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Noel Fulgencio | Chicago Police

Man Charged With Stealing Suitcase Full Of Wigs For Cancer Patients

An Uptown man has been charged with stealing a suitcase containing more than $90,000 worth of human hair wigs for cancer patients from an O’Hare baggage claim.

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Three people were shot early Saturday in the 1000 block of West Maxwell. | Network Video Productions

Three Shot In University Village

Three people were shot early Saturday in the University Village neighborhood on the South Side.

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A man was stabbed in the abdomen in Logan Square early Saturday. | Sam Charles/Sun-Times

Man Stabbed In Logan Square

A stabbing in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side left one man wounded early Saturday.

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Alprentiss Nash | Illinois Department of Corrections

Man Cleared After 17 Years In Prison Fatally Shot On Near West Side

Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot in the chest in the 400 block of South Paulina at 2:20 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

07/29/2015

Tamar Manessah. (Credit: CBS)

Armed With Hot Dogs, Englewood Moms Keep Street Safe

Crime is an incredibly complex problem, but it appears a simple solution may be working on one block in Chicago.

07/28/2015

Authorities investigate after a double homicide in Humboldt Park early Sunday. | Network Video Productions

2 Killed, 1 Wounded In Humboldt Park Shooting

Two men were killed and a woman was hurt in a shooting early Sunday in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

07/26/2015

Police investigate after a fatal Grand Crossing shooting late Saturday. | Network Video Productions

Police: 1 Dead, 1 Hurt In Greater Grand Crossing Shooting

A man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

07/26/2015

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12-Year-Old Elkhart, Ind. Girl Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Stepmother

A 12-year-old girl from Elkhart, Indiana is being held in juvenile detention accused of murdering her step-mother, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

07/25/2015

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Police: 5 Killed, 24 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Five people have been killed and at least 24 others wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Friday afternoon, police said.

07/25/2015

Kenneth Williams, Idella R. Hamilton | Cook County sheriff's office, Chicago Police

Man Charged After Being Shot By CPD Officers In Englewood

A South Side man has been charged after Chicago Police officers shot him early Wednesday in Englewood when they say he pointed a gun at them.

07/25/2015

Jose Garcia Jr. | Chicago Police

Police: Man Broke Into Gage Park Home, Exposed Himself To Teen Girl

Bond was set at $500,000 on Friday for a man charged with breaking into a Gage Park neighborhood home and exposing himself to a sleeping teenage girl early Thursday.

07/25/2015

Earl Truss (Credit: Harvey Police)

Man Wanted For Fatal Harvey Shooting In Custody

A 20-year-old man dubbed “Harvey’s Most Wanted Criminal” was taken into custody Friday, charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting that killed a teenager and wounded his mother.

07/24/2015

Jose Garcia Jr. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police: Man Broke Into Gage Park Home, Exposed Himself To Teen Girl

Jose Garcia Jr., 36, was charged with one count each of home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

07/24/2015

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Man Shot In Avondale

The 20-year-old was standing in the 3000 block of North Kedzie Avenue at 11:54 p.m. when an unknown person pulled up in a vehicle and yelled gang slogans before shooting, police said.

07/24/2015

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Man Wounded In Grand Boulevard Shooting

The 35-year-old told investigators he was walking in the 4900 block of South King Drive at 2:30 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

07/24/2015

Police cordon off the Bronzeville block where a man was shot in the shoulder Thursday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Shot Two Blocks South Of Chicago Police Headquarters

About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man was walking in the 3700 block of South Michigan Avenue, when a vehicle pulled up and a gunman got out and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Chicago Police Headquarters is about two blocks north at 3510 S. Michigan Ave.

07/24/2015

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin discusses his proposal to appoint a "gun violence czar" to coordinate efforts to reduce gun violence in the Chicago area. (Credit: CBS)

County Commissioner Wants “Gun Violence Czar” To Coordinate Crime Reduction Efforts

A Cook County Commissioner has proposed the county appoint a “gun violence czar” as a new tool to stem the tide of violent crime in the Chicago area, by coordinating efforts between the Chicago Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, and other law enforcement agencies; and knocking down political barriers.

07/23/2015

Dillan Harris (Family Photo)

Lawsuit: Police Ignored Orders To Halt Chase, Caused Toddler’s Death

The family of a toddler killed by a hit-and-run driver fleeing a fatal shooting has announced a lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging police are to blame for the boy’s death.

07/23/2015

Gabriel Martinez (Credit: Aurora Police)

Aurora Man Charged With Attempting To Kill 14-Year-Old

Aurora resident Gabriel G. Martinez, 22, faces counts of attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, Aurora police said in a statement.

07/23/2015

Police investigate a shooting scene off the Eisenhower Expressway Wednesday night. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Man Shot Near Eisenhower Expressway

About 10:10 p.m., the man was standing in the 2400 block of West Van Buren when someone got out of a gray car and fired shots, striking the man in his abdomen and leg, police said. The shooter then got back in the car and drove off onto I-290.

07/23/2015

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