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Battle Scars

Sergeant Steve Brownstein comes across the same scene day after day in residential neighborhoods throughout the city: wounded and malnourished pit bulls chained in dark, feces-strewn basements, closets, garages, or vacant apartments. The animals’ owners, who use them in dogfights and bet on the contests, routinely punch, kick, and otherwise torment them, even feeding them […]

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The Body Under the Bridge

By Tori Marlan On a recent Friday after school, a Saint Ben’s sixth grader named William heard from a friend who’s a “liar” that he had seen a dead body under the bridge on Irving Park, near Rockwell. The friend, who’s also a “dimwit,” didn’t think to call the police, so William decided to troop […]

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Post It!

A new building’s been growing on the southeast corner of Lincoln and Wilson. Rumor has it Starbucks has dibs on the spot. When a boxy turret crowned the entrance recently, someone taped up a Post-it pad and a pen, and a conversation on yellow squares quickly papered the door. Here’s what people were saying: Love […]