Daywatch: Chicago faces looming $838 million budget shortfall, how ‘Yummy’ Sandifer’s story shocked the nation 25 years ago and other things to know to start your day

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Standing at just 4-foot-6 and weighing only 68 pounds, Robert Sandifer was an unlikely triggerman for the Black Disciples street gang and was on the run for killing his 14-year-old neighbor Shavon Dean days earlier. On a hot last night of August in 1994, Yummy spotted a police car rolling through his Roseland neighborhood and ducked out of sight. He finally ended up at the home of a neighbor. The neighbor left Yummy on her porch for just a moment when a fellow gang member, 14-year-old Derrick Hardaway, suddenly appeared in a gangway. In an instant, the two boys were gone.

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