Rufus Carson was charged in an August 2018 rape and beating that left an 18-year-old woman hospitalized in serious condition with severe facial fractures.Alisa Hauser / Chicago Police Department

Woman, 18, Visiting Chicago From Poland Had To Relearn How To Walk And Talk After Brutal West Town Rape, Prosecutors Say

Rufus Carson, 38, charged in the West Town rape, rejected a 30-year plea deal Tuesday and could face 150 years in prison if the case goes to trial.

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Man, 33, Shot On Lake Park Avenue In Hyde Park

The man was shot in the shoulder and hand near The Promontory.

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The Alley’s Lakeview Storefront Is Closing This Weekend As The Iconic Counterculture Store Pivots To Online

Owner Mark Thomas said the Alley has "actually done well" since the coronavirus pandemic hit, but it needs to pivot to the online store because "the future is the internet."

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30 More People Killed By Coronavirus In Illinois As 2,257 Cases Reported

Among the victims were seven people in Cook County. At least 8,538 people have died from COVID-19 in Illinois.