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Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.
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Chicago police arrest 2 suspects in attack on Smollett

The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett's account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took another turn Friday when Chicago police said two men arrested in the case are also black.
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Police: ‘Empire’ actor arrived home with rope around neck

Detectives reviewed surveillance footage of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett walking to his downtown Chicago apartment, but so far none of the video shows him being attacked by two masked men, although investigators have obtained images of people they would like to question, a police spokesman said Wednesday.
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‘Empire’ cast member alleges homophobic attack in Chicago

A cast member on the hit television show "Empire" alleged he was physically attacked by men in Chicago who shouted racial and homophobic slurs, police said Tuesday.

Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

The family of Laquan McDonald is lamenting the sentence given to the Chicago police officer who killed the teenager.

White cop who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison

The white Chicago police officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, bringing an end to a historic case that centered on a shocking dashcam video and fueled the national debate over race and law enforcement.

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 police shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald to try to protect another officer who pulled the trigger.
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Gunman opens fire at Chicago hospital, wounds at least 4

A gunman opened fire Monday at a Chicago hospital, wounding at least four people, including a police officer and a hospital employee, authorities said.
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Elevator in Chicago skyscraper fell 84 floors before rescue

It took nearly three hours to rescue six people stuck in an elevator in Chicago's fourth-tallest skyscraper -- the 875 North Michigan Avenue building, formerly called the John Hancock Center. 

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