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Chicago Alderman Proposes Yearly $25 Bike Registration Fee, Safety Course To Close Budget Gap

Chicago Alderman Proposes Yearly $25 Bike Registration Fee, Safety Course To Close Budget Gap

    As Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other City Hall officials look for a way to close Chicago's massive budget deficit, one South Side Alderman has suggested a $25 yearly registration fee for the city's cyclists.

    Following Emanuel's budget address Wednesday, Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) tossed her bike fee idea into the ring as a potential "significant" revenue

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    50th Anniversary Of 1963 Chicago School Boycott Inspires New Documentary (VIDEO)

    50th Anniversary Of 1963 Chicago School Boycott Inspires New Documentary (VIDEO)

      Fifty years ago Tuesday, more than 200,000 Chicago children stayed home from school and hit the streets as part of a massive protest against segregation and inequality in the city's public schools.

      And 50 years later, activists are still fighting the same fight.

      The protest specifically targeted the segregationist tendencies of Chicago Public

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago