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A health care professional draws Naloxone into a syringe. (WTTW News via CNN)

The city is expanding a program that works to keep people from getting a drug offense and, instead, places them into treatment. Eleven police districts are currently eligible for the program, but officials say it will be available in all districts by the end of the year.

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A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

Devontay Anderson allegedly used an AK-47 style weapon to fire more than two dozen shots into a car carrying a 7-year-old girl at a West Side McDonald’s in April, and then fled the state to avoid arrest.

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People hold signs during a DACA rally in California on June 18, 2020. (Sandy Huffaker / AFP / AFP via Getty Images)

A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful. For now, however, those currently in the DACA program will be allowed to stay in it. Here’s a breakdown of what the decision means.

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Cleopatra Cowley, mother of Hadiya Pendleton, delivers her victim impact statement during the sentencing hearing of Kenneth Williams for the murder of Hadiya Pendleton at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on July 20, 2021. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune / Pool)

During a sentencing hearing Tuesday, family members of the slain teen made clear they feel the man who served as the getaway driver was just as responsible as the man who fired the fatal shots in 2013.

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, right, speaks at a news conference to discuss a settlement in an opioid trial, Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Central Islip, N.Y. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is behind her. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan)

The yearslong effort by state and local governments in the U.S. to force the pharmaceutical industry to help pay to fix a nationwide opioid addiction and overdose crisis took a major step forward Tuesday.

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Two months after federal authorities posted a $10,000 reward for his arrest, the second man accused of fatally shooting 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams as she sat in a McDonald’s drive-thru on the West Side has been found.

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Pierre Loury was shot and killed by police Officer Sean Hitz after a brief chase in April 2016. The City Council’s Finance Committee voted Monday to advance the proposed settlement, which is set for a final vote Wednesday by the full City Council.

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In this file photo, Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno speaks with WTTW News.

The former 1st Ward alderman pleaded guilty to multiple charges Friday, but will avoid jail time, following a highly publicized 2019 incident in which he loaned his vehicle to a woman and then falsely claimed it had been stolen.

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A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

Frank Harris will remain in jail following his arrest on charges of murder and aggravated vehicular hijacking, stemming from the death of Keith Cooper, 73, who was struck in the head during an attempted carjacking.

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According to a 41-page complaint filed Thursday, the Chicago Police Department has refused to share information about its social media monitoring task force, including the reason for its expansion, which accounts are tracked and what is done with that information.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law before signing into law new criminal justice legislation on Thursday, July 15, 2021. (WTTW News via Governor’s Office)

Working to reverse a notion that Chicago and Illinois have become false confession capitals in the U.S., Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday that prohibits the use of deceptive tactics by law enforcement officers when interrogating juveniles.

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In this Feb. 24, 2020 file photo, former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett leaves the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, after an initial court appearance on a new set of charges alleging that he lied to police about being targeted in a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago early last year. (AP Photo / Matt Marton File)

Jussie Smollett returned to court Wednesday for the first time in a year for a five-hour hearing to determine whether one of the actor’s attorneys should be allowed to keep representing him in his case against accusations that he staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself.

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A former Chicago Public Schools principal who was removed from her post two years ago amid allegations of financial misconduct is now facing federal charges alleging she authorized overtime for her employees and then collected back that cash for her own use.

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A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

Caleb Del Toro, 24, will remain in jail after he allegedly wounded an acquaintance and shot at a postal carrier during an incident on the Northwest Side earlier this month.

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In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 file photo, Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo / Wilfredo Lee, File)

Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville has offered to participate in the Chicago Blackhawks’ review of allegations by a former player who says he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010.

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A file photo shows a crime scene blocked off by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW News)

After being chased into his home while out for a walk with his dog, a 22-year-old Chicago man allegedly retrieved a firearm, went back outside and fatally shot a 26-year-old in the head on Friday evening.