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Uptown Gangbangers Kill *Another* Innocent Bystander

A bystander administers first aid in an attempt to save Friday’s shooting victim in Uptown. (Nathaniel Marshall) A 55-year-old man was shot dead on Uptown’s bustling Wilson Avenue yesterday evening—the second unintended victim of daytime gang gunfire within a single city block this month. No one is in custody. Investigators believe a member of the

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Undercover Narcotics Cop Robbed During Wrigleyville Sting

An undercover police narcotics operation has resulted in the arrests of 18 men on the streets of North Side entertainment districts this month. And, in true Wrigleyville fashion, one arrestee tried to rob the undercover cop! Williams Paris L. Williams of the South Deering neighborhood is charged with battery and theft after police say he

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Rockford Cops Bust Fugitive Who Mugged Boystown Widow

Just as one local fugitive has been rounded up, two more criminals awaiting trial have gone missing as Cook County’s defendant-friendly court system continues to put dangerous (and allegedly dangerous) people back on the streets. Boystown Widow Beater Found Vacha (Winnebago Co. Sheriff) Robert Vacha, who received a laughable 30 months probation for mugging a

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Founder of Bow Truss Coffee Accused Of Domestic Battery

He’s a self-described “serial entrepreneur.” He’s the Johnny Appleseed of North Side coffeeshops. And, now, he’s accused of domestic battery. Tadros Philip Tadros, the 37-year-old man behind the Bow Truss coffeeshop chain, is free on $2,000 bail after being arrested at his home in the 3600 block of N. Wayne last Thursday evening. Police did