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Parishioner keeps fighting to get Old Town’s St. Michael’s to ban homeless man who attacked woman in church

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Man charged in murder of woman who was on her way to buy lottery tickets

Travis Andrews didn’t fire the shot that killed 54-year-old Melinda Crump, but he fired the first in an exchange of gunfire that left her dead from a stray bullet, prosecutors said.

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3 shot after shooter opens fire on 2 cars in Little Village

About 1 a.m., the shooter opened fire on a car driving east in the 2600 block of West 24th Street, grazing a 22-year-old woman in the head, police said. The person then shot at another car, wounding two 19-year-olds, authorities said.

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Man shot and killed in Fuller Park drive-by

The man, 20, was walking in the 200 block of West 43rd Street about 12:45 a.m. when he was shot by someone inside a passing white SUV, police said.

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Man shot during robbery in West Town

A man, 35, was walking to his car about 12:30 a.m. in the 700 block of North Wood Street when someone exited a white sedan and demanded the man’s backpack, before shooting him in the arm, police said.

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Homicides in Chicago: A list of every victim

An interactive database compiled from Sun-Times reporting and information from law enforcement agencies and the Cook County medical examiner’s office, updated daily.

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Priority Communities Dashboard

Track the pace of homicides and shootings in Chicago’s most violent areas, based on Sun-Times and city data.

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Woman fatally struck by vehicle in West Garfield Park

There was no one in custody.

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Newborn baby found dead in duffle bag outside Near North Side firehouse

The boy was found about 5 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Orleans Street and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Teen boy shot in Park Manor

About 1:15 p.m., he was found in a parking lot in the 7400 block of South Perry Avenue, with a gunshot to his leg.

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Man shot to death in Austin: police

The man was found unresponsive on the sidewalk about 12:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mayfield Avenue.

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$3M bail for man wounded, charged in shootout with Cook County sheriff’s officers

Valentino Wilburn, who’s facing three counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, wasn’t present in court Saturday as he’s still recovering from gunshot wounds.

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Woman charged with stabbing dog to death, wounding 2 women in Rogers Park

Jordan Shipp, 30, is accused of stabbing the dog to death and wounding the women, ages 60 and 82.

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2 shot, 1 fatally, in shooting in Brainerd

About 7:45 a.m., the men, 30 and 38, were sitting in a vehicle in the 9200 block of South Normal Avenue, when four people approached and began firing shots.

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1 killed, 5 wounded in citywide shootings Friday

The fatal shooting occurred in Humboldt Park on the West Side.

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Man shot and killed sitting in car at gas pump in Humboldt Park

A man, 39, was sitting in his car at a gas pump about 11:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of West Chicago Avenue when two people exited a white sedan and opened fire, striking him multiple times in the chest, police said.

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Over $23,000 worth of merchandise taken from Burberry in Oakbrook Center burglary

Three men in their 20s entered the store about 11:30 a.m. and took thousands of dollars worth of merchandise before fleeing in a black BMW with tinted windows.

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‘I stood in my doorway and I prayed for him.’ Witness tries to comfort family of 14-year-old boy shot dead on Near West Side

A vigil was held Friday afternoon for Javion Ivy at the spot where he was killed in the 2200 block of West Adams Street.

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‘Why would you take my baby’s life?’ Mother of slain pregnant daughter calls on gunmen to surrender to police

Derricka Patrick was the mother of a 9-year-old girl and was pregnant with her second child when she was killed, her godmother Sabrina Harris said.

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2 men charged in double murder at West Side convenience store

Anthony Roldan, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder. His co-defendant, Justice Pierce, 20, has been charged with aggravated battery.

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Jason Van Dyke to be released from prison Feb. 3

Former Chicago police officer spent more than three years in prison for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

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Off-duty Chicago cop opened fire in Blue Island bowling alley, wounding three people, during drunken fight over restroom: prosecutors

After getting knocked to the floor, an "intoxicated" Kyjuan Tate grabbed his gun and held it against the head of the man he was fighting at the Burr Oak Bowl at 3030 W. 127th St. in Blue Island, prosecutors said.

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Inmate who left DuPage County Jail to attend brother’s funeral never returned, police say

An arrest warrant has been issued for Bruce T. Berrier, 23, after he left jail 8 a.m. Tuesday to attend the funeral of his brother, Rocky Berrier.

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Member of U.S. Navy critically wounded, 3-year-old daughter grazed in the head in Chatham: ‘Something’s really wrong’

"To shoot in that car, you know kids [are] in there, you have to be a demonic soul," Shenell Griffin said after her son and granddaughter were shot in the 7900 block of South King Drive.

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At least 7 people wounded by gunfire in Chicago Thursday

In one of the attacks, a member of the U.S. Navy was critically wounded and his 3-year-old daughter grazed during an apparent carjacking attempt in Chatham.

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4 stabbed in 2 attacks hours apart at CTA stations in Loop

The stabbings occurred at the CTA Red Line station at Jackson and the Blue Line station at Washington.

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2 CPD officers among 3 injured in crash in South Shore

Two Chicago police officers were going east on 71st Street in a marked squad car when a woman in a 2018 Jeep Wrangler ran a red light and struck them, police said.

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Woman grazed by bullet while in bedroom of Englewood home

The woman was in a bedroom of a home in the 5900 block of South LaSalle Street when a bullet came through a wall, grazing her left arm, police said.

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Man shot after yelling at gunmen robbing woman in Magnolia Glen

The gunmen were robbing a woman in the 5900 block of North Glenwood Avenue about 10 p.m. when the man, 60, began yelling at them, police said. One of the males then fired a shot, striking him in the leg, officials said.

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After violent day in Chicago, city’s top cop emphasizes how many guns have been seized just 13 days into the year: 284

The news conference came the day after two 14-year-old boys were killed in separate shootings, a pregnant woman was fatally shot in Englewood, and a mass shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood wounded four.

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Teen accused of shooting, injuring friend in front of family at Garfield Park home

The victim’s grandmother, mother and sister were in other rooms when they heard the initial gunshots, prosecutors said. The family then saw Donte Johnson shoot the victim until his gun jammed, prosecutors said.

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Two gunmen shoot and kill woman sitting in parked car in Englewood

The 29-year-old was attacked in the 7400 block of South Vincennes Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Chicago police seek public’s help in solving murders of two 14-year-old boys shot in separate attacks

The shootings occurred hours apart on the Near West Side and in Englewood on the South Side.

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Man charged with murdering 16-year-old boy in gang-related shooting

Santos Chavez has been charged with murdering Alberto Flores in Little Village on Feb. 21, 2021.

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Chicago man gets probation for online threats during Jason Van Dyke trial

U.S. District Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer urged Matthew Ross to become part of the solution to the "gnawing problem that we have of lack of peace, and suspicion, and conspiracies and hatred."