New push for tougher penalties for people who murder children in Illinois

“What kind of nonsense is that to have people think that they can get away with shooting in places like an amusement park?” said State Rep. LaShawn Ford, referencing a shooting in Villa Park. “On the west side, we have someone shooting at McDonalds. That's ridiculous. We have to send the message to people that we are not going to tolerate killing our babies."

Chicago crime: Carjackings reported in Woodlawn

In each incident, someone entered a person’s vehicle armed with a black handgun, struck the person in the face with the gun, and demanded the person get out the car, Chicago police said in a community alert.