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Staffers rush to aid man fatally shot outside Moving Everest Charter School in Austin: police

As shots rang out, two staff members inside the school rushed to the street to help the man, according to the school’s executive director Mike Rogers.

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‘Motive’ Episode 8: T.J. v. The City of Chicago

T.J. and his attorney file a wrongful-conviction lawsuit against the City of Chicago, but how will living through the details of the trial affect T.J.?

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2 seriously wounded in South Shore shooting

The men, 23 and 49, were outside about 10:10 a.m. in the 1600 block of East 79th Street when someone got out of a maroon four-door sedan and opened fire, Chicago police said.

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Student accused of threatening violence at Naperville high school

The teen was charged with disorderly conduct for making "verbal threats of violence" towards Wheatland Academy, officials said.

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Man stabbed in domestic fight in Bronzeville

The suspect, 19, stabbed his child’s grandfather during a domestic altercation in the 2900 block of South Federal Street, police said.

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3 men shot in Fifth City

They were standing on the sidewalk in the 3300 block of West Monroe Street when someone fired shots from a gangway, police said.

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Elgin man sentenced to 55 years for 2015 murder

William Ingram was convicted of fatally shooting 20-year-old Devonte Turner in Elgin in April 2015.

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Little Village community members, police gather after outbreak of violence

Police will increase patrols in the area over the coming days to try and curb the "uptick in gang violence" in the neighborhood, police said.

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Man fatally stabbed in fight with relative in Back of the Yards

The 27-year-old was stabbed in the chest and abdomen during a fight with a family member, police said. Another man, 43, is in custody.

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Man, woman wounded in Lawndale shooting

They were in a vehicle when someone approached them and fired shots, police said.

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2 Richards High School students shot, 1 in ‘grave’ condition, in Back of the Yards

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the 5200 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.

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3 Indiana judges suspended after drunken fight at Indianapolis White Castle

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Oak Lawn village manager charged in Chicago Ridge hit-and-run that critically injured man

Larry Deetjen, 70, allegedly struck a pedestrian on Oct. 10 in the 10100 block of South Harlem Avenue.

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Man robs First Midwest Bank in Waukegan

He is described as 5-foot-10, and wore a dark sweatshirt under a light blue denim jacket and a Chicago Bulls cap.

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s FBI files offer glimpses of what was inside the mind of the serial killer

The records on the cannibal killer who was beaten to death in prison 25 years ago are now part of the Sun-Times’ growing ‘The FBI Files’ database.

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Street gang leader charged with attempting to aid the Islamic State

Jason Brown, of Lombard, was arrested Thursday and is expected in court for a detention hearing Nov. 21. Brown is allegedly the leader of the AHK street gang in Bellwood.

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2 students stabbed during fight in Waukegan high school restroom

Police described the suspects as "mutual combatants," and said they were still looking for the weapons used.

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‘Hopefully our city will get tired of this,’ judge says in denying bail to accused ‘Angel of Death’ in pair of North Side slayings

Harvey Pitts, 25, has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shootings of Jontaye Walker and Albert Turnage in 2015.

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Groups of robbers steal in Brighton Park: police

In two incidents, suspects stole from food delivery employees, police said.

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Woman shot after argument in Englewood

She was inside a residence when two males started arguing and someone opened fire, police said.

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2 men shot, critically wounded before crash in Little Village

The men, 20 and 24, were riding in a vehicle when someone fired shots from a dark-colored SUV.

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Man sentenced to 9 years in prison for fatal 2017 Bolingbrook hit-and-run crash

Eduardo Avila, 21, pleaded guilty last month to one count of failure to stop after having an accident involving personal injury or death.

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Boy, 16, shot during attempted robbery in Albany Park

Someone in a vehicle demanded the boy’s property, pulled out a handgun and opened fire, police said.

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West Loop ramen cook charged in murder at Bronzeville McDonald’s witnessed by 10 kids

Demetrius Gibson allegedly shot Deshawn Rogers in March after a confrontation.

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After rape, victim leads police to bus carrying her attacker, prosecutors say

Demetrius Clinton faces counts of criminal sexual assault after he allegedly attacked a woman at a South Side bus stop.

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Woman was locked up ‘like a sexual slave,’ judge says

Randy Morgan faces felony counts of involuntary servitude and robbery after he allegedly kept a woman inside his South Side home and forced her to have sex with men for money.

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Former CPD Detective Dante Servin seeking ‘closure’ in request for expungement

Dante Servin was acquitted in the fatal off-duty shooting of Rekia Boyd. Chief Cook County Criminal Courts Judge LeRoy K. Martin Jr. said he will rule on the expungement Tuesday.

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Man stabbed 4 times during argument in West Side restaurant

The 48-year-old was arguing with a man in a "mom and pop" restaurant when the man stabbed him twice in the back, and once in the ear and side of the head.

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2 men shot outside Lansing gas station

Officers found two men shot in the parking lot of the business, police said. They were taken to hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

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1 shot Wednesday in Chicago

The day’s lone reported shooting wounded a man, 59, who was trying to disarm a robber in Lawndale on the West Side, police said.

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Former CPS band teacher charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls, including student

Eugene Westmoreland, 58, was arrested on Oct. 29 and charged with three counts of sexual abuse and two counts of sexual assault.

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Trio accused of stealing phones, tablets from Roselle Verizon store

Denzel Irons, 22, Leo Edwards, 25, and 19-year-old Demyrah Nance are each charged with one count of burglary.