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DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

DePaul student dies in weekend shooting in Chicago

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 10, 2019


Filed under Metro, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Metro, News

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


Filed under Crime Watch, Metro, News

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


Filed under Metro, News

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


Filed under Metro, News

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


Filed under Metro, News

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


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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...

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

Herbert G McCann, Associated Press

May 30, 2019


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New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The approximately 460-pages of new documents show detectives investigating...

Computer finds striking similarities in Chicago cold cases

Computer finds striking similarities in Chicago cold cases

Don Babwin, Associated Press

May 30, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities believed many were prostitutes or drug addicts or both. There was evidence of...

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Chicago mayor gets first reforms through City Council

Associated Press

May 29, 2019


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Mayor Lori Lightfoot has begun implementing reform to Chicago's City Hall. During her first time chairing a City Council meeting, Lightfoot got aldermen to go along with her picks to chair council committees that will vote on key parts of her agenda. The aldermen also approved new operating rules...

Lightfoot says she will govern for communities, not corporations

Lightfoot says she will govern for communities, not corporations

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 28, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

When she took the stage on Monday, May 20, Lori Lightfoot made history.  Lightfoot was inaugurated as the 56th mayor of Chicago, but she is the first black woman and the first openly gay person to ever hold the job.  At her inauguration, she spoke poetically of Chicago’s lure, of its checkered past and...

Reproductive justice rally in Chicago stokes abortion debate

Reproductive justice rally in Chicago stokes abortion debate

Ella Lee and Emma Oxnevad, Focus Editor and Assistant News Editor

May 28, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

Protesters on both sides of the abortion debate stood their ground Thursday at the Chicago Rally for Reproductive Justice. The protest began in the Daley Plaza, with speakers addressing the crowd from the Picasso sculpture. Representatives from Chicago Abortion Fund, Midwest Access Coalition, Lifted...

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