Rapper Kevin Gates was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for violating his probation on a weapons charge.

In March, Gates dutifully turned himself in to Chicago authorities, thinking he would be released immediately. But an Illinois judge ordered him held without bail until his hearing.

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bedbugs

A homeless woman covered in bed bugs forced the quarantine and cleanup of a train on Chicago’s CTA Red Line.

A Youtuber uploaded the video of a homeless woman sleeping on a CTA Red Line train on Tuesday. The video shows dozens of bed bugs crawling all over clothes in a bag near the sleeping woman.

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Lavontay White Jr

Chicago is reeling from the gang-related triple shooting that left a 2-year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle dead on Tuesday. Lavontay White, Jr. and his unnamed uncle were passengers in a maroon sedan driven by 20-year-old Breunna Devonte.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama appears to be in denial over the unprecedented spike in violent crimes during his two terms as president. In an op-ed published in the Harvard Law Review, Obama refused to take credit for a 10.8 percent increase in murders from 2014 to 2015 — the largest increase in a single year since 1971.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama weighed in on a headline-grabbing hate crime committed by 4 young black people on a mentally disabled white man in his hometown of Chicago.

In two separate interviews on Thursday, President Obama referred to the attack as a “despicable” and “terrible” hate crime.

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