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The City Will Split the Tab for Your Sidewalk Repair — If You Act Fast

    Shared Cost Sidewalk Program

    LINCOLN SQUARE — According to DNAinfo.com, applications for the Shared Cost Sidewalk Program, the popular program which splits the cost of a new sidewalk between homeowners and the Chicago Department of Transportation, officially opened Jan. 1. Applications are accepted via 311 and online.

    The catch: Funds are limited, meaning once capacity has

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    2013 Ushered in More Than 150 New Illinois Laws

      Illinois Laws 2013

      According to the Huffington Post, Illinoisans awoke Tuesday to 150 new state laws on the books, including a ban on the sale or trade of shark fin, a new strip club surcharge and a number of less widely publicized laws -- such as ambulances no longer being required to pay tolls.

      The 150 laws are far fewer than the 214 state laws that went into

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Records First Homicide of 2013

        (AP) — A 20-year-old Chicago man is apparently the city's first homicide victim of 2013.

        Police say Octavius Dontrell Lamb was shot in the throat shortly before 4 a.m. on the city's West Side on Tuesday, and was pronounced dead at 4:16 a.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police say no arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon.

        Lamb's death

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Homicide Suspects Caught After Chase Ends in Dan Ryan Crash

          CHICAGO— One person is dead Sunday after being shot near the intersection of 51st and Indiana streets in Fuller Park, and police have two suspects in custody, according to DNAinfo.com.

          Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said police either witnessed or heard shots fired in the area, and saw two offenders fleeing the scene around 5:10 p.m.

          A

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago