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Cardinal celebrates what may be ‘last Easter’ leading Chicago flock

Cardinal Francis George alluded to his long struggle with cancer while reflecting on death, salvation and how all Catholics could benefit from learning to just let go.

 

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Police SUV flips in crash on S. Side

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The accident occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, police said. Two officers were sent to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Credit card fraud boss threatened rival would be ‘cut into pieces’: feds

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The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds say. And Gheorgui “Mitsubishi” Martov, 39, of Schiller Park, admitted as much when he was arrested last month, prosecutors allege in a recent court filing.

Iowa windmills could blow in energy savings for Chicago area residents

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The $2 billion Rock Island Clean Line would take 3,500 megawatts of power created by thousands of wind turbines in Iowa and deliver it to Illinois. The project could be completed by 2017.

5 kids hurt in drive-by on South Side

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The children — an 11-year-old girl, two 14-year-old girls, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were shot about 7:40 p.m. Sunday near 66th and Michigan in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said.

Chicago man slain in Utah in ‘wrong place at the wrong time’

SALT LAKE CITY — A 30-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder in what police are calling the “senseless” death of a Chicago man in downtown Salt Lake City. Police say Harlin Argelio Ramos was booked late Saturday afternoon into the …

In violent weekend, at least 7 dead, 37 wounded in shootings across Chicago

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Easter weekend was no holiday from violence, with shootings claiming the lives of seven across Chicago and leaving 37 injured. Five of the wounded were children hurt in a drive-by shooting Sunday night near Marquette and Michigan on the South Side.

Cardinal celebrates what may be ‘last Easter’ leading Chicago flock

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Cardinal Francis George alluded to his long struggle with cancer while reflecting on death, salvation and how all Catholics could benefit from learning to just let go.

Six shot at Easter party in suburban Montgomery

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About 12:40 a.m., a gunman got out of an SUV and began shooting into a garage where the party was taking place, Montgomery Police Chief Dan Meyers said in an emailed statement.

Newborn boy found dead in Northwest Side gangway

A baby boy was found dead, wrapped in a plastic bag in a Northwest Side gangway this weekend. About 8:30 a.m., the boy — described as a newborn — was found in a gangway in the 2700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, according to police …

Husband, wife — both officers — dead in murder-suicide: police

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The Rev. Edward Cronin said he had counseled Javier and Veronica Acevedo to endure with prayer the “violence of the world” that confronted them every day in their law-enforcement careers. Javier Acevedo served 25 years as a Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer, and Veronica Acevedo served 18 years with the Chicago Police Department, authorities said. But early Sunday morning, the couple were found dead in their Garfield Ridge home on the Southwest Side in what police said appeared to be a murder-suicide.

Man killed in crash on Dan Ryan Expressway near Chicago Skyway

A 22-year-old man was killed in a crash Saturday morning on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

Man, 72, struck, killed by truck on North Avenue by Kennedy Expy.

A 72-year-old pedestrian was hit by a truck and killed early Saturday in the 1500 block of West North Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway.

Newborn found dead in Northwest Side gangway

The body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a Northwest Side gangway Saturday morning.

1 dead in kayak accident in Geneva

A man died in a kayak accident Saturday on the Fox River in Geneva.