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Authorities arrest person of interest in stabbing of recent DePaul graduate

Authorities arrest person of interest in stabbing of recent DePaul graduate

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

August 8, 2019

A man who may be connected to the stabbing of a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus last month was arrested in Texas, Chicago police said. Adam Bramwell, 32, who was wanted on two outstanding felony warrants, is a person of interest in the stabbing case, Chicago police spokesman Ant...

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...

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

DePaul community ‘on heightened alert’ after recent crimes in Lincoln Park

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

August 2, 2019

The July 18 attack on a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus has shaken some members of the university community. A 22-year-old woman, who the university confirmed graduated in June with a degree in anthropology, was attacked and slashed in the face and throat while walking home about...

Chicago police release video of man wanted for questioning in attack on DePaul student

Chicago police release video of man wanted for questioning in attack on DePaul student

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

July 24, 2019

Chicago police are looking for a man who may have been involved in the July 18 attack on a recent DePaul graduate near the music buildings on the Lincoln Park campus. The man is also believed to be involved with a West Town vehicle theft case in the 353 North Desplaines Avenue area, but has "similar de...

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...

Woman slashed in face, neck near DePaul Lincoln Park campus

Woman slashed in face, neck near DePaul Lincoln Park campus

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

July 18, 2019

A recent DePaul graduate was slashed in the face and neck early Thursday morning near the music buildings on the Lincoln Park campus, according to DePaul Public Safety and Chicago police. The attack occurred near the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Halsted Street, according to an alert sent by DePaul...

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 ...

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...

Computer finds striking similarities in Chicago cold cases

Computer finds striking similarities in Chicago cold cases

Don Babwin, Associated Press

May 30, 2019

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

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

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

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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