WEEK IN REVIEW: Eight killed throughout Chicago

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago Editor At least eight men were murdered throughout Chicago last week. Three of the victims were fatally shot over the weekend, when at least 17 other people were wounded by gunfire. The most recent killing happened when 20-year-old Juan Mercado was shot while sitting on a front porch in … Read more →

UPDATE: Hyde Park woman held on $500,000 bond in stabing death of her boyfriend

BY TINA SFONDELES Chicago Sun-Times A Hyde Park woman was ordered held on $500,000 bond Saturday after prosecutors said she fatally stabbed her boyfriend during an early Thursday argument. Prosecutors said Shawanda Swain, 21, was arguing with Damani Chenier inside Swain’s apartment in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard. During the argument, Swain … Read more →

Shawanda Swain charged with murder in Hyde Park stabbing death of Damani Chenier

Shawanda Swain / Photo from Chicago Police Shawanda Swain has been charged with murder in early Thursday stabbing death of Damani Chenier in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Chenier, 23, was stabbed in the chest during the fight inside a home in the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard about 3:10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. … Read more →

Shawanda Swain

Suspected in the Oct. 9, 2014 death of Damani Chenier.

Photo credit: Shawanda Swain / Photo from Chicago Police