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Bob Chiarito

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Chicago Police Officer Who Killed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Won’t Be Charged With A Crime, His Lawyer Says

Eric Stillman, 34, has been a Chicago police officer for five years. His lawyer said Stillman is “absolutely broken up over the fact that he had to use deadly force."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

After Viewing ‘Heartbreaking’ Video Of Police Shooting 13-Year-Old, Adam Toledo’s Family Asks City To Delay Public Release Of Footage, Agency Says

The slain seventh-grader's family viewed body camera video of his death Tuesday and reportedly asked a police oversight agency to delay releasing the footage to the public. It will be made public eventually.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

City Boosts Police Presence To Prepare For Potential Unrest Over Adam Toledo Video, Daunte Wright Killing

Some officers had their days off canceled, and there was a heavy police presence along Michigan Avenue Monday. Large salt trucks, previously used to block streets, were also out.

Downtown

Why Were Police Told To Turn Off Body Cameras Minutes After Adam Toledo Shooting? It’s Standard Policy, Department Says

Once officers have sealed off a crime scene to investigate, police said, it's typical for responding officers to shut off their body cameras.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Adam Toledo, Holding A Gun, Was Told To ‘Drop It’ Before Cop Fatally Shot 13-Year-Old, Prosecutors Allege

It remains unknown whether Toledo pointed or shot the gun before he was killed in Little Village on March 29. Video of the high-profile shooting could be released next week. The man allegedly with Toledo that night was charged with three felonies Saturday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Driver Of Car Where Toddler Shot Was In Road Rage Incident Did Not Fire At Other Car, Prosecutors Say, As Search For Shooter Continues

Police and Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the drivers of the two cars were shooting at each other, but a Cook County prosecutor contradicted that, saying the person who shot 21-month-old Kayden Swann was the aggressor.

Downtown

Man In Road Rage Shootout That Left Toddler In Coma Faces Felony Gun Charge, Police Say

The man driving the car with 21-month-old Kayden Swann in the back seat was arrested at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for possessing a gun as a felon, police said.

Downtown

Police Questioning Person After Toddler Shot In ‘Road-Rage Incident’ On Lake Shore Drive Near Grant Park

The boy was in a car going north on Lake Shore Drive when someone in another car fired shots, hitting the boy in his temple, police said.

Downtown

Neighbors, Community Groups Flood West Side Church With Baby Supplies After Theft Forced Organizers To Cancel Giveaway

Well-wishers from the city and suburbs showed up with cars full of items Monday. Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is planning the Baby Bank event for this month.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Easter Weekend Diaper, Baby Formula Giveaway Event Canceled After Large Group Makes Off With Donated Items

As many as 600 people were expected at Saturday's giveaway at an Austin church, but between 12 and 15 people took all of the donated items on Friday, the pastor said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Doctor Tied To Loretto Hospital Had His Family Vaccinated With West Side Hospital’s Supply In The Suburbs

Once again, a West Side safety net hospital admitted to improperly distributing its supply of vaccines outside the city to those connected with hospital executives.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Fake Vaccination Cards Being Sold In Chicago Could Put People At Risk, Experts Warn

Some people who aren't getting vaccinated are instead buying fill-in-the-blank vaccination cards — which is putting everyone else at risk.

Citywide

First A Carjacking, Then A $100 Speed Camera Ticket Thanks To Car Thief

Sam Royko's 2016 Audi was carjacked Jan. 16. On Saturday, he got a $100 "final determination" speed camera ticket letter from the city.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Man Arrested In Attack On Ald. Brendan Reilly Outside Boss Bar In River North

Reilly said two men punched and kicked him Feb. 18 while he was leaving the bar at Clark and Hubbard streets.

Near North Side, River North

Another Group Favored By Loretto Hospital Exec Got Vaccinated Early: Gold Coast Steakhouse ‘Higher-Ups,’ Sources Say

Employees at Maple & Ash, a restaurant frequented by Loretto Hospital Chief Operating Officer Dr. Anosh Ahmed, received vaccines from the West Side hospital’s supply, sources said.

Downtown

Trump Tower Workers Got Vaccines From West Side Hospital — Whose COO Owns A Condo In Luxury Highrise

It's unclear why workers at the former president's namesake, luxury hotel were prioritized for vaccines while similar hotel workers have not been allowed to get shots.

Downtown

Trump Tower Vaccinated Staff At Luxury Hotel, Saying It Was Part Of Program Meant To Help Hard-Hit South And West Sides

The health department is "looking into" the vaccination event at Trump Tower, saying staff aren't yet eligible to be vaccinated and it wasn't aware of any Protect Chicago Plus events at the Downtown hotel.

Downtown

Chicago’s Newest Music Venue, Epiphany Center For The Arts, Is Staging Live, Social-Distanced Indoor Shows

Developer David Chase and his wife, Kimberly Rachal, converted the former church and adjacent property into a $15 million venue to host live music, art exhibits, weddings, galas and private events.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Surprise! Chicago’s River Dyed Green For St. Patrick’s Day After All

The announcement was made last minute, likely to prevent crowds from gathering on the riverfront with coronavirus restrictions still in place.

Downtown

With No Letup In Carjackings, Police Launch Website, Add More Officers To Citywide Task Force

Even though 2020 was a record year for carjackings, Chicago is seeing even more in 2021.

Citywide
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