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Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed

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4200 block of West Potomac Avenue, Chicago

About 7:45 p.m. on May 19, police were called to Potomac and Kildare avenues for a report of shots fired. Officers were told that Yanie Zayas, 36, had...

4400 block of West Maypole Avenue, Chicago

700 block of North Clark Street, Chicago

3400 block of North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago

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5500 block of West Thomas Street, Chicago

4000 block of West Iowa Street, Chicago

1900 block of West 33rd Street, Chicago

9100 block of South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago

200 block of Chicago Avenue, Oak Park

...on Halloween night in 2017, a police officer in Oak Park heard a gunshot around Adams Street and Elmwood Avenue. Robert Lewis, 56, said he fired a round as a warning shot at people in...

4500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago

400 block of West Melrose Street, Chicago

1400 block of North Lockwood Avenue, Chicago

3400 block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago

100 block of West Madison Street, Oak Park

8200 block of South Ingleside Avenue, Chicago

7400 block of North Western Avenue, Chicago

4300 block of South State Street, Chicago

2500 block of West Division Street, Chicago

...Michael Arquero was picking up food for his pregnant wife at a taco stand at Division Street and Maplewood Avenue. A Honda Civic circled the restaurant and someone inside the car opened fire, police said...

100 block of West Van Buren Street, Chicago

2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago

5400 block of West Van Buren Street, Chicago

    Database: 38 concealed carry shootings in Illinois, 11 people killed
    Copyright © 2018, More than 265,000 Illinois residents have a concealed carry license, about 2 percent of the state's adult population. But the state does not keep records on when these license holders fire their weapons, how often they do it, or if they wound or kill someone.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • True enough, so allow me to clarify. I should have said that the primary tenants of the Constitution are not negotiable. The Constitution was intended by the founding fathers to be an enduring document, not one to be easily amended into irrelevance.

  • JimmyMac, first, I appreciate you giving a rational analysis and not merely reciting talking points. Not everyone is willing to look at data with an open mind and reach their own conclusions -- especially if the conclusions might not be what they want.

    I brought up smart phones as examples...

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    JimmyMac, first, I appreciate you giving a rational analysis and not merely reciting talking points. Not everyone is willing to look at data with an open mind and reach their own conclusions -- especially if the conclusions might not be what they want.

    I brought up smart phones as examples of how society has changed over the last 30 years. I think its reasonable to think technology has improved safety, but my bigger point was the world has changed in many ways, and there may be a lot of contributors to less crime.

    As for Sweden, that is a good catch. But they have a population of 8 million, Japan has 132 million. Its basically comparing Chicago to .5 of the USA. A mere 80 killings (1 more every 4.5 days) would move their number a whole point, which would put them linearly where you would expect. I think if we were researchers it would be interesting to delve into, but probably doesn't disprove the larger point.

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I-55 shutdown as police investigate fatal shooting

3209-3398 W. 36th St.

    I-55 shutdown as police investigate fatal shooting
    CHICAGO - A person was fatally shot inside a car on I-55 Thursday afternoon. All southbound lanes of I-55 are currently shut down near Kedzie Avenue. Illinois State Police said the shooting happened just before noon. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are not yet known. The identity of the victim as not yet been released.
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Man charged with murder in hammer attack in Brighton Park

Julio Hernandez, 34, beat the 40-year-old man at about 1 a.m. Monday in the 3100 block of West 40th Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said. The victim’s name has not been made public.

    Man charged with murder in hammer attack in Brighton Park
    Murder charges have been filed against a man who beat another man to death with a hammer on the Southwest Side, according to Chicago police. Julio Hernandez, 34, beat the 40-year-old man at about 1 a.m. Monday in the 3100 block of West 40th Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

32 hours ago

Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer Attack

Police said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the same block on the South Side.

    Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer Attack
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 34-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder, after he allegedly confessed to killing another man with a hammer earlier this week in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Police said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On Scandal

Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer AttackPolice said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the same block on the South Side.

    CPS Sex Abuse Victims Testify At State Hearing On Scandal
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse told their stories to state lawmakers on Wednesday, as the Illinois House and Illinois Senate begin looking into the recent scandal at the Chicago Public Schools.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

32 hours ago

Neighbors Rescue Disabled Woman From Burning Home in Skokie

Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer AttackPolice said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the same block on the South Side.

    Neighbors Rescue Disabled Woman From Burning Home in Skokie
    CBS (CHICAGO)- Neighbors of a disabled woman are credited with pulling her out of her burning home Wednesday morning in Skokie before firefighters arrived. Skokie firefighters noticed smoke coming from the 8200 block of Monticello Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. June 20.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

32 hours ago

Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer Attack

Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer AttackPolice said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m. Monday in the same block on the South Side.

    Murder Charge Filed In Brighton Park Hammer Attack
    CHICAGO (CBS) - A 34-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder, after he allegedly confessed to killing another man with a hammer earlier this week in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Police said Julio Hernandez, of the 3100 block of West 40th Street, admitted he struck a 40-year-old man several times in the head with a hammer shortly before 1 a.m.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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