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  • Gun violence denounced at 11-year-old's funeral

    Hundreds gathered Saturday at a west suburban church to mourn a little girl who fell victim to Chicago's streets even while staying off them. Shamiya Adams, the 11-year-old fatally shot July 18 as she made s'mores at a West Side sleepover, was remembered...
  • Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery

    Police: Teen shot on West Side, man wounded in South Side robbery
    A 16-year-old boy was injured in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in one of at least two shootings in the city Monday night, according to police. The teen was walking home from a store when a gunman on a bicyle opened fire about 10:15 p.m. in the 600...
  • Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire

    Crews struggle to get enough water to fight extra-alarm fire
    An extra-alarm fire destroyed three buildings, at least half a dozen semis and thousands of wooden pallets at a Little Village business overnight, according to authorities. A giant plume of black smoke could be seen from the Circle Interchange downtown...
  • CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year

    CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year
    Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year. Under a process put together by an advisory committee for  finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
  • Police superintendent says investigation into 11-year-old girl's weekend slaying 'progressing nicely'

    Police superintendent says investigation into 11-year-old girl's weekend slaying 'progressing nicely'
    Chicago police detectives have made “great leaps” in their investigation into the fatal shooting of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet during a sleepover inside a West Side apartment Friday night, Superintendent Garry...
  • Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000

    Group picked by Quinn administration made no loans, but kept $150,000
    As Gov. Pat Quinn's aides sought to pump up an anti-violence program ahead of his November 2010 election bid, they decided to add to the pot $3.76 million in federal disaster recovery funds from Hurricane Ike to make loans to small businesses. In the...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a...
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help...
  • Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money

    Prosecutors: Man killed woman after dispute over rent, grocery money
    A man on parole in a drug case shot and killed a woman who had evicted him from the West Garfield Park apartment they had shared on and off since his release early this year, prosecutors said today. Erick Sanders, 20, was arrested at a relative's home in...
  • Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago

    Woman killed, 8 people hurt in overnight shootings in Chicago
    A young woman was killed and at least eight other people injured in shootings on the South and West sides overnight, police said. Jaynisha Scheffer, 19, was walking down the sidewalk with a group of people in the 2200 block of West 68th Street in West...
  • Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died

    Skokie man inspired to build summer camp for kids in need has died
    Several times a year, Lurie Children’s Hospital sends a family dealing with a child’s cancer diagnosis to a Wisconsin camp where they can spend the weekend reading, cooking, hiking nature trails and otherwise unwinding from lives normally...