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UPTOWN CLAIMS AN INNOCENT: Murders Surge 400%

Leo Matias, murdered in Uptown. Image: Fox32 The gangbangers of Uptown claimed an innocent this week. 21-year-old Leo Matias was working for a safety company, swapping out fire extinguishers at a Wilson Avenue flop house at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning. A black 4-door vehicle with blacked-out windows and chrome wheels pulled up and opened fire

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HELLO, GOOD BYE: Burglar Paroled, Arrested, Convicted, And Returned To Prison…In Less Than 3 Days

The Edward Hall mugshot collection. (L to R): November 26; November 29; December 1. Images: Illinois Department of Corrections, Chicago Police Department. This must be some kind of record. Convicted Winnebago County burglar Edward Hall managed to get paroled, find his way to Boystown, get arrested and convicted of prostitution, have his parole revoked, and

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READER: Three Stories To Get Your Week Started

Monday sampler pack: Tunney Supporter Tries To Get Opponents Tossed Off Ballot A neighbor and supporter of local alderman Tom Tunney is trying to get all of Tunney’s opponents thrown off of the ballot. [Full story] To be sure, Tunney will claim to have no knowledge of Charles Schutt’s actions. After all, the last time he