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Prosecutors: Felon Brandished Handgun After Pride Parade

Cruz (inset) is accused of brandishing a handgun as the parade crowd dispersed Sunday evening. Police have identified the first of several people who were arrested for serious crimes during and after Sunday’s Chicago Pride Parade. 24-year-old Phillip Cruz of Elgin brandished a firearm while asking another man for his gang affiliation as crowds left

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VIDEO: Post-Pride Parade Brawl In Boystown-Area Subway

What do you get when you mix the Chicago Pride Parade, 10 revved-up women, and a wet floor in a sandwich shop? This. The wet ’n’ wild rainbow-flagged free-for-all went down near the parade route inside Subway restaurant, 3021 North Clark, at 4:45 yesterday afternoon, according to police records. Several restaurants and stores in the

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Pride: Man Charged With Urinating On Boystown Nacho Stand (And Other Weird Reports)

Perhaps Pride Fest organizers should consider installing more restroom facilities? Two men have been charged with relieving themselves in some strange places last weekend around Boystown: Webster is accused of urinating on the Boystown 7-Eleven nacho stand “without permission.” 22-year-old Lezzerick Webster walked into the Boystown 7-Eleven store at 3407 North Halsted around 1:30 last

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Overnight Burglaries Hitting North Side Shops, Cops Say

Burglars have once again been targeting area businesses during overnight hours, according to a new community alert issued by Chicago police on Sunday afternoon. At least three shops have been targeted since June 11 by the thieves who use a brick to bust through front doors and then steal merchandise. The alert connects three cases

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Man Charged With Robbing Lincoln Square Verizon Store; “20 iPhones and $20,000” Taken, Prosecutors Say

Jackson is charged with robbing the Lincoln Square Verizon on May 22 and an Oak Park location two days later. UPDATE JUNE 28: A store representative today stated that “there wasn’t any money taken and certainly not $20,000.” The state’s complaint against Jackson states that “20 iPhones and $20,000 United States currency” were taken. ———————————————-

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Alderman: Lose Your Phone? Call 911!

Smith | DNAInfo When we contacted Alderman Michele Smith for comment on our story this week about a police tactical team tracking down her stolen phone, she did not respond. But she did talk to DNAInfo Chicago after our story ran. Smith told DNAInfo that her phone was “lost.” “I did just what I tell