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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.

Associated Press

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 victims were shot on Sunday following violent protests Saturday night that led to hundreds of arr...

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.

Alayne Trinko, Focus Editor

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 Batavia, cannot be identified because he has not been charged with a crime. Victims say that the website, Sally’s Dep...

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.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

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 — who don’t appear to belong to media organizations — are filming the event on their cellpho...

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.

Associated Press

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 end as a result of a policy change by Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration. Sheriffs Mike Downey of...

Donna More addresses concerns about North Side crime

Donna More is running for Cook County State’s Attorney.

Emily Reilly, Contributing Writer

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 at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office. Later in her career, she moved to the Illinois Gamin...

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.

Associated Press

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 walked out of prison Friday. Chester Weger emerged from Pinckneyville Correctional Center much...

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

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

Griffin Wright, Katie Kostelic, and Brett Balicki

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 Park campus, and others believe the rates of these incidents have been increasing. As fall turns to ...

DePaul student accused of attempting to help spread ISIS propaganda

DePaul University Lincoln Park campus.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

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, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign ...

Man suspected of summer attack on recent DePaul graduate charged

Adam Bramwell

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

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 Twitter. Adam Bramwell, 32, was brought back to Chicago from Texas, where authorities arrested him last ...

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Crime rates up in Lincoln Park, double in Loop

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

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 a series of violent crimes near DePaul’s Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. The man was standing on the sidewal...

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

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Associated Press

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 evening in the West Englewood neighborhood. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 20 childre...

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

Michael Tarm, Associated Press

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 what officials say was a phony racist, anti-gay attack that Smollett staged. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's la...

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