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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

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Cops Issue Second Warning About Big-Boned Bandit

These two images of the suspect were released tonight by Area North detectives. | Chicago Police For the second time in a month, Chicago police are warning businesses about a filthy clothes-loving, heavy-set robber who is targeting stores and restaurants in a streak of hold-ups. Cops first warned about the guy on May 31 after

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3 More Boystown Robberies Since Yesterday Morning

Three more robberies have been reported in the Boystown area since Thursday morning. With the manic Pride Parade weekend underway, this month’s robbery total for the neighborhood has already exceeded June’s full-month totals in 2016 and 2015. The two latest robberies happened Friday morning: • Around 3:30 a.m., two offenders attacked and robbed an intoxicated

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Our Annual Pride Advice: Enjoy The Days, Avoid The Nights

Hours after the parade ends, police continue to work on containing crowds in Boystown Four years ago, we published our editors’ recommendations for enjoying the Chicago Pride Parade weekend safely. Unfortunately, everything we wrote back then applies equally to this coming weekend. Avoid Belmont. Leave at a relatively early hour. Trust your gut. (Our full

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Career Felon Charged With Firing Gun At CTA Station

Minor (inset) is charged with firing a gun on the Clark/Division station stairs. | CTA; CPD A career felon, most recently released from parole on April 22, is accused of shooting a gun during an argument at the Clark/Division Red Line station early Saturday. 40-year-old Eric Minor of the East Garfield Park neighborhood got into