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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

    Chicago Pension Ills Loom As Rahm Emanuel Offers 2014 Budget Proposal

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      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speaks at a news conference on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) | AP

      By David Greising and Karen Pierog
      CHICAGO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - When Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers Chicago's 2014 budget address on Wednesday, he will lay out plans for tackling a $340 million deficit, but a bigger problem

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Julian High School Brawl: 29 Students Arrested After Massive 'Disturbance' At South Side School

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        More than two dozen students at a high school on Chicago's South Side were arrested Tuesday morning after a massive fight broke out inside the school.

        Officers responded to reports of a "disturbance" involving multiple students at Percy Julian High School about 10 a.m. Tuesday in the city's

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Rahm Emanuel Budget Address 2014: Chicago Mayor Wants Higher Fees On Cable, Cigarettes, Parking

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        Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday presented his 2014 city budget, a proposal that relies on lofty revenue projections from the newly-installed speed cameras and proposed hikes to a number of taxes and fines to chip away at the city's $338.7 million deficit.

        As previouslyreported, the $6.97 billion budget holds the line on certain big-ticket

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago