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Police: 7 injured in overnight shooting at Chicago park

Police: 7 injured in overnight shooting at Chicago park

Associated Press

August 4, 2019

Chicago police say seven people have been injured in an early morning shooting at a park on the city's West Side. Authorities say a group of people was standing in Douglas Park around 1:20 a.m. Sunday when someone fired shots from a black Camaro. Seven people were hit. A 21-year-old man was...

Recently paroled robber held without bond in fatal stabbing near Wintrust Arena

Recently paroled robber held without bond in fatal stabbing near Wintrust Arena

Associated Press

July 24, 2019

A recently paroled armed robber is being held without bond in the stabbing death of a man aboard a Chicago Transit Authority train. Tony Polk is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Troy Johnson, who authorities said was trying to protect another passenger from a knife-wielding...

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Police overseers fire 4 officers in Laquan McDonald-related case

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press

July 18, 2019

The Chicago Police Board on Thursday fired four police officers for allegedly covering up a white officer's 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. The nine-member board found the officers exaggerated the threat posed by the 17-year-old McDonald to justify his shooting by Jason Van Dyke and voted unanimously for the dismissal of Sgt. Ste...

Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

Chicago police investigators confirm alligator in lagoon

Associated Press

July 11, 2019

Chicago police investigators have cracked the case: A 4-5 foot alligator is living in a lagoon at one of the city's most popular parks. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Tuesday that investigators went to Humboldt Park Lagoon on the city's West Side and confirmed that the unusual resident...

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Chicago mayor says police won’t assist ICE in migrant sweep

Associated Press

June 21, 2019

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's police department will not participate in an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundup of migrant families who have been ordered out the country. ICE agents have been directed by President Donald Trump to conduct pre-dawn raids in major U.S. cities...

DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 10, 2019

A DePaul student was among those who were killed in shootings in Chicago this past weekend. Marcel Hannah, 30, was shot about 3 a.m. Sunday in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Police said Hannah got into an argument with someone in a blue Chevy Impala and was ...

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

Sophia Tareen and Michael Tarm, Associated Press

June 6, 2019

R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to 11 additional sex-related charges on Thursday, including four counts that carry a maximum prison term of 30 years in prison. Prosecutors did not ask the judge to raise the bond amount for Kelly during the brief hearing in Cook County court. Kelly stood...

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Chicago police warn of multiple sexual assaults in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 6, 2019

A man is suspected of sexually assaulting at least three women in the Lincoln Park neighborhood over the past three weeks, according to Chicago police. The man usually approaches women walking alone from behind and gropes them, police said in an alert. In one of the incidents, the man assaulted a...

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Don Babwin, Associated Press

June 3, 2019

Chicago's police chief on Monday decried a "despicable level of violence" during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people were stabbed to death. Police believe most of the shootings were gang related, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said. The shootings...

Chicago population continues to decline

Chicago population continues to decline

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 3, 2019

The Chicago area saw a population decline for the fourth year in a row, according to census data, raising questions as to why people continue to leave and what the potential consequences could be down the line. Between 2017 and 2018, the Chicago metropolitan area’s population decreased from 8,651,392...

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

June 1, 2019

Chicago's top prosecutor again shifted her explanation for why she recused herself from an investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he'd been the target of a hate crime, saying she stepped aside because of false rumors she was related to the "Empire" actor. Cook County State's Attorney Kim...

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Burke faces new charges in superseding indictment

Associated Press

May 30, 2019

One of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago history faces new federal charges that include racketeering. Among the charges in the superseding indictment handed down Thursday is that Edward M. Burke threatened to oppose a Chicago museum's admission fee increase because it didn't respond...

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