State Police officials testified at a state Public Health Committee hearing Monday. Family members of murder victims also testified. Jonathan Bellew/Block Club Chicago

Crime Lab’s Huge DNA Backlog Could Take 5 Years To Clear — Even With More Scientists, State Police Say

“I deserve the closure to know that they at least attempted to solve the murder," a mother of a murder victim testified at a hearing Monday.

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Six Corners Senior Housing Complex Gets OK From Plan Commission

The 10-story building at Irving Park Road, Cicero and Milwaukee avenues will fill the corner left vacant since 2016, when the Bank of America branch closed.

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‘It Was Meant To Be’: Owners Of Lost Girls Vintage Return To West Town For First Brick-And-Mortar Store

"We’re excited to be part of the bustling West Town neighborhood." Sarah Azzouzi and Kyla Embrey started Lost Girls Vintage six years ago.