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Person wounded in overnight Kennedy Expressway shooting at Addison

Troopers were called to the shooting early Thursday in the southbound lanes of I-90, state police said.

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2 killed, 8 wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday

One of the fatal attacks occurred on a sidewalk near Funston Elementary School in the 2100 block of North Central Park Avenue.

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Gunman fatally shoots man at Logan Square bus stop, then kills another man during a carjacking

The first attack occurred about 1 a.m. when a 25-year-old man sitting at a bus stop in the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue got into an argument with the gunman, Chicago police said.

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Man wounded during shootout with robber at South Deering gas station

The gunman got out of a black Dodge Charger at the station in the 10300 block of South Torrence Avenue and announced a robbery.

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2 Chicago police officers hurt after fellow officer accidentally discharges gun during arrest in Lyons

"They seem to be in decent, good condition," police Supt. David Brown said.

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Man fatally shot on Lower West Side

The 58-year-old was standing on a sidewalk about 8 p.m. in the 2100 block of South Leavitt Street when someone in a white van opened fire, Chicago police said.

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2 shot — including 63-year-old man — while driving in Austin

The two were traveling in a van in the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Hospital system employees face firing as vaccine mandate deadlines approach

Advocate Aurora Health has fired more than 400 employees who refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Other hospitals are threatening to fire employees or approaching deadlines for their own vaccine mandates.

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Lightfoot says she won’t defund police, says most Chicagoans want more cops

At a graduation ceremony for police recruits and newly-promoted officers Wednesday, the mayor acknowledged it’s a "very tough time" for cops but said "our residents are desperate for your help and your support."

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City asks judge to extend order silencing police union president and broaden it to include other union leaders

The move comes after a top police union deputy likened the city’s effort to enforce its vaccine mandate on noncompliant officers to the "The Hunger Games."

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16-year-old hurt in Hyde Park shooting

The teen was standing on the sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Ingleside Avenue when three people approached him and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Three shootings, one of them fatal, reported in Logan Square Wednesday

The shootings happened within about a block of Central Park and Armitage avenues.

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Bail set at $200K for man accused of firing gun when cops tried to conduct stop in West Garfield Park

The officers heard the shot but didn’t see Brian Hall fire the weapon, Cook County prosecutors said during Hall’s bail hearing Wednesday.

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4-month-old girl dies of injuries from child abuse in Grand Crossing

Lailanni Fields was found unresponsive in the 7200 block of South Ellis Avenue.

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2 killed and 13 wounded — including 6-year-old girl — in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

The fatal attacks occurred in Chicago Lawn and West Garfield Park

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Connie Haygood, social worker who loved family — her own and those she aided in 27 years at DCFS

Connie Haygood loved family. And not just her own, but the general concept of family. It’s what made her such a successful social worker, devoted to repairing and reunifying families — or protecting children when that was not possible — during nearly three decades as a Illinois Department of Children and Family Services caseworker.

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On eve of Rahm Emanuel Senate confirmation hearing, Jen Psaki pressed about Laquan McDonald shooting

Emanuel heads into his Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan with no senators opposing his nomination.

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21 Chicago cops in no-pay status after refusing to tell city if they are vaccinated

Of the 67.7% of police officers and civilians entered into the city’s online health portal, 82% are vaccinated, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Tuesday.

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Chicago student pilot dies in North Dakota plane crash; aerospace school halts flights

John Hauser, 19, went down about 8:30 p.m. Monday in a field near the Traill County community of Buxton, in northeastern North Dakota, according to the Highway Patrol.

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Black Caucus urges Lightfoot to cancel guaranteed minimum income plan, put $31.5 million toward violence prevention

Ald. Jason Ervin, chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus, said his group hasn’t "drawn a line in the sand" — yet.

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Championship parade, rally mark turning point for Sky, WNBA in Chicago

Since 2006, the Sky have fought to gain a foothold in the hearts and minds of Chicago basketball fans, largely to no avail. On Tuesday, Chicago celebrated its first professional basketball championship since 1998, marking a huge leap for the franchise and for women’s sports in the city.

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Internal investigation of botched police raid stymied by mayor’s launch of parallel probe, former inspector general says

Ferguson said his investigators interviewed "almost three dozen people" and reviewed "tens of thousands of pages of emails and other government records." But with so much information kept from him, he said, he couldn’t recommend any disciplinary action.

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Arne Duncan ‘not interested’ in run for mayor

The former U.S. Education secretary and CPS CEO didn’t totally rule out a 2023 campaign, but clearly wanted to change the subject from the rampant speculation that he is being urged to challenge Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

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Fans, team celebrate Sky’s WNBA title: ‘I think it’s going to make the city a little happier’

Fans gathered in Millennium Park and along the Michigan Avenue parade route to celebrate the team’s first title.

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The glitch that stole Halloween? Not if Ferrara can help it.

Chicago-based company hit by a ransomware attack Oct. 9.

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Goodbye Chicago, hello Tokyo!

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets Wednesday to ponder Rahm Emanuel’s nomination as ambassador. Will he get the chance to work his charm in Japan?

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Felon yelled ‘you will die’ after shooting Chicago police officer in face: Prosecutors

Before Jovan McPherson shot the officer, he held a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint as they drove from Elgin to Chicago, police said.

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Chicago goes all out for Halloween season with these must-do events

Whether you want festive fun at the pumpkin patch or a fear-inducing fright night, here are some ways to make the most of the Halloween season.

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Chicago police officer released from hospital hours after shot in the face, stops by police station in his hospital gown

The shooting happened about 3:30 p.m. after an altercation broke out inside an Ulta Beauty store in the 1000 block of West North Avenue, police said.

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2 killed, 6 wounded by gunfire in Chicago Monday

A Chicago police officer was shot in the face while responding to a disturbance call in a Lincoln Park beauty shop.

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Man fatally shot in West Garfield Park

The man, 37, was found lying outside in the 4700 block of West Monroe Street with gunshot wounds to his head, chest and shoulder, Chicago police said.

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Man shot to death in Roseland

The 22-year-old was attacked in the first block of West 113th Place.