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Chicago police say officers fatally shot knife-wielding man after failing to subdue him with a Taser

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Chicago police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man early Saturday after they failed to subdue him with a Taser, police said. Officers had responded to a call about a person stabbed in Vittum Park around 1:...

An 8-year-old girl killed in a drive-by shooting was one of 53 people shot in Chicago over holiday weekend

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An 8-year-old girl was among at least 53 people shot during a violent holiday weekend in Chicago, according to police officials. Eight people died between Friday and Monday in shooting homicides, the Chicago Police ...

A man known as the ‘Dreadhead Cowboy’ was arrested for riding his horse on a Chicago highway

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Drivers on a Chicago highway saw an unusual sight on Monday afternoon: A single cowboy riding alongside vehicles, slowing down traffic amid rush hour. The Dreadhead Cowboy, a local celebrity whose real name is Adam ...

Chicago church where Emmett Till’s funeral was held makes the US Most Endangered Historic Places list

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The Chicago church where Emmett Till's funeral was held has made the list of the United States' Most Endangered Historic Places for 2020. Till, 14, was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after he was accused o...

A 5-year-old girl was killed in a stabbing incident in Chicago, police say

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A young girl was fatally stabbed Saturday in Chicago, police said. The 5-year-old girl, who was not identified, was wounded at a home in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood on Saturday morning. She was taken to a ...

No charges will be filed against a White police officer who fatally shot a Black security guard at a suburban Chicago bar in 2018

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Almost two years after an Illinois police officer fatally shot a Black man working as a security guard, the state's attorney's office announced no criminal charges will be filed against the officer. "After an extens...

Chicago Blackhawks statue vandalized with paint and an indigenous rights phrase

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A Chicago Blackhawks statue outside of the professional hockey team's downtown arena was vandalized early Monday with splashes of bright paint across a likeness of the team's mascot and an indigenous rights phrase n...

Chicago is the ‘rattiest city’ in America for the sixth year in a row

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Chicago is the six-time holder of a title that no city wants. The Windy City has topped the list of the rattiest cities in the United States for the sixth year in a row. Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control servic...

Chicago announced a business curfew and banned large social gatherings as Covid-19 cases rise

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Businesses in Chicago will now have to shut down by 10 p.m., following a new order that aims to curb the latest surge of Covid-19. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the curfew for nonessential businesses on Thu...

The Chicago 7 trial feels very real in 2020

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Daniel L. Greenberg is a co-editor with George C. McNamee and Mark L. Levine of "The Trial of the Chicago 7: The Official Transcript." He is special counsel for pro bono initiatives at a major New York law firm. He w...

New Chicago White Sox manager was charged with DUI a day before his hiring was announced

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Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa was charged with driving under the influence after allegedly hitting a curb with his car in February in Phoenix, Arizona, according to court documents. The charges were filed ...

Chicago mayor hails ‘new day for science’ in playful video swiping at Trump’s coronavirus response

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Washington Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot hailed a "new day for science" in the wake of President-elect Joe Biden's announcement of a new coronavirus task force, recording a mocking video to take a swipe at President D...

Chicago issues stay-at-home advisory and tells residents to cancel traditional Thanksgiving celebrations

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Thanksgiving typically means two things: lots of food and lots of family time. But this year, with Covid-19 numbers soaring, the city of Chicago would prefer if its residents nixed the latter. As cases of Covid-19 c...

Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, designated a National Historic Landmark

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Chicago's Wrigley Field was designated a National Historic Landmark on Thursday by David Bernhardt, the Secretary of the Interior. National Historic Landmark sites are recognized as buildings, sites, districts, stru...

Covid-19 claims beloved Chicago dispatcher: ‘His pride was going to work’

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Chicago As Guadalupe Lopez walked into work at Chicago's 911 center one night three years ago, three officers were shot on the city's west side. Lopez sat at his desk on the communications floor as officers screamed...

Chicago couple canceled their big wedding but used the $5,000 catering deposit to feed people in need

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Most brides and grooms-to-be have had to scale back wedding plans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with shorter guest lists, canceled venues and smaller receptions. But Emily Bugg and Billy Lewis of Chicago...

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