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Man Pleads Guilty to Shipping Cocaine to Illinois

Man Pleads Guilty to Shipping Cocaine to Illinois

A 38-year-old Mexican citizen living in Oregon pleaded guilty Wednesday to his involvement in a conspiracy to ship more than 500 grams of cocaine to be distributed in the Chicago area in 2013. Eitel Mendoza initially entered a plea of not guilty for the crimes but later agreed to plead guilty to one count of […]

Anti-gun violence advocate mourns daughter at Board of Commissioners meeting

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Anti-gun violence advocate mourns daughter at Board of Commissioners meeting

The father of a woman killed by gang violence spoke before the Cook County Board of Commissioners last week. Andrew Holmes’ daughter, Tamara Sword, was killed on her 33rd birthday after being caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting at a gas station in Indianapolis. Holmes told the board he wishes he could turn […]

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