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Rockford Cops Bust Fugitive Who Mugged Boystown Widow

Just as one local fugitive has been rounded up, two more criminals awaiting trial have gone missing as Cook County’s defendant-friendly court system continues to put dangerous (and allegedly dangerous) people back on the streets. Boystown Widow Beater Found Vacha (Winnebago Co. Sheriff) Robert Vacha, who received a laughable 30 months probation for mugging a

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Man Beaten, Robbed In Boystown Overnight

A 24-year-old man was beaten and robbed this morning along the Boystown bar strip, according to a witness and police. The man was found bleeding heavily on the corner of Halsted and Buckingham around 3:45AM, the witness said. Police determined that the man had been attacked and robbed behind the D.S. Tequila Company patio at

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Three Robbed, Others Beaten On Belmont Avenue Sunday

Three people reported being robbed in separate incidents Sunday, all along the infamous “Helmont” strip—a short stretch of Belmont Avenue between Halsted and Sheffield that routinely sees more robberies and violence than any other part of our neighborhood. The first victim, a 26-year-old man, was beaten with an unknown object and robbed outside of Seven