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Boystown: Upgraded charges filed in fatal crash

Gerrik Birt and a view of the crash scene. | Cook County Sheriff; Snapchat Prosecutors on Friday upgraded charges against the man who is accused of causing a drunken crash in Boystown that later claimed the life of a popular drag performer. Jherrion Bates, also known as GiGi Mayonaé, died on July 21st from a

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Boystown: Hotel SWAT standoff ends peacefully overnight

Police outside the Hawthorne Terrace Best Western on July 24, 2019. | Provided A Lakeview hotel guest threatened to shoot officers who responded to a disturbance late Tuesday night, leading to a five-hour SWAT standoff that ended peacefully, police and sources said. Cops were called at 11:30 p.m. to handle a man who was being

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Cops: Drunk driver’s blood-alcohol level was 3x legal limit when he slammed head-on into Boystown drag performer’s car

Jherrion Bates, seen as Gigi Mayonaé, and his car. | Facebook A Bridgeport man’s blood-alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he swerved into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a northbound vehicle along Boystown’s Halsted Street bar strip early Thursday, according to court records. Felony charges have been filed. The

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Boystown: Drunk driver suspected in Halsted Street crash

Video image shows the scene moments after this morning’s crash. | Snapchat UPDATE: An update to this story is posted here. UPDATE 2: Felony DUI charges have been filed. Other driver has died following surgery. LINK ————– Investigators are trying to determine if alcohol was a factor in a two-car traffic crash on Boystown’s Halsted

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Pickpockets are working Boystown clubs, cops warn

Pickpockets stole property from at least six women in Boystown-area bars over Pride Parade weekend, police said late Monday in a community alert. The thefts came one week after more than 30 people lost phones and other property to pickpockets while attending the neighborhood’s annual Pride Fest. CWBChicago told you about the Pride Fest theft