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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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Teenage Girl Killed in Shooting on Chicago's South Side Teenage Girl Killed in Shooting on Chicago's South Side
A 17-year-old girl was shot and killed while sitting in a car on Chicago's South Side early Saturday. The shooting occurred around 12:29 a.m. in the 4500 block of South Wood Street in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to police. The victim, who family members identified as Naome Zuber, was in the backseat of a vehicle traveling southbound on Hoyne Avenue when a man opened fi...
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95 Percent of Chicago Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Amid Con 95 Percent of Chicago Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike Amid Con
Members of the Chicago Teachers Union have voted to authorize a strike amid an ongoing contract battle with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Board of Education. The union said Monday that 95 percent of members voted in favor of a strike. “This should come as no surprise to the Board, the mayor or parents because educators have been angry about the school-based cuts that have hurt special e...
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5 People Robbed at Gunpoint Inside Congress Plaza Hotel 5 People Robbed at Gunpoint Inside Congress Plaza Hotel
Police are investigating an armed robbery that took place Saturday morning inside Chicago’s Congress Plaza Hotel. At approximately 8:30 a.m., two male suspects followed one of the victims to his hotel room in the 500 block of South Michigan Avenue and forced their way inside, according to Chicago police. Three men, each 20-years old, and two women, age 19 and 23, were robbed at gunpoint, acc...
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U.S. West Coast port employers seek mediation in dockworker talk U.S. West Coast port employers seek mediation in dockworker talk
Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports asked the union representing 20,000 dockworkers on Monday to consent to federal mediation in contract negotiations, saying the parties remained far from a deal after seven months of talks. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said urgency surrounding the talks has grown due to severe cargo slowdowns that the companies accused t...
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Child monitored in Chicago for possible Ebola symptoms Child monitored in Chicago for possible Ebola symptoms
A child in Chicago is being monitored for possible Ebola symptoms, according to a statement from the University of Chicago Medical Center. The child was admitted to U of C Medical Center after federal authorities detected a fever during screening at O’Hare airport last night. Officials say the child had no other symptoms, and is currently in stable condition. The Centers for Disease Control ...
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