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The Cook County Sheriff’s Office Says Its Gang Database Is On Lockdown, But Questions Remain

Many welcomed the announcement that the sheriff took the database offline. But the office has resisted calls to destroy it immediately or publicly explain other details of its plans.

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Before General Iron Leaves Lincoln Park For Southeast Side, Neighbors Want Cleaner Air — And Answers

"Our air remains polluted, toxic fluff continues to fall, the stench is worse and our questions to GI remain unanswered," neighbors wrote to General Iron's new owners.

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New Dad Killed On Howard CTA Platform Was About To Start New Job, Family Says: ‘I Miss Him’

Macksantino Webb was fatally shot while standing on the Red Line platform Tuesday. "It's time we stop having to walk behind the caskets of black boys," his uncle said.

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You Can Smoke Weed In Your Backyard Or Back Porch And Not Get Busted, Chicago’s Mayor And New Top Cop Say

You still can't smoke in public spaces like on the sidewalk or your front porch, though.