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Man falls on knife, dies during argument with girlfriend in Englewood: police

The girlfriend was being questioned by Area South detectives

Community garden in Albany Park aims to protect environment, indigenous culture

The First Nations Garden currently includes a traditional garden for the community’s use. Part of the space — a prairie and soil restoration project and land specifically used for indigenous practices and traditions — remains in development.

Berwyn, Lawrence Red Line stations to close for 3-year reconstruction project

The project, announced in 2014, will involve rebuilding the Bryn Mawr, Berwyn, Argyle and Lawrence stations.

Mom, 2 sons among 11 hit with federal gun, drug charges

Harriette McPherson, 46, and her sons Rakim Asad, 26, and Sincere Brannon, 19, were among 11 people charged with felonies, the U.S. attorney’s office in the northern district of Illinois said.

Man wanted for groping DePaul student near Lincoln Park campus

The woman was walking home with a friend about 1:45 a.m. on Sheffield Avenue near Montana Street when the suspect walked up behind her and touched her inappropriately.

32 arrested in South Side drug raids ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Of the people arrested, 21 have previous felony convictions, police said.

4 vehicles crash in Austin, including 2 from Homeland Security

The crash occurred about 7:20 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

Hundreds mourn Marlen Ochoa-Lopez at suburban funeral home visitation

The two-day wake for Marlen Ochoa-Lopez continues Friday with her funeral scheduled for Saturday.

Man, 65, missing from Chicago Lawn

Charnell Clay went missing Thursday morning and was last seen near 65th and Claremont Avenue.

FOUND: Man, 77, missing from Bolingbrook

A.C. Williams, 77, was last seen Thursday morning leaving his home in Bolingbrook wearing a black jogging suit and carrying a white bag.

Self-proclaimed ‘stickup guy’ found guilty of first-degree murder of Chicago Police officer Michael Bailey

Antwon Carter, a self-proclaimed "stickup kid," is charged in murder of an off-duty member of former mayor Richard M. Daley’s security detail.

Judge won’t unseal final batch of records in Jason Van Dyke trial

Still under seal is a motion from Van Dyke’s lawyers, accusing former State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez with the original indictment in the Laquan McDonald case.

Man found driving Whitney Young teacher’s car denies carjacking her

Nicholas Williams was ordered held on no bail after prosecutors say he pointed a gun at the teacher and drove off in her car.

Chicago DACA recipient, lawyers call for release of her parents from ICE custody

Paula Hincapie-Rendon and her 5-year-old daughter, Layla, spoke out Thursday against the detainment of pastor Betty Rendon and Carlos Hincapie.

FOUND: Man, 63, missing from Chatham

Bruce Burks was last seen Thursday on a southbound Red Line train.

Thieves steal catalytic converters on NW Side: police

Unknown burglars steal catalytic converters from parked cars over night.

Man found not guilty of murdering, dismembering toddler found in Garfield Park Lagoon

Kamel Harris was the last witness called in a six-day trial at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

Suburban man gets five years for murder-for-hire-plot

His intended victims, including at one point his step-grandfather, asked the judge to take it easy on him. Prosecutors wanted 10 years behind bars.

Fake plumbers burglarize elderly homeowners on NW Side: police

The three reported ruse burglaries happened over the last two weeks in the Dunning and Belmont Terrace neighborhoods.

Chicago’s population is declining, according to latest Census Bureau estimates

Estimates suggest the city lost more than 7,000 residents from 2017 to 2018.

Rain, thunderstorms predicted for every day of Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend usually signals the start of summer for Chicagoans. This year, maybe not.

2 arrested within hour of robbing people at gunpoint in Pilsen: police

Rodney Jones, 18, and Charles Franklin, 19, are each charged with two counts of felony armed robbery.

Judge unseals records in Jussie Smollett case

The "Empire" actor’s public comments about the case showed he was not concerned about his privacy after controversial decision to dismiss all charges, the judge ruled.

2 charged with stealing valet car at gunpoint in River North

The pair drove the stolen Jeep several blocks west and crashed near Illinois and Kingsbury streets, police said.

Ex-CEO of Chicago bank charged with trying to trade loans for Trump post

Stephen M. Calk was arrested Thursday in New York City on a financial institution bribery charge.

Cuteness alert: 2 penguins born at Shedd Aquarium

One of the Magellanic penguin chicks hatched Friday. The other arrived Monday.

Lanes open on inbound Dan Ryan following several crashes

The initial crash happened about 1:55 a.m. near 43rd Street, Illinois State Police said.

2 critical, including 13-year-old boy, in Parkway Gardens shooting

The boy was found injured in a stairwell in the 6400 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Woman found with gunshot wound in Park Manor

After responding to a ShotSpotter alert, Chicago police discovered the 30-year-old woman lying on the ground outside.

Male used note to rob Loop bank: police

The male robbed a Chase Bank about 5 p.m. in the first block of West Wacker Drive, Chicago police said.

SWAT standoff in Jefferson Park ends after nearly 4 hours: police

The SWAT team was called to an apartment in the 6100 block of West Higgins Avenue after a man barricaded himself inside with a gun.

Teenage boy killed in Chicago Lawn

Deante Thompson, 17, was outside with a friend when he was shot, Chicago police said.