Tag: Illinois

Jose Montanez & Armando Serrano Free: Two Men Wrongfully Convicted Of 1993 Murder To Go Free

July 20, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Jose Montanez & Armando Serrano Free: Two Men Wrongfully Convicted Of 1993 Murder To Go Free

Jose Montanez and Armando Serrano are now free after spending more than 23 years behind bars. Montanez and Armando Serrano were wrongly imprisoned in 1993 for the killing of Rodrigo Vargas after Detective Reynaldo Guevara forced a homeless man to lie and to place the pair at the murder scene. Jose Montanez and Armando Serrano […]

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Chicago, 10 Shootings A Day: June Crime Stats Are Alarming For ‘Chiraq’

July 2, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Chicago, 10 Shootings A Day: June Crime Stats Are Alarming For ‘Chiraq’

Data shows that there are about ten shootings in Chicago a day, and at least two result in deaths. According to experts, the disturbing amount of violence is mainly due to gang fighting, joblessness, and easy access to guns. A new report showed that there are at least ten shootings a day in the streets […]

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Chicago Weekend Shootings Bring City Closer To Sad Record

May 12, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Chicago Weekend Shootings Bring City Closer To Sad Record

Chicago’s weekend shootings left eight people dead and at least 43 injured. The Mother’s Day weekend was a very bloody one, which saw the death of Nathan Hicks, 16, who was gunned down while on a sidewalk. An elderly man was shot while inside his home, and three other males partying were murdered during a […]

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Manhunt In Shawnee Forest After Cop Shooting In Illinois

May 12, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Manhunt In Shawnee Forest After Cop Shooting In Illinois

A manhunt in Shawnee forest for Dracy “Clint” Pendleton, a 35-year-old man, who attempted to kill a police officer, is making headlines. According to authorities, they were trying to arrest Mr. Pendleton when he fled into the forest. A manhunt in Shawnee forest in Illinois for Dracy “Clint” Pendleton has some residents living in fear. […]

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Rahm Emanuel: Eddie Johnson Is Chicago’s Interim Police Chief

March 30, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Rahm Emanuel: Eddie Johnson Is Chicago’s Interim Police Chief

Rahm Emanuel and Eddie Johnson will be working together to heal a community. In a statement, Mayor Emanuel surprised many by revealing that he will ignore the recommendations made by the police board and has instead selected Johnson as the head of the Chicago Police Department. Well, that was fast – Rahm Emanuel has picked […]

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Family Of 6 Found Dead In Chicago, Killings Were Targeted

February 8, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | 3 Replies More
Family Of 6 Found Dead In Chicago, Killings Were Targeted

A family of 6 was found dead in Chicago, Illinois. According to police, the bodies of two men, two women, and two boys belonging to the same family were found in their home, and it is believed that they were targeted. After a family of 6 is found dead, authorities turn to the public asking […]

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United family boarding policy change is welcome news for passengers

February 3, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery | 16 Replies More
United family boarding policy change is welcome news for passengers

United Airlines changes its family boarding policy to allow families with children under the age of two to board flights before other passengers. Travelers are applauding United Airlines for following other companies like Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue, and Southwest. United modified its family boarding policy to allow families with young children to board early. In a […]

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Hancock Skyscraper Chicago: Fire Breaks Out, Injures One

November 22, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 1 Reply More
Hancock Skyscraper Chicago: Fire Breaks Out, Injures One

An accidental fire at the John Hancock Building, one of the tallest skyscrapers in Chicago, has left five people injured and dozens of angry residents. According to the Chicago Fire Department, the flames were rapidly contained and the people injured are in stable condition. A fire that broke at the John Hancock Building in Chicago, […]

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Ashley Aldridge Earl Moorman: Teen Mom’s Heroism Will Restore Some Faith In Humanity

September 24, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 1 Reply More
Ashley Aldridge Earl Moorman: Teen Mom’s Heroism Will Restore Some Faith In Humanity

Ashley Aldridge and Earl Moorman have become best of friends after going through a life-changing experience. Aldridge, a 19-year-old mother of two from Illinois saved Moorman, 75, after his wheelchair became stuck on railroad tracks near her home. Aldridge, who is an angel and a hero, ran to Moorman, who was screaming for help after […]

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Inderjit Singh Mukker Allegedly Attacked By Teen Over His Faith: Was It A Hate Crime Against Sikh Man?

September 11, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Inderjit Singh Mukker Allegedly Attacked By Teen Over His Faith: Was It A Hate Crime Against Sikh Man?

Inderjit Singh Mukker, an American citizen who happens to be a follower of Sikhism, was brutally beaten by a man who called him Osama bin Laden, allegedly, of course. The alleged incident, which took place just hours before the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, has the Sikh community on high alert. […]

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Dad Tried To Run Over Teens? Accused Father Went After His Daughter’s Alleged Bullies

August 3, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 1 Reply More
Dad Tried To Run Over Teens? Accused Father Went After His Daughter’s Alleged Bullies

A dad attempted to run over teens, who fought with his daughter; the angry parent has been arrested. Father of the year nominee, Mr. Roy Williams, 56, had called Illinois authorities to report the attacks, but he chose not to wait for help to arrive and tried to injure a group of teenagers with his […]

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Arianna Alexander Breaks Scholarships Record With $3 Million, Chicago Student Accepted To 26 Universities

June 13, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 4 Replies More
Arianna Alexander Breaks Scholarships Record With $3 Million, Chicago Student Accepted To 26 Universities

Arianna Alexander adds $3 million in scholarship offers to her already impressive list of accomplishments, which include being Kenwood Academy’s valedictorian, earning a 5.1 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and getting accepted to 26 universities. Miss Arianna Alexander, a future business mogul, has decided to attend the prestigious Wharton School of Business. Arianna […]

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Josh Ozersky dies at 47: Acclaimed food writer found dead

May 5, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Josh Ozersky dies at 47: Acclaimed food writer found dead

Josh Ozersky died at 47 as he was getting ready to report on a culinary event. Ozersky, whose real name is Joshua Ozersky, died in his hotel room in Chicago while on assignment covering the James Beard Awards ceremony. Josh Ozersky dies at 47 and in one of his last tweets, he was asking for […]

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Bali suitcase murder update: Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack jailed in Sheila von Wiese-Mack killing

April 21, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Bali suitcase murder update: Tommy Schaefer and Heather Mack jailed in Sheila von Wiese-Mack killing

An update in the Bali suitcase murder has gone viral. A couple has been sentenced in the killing of Sheila von Wiese-Mack. Von Wiese-Mack’s teen daughter, Heather Mack, will spend ten years in prison while her boyfriend and the father of her new baby, Tommy Schaefer, has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars. In […]

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Child found near cook county forest, girl’s father arrested and charged with abandonment

April 11, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 11 Replies More
Child found near cook county forest, girl’s father arrested and charged with abandonment

A 4-year-old child found near Cook County forest is said to be doing well, according to Illinois authorities. In a statement issued by the Illinois Department of Children and Family, the 4-year-old girl named Aliyah was rescued by three motorists who saw her crying and waving for help. A child found near Cook County forest […]

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Adam Horovitz’s Love Advice During Ask A Grown Man Series For Teen Girls Go Viral

April 3, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | Reply More
Adam Horovitz’s Love Advice During Ask A Grown Man Series For Teen Girls Go Viral

Adam Horovitz’s love advice to three teen girls has gone viral. Beastie Boy’s Adam Horovitz recently took part in Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man” series, where he received questions from young girls, who wanted advice about first kiss, feeling insecure and ending a relationship. Adam Horovitz‘s love advice to three teenagers is making headlines. […]

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Chicago Tribune Columnist Heidi Stevens’ Hair Sparks Debate

March 30, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 3 Replies More
Chicago Tribune Columnist Heidi Stevens’ Hair Sparks Debate

Heidi Stevens’ hair, a hot topic in her column, it has also made her a celebrity. Heidi Stevens writes a parenting column called “The Balancing Act” for the Chicago Tribune and since June of 2014, she has been getting hate mail from her readers for the wavy hairstyle she opted for in her headshot. Heidi […]

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45-foot icicle: Katherine Ragel And Son Create ‘Frozen’ In Front Yard With Their 45-Foot-Tall Icicle

January 15, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery | 3 Replies More
45-foot icicle: Katherine Ragel And Son Create ‘Frozen’ In Front Yard With Their 45-Foot-Tall Icicle

A 45-foot icicle in Illinois is making residents smile. Katherine Ragel from St. Elmo, Illinois decided to honor her late husband by building a 45-foot icicle inspired by the movie Frozen in front on their home with the help of her son, Garrick Moreland. A 45-foot icicle in the city of St. Elmo, in Fayette […]

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