Top Chicago news: 6 children shot dead in single week; man accused of killing 2 teens at store; more

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By Hoodline - Published on June 30, 2020.

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6 Chicago children shot dead in single week

Six Chicago children have been shot dead in the past week, including Mekhi James, 3; Sincere Gaston, 1; and Lena Nunez, 10.

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Man accused of killing 2 teens at convenience store

A Chicago man is accused of killing two teenagers at a convenience store this month after they asked how tall he was, authorities said on Thursday. 

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Bud Billiken Parade, a longtime Chicago tradition, canceled

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of Chicago's Bud Billiken Parade, a traditional African American back-to-school event for about 90 years, organizers announced Monday. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

1,200 extra cops to be deployed over July 4th weekend

Chicago's police superintendent said Monday that he plans to flood the city's streets with additional officers during the long July Fourth weekend in an effort to avoid a repeat of particularly bloody recent weekends and despite pressure to keep officer overtime to a minimum. 

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