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Deadline Looming for CHA Applicants to Update Info or Get Bumped Off List

    CHA Applicant

    CHICAGO — A waiting list with the names of 85,000 people needing housing assistance from the Chicago Housing Authority could soon shrink and make way for new applicants if those on list miss a Jan. 18 deadline, according to DNAinfo.com.

    "With such a critical housing need in the city of Chicago, this update will allow us to house people faster and

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago Organization Uses Ex-Gang Members, Convicts To ‘Interrupt’ Violence, But Will It Work?

      CeaseFire

      "We took a hit."

      Tio Hardiman, director of CeaseFire Illinois and founder of the Violence Interrupter Initiative, spoke with NewsOne exclusively about Chicago's outsize crime rate in 2012. He also weighed in on the national spotlight and outpouring of grief upon the news of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut at a time

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Man Arrested For Threatening To Blow Up CTA Bus

        According to the Huffington Post, a 23-year-old Chicago man was arrested after he allegedly made a bomb threat while aboard a CTA bus during the Monday rush hour.

        According to the Chicago Tribune, Russell was on a westbound No. 66 Chicago Avenue bus near Orleans Street in the city's River North neighborhood when he reportedly yelled that he would

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        New Illinois Legislature Has 3 Charged Lawmakers

          Donne Trotter

          (AP) — When Illinois' new General Assembly takes the oath of office Wednesday, the state that's still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet another precedent of sorts: Three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges.

          Illinois is no stranger to dramatic headlines about the nexus of politics and

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago