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Marion Richardson held on $250,000 bond in shooting death of Seandell Holliday

CHIICAGO (CBS) -- Marion Richardson, a 17-year old from Chicago, is being held on a $250,000 cash bond in connection with the shooting death of Seandell Holliday at Millennium Park on Saturday. Richardson is charged with one count each of second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Richardson was to start a summer job at a restaurant this week, his defense attorney said Monday. Richardson lives with his 21-year-old brother, because his mother lives out of state and his father is dead. Richardson would have to pay the entire $250,000 to be released from jail. We reached out...
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Lightfoot moving back weekend curfew for minors to 10 p.m., after teen slain at Millennium Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A day after banning unaccompanied minors from visiting Millennium Park after 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday, in response to the shooting death of a teen near The Bean, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Monday she is moving back the citywide curfew for minors by one hour on Friday and Saturday nights. Lightfoot said she is signing an executive order to move the 11 p.m. curfew for children under age 17 on Friday and Saturday nights to 10 p.m. The 10 p.m. curfew on Sunday through Thursday nights will remain the same. Both the new citywide curfew and...
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911 dispatcher Keith Thornton Jr. calls Chicago a place that 'caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent'

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Many may remember Keith Thonton, the 911 dispatcher praised for how he coordinated the response the night officers Ella French and Carlos Yanez were shot in the line of duty. Saturday night he was at the helm again when mobs of young people went to The Loop and Millennium Park and a teen was killed. Sunday Thornton posted on Facebook saying, "Chicago is in a death spiral and has quickly turned into a city that caters strictly to criminals who target the innocent. There is absolutely no accountability and there are no consequences for bad or even deadly behavior. Many parents have stopped parenting and most politicians have forced our police officers to stop policing in such a way that they should." More than 1,200 people weighed in on a CBS 2 Twitter poll asking whether the violence in Chicago has affected plans to go downtown. More than 79% said yes. 
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Seandell Holliday, 16, had a goal of living to 21 but was fatally shot at Millennium Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The mom of the 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed during chaos at Millennium Park Saturday night says he was a very intelligent young man whose life was cut too short. She said her son, Seandell Holliday, fixed computers and cell phones. He was part of a large group gathered at Millennium Park Saturday night. Seandell, a freshman at Gary Comer High School, joined a program to keep young men out of violence last year. It's called Champs Mentoring. Vondale Singleton started the program and said Seandell had a bright future ahead of him. "My heart dropped because this is...
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17-year-old charged with murder in death of Seandell Holliday, killed in Millennium Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 17-year-old boy has been charged in the death of 16-year-old Seandell Holliday, who was fatally shot in Chicago's Millennium Park Saturday evening as large crowds of young people gathered there. The teen is facing charges of second degree murder, aggravated battery and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. According to the Chicago Police Department, the suspect was placed into custody without incident moments after the shooting. The 17-year-old is expected in juvenile court Monday.Following the shooting a new policy will no longer allow unaccompanied minors in Millennium Park after 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday. The new policy goes into effect immediately.   
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14-year-old killed in shootout at North Chicago gas station

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 14-year-old is dead after a shooting in North Chicago Sunday. According to police, the boy was at a Citgo gas station in the 1000 block of Jackson Street around 5:15 p.m. when he "engaged with" several people in a vehicle in the gas station parking lot. The victim and someone inside the vehicle started shooting at each other before those in the vehicle fled the scene. North Chicago Police officers responded and found the 14-year-old critically injured. he was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after. Waukegan Police found the suspect vehicle, which was crashed in the parking lot of the Waukegan Home Depot shortly later. The people insed fled from the officers, but three were taken into custody inside the business. The Lake County Coroner's Office is scheduling an autopsy. Anyone with information about this incident should call the North Chicago Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County Crime Stoopers at 847-662-2222 or https://www.lakecountycrimestoppers.com/.
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Chicago Police officer hit by car while chasing suspect in West Englewood

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Chicago Police officer was reportedly hit by a car in West Englewood during a foot pursuit of suspects in a shooting Monday afternoon. Police said it all started at 3:25 p.m., when a 21-year-old man was standing in the 5100 block of South Elizabeth Street in Back of the Yards and a vehicle approached. Someone inside the vehicle shot the man, police said.He suffered two gunshot wounds to the torso and was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Meanwhile, the assailants then fled the scene and crashed in the 1900 block of West 57th Street, where three of the four were arrested, police said.But in the 5700 block of South Damen Avenue -- not far from Lindblom Math and Science Academy -- a fourth suspect got into a car. When officers tried to take the suspect into custody, he sped up and struck and injured an officer, police said.The suspect fled the scene and was later taken into custody, reportedly near 87th Street and Western Avenue.The officer who was struck was stabilized at a local hospital.
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Woman attacked, robbed on CTA train in The Loop

CHICAGO (CBS)-- A 27-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on a CTA Red Line train early Monday morning. Chicago police said the woman was riding the CTA train, in the 200 block of South State Street around 1:30 a.m., when a group approached her. Police said there was a physical altercation and the offenders took the victim's purse. The was taken to Northwestern Hospital with cuts and bruises to the face. She is in good condition, police confirmed. No arrests have been made.
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Marion Richardson, suspect in Millennium Park shooting death of Seandell Holliday in court

CHICAGO (CBS) -- The 17-year-old charged with killing a teen feet away from "The Bean" is due in court on Monday.CBS 2's Marissa Parra reports from the Leighton Criminal Courthouse with new details. Instead of being heard at Juvenile Court, 17-year-old Marion Richardson will appear in adult court, due to the seriousness of the crime, a second-degree murder chargeRichardson is one of at least two people who were taken into custody for questioning Saturday night in the killing of 16-year-old Seandell Holliday in Millennium Park.Video has circulated online appearing to show a scuffle moments before Holliday was shot in the...
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Chicago First Alert Weather: Rain chances return the next few days

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Clear skies, cool and dry tonight. Lows will be in the upper 40s and low 50s.Tuesday will start out sunny, then clouds increase through the late morning and early afternoon. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance for showers for the late afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s, but only in the upper 50s and low 60s along the lakeshore. Shower chances for Tuesday evening and overnight. Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs in the mid 60s, but cooler at the lakeshore. Partly cloudy with a slight chance for rain on Thursday....
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Pelicans participation in 2022 NBA draft lottery ‘exciting' and unexpected bonus

From a rookie class that surpassed all reasonable outside expectations to an 82-game schedule that began with a 1-12 record then culminated with a postseason trip, New Orleans’ 2021-22 season was filled with positive developments – some of them completely unforeseen. Another will take place Tuesday evening, at the NBA’s draft lottery in Chicago.

Chicago Bears Rumors: ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler Reports That Roquan Smith Contract Talks Could Heat Up

ESPN NFL Insider Jeremy Fowler dropped a report around Roquan Smith potentially signing a big contract extension with the Chicago Bears later this NFL Offseason. Major Bears rumors are circulating now that Fowler reports that discussions between the Bears and Smith could heat up this summer. Fowler also said that Roquan could receive around $20 million per year on a contract extension. Will Bears GM Ryan Poles pony up and make Smith the highest-paid off-ball linebacker in the NFL? Bears Now host Harrison Graham covers today’s Chicago Bears rumors & news. #NFL
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