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Armed robberies reported in Chatham, Grand Crossing: police

Two men have been approaching people with their guns drawn and demanding their property, Chicago police said.

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DCFS launches 24 investigations into abuse allegations against priests that it failed to look into before

DCFS has hired former federal prosecutor Steven Block to conduct an independent investigation on how the agency handled notifications from the archdiocese about clergy abuse allegations.

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Elmhurst teen made threats to York High School on Snapchat: prosecutors

Prosecutors said the 15-year-old held a rifle, later determined to be an airsoft gun, while making threatening remarks against the school.

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Man charged in string of Mount Greenwood, Morgan Park burglaries

A surveillance camera allegedly recorded the suspect covering his face and then driving off in a white SUV, police said.

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Woman shot by bicyclist in Fulton River District

The attack happened about 11:50 a.m. in the 200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue, police said.

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City Council clears the way for release of inspector general’s most sensitive reports

Joe Ferguson’s reports on the death of David Koschman and the police shooting of Laquan McDonald may finally be released over the FOP’s strenuous objections

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More than $360K worth of ecstasy, meth, pot found during raid of Avalon Park home: cops

Phillip Loveless was charged with several felonies after, police say, officers recovered 7,951 ecstasy pills, 500 grams of meth and another 67 grams of marijuana, as well as a stolen gun, in his home in the 8200 block of South Avalon.

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Man hurt in drive-by while walking with relative in South Shore

He was walking with a family member in the 7800 block of South Phillips Avenue when someone shot at him from the back seat of a four-door Toyota, police said.

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Social media threats prompt ‘soft lockdowns’ at 2 NW Side CPS schools

The threats were reported at Mary Lyon Elementary School, 2941 N. McVicker Ave., and Marine Leadership Academy, 1920 N. Hamlin Ave.

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West Rogers Park man charged with sexually assaulting multiple children

Adriano Medhane, 53, was arrested at 12:33 p.m. Monday at O’Hare International Airport and charged with four felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim younger than 13, police said.

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Bond set at $1 million for man charged with drug-induced homicide

Mark Vecchione, of Carol Stream, allegedly supplied fentanyl to a friend who died of an overdose, police said.

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6 wounded Tuesday in Chicago shootings

Tuesday’s shooting victims include a man who was critically wounded in Park Manor on the South Side.

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Armed robberies reported in Lawndale: police

In both incidents, two or three males approached the victim on the street and threatened them with a handgun before taking their property, Chicago police said.

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Man’s finger partially bitten off during fight in Uptown

Two employees, ages 55 and 51, were inside the business in the 4500 block of North Broadway when their argument escalated into a fight.

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‘He executed Tyshawn in broad daylight’: Trials open for 2 men charged in murder of 9-year-old

The 2015 shooting of fourth grader Tyshawn Lee was part of an escalating feud between rival gangs in Auburn Gresham, prosecutors said.

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Prisoner escapes from Chicago police custody en route to Cook County Jail

Frank Sykes broke free from a Chicago police transport van Tuesday on his way from the 6th District building in Gresham.

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Chase Bank branch robbed in Little Village

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, the FBI said.

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CPS theater director sexually assaulted student inside Edgewater high school, prosecutors say

Joel Ewing, who has appeared in productions at several theaters in Chicago, allegedly had inappropriate contact with the girl starting when she was 15, prosecutors said.

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Red Line subway service resumes after reroute caused by fleeing theft suspects

Normal service resumed with residual delays by 3:43 p.m. Sept. 17, according to the CTA.

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Watch opening statements from the courtroom in Tyshawn Lee murder trial

Opening statements in the trial of two men charged in the 2015 murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee started Tuesday at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

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Man robs Fifth Third Bank branch in the Loop

The robbery happened at a Fifth Third Bank branch at 161 N. Clark St., according to the FBI.

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Teen shot dead in Hammond

Officers responded about 12:30 a.m. to a shooting at a home in the 7000 block of Lindberg Avenue in Hammond.

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Man gets 3 years for illegally selling gun that ended up in Elgin weapons stash

The stash including a grenade launcher, five automatic long guns, two live grenades and thousands of rounds of ammunition, prosecutors say.

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Woman who posted bond for R. Kelly can’t get her $100K back, judge rules

She says he already paid her back; she wants bond return to give to Kelly to help with legal costs, other expenses.

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Burglaries reported in Grand Crossing: police

Someone is breaking into homes and garages to steal copper piping and tools, according to a community alert from Chicago police.

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5 homes burglarized in 2 days on North Side: police

The burglar has been getting into the homes through unlocked windows, often by pushing in an air conditioning unit, police said.

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No bail for man charged in South Loop armed robbery

Torrence Perry was seen on video surveillance entering a building with the three women’s property, police said.

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2 wanted for attempted luring of teen girl in Bronzeville

A 17-year-old girl was walking about 3:20 p.m. in the 4500 block of South King Drive when a white utility van pulled up and a man in the passenger seat told her to "come here," Chicago police said.

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Person breaks in, steals electronics from NW Side homes: police

Homes in Logan Square and Bucktown have been targeted by an unknown burglar, police said.

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Armed carjackings reported in West Town: police

In each carjacking, one to three people approached the victim, flashed a handgun and demanded their vehicle.

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Man found stabbed to death in Gresham trash can

Authorities found the 38-year-old man with stab wounds to his neck in a trash can on Sept. 13.

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Riverdale man dies months after Calumet Park shooting

Donnell Sails was shot on July 4, 2019 near 127th and Marshall streets, according to Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.