'Nobody saw this coming': Arrest in Chinese scholar's disappearance stuns U. of I. community | July 1, 2017

Federal authorities have arrested and charged a 28-year-old man with kidnapping Yingying Zhang, a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois who disappeared three weeks ago and now is presumed dead.

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PTSD in black women needs attention, study of South Side group says | March 23, 2017

Nortasha Stingley doesn't remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four years ago. All she could do was cry. All she wanted to do was scream.

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In small, local meetings, volunteers plot strategies for women's movement | March 7, 2017

Tucked away behind rows of brightly colored comic books and board games, more than a dozen people gathered Saturday afternoon in the back room of G-Mart Comics in Logan Square, scribbling messages onto the backs of postcards with iconic images from the Women's March.

All were addressed to President Donald Trump.

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After stray bullet kills Takiya Holmes, her family donates her organs | Feb. 17, 2017

Darvece Monson, 36, sat in her hairdresser's chair Tuesday, still in shock from hearing that her half sister's niece Takiya Holmes had died that morning, days after the 11-year-old was struck by a stray bullet.

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16 percent of seriously injured gunshot victims not treated at trauma centers, study says | Feb. 9, 2017

Nearly one-sixth of Cook County gunshot victims suffering serious injuries were not treated at trauma centers, according to a study but the University of Illinois at Chicago. But some local emergency medical services directors say the study is misleading. 

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Fear, anger at O'Hare: Travelers freed after being held over Trump order, lawyers say | Jan. 28, 2017

U.S. authorities took more than a dozen travelers into custody Saturday at O'Hare International Airport in response to President Donald Trump's immigration order - but lawyers who came to their aid said all were set free after a federal judge temporarily barred deportations. 

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Boathouses offer more river access, but is anyone using them? | Sept. 21, 2016

The Chicago Park District plans to complete the last of four boathouses this fall, a five-year project aimed at increasing community access to the Chicago River and its tributaries.

But at the three finished boathouses in Chinatown, Ravenswood and Lakeview, residents say more needs to be done to make the facilities usable. 

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Bradley sisters who 'vanished into thin air' still missing 15 years later | July 6, 2016

It has been 15 years since Tionda and Diamond Bradley disappeared form their South Side home. 

Fifteen years of interviews, forensic lab work and hunting down leads that went nowhere. 

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Crystal Lake couple creates family with help from frozen embryo donations | May 8, 2016

The Felices' three children were conceived at the same time, but they're not triplets.

Faith, 6, and Matthew and Michael, both 4, belong to Jamie and Dan Felice, a couple who struggled to have children before being matched with a donor through a group that collects unused frozen embryos. They received six embryos. Two pregnancies later, their family is complete. 

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Family gathers with toddler orphaned by mom's killing: 'She didn't even see the prime of life' | March 10, 2016

Two-year-old Dashawn Wright teetered alone on a West Side sidewalk, his wide curious eyes gazing at dozens of kids and adults who came here to mourn is mother's death.

His aunt steadied him, helped him take the cap off a blue marker and held him in front of a poster board taped to a black iron fence.

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9-year-old Tyshawn Lee fatally shot: 'He was going to make me real proud' | Nov. 3, 2015

A 9-year-old boy was shot to death just doors form his grandmother's house in the Gresham neighborhood Monday, and police said they could not rule out that he was targeted.

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