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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Deion Dillard (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Turns Himself In For Stealing iPads, Laptops From School

Deion Dillard, 18, of the 2700 block of the South Dearborn Street, was charged with felon burglary, marking the eleventh person charged in the theft at Drake Elementary School.

09/05/2013

School Burglarized In Bronzeville

A school in the Bronzeville neighborhood was burglarized Thursday evening, police said.

09/01/2013

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1 Dead, 11 Wounded In Citywide Shootings Overnight

No one was in custody for any of the shootings Tuesday morning.

08/20/2013

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Two Shot On Front Porch In Bronzeville

The two were sitting on the front porch of a home in the 4500 block of South Indiana Avenue when a gunman emerged from a gangway and opened fire.

08/20/2013

Lamar Grant (Credit: Chicago Police)

Murder Suspect Charged After Confessing To Pastor, Surrendering To Police

A man has been charged with shooting two people in the Bronzeville neighborhood over the weekend – killing one of them – after turning himself in to police overnight.

08/14/2013

One man was killed, and another was wounded, when they were shot in the 2900 block of South State Street on Aug. 10, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

1 Killed, 1 Wounded In Bronzeville Shooting

Police said the men were shot around 6:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of South State Street.

08/11/2013

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4 Dead, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood, when two men were shot about 10:10 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said.

08/11/2013

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Man Shot While Riding In Car In Bronzeville

The 21-year-old man was a passenger in the vehicle traveling in the 4700 block of South King Drive at 12:25 a.m. when shots rang out and the vehicle’s back window shattered.

07/12/2013

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Retired Cop Facing Eviction For 2nd Time In A Year

Activists and neighbors showed up at a retired Chicago police officer’s home in Bronzeville on Wednesday, hoping to prevent her from being evicted again.

07/10/2013

An extra-alarm fire gutted a commercial building in Bronzeville, causing the roof to collapse. (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Blaze Destroys Bronzeville Commercial Strip

Firefighters spent nearly five hours extinguishing the flames of an extra-alarm fire in Bronzeville overnight.

07/02/2013

St. James Catholic Church, a 133-year-old limestone church in Bronzeville, is being torn down. (Photos: Hannah Allen left, David Schalliol right)

Historic Bronzeville Church To Be Demolished

After years of prayers and appeals by parishioners and preservationists, the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has called in the wrecking crews this morning to begin demolition of the historic St. James Church in Bronzeville.

06/26/2013

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Police Warn Of Smart Phone Thefts In Bronzeville

Police are seeking two teenaged thieves, who allegedly stole smart phones twice in the past week on or near 35th Street, near U.S. Cellular Field and the IIT campus.

WBBM Newsradio–05/23/2013

Anthony Overton Elementary School. (Credit: CBS)

Parents React To Closing Of Bronzeville School

At one of the schools ordered closed by CPS – there was quiet opposition from some parents today…and some seemed resigned to what is about to happen. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

05/22/2013

Jerome Brown is charged with killing 19-year-old Kevin Ambrose near the 47th Street station of the CTA Green Line on May 7, 2013. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Columbia College Student

A 26-year-old man has been charged in the fatal drive-by shooting of a Columbia College student in the Bronzeville neighborhood earlier this week, while the victim was on his way to pick up a friend.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2013

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Gospel Music Festival Announces Choir Battle, Headliners For 2013

The city’s Gospel Music Festival will have a new wrinkle when it gets underway in late June.

WBBM Newsradio–04/17/2013

A police officer, a school bus driver, and a bus attendant were hurt when a police SUV collided with a school bus in the Bronzeville neighborhood on April 9, 2013. (WBBM Listener Photo)

Three Hurt When Squad Car Hits School Bus In Bronzeville; Kids Safe

An employee at a nearby dry cleaners said a police SUV was heading south on King Drive when it swerved to avoid another vehicle, and hit a school bus turning north onto King from 42nd Street.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2013

Artist rendering of the "Shops and Lofts on 47," a retail and residential development planned for the Bronzeville neighborhood at 47th and Cottage Grove. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Bronzeville Celebrates Groundbreaking Of New Shops, Apartments

Ground was broken Tuesday on a new commercial and residential development in Bronzeville, a project the likes of which haven’t been seen in that neighborhood in 50 years.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2013

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2 Dead, 15 Wounded In Weekend Violence

One man was beaten to death at a CTA station, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and at least 15 other people were wounded in separate acts of violence across the city this weekend.

03/18/2013

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Your Chicago: Jokes And Notes Comedy Club

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan introduces

02/22/2013

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