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Motorcyclist killed in Bishop Ford crash in Morgan Park

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4 hurt in Chicago shootings Thursday

The day’s victims included a 21-year-old woman shot in the head and critically wounded while driving in Brighton Park.

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Boy, 14, last seen in Garfield Park

Amarion Keys was last seen Nov. 30 in the 400 block of North Ridgeway Avenue, police said.

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6th cold-related death of the season in Cook County reported in Austin

A 31-year-old man was found unresponsive in an alley in the 1100 block of North Lawler Avenue, authorities said.

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Missing 18-year-old woman last seen in Park Manor

Alyshia Davis, 18, was last seen near the 6800 block of South King Drive, Chicago police said.

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Missing woman last seen in Humboldt Park

Melissa Munoz was last seen Nov. 30 in the 3100 block of West Augusta Boulevard.

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Man tried to lure girl into vehicle in Englewood: police

The man waved to an 11-year-old girl and tried to drive off with her, police said.

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Minister laments death of nephew shot at Red Line station: ‘I’m hurting’

"How many times do we have to walk behind caskets of young black men before they realize that their deaths are a waste of talent and energy?" Rev. Zollie Webb wrote on Facebook.

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Police shouldn’t ticket pot smokers in backyards or on balconies, Lightfoot says

CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi noted that the new state law allows officers to issue those citations for such use, but said that won’t be a priority.

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Masked robbers hit Niles gas station

Three unknown males robbed a North suburban Niles gas station at gunpoint Monday.

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Uber report reveals more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

That figure includes 229 rapes across the company’s 1.3 billion rides. Uber noted that drivers and riders were both attacked, and that some assaults occurred between riders.

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Chicago History Museum, high schoolers agree on expanding Latino exhibit

Museum officials and students from Instituto Justice and Leadership Academy met at the alternative high school Wednesday.

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Police release images of suspects sought in Red Line strong-arm robbery

The men are suspected of attacking a man on the Jackson station platform and running off with his property.

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AJ Freund’s mother pleads guilty to murder

JoAnn Cunningham, 36, of Crystal Lake, will face 20 to 60 years in prison when sentenced next year.

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Roseland man convicted of sexually assaulting relative for over a decade

Craig Hartfield faces a sentence of 30 to 120 years in prison. He still awaits trial in two other cases.

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A day before R. Kelly married Aaliyah, he tried to buy ‘fraudulent’ ID documents, new bribery charges allege

A revised indictment in federal court in Brooklyn accuses R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a "fraudulent identification document" for someone identified only as "Jane Doe" on Aug. 30, 1994.

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Man wanted for solicitation of teen in Kenwood

The man followed a 16-year-old boy, said he was looking for teen boys and showed him a video of a sexual act.

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‘Freeway’ Rick Ross — the cocaine kingpin who is now a cannabis entrepreneur — is coming to Chicago

The notorious cocaine supplier, who rose to infamy during the ‘80s crack epidemic, will co-host a social equity summit and expungement clinic Saturday in Bronzeville.

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$2.5M in settlements set in 2 deaths tied to allegations of police wrongdoing

The largest of the 2 settlements — for $1.3 million — will go for a 2017 police pursuit case. The second — for $1.2 million — is over a man who died in police custody in July 2015.

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Pritzker backs former Senate Republican leader for ethics commission after mistakenly appointing recent lobbyist

The initial choice, state Rep. Steven Andersson, stopped lobbying in June, but appointees must not have lobbied for five years.

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CTA wants answers from Chinese L car manufacturer after NBC report on child labor

The network found child-mined minerals in Madagascar ‘end up in products’ sold by companies including CRRC, which has a $1.3B deal to produce new trains for Chicago.

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Man, 18, charged with gun offense, but not murder, in CTA station slaying

Michael Jackson, 18, of Rogers Park, is charged with a felony count of unauthorized use of a loaded weapon in connection to the mid-day shooting at the Howard Street CTA station.

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Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him

Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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Woman shot in head while driving in Brighton Park: police

The shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Albany Avenue.

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Homewood woman ejected from vehicle, killed in I-80 crash near Lansing

She was driving on the expressway near Torrence Avenue when she lost control of her car and veered across multiple lanes and struck a guardrail.

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New pedestrian bridge over Chicago River sounds like it’s playing a harmonica when strong winds hit it just right

The sound is an unintended but smile-inducing result of the bridge’s design.

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‘I would never do that’: R. Kelly’s girlfriend denies making claims against singer

In a video posted to TMZ, Joycelyn Savage said the account on Patreon that leveled claims against Kelly was operated by an imposter.

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New book tells of city’s Poles including — łał! —Jews

‘American Warsaw’ by Dominic Pacyga brings to life the history of Polish Chicago, defined by — spoiler alert — much debate over who gets to call himself a Pole.

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Owners, managers of Lincoln Park nursing home accused in lawsuit of covering up theft of $700,000 from resident

The money represents the life savings of 98-year-old Grace Watanabe, a WWII Japanese internment camp survivor.

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Lightfoot denies stalling police contract

The mayor says she "understands the frustration" of police officers. But she questioned whether the FOP can take its demand for an 18% pay hike over three years to arbitration.

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Attorneys, mother of man body-slammed by police officer say he’s schizophrenic, call for his release from jail

"His head has been hurting him since it happened. ... I think there’s something wrong," his mother, Keshia Johnson, said.

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Lightfoot denies she fired Eddie Johnson to make the case for an outsider as top cop

The mayor said Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham is "dead wrong on that."

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Trial date set for Sen. Tom Cullerton, charged with embezzling from the Teamsters

There is a dispute over evidence that Cullerton’s legal team wants to access regarding a key witness.

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Teacher killed, another hurt in Orland Park hit-and-run after leaving holiday party

The women were walking out of the Square Celt Ale House & Grill near the Orland Park Mall when a driver turned left from the restaurant and struck the women near the curb.

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz steps down to take executive chairman seat

The airline said Thursday that Munoz will become executive chairman in May 2020.