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Past articles by Alexandra:

5 wounded in separate shootings on South, West sides

Five people have been wounded in separate shootings on the South and West sides since Monday afternoon. → Read More

Chicago passes another grim milestone: More than 3,000 shot this year

More than 3,000 people have been shot in Chicago so far this year, more than all of last year, with 30 percent of the shootings in just three police districts on the West Side, according to data collected by the Tribune. → Read More

Man found dead with throat slit in West Garfield Park

A man was discovered dead with his throat slit Sunday evening in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, according to police. → Read More

Police: Girl, 16, dies after South Side shooting during vigil for earlier slaying

A 16-year-old girl has died and two other people were wounded during a vigil for a person shot the night before, police said. → Read More

After reports of rapid fire shooting dispatcher says: "You wanna hear some more bad news?"

Two hours had passed since two boys were shot in Rogers Park late Monday and the city hadn’t seen a shooting during that period. → Read More

1 dead, 1 hurt in crash on I-294

A person was killed and another person was critically hurt in a single-car crash near the tollbooth on Interstate 294 near southwest suburban Hickory Hills early Monday morning. → Read More

2 shot in West Lawn, neighbor says: 'We need the National Guard here'

Josephine Camarillo was driving down Marquette Road late Wednesday when the black sedan in front of her lost control, veered onto a lawn and crashed into the porch of a small brick house. → Read More

At least 9 people shot at Englewood intersection this summer: 'People always hang out here'

Beat 0725, 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 Two wounded women on a blood-stained section of sidewalk flagged down a police cruiser near 69th Street and Ashland Avenue. They were two of four people shot there Tuesday night. Had it been another intersection, perhaps the officers would've been surprised. "I can tell you several people have been shot on this block in the past couple of months," an… → Read More

At least 7 hurt in shootings on South, West sides

At least seven people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been wounded during shootings on the South and West sides Tuesday, police said. → Read More

Car hit by gunfire on Dan Ryan Expressway

A car was hit by gunfire on the Dan Ryan Expressway late Sunday evening but there were no reports of injuries, according to authorities. → Read More

6 hurt in pileup on Eisenhower Expressway

Six people were hurt after a pileup on the Eisenhower Expressway on the West Side of the city Sunday evening. → Read More

3 dead, 8 others wounded during city shootings

A woman and two men were killed and at least eight other people were wounded Tuesday in separate shootings, according to police. → Read More

Anger after fire kills 3 kids, man; arson suspect's family defends him

The man said nothing as he stood on the sidewalk across from the charred apartment building. He kept his arms at his side as a relative gave him a long hug. He turned his face away from where his 7-year-old daughter had just died. → Read More

Baby dead, 3 missing after extra-alarm fire in South Chicago

A 3-month-old baby died and three people, including two children, are still missing after an extra-alarm fire broke out at a three-story apartment building Tuesday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side. → Read More

Young girl at vigil for brother's slain friend herself shot on West Side

Eight-year-old Jamia Barnes was playing Sunday evening on a front lawn near a vigil for a teenage boy killed hours earlier when she saw a man in a car arguing with a woman outside. → Read More

With more than 4 months left, 2016 in Chicago nears last year's gun violence level

Another violent weekend in Chicago killed seven people dead and wounded at least 49 others, including a young girl shot in the wrist while attending a vigil for a 14-year-old boy killed early Sunday in Austin. → Read More

Woman who lost daughter comes to aid of young girl: 'I just couldn’t see another baby losing their life'

Ashake Banks has lost count of all the vigils she's attended for gun victims since her 7-year-old daughter was shot and killed while selling candy four years ago. → Read More

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run on West side

Chicago police are searching for a white van that struck and killed a bicyclist Wednesday night in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. → Read More

1 killed, 8 wounded in city shootings

A man was killed and at least eight other people have been wounded in shootings since Wednesday morning, police said. → Read More

Videos capture dramatic police shootout with carjacking suspect

For the second time in less than two weeks, the city moved quickly Wednesday to release video footage of a police-involved shooting — this time of officers opening fire on a carjacking suspect after he shot into a police cruiser, police said. → Read More