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VIDEO: Weekend Looting Of Boystown Circle K Unfolds

VIDEO LINK HERE Video has begun to emerge of Saturday morning’s looting of the Boystown Circle K convenience store at Halsted and Addison. As CWB reported exclusively here yesterday, a Chicago police officer who happened upon the scene shortly after 4a.m. reported “100 people looting” the store. This video, which was first posted on Facebook

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THE DEFENDANT: Charged In Oakdale Murder, Man Was Trapped By Tenacious Cops, Unusual Yard, Limited CTA Service

Pitts (Chicago Police Department) UPDATE 2:23PM MAY 31— Bail is denied for Pitts according to the Sun-Times‘ Sam Charles, who is in the courtroom. —————— Kristopher Pitts, 22,  of the 1100 block of North Central Park in Humboldt Park, is charged with first degree murder and armed robbery in connection with this morning’s shooting death

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CIRCLE JERKS: Boystown Store “Looted” By 100-Person Mob

UPDATE MAY 31: Video of the incident’s early moments has emerged. —————————— Strange things were definitely afoot at the Boystown Circle K this morning as police happened upon the store as it was being looted by an estimated 100 people. At least one person was injured in the 3:55AM raid, which broke up when offenders

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HOMICIDE: Victim Shot Dead In Reported Cell Phone Robbery

The victim died on the grass to the left of the L tracks pillar. UPDATE 7:23PM: Charges filed. More details on our follow-up report HERE. ————– UPDATE 12:30PM – A source has told us that police notification of family and/or friends took place in the nearby 1300 block of Fletcher this morning. UPDATE 4:30PM-While the

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CONDO CON: Burglar Arrested In Lake Shore Drive High Rise

A man is in custody after allegedly burglarizing two condominiums in a neighborhood high rise Wednesday afternoon. Police were called to 3550 N. Lake Shore Drive at 2PM after building management reported observing a burglar on surveillance video. Officers arrived quickly and arrested the man in a unit on the 19th floor. A second unit

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ZAPPED: Man Stun Guns Woman Who Won’t Talk To Him

A woman who refused to talk to a stranger on the street found herself on the wrong end of that man’s stun gun early Wednesday morning. The suspect is in custody. The victim told police that a man followed her and tried to strike up a conversation on Sheffield just north of Diversey shortly after

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CPD EMAIL: Tunney “Very Pleased” After Last Year’s Pride Parade; Organizers Filed For 2015 Permit In December

Newly-acquired emails raise questions about local Alderman Tom Tunney’s true feelings about the troubled Chicago Pride Parade. And other city filings show that parade organizers submitted their plan to have the 2015 parade in Boystown nearly six months ago—with absolutely no changes from the 2014 event—even as local politicians continued to claim that they were

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WHAT DO YOU WANT?: Man Beaten, Tazed In Wrigleyville Alley

Awakened by screams for help, a neighborhood man rushed to his back porch overlooking the alley of Sheffield between Roscoe and School around 2:30AM on Saturday. The alley and parking lot of Redmond’s Ale House, where Saturday’sattack unfolded. (Google) There, he saw an “extremely violent and brutal” 2-on-1 attack unfolding. The victim—described as a “kid”