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3 wounded in shooting in Humboldt Park

About 10:30 p.m., they were outside at a large gathering in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue, when three males fired shots at them.

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81-year-old man critically wounded in Hermosa shooting

The man was standing on the street in the 1700 block of North Tripp Avenue when someone shot him in the back, Chicago police said.

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2-month-old boy dies of injuries from child abuse in Elburn: autopsy

An autopsy found the 2-mont-old died of multiple injuries from child abuse. His death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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Lawyer: R. Kelly gained weight, lost money ahead of trial

The revelations came as U.S. District Judge Ann M. Donnelly in New York made a series of rulings to narrow down what evidence can be shown to jurors.

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16-year-old hurt in Englewood shooting

The teen was walking down the street in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said.

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Video shows tense moments of police shooting, with cops yelling to stay clear as they fire dozens of rounds at suspect

Officers momentarily stopped firing and approached the suspect’s Jeep, then shouted "Stop moving!" and fired again.

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Man fatally shot in Gresham

The man was standing on a corner in the 7500 block of South Damen Avenue when a white-colored Kia approached and someone inside fired shots, Chicago police said.

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Star skateboarder charged with beating man to death in Oakbrook Terrace

Terry Kennedy is known for his appearances in video games and TV shows like "Viva La Bam" and "Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory."

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Man killed in East Garfield Park shooting

The 21-year-old was in a parking lot about 11:46 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Warren Boulevard when someone fired shots from a gray sedan, Chicago police said.

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16-year-old boy wounded in East Garfield Park

The teen was walking home in the 300 block of South Albany Avenue when he was shot.

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Campton Hills man pleads guilty to beating mother to death, mistakenly believing she was an intruder

Thomas W. Summerwill, 23, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter the death of 53-year-old Mary B. Summerwill in 2019.

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2 killed, 9 wounded in shootings in Chicago Monday

The fatal attacks occurred in West Town and Riverdale.

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DUI charges filed against woman in crash that killed 70-year-old man in Westmont

Alyz Segura, 27, is charged in the crash that killed 70-year-old Robert Strobl.

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Illinois state trooper hit by DUI driver while assisting with crash on Dan Ryan

The trooper was hit by the sideview mirror on the left shoulder and upper arm.

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Blagojevich fights for right to run for state, local office — but insists, ‘I don’t have any particular plan to do it’

With a camera crew following him around, the former governor told the reporters he’d invited to the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, "I don’t like this place."

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Chicago police seeking tips in 2 July murders

Detectives have no leads in slaying of 50-year-old man in Little Village and 14-year-old killed in Morgan Park.

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CPD Supt. David Brown: City should not be ‘running in place’ on violent crime

July saw more than 100 murders for second straight year.

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Jussie Smollett’s lawyers maintain former ‘Empire’ star’s innocence

Just last week, Cook County Judge James Linn ruled that Nenye Uche could defend Smollett but could not cross examine brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo if the case goes to trial.

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Chicago Police Department opts for go-slow approach to redeploy cops

Police told aldermen high-crime districts would get help as rookies graduate from the academy, but it’ll take years to get South and West Side districts to proper levels. A University of Chicago Crime Lab model called for a faster, more widespread approach using veteran cops, too.

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1-year-old boy, teen seriously wounded in Gary shooting

The teen was supervising three small children, including the 1-year-old, while they were playing in the yard of the home when someone opened fire, according to Gary police.

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Over 1,000 victims, 126 dead, just 2 convictions: 6 years of mass shootings in Chicago

Despite the skyrocketing number of shootings wounding four or more people in the city, the Chicago Police Department’s chief of detectives said solving the cases isn’t prioritized over other shootings.

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New comprehensive reform ends ‘deadly loophole’ in Illinois’ gun laws

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law requiring universal background checks even for private sales and helps the Illinois State Police seize guns from people with revoked firearm licenses.

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Chicago man charged with murder in fatal Carpentersville shooting

Jamar Robinson, 29, allegedly fired multiple shots at 30-year-old Jorge Sanchez at an apartment complex in the first block of Oxford Road, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

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Missing 14-year-old girl last seen in South Chicago

Shan’terica Robinson-Pike was last seen July 30 in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Man fatally shot while driving on Far South Side

The victim crashed into a house following the shooting and died at the scene.

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Man fatally shot in West Town attack

The man was found with gunshot wounds to his back in the 1400 block of West Division Street, police said.

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Man stabbed on CTA Red Line platform on North Side

The man was stabbed on the platform of the Belmont stop on the Red Line.

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Man shot and killed outside Far South Side home after brick thrown through window

The attack occurred in the 12100 block of South LaSalle Street, police said.

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Two wounded during struggle for gun on Northwest Side

The confrontation occurred around 9:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Nelson Street.

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18-year-old dies after shot while biking in Gage Park

The teen was riding his bike in a park in 5600 block of South Saint Louis Avenue when he was shot in the abdomen, Chicago police said.

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Three men crash through hotel window during fight over counterfeit tickets for Lollapalooza

The fight occurred in front of the Congress Hotel, across the street from Grant Park when the music festival was taking place.

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Man killed in Near West Side double shooting

The two men were outside in the 2700 block of West Jackson Boulevard when they heard several shots and felt pain, Chicago police said.