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Bob Chiarito

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Second Person Charged With Murder In Slaying Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams In McDonald’s Drive-Thru

An 18-year-old was arrested Monday night after SWAT teams were called to the 1500 block of South Springfield Avenue in Lawndale.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Sues Indiana Gun Store, Claiming It Is Helping Fuel Gun Violence In Chicago By Selling To Straw Purchasers

The lawsuit claims the store, Westforth Sports in Gary, Indiana, is the biggest out-of-state supplier of guns used in crimes in the city, responsible for more than 850 gun crimes 2009-2016. The store's owner rejects these claims.

Citywide

Gunmen Who Killed 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Fired At Least 45 Times Into Her Car, Remain On The Run

An 18-year-old charged with murder for allegedly driving the gunmen to the McDonald's where Jasyln was killed was ordered held without bond this weekend.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Hundreds Turn Out For Baby Formula And Diaper Giveaway That Almost Didn’t Happen After Some Walked Off With Supplies

Dozens of people donated supplies for Saturday's makeup event. It turned into a block party atmosphere with free food and music.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

18-Year-Old Man Charged In Fatal Shooting Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams At McDonald’s Drive-Thru

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said more people are being sought for the murder.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Man Accused In Road Rage Shooting Of Toddler Kayden Swann Was Told There Was A Child In The Car Before Opening Fire, Prosecutors Say

A judge ordered Deandre Binion held without bail for his alleged role in the shooting, which left a 22-month-old toddler clinging to life on April 6.

Downtown

Man Wanted In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Shot By Cops Following Chase On Eisenhower

The man attempted to carjack someone while fleeing from police, officials said. Jaslyn, 7, and her father were shot Sunday at the McDonald’s drive-thru in Homan Square.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Man Charged With Shooting Toddler In Lake Shore Drive Road Rage Incident

Toddler Kayden Swann was recently transferred out of intensive care but is still being treated at Lurie Children's Hospital.

Downtown

Kayden Swann, Toddler Shot In Head On Lake Shore Drive, Out Of Intensive Care And Expected To Have ‘A Great Road Ahead’

“After over two weeks of intensive care treatment, Kayden Swann, now 22 months old, has been extubated and is breathing on his own with support,” Dr. Marcelo Malakooti of Lurie’s Children’s Hospital said in a statement.

Downtown

7-Year-Old Jaslyn Adams Shot And Killed In McDonald’s Drive-Thru: ‘That Baby Should Not Have Gotten Killed’

Jaslyn Adams loved to dance and had three siblings. She was killed and her father wounded in a Sunday shooting.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Downtown Businesses Board Up, Expecting Unrest After Adam Toledo Video Released

“All is calm for now but you never know. Plus, we’ll see what happens next week in Minnesota. I’m just as worried about that,” one officer said.

Downtown

Video Appears To Show Adam Toledo Wasn’t Holding Gun When He Was Shot By Cop, Refuting Claim Of Prosecutor, Cop’s Lawyer

The Cook County State's Attorney's Office backtracked on a previous claim 13-year-old Toledo was holding a gun when he was fatally shot by a police officer.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago Police Officer Who Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Won’t Be Charged With A Crime, His Lawyer Says

Eric Stillman, 34, has been a Chicago police officer for five years. His lawyer said Stillman is “absolutely broken up over the fact that he had to use deadly force."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Viewing ‘Heartbreaking’ Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old, Adam Toledo’s Family Asks City To Delay Public Release Of Footage, Agency Says

The slain seventh-grader's family viewed body camera video of his death Tuesday and reportedly asked a police oversight agency to delay releasing the footage to the public. It will be made public eventually.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Boosts Police Presence To Prepare For Potential Unrest Over Adam Toledo Video, Daunte Wright Killing

Some officers had their days off canceled, and there was a heavy police presence along Michigan Avenue Monday. Large salt trucks, previously used to block streets, were also out.

Downtown

Why Were Police Told To Turn Off Body Cameras Minutes After Adam Toledo Shooting? It’s Standard Policy, Department Says

Once officers have sealed off a crime scene to investigate, police said, it's typical for responding officers to shut off their body cameras.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo, Holding A Gun, Was Told To ‘Drop It’ Before Cop Fatally Shot 13-Year-Old, Prosecutors Allege

It remains unknown whether Toledo pointed or shot the gun before he was killed in Little Village on March 29. Video of the high-profile shooting could be released next week. The man allegedly with Toledo that night was charged with three felonies Saturday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Driver Of Car Where Toddler Shot Was In Road Rage Incident Did Not Fire At Other Car, Prosecutors Say, As Search For Shooter Continues

Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the drivers of the two cars were shooting at each other, but a Cook County prosecutor contradicted that, saying the person who shot 21-month-old Kayden Swann was the aggressor.

Downtown

Man In Road Rage Shootout That Left Toddler In Coma Faces Felony Gun Charge, Police Say

The man driving the car with 21-month-old Kayden Swann in the back seat was arrested at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for possessing a gun as a felon, police said.

Downtown

Police Questioning Person After Toddler Shot In ‘Road-Rage Incident’ On Lake Shore Drive Near Grant Park

The boy was in a car going north on Lake Shore Drive when someone in another car fired shots, hitting the boy in his temple, police said.

Downtown
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