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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

Samuel Galvan (Credit: Elgin Police)

Elgin Man Charged With Child Porn Possession

Samuel Galvan, 26, was arrested after the Elgin Police Department’s Major Investigations Division executed a search warrant at his home in the 700 block of North Grove Avenue, according to a statement from the police department.

07/23/2015

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Teen Shot In West Garfield Park

The 16-year-old was standing outside in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard just after midnight when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

07/23/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Wounded In Riverdale Shooting

About 9:40 p.m., the 20-year-old was shot in the nose and ear in the 900 block of East 130th Street, police said.

07/23/2015

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Man Shot In South Shore

About 5:52 p.m., the 31-year-old was standing in the alley of the 6900 block of South East End Avenue when another person walked up and shot him in the ankle, police said. He also suffered a graze wound to his arm.

07/23/2015

Rasheed Martin.  (Source: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Suspect In Murder Of 7-Year-Old Amari Brown Arrested In Wisconsin

A suspect in the murder of seven-year-old Amari Brown earlier this month was arrested in Superior, Wis. Wednesday afternoon, police said.

07/22/2015

A car rolled over after a hit-and-run crash in Logan Square early Wednesday. | LeeAnn Shelton/Sun-Time Media

Car Overturns In Logan Square Hit-And-Run Crash

About 1:20 a.m., a car headed southbound on California just past Logan clipped a parked vehicle before overturning, according to Chicago Police officers and neighbors at the scene.

07/22/2015

Police officers cordon off the scene after two officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them. Witnesses claimed the man did not have a gun, and was not a threat to police. (Credit: CBS)

Police Officers Shoot Man In Englewood

Chicago police officers shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them early Wednesday in the Englewood neighborhood, although some residents said police shot an unarmed man during a memorial for a friend who died in a crash three years ago.

07/22/2015

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Shot-Up Car On Eisenhower Might Have Been Involved In Bellwood Shooting

A bullet-riddled car found on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday might have been shot in west suburban Bellwood.

07/22/2015

David Zientek (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Convicted Sex Offender Charged With Sexual Assault Of 6-Year-Old In Stickney

A 60-year-old man who’s already spent time in prison for sexual abuse is back behind bars Tuesday after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a 6-year-old outside his west suburban home.

07/22/2015

Authorities investigate at the Washington Park intersection where a man was shot to death in a car late Tuesday, police said. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

1 Killed, 5 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings

The fatal shooting was in the Washington Park neighborhood. About 9:40 p.m., a 26-year-old man was found shot in the head in the 5900 block of South State Street, police said. He was dead at the scene.

07/22/2015

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Woman Shot In Lawndale

Just after midnight, she was on a sidewalk in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard when two males walked up and one of them opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

07/22/2015

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