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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 ...

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...

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...

Illinois man found guilty in teen’s 1992 strangulation death

Illinois man found guilty in teen’s 1992 strangulation death

Associated Press

May 24, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A 76-year-old man has been convicted in the 1992 strangulation death of an Illinois teenager. Robert Serritella, of Park Ridge, was found guilty Thursday on two counts of first degree murder in the killing of 15-year-old David Chereck, of Skokie. The teen was found strangled with a scarf in a forest...

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Pregnant Chicago woman slain, baby cut from her womb

Caryn Rousseau and Don Babwin, Associated Press

May 16, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A pregnant woman who had gone to a Chicago home in response to a Facebook offer of free baby clothes was strangled and her baby cut from her womb, police and family members said. The newborn was in grave condition and not expected to survive, and three people were taken into custody, with charges...

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Report takes issue with error-prone Chicago gang database

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

April 12, 2019


Filed under Metro, News

A poorly managed police database of 130,000 purported street-gang members in Chicago is rife with errors and offers no practical way for those wrongly entered into it to purge their names, the city's inspector general office says in a sharply critical report released Thursday. Inclusion in the database...

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