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CTU Protesters Arrested at City Hall

    Roughly two dozen protesters were arrested Monday afternoon during a demonstration at City Hall aimed at preventing the planned closure of more than 50 Chicago schools.

     

    The rally was part of the Chicago Teachers Union's three days of marches and protests demanding a moratorium on school closures.

     

    Several of those arrested Monday, including CTU

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Mayor Taps Desiree Rogers to Chair Chicago Tourism Group

      The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday appointed former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers as board chairman of Choose Chicago, as has been expected.

       

       

      Rogers, now CEO of Ebony and Jet parent Johnson Publishing Co., steps into the volunteer post vacated recently by venture capitalist and Emanuel ally Bruce

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Native Breaks World Wide Ferris Wheel Record

        CHICAGO (AP) -- A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days - 384 times, up and around - bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.

        "I thought Chicago should have that title," Clinton Shepherd said after finishing his record-breaking ride on

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Police: Perception Not Reality On Mag Mile Safety

          Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy reiterated Monday that his department has safety and security under control in the North Michigan Avenue area.

           

          McCarthy spoke to reporters at his weekly news conference held to showcase the amount of illegal guns seized in the city.

           

          On Saturday evening, 11 juveniles and one adult were arrested for allegedly

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago