Authorities say November’s homicide total is up to 39 as of Thursday evening. 36 of the 39 people killed were the victims of a shooting. So far this week five people have been shot and killed bringing the 2017 total to 632 with over 2700 others injured by gunfire.
More than a dozen groups and lawmakers who oppose abortion have filed a lawsuit challenging a new law providing taxpayer funded abortion. Groups say including abortion among procedures covered by state employed health insurance and Medicaid starting in January is illegal.
A man is going to prison for not registering as a sex offender when he moved to Aurora. 62-year-old Keith Willis was sentenced earlier this week to five years behind bars after he was convicted in September. He had to register after a 1990 sexual assault conviction in Cook County.