In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.

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Time For Truth: (Chicago Tribune) – Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016

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The debate over whether sugary beverages should be heavily taxed is scheduled to be taken up by the Cook County Board of Commissioners in Chicago.

Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a tax designed to raise revenue, but it’s being promoted as a way to reduce soda consumption and in turn improve public health.

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At least 17 people, including four teenagers, were killed and 41 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, making it the city’s deadliest weekend of the year.

The weekend’s latest homicide happened shortly after 4 a.m. Monday in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 28-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to the chest and head on the kitchen floor of a second-floor apartment in the 1100 block of West Garfield, according to Chicago Police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately release his name.

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Time For Truth: (NBC News) – Chicago Halloween Weekend Marks Deadliest This Year With 17 Dead, 41 Wounded

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Eight people were killed and at least 33 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The weekend’s most recent homicide happened Sunday evening in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, Chicago Police said.

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Time For Truth: (Chicago Sun Times) – 8 killed, 33 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

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Dominice Hallom was an 18-year-old living on Chicago’s Far South Side when the Chicago Tribune featured him in a story in 2008 after he had been shot and wounded in two separate incidents three months apart.

After the second shooting, the former standout point guard at Corliss High School had recalled how he had played dead, twitching his prone body to convince the masked gunman that the bullets were continuing to strike him after the first shots hit him in the back and right calf.

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Time For Truth: (Chicago Tribune) – Gun Free Chicago: More than 3,000 shot this year

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