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Violence Leaves About 60 People Shot, 8 of Them Dead, For July 4th Weekend In Chicago

Dozens of people were struck by gunfire in Chicago, some of them fatally, during the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend, mostly in parts of the South and West sides that have long been plagued by gang crime and gun violence. (more…)

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Chicago Police, Federal Authorities Announce Effort to Crackdown on Gun Violence on Eve of July 4th Weekend

The Chicago police and federal authorities will announce Friday an effort aimed at cracking down on gun crimes in the violence-plagued city. (more…)

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Chicago Mother Says Teen Daughter Whose Rape Was Streamed Live on Facebook is Afraid to Come Home

The mother of a 15-year-old girl whose apparent sexual assault was streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since the attack and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family. (more…)

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Chicago’s Top Cop Promises Police Reform Even If Justice Department Doesn’t Pressure Him

With the Trump administration signaling an aversion to federally-mandated reforms of local police forces, the Chicago Police Department’s top cop on Tuesday said that he is moving forward with an ambitious agenda to boost training and accountability of one of the nation’s largest police departments. (more…)

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Chicago Police Arrest 81 People in Overnight Raids, Mostly for Drug and Weapons Offenses

The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday. (more…)

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Chicago Police Department Using High-Tech Effort to Fight Crime

The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, an announcement that came as the city's police released statistics showing no letup in the death toll that captured the nation's attention last year and sparked a Twitter

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Judge Orders Release of Chicago Cop Charged with Murder in Off-Duty Killing

Prosecutors said Thursday that a Chicago cop charged with first-degree murder for an off-duty shooting had allegedly brandished a gun and threatened the victim during an incident weeks before the deadly altercation.Prosecutors said Thursday that a Chicago cop charged with first-degree murder for an off-duty shooting had allegedly brandished a

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