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Chicago NOT most dangerous U.S. city, new report says. Chicago NOT most dangerous U.S. city, new report says.
CHICAGO — It’s common knowledge that Chicago is one of the nation’s most dangerous cities when it comes to gun violence. But that’s only because it has one of the highest populations. A non-profit news outlet that focuses on gun coverage called The Trace, found that in gun violence per capita, Chicago isn’t even in the top 10 — or the top 15. Miami, Washington, D.C. and other metro areas ...
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Carjacker caught after being slowed in River Forest rush-hour traffic. Carjacker caught after being slowed in River Forest rush-hour traffic.
A Chicago man and two juveniles were charged in connection to two carjackings in Chicago and west suburban River Forest. River Forest police responded at 4:12 p.m. Nov. 15 to a report of a carjacking at the TCF Bank in the 800 block of North Harlem Avenue, according to River Forest police. The victim left his vehicle running in the parking lot while he got out to wipe off some dirt, police...
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Boy, 3, among more than two dozen people shot in Chicago over weekend Boy, 3, among more than two dozen people shot in Chicago over weekend
A 3-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were among at least 25 people shot in Chicago over the weekend, according to police. The boy, Dwayne Franklin Jr., was riding in the car with his stepdad on the South Side when they were caught in gunfire at East 60th Street and South Wabash Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday. “I didn’t know it was gunshots," the boy's stepdad sai...
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Woman who killed daughter pleads for release from mental hospital Woman who killed daughter pleads for release from mental hospital
A woman who killed her young daughter in 2010 testified Wednesday that she is ready to be released from a mental hospital, but a prosecutor called that scenario a “recipe for disaster.” The hearing on whether Marci Webber should be released concluded Wednesday with Webber testifying that she suffers only from a “tiny bit of anxiety,” almost seven years after she killed her daughter in Bloomingd...
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2 found dead at Skokie home, police conducting 'death investigation' 2 found dead at Skokie home, police conducting 'death investigation'
Police were conducting a death investigation after two people were found dead in a home in north suburban Skokie late Monday morning, according to police. Police were called to a home in the 7600 block of North Lowell Avenue just after 11 a.m. when someone called in "a suspicious incident involving an unresponsive person," according to a Skokie police news release. Police found a dead man or...
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3 victims in 2 shootings were killed in ongoing gang war 3 victims in 2 shootings were killed in ongoing gang war
Chicago police say they believe the two people who were shot and killed during a memorial for a man fatally shot earlier that day were all members of the same street gang and were likely killed by a rival gang. Police department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Monday that the man killed early Sunday and the man and woman killed later in the day all appear on a police list of people most likely...
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Police Search for Women Suspected of Beating, Robbery in Suburban Naperville
Police are asking for the public's help in finding two women suspected of beating another woman and stealing her purse at a business in suburban Naperville. Officers responded to 1620 Pebblewood Lane for an unknown problem around 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, according to a statement from Naperville Police. Upon arrival, officers learned that two women had walked into a business and taken anot...
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3 dead, at least 11 wounded in shootings citywide 3 dead, at least 11 wounded in shootings citywide
Two men and a teenage boy have been killed and at least 11 people were wounded in shootings citywide since midmorning Monday, Chicago police said. Most recently, just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 51-year-old man was killed in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. Police responded to the 2500 block of North Lavergne Avenue for a call of a person down. Paramedics found that he had been ...
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County, City Open Mental Health Facility on Chicago's South Side County, City Open Mental Health Facility on Chicago's South Side
A mental health center project spearheaded by both Cook County and the city of Chicago has opened on the city’s South Side in response to an issue law enforcement and the Cook County Jail staff see regularly. The Community Triage Center, a former police district office, has been transformed into a mental health facility—including new safe rooms to assess those in need of mental health assistance....
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How a Chicago EMT with three lives slipped through the state's gun regulations How a Chicago EMT with three lives slipped through the state's gun regulations
Michael Arquero's past was finally catching up with him as he sat in his car, tending to his four gunshot wounds after firing back at a drive-by shooter at a Humboldt Park taco stand last month. His concealed carry permit and his EMT license bore his current name. That's how his co-workers, friends and wife said they knew him. But as police quickly found out when they fingerprinted him, Arqu...
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