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Burroughs Harbor?

Burroughs Harbor?
U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush (D-1st) and Danny Davis (D-7th) spearheads a petition to get the 31st Street Harbor renamed after the late Dr. Margaret Burroughs. Burroughs, co-founder of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, died in November 2010. She also started the South Side Community Art Center and the Lake Meadows Art Fair and was most...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Police: 1 injured in Illinois workplace shooting

MANTENO, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois were searching Wednesday for a suspect they say wounded a man in a workplace shooting at a distribution warehouse in northeastern Illinois, a law enforcement official said.

The suspect fled the scene in Manteno, about 50 miles south of Chicago, in a vehicle, Kankakee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ken

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Guards at 7 Ill. prisons searched

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, w...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Brizard reflects on his first year at CPS

Brizard reflects on his first year at CPS
The first 13 months on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has been both tumultuous and rewarding as he attempts to change the direction of an oft-challenging and complicated education system faced with massive budget problems, achievement shortfalls and labor disputes.

Brizard, with the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago