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Marijuana Decriminalization Pushed by Reform Groups

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez backed another proposal in the General Assembly.

Humboldt Park »

Chicago Domestic Violence Task Force Aims to Target Those at Risk

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined with his top cop and the state's attorney to form the task force.

West Englewood »

Killers of Officer Alex Valadez Get More Than 100 Years Behind Bars

Officer Alejandro Vadadez was slain by the people he was trying to protect, prosecutors said.

Bronzeville »

Gun Violence to be the Focus of Town Hall Meeting at Police Headquarters

The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives will host as part of its winter symposium.

Lincoln Park »

Chicago Fur Outlet's Closure Has Lincoln Parkers Looking for Their Coats

The Chicago Fur Outlet's owner cited his wife's death, a bad economy and warm winters for the downfall.

Downtown »

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 2011 Grant Park Sexual Assault

Cortez Foster, 47, was sentenced to natural life plus seven years Thursday.

Old Town »

SPECIAL REPORT PART 2: How Kids Get Caught in Chicago's Deadly Gun Trap

Part 2 of 2: Rodnell Dennis tells how the gang trap cost him his youth, and a 9-year-old his life.

Downtown »

Protesters Demand State's Attorney Step Down After Failing To Charge Cop

Demonstrators protested State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's decision not to prosecute Gildardo Sierra.

Downtown »

Hadiya Pendleton's Mom, Rahm Call on Lawmakers To Pass Tougher Gun Law

Emanuel is asking aldermen to support his push for longer prison terms for gun crimes.

West Englewood »

Two Found Guilty in Killing of Chicago Cop Alejandro 'Alex' Valadez

State's Attorney Anita Alvarez personally prosecuted the two men in the cop killer case.

West Englewood »

Accused Cop Killer Smoked Pot After Shooting Alex Valadez, Prosecutors Say

Top prosecutor Anita Alvarez is personally prosecuting the 2009 murder of Alejandro "Alex" Valadez.

Wrigleyville »

Rape, Murder Charges Dropped Against Two Convicted Men

Charges were dismissed in a 2004 Wrigleyville murder and a 1990 Daley Center rape.

Bucktown »

Serial Rapist Attacked 3 in Bucktown Months after Prison Release: Officials

Julius Anderson, 63, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the attacks.

East Garfield Park »

Woman Sentenced to 45 Years for Fatally Lighting Boyfriend on Fire

Sherry Hartison was sentenced Tuesday to 45 years in prison for the 2010 murder.

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