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Community groups demand city oust ShotSpotter gunshot detection system

CHICAGO – Community groups on Thursday urged the city of Chicago to end its use of the ShotSpotter gunshot detection system when the contract expires next month. Several city-wide grassroots organizations, Little Village community activists and the family of Adam Toledo gathered in the alleyway where police fatally shot the 13-year-old in protest of the ShotSpotter technology. The group believes the system is not as accurate as technology and law enforcement claim it to be.
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Hammond Booze and Tattoos senior event abruptly canceled

HAMMOND — One day after it was announced, the 60-and-older Booze and Tattoos event at the Hammond Sportsplex has been canceled. Hammond Parks and Recreation coordinator Donna Muta, who sent out a press release unveiling the event at 2 p.m. Wednesday and announced its cancellation less than 24 hours later, said the event was nixed because “no one signed up.” She referred additional questions on the event’s cancelation to its organizer, Selina Baez, at Hammond Sportsplex. Baez did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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LIVE: Friends, family, teammates gather for Ayo Dosunmu’s draft watch party

CHICAGO (WCIA) — This is the day Ayo Dosunmu has been dreaming of since he was a little kid, and Thursday night he is expecting to hear his name called in the first round. It has been a long road for Dosunmu, who will spend this moment with his closest family and friends at a private party in his hometown. He won a state title at Morgan Park, he became an All-American at Illinois leading the Illini back to relevancy, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and now a pro. Illinois head coach Brad Underwood will be there to help him celebrate. He says he could not be more proud of Ayo’s accomplishments.
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Chicago, Milwaukee metro areas at risk for damaging derecho

AccuWeather meteorologists warn that atmospheric conditions may allow for a fast-moving high-wind event that could roar from Wisconsin to Ohio at midweek and impact the metro areas of Chicago and Milwaukee Wednesday evening. The repetitive pattern of severe weather forecast for portions of the north-central United States this week includes...
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Chicago PD Season 9 is not coming to NBC in August 2021

Ready to see more from Intelligence? There isn’t much longer to wait, but we won’t see Chicago PD Season 9 premiere next month. Chicago PD Season 8 was difficult to follow. Not only did it get started late, but we ended up an on-off schedule due to filming during the pandemic. The late start blowed, though, especially with only two episodes before the winter break.
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Man remains hospitalized following Friday's shooting in Kankakee

KANKAKEE — A man arrested by Kankakee police on Friday following a fatal shooting remains hospitalized. Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said Monday that Lyn Love, 30, of Kankakee, is under 24-hour guard as he recovers from injuries sustained in the shooting that left 35-year-old Rayshun D. Williams dead. Williams...

Illinois woman, who dragged officer, shot and killed by police

DOLTON, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois State Police says it has begun an investigation into an officer involved shooting after a 19-year-old woman, who dragged a police officer at a crime scene, was shot and killed by police. According to the ISP, the incident occurred around 1:10 a.m. in the...
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Woman shot by police dies, 2 officers injured after incident leads to shooting, crash in Dolton

DOLTON, Ill. — A woman shot by police in the south suburbs has died, and two officers were injured after an incident at a restaurant led to a shooting and car crash. Dolton police responded to Baba’s restaurant on the 600 block of Sibley Boulevard around 1 a.m. Tuesday for reports of an armed woman at the drive-thru that was upset because the restaurant wasn’t open.

In Lincoln Park, White Neighbors Have Been Calling Cops On Black-Owned Restaurant Since Day One, Owner Says

LINCOLN PARK — New Lincoln Park restaurant Dinner and a Movie had only been open for a day when police started showing up, owner Rashad Bailey said. “That same day we opened [April 30] is when the police started coming,” Bailey said. “They were there the first day we opened, second day, third day and the fourth day. Then the next thing you know I’ve got [Business Affairs and Consumer Protection] showing up.”

Armed robbers shoot victim outside Presidential Towers in West Loop

Two men fired at least 20 shots as they robbed a man outside his West Loop high-rise apartment building late Monday, leaving the victim in serious condition. No arrests have been made. It happened outside Presidential Towers, 555 West Madison, around 11:22 p.m., according to police and witnesses. Police officers...