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

Victim Of Brutal West Town Rape Must Return To Chicago To Face Attacker After Rufus Carson Rejects Plea Deal, Prosecutors Say

A video, a rape kit and blood evidence all point to convicted felon Rufus Carson, but he opted for a jury trial, prosecutors said.

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As Coronavirus Kills More In Illinois, Tearful Public Health Boss Begs Residents To Take Virus Seriously

An emotional Dr. Ngozi Ezike pleaded with Illinoisans to wear masks and social distance as new cases and deaths from COVID-19 rapidly climb throughout the state.

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Band of Bohemia, Nation’s Only Michelin-Starred Gastropub, Closes After Filing For Bankruptcy

The closure also comes after a slew of anonymous allegations involving the gastropub's ownership and former chef were published on Instagram.

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Coronavirus Kills 31 More People Across Illinois

Two of the most recent victims were from Cook County: a man in his 30s and a woman in her 90s.