Wed04162014

4 Charged In Chicago Park Shooting

Deonta Howard

CHICAGO — Two suspected gunmen and two others have been charged in last week’s shooting of 13 people including a 3-year-old boy in a crowded Chicago park, police said Tuesday.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the gunmen opened fire on the group in retaliation for an earlier shooting in which one of them was slightly wounded. He said there

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Bronzeville 'This Old House' Nod: Chicago Neighborhood Among Nation's Best For Old Houses

 

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The Chicago neighborhood once dubbed the "Black Metropolis" has earned the distinction of being named among This Old House magazine's best neighborhoods for stunning old houses with a lot of heart.

 

 

As This Old House notes, the history-filled Bronzeville neighborhood is home to an array of period homes -- Queen Annes, Richardsonian Romanesques

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Can Chicago's 'Code Of Silence' Be Cracked?

    Can Chicago's 'Code Of Silence' Be Cracked?

    CHICAGO -- Decades have passed since Chicago police commander Jon Burge was fired, but the stain of hundreds of allegations of police torture and growing evidence of a code of silence that covered up misconduct still looms large in the Windy City.

     

    Burge's legacy was front and center again Wednesday when Huffington Post investigative reporter

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    2013 Fall Bridge Lift Begins Wednesday Morning

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      Photo credit: The Expired Meter

      The Expired Meter:

      Wednesday morning marks the first day of the city's annual fall bridge lift and drivers caught by a raised bridge should expect long waits.

      At 9:30 AM, just after the morning rush hour subsides, the Lake Shore Drive bridge will be raised to allow the season's first flotilla of sail boats to enter the

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      Gun Violence And Alcohol: Study Finds Proximity To Liquor Store Increases Chances Of Being Shot In Chicago

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