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Chicago Gun Violence: 30 Shell Casings Found In Fatal Shooting

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Reported By: Britt L There seems to not be an end to Chicago summer violence. Fourteen people were wounded and two men were killed in shootings across the city from Saturday afternoon into the wee hours of Sunday morning. Another incident occurred Sunday afternoon where one man was left dead and another wounded. On the 2900 block of South State Street, two men, 26 and 54, were shot at 6:15…

20 Year Old Rapper Lil Reese Allegedly Stole A 2006 750-BMW

20 Year Old Rapper Lil Reese Allegedly Stole A 2006 750-BMW

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Obviously, Def Jam rapper Lil Reese isn’t making much money. The young rapper has been to court twice in two months. This time for theft. Most rappers want to spend their idle time in the studio, not before a judge. This young man is allegedly responsible for stealing a BMW, I mean-Def Jam can just give the little guy a BMW. Could you imagine if there was a law in…

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

The First Lady Speaks Out for Victims of Gun Violence in Urban Communities

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First Lady Michelle Obama has helped to break the mold by speaking up for the kids in neighborhoods where gun violence is prevalent.  The south side of Chicago is one of those areas, and it’s also where the first lady grew up.   She spoke with CBS this week about the violence situation after visiting  Harper High School students in April in the West Englewood neighborhood, which she said “has…

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

25 Shot, 4 Killed in Chicago This Past Weekend, As Gun Control Sits Stalled In Congress

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Chicago’s unrelenting shooting spree continues as up to 25 people were shot and four killed over the last three days. The mayhem occurred even as protesters gathered in Chicago’s Federal Plaza on Saturday to hold a vigil to end gun violence. “We need a background check,” Garrett Evans, a South Side Chicago native and survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre, told Fox News. “That’s the reason I was shot, there was…

Teen Robs And Kills Granddad To Buy Shoes, Cellphone And Tatoos

Teen Robs And Kills Granddad To Buy Shoes, Cellphone And Tatoos

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A Chicago 19-year-old fatally shot his namesake, his 72-year-old grandfather, and robbed him so he could buy tattoos, shoes and a cellphone, police said. William Strickland allegedly shot the elder William Strickland six times in the back after the man left his home to catch a van service to his dialysis appointment. The elderly man died just steps from the South Side home he shared with his greedy grandson, neighbors…

Police Question 2 Persons Of Interest In Hadiya Pendleton’s Death

Police Question 2 Persons Of Interest In Hadiya Pendleton’s Death

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    Chicago police are questioning two persons of interest in the slaying of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a day after first lady Michelle Obama attended the funeral for the teenager whose death has become a symbol of escalating violence in Chicago, according to law enforcement sources. The two men, one in his late teens and the other 20, were pulled over near East 67th Street and South Chicago Avenue late…

Derrick Rose Breaks Down Over Chicago Gang Violence At Adidas Shoe Launch

Chicago Violence Brings NBA Star Derrick Rose To Tears At Adidas Shoe Launch

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NBA star Derrick Rose was overcome with emotion during his Adidas shoe launch when asked to tell his fans how they have inspired him. Rose paused for several seconds before answering the question, wiping his eyes and nose. “It’s truly a blessing, man. With all of this stuff that’s going on in this city, a kid from Englewood got something positive going on. That makes me feel so good, man….

Woman On The South Side Of Chicago Celebrates Her 112th Birthday [VIDEO]

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A woman on the South Side has just celebrated her 112th birthday.“I feel very, very good. I feel good,” said Hosea Peeples.Hosea Peeples was born on February 3, 1900.She was born in Mississippi. Her mother was white and her father was black; a very rare situation in the segregated Deep South.She moved to Chicago in 1926, and got a job in the steel mills. She sent some of her money…

Police Release Video of South Side Gas Station Slaying

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    Chicago police have released surveillance photos and video of two men wanted in the fatal shooting of the part-owner of a gas station in the Bronzeville neighborhood last month. The video shows the men entering the BP gas station at 43rd and State streets about 1:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve, police said. They then force the part-owner and another worker to the floor at gunpoint while cleaning out…