Wed04162014

Bronzeville Bids for Obama Presidential Library

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    (AP) — Another Chicago neighborhood is seeking to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library.

    No official plans have been made yet. But residents in the historically black Bronzeville neighborhood say there's 37 acres there that are a perfect fit.

    Harold Lucas is president of the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council in

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    Teenager Charged in Accidental Shooting of Friend, 15, Police Say

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      AUSTIN — The mother of a teenager who was apparently fatally shot in his own bedroom said Tuesday that she forgives the boy who was charged with accidentally firing the gunshot that struck the boy, reports DNAinfo.com.

      Darius Lewis, 17, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with the death of Kentan Scott, 15. Lewis was

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      Police Ramp Up Traffic Patrols During the Holidays

       

      (AP) — Illinois State Police and transportation officials are stepping up their drunk-driving and seat belt enforcement as part of a final safety push this year.

      Drivers can expect to see hundreds of roadside safety checks, seat belt enforcement zones and enforcement patrols looking for drunk drivers and unbuckled motorists in final days of the

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      Boys Who Survived Deadly Blaze Get Surprise Christmas Visit From Batman

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        CHICAGO — The 4- and 7-year-old brothers who survived a deadly Englewood fire Saturday got a surprise visit from Batman Christmas morning, along with police officers and dispatchers bearing gifts.

        DNAinfo.comreports that the boys' younger siblings Javaris Davis, 2, and Jariyah Meakens, 3, were killed in the early Saturday morning blaze

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        West Englewood Mom, Aunt Charged in Deaths of Kids in House Fire

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          (AP) — Two women are facing charges in the deaths of two children who were home alone when a fire broke out.

          Police say four children were in the apartment in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood when the fire started early Saturday morning. Two-year-old Javaris Meakens and 3-year-old Jariyah Meakens died. Two boys, ages 7 and 4, were able to

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