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                A man accused of walking into a Chicago police station and pointing a gun at officers, leading police to shoot and wound him, was expected to appear in court Friday on assault charges. The police department says 43-year-old Terrick Bland, of Maywood, is charged with five counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He's due in court Friday. According to police, Bland walked into a police station on the city's West Side on Wednesday and began shouting anti-police statements. When officers ordered him to drop a gun he had wrapped in a plastic bag, he pointed it them and and at least three of them opened fire.

                The candidates for Illinois governor used an hourlong debate to find different ways to call each other “liar” with Election Day fewer than five weeks away. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Republican state Sen. Darren Bailey disagreed over the other’s handling of or position on the state budget, regulating assault-style weapons, abortion and crime in a debate at Illinois State University in Normal on Thursday. Pritzker boasted four years of balanced budgets and billions of dollars of debt paid while Bailey said the state is over-spending and he would cut taxes. Pritzker defended the criminal justice system overhaul signed last year that includes ending cash bail while Bailey said it will set violent criminals free.

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                The defendants are accused of delivering the drugs that killed Gerardo P. Alcantar, 40, of Calumet Township, on Aug. 7. One of the men also is charged with stealing Alcantar's wallet.

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