News Crime

Chicago hits 100 homicides

Chicago on Thursday logged its 100th homicide of the year, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found.

A 23-year-old man was shot to death Thursday in the 300 block of East Kensington Avenue in West Pullman, the Tribune reported.

For the last eight years, except for last year, Chicago has logged its 100th homicide of the year in April. Chicago reached this mark on March 20 last year.

Homicides are down 39 percent year-to-date compared to the same period in 2012 and down 6 percent compared to 2011.

Copyright © 2015, RedEye
Related Content
  • How does Chicago's homicide rate stack up?
    How does Chicago's homicide rate stack up?

    RedEye compares Chicago's homicide rates to the four other largest U.S. cities in terms of population and five other large Midwestern cities from January through March of this year. By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page. 

  • Gresham neighborhood shooting
    Gresham neighborhood shooting

    Chicago Police keep watch over a vehicle at 87th Street and Racine Avenue that was involved in a shooting.

  • 'Furious 7': At this point, you know, whatever
    'Furious 7': At this point, you know, whatever

    Muscular, perpetually mumbling bowling pin Dominic Toretto (Human Aggro Crag Vin Diesel) doesn’t just prefer Corona, the beach-branded standard of Mexican beer-flavored water. He won’t even consider trying a Belgian Trappist ale, widely regarded as being among the world’s...

  • '5 to 7' is hot and bothered
    '5 to 7' is hot and bothered

    Not long after hordes of viewers hungry for some good, clean (dirty) spanking action flocked to “Fifty Shades of Grey,” a smaller, better movie comes along that actually contains, you know, passion between its characters.

  • 'While We're Young' is hilariously wise
    'While We're Young' is hilariously wise

    That’s so old-fashioned, Cornelia (Naomi Watts) remarks warmly when 20-somethings Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) say that they’re married. Then they add that their wedding took place in a water tower to the sounds of a mariachi band. And there was a slip...

  • Where do Emanuel, Garcia stand on the issues?
    Where do Emanuel, Garcia stand on the issues?

    Chicago's April 7 runoff election is looming, and there are plenty of people undecided about whether they'll hand Mayor Rahm Emanuel another term or go with the new guy—Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. So we've rounded up the top issues and where the candidates stand to...

Comments
Loading