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Could spiking crime numbers hurt Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election chances one week from the April 7 runoff? According to challenger Jesús "Chuy" García, the uptick in homicides mean that "Rahm has not prioritized public safety." On Wednesday, García said "the numbers look really grim" and that if he is elected mayor, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy would have to go. We have the details.

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New gun laws are set to take effect after a holiday weekend that saw 10 homicides. Paris Schutz has the details. View our interactive graphics to see how Illinois House and Senate members voted on concealed carry legislation.

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After a bloody January, the first quarter of 2013 ends with homicides at historic lows. But what do the numbers really mean? Paris Schutz has the latest.