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Emanuel Defends Tactics as City Surpasses Last Year's Homicide Total

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    By Carlos Sadovi, Jeremy Gorner and Naomi Nix, Chicago Tribune reporters

    Fitz Bariffe's family feared he could become another statistic in what has been a bloody year in Chicago.

    But the retired CTA bus driver was determined to fix up the once-vacant South Side house he began renting in 2010 despite problems with people drinking and getting high out

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Obama Talks Chicago Violence: “I Live On The Southside…Murders Happening Blocks From Home”

      In a somber moment, President Barack Obamafinally discusses the war-zone level violence in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, where over 400 murders had occurred by the end of September.RELATED: Dear Mr. President: What About Chicago?

      Speaking candidly with Sway Calloway in a 30-minute MTV Special, "Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview with the

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago