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US & Canada · Chicago

Family of unarmed 13-year-old shot by CPD files lawsuit; Mom says teen may be permanently paralyzed

56% Center coverage: 16 sources
A 13-year-old boy was shot in the back by a Chicago police officer. He was unarmed and had his arms raised to surrender when he was hit by the bullet. The shooting is the latest to put a spotlight on the Chicago Police Department's history of aggressive pursuit practices.See the Story
Corruption · Chicago

Ex-Illinois House leader Luis Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

60% Center coverage: 15 sources
Former Illinois state Rep. Luis Arroyo was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty last year to a bribery scheme in which he offered a member of the Illinois Senate monthly payments to support a bill that sought to legalize sweepstakes machines. Judge Steven Seeger called him a dirty politician who was on the take and a corruption super-spreader.See the Story
Gun Violence · Chicago

Police looking for man who allegedly pointed a gun at Fox 32 crew on air

50% Right coverage: 12 sources
A man pointed what appeared to be a gun at a local news crew during a live segment about gun violence. Reporter Joanie Lum of the Fox 32 news crew was live on air just before 7 a.m. The man remained in view of the camera as he walked down the street, still holding the apparent firearm.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

Texas governor citing Chicago violence was a 'racist' deflection, leaders and experts say

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott cited gun violence in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Civil rights leaders and gun violence experts say Abbott's comments were both unfair and racist. Some leaders said the Texas governor's mention of shootings in the nation's three biggest cities was a distraction from introducing real solutions.See the Story
US & Canada · Skokie

Skokie shooting: Teen among 2 charged in murder, attempted murder of 2 young brothers

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
Richard T. Banks, 22, of Chicago and Christian Anderson, 16, face charges of first-degree murder. A judge ordered no bail for both offenders. Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 12:10 a.m. on May 14. The 9-year-old, identified as Jeremiah Ellis, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.See the Story
US & Canada · Chicago

Chicago police release photos of man who aimed gun at TV news crew in River North

Coverage: 5 sources
No shots were fired as the man passed behind reporter Joanie Lum and quickly walked away. "The gun was one foot from her head as he pointed at the camera or cameraman," WFLD reporter Anita Padilla tweeted. The gunman was described by police as Black, 18 to 25 years old.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

Avelo Airline begins direct-flight service between Chicago and New England, New York regions

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Avelo Airlines offers direct flights to southern Connecticut. The lower-cost carrier wants to be the "go-to airline" for flights between Chicago and the New England and New York regions.Introductory, one-way fares between Midway and Tweed-New Haven airport start at $89.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

How to spot an unlicensed Chicago towing company and protect your car, plus save hundreds of dollars

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The state of Illinois received more than 850 towing complaints in the last year and half. The city of Chicago is also starting to regulate towing companies. City now requires tow truck owners to have a city license. Licensed trucks get a green sticker to display on the windshield.See the Story
Chicago, IL · Chicago

"Ike and Me" shares stories of former sportscaster Rich King and cameraman Richard Issac during historic moments in news and sports - Internewscast

CHICAGO (CBS) – Rich King and intrepid cameraman 'Ike' Isaac have spent a combined century chronicling and capturing some of the most historic moments inSee the Story

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