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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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Man murdered on Red Line was trying to stop killer from attacking another commuter: prosecutors

Tony Polk allegedly killed 54-year-old Troy Johnson during a struggle that began inside a Red Line car and ended with Polk stabbing Johnson in the chest as the pair tumbled onto an L platform.

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five months after the Sinaloa cartel chief’s conviction in an epic case that also highlighted Chicago’s role in his epic drug-trafficking empire.

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Aurora man gets 30 years for being armed habitual criminal

Aurora police got an anonymous tip about 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 19, 2015, that Ronald Smith was planning to commit an armed robbery, prosecutors said.

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Man killed in apparent hit-and-run near Columbus Park: police

The man, believed to be in his 40’s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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8 shot, 1 killed Tuesday in Chicago

Four people were wounded in three separate shootings in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

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2 charged in fatal Cicero shooting

David Aguirre-Gonzalez and Nicolas Aguirre were charged in Richard Dunlap’s murder.

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Clout on trial? Madigan rival demands jury weigh in on speaker’s ‘unmatched public power’

Gonzales’ lawyers also argue Madigan’s tactics took a deep personal toll on their client, contending that the "sham candidates being on the ballot left him ‘incapacitated,’ ‘ personally and emotionally devastated, hopeless and helpless.’"

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After another violent summer weekend, ‘it feels like we’re losing the streets’: Lightfoot

If fatalities and shootings are the measuring stick, nine dead and 32 shot is not the kind of report card likely to keep the CPD superintendent in his job long-term.

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Store clerk gets 2 years for yelling racial slurs at customers, slashing their tires in Lombard

He allegedly yelled racial slurs and threatened four men with a knife before slashing a vehicle’s tires.

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R. Kelly held in federal custody; prosecutors call him an ‘extreme danger’ to the community

Prosecutors also say the alleged victim in Kelly’s 2008 trial is cooperating.

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Recently paroled armed robber charged with murder in fatal Red Line stabbing

Tony Polk was arrested Monday in the South Shore neighborhood. He was released on parole last March.

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Man faces DUI, gun charges after crashing into tree while fleeing Gurnee cops

He surrendered after a police dog "aggressively barked" at him, the Lake County sheriff’s office said.

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Boy, 15, charged with murder in Joliet shooting

Officers responding to reports of shots fired about 6:15 a.m. found the 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound inside a vehicle near Elwood Avenue and Creed Street, police said.

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Man charged with shooting AR-15 rifle, barricading self in Lockport Township home

Deputies responded to the call of gunfire Monday evening in the area of Lawrence Avenue and Bruce Road.

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Carjackings reported in Logan Square, Austin

In each incident, two men approached someone as they were getting into or standing near their vehicle and threatened them with a gun, Chicago police said.

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Man fatally shot near Morgan Park birthday party

A 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in the chest and pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

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School cops speak out at training: What about ‘kids out there that hate police’?

Nearly 50 CPD officers attended their first training Monday on how to work in Chicago Public Schools.

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Apparent killing of 40 protected birds at water plant investigated by state, feds

The worker who discovered the dead barn swallows last month told the Sun-Times that it appeared they had been knocked from their nests, stepped on and ground into the pavement.

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Electric scooter rider smashes windshield with brick in Lincoln Park

Someone called 911 about 10:40 a.m. to report a person on an electric scooter throwing a brick into the windshield of a parked vehicle in the 2400 block of North Burling Street.

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Parolee arrested after Old Town traffic stop now faces federal gun charges too

Video from nearby surveillance cameras showed someone matching Gaston Tucker’s description running through the lot and tossing something under a dumpster, federal prosecutors said.

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Robber targets CTA riders in Lawndale: police

In each case, a male approached someone on the train or platform and took items by force.

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Driver wanted for critically injuring Divvy rider in Humboldt Park hit-and-run

The 25-year-old woman was westbound in the 2600 block of West Chicago Avenue when she was struck from behind by a car.

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2 children hit by car in West Elsdon

The two children, 8 and 10, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.

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No bail for teen charged with torching car linked to Humboldt Park shooting that left 1 dead, 3 hurt

The car that was set ablaze was linked to a July 4 shooting near the intersection of Iowa and Homan, court records show.

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Fight in Uptown leaves man in critical condition

A 24-year-old man was rushed to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in critical condition, police said

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Man killed in Red Line stabbing

Troy Johnson, 54, was stabbed to death on a CTA train near the Cermak-Chinatown stop, officials said.

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Man killed in Austin shooting: police

Jessie L. Curry was found unresponsive in an alley in the 800 block of North LeClaire Avenue, authorities said.

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Homes burglarized on the North Side: police

In all three cases the offender was able to break into residences through the front or rear door, police said.

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Man shot during Near West Side robbery

He was in a silver sedan in the 1600 block of West Van Buren Street when a female inside opened fire.

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1 killed, 1 wounded in Lawndale shooting

A man and a woman were outside in the 1500 block of South Drake Avenue when someone opened fire

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Girl, 17, shot in Lawndale

She was with a large group of people in the 1100 block of South Richmond Street when gunfire erupted from an unknown direction.

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4 wounded in Garfield Park shooting

They were in the 4600 block of West Erie Street when a male fired shots from across the street.

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DNA evidence ties convicted rapist to Gresham sex assault: prosecutors

Darrell Wright was ordered held without bail during his initial court hearing Saturday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.