Tonya Colombo, who lost her son Shane to gang crossfire, speaks at a press conference.Jonathan Ballew/Block Club Chicago

Reward Raised To $12,000 In Rogers Park Shooting That Killed Grad Student On His First Night In Chicago

“Shane never had a chance in this city,” Shane Colombo's mother said Friday in announcing the reward.

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Police Release 2 People After Questioning Them In Smollett Case, Say They’re No Longer Suspects

"Due to new evidence ... the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging," police said.

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Google Plans To Hire ‘Hundreds’ In Chicago This Year

“I look forward to seeing the company continue to grow in Chicago for years to come," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.