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CHICAGO (AP) - Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. Separate juries have been selected to hear the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams in the death of Hadiya Pendleton. Opening statements begin Tuesday. Pendleton was shot at a park 1 mile from Obama's Chicago home in what prosecutors say was a botched attempt at gang retaliation.

CHICAGO (AP) - Six hundred more police officers patrolled five violent Chicago police districts over the weekend following an alarming number of shootings a week earlier. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Monday that extra patrol officers will continue to be deployed "until we're comfortable things are stabilized." Authorities are eager to prevent a repeat of the Aug. 3- 5 weekend that left at least 71 people shot, 12 of them fatally. About 35 people were shot during the past weekend. None died.

RICHTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Suburban Chicago police say a man has been killed in a shootout with officers from two departments. Authorities say members of the Richton Park and Park Forest police departments exchanged fire Monday with a man who matched the description of a suspect wanted in a shooting that happened in Park Forest earlier in the day. Police officials say when officers approached the man in Richton Park he displayed a handgun. The victim in the earlier shooting is hospitalized with a head wound.

CHICAGO (AP) - Two women have been indicted on charges they stole opioids from the Chicago pharmacy where they worked then sold the drugs for a profit. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said Monday 33-year-old Elizabeth Cruz of Stone Park and 27-year-old Jacqueline Green of Chicago are charged with conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.

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