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Woman shot, critically wounded in Back of the Yards

By Ashlee Rezin A woman was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The 24-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle at 12:08 a.m. in the 4900 block of South Marshfield when a male walked up and fired shots, striking her in the chest, [READ…

9 shot, 2 fatally, in Monday gun violence in Chicago

By Sun-Times Wire Two people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 6400 block of South Langley in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, where they found a male in an alley with [READ…

Man found shot in East Garfield Park

By Ashlee Rezin A man was found shot late Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 35-year-old was found at 11:44 p.m. suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North Trumbull, according to Chicago Police. He was taken in serious condition…

Full federal court to hear ‘Making a Murderer’ appeal

By Todd Richmond | Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A federal appeals court will consider arguments Tuesday over whether detectives tricked a Wisconsin inmate featured in the “Making a Murderer” series into confessing and whether he should go free in a case that puts police practices in the spotlight. Oral arguments in Brendan Dassey’s case…

Man hurt in Lawndale shooting

By Luke Wilusz A man was shot late Monday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The 32-year-old was sitting in a parked vehicle at 11:09 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Troy when a male walked up and fired shots, according to Chicago Police. The man was shot in the legs and…

3 robberies reported last week on South, Southwest sides

By Francesca Gattuso Three robberies were reported last week in the Brighton Park, Bridgeport and McKinley Park neighborhoods on the city’s South and Southwest sides. A male and female approached people and demanded their belongings, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. The robberies happened: • about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block…

Man, 30, shot in West Pullman

By Jacob Wittich A 30-year-old man was shot Monday night in the West Pullman neighborhood on the South Side. He was stopped at a red light at 9:07 p.m. in the 11900 block of South Halsted when a male approached on foot and opened fire, according to Chicago Police. The man took himself to Roseland…

Police: Person found shot to death in Woodlawn

By Jacob Wittich A person was fatally shot Monday night in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said. Officers responded at 9:47 p.m. to a call of shots fired in the 6400 block of South Langley, where they found a male in an alley with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and [READ…

Feds rush aid to Puerto Rico, while Trump tweets about debt

By Michael Biesecker and Andrew Taylor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even as President Donald Trump brought up the island’s struggles before Hurricane Maria struck — including “billions of dollars” in debt to “Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must…

Niles North varsity football suspended amid hazing investigation

By Jacob Wittich Niles North High School officials have suspended varsity football operations following allegations of a hazing incident involving the north suburban school’s team. Principal James Edwards sent a letter to parents and guardians on Monday reporting the incident, which happened over the weekend. In the letter, Edwards says the school took “immediate action”…