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3 shot in Gresham backyard

They were standing in the rear yard in the 8800 block of South Wallace about 10:25 p.m. when shots rang out, Chicago police said.

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Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch launches book tour, talks Johnson Publishing, Obama Center, Chicago ‘community curation’ project

Lonnie Bunch III, 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, returned Thursday to the Chicago History Museum he once headed to launch his new book, "A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump." Featuring an "In Conversation" with former Johnson Publishing Co. owner Linda Johnson Rice, Bunch talked all things black history.

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Police release video of suspect in Fulton River District shooting

Chicago police released video Thursday evening showing the suspect in a local bike repair shop

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U of C Medical Center, nurses prepare for strike

Hospital responds to breakdown in talks with a lockout. "We are disheartened that we had to get to this point," the hospital president said in a video message Thursday night.

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Woman in scrubs tries to rob Little Village bank

She entered a US Bank brach at 2854 W. Cermak about 3:40 p.m. and demanded cash, according to the FBI. The woman left without any money.

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Fire at West Town apartment building displaces 3

Firefighters were called for smoke coming from a reach porch of a three-story building at 825 N. Elston St

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Charges filed in slashing of DePaul grad in Lincoln Park

Adam Bramwell was arrested Aug. 8 near Houston, Texas after he used an alias to board a Greyhound bus to Phoenix, officials said.

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Man arrested for bringing fake pipe bomb to work: police

Officers responded to a tool shop in the 6400 block of North Avondale Avenue and evacuated the building, police said.

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Is Chicago’s first openly-gay mayor laying the groundwork for gay set-asides on city contracts?

In 2003, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) broached the subject of gay set-asides, only to drop the idea after plenty of pushback from the gay community. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is raising it again.

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Alderman wants more spots for electric vehicles to power up

Ald. Brendan Reilly’s (42nd) ordinance would require new buildings with parking to be wired for charging stations.

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Man missing from Little Village may need medical attention

Ronald Hawkins, 71, was last seen Wednesday in the 2800 block of South California Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Man shot by University of Chicago cop last year missing from Irving Park located

Charles Thomas was last seen Sept. 5 in the 3800 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said.

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A timeline of the Tyshawn Lee murder trial

Tyshawn’s murder, described by Cook County prosecutors as a targeted execution of the fourth grader, shocked the conscience of a city that saw some 450 killings that year.

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What you need to know about Chicago’s climate strike events happening Friday

Seven walkouts planned in Chicago join others from over 150 countries in taking the streets to demand climate action.

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Four cops fired for lying about Laquan McDonald shooting are suing to get their jobs back

The lawsuits, filed last month, are up for initial court dates in December

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Another video of fatal police shooting in South Shore released — more than a year later

The existence of the video showing barber Harith Augustus being shot was first reported by Jamie Kalven for The Intercept. Kalven was the first journalist to report CPD officer Jason Van Dyke had shot Laquan McDonald 16 times.

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Car used in West Garfield Park triple homicide located: police

The car was reported stolen and had been missing for weeks, authorities said.

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Chicago prays: Let us not be Bible-thumped

Wheaton College students are worried about their right to browbeat anyone enjoying the Bean. What about our right to be left unmolested by evangelists?

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Delivery drivers robbed at gunpoint in Douglas Park: police

The robberies happened in the evening on Sept. 8 and Sept. 17 in the 1300 block of South Fairfield Avenue, Chicago police said.

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11 shot, 3 killed Wednesday in Chicago

Three men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside a store in Garfield Park on the West Side.

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U. of C. Medical Center preps for first-ever nursing strike Friday after talks break down

About 2,200 nurses represented by the National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United are set to strike at 7 a.m. Friday, according to a press release from the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Man, 30, missing from Little Village

Carlos Valencia was last seen Tuesday in the 2300 block of South Lawndale Avenue.

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Family recalls the day Tyshawn Lee, 9, was killed: “He said, ‘I’ll be back’ .. He didn’t come back”

On the second day of the murder trial of two men charged with the crime, jurors for the first time saw photos from the shooting scene.

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Armed robber flees after realizing their target is an on-duty CPD officer: police

The officer was sitting in a non-CPD vehicle outside of a CAPS meeting in the 2900 block of South Vernon Parkway when two people drove up in a pickup.

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Man visiting from New York found after going missing in Marquette Park

Kenneth Howell, 33, had last been seen Monday in the 6300 block of South Rockwell, Chicago police said.

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Seniors flood City Hall to push for their ‘bill of rights’

The ordinance — introduced Wednesday by Housing Chair Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) — would codify protections for seniors living in subsidized rental buildings.

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2 office projects join Fulton Market development rush

Developers seek proximity to Google and other expanding companies.

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Banning pot shops from downtown ensures Loop remains ‘family friendly,’ Lightfoot says

The mayor also wants to ensure the shops are evenly distributed throughout the city.

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Wheaton College students sue city, say Millennium Park security restricted their religious activities

The students — all members of Wheaton College’s Chicago Evangelism Team — announced the lawsuit Wednesday, claiming Millennium Park’s rules "severely hinder First Amendment rights for all within a public forum."

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3 dead, 1 wounded in shooting outside of West Garfield Park store

The shooting apparently started as an argument over cigarettes, according to a witnesses.

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Lightfoot critics stir up trouble; is broader City Council rebellion brewing?

The mayor accused Aldermen Anthony Beale (9th) and Ray Lopez (15th) of a ‘political stunt,’ said she won’t tolerate a "back door to aldermanic prerogative."

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Man wants his name cleared in murder case involving former CPD Det. Reynaldo Guevara

Demetrius Johnson, 44, says he was wrongly convicted of a 1991 murder in Wicker Park.