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Alleged Chicago Baby Killer Caught

Six month old Jonylah Watkins was shot in March

Career criminal charged with killing of 6 month old Jonylah Watkins

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Chicago Teen Says Bullying Students Set Her Hair on Fire

Parents upset because the school didn't immediately call the police

Two eighth grade girls set another girl’s hair on fire

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Chicago Bluesman Jimmy Dawkins Dies at 76

The man known as "Fast Fingers" has passed on

Dawkins was known as part of Chicago’s West-Side sound

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Michelle Obama Tears Up During Gun Violence Speech in Chicago

First Lady holds back tears in front of Chicago crowd.

Mrs. Obama urges business leaders to support fight against gun violence.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Grandmother Arrested for Hiring Grandson to Murder Own Granddad

Police say Grandma bought grandson a new red car and tatts for shooting granddad in the back on the way to his dialysis appointment

64 year old grandmother allegedly conspires with grandson to kill grandad

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100 Percent of Chicago Urban Prep Graduates College-Bound

Urban Prep is an all-male charter school that is predominately African-American

Urban Prep Academy in Chicago continues its tradition of excellence

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Chicago School Restructuring Misplaces African American Students

The bottom line is outweighing the value of an education

Aside from the teachers, those who will be most heavily affected are the students that…

By Sasha King

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Rihanna Visits Chicago High School Students

Rihanna shows up five hours late to Chi-town high school.

School won the visit through the “Shine Bright Like a Diamond” contest.

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The Disparity Between School and Prison Investment in Chicago

Higher expectations for African Americans to end up in prison

Funding is going to imprison kids and not educate them

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Chicago 6-Month-Old Dead After Being Shot Five Times

Chicago gunman opens fire on father changing daughter's diaper.

The infant’s father, allegedly has a known gang affiliation.

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Chicago PD Under Fire for Offensive Brochure

Tasteless brochure sparks community rage.

How do they have the time to do this in a crime ridden city?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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5 Reasons the Obamas Should Bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Chicago

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S. cities to land the Olympics. Make no mistake: the Obamas can bring it home, in their case, literally

After a failed bid for the 2016 Games, Chicago is an early favorite among U.S.…

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Chicago Teen Shot to Death After Sister Attended Obama’s Gun Speech

Teen gunned down while visiting friends

Teen is the victim of another senseless shooting in Chicago

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Two Charged for Hadiya Pendleton Murder

The slain teen's mother said that she is 'ecstatic'

Two charged in connection with slaying of 15-year-old in Chicago

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Pres. Obama Will Visit Chicago to Address Increasing Gun Violence

Obama responds to calls from gun-violence activists

Obama will address gun-violence in Chicago in upcoming visit

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First Lady to Attend 15-Year-Old Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Civil rights leaders call for answer to Chicago gun violence

She will be joined by White House advisor Valerie Jarrett and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Prisoner Recaptured After Paperwork Blunder Allows Him to go Free for Two Days

Steven Robbins was mistakenly released by the Cook County Jail

The case been closed in 2007 several years before the transfer was put through.

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Jesse Jackson Urges Obama to Come to Chicago

Jackson says Obama visit necessary

Rev. Jesse Jackson thinks federal intervention is needed in Chicago to combat gang-violence.

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Reward Increased for Slain Chicago Teen, Funeral Arrangements Announced

Teen will be laid to rest February 8

Funeral arrangements and reward money announced for 15-year-old gunned down in Chicago

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THe minority banking scene in Chicago is rapidily declining

Chicago’s Minority Banking Scene is Rapidly Declining

The Chicago black banking scene isn't as robust as it used to be.

An area that was once home to 17 banks could soon be down to 7.

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