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BAD DAY AT WORK: Woman Robbed Near Thorek Hospital

A Boystown woman on her way to work at Weiss Hospital was robbed early Thursday morning by two men who were armed with a handgun. The victim told police that the two offenders approached her from behind. Then, one of the men grabbed her purse while the other man pointed a chrome semi-automatic handgun at

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BURNED: Arson Suspect Arrested At Center On Halsted

Two counts of arson have been filed against 22-year-old Eric Howard of the Chicago Lawn neighborhood in connection with two fires in the 3200 block of Sheffield on Tuesday. Howard is currently on parole for burglary, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. As CWB Chicago reported exclusively yesterday, police were on the look out for

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WANTED: Cops Seek Known Suspect In Tuesday Arson

UPDATE: Arson investigators took a suspect into custody at the Center On Halsted Wednesday afternoon. —— CWB has confirmed that Chicago police are seeking a known suspect for questioning in at least one arson fire near the Belmont Red Line station. Investigators are looking into a fire that they believe was intentionally set in a

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BOYSTOWN: Muggers Beat And Rob Man On His Own Doorstep

UPDATE 6:13PM – Chicago police just issued a community alert to warn of a robbery pattern in our neighborhood. ——————- Two offenders who hid in the vestibule area of a Boystown 3-flat beat and robbed a man as he returned home early Sunday. No one is in custody. The victim told police that the men

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RIDICULOUS: We Report 25 Gang Tags, City Does Nothing

Top: Our city service request marked “closed.”Middle: Our photo of gang symbols at Marovitz Golf Course on July 14.Bottom: The same location on July 20, after the tags were “removed.” For the second summer in a row, CWB Chicago editors last week documented significant gang tag activity along the lakefront north of Belmont Harbor. And,

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MUGGED, MUGGED, AND MUGGED: 3 Robberies In 6 Hours

Three people were robbed in Wrigleyville and Boystown between midnight and 6AM on Saturday. July has already become the worst month for robberies this year and the increase in mugging activity may indicate that hard-won gains against street violence that were won under a recently-transferred police commander are slipping away. Here are the details on

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TWO STABBED: Man, Teen Get Knifed On Recreation Drive

Golfers teeing off at Marovitz Golf Course are unaware of the gang tag war that lies steps away. A man and a teenage boy were stabbed Friday night near the Sydney Marovitz Golf Course at 3600 N. Recreation Drive. Both victims walked into Illinois Masonic Medical Center to seek treatment at 11:15PM. The 16-year-old was