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Police: Man Shot To Death In Little Village

A man was shot to death in the Little Village neighborhood early Saturday, police said.

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Boy, 14, Shot In Auburn Gresham

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side early Saturday.

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Cook County Creates New Court To Focus On Prostitution, Human Trafficking Cases

With the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.

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Exhumation Might Bring Closure To Double Murder Case After 67 Years

Officials have exhumed the body of a man who was slain along with a teenage girl nearly 70 years ago in the small town of Oregon, Illinois, and a man who has spent 17 years investigating the murders hopes forensic tests will help close the case.

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Man Charged With Shooting 61-Year-Old Woman From Outside Mckinley Park Home

Manuel Martinez, 33, was charged with one felony count each of aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm and aggravated fleeing from police, a statement from Chicago Police said. He was also cited for driving without a license and insurance, and driving with a broken headlight.

05/29/2015

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Five Shot, Including 2-Year-Old Girl, In West Englewood

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Honore Street. Two men, two women, and a 2-year-old girl were wounded.

05/29/2015

Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother And Autistic Son Found Dead After Fire, Apparent Home Invasion

Firefighters found 48-year-old Maria Concepcion Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos Herrera dead in their home in the 3600 block of West 55th Place around 2:50 p.m., after someone reported a couch on fire at the home.

05/29/2015

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Three Men Shot In South Shore

About 9:30 p.m., the three were standing outside in the 2100 block of East 67th Street when a male shot them from a nearby alley, police said.

05/29/2015

Chicago police respond to the scene of two people found dead on the Southwest Side. (CBS/Brad Edwards)

Mother, Son Discovered Bound, Dead At Southwest Side Fire Scene

One victim reportedly was stabbed, another had been restrained with duct tape, and a fire was started.

05/28/2015

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Brian Howard Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire At FAA Radar Center In Aurora

A 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.

05/28/2015

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Man Charged With Gunning Down Humboldt Park Father In 2014

Kortillious Gipson, 23, is charged with first-degree murder for the death of 34-year-old Sam Walker on July 31, 2014, according to Chicago Police.

05/28/2015

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Police Warn Of Austin Robberies

Police are warning residents about a series of robberies targeting lone female victims reported this month in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

05/28/2015

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Man Gets 45 Years For Deadly Road Rage Incident

Angelo Bennett said all he’s ever wanted to do since he was charged with murdering a gentlemen’s club manager was apologize to the slain man’s family. He got his chance on Wednesday.

05/28/2015

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Men Dressed As Women Steal Handbags From Lincoln Park Store

Men dressed as women were caught on video stealing thousands in high-end merchandise Wednesday afternoon.

05/27/2015

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Police Searching For Mask-Wearing Man Who Tried To Abduct Girl On West Side

Police seek a man who allegedly tried to abduct a girl early Wednesday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

05/27/2015

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Mother Pleads For Violence To Stop As 4-Year-Old Daughter Recovers From Shooting

As her daughter recovers from brain surgery, a young mother makes a plea for those who shot her this weekend, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

05/27/2015

A 61-year-old woman was shot in the neck when a man fired shots into her home in the 3600 block of South Honore Street. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Suspect In Custody After Woman Shot In McKinley Park

Bullets riddled a McKinley Park home late Tuesday night, following an argument between two men, and a 61-year old woman was shot in the neck.

05/27/2015

A man was beaten and robbed near Michigan Avenue and Chestnut Street early Wednesday. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Police Investigate Two Robberies Near Magnificent Mile

A man was robbed early Wednesday just off the Magnificent Mile, a few blocks from the scene of another robbery attempt a few minutes later.

05/27/2015

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Seven Injured In Shootings Across Chicago Since Tuesday Morning

The most recent shooting happened about 11:40 p.m. in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 14-year-old boy was outside in the 2200 block of South Central Park Avenue when an SUV drove past and someone inside fired shots in his direction.

05/27/2015

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After Violent Weekend, Emanuel Says Stronger Gun Laws Needed

Mayor Emanuel attended a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service above and beyond the call and he acknowledged this was a weekend with far too many shootings and deaths.

05/26/2015

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