Justina Winfrey, left, a candidate for 28th Ward alderman, and Loukessa Hawkins, said a man associated with 28th Ald. Jason Ervin’s campaign assaulted Hawkins and another volunteer and stole signed petition sheets. Heather Cherone/The Daily Line

Women Say They Were Assaulted By Alderman’s Employee While Petitioning For His Challenger

The man worked for Ald. Jason Ervin's organization more than two years ago, a spokesman said.

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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.