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Man and 3-year-old grazed by gunfire while parking in Back of the Yards

Police said a 52-year-old man was parking his vehicle with a 3-year-old boy in the backseat when someone in a light green SUV fired shots.

Man and 3-year-old grazed by gunfire while parking in Back of the Yards
Crime

Ex-Chicago student gets 8 years for spying for Chinese government

He allegedly swore an oath of allegiance to the Chinese Ministry of State Security while studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and even enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Ex-Chicago student gets 8 years for spying for Chinese government
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Officials: Deadly Chicago high-rise fire was accidental

In a brief statement, the Chicago Fire Department called the fire accidental and said investigators traced the cause to “careless use of smoking materials."

Officials: Deadly Chicago high-rise fire was accidental
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1 dead, 6 taken to hospitals in Chicago high-rise fire

Chicago authorities said one person has died and six people were taken to hospitals Wednesday as firefighters responded to a high-rise apartment building fire on the city's South Side, battling flames on multiple floors as snow fell.

1 dead, 6 taken to hospitals in Chicago high-rise fire
Crime

Body taken with stolen funeral home van found in Chicago

Someone took the van Saturday from a funeral home in Rockford with a man's body inside the van at the time.

Body taken with stolen funeral home van found in Chicago
Crime

2 killed, 3 critically injured in Chicago apartment shooting

The ages and genders of the victims were not immediately available, but apparently no children were involved, Loughran said.

2 killed, 3 critically injured in Chicago apartment shooting
Crime

Man who helped clean crime scene in case of baby cut from womb to be released in 4 months

The man said at the hearing he was misled by his “then-girlfriend” and her daughter. He said he had no prior knowledge of what the women planned to do but used “poor judgment” after the fact when cleaning up the crime scene.

Man who helped clean crime scene in case of baby cut from womb to be released in 4 months
Law

Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban

In his ruling, Morrison cited a landmark USSC decision from last year that struck down New York state’s concealed carry law. That 6-3 ruling found that the plain text of the Second Amendment protected the right of the plaintiffs to carry firearms for self-defense.

Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban
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Chicago man dies after fall onto third rail at Merchandise Mart CTA station

The 31-year-old fell onto the tracks at the Merchandise Mart CTA station about 10:20 p.m. Friday, Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Chicago man dies after fall onto third rail at Merchandise Mart CTA station
Crime

Summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in Northern District of Illinois: January 15, 2023

Here is a brief summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.

Summary of recent cases brought by the US Attorney in Northern District of Illinois: January 15, 2023