held without bond Tuesday in Friday's slaying of the young boy.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

Men Charged In Murder Of 9-Year-Old Janari Ricks, 7-Year-Old Natalia Wallace: ‘Take A Leap Of Faith’ And Come Forward, Police Say

Darrell Johnson, 39, faces a felony murder charge in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks last Friday. A third man was also charged in the West Side slaying of a 7-year-old girl.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Chicago Sees Its Most Violent Month In 28 Years As Murders, Shootings Skyrocket

Two dozen children under 10 years old have been shot in Chicago this year.

Lincoln Park, Old Town Primary category in which blog post is published

After 9-Year-Old Killed, Fed Up Witnesses Come Forward, Leading To Quick Arrest: ‘Without The Community, We Can’t Do Our Job’

A feud between two men whose families have known each other for nearly 50 years led to the shooting, Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. said.

Near North Side, River North Primary category in which blog post is published

9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Cabrini Green

The little boy is among several young children who have been victims of gun violence throughout Chicago since June.

Downtown Primary category in which blog post is published

Central Camera, Looted And Burned In May, Is Reopening Next Door

Fans of the historic camera shop donated more than $200,000 after it was destroyed May 30 in the unrest that followed the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd.

Englewood, Chatham Primary category in which blog post is published

After Mass Shooting Outside Funeral, Ex-County Leader Says It’s Time To Bring Back Task Force To Stop Violence At Memorials

“Funeral directors and funeral homes have been begging the police to be in attendance or at least be somewhere in eyeshot view so that it would discourage these types of things."