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Past articles by Dakarai Turner:

Somber birthday party held in honor of murdered 12-year-old girl

HARVEY, Ill. - As police continue to search for the killer of a 12-year-old Harvey girl, her family celebrated her life Saturday with a birthday party. "She did not deserve to leave this Earth," said her mother, Kentnilla Blackful, on Saturday. She shared videos of the beautiful girl in what was once a happy life. The family had tried to keep the violence away by sending the children to visit… → Read More

Hundreds of Chicagoans heading to Washington, D.C. to rally for gun safety laws

Hundreds of Chicagoans are heading to Washington, D.C. to rally for gun safety laws. → Read More

Parts of Jane Byrne open Saturday after years of construction

When it comes to traffic in Chicago, there’s mostly one reaction by most, especially at the Jayne Byrne Interchange, built in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, where nearly half a million cars travel each day. → Read More

Pride parade expected to draw about a million people to Boystown, Lakeview Sunday

Pride events were in full swing Saturday as Chicago heats up for one of its biggest events of the year. → Read More

Backlash after Boystown bar attempts to ban rap

A backlash is brewing after a bar in Boystown attempted to ban rap music. → Read More

Woman, 56, reported missing from Chicago

A 56-year-old woman from Lake View has been reported missing. → Read More

Robbers stealing phones out of people's hands

Robbers are stealing cellphones right out of people's hands in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. → Read More

COPA investigating raid on woman's home during child's birthday party

A Chicago woman is sharing video of police officers raiding her house in what she says is an unacceptable and perhaps illegal way. → Read More

Lawsuit: Nursing home resident subjected to abuse, humiliation

Shocking video has sparked patient abuse accusations at a local nursing home. The troubling claims come from the family of an elderly man. → Read More

Police searching for hit-and-run driver who struck woman on West Side

A woman is in the hospital after a hit-and-run crash Monday night on Chicago’s West Side. → Read More

Religious leaders push for city workers to strike if Van Dyke found not guilty

Activists and faith leaders are calling for citywide protests if suspended Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke is acquitted of murder after shooting a teenager in 2014, asking city workers to join their protest. → Read More

On Laquan McDonald's birthday, calls for peaceful protests after verdict

As the trial of Jason Van Dyke moves towards a conclusion, police and community leaders are preparing for protests. → Read More

Winner selected in $7 million 'Queen of Hearts' drawing in McHenry

A lucky player is taking home the multi-million-dollar Queen of Hearts jackpot in McHenry. → Read More

Jackpot rises to $7M after no winner in suburban 'Queen of Hearts' drawing

Hundreds of people flocked to the northwest suburbs Tuesday night, hoping to become millionaires. → Read More

CPD officer sues CTA after man set himself on fire on train

A Chicago police officer who was hurt while responding to a man that doused himself in paint-thinner on a Red Line train and set himself on fire has filed a lawsuit. → Read More

Mold forces Calumet City schools to shut down on first day

Schools in Calumet City were closed Tuesday on the first day of school because of a mold problem. → Read More

Family of 15-year-old refutes claim that he shot himself after being stopped by police

The family of a Chicago teen is refuting police claims that the teen shot himself while running away from officers. → Read More

No sign of sailor who fell off boat during Race to Mackinac

There was no sign on Sunday of a sailor who went missing during the Race to Mackinac on Lake Michigan. → Read More

Buffalo Grove man killed in fall at Grand Canyon

A Buffalo Grove man who fell 500 feet to his death in the Grand Canyon is being remembered after the 24-year-old lost his footing after climbing over a railing. → Read More

Thousands gather at Navy Pier as Chicago celebrates the Fourth of July

A huge crowd gathered along the lakefront for fireworks Wednesday night. → Read More