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  • A 15-year-old boy faces felony charges stemming from a shooting in the 12000-block of S. Perry on the city's Far South Side.
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  • Two people were killed and at least 25 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday night.
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  • Two people were killed and at least 21 others were hurt in shootings across the city since Friday night.
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  • Chicago Police say crime in the city is down again.
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  • Intervention key to CPD program
  • Face-to-face communication is the key to cutting crime in some of city's most violent neighborhoods, Chicago police say.
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  • The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.
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  • Teen shot at South Deering bus stop
  • A 17-year-old girl, Destiny Colon, was shot in the abdomen during an apparent robbery near a South Side bus stop at 102nd Street and Commercial Avenue.
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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling for a six-month delay on gun sales in Chicago.
  • The Chicago Police Department says it took nearly 7,000 illegal guns off the streets in calendar year 2013.
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  • A 21-year-old woman was shot Monday morning at a bus stop at 72nd and Halsted in Chicago.
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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy had minor surgery Thursday.
  • With the January death of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Chicago garnered national attention and a reputation for violence. Now as 2013 comes to a close, CPD officials say violent crime is down.
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  • Mayor Emanuel boasts low Chicago crime, which some Chicagoans see no change
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his media blitz Monday, citing statistics that Chicago's crime rate had dropped dramatically in recent years.
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  • Garry McCarthy showed of illegal guns the Chicago Police Department has seized this year. So far this year alone police have recovered more than 6,300 illegal firearms.
  • Garry McCarthy showed of illegal guns the Chicago Police Department has seized this year. So far this year alone police have recovered more than 6,300 illegal firearms.
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  • The Chicago Police Department says the city's crime rate is at its lowest point in decades.
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  • A driver was shot to death while stopped at a red light in the 5600-block of West Fullerton Avenue.
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  • The Chicago Police Department said overall crime in the city is down however, some aldermen say it's not enough and that more officers need to be hired.
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  • Artwork fights gun violence
  • One month after 13 people were injured in a shooting at Cornell Square Park, students from a nearby school used art to speak out against gun violence.
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  • CPD Superintendent Garry McCarthy
  • Thirty-three reputed gang members have been arrested in raids by Chicago police, state and federal officials.
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  • Christopher Shoji, 25, is charged in the fatal stabbing of a North Center man.
  • The victim, Solomon Morales, was found stabbed on the front porch of his home in the 4200-block of North Damen by his mother early Tuesday morning.
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  • Police: Hammer-wielding robbers attacking victims in Lakeview
  • Police are searching for a group of hammer-wielding attackers who robbed three people in separate incidents on the city's North Side.
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  • For the first 9 months of the year, murders are down 21 percent compared to January to September in 2012.
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  • A new case of a police impersonator robbing a man happened late Saturday night at 70th and South Justine.
  • A new incident of a police impersonator robbing a man happened late Saturday at 70th Street and South Justine.
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  • Officer Franklin, cop impersonator, A Mercury Mountaineer similar to the one used in South Shore robberies by a man pretending to be a federal officer.
  • A man calling himself "Officer Franklin" is posing as a federal agent to rob people in the South Shore neighborhood.
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  • Nine alleged members of the Hobos street gang face murder and drug charges, as well as federal racketeering charges under RICO laws.
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  • Several cell phone robberies have been reported in the last week in the 6400 and 6500 blocks of South Western Avenue.
  • Several cell phone robberies have been reported in the last week in the 6400 and 6500 blocks of South Western Avenue.
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  • April Dixon was found dead in her apartment in the 3500-block of South Rhodes on Chicagos South Side Monday night.
  • April Dixon was found dead in her apartment in the 3500-block of South Rhodes on Chicago's South Side Monday night.
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  • Charges are filed Saturday night against 27-year-old Kellen Bledsoe, with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI and driving without a license among the counts for a car crash that killed toddler Jamya Love as she walked to day care.
  • Charges are filed Saturday night against 27-year-old Kellen Bledsoe, with reckless homicide, aggravated DUI and driving without a license among the counts for a car crash that killed a toddler as she walked to day care.
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  • A special report found ''no additional indictments would be sought'' into the 2004 death of David Koschman after a bar fight with Richard J. Vanecko, the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
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  • Good Samaritan helped save child from attempted abduction
  • A customer sprang to action after a 12-year-old girl said a man attempted to lure her to his vehicle near a convenience store.
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  • Surveillance images show a group of people getting off at State and Lake around the time of a robbery and assault on a CTA train.
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  • Chicago homicides spiked by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012 despite increased police resources in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.
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  • A search was under way for a sawed-off-shotgun-toting man who robbed several CTA Red Line passengers.
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  • A 22-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder in the 2006 murder of a Metra police officer.
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  • A 14-year-old boy is dead, a 12-year-old is hospitalized and a man was slightly hurt after a shooting in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
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  • A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood Tuesday night.
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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis talked about his possible future when a new mayor takes charge next year.
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  • Two suspects in the murder of an off-duty Chicago police officer appeared in court Saturday and were denied bond.
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  • Charges have been filed in the shooting death of off-duty police officer Thomas Wortham IV.
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  • Two people have been shot on the South Side, and one of the victims is critically injured.
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  • City and state leaders respond to two state lawmakers' proposal to bring in the National Guard to fight crime in Chicago.
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  • Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has said he does not believe that the military is the solution to Chicago violence.
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  • Two Illinois state representatives want the Illinois National Guard to help fight crime in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods.
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  • Two people now face charges in connection with the murder of a 70-year-old Antioch man.
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  • A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement officials is cracking down on convicted sex offenders who are not complying with their legal requirements.
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  • Three men are in custody after Chicago police discovered a large fencing ring on the West Side.
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  • Workers at a Near North Side recycling company were attacked as two suspects duct taped them together trying to make off with an ATM.
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  • A man has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of another man at a party early Saturday morning in southwest suburban Bolingbrook.
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  • Two suspects in a home invasion were hospitalized after they were shot by one of the homeowners.
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  • A Chicago family is mourning the loss of a 79-year-old man, who was killed while picking up dinner for Christmas Eve.
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  • A suspect has been charged with murder after a violent crime spree that left two women dead and critically wounded a man.
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  • A jury has ruled that convicted serial killer Andre Crawford is eligible for the death penalty.
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