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Missing 12-year-old girl last seen in River North

Angelina Alkhafaji was last seen Friday near the 600 block of North Kingsbury Avenue, police said.

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Man shot after getting into argument on CTA bus in Irving Park

About 7:50 p.m., he was on the bus in the 3700 block of North Kimball Avenue when he and another man got into an argument, Chicago police said. The man then pulled out a gun and fired at the 37-year-old.

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Judge overturns conviction in attempted murder case tied to disgraced former police detective

Judge Erica Reddick ruled that Jose Maysonet’s conviction in the attempted murder case should be vacated because he received ineffective counsel from his attorney.

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Man fatally shot in Burnside

About 7:45 p.m., he was near the street in the 700 block of East 92nd Place, when he was approached by two males who pulled out guns and fired shots.

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El Milagro workers return to tortilla production facility after lockout, protests

The tortilla company locked out workers Thursday from its Chicago facility after a protest over working conditions and alleged violations of Chicago’s earned sick time ordinance. After a rally Friday, workers were allowed to return.

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Parents of missing postal worker issue plea for same attention as Gabby Petito case: ‘We haven’t forgotten’

For nearly three years, the family of Kierra Coles have fought to raise awareness of their daughter, who was pregnant when she went missing in 2018.

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Complaint that state official pushed for Trump tax break ruled ‘unfounded’

But the Illinois Office of Executive Inspector General also found Mauro Glorioso improperly deleted emails and other files on the case and said he shouldn’t be rehired by the state.

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Clybourn site near Lincoln Yards sells for $15 million

The warehouse, formerly home of the nonprofit Anixter Center, would be converted to housing as the seller transitions to serving disabled persons in smaller settings.

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Senators Durbin, Padilla push immigration reform in Little Village visit

Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and Alex Padilla, D-Calif., in Chicago on Friday, said a revised immigration plan will be submitted to the Senate parliamentarian in a few days.

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Man dies days after Brighton Park shooting

Jose Carrillo was shot in his head Sept. 17 in the 4200 block of South Kedzie Avenue, authorities said.

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Bodycam video of Chicago police officer grappling with lakefront dog walker released

The 4-minute, 40-second video from the officer’s bodycam shows a different vantage point and has superior audio quality compared to the cellphone recordings that Nikkita Brown and a truck driver captured.

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West Side agency names 1st woman, 1st Black CEO in its 152 years

Founded 152 years ago as a Civil War orphanage, the noted West Side social services agency UCAN Chicago named Christa Hamilton its first woman and first Black CEO. Its programs include foster care, violence prevention and workforce development.

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What happened after Paul Fronczak found the real baby kidnapped from Michael Reese Hospital in 1964

‘I sacrificed a lot ... to make my mom’s life complete,’ says Fronczak, whose detective work led to Dora Fronczak getting to speak with her real son after 55 years. ‘I would do it again and again.’

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Man charged with misdemeanor for alleged threats against Simeon, other CPS schools

At time of arrest, he was on electronic monitoring for making similar threats to schools in a nearby city, police said.

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Obamas to visit Chicago next week for official presidential center groundbreaking

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join Obama for the small groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday.

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Death of man found in van in Grand Crossing ruled a homicide

Tyler Scott was found dead with head trauma Sept. 17 in the 7800 block of South Maryland Avenue, authorities say.

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Three dogs — Keith, Pappy and Stella — found unharmed hours after doggie daycare van stolen in Chicago

The Dogaholics transport van had been taken from 3600 block of North Southport Avenue Thursday, but it was later found with the Great Dane and two short-haired pointers unharmed.

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Arrest made after CPS schools, including Simeon, were targeted with online threats of gun violence

The threats came as the Simeon community reeled from a pair of shootings Tuesday that left two students dead.

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El Milagro employees call for fair wages, end to harsh working conditions during walkout in Little Village

At least 85 El Milagro workers contracted COVID-19 last year, a spokesperson for the workers said Thursday. Five of them died.

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Coronavirus course correct? State’s recovery steers $44 million to ailing businesses, the unemployed, at-risk youth

The individual programs announced Thursday aren’t "the goals in and of themselves, but they are the key components of our recovery from the pandemic and our commitment to build a better Illinois for everyone," Pritzker said.

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Man fatally shot in Lawndale: police

About 5:20 p.m., he was standing near the sidewalk in the 2200 block of South Kolin Avenue, when he was approached by a man who pulled out a gun and fired shots.

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Teen boy shot in Chatham

About 4:25 p.m., he was inside a vehicle in the 8400 block of South Holland Road, when he was struck by gunfire.

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City’s new vaccination plan aims to vaccinate 77% of all residents by year’s end

The Protect Chicago 77 vaccination initiative draws its name from the city’s 77 official community areas.

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Slain Simeon students had used sports as refuge from violence. ‘There’s not always the luxury in our communities for children to be children.’

Their deaths show the importance of outlets and safe spaces for children, the boys’ coaches and mentors said.

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Nothing short of new stadium along the lake will keep Bears in Chicago, consultant says

Chicagoan Marc Ganis has advised numerous NFL teams on their stadium financing and has closely followed the Bears’ stadium saga for decades, including past team flirtations with Hoffman Estates and Gary, Indiana.

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Families of 3 men killed in Starved Rock explosion sue demolition, construction companies

Lawsuit accuses companies of leaving behind unexploded devices after demolishing a bridge.

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‘A cheap and easy way to save lives’

Controversy over whether the Chicago Park District should deploy life buoys skips over whether they do much good.

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Man who disarmed robber on CTA train awarded medal, cash for his good deed

Jean-Paul LaPierre will receive $5,500 from a "Hero Fund" that steel magnate Andrew Carnegie endowed more than 100 years ago to honor brave and selfless citizens.

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Murder charge filed in South Shore home invasion, SWAT response

Timothy Wynn, 18, was one of three people in masks who entered a home Tuesday and shot and killed Ben Sims, Chicago police said.

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8 shot Wednesday in Chicago

An 18-year-old man was walking about 12:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Marshfield Avenue when someone approached and opened fire.

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SWAT team responds to unfounded call of murders in Old Town, man claims his phone was hacked

"It was a false alarm, everything’s fine," the man told the Sun-Times after he was released by police.

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Man shot to death while sitting in car in Austin

The 22-year-old was killed in the 800 block of North Mayfield Avenue.