Thu04242014

St. Anthony's Hospital New Location to Include Recreation Center

    (AP) — A nonprofit organization is developing a vacant lot in southwest Chicago as a community retail center and the new location for St. Anthony Hospital.

    The $430 million project is called Focal Point. The Chicago Southwest Development Corporation says rents from retail stores and other tenants at Focal Point will be reinvested into programs such

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    Scholarships Available for Lincoln Park Zoo's Summer Camp

      (AP) — Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo is accepting applications for scholarships for its two summer camp programs.

      The zoo will award 25 need-based scholarships this year.

      One summer program teaches children ages four through fourth grade about animal diversity and environmental conservation. This program allows children to see how the zoo cares for its

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      CPS Cutting School Food Costs

        Chicago Public Schools officials say they have a new plan to reduce the cost of serving millions of meals a year.

        They're going to join forces with some of the nation's largest school districts in the Urban School Food Alliance. The new group includes school districts from New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Miami and Orlando, Fla.

        Officials say

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        Sole Witness Murdered, But Prosecutors Hope To Use Her Words in Court

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          COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man has been charged with killing a woman who was going to tell a jury that she saw him murder her boyfriend, prosecutors said Thursday, according to DNAinfo.com.

          Charged with murder is Demarius Bridges, 24. Prosecutors say his brother, Terry Bridges, also charged in the murder, arranged to offer Kimberly Harris

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          Family: $22.5M Police Settlement 'Bittersweet'

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            (AP) — The parents of a California woman who was raped and severely injured after Chicago police released her from custody in a troubled neighborhood despite her obvious mental illness said Thursday that a $22.5 million settlement with the city is a "bittersweet victory."

            The settlement that will pay for Christina Eilman's extensive ongoing therapy

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