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COMMON SENSE: Not So Common

The family of a Chicago woman who was shot dead in St. Louis by a robber who stole her cell phone is hoping to put pressure on manufacturers to incorporate kill switches on mobile devices that would make them worthless to thieves. According to ABC7, A group called Secure Our Smartphones is also pushing for

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DEFLOWERED: Burglars Enter Virgin

Four burglars slipped in the back door of the Virgin Mobile store, 2562 N. Clark, overnight and fled with its prized booty. An alarm company and nearby witnesses called authorities at 3AM, but the crew had already made their escape by the time police arrived. Officers say the four offenders appear to be male, black,

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WRIGLEYVILLE STABBING: Officers Chase, Arrest Offender

A person was stabbed just off of Clark Street and Newport in Wrigleyville overnight, according to a witness and an officer on-scene. One offender is in custody. “A few minutes before 3am while I was watching tv I suddenly heard some yelling…’Help! Help! Somebody help! Police!” a CWB reader emailed overnight. Officers who were in

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TIDBITS: A Couple Of Notes From Our Scratchpad

44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney’s latest email newsletter includes this piece of positivity: While I understand the need to utilize police overtime programs to manage city costs, it is a short-term solution to public safety. We need to focus on the bigger picture and not just keep up with attrition.  It is imperative to add

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FBI: Boystown Bank Robber Struck Same Branch In May

CWB has obtained a photo of a female bank robber in action inside Boystown’s Jewel-Osco store this afternoon. The woman who held up the TCF bank near Broadway and Addison robbed the same location in May, according to the FBI tonight. The agency says the suspect also robbed a TCF bank inside an Edgewater Jewel-Osco

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BREAKING: Bank Robbed Inside Boystown Jewel

UPDATE: A full story and updated description is now online HERE. TCF bank inside Jewel at Addison and Broadway was robbed 10 minutes ago. Details developing. Cops looking for the perp: female, black,  40, 5’6″, large build, tan hat, tan coat, black sunglasses Same bank was robbed on May 21. Full report as details come in…