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Beverly »

Squatter Landlords Don't Recognize U.S. Government, Prosecutors Say

The Southwest Side squatters also believe banks aren't allowed to own property, officials said.

River North »

Tom Dart Says He Wishes Someone in Springfield 'Had a Functioning Brain'

Sheriff said county jail is overburdened with the mentally ill and proposed cuts would be a disaster.

Archer Heights »

Lawyer for Teen Killed By Police Says Dashcam Video Shows Teen Walking Away

A city committee approved a $5 million settlement in the case of Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times.

Downtown »

Rauner on Dirty Trick Robo-Calls: Harsh Punishment in Order

The governor-elect said he did not know much about the calls designed to confuse city election judges.

North Lawndale »

Police Cmdr. Put Gun in Man's Mouth, Threatened to Kill Him: Prosecutors

Cmdr. Glenn Evans also stuck a Taser to the victim's groin during the incident, prosecutors said.

North Lawndale »

Feds, CPD Bust West Side 'Heroin Highway' Drug Ring

Twenty-seven people have been charged following the bust of heroin ring in Douglas Park.

Downtown »

Law Enforcement On Human Trafficking In Chicago: 'Wake Up'

A number of law enforcement agencies launched a media campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking.

South Shore (above 79th) »

Building Owner Gets Jail Time For Blaze That Killed Two Firefighters

Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer died when the roof of a building owned by Chuck Dai collapsed in a fire.

Bridgeport »

'NATO 3' Get Between 5 and 8 Years; Judge Says 'Not a Case About Terrorism'

Three out-of-state men who came to Chicago to protest the 2012 summit were convicted of lesser charges.

The Loop »

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.