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Columbia College freshman killed near South Side train station

    Kevin Ambrose (Photo/Courtesy of Facebook)

    Ironically, Kevin Ambrose didn’t want his friend to walk alone from the 47th Street train station by himself. So Tuesday night, the 19-year-old went to meet him, but ended up shot to death en route.

    Police say Ambrose, who had just finished his first year at Columbia College Chicago, was shot in the back.

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Former Chicago alderman arrested on weapons charge

      Photo/Cook County Jail mugshot

      A former Chicago alderman has been arrested on charges she approached police officers outside a neighborhood district headquarters with a loaded gun.

      Sharon Dixon was ordered held Tuesday in lieu of $25,000 on felony unlawful use of a weapon and possessing a firearm without a license.

      Cook County Assistant State's

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Charter school supporters rally in downtown Chicago

        Charter Parents United and its supporters rallied in big numbers Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in downtown Chicago near the Chicago Public Schools headquarters. The group is pushing back against what it considers low funding for charter schools and city leaders call for a moratorium on new charter school startups. Defender/Worsom Robinson

        Scores of

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Butler just keeps going and going for Bulls

          Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler looks for an opening past Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, right, during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Monday, May 6, 2013 in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

          MIAMI — Jimmy Butler got into the Chicago starting lineup about six weeks ago, his break c

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago