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Friends and family members attend a memorial service for 17-year-old twin brothers Edward and Edwin Bryant who were shot and killed in October. Chicago has logged more than 700 homicides this year, more than any other major U.S. City Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Gun Deaths In Chicago Reach Startling Number As Year Closes

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A woman talks with members of the Chicago Police Department at the scene where at least six people were shot on Sunday. Dozens of people were shot over the holiday weekend in Chicago. Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Over Holiday Weekend, Dozens Shot In Chicago; At Least 11 Killed

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To be clear, this squirrel — photographed in 2008 — is not the one that threw itself at a Chicago alderman's bicycle earlier this month. Taylor L. Riché/Flickr hide caption

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Fans celebrate outside Wrigley Field as buses carrying the Chicago Cubs baseball team arrive in Chicago early Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, after the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game 7 of the World Series in Cleveland. Matt Marton/AP hide caption

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2016 World Series Brought Welcome Levity To Weary Cities

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Passengers walk away from an American Airlines jet that aborted a takeoff and caught fire at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. No serious injuries were reported. Jose Castillo/AP hide caption

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Police tape is displayed at a crime scene in Chicago where a 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed and another 18-year-old man was shot in April. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over the Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday. The plan to revamp the city's system of investigating police won approval Wednesday. Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago City Council Approves Oversight Agency To Police The Police

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Demonstrators calling for an end to gun violence and the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel march through downtown Chicago on December 31. More than 500 Chicagoans have been killed so far in 2016. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Police crime tape marks the scene where a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed and an 18-year-old man was wounded in April in Chicago. The grim milestone of 500 homicides already passed this year in Chicago. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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In Effort To Curb Violence In Chicago, A Professor Mines Social Media

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Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Church hangs the American flag upside down outside his church Aug. 31 as demonstrators protest the uptick in homicides across Chicago. Thirteen people were fatally shot over the weekend, bringing the city's annual toll to at least 500. Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown here in January, wants to create a new Civilian Office on Police Accountability to investigate police shootings, allegations of excessive force and other police misconduct. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Creates Civilian Agency To Monitor Police

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Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke leaves the Criminal Courts Building after pleading not guilty to first-degree murder charges related to the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on December 29, 2015, in Chicago. The police superintendent is now moving to fire Van Dyke and four other officers, who are accused of making false statements about the shooting. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has recommended that seven officers be fired for providing false information in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. AP hide caption

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People gather onstage July 16 as preparations take place inside Quicken Loans Arena for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The convention is set to run July 18-21. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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