Neighbors in the 6800 block of South Jeffery watch firefighters.Lee Edwards/Block Club Chicago

12-Year-Old Neighbor Spots Fire In Jackson Park Highlands Vacant Home, Gets Dad To Call 911

Neighbors suspect a local fire may have been caused by a squatter trying to keep warm.

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Cook County Takes Steps to Erase Its Regional Gang Database

Commissioners are set to pass a law banning the database and requiring it to be destroyed.

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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Police Report, Will Have To Surrender To Cops

Once considered a victim in a racist attack in Streeterville, the "Empire" star is now facing a felony charge.

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Steve Madden Closing Its Wicker Park Store (Which Means Boots Are $20)

The shoe shop has called the 1553 N. Milwaukee Ave. storefront home for roughly a decade.