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Man Shot, Seriously Wounded Near Church In Back Of The Yards

A man was shot and seriously wounded Sunday afternoon near a church in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

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Woman Critically Injured In Roseland Stabbing

A woman is in critical condition after being found stabbed in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side on Saturday afternoon.

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Man Shot During Elgin Home Invasion

A man was shot with a shotgun during a home invasion early Saturday in northwest suburban Elgin.

01/31/2015

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Man Found Shot To Death In South Chicago

A man was found shot to death Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood.

01/31/2015

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1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Friday Gun Violence

A man was killed and and at least three other people were injured in separate South Side shootings on Friday.

01/31/2015

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Burr Oak Worker Testifies About Horrors At Cemetery

A Burr Oak Cemetery worker testified Thursday that the foreman on site used a sledgehammer to destroy a cement liner surrounding an old casket and once heard him use an expletive to describe the skeletal remains he wanted trashed to make room for a fresh corpse.

01/30/2015

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Rockford Man Shot And Killed In Bridgeport

About 3 a.m., officers found Israel C. Pena unresponsive on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 1200 block of West 32nd Street, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

01/30/2015

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Man Gets 32 Years For “Brutal” Rape At West Town Bus Stop

Michael Campbell, now 29, pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, and was sentenced by Cook County Judge Charles Burns, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

01/29/2015

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ID Theft Operation Found At Near West Side Home After Traffic Stop

A Near West Side man stopped in traffic Tuesday faces a myriad of charges after police executed a search warrant at his home that night and found weapons, heroin and various credit card counterfeiting devices and altered credit cards.

01/29/2015

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Man Found Shot To Death In Bridgeport

Officers found the man, 20, unresponsive on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest about 3 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 32nd Street, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

01/29/2015

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1 Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In West Pullman Shooting

The two men, 24 and 29, were both shot in the head about 2:05 a.m. near 119th Street and Yale Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines, citing preliminary information.

01/29/2015

A clerk at this convenience store was shot and killed during a robbery on Monday. The clerk managed to return fire, and killed one of the two masked men who attacked him. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Joliet Police Still Hunting For Second Suspect In Deadly Robbery

As Joliet police continued their search for the second robber in a holdup that left a convenience store clerk and a robber dead last week, investigators were hoping someone would come forward with information to help them crack the case.

01/28/2015

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Parents Wanted For Las Vegas Kidnapping Arrested In Lake County

A man and a woman wanted for kidnapping two children from Las Vegas in 2006 were arrested Tuesday night in north suburban Russell, near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

01/28/2015

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutor: Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial Should Proceed

Indonesian prosecutors said Wednesday the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother should proceed, defending their indictment against defense arguments that it has inaccuracies and should be annulled.

01/28/2015

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Rogers Park Man Charged In Evanston Shooting

Andre Williams, 26, of the 1600 block of West Juneway, was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm, according to Evanston police.

01/28/2015

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Man Who Prompted Hospital Lockdown In Geneva Arrested In Hammond

The man who threatened a relative with a knife, prompting a west suburban hospital to go on lockdown, was arrested late Tuesday in northwest Indiana.

01/28/2015

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Man Shot And Killed In Washington Park

About 1:40 p.m., 23-year-old Angelo Porter was walking in the 600 block of East 51st Street, at the northern end of Washington Park, when a person approached him from behind and shot him in the head, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

01/28/2015

Police are searching for a man who displayed a Taser before robbing a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA stattion last week. | Chicago Police photo

Police: Woman At CTA Station Robbed By Man With Stun Gun

Police are searching for a man who robbed a female of her cellphone at a South Loop CTA rail station last Friday after displaying a stun gun.

01/27/2015

Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka "el Chapo Guzman", is escorted by marines as he is presented to the press on February 22, 2014 in Mexico City. The Sinaloa cartel leader - the most wanted by US and Mexican anti-drug agencies - was arrested early Saturday morning by Mexican marines at a resort in Mazatlan, northern Mexico. (Photo credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Twins Who Spilled Drug Cartel Secrets To Be Sentenced

In the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico’s most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

01/26/2015

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14-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Riverdale

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot Sunday evening in south suburban Riverdale.

01/26/2015

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