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Person of interest in custody in fatal stabbing of Maryland grad student in the Loop

Police say the same man attacked two other women earlier this month, approaching them from behind and hitting them with an object. 

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Man found guilty of murder in brutal Green Line beating for 2nd time

It took two hours for the jury to return the verdict against Anthony Jackson at the end of a three-day trial.

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Woman seriously wounded in domestic shooting in West Chatham

She was taken to University of Chicago Hospital in serious condition, police said.

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Family, friends plead for public’s help in finding 3 who killed young parents in Humboldt Park

Gyovanni Arzuaga, 24, and Yasmin Perez, 25, were gunned down Saturday night after a minor crash in the 3200 block of West Division Street.

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Man charged in 1972 stabbing death of Naperville teen pleads not guilty

After 49 years of trying to crack the case, advancements in DNA testing and geneaology helped police bring charges against retired Minnesota welder Barry Lee Whelpley.

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Man, 19, charged with killing teen, shooting dog in West Side attacks

Police say he participated in a West Garfield Park drive-by in 2020 and then, last month, broke into a home, attacked the people inside and shot their dog.

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No bail for man charged with shooting woman to death in Bronzeville

Elijah Clippard, 31, faces a murder charge in the June 15 shooting of Crystal Crockett, Chicago police said.

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Man in Range Rover carjacked on Rush Street on Near North Side

He was parked in the 500 block of North Rush Street when four people walked up and pulled out guns.

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1 killed, 24 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday — nearly half the victims shot in just 3 attacks

The three attacks were in Wentworth Gardens, Englewood and Austin

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Woman and 3 men shot when attackers step from gangway and open fire in Austin

They were standing in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Street when two people emerged from a gangway and fired.

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4 members of motorcycle club shot in Englewood

The men were outside in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue when someone in a car fired at them.

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Chicago in spotlight as Biden targets guns with summer anti-crime agenda

Amid rising violence in Chicago and other big cities, Biden’s plan calls for increased enforcement of gun laws along with a greater emphasis on community programs.

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Man accused in road rage murder said victim ‘needed to be taught a lesson,’ prosecutors say

Keshawn Jackson is accused of shooting 67-year-old Patrick Earl on Monday morning in Lawndale.

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Stevenson Expressway reopens after shooting in Brighton Park business, 2 in custody

Two people were arrested in connection the shooting, which happened shortly after noon Wednesday in the 3400 block of South California Avenue.

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Man killed, 2 others seriously wounded in shooting in Wentworth Gardens on South Side

Officers responded to calls of shots fired about 5:40 a.m. Monday in the 3800 block of South Wentworth Avenue.

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After two years in Chicago’s MCC, R. Kelly moved to Brooklyn detention center ahead of trial

The judge presiding over his case in New York said last week she wanted to question Kelly in person about a potential conflict of interest involving one of his lawyers.

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1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

A man was killed and another man was wounded in the first block of East 118th Street.

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14-year-old boy shot in the foot in East Garfield Park

The boy was wounded in the 3800 block of West Adams Street.

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1 killed, 1 wounded in West Pullman shooting

The two men were in the first block of East 118th Street when someone fired shots, Chicago police said.

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Fatal shootings of woman and man in Woodlawn ruled murder-suicide

An 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were found in the 6300 block of South Kimbark Avenue with gunshot wounds to the head, Chicago police said.

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3 charged with beating, choking Aurora police officer during traffic stop

Each are charged with aggravated battery, obstructing a peace officer and aggravated assault of a peace officer.

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Urban Prep senior was killed in phony gun sale that lured him to South Shore, prosecutors say

Rashad Verner was a scholar and a star on his high school’s football team, family and friends said during a memorial service after his death.

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Mother of 2 dies after brazen Humboldt Park shooting that killed boyfriend: ‘They spent years together, they made a family together’

"I thought it was so cute," the couple’s friend said. "They first met each other at a party, and it was over with from there."

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15-year-old boy shot in leg in Washington Park

He was standing outside about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of East 56th Street when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Monday was one of the deadliest days in Chicago this year, following a weekend when more than 50 people were shot

There have been at least 317 homicides in Chicago this year, up from 302 this time last year. 

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Boy, 15, faces gun charge in possible accidental shooting of 4-year-old, teen in Woodlawn apartment

The child and a 17-year-old boy were shot Monday afternoon in the 6500 block of South Ellis Avenue, police say.

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2 wounded in shooting on Eisenhower Expressway near West Garfield Park

Two passengers of a car were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

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Man carjacked as he slept in his car in West Town

He was in his 2017 Hyundai Sonata in the 100 block of North Green Street when three people approached and one of them tapped the window with a gun, Chicago police said.

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Man fatally shot while working on car in front of his home in Fernwood

He was in the 10400 block of South Eggleston Avenue when someone fired at him from a silver Chevy Malibu, Chicago police said.

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Woman killed when gunman steps from gray Infiniti and opens fire in Fuller Park

The 19-year-old was sitting in the passenger seat of a car in the 300 block of West 52nd Place when the gunman got out of the Infiniti G35, Chicago police said.

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Man killed, woman critically wounded in Far South Side shooting

They were sitting in a car in the 11800 block of South Michigan Avenue when someone fired at them, Chicago police said.

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2 charged with Southwest Side carjacking

Carlos Carlin, 18, and Joshua Saldana, 20, carjacked a man in the 8100 block of South Pulaski Road, Chicago police said.