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There were more than 50 shootings this past weekend in Chicago. Despite that, the total number of shootings in the city is at its lowest point since 2015, police say.

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plants a magnolia tree in Chicago’s Unity Park on June 21, 2019. (Evan Garcia / WTTW)

The Grammy-winning cellist stops in Chicago as part of his Bach Project, an ambitious tour of 36 cities across six continents to explore the common language of culture. See photos from the event.

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Did the Chicago police union instruct cops not to police during the violent Memorial Day weekend? Mayor Lori Lightfoot clarifies a rumor she says she heard in this wide-ranging, one-on-one interview.

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Two people were also stabbed to death, bringing the total number of homicides over the weekend to 10. In a Monday morning press conference, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called the violence “despicable.”

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“Forty-three people were shot, and five died. So we can’t claim victory, and we certainly can’t celebrate,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said at a City Club of Chicago event on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

In spite of heavy rainfall that kept many indoors and 1,200 additional police officers on the streets of Chicago, 43 people were shot, seven fatally, over the Memorial Day weekend.

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Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

The gunman who opened fire at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant in February told a co-worker the morning of the shooting that if he was fired he was going to kill every other employee and “blow police up,” according to a new report.

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Leslie Gollub, left, and Gretchen Gordon hug at a vigil held to support the victims of the Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Poway, California. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

“We are a Jewish nation that will stand tall,” said Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein following a shooting Saturday, April 27 at the Chabad of Poway that killed one. “Terrorism like this will not take us down.”

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Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

Autopsies on the five employees killed when a gunman opened fire in February at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant have determined that all of them were shot more than once.

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Jaquan Washington (Chicago Police Department)

Jaquan Washington faces one count of first-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting last month of Chicago police Officer John Rivera, who was sitting inside his car in River North.

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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

An Illinois man facing federal murder charges in the killing of a sheriff’s deputy now faces state charges, as well. A grand jury indicted Floyd Brown on 75 counts, including 60 counts of first-degree murder.

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Jovan Battle, left, and Menelik Jackson (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago police say they’re considering hate crime charges against two men charged in the fatal shooting of off-duty Officer John Rivera.

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Jovan Battle, left, and Menelik Jackson (Chicago Police Department)

Two men are charged with first-degree murder in the weekend slaying of an off-duty Chicago police officer who was repeatedly shot while sitting in a parked car.

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Crosses are placed for the victims of a mass shooting Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the family of Vincent Juarez, who was a forklift operator at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora and was killed in the Feb. 15 attack.

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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

Floyd E. Brown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of fatally shooting 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner.

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This undated booking photo released by Illinois Department of Corrections shows Floyd E. Brown.  (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP)

Floyd E. Brown of Springfield is charged with first-degree murder in the death of McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. 

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Mourners place flowers at the crosses outside of the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in memory of the five employees killed on Friday. (Jeff Knox / Daily Herald via AP)

Timothy Williams was shot three times during the Feb. 15 attack at a manufacturing facility in Aurora. He believes that attack would have been prevented if state police had “followed their internal protocols.”