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11-year-old girl struck by stray bullet, critically hurt at West Pullman gas station

She was one of two people wounded in the Monday night shooting.

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Man fatally shot in drive-by in South Shore

About 2:40 a.m., he was walking with a group of people in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue, when someone inside a black minivan fired shots at them.

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4 shot Monday in Chicago

A 19-year-old man was shot and an 11-year-old girl was struck by a stray bullet in a shooting in the 100 block of West 127th Street.

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Home burglaries reported in Englewood: police

At least five burglaries were reported in Englewood since Jan. 5., police said.

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Man dies in Woodlawn shooting

He was in a vehicle about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 6200 block of South Park Shore East Court when someone fired shots from an SUV, Chicago police said.

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Abolish the federal death penalty

The Trump administration politicized capital punishment, going on an execution spree. They accomplished nothing except to strengthen arguments against the practice.

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Man accused of two carjackings, head-butting officer in ‘one-man crime spree’

Juan Posos, 24, was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly carjacking two people and assaulting an officer.

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2 reputed gang members charged with murdering teen rival in Marquette Park

Jesus Moro and Sergio Rodriguez allegedly beat up 16-year-old Julian Castillo in an apartment before firing shots at him as he tried to flee down the street.

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Arson, homicide detectives investigate South Side fire where mother, daughter died

The fire broke out at a Gresham home early Sunday.

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4 shot in East Chicago, including 7-year-old girl

The shooting happened Sunday at a gas station in the 1200 block of West Chicago Avenue.

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Duo wanted for robbing stores in Naperville, Downers Grove

They entered Extra Value Liquors, at 353 E. Bailey Road, with one of them holding a handgun.

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Gary police investigate apparent murder-suicide

A man and woman in their 50s were found dead in a parked vehicle near 15th Avenue and Marten Luther King Drive

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Gary man dies in East Chicago stabbing

Frank L. Fields was found by police bleeding from his armpit area in the 1000 block of West 151st Street.

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27 shot, 6 fatally, in Chicago this weekend

A 16-year-old boy was killed in a shooting Friday night in the 6300 block of South Richmond Street.

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Carjackings drop in February, but shootings and murders remain high: police

Carjackings dropped by nearly half in February compared to the last month, according to statistics released by the Chicago Police Department.

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Teen boy shot in Washington Heights

About 3:20 p.m., he was on the sidewalk in the 10500 block of South Sangamon Avenue, when he heard shots and felt a pain.

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Man fatally shot in Austin: police

About 11:10 a.m., Javontae Hendricks was in the 1400 block of North Mayfield Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the head, officials said.

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New no cash bail law provides hope for those in Chicago who’ve been unable to pay

The cash bail system will be eliminated by 2023, and advocates who have pushed for the change say they will be watching for its implementation.

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Teen charged with carjacking delivery driver in West Town

The teen allegedly kicked and pushed the man out of the vehicle before driving off, dragging the man a short distance, police said.

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Teen girl, woman shot in Lawndale

About 6:21 a.m., they were in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard when someone opened fire, Chicago police said. 

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Shots fired at police in Austin

The officers were not struck and did not return fire, police said.

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Man fatally shot in Brainerd: police

Lesean Long was found unresponsive in front of a home in the 9100 block of South Emerald Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Man stabbed several times during altercation in the Loop

A man was stabbed four times Sunday in the first block of East Wacker Drive.

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1 killed, 1 critically injured in West Chesterfield shooting

They were outside about 12:20 a.m. in the first block of West 91st Street when a group of males approached and fired shots, following an argument.

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Man dies in Roseland gas station shooting

The man was sitting inside a vehicle about 9:55 p.m. at a gas station in the first block of West 111th Street when someone opened fire.

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Man charged with fatal shooting in Austin

Davonte Brown faces a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting last summer.

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Woman carjacked in South Shore with children, 4 and 6, still in vehicle

No injuries were reported and the children were safely reunited with their family, police said.

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Dog shot through gate at Washington Park home: police

A 33-year-old woman told officers that someone shot her pit bull through the gate of her home about 11:05 a.m. in the 5800 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Albany Park carjacker dragged woman, drove off with 8-year-old boy in backseat: prosecutors

Veronica Harden, 36, is also accused of throwing a 64-year-old woman out of her vehicle in another carjacking.

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Armed robberies reported at West Englewood businesses: police

Both robberies happened in the 7300 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.

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2 wounded in shooting on Eisenhower Expressway near Pulaski

Seven people have now been shot on Chicago area expressways this week.

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Person injured after crashing into Cook County Sheriff’s squad car

A Cook County officer was pulling over another driver Wednesday when a Ford sedan rear-ended him.