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Pride Parade Gets A New Name, But Few Other Changes

Chicago’s Gay & Lesbian Pride Parade is changing its name for 2017, but no other significant changes are planned, according to permit applications that have been distributed to the Chicago Fire Department and the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications. The re-named “LGBTQ Pride Parade” will step off from Montrose and Broadway at noon

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Man Accused Of Shoplifting $1,011.81 In Gillette Razors

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced in December that prosecutors in her office will not file felony charges against shoplifters unless the alleged thief has 10 felony convictions or is accused of stealing more than $1,000 in merchandise. Velde | Chicago Police Dept So, if new allegations are true, Jacob Velde is probably kicking

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Man Had Loaded Gun On Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Cops Say

A romantic ride on a Chicago landmark seemed like a grand way to spend Valentine’s evening in our beautiful city. But those plans quickly turned “un-romantic” after cops found a 24-year-old man packing a loaded .45-caliber handgun on Navy Pier’s famous Ferris Wheel, according to court records. Police went to the pier around 7 p.m.

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“8 Years” For Brandishing Gun & Beating CTA Driver In Wrigleyville (But He’ll Be Released In Less Than 1 Year)

Dillard | Illinois Department of Corrections A darling of the Lakeview social service circuit has been sentenced to prison for attacking a CTA bus driver and threatening the driver with a handgun in Wrigleyville one year ago. Yet, despite being “sentenced” to “eight” years in prison, 24-year-old Rojah Kimble Dillard will be set free in

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Double-Shooting In Uptown Wounds Boy And Parolee

A man and a teenage boy fled into an Uptown fast food restaurant after they were shot shortly before 7 o’clock Monday night. No one is in custody. A 24-year-old man from the West Ridge neighborhood and a 17-year-old Uptown boy were both shot in the 4600 block of North Winthrop around 6:45 p.m., police

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Woman Robbed During Craigslist Meet-Up

A Craigslist meet-up turned sour in Uptown Sunday when a woman who hoped to buy a PlayStation 3 wound up being robbed instead. The woman told police that she went to the 900 block of West Montrose around 10 a.m. to purchase the entertainment system after agreeing to a deal online. Once she arrived in