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Oceanside beach at the Point to reopen for Labor Day weekend

Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry gun permit applications surge

An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest. Law enforcement authorities described the man as "a model citizen" who "helped others avoid being victims" at an AT&T store outside…