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Chicago Election Site Exposed Personal Information

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    Chicago election board officials confirmed Tuesday that sensitive personal information for about 1,200 people was exposed online but denied allegations by a computer security firm that the breach was much broader.

    The firm, Forensicon, announced it uncovered the problem while researching voting patterns. It alleged that personal information of

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Corey Brooks Honored, But His Wife Gets the Ovation

       

      Pastor Corey & Delilah Brooks
      Pastor Corey & Delilah Brooks

       

      The Rev. Corey Brooks was honored as Newsmaker of the Year by the Chicago Defender during its annual awards gala earlier this month, but it was his wife who got the standing ovation.

       

       

      Mr. Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church in the South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn, gained national attention earlier this year when he spent three months

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Store Worker Shot to Death in Gresham Neighborhood

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        A man was shot and killed as he worked behind a plexiglass barrier in a convenience store in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

        Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of West 84th Street around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday and found Elahmadi Goba, 40, lying behind the counter, authorities said.

        He appeared to have

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Roseland Teen, 16, Fatally Shot

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          (AP) — Police in Chicago are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl.

          Authorities say Taylor Fitting was shot in the head late Monday in the Roseland neighborhood on the city's South Side.

          Police officials say the injured Morgan Park High School student was dropped off at Roseland Community Hospital. Investigators are trying to

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago