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Thursday, May 10, 2012

A real life gun slinger sells collection illegaly to criminal's on the street











A South Side felon has been charged in a federal complaint for peddling nearly 50 guns onto Chicago’s streets in less than two weeks.

Levaine Tanksley is accused of selling 47 guns, many of them semi-automatic pistols, to a confidential informant, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

Tanksley was convicted in Cook County in 2006 of felony drug charges, making it illegal for him to possess the weapons, the complaint said.

Tanksley allegedly met the informant at various locations around the city, including at his home in the Park Manor neighborhood and a parking lot in Chinatown.

The sales happened between April 22 and May 5 and were secretly audio and videotaped, the complaint said.

“That quantity is quite significant in hand-to-hand transactions,” said Thomas Ahern, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which made the arrest with Chicago and state police.

The guns were purchased outside Illinois, according to the complaint.

$2 million bail for man accused of killing must have went before one of the Judges I have gone before

Keenan Jamison

A South Side man has been ordered held on $2 million bail, charged with stabbing to death his wife as her two young children watched.

Keenan Jamison, 22, told police he grabbed a chopping knife and repeatedly stabbed Racshell Harris, 23, during an argument in the 4600 block of South Lake Park Avenue Tuesday afternoon, according to prosecutors.

The couple's 5-year-old daughter said she saw Jamison choke Harris, and a 7-year-old boy told officers that Jamison cut his mother, prosecutors disclosed as Jamison appeared in court Thursday.

Police were called to the home after Jamison dialed 911 and said he had been fighting with Harris and that she was lying on the floor near the back door, not moving, prosecutors said. Officers were met at the door by Jamison, who had blood on his hands and face, they said.

The two children told the officers that their mother was by the back porch, prosecutors said. Police said they found her unresponsive, lying in a pool of blood.

Jamison later gave a videotaped confession to police, prosecutors said.

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Couple dies in Barrington Hills murder-suicide

A man shot and killed his wife before killing himself in Barrington Hills Wednesday night, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Julianne Damato, 47, and Joseph Damato, 56, were both pronounced dead Wednesday night at their home on the 0-100 block of Lakeview Lane, a spokeswoman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

A message left with Barrington Hills police wasn't immediately returned Thursday morning.

Check back for more information.

Protesters will debate with world leaders


NATO summit protesters will get a chance to debate officials representing the military alliance in the week leading up to the May 20-21 gathering of world leaders in Chicago.

Protest organizer Andy Thayer said today he and anti-NATO blogger Rick Rozoff will debate the merits of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on May 17 with a NATO spokesman, James Appathurai, and Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.

The event was arranged by the National Strategy Forum, a Chicago-based think tank focusing on international security issues. The one-hour debate will be held at the Pritzker Military Library on Michigan Avenue, Thayer said. He said details of the event were finalized Wednesday.

Attendance will be limited to 100 people, Thayer said, adding "we wanted it to be open to the public."

Crazed idiot runs up Skyway and starts shooting at cars Skyway closed

The sunroof on Lamont Clark’s car shattered just after he crossed the Indiana – Illinois border on his way home from buying cigarettes Wednesday night.

“We thought we had gotten hit by a car, we felt glass. I said ‘pull over, pull over, pull over’ … and we looked up and the sun roof was totally smashed in,” he told WGN-TV. “We don’t know if it was a gun, some people said it was a BB-gun. We’re not sure. We don’t know.”
Clark said his car was the sixth that pulled over after suffering damage from what police initially believed to be gunfire.

Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 105th Street and Indianapolis Avenue about 8:40 p.m., police said. Chicago police, along with state troopers in Illinois and Indiana, shut down the Skyway for about two hours Wednesday night to conduct a manhunt along the road.

The projectiels that damaged Clark’s car and others turned out to be rocks, police said. A small pile of stones was found near the scene and police weren’t able to locate any ballistic evidence to suggest a gun was used, police said. The intersection is about 500 feet from Indiana.

Early reports from police said six or seven cars were hit by bullets. Police later said seven windshields were damaged by rocks. Nobody was injured.

The reports brought a massive police response to the area. As the incident wound down, more than a dozen marked and unmarked squad cars sat on 100th Street between Ewing Avenue and and Avenue J. About 10 officers congregated near the intersection of 100th Street and Avenue J, some of them wearing olive-green SWAT uniforms.

Police opened the Skyway to traffic in both directions about 11:05 p.m. Officers appeared to be leaving the area about 11:20 p.m. Chicago police initially shut down the Skyway between 99th and 106th Streets but Illinois State Police shut down access to the Skyway from the Dan Ryan Expressway about 9:40 p.m.


Nobody is in custody, and Area South detectives are continuing their investigation