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Suicide Threat Brings SWAT Response To Boystown Bar Strip

A man who allegedly threatened to kill himself in a Boystown apartment brought a SWAT team response and street closures along the Halsted Street nightlife strip early Saturday. No serious injuries were reported and the man was safely taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for evaluation, police said. SWAT team called to Boystown apartment

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Cops Issue Burglary Alert For 19th District Businesses

Now it’s official. Area North detectives this afternoon released a business alert that warns about a series of late-night burglaries to salons, restaurants, and shops throughout the 19th (Town Hall) District. CWBChicago previously reported on the pattern yesterday evening and on Sunday. The alert says an offender has been making entry to businesses at off-hours

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Twin Brothers Charged With Robbing Man In Loop Tuesday

Edwin (L) and Marquise Doyle | Chicago Police Dept Twin brothers have been charged with robbing a 34-year-old man in the Loop on Tuesday evening, police said this afternoon. Eighteen-year-olds Edwin and Marquise Doyle of the 5700 block of South Racine are each charged with one felony count of aggravated robbery-indicating presence of a firearm.

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Restaurant Manager Tied Up, Robbed At Union Station

Wikicommons A gunman robbed a bar and grill at Union Station this morning, leaving the restaurant’s manager tied up in a back office for nearly an hour, Amtrak police said. Around 10:15 a.m., a 53-year-old manager of The Junction bar was approached by an offender who displayed a black gun, pistol-whipped the victim, and restrained

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North Center Bank Robbed (Again)

Image: FBI A North Center bank was robbed for the second time in three months on Wednesday afternoon, police said. No one was injured. Just before 4:30 p.m., a man wearing a “security” sweatshirt walked into Byline Bank at 3401 North Western and passed a demand note to the teller. After receiving cash, the suspect

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Uptown Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Transgender Woman; Claims Years Of Social Service Agency Work

A 54-year-old Uptown man is charged with sexually assaulting a transgender woman whom he met through an app. The man’s LinkedIn resume includes years of experience working at Chicago social service agencies. Dean Kruel allegedly met the 24-year-old woman around 8:30 p.m. Saturday via Jack’d, prosecutors said. After drinking wine at Kruel’s apartment in the

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More Businesses Burglarized In Lakeview, Nearby Areas

There still hasn’t been an alert from Chicago police, but businesses are continuing to experience an unusual number of overnight burglaries in Lakeview and nearby areas. In nearly all of the cases, force has been used to enter the businesses. Cash boxes, register drawers, and merchandise have been taken. CWBChicago first told you about the