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One factor in rising gun sales in Chicago? Cash from coronavirus relief checks

‘It’s a concern,’ says Teny Gross, who runs the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, pointing to rising levels of gun possession coinciding with a big increase in violence.

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Prosecutors: Adam Toledo, 13, had gun in his hand when Chicago police fatally shot him

In the most detailed statement yet by authorities on the shooting, prosecutors said the police officer had repeatedly told Adam to drop the gun before the boy was shot.

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Ex-Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club boss Orvie Cochran gets early prison release

After contracting COVID-19, the former motorcycle gang boss was released 6 months early from his 5-year racketeering conspiracy sentence, though prosecutors objected.

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Police release video of suspects in Back of the Yards burglary

A group of people broke the front window of a retail sporting store in the 4600 block of South Halsted Street and took items from inside, according to Chicago police.

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8 shot, 1 fatally, Thursday in Chicago

A 17-year-old was fatally shot while riding in a vehicle in the 4100 block of West 25th Place, Chicago police said.

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4 shot in Humboldt Park

The group was standing outside in the 600 block of North Sawyer Avenue when someone fired shots, Chicago police said.

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17-year-old girl killed in Little Village shooting: police

The teen girl was riding in a vehicle when she was shot in the 4100 block of West 25th Place, Chicago police said.

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Man faces murder charge in Belmont Central fatal stabbing

Felipe Villalobos-Calderon was found in the trunk of a car Wednesday in the 2100 block of North Marmora Avenue.

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State lawmaker wants to rework foot-chase policy and end a legal defense police use: ‘No way we could continue to go on like this’

"The fact that when police look at me, or someone who looks like me or someone that looks like the young boy who was killed, they don’t see them the way they see a white person, a white boy," Ford said. "They don’t see us the way they see someone with white skin."

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Bodycam video of fatal police shooting of Adam Toledo details final minutes of boy’s life

The 13-year-old boy appears to have a gun at one point, but when his hands are raised, he does not appear to have a weapon.

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Man found strangled to death in Lawndale apartment

The man was found unresponsive Wednesday in the 1400 block of South Saint Louis Avenue,

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Feds say they ‘will be starting that process’ of moving R. Kelly to Brooklyn to prepare for trial

Kelly has been held in Chicago’s downtown federal lock-up since 2019. But the judge presiding over his case in Brooklyn said Thursday Kelly will likely go to trial there in August.

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Driver crashes into window of office building on Northwest Side

The person fled on foot; no one was injured

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Officers seize drugs, weapon while arresting man for carjacking in South Shore: police

Corey Williams, of Park Manor, is due in bond court Thursday.

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2 killed, 4 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday

Two men were fatally shot as they sat in a parked vehicle in the 7300 block of South Stewart Avenue.

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Woman with 2-year-old daughter carjacked in Wicker Park

The woman and her daughter were not injured.

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2 women hit by pick-up truck after arguing with man in West Pullman

They were both brought to Roseland Community Hospital in fair condition.

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Worker at Sushi Station in Rolling Meadows accused of placing camera in restroom

Juan Sixtega, 23, was arrested after detectives found "multiple unlawful recordings" that had been taken since January, police said.

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Teen charged with armed carjacking in Austin

The boy, 17, walked up to the man as he sat in his 2010 Toyota Corolla about 8:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Madison Street and forced him out at gunpoint, Chicago police said.

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Person killed in Harvey shooting

The shooting happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 15400 block of Loomis Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Fingerprints for FOID cards? Rival gun control bills spark potshots from legislators, police, gun lobby

Both bills seek to reform and improve the FOID card, which Illinois residents must have to legally own firearms or ammunition. But each side accuses the other of missing the target.

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13 shot, 2 fatally Tuesday in Chicago

In the day’s first reported shooting, two people were shot in an alley in the 2400 block of West Grenshaw Street, in Lawndale on the West Side.

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Man found shot to death in Hegewisch

The 43-year-old man was found wrapped in a quilt Tuesday in the 12400 block of South Torrance Avenue.

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Man fatally shot in Chatham

Nykere Curtis was shot to death Tuesday in the 300 block of East 86th Street.

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Driver pulls cop into car during traffic stop in Portage Park, then drives off and crashes into fence

Jonathon Birman, 21, is charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, unlawful use of a weapon and leaving the scene of an accident. 

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Federal prosecutors say Springfield man was on the Senate floor during Capitol breach

Thomas B. Adams Jr. is at least the sixth person from Illinois to face federal charges in connection with the riot.

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Body found in trunk on Northwest Side, one person taken into custody

The body was found in the garage of a business in the 5800 block of West Grand Avenue.

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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison: source

Madoff admitted swindling thousands of clients out of billions of dollars in investments over decades.

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Armed robberies reported on Northwest Side

In each incident a man announced a robbery while displaying a black gun in his waistband.

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2 men fatally shot while parked in Englewood

A gunman fired into their vehicle in the 7300 block of South Stewart Avenue and fled in a red SUV.

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17-year-old hurt in Gresham shooting

He suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, Chicago police said.

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Attorney General Kwame Raoul working with feds to investigate office’s ‘compromised’ computer network

The state’s top law enforcement officer first learned that the computer network was breached early Saturday, Raoul said in a statement. It was not immediately known the extent to which the office’s network was compromised.

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Former Melrose Park cop charged as part of gambling investigation

John Amabile, 33, is charged with running an illegal sports bookmaking operation. The charge stems from the same investigation that led to last week’s sentencing of Gregory Paloian, of Elmwood Park.

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Man killed in Calumet City shooting

The shooting happened about 9:25 a.m. Monday in the first block of Dawn Lane, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.