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Tuskegee Airmen statues vandalized in Chicago

A set of statues meant to pay homage to the Tuskegee Airmen were vandalized in Chicago over the weekend. Sunday morning, Chicago Park District employees were seen re-positioning the sculptures, which had been tipped over and broken sometime overnight. 

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White man slaps, spits on 79-year-old notable judge for cigarette

A white Chicago man is behind bars after slapping a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face for smoking a cigarette near him. Judge Arnette Hubbard was also spit on by David C. Nicosia, 55, and called “Rosa Parks” outside the Daley Center. 

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After 30 years, police torture victim still fighting for rights

30 years have passed since Chicago police officers tortured Darrell Cannon into falsely confessing to taking part in a murder, and he is still fighting the legal battle of his life. 

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Report: more than 22,000 black and brown children are homeless in Chicago

According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, the city’s 2013-14 school year saw more young people enrolled in Chicago public schools who were considered homeless than previous years. 

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BYP100: ‘violence in Chicago is very personal’

More than 80 people were shot in Chicago over Fourth of July weekend.  15 of the victims have died. Residents in the city are fed up with the senseless violence, but many feel helpless. But members of the BYP100 are taking a stand against the tragedy, even if it means being in the thick of […]

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More than 60 shot, at least 9 dead over holiday weekend in Chicago

More than 60 people were shot in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend. At least 9 have died. Police fired their weapons in five of the incidents.

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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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Residents upset over Bucket Boys’ presence in Chatham

Community members in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood have a nuisance on their hands. A group of teens who are attempting to make a living by beating on buckets at intersections, are viewed as problematic to some of the residents. 

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2 women shot at Black Pride celebration

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Photo: Kim Shine Two women were shot at Montrose Beach in Chicago as people gathered in celebration of the city’s gay pride weekend. One woman, 21, was shot in the shoulder. Another 48-year-old woman was shot in the arm and back. 

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Chicago teen Taylor Townsend debuts at Wimbledon

Chicago’s bright young tennis star will make her Wimbledon debut Tuesday.

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