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Guards at 7 Ill. prisons searched

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois authorities took the unusual step of searching guards and other prison employees for contraband as they left at least seven facilities last week, sparking worker allegations that the checks may have been reprisals for complaints about overcrowding and understaffing and inside information leaked to the news media, w...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Brizard reflects on his first year at CPS

Brizard reflects on his first year at CPS
The first 13 months on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard has been both tumultuous and rewarding as he attempts to change the direction of an oft-challenging and complicated education system faced with massive budget problems, achievement shortfalls and labor disputes.

Brizard, with the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Police: 1 injured in Illinois workplace shooting

MANTENO, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois were searching Wednesday for a suspect they say wounded a man in a workplace shooting at a distribution warehouse in northeastern Illinois, a law enforcement official said.

The suspect fled the scene in Manteno, about 50 miles south of Chicago, in a vehicle, Kankakee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Ken

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Mixed feelings about notion of an elected school board

While an attempt to place an advisory referendum on the Nov.6 ballot that would probe whether voters preferred an elected city school board instead of one appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel was struck down due to a technicality, several ward alderman who pushed for the measure said they will continue to move ahead on the issue to ensure their...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago