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Family Says Prison Changed Austin Man, But Violence Still Took His Life

Family said Vernon Commings was a changed man after serving a six-year prison term.

Humboldt Park »

Young Father Was Devoted to Son

George Dunn, 23, was killed in March on Chicago's Northwest Side.

West Town »

Sandwich Shop Worker Killed By Armed Robber, Cops Say

Lyn Ward, 54, was working at a Subway on Feb. 9 when she was shot to death.

West Town »

Family Tried to Turn Slain Man Away From Bad Crowd

Before 26-year-old Fidel Benitez was shot down in April, he had dreams of attending culinary school.

West Garfield Park »

Murder Victim Sought a Way Out of Gang Life

Mushun Franklin was fatally shot multiple times on Sept. 28.

South Lawndale »

Slain Man Could Not Escape Gang Life, Family Says

Family said Rogelio Cervantes was trying to change for his two young daughters.

Humboldt Park »

Cicero Man Recalled as a Good Father

Hansen Jackson was fatally shot in Humboldt Park about two months before his second child was born.

Austin »

Under House Arrest, Man Wanted Out of Street Life Before Death

Man’s family said he had dreams of opening a soul food restaurant before he was killed April 15.

South Deering »

Man Dies Next to His Best Friend in Neighborhood That Pulled Him Back

Christopher Jones, 30, was killed in South Deering in July.

Albany Park »

Ramadan Walk Ends in Murder For Albany Park Man

Sameer Barakat was very close to his younger brother, who was with him when he was shot.

Washington Park »

Sister Says Slain Brother Was 'Best Man I Ever Knew'

Ornette Massey was shot on the same street corner before - but this time, it was fatal.

Auburn Gresham »

Man Shot Blocks Away From Auburn Gresham Home

Jabari Minter, 24, died in a shooting two blocks from his home in Auburn Gresham.

Austin »

Man Killed on West Side Years After Mom Fled Cabrini Violence

Taki Crews' mom moved her son out of Cabrini Green hoping he would be safer in Austin.

Washington Park »

Family Man Rarely Left Home Before Murder, Mom Says

Rush's mother said her son was a victim of mistaken identity when he was killed in February.

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