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Thu04172014

Asean Johnson Saves Chicago School, Dreams Big

    When the Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 schools, Marcus Garvey Elementary School was not on the list. Nine-year-old Asean Johnson is one of the reasons why; his fiery speeches against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to gut public education have earned him widespread admiration and more than a few suggestions that he should r

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    Updated: Suspect in Custody in Jonylah Watkins Slaying

    Police are questioning a suspect in connection to the March slaying of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins, police sources told NBC Chicago Sunday.Jonylah Watkins died March 12 after she sustained gunshots a day earlier to the thigh, shoulder, lung, liver and bowels on the 6500 block of South Maryland Avenue in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. Watkins,

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    Watch This: Chicago School Employee Pushes Student Down Stairs

      Chicago Public Schools officials removed from duty an employee who was captured on video (click here to watch) throwing a female student down the stairs at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, and punching her in the face.

       

      A cell phone video of the incident shows a man who serves in an undefined safety role at the school pushing the student down the

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      3 Dead, 8 Wounded in Overnight Violence

        Marking the start of Memorial Day weekend, Chicago’s violence spiked as three people were killed and at least eight others were injured in overnight shootings across the city. The most recent fatal shooting occurred at 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the Hyde Park community, blocks from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home. A man buzzed two suspects into

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        Gun Violence Costs Chicago $2.5 Billion A Year

          Following Chicago's staggering 2012 total of more than 500 homicides, the human toll of gun violence in the Windy City is well-known.

           

          Now, a new Bloomberg analysis released Wednesday has put a price tag on the cost of killings:

           

          $2.5 billion a year.

           

          The multi-billion-dollar figure breaks down to an average of $2,500 per Chicago household, per year,

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