James Mather (inset) with the weapons police found in his home, despite having two pending domestic battery cases. He was released after posting $500 bail. Chicago Police Department

Man Caught By Cops With Arsenal Also Battered His Exes, They Say. But He Walked Away With A Misdemeanor Plea Deal.

James Mather had two pending domestic battery cases when he was caught with a slew of illegal guns, police say. He was released — and his exes don't think he'll stop.

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With Chicago’s Official Fireworks Canceled, Neighbors Stage Rogue Displays

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Block Club photographer Colin Boyle captured neighbors celebrating in South Shore, Lincoln Park and on the Near West Side.

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8 Shot, 4 Fatally, In Englewood Shooting, Police Say

A 14-year-old boy was among those killed. Two boys, ages 11 and 15, were among those injured, police said.

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7-Year-Old Girl Shot And Killed While Visiting Relatives On July 4th

Natalie Wallace, an East Side resident, was killed Saturday night in another act of violence against a Chicago child.