12 min ago

As unrest follows latest Chicago police shooting, neighbors and activists plot ways to unify their community

Activist William Calloway speaks at meeting Tuesday evening in the basement of St, Sabina parish, 1210 W 78th Pl,

    As unrest follows latest Chicago police shooting, neighbors and activists plot ways to unify their community
    Keena Carson is hoping Chicago avoids a Rodney King moment should a white Chicago police officer accused of fatally shooting a black teen be found not guilty later this year. Like dozens of others huddled in the basement of St.
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3 hours ago

Plan to legalize spray paint sales in Chicago resurfaces

Department of Streets & Sanitation worker Mark First blasts graffiti off a building in the 7100 block of South Ashland Avenue on May 10, 2017, in the West Englewood neighborhood.

    Plan to legalize spray paint sales in Chicago resurfaces
    A proposal by two Southwest Side aldermen to remove Chicago's decades-old spray paint ban has gotten new life. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has asked for an ordinance to allow spray paint sales - that he and Ald. Matt O'Shea, 19th, first introduced in 2016 - be moved to Burke's Finance Committee.
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5 hours ago

Chicago couple from India pleads not guilty to charges of running high-end prostitution ring

Federal prosecutors say a husband and wife team ran a high-end prostitution ring involving young Indian actresses brought to the U.S. out of this apartment building in the 5700 block of West Belden Avenue in Chicago.

    Chicago couple from India pleads not guilty to charges of running high-end prostitution ring
    A Chicago couple of Indian descent pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging they ran a high-end prostitution ring that lured young Indian actresses to the U.S. to perform sexual acts at Indian conferences and cultural events across the country.
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12 hours ago

'Prison is not where women need to be': All-female task force wants to cut Illinois’ female prison population in half

Monica Cosby, 49, writes a note at her desk during work at the Westside Justice Center in the 600 block of South California Avenue in Chicago on July 10, 2018.

    'Prison is not where women need to be': All-female task force wants to cut Illinois' female prison population in half
    The number of women locked up in Illinois prisons would be cut by as much as half under an ambitious proposal by reform advocates who argue that the corrections system has largely ignored the needs of female inmates, many of whom suffered years of trauma, abuse or poverty before winding up behind bars.
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17 hours ago

Man dead, 2 others wounded in city shootings

A 35-year-old man was shot to death in the 9800 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood. He had been shot in the face, torso and...

    Man dead, 2 others wounded in city shootings
    A man was killed and two others were wounded in separate attacks on the city's South and West sides Tuesday.
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17 hours ago

Johnson says no audio on two video recordings of the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus

...2018, shows the police-involved shooting of Harith Augustus, 37, a day earlier in the 2000 block of East 71st Street. The video was released without audio and edits to the footage were made by the...

    Johnson says no audio on two video recordings of the fatal police shooting of Harith Augustus
    Video of the fatal police shooting of a barber in the South Shore neighborhood last weekend was captured by two officers' body cameras, but the footage does not include an audio recording of what happened at the scene, Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Tuesday.
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17 hours ago

Indiana man charged with Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual abuse

He’s accused of entering a home in the 400 block of West Belden Avenue about 2:15 a.m. May 27 and sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl.

    Indiana man charged with Lincoln Park home invasion, sexual abuse
    A man from Indianapolis was charged with three felonies in connection with an attack in May in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
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25 hours ago

Girl rescued from Crystal Lake swim beach, flown to hospital after being found unresponsive

Crystal Lake Police and Crystal Lake Fire Rescue responded to a call of that the 6-year-old child had been found “face down in the water” at about 1 p.m. at the Three Oaks Recreation Area, 5517 Northwest Highway.

    Girl rescued from Crystal Lake swim beach, flown to hospital after being found unresponsive
    A 6-year-old girl was found unresponsive at a swim beach at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake Tuesday. She was flown to a hospital and was said to be in stable condition.
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25 hours ago

Ferrara Candy moving headquarters next year to Chicago from Oakbrook Terrace

Ferrara is negotiating a lease of two floors, or about 60,000 square feet, in a recently completed office building at 625 W. Adams St., across the street from Old St. Patrick’s Church, according to sources.

    Ferrara Candy moving headquarters next year to Chicago from Oakbrook Terrace
    Ferrara Candy, the Oakbrook Terrace maker of Lemonheads, Red Hots and Trolli gummies, plans to move its 300-person corporate headquarters to Chicago's Near West Side next spring. Ferrara is negotiating a lease of two floors, or about 60,000 square feet, in a recently completed office building at 625 W.
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28 hours ago

Emanuel won't judge officers' actions in fatal police shooting, says he wants to use it to 'help all of us learn from this'

A probationary Chicago police officer shot Augustus Saturday in the 2000 block of East 71st Street near the barbershop where he worked.

    Emanuel won't judge officers' actions in fatal police shooting, says he wants to use it to 'help all of us learn from this'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Tuesday whether he thought Chicago police officers acted appropriately in the shooting death of 37-year-old Harith Augustus. The mayor said he would wait for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability to complete its investigation before taking a position.
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28 hours ago

Al Capone bootleg brewery in Pilsen set for demolition

This building in the 2200 block of South Lumber Street in Pilsen, which once served as a bootleg brewery for Al Capone, is set to be demolished, July 17, 2018.

In 1932, a raid took place at the brewery at 2271-2273 Lumber Street, according to an article published by the Tribune at the time. Property records show the building slated for demolition Tuesday at one time had the address of 2271 S. Lumber.

    Al Capone bootleg brewery in Pilsen set for demolition
    Demolition was expected to begin Tuesday on a Pilsen building that records and historic information show once served as a bootleg brewery for Al Capone. A demolition permit was granted for July 11, giving the building's current owner permission to demolish buildings in the 2200 block of South Lumber Street, near West Cermak Road and the Chicago River.
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33 hours ago

Officer shoots dog after finding man clinging to car to escape attack

They were called to the 8000 block of South King Drive around 12:45 a.m. for a report of a dog attack, according to police.

    Officer shoots dog after finding man clinging to car to escape attack
    When officers arrived to a South Side street, they saw a man on top of a car, clinging to it while two dogs leapt at him early Tuesday, police said. An officer shot and injured one of the dogs when it began attacking when police arrived.
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41 hours ago

Man shot and killed in his West Side apartment

Police were called to the 1000 block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood around 12:15 p.m., according to and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

    Man shot and killed in his West Side apartment
    A man's death Sunday has been reclassified as a homicide after a medical examiner found that the man had been shot in the head in his apartment on the West Side, officials said.
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41 hours ago

Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting

Police are on the scene after a man and woman were shot and injured in the 2000 block of East 70th Street on July 16, 2018.

The shooting was just north of the scene where Harith Augustus, a 37-year-old barber, was shot to death by police Saturday in the 2000 block of East 71st Street.

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A 21-year-old man was shot in the inner leg around 5:45 p.m. when he was walking down the street in the 7100 block of South Carpenter Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was in good condition at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Around 12:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the back in the 9900 block of South Halsted Street in the Far South Side’s Washington Heights neighborhood, police said. He was in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

...Yards neighborhood, police said. A man in his 20s demanded money from him in the 4800 block of South Throop Street, and then shot him twice in the arm and back. He was taken to Stroger...

    Man and woman hit by stray bullets less than block from scene of police shooting
    A man and a woman were injured Monday evening by stray bullets when occupants of passing cars fired at each other about half a block from the scene of a police shooting on Saturday on the South Side, Chicago police said.
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