Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling speaks at a news conference on June 21, 2024. (Chicago Police Department)

A 16-year-old has been charged with first-degree in murder in the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy on the Near West Side earlier this week, police announced Friday.

U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle speaks during a Republican National Convention security news conference Friday, June 21, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Andy Manis)
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The plan calls for two perimeters that extend for blocks around the arena. Vehicles will have to pass through checkpoints to travel between the two boundaries. Pedestrians will be allowed to move freely without being screened in that area but only convention goers will be allowed within the inner perimeter.

Visitors pay their respects, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at altars for the seven people killed in the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

Robert Crimo III was scheduled to face trial next February on a raft of charges, including murder and attempted murder, for the shooting in Highland Park nearly two years ago.

Former Ald. Ed Burke in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall on Dec. 5, 2023. (WTTW News)
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Judge Kendall sided with prosecutors, who blasted the request for a postponement as a “last-ditch effort” by Burke to avoid being sentenced on Monday for racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion.

Former Chicago Ald. Ed Burke makes his way through security at the Dirksen Courthouse on Nov. 6, 2023. (WTTW News)
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“The public, as well as the victims in this case, have a strong interest in finality and bringing the case to a close,” prosecutors wrote. “Unfounded, eleventh-hour requests for delay like this one contribute to a general sense that the wheels of justice turn too slowly.”

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A court order requiring the Chicago Police Department to change the way it trains, supervises and disciplines officers should not be expanded to include traffic stops, eight alderpeople told the federal judge overseeing the push to reform the department.

Chicago lakefront on a summer day. (Michael Izquierdo / WTTW News)
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Environmental and consumer advocates predict more legal protections from the heat in the near future, as climate change continues to wreak havoc.

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Attorneys for Herman Williams — a former U.S. Navy member who served two tours in the Gulf War — announced Tuesday he has been awarded the certificate by the state following his exoneration in the 1993 killing of his former wife Penny Williams.

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It’s one of the biggest busts yet as federal agencies step up efforts to target the highest levels of Chinese money laundering rings that experts and officials tell CNN are the go-to partners for Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartels that traffic fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine into the U.S. 

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Chicago Police Superintendent Larry Snelling confirmed that the victim died after he was shot around 3 p.m. Tuesday in the 2300 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks to reporters at a news conference on June 14, 2024. (Andrew Adams / Capitol News Illinois)
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Bump stocks became the focus of gun control debate following a 2017 mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas. A gunman used weapons equipped with bump stocks to fire more than 1,000 rounds into a crowd in a matter of minutes, killing 60 people and injuring more than 400.

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Cordale Nichols, 37, will be detained pending trial following his arrest on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, attempted murder and arson stemming from the June 15 fire that left Charnette Walker dead.

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According to the Chicago Police Department, the boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of South Independence Boulevard just before 8:30 p.m. Friday when he was shot.

FILE - Adderall XR capsules are displayed on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. (Jenny Kane / AP Photo, File)
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There is an ongoing shortage of several prescription drugs used to treat ADHD, including Adderall. The CDC urged people to avoid using medication acquired from anyone other than a licensed clinician and pharmacy.

Hundreds of prison employees and community members attend a legislative hearing in Lincoln on Thursday, June 13, 2024, where the closure and potential relocation of Logan Correctional Center 140 miles northeast to the Chicagoland area was hotly contested. (Hannah Meisel / Capitol News Illinois)

Hundreds gathered at hearings this week to voice concerns over Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration’s plans to close and rebuild Logan and Stateville correctional centers. At a Friday meeting, one state lawmaker said, “This is really a concept and not a plan … because a plan has details.”

Former Ald. Ed Burke in federal court before U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall on Dec. 5, 2023. (WTTW News)
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Ed Burke’s attorneys are seeking to delay his upcoming sentencing date until sometime in mid-July after the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to rule on an appeal filed by James Snyder, the former mayor of Portage, Indiana, who was convicted in 2021 of accepting a bribe.