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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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Nonprofits Want To Reduce Gun Violence By 20 Percent In 2020, But Say They’ll Need More Cash To Do It

Though Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 budget increased violence prevention funding by nearly $10 million, organizers say that's still not enough to reach their goal.

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Neighbors Miffed After CPS Fails To Clear Snow, Won’t Be Ticketed

CDOT does not cite other city agencies for breaking snow rules. Instead, officials "urge" them to clear sidewalks, a spokeswoman said.

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Man Fatally Shot Tuesday Morning In Pilsen Drive-By, Police Say

At 10:44 a.m., the 36-year-old man was walking in the 2200 block of South Leavitt Street when he was shot multiple times, police said.