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‘Motive’ Episode 10: Mother’s Day

As we conclude this story, we find some answers about what motivates T.J. Jimenez — from T.J. himself.

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Patient charged with sexually assaulting Maywood mental health center employee

Deandre Coleman, 23, allegedly assaulted an employee at John Madden Mental Health Center, 1200 S. 1st Ave., on Jan. 8, state police said.

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Man fatally shot inside convenience store in Austin

Eugene Burns, 40, was approached by two males who both pulled out guns and opened fire, police said.

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Man fatally shot in Avondale

Johnathan Barajas, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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Bail denied for man charged in shooting that wounded 13 at Englewood party

Keilon Jones, 25, is charged with attempted murder in the Dec. 22 shooting during a party in the 5700 block of South May Street.

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Teen girl killed in Englewood shooting

Three males approached her in a silver-colored sedan before one of them shot 17-year-old Camerie K. Crawford in the head, neck and back, authorities said.

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Man critically wounded in West Town shooting

A weapon was recovered at the scene but it does not appear to be the weapon used in the shooting, police said.

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Elgin man convicted of sexually assaulting child still at large after skipping trial

A Kane County jury found 37-year-old Mario Piñeda guilty of seven counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

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Police seek suspect in Gary bank robbery

The male suspect walked into the People’s Bank, 1801 W. 25th St. in Gary, and handed the teller a note demanding money and implying that he had a weapon, police said.

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Burglary, attempted burglary reported minutes apart in North Center

Both incidents happened within ten minutes of each other Jan. 12 in the 1800 block of West Irving Park Road, police said.

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2 men wounded in Austin shooting

They were standing on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North LaPorte Avenue when someone in a red sedan opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Boy, 17, shot while entering Bronzeville home

The 17-year-old was about to walk into a home when he heard gunshots and felt pain in the 3500 block of South Giles Avenue, according to Chicago police.

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Chicago investment manager accused of swindling $500k from women he met online

Marcus Beam, 49, told victims that their funds would be invested in companies like Uber and Lyft, but he allegedly used the money for his own personal expenses.

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Burglars target Little Village, Lawndale homes: police

The burglar forced their way into the home through a back door in each case.

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CPD vehicle struck by stray bullet in Austin: police

No injuries were reported, and officers were taken to a hospital for observation.

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Thieves target Pink Line riders in Lawndale, Little Village: police

Both of the thefts happened in the morning hours.

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‘They had nerve enough to be shooting and laughing,’ barber says of gunmen who shot five — including three kids

Police were reviewing surveillance footage of the crime Friday, but no one was in custody.

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Student seeking revenge with pepper spray misses target in Lawndale high school, hits 5 peers instead

The girl told police she had been battered by the boy a few days before, and was upset he wasn’t disciplined, police said.

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Ex-state Rep. Luis Arroyo appears set to plead guilty in corruption case: court filing

Federal prosecutors first charged Arroyo with bribery in a criminal complaint back in October. In that court filing, they revealed a state senator had been cooperating with them off and on since 2016.

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Former student arrested after trespassing, prompting lockdown at Steinmetz College Prep

The package he left was a container of cookies, a police spokesman said.

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2 wounded, including 14-year-boy, in separate Englewood shootings Friday morning

The boy was walking on a sidewalk about 9:13 a.m. in the 100 block of West 69th Street when a black four-door car drove by and someone inside fired shots.

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Man killed, 6 hurt in Chicago shootings Thursday

Three children were among five people shot at a barbershop in East Garfield Park.

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Man killed, woman wounded in Little Village shooting

Sergio Sanchez, 23, was walking with the 22-year-old woman when two masked gunmen came up behind them in the 3200 block of West 24th Street, authorities said.

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Retired Chicago cop convicted in 2017 murder of wife in Spring Grove

Lorin Volberding called a neighbor on Feb. 3, 2017, and left a voicemail in which he said he shot and killed his wife, Elizabeth Volberding, prosecutors said

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‘He had promise’: Man killed hours after St. Sabina peace march ‘soared’ in mentoring program

Two years ago, homeless and out of work, Emoni Atomah went to the South Side parish looking for help. The 23-year-old was gunned down Wednesday steps from the church.

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Man sentenced to probation for choking 8-year-old girl in South Loop restroom

A Cook County psychologist said Reese Hartstirn was legally insane when he choked the girl unconscious.

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Man charged with DUI in crash with CTA bus that injured 7 in Tri-Taylor

Arturo Negrete was also cited for failure to yield the right of way and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

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Hidden camera found in staff restroom of Northfield school, police say

Officers searched the rest of the building and found nothing else suspicious, police said.

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Judge refuses to overturn murder convictions of man who claims police torture

George Anderson said CPD detectives beat him into confessing to two murder. But a Cook County judge said he ‘"falsely claimed to have ridden on the Burge torture bus."

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Man shot dead near St. Sabina Church hours after MLK peace march was ‘turning his life around’

The church is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the shooter.

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Man gets 60 years for shooting that killed 7-year-old Heaven Sutton

"You’re going to hell," the mother of the second-grader told convicted murderer Jerrell Dorsey.

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College student charged with murder of man he invited home for a drink

Raul Silveyra, Jr. faces a charge of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jasinto Ortiz and was ordered held on $200,000 bail.