Thu04242014

Chicago Fire Dept. settles discrimination lawsuit

    In 2011, a U.S. Appeals Court ruled in favor of Black Chicago Fire Department applicants who said the way the CFD used application test results was discriminatory. As a result, the court ruled that the city had to hire 111 Black firefighters and pay damages to at least 6,000 other applicants who were denied employment following a 1995 exam. May

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    ComEd fair reaches out to struggling customers

      Smart Grid construction is underway along State Street in the Bronzeville community on Chicago's South Side by ComEd. The electricity company will continue to assist struggling customers with paying their bill through a ComEd Cares fair Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 S. King Drive. Defender/Rhonda

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      Cook County seizes more than 80 illegal guns

        Cook County Sheriff Tom (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)\

        Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says an effort to take illegal guns off the street has resulted in the seizure of 83 guns in the last seven weeks.

        Dart said Tuesday that the newly formed Sheriff's Gun Suppression Unit also has recovered thousands of rounds of ammunition and more than 100 revoked

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        Police: Illinois fugitive arrested in Wisconsin

          Police stage at Fire Station 2 on King James Way during a search for Paris Poe, 33, who fled the Chicago area to avoid arrest in Madison, Wis., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The search prompted several Madison-area schools to lock down for at least a few hours but no injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold)

          MADISON, Wis. — A

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          Herbie Hancock to get honorary degree from Columbia College

            Iconic musician and vocalist Herbie Hancock is among the handful this year who will receive an honorary degree from Columbia College Chicago at the school’s May 18 and 19 commencement ceremonies. Columbia College will confer a total of eight people in the fields of entertainment, media and arts with the special honor. Hancock will be recognized at

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