Police huddle before a Monday night news conference after a gunman opened fire at Mercy Hospital, leaving a young officer, a doctor and another hospital employee dead. Mauricio Peña / Block Club Chicago

4 Dead After Gunman Opens Fire At Mercy Hospital: ‘We Don’t Know How Much Damage He Was Prepared To Do’

"This tears at the soul of our city," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. The gunman killed a doctor in the parking lot before going into the hospital and killing the officer and a hospital worker, police said.

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5 Things To Know About Austan Goolsbee, The High-Powered New Addition To Chicago’s School Board

The economics professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business will round out the mayor-appointed board.

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Tatas Tacos In Portage Park Celebrates Holiday Season With 12 Days Of Tacos

The restaurant is also collecting donations for a special holiday meal at the Irving Park Food Pantry Dec. 19.