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Drag performer dies after Lakeview crash; driver charged with DUI

Jherrion Bates, who performed as GiGi Mayonaé, was involved in the crash on July 18 in the 3500 block of North Halsted Street.

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Man killed in South Side fireworks explosion

The 53-year-old was involved in an accident with an explosive device in the 3900 block of West 85th Street.

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Lightfoot sought to move Customs and Border Protection convention out of Chicago

Immigrant rights groups and the mayor have been unsuccessful in getting the conference, which starts Tuesday at the Marriott, canceled or moved out of the city.

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Six months behind bars for union leader with reputed mob ties

‘The only reason I’m standing here today is because my name is John Matassa,’ he said.

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Test alert of CPD activity was sent publicly ‘in error’ by Office of Emergency Management

The alert was sent mistakenly to people within a one-mile radius of Guaranteed Rate Field during a routine weekly test of the system.

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Man missing from Southeast Side may need medical attention: police

Rommie Arnold, was last seen near 108th and Avenue C on July 19.

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Ford adding 450 jobs on Southeast Side

The automaker’s move is tied to expanded production of hybrids and Police Interceptor SUVs.

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Man dies in fall while trying to climb onto Wicker Park Blue Line platform

Dylan Thorn, 22, was trying to climb up the railing onto the platform to avoid paying a train fare when he fell in the 2000 block of West North Avenue, authorities said.

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Trial opens for teens accused of murdering Congressman Danny Davis’ grandson

Javon Wilson, 15, was shot in his South Side apartment during an argument over a pair of borrowed Jordans.

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Fisherman rescued from Lake Michigan near Montrose Beach

The 50-year-old was "conscious and shivering" when crews pulled him out of the lake, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.

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British man charged in River North murder agrees to plea deal, will testify against NU prof

Andrew Warren, a clerk at Oxford University, had plotted the 2017 murder of 26-year-old Trenton James Cornell- Duranleau, as part of a "sexual fantasy."

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Arroyo says he didn’t try to fix friend’s ticket, accuses cop and inspector general of ‘racial bias’

The county commissioner says accusations leveled by the county inspector general makes him and other board members "concerned about his fitness for this position."

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Girl missing from Lawndale located

Shania Little was last seen July 11 in the 700 block of South California Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Driver flees Lake Shore Drive crash in Lake View

A Ford Escape struck a guardrail in the 3500 block of North Lake Shore Drive.

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2 heat-related deaths reported over the weekend

Bettye Richmond and James Alighire died July 20 during the weekend heat wave, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Woman, 40, missing from Rogers Park

Rebecca Mason contacted her family April 24 and hasn’t been heard from since, police said.

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Feds tie Four Corner Hustlers to 3 more killings

Several members of the group face a sweeping federal street-gang trial starting in September.

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Search for Jussie Smollett special prosecutor narrows

Judge Michael Toomin has at least a few state’s attorneys willing to investigate ‘Empire’ actor and Kim Foxx.

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Man, 48, missing from West Pullman

Angelo Day was last seen July 14 and may be without prescription medication, police said.

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Chicago man dead, 2 sons missing in floatplane crash in Canada

The body of John Weaver II, 66, was found the day after the crash, but Canadian authorities were still searching for his adult sons as of Saturday.

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Pitchfork Music Festival back on after sudden downpour postpones fun

Concert-goers were urged to seek shelter in surrounding businesses when a potentially dangerous storm blew through the city, causing the festival to briefly close.

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Man dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan near Diversey Harbor

Jose Rubio was found in the water about 2 miles east of Diversey Harbor, authorities said. A 28-year-old man who was found with him was taken to a hospital and stabilized.

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Bicyclist dies after touching 3rd rail at Blue Line Medical District stop: police

The person was on a bike by the tracks in the 400 block of South Damen Avenue shortly before they died.

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10-year-old boy found after going missing from Garfield Park

Jamarian Kelly had last been seen about 7 p.m. Friday near the Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, according to Chicago police.

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11-year-old boy grazed in Englewood shooting

Two males approached the boy in the 7200 block of South Paulina and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Man, 66, located after going missing from Edgewater

Russell "Biddy" Landry was last seen Monday in the 6100 block of North Sheridan Road.

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Man stabbed with scissors on Red Line train at Cermak-Chinatown days after fatal stabbing

A 28-year-old was on a train about 8:30 a.m. when someone approached and yelled that he knew him.

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Smollett attorneys want defamation lawsuit by Nigerian brothers dismissed

The Osundairo brothers "grossly mischaracterize" some statements, and "conjure their claims out of thin air," lawyers for the "Empire" actor say.

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Police look for suspects in Loop stabbing that hurt pregnant woman

A man pulled out a knife and stabbed a man and pregnant 27-year-old woman in the abdomen.

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14-year-old girl shot in Lawndale

She was standing on a sidewalk with the group when a dark-vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

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Former CEO in Wood Dale charged with fraud, inflating revenue by $25M

Gary Winemaster, allegedly coordinated with two other executives to record revenue from sales that were never intended to be completed.

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On a sweltering day, some had a sweet — and free — reason to smile

Employees of one hotel stood outside in Friday’s heat, giving away popsicles in one-hour shifts.