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“Siren relief” law debuts Tuesday

A Fire Department ambulance in downtown Chicago | H. Michael Miley via Flickr By Steven Dahlman • Loop North News Siren noise in downtown Chicago will be reduced “dramatically” when a new state law takes effect on Tuesday, according to a city alderman who helped craft the legislation. 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly worked with 2nd

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School worker sexually abused girl “several” times at North Side school, prosecutors say

Quinten Hawthorne (inset) and Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School | CPD; Google UPDATED 3:25 PM: Added just-released letter to parents. UPDATED 4:02 PM: Added statement from CPS spokesperson. UPDATED 8:54 PM: Added new email from Right At School ———————— A male worker at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, 3730 North Oakley, has been charged with

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*Another* carjacking in Lakeview Thursday night — Neighborhood’s record-setting year plows along

Approximate location of Thursday evening’s carjacking Lakeview chalked up another carjacking on Thursday evening, this time in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. It is at least the 11th vehicular hijacking of the year for Lakeview—more than any year this millenium—and at least the third carjacking to be reported there this month. A female Lyft driver told police that

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4 robberies in Uptown, Lakeview on Christmas holidays

Approximate locations of the four reported robberies. Detectives are investigating four robberies reported in the Town Hall (19th) police district on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—three in Lakeview and the fourth in Uptown. The Uptown victim was a woman who told police that three offenders followed her from the Lawrence Red Line station around 1:30