Woman found screaming in abandoned Far South Side Chicago house, neighbor says

CHICAGO (WLS) — A woman was found in an abandoned home on the South Side after a passerby said he heard the woman screaming for help. Chicago police officers were called to an abandoned home at 119th Street and Eggleston …

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USPS postal police say they are sidelined during time of heightened crime

CHICAGO (WLS) — The union for postal police said they were once 2,700 members strong. Now, there are about 400 officers who say they are banned from patrolling streets, and relegated to protecting only postal facilities. Chicago’s Postal Inspector in …

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Bond set for mother charged after Disney Magnet School student, 7, injured after gun goes off: CPD

CHICAGO (WLS) — Bond set for mother charged after Disney Magnet School injured after gun goes off in backpack A judge has set a $10,000 bond for a mother whose son brought a loaded gun to school. Police said her …

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Governor JB Pritzker signs retail theft bill into law to crack down on smash-and-grab burglaries

CHICAGO (WLS) — After multiple smash-and-grabs at malls in the suburbs and at many high-end shops along Michigan Avenue, Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday imposing harsher punishments on those who commit retail crimes. “This is about …

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‘Downright disgusting’: Young man fighting for life after thief shot him 3 times in Lincoln Park

CHICAGO (WLS) — Dakotah Earley’s brother spoke with ABC7 from his home in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. He said Dakotah is still in the ICU and doctors put his chances of survival at 50/50. And yet, he wanted to speak …

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Family furious after man charged with killing Chicago mother goes free: ‘The judge failed me’

CHICAGO (WLS) — A family said they are beyond furious and devastated that the man charged with killing their mother, and who has spent the past four years in jail for her death, is now a free man. The family …

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Chicago police searching for suspect after car stolen with girl, 3, inside in South Loop: ‘Monster’

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are searching for the thief who stole a car with a 3-year-old girl inside in the South Loop Wednesday night. Police said a 26-year-old woman got out of her Chevy Equinox for a brief moment …

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Chicago red light ticket issued after man’s car stolen outside White Sox game

CHICAGO (WLS) — A frustrated car theft victim said the thief who stole his car got a traffic ticket and left him stuck with the bill. “It just feels absolutely absurd,” Kerry Levin said about receiving a red light camera …

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Vigil to be held for adjunct professor found beaten to death in Englewood

CHICAGO (WLS) — A vigil will be held Friday for a Chicago woman was found beaten to death in Englewood Wednesday night. Aaliyah Newell, 47, was last seen Sunday grabbing drinks with her friends. Now those friends are trying to …

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Chicago murder: Transgender woman’s body found in East Chatham 5 days after reported missing

CHICAGO (WLS) — A transgender woman’s body was found stuffed in a garbage bin in East Chatham five days after her family reported her missing. “It is heartbreaking for someone to beat her to death and throw her in the …

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