WEEK IN REVIEW: 14 killed in Chicago violence

BY MICHAEL LANSU Homicide Watch Chicago At least 14 people were killed throughout Chicago last week. Seven of the killings happened over the weekend, when at least 24 other people were wounded by gunfire. The most recent killings happened minutes apart on the West Side. A 53-year-old man was fatally shot in the 4900 block … Read more →

Prosecutors: Jealous knifeman slit Rudy Avina’s throat in Pilsen bar

BY SAM CHARLES Chicago Sun-Times A 29-year-old man slit a man’s throat in a Pilsen bar because he believed the man was talking to his girlfriend, prosecutors said. Ulises Almaraz, 29, of Berwyn, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is also bipolar and stopped taking medication, according his attorney. Almaraz was charged with one count … Read more →

Ulises Almaraz charged with murder in Pilsen stabbing death of Rudy Avina

Ulises Almaraz / Photo from Chicago Police BY SUN-TIMES STAFF Ulises Almaraz has been charged with murder for the early Saturday stabbing death of Rodolfo “Rudy” Avina at a popular Pilsen bar, authorities said. Avina, a father of three who married into the family that owns the famed Nuevo Leon restaurant on 18th Street, was … Read more →

Ulises Almaraz

Suspected in the May 30, 2015 death of Rudy Avina.

Photo credit: Ulises Almaraz / Photo from Chicago Police