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    Cancer patient, mother attacked and robbed on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — A cancer patient and mother of three kids was attacked and robbed on the city’s West Side. Erika Santiago was walking home from a Currency Exchange at Chicago and Kedzie when she was assaulted. She had just received $1,000 to pay her rent. Because she’s ill, she depends on disability payments. She says the attacker choked her, demanded money, and threatened to kill her. She says she couldn’t breathe or yell for help. When she saw he had a […]

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    FOP to Chicago officers: Turn down overtime that’s not mandatory

    CHICAGO — The union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers is taking a stand against what it believes is a lack of support for officers. The Fraternal Order of Police is calling on officers to turn-down overtime that’s not mandatory over the Labor Day holiday weekend. It’s urging officers to spend the time with their families instead. Supt. Eddie Johnson says he supports family time, but the best way to show support for officers is to be on the job […]

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    2 killed in wrong-way crash in Rolling Meadows

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. — Two people were killed, and one injured, in a wrong-way crash in Rolling Meadows. It crash happened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday on Route 53, near Eucild Avenue. Police say a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes of Route 53, and plowed into two other vehicles. No details have been released about the victims. All lanes on Route 53 are back open. An investigation is underway.

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    Do you see your stolen stuff? Cops bust local theft ring worth more than $1M

    CHICAGO — A man is accused of stealing more than one million dollars worth of goods. 53 year-old Jerome Brown allegedly had the stolen equipment at his home in the Austin neighborhood. The merchandise included power tools, and construction and landscaping equipment. If you’ve had anything stolen matching that description, you can stop by the Chicago police district at Madison and Waller on Friday and Saturday to see if it might be yours. Bring your ID, proof of purchase, and any evidence, including police […]

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    Skokie police officer injured in crash with stolen car

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Stolen vehicles. A damaged police car. An injured officer. Some arrests, but some people still on the run. That’s the wild scenario that unfolded early, Wednesday morning, and stretched from Skokie to the South Side. Skokie Police say they received a report about six African-American men who were trying to open car doors in the 5300 block of Harvard Terrace. Police also got a 911 call from that same block about a burglary. During that burglary, a […]

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    Man arrested in protest released on bond

    CHICAGO — A local activist accused of hitting and trying to disarm a Chicago Police officer during a “Black Lives Matter” protest was released from jail on bond Tuesday night. Ja’Mal Green was released on  $350,000 bond. His family claimed the bail amount was excessive, and is an attempt to silence protests. They also claim prosecutors have falsified reports. But, prosecutors say a Tribune photo shows Green striking the officer. There has been no  explanation from supporters however on a controversial Facebook post which Green reportedly posted and then took down in the aftermath of the massacre of five Dallas police officers, which read, “I admire the person who did this the post reads […]

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    Police and neighbors go door-to-door to promote peace in Englewood

    Englewood residents and Chicago police will join together on Thursday night to call for an end to gun violence. OPERATION: Wake-Up will take place at 57th and Morgan at 7 p.m. 50 volunteers are expected to participate. CPD will beef-up patrols on bike, foot, and in squad vehicles in the neighborhood. The event comes after a four year-old boy was shot and wounded at 57th and Morgan on Wednesday.

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    Taste of Chicago kicks off today in Grant Park

    CHICAGO — Something sure smells good in Grant Park. The 36th annual “Taste of Chicago” kicked-off on Wednesday. It is featuring 69 vendors, 20 of which are new to the event. It is also offering more than 200 menu items. There’s also plenty of music. Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper will take the stage at 5p.m. on Wednesday along with the Roots. The Decemberists and the Isley Brothers are among 10 other acts set to perform this week. The “Taste” will run through Sunday. For […]

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    Mechanic’s body found in remains of fire on Chicago’s Southeast Side

    CHICAGO — A man’s body was discovered early Tuesday morning in a burning auto repair shop. The body of 56-year-old Edward MacArthur was discovered by firefighters as they put out a blaze had his South East Side Auto Mechanic on 80th and Stony. An autopsy on MacArthur’s body scheduled for later this week. But police say  MacArthur had a gunshot wound to the head.  A gun found near his body. Friends and loved ones grieved the loss of the mechanic […]

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    Major concerns about gun violence in Chicago as holiday approaches

    A possible explosion in gun violence this 4th of July weekend is a major concern in Chicago. The holiday follows a high murder count in June. There were 72 murders last month. Also, there were 355 shootings and 429 shooting victims. Chicago police are beefing up patrols and adding thousands of additional officers to the streets. Federal agents, Cook County sheriffs, and State Police officers will also provide assistance. Earlier this week, CPD raids targeting gangs resulted in 27 arrests in the Uptown neighborhood. Special operations on Friday […]