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Rashaad L. Byrd, 27, of the 200 block Highpoint, Romeoville, charged in connection with a 7-year-old bringing a gun to Gifford Elementary School in Elgin. (Credit: Elgin Police)

Man Charged After Boy Brings Loaded Gun To Elgin School

A 7-year-old boy brought a loaded handgun to a northwest suburban elementary school Thursday morning, and the man who allegedly brought the gun to the boy’s home is being held on a $250,000 bond.


Sami Samir Hassoun

Would-Be Wrigleyville Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years

A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.


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CPS, Groupon Ask For Help To Give School Supplies To Needy Kids

It’s almost back-to-school time, and the Chicago Public School system is asking for your help in providing supplies to kids who need them.

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Joshua Dunbar

Elgin Man Convicted Of Killing High Schooler Over Backpack

An Elgin man has been convicted of stabbing a high school student to death last year while trying to rob the boy of a backpack.


Ryan Barton

Cops: Man Says He Had Pipe Bomb In Backpack 2 Years

Police in one suburb stop a man on the street and find an explosive backpack surprise.