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19 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend gun violence

Chicago Police officers cross the street in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
June 1, 2020

Nineteen people were killed and at least 63 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year so far, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported. More than half of the weekend’s...

DePaul student accused of leading online toilet paper scam

A worker checks the toilet paper rolls on a conveyor belt at a plant of Vajda-Papir Ltd in Budapest, Hungary, Friday, April 17, 2020.
May 3, 2020

A DePaul student allegedly participated in an online shopping scam, selling free toilet paper in exchange for a shipping and handling fee, according to a report by CBS 2. The student, allegedly from...

No silver bullet for explaining rise in Lincoln Park crime

Under Lightfoot's discretion, there has been a higher presence of CPD in CTA stations.
Some Lincoln Park residents want more police patrols in the area in response to high-profile incidents.
March 8, 2020

On a chilly February night, Lincoln Park residents and area police huddle near the entrance of the North & Clybourn Red Line stop. Some have their dogs with them, some brought their children and some...

Sheriffs: Illinois halts transfer of some facing deportation

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey, left, joins Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress, right, at the state Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Springfield, Ill., protesting the end of a practice by the Illinois Department of Corrections to transfer released inmates who have warrants or immigration detainers to Pontiac Correctional Center, where the Kankakee Sheriff's Department picked them up and detained them for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation hearings. Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration says it halted the policy because it violates the state's Trust Act which limits local police agencies' cooperation with federal immigration officials.
February 25, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Sheriffs' Association said Tuesday that some violent felons who had faced deportation are instead being released into local communities after their prison terms...

Donna More addresses concerns about North Side crime

Donna More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney.
February 23, 2020

Cook County State’s Attorney candidate, Donna More, hosted a public forum last Tuesday night to promote her campaign. As a Georgetown University Law graduate, More began her law career handling appeals...

Inmate dubbed the ‘Starved Rock Killer’ freed after 59 years

Chester Weger takes questions from the media after being released from the Pickneyville Correctional Center, Friday Feb. 21, 2020, in Pickneyville, Ill. Weger was released from an Illinois prison nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Weger was granted parole in November on his 24th try.
February 22, 2020

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park...

Some DePaul students on ‘high alert’ as campus safety stagnates

January 20, 2020

Lincoln Park is thought to be a safer neighborhood of the city. According to some DePaul students, this may not be the case.  Many DePaul students had their own run ins with crime around the Lincoln...

DePaul student accused of attempting to help spread ISIS propaganda

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.
November 19, 2019

A DePaul student has been accused of writing computer code intended to assist in spreading ISIS propaganda, according to a federal release.  Thomas Osadzinski, a 20-year-old software development major,...

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Adam Bramwell
September 19, 2019

A man suspected of stabbing and slashing a recent DePaul graduate near the Lincoln Park campus in July was formally charged with the crime Thursday, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a post on...

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop
September 16, 2019

A 35-year-old man was critically wounded after being shot early Sunday morning in the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway, an area typically considered among the safest in the city. It was the latest in...

4 adults and 2 kids shot and wounded at Chicago baby shower

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April 7, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two children were among the six people who were wounded when two men opened fire on a baby shower outside of a home on the South Side of Chicago. The attack happened Saturday...

Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation

In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett waves as he leaves Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday, May 23, 2019, that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the
April 5, 2019

Jussie Smollett has refused to pay more than $130,000 to reimburse Chicago investigative costs and the city said Thursday it will sue the "Empire" actor for the money as reimbursement for investigating...

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