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City worker displayed ‘paranoid behavior’ before she fatally shot 12-year-old son at South Chicago home: prosecutors

Just a day after meeting with a therapist for the first time, Fallon Harris shot her cherished 12-year-old son twice in the head Sunday. "She loved [Kaden] more than anything in the world," said the boy’s father. "I’m losing everything I had in this world. Everything."

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Man fatally shot in South Chicago

About 1:10 a.m., the man, believed to be about 50-years-old, was in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue, when he was shot once in the right armpit.

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Chicago Police Department opts for go-slow approach to redeploy cops

Police told aldermen high-crime districts would get help as rookies graduate from the academy, but it’ll take years to get South and West Side districts to proper levels. A University of Chicago Crime Lab model called for a faster, more widespread approach using veteran cops, too.

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City says car shredder may be harmful to residents’ health, compares company’s legal claim to ‘shredder fluff’

In court documents, the Lightfoot administration says General Iron’s owner shouldn’t get a permit until pollution studies are complete.

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Small businesses hit by looting reflect on night of chaos: ‘It was kind of like ‘The Purge’

In the aftermath of unrest over George Floyd’s killing — and in the months to follow — business owners salvage what they can and rebuild if possible.

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Man, teen shot in South Chicago

About 2:40 p.m., the man, 40, and the 16-year-old boy were on the sidewalk in the 8100 block of South Coles Avenue, when they heard shots and felt a pain.

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Man missing from South Chicago

Nickos Brewer was last seen Monday and is missing from the 8400 block of South Saginaw Avenue.

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Urban Growers Collective teaches divested communities how to grow, farm food locally

Urban Growers Collective teaches communities how to grow vegetables at several farms around the city.

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Woman missing from South Chicago

Kimberly Boykin was last seen Thursday near the 7900 block of South Oglesby Avenue.

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City digs up interest in sites long neglected

Proposals sought for key commercial stretches emphasize corner parcels and some architectural landmarks.

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Boy, 13, is shot just a block from where he came to the aid of a 10-year-old girl wounded last fall

Swaysee Rankin, shot along with his 14-year-old cousin Monday, had applied pressure to the wound of the young girl at a park in October

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Man critically injured in South Chicago crash

The man crashed his Honda into a utility pole just before 4 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, Chicago police said.

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Dozens of health care, social justice groups demand Lightfoot deny General Iron permit

About 500 individuals and more than 70 organizations sent the mayor a letter urging her to halt the metal shredder’s opening on the Southeast Side. A Rush doctor calls the matter a "textbook example of environmental racism."

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3 shot, including 2 teens, in South Chicago

The trio were standing outside about 2:50 p.m. when someone fired shots at them in the 8000 block of South Euclid Avenue, Chicago police said.

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Video shows man steal car at South Shore gas station

At least 88 motor vehicle thefts have been reported this year in police’s 3rd District, which covers South Shore — a 22% increase over last year.

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Woman faces attempted murder charge in stabbing of ex-boyfriend

The man was listed in critical condition, police say.

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West Side single mother gifted car after hers was stolen last year

Iashiskala Sims, 40, of Humboldt Park, received a Saturn Ion Sunday from Early Walker, owner of W&W Towing.

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Woman carjacked at gunpoint in South Chicago

A male walked up and tapped a gun on her window as she waited for her father in the 8700 block of South Escanaba Avenue.

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DCFS investigates infant death in South Chicago

The 2-month-old’s care taker told investigators he went to get a bottle for the crying infant, and came back to find him not breathing.

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1 injured, 7 displaced in South Chicago fire

A total of seven people were displaced from their homes and a 34-year-old man was taken to the hospital in fair condition because of smoke inhalation.

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Man dies days after double shooting in South Chicago, becoming city’s first 2021 homicide victim

Victor Salamanca and a woman, also 51, were sitting in the living room of a home in the 8700 block of South Buffalo Avenue when someone fired shots from outside, Chicago police say.

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Woman killed, 2 men wounded in South Chicago shooting

Mariah Thomas and two men, both 36 years old, were outside in the 8300 block of South Paxton Avenue when someone fired shots.

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Man fatally shot in South Chicago

Lacey Sheppard, 27, was in the 9000 block of South Commercial Avenue, when he heard shots and felt a pain, police said.

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Concerns about General Iron’s move to Southeast Side are ‘unfounded,’ Lightfoot Administration says

A city lawyer accuses community groups of exaggeration and says fears about air pollution are unwarranted.

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Man fatally shot inside home in South Chicago

Brandon Jefferson was inside a home in the 8100 block of South Bennett Avenue, when he was shot in the back multiple times.

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Chicago police officer stabbed in South Chicago; suspect in custody

Two officers used stun guns on the man, police said. While he was being taken into custody, he stabbed one officer in the abdomen, causing a puncture wound. The officer was taken to a hospital in fair condition.

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South Chicago fire leaves woman hurt, 7 displaced

One woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation, fire officials said. Seven residents were displaced.

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Teen boy wounded in drive-by in South Chicago

About 10:45 p.m. he was walking on the sidewalk in the 8700 block of South South Chicago Avenue, when someone inside a passing dark sedan fired shots at him.

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Why does one side of town get Lincoln Yards — while the other gets a scrap yard?

Our elected leaders — whether in Washington, Springfield or in City Hall — need to stand up for the Southeast Side.

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Man shot dead in South Chicago

Anthony Lash Jackson, 39, was fatally shot in the neck, authorities said.

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Man shot dead in South Chicago

He was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

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City knew of youth baseball field contamination a year ago but didn’t tell residents

After city tests in 2019, EPA confirmed high manganese levels at Babe Ruth Field in Hegewisch and said the chemical must be removed but Illinois officials gave a youth league the go-ahead to play.