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At Least 58 People Shot In Chicago This Weekend; 6 Dead, 52 WoundedNearly 60 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, six of them fatally, including two missing teenage boys found dead in a field late Sunday night.
Undaunted In Face Of Shootings, Englewood Residents March In Back To School ParadeHours after eight people were wounded in two shootings in Englewood, members of that beleaguered South Side community gathered for an annual back to school parade, seeking to put a stop to the violence.
New Video Shows Tension After Police Shooting Of Harith AugustusThe agency in charge of investigating police shootings released more raw video of the fatal shooting of  Harith Augustus on July 14 in the city's South Shore neighborhood.
Hundreds Of CPD Officers Working Desk Jobs, Not On Streets Fighting CrimeAt a time when the city is pushing to add more officers to the Chicago Police Department, there are hundreds of sworn officers who are not on the streets fighting crime.
For Crime Witnesses, Family Safety Can Outweigh A Community's Security"I was approached with the opportunity to not go to prison, provided I gave information on everybody in the neighborhood. I decided against it."
Veteran Chicago Police Officer 'More Afraid Of Media Reaction' Than Being Killed“I’ve never been afraid of being hurt on this job or killed on this job,” he said. “I’m more concerned about what the media is going to think about me, what they’re going to put on the news, or how I’m going to be portrayed as this evil person.”

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10 Things To Do In Chicago This Weekend: August 17 to August 19It might be August, but Chicago's summer is still in full swing. Check out some of the hottest events taking place this weekend.
Local Hot Spots: Your Guide To 4 New Bars And Eateries In The LoopInterested in exploring the newest food and drink establishments in the Loop? From a modern cafe to a colorful bar, read on for a rundown of the newest spots to open their doors in this part of Chicago.
Things To Do Around Chicago This WeekendLooking for something to do in Chicago this weekend? Here are some events and festivals happening in Chicago and around Chicago's suburbs.
The 5 Best Jazz And Blues Spots In Chicago, RankedIn search of a new favorite spot to hear live jazz and blues? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top venues for jazz and blues around Chicago, using both Yelp data and their own secret sauce to produce a ranked list.
Buon Appetito: 3 New Italian Restaurants To Try In ChicagoLooking for your next great Italian meal in Chicago? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food, offering everything from pizzas and ravioli to roasted oysters and hearth-glazed lamb.
Eats, Treats And Games: Your Guide To Lakeview's 5 Newest BusinessesWant to find out about the freshest new spots in Lakeview? From a Mediterranean and Indian restaurant to a board game cafe, read on to see the newest hot spots to debut in this Chicago neighborhood.