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Armed Homeowner Prevents Theft, Injures Two Would-Be Robbers

A man who broke into an Englewood home Wednesday afternoon, then broke his leg trying to get back out after the homeowner fired a gun, has been charged with burglary, police said.

11/21/2013

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Shooting Death Is Gary’s 43rd Homicide, Tying Last Year’s Total

An argument outside the Blue Room early Monday led to gunfire, leaving a Gary man dead and his alleged killer in custody.

10/15/2013

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Gun Advocates Want Change To Illinois Self-Defense Laws

Conceal carry in Illinois will mean more people with guns who can protect themselves — but self defense laws have not yet changed.

09/24/2013

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Lakeview Crime Spike Prompts One Woman To Fight Back

A string of armed robberies and burglaries in the Lakeview neighborhood have a lot of folks there looking over their shoulders.

09/11/2013

Janine Brown

Southwest Suburban Nurse Charged With Murder, Claims Self-Defense

A southwest suburban nurse stands charged with killing a man during an argument, but her attorney says she acted in self-defense.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

Homer Wright

Man, 80, Arrested After Shooting Alleged Burglar

Neighbors in Englewood are not pleased after an 80-year-old man was arrested for shooting a man who was allegedly burglarizing his house.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

As  he returned to the pupit on May 22, 2011, Father Michael Pfleger apologized to the parish at St. Sabina for the ordeal that stemmed from his dispute with Francis Cardinal George. Pfleger had been suspended for three weeks before the cardinal reinstated him on May 20, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Pfleger Asks Churches To Honor Florida Boy Who Was Shot Dead

The Rev. Michael Pfleger is asking area churches this Sunday to honor the memory of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida boy who was shot and killed by a man who is claiming self-defense.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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Man Who Shot Home Invaders Busted For Growing Pot

A homeowner who defended his property by killing an intruder was behind bars Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Self-Defense Training For Wicker Park Residents

February 17, 2012 – CBS 2 News at 6AM After the robbery of a flower shop in the Wicker Park neighborhood that ended in the stabbing of a store employee, the Guardian Angels are offering […]

02/17/2012

Members of the Guardian Angels demonstrate self-defense techniques at a Logan Square tae kwan do studio in the wake of a series of muggings in the area. (Credit: CBS)

NW Side Residents Look To Defend Selves Against Recent Attacks

Enough is enough for some Chicagoans fed up with attacks on women in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

David Koschman

Mother Wants Special Prosecutor To Probe Death Tied To Daley Nephew

A woman who blames a nephew of retired Mayor Richard M. Daley for her son’s death wants a special prosecutor to investigate.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

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Police: Matteson Man Shot, Killed Son In Self-Defense

Police in south suburban Matteson have decided not to charge a man with killing his son, saying it was self-defense.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

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Attorney: Shooter Was Defending His Home

The attorney for a man who shot at four people says he was defending his home and family.

04/26/2011

Margaret Matthews

Boys Get Probation For Throwing Bricks At Woman’s Home

Two pre-teen boys have been sentenced to probation for throwing bricks at the home of an elderly South Side woman, who in turn shot and wounded one of them in the shoulder.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2011