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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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Should the 40 People Who Viewed Facebook Live Gang Rape Face Charges?

Chicago police have now arrested two suspects in the brutal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed on Facebook Live. Both of those charged in the attack are teenage boys, ages 14 and 15, and police continue to look for more accomplices. (more…)

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Chicago Police Arrest 14-Year-Old Boy in Connection With Facebook Live Sexual Assault of 15-Year-Old Girl

Chicago Police announced on Twitter Sunday that they had arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that had been streamed live on Facebook in March. (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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Chicago Records 762 Homicides in 2016

The city of Chicago recorded 762 homicides in 2016 — an average of two murders per day, the most killings in the city for two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combined. (more…)

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Chicago Hits 701st Murder of 2016

Mired in a level of violence not seen in nearly two decades, the nation’s third largest city recorded its 701st murder on Thursday, reaching a stunning milestone before year's end. (more…)

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