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Red Line Construction Hits CTA Riders

    The Chicago Transit Authority's crumbling Red Line tracks south of Roosevelt Road shut down Sunday for the largest construction project in the transit authority's history, and riders have mixed reviews on navigating the closures.

    Commuters must find an alternate way to get where they are going for the next five months via new routes on different

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTU Holds March, Rallies Against School Closings

      Teachers, parents and students marched on the South and West Sides Saturday in the beginning of a three-day protest against the shuttering of 54 Chicago schools.
      Organized by the Chicago Teachers Union, the protest is expected to continue into Monday evening with rallies at the Daly Plaza and City Hall.

      More than 100 people were seen Saturday

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      4 Dead, 14 Wounded in Weekend Violence

        Three people were fatally shot in the head and another shot dead in the chest in weekend violence that wounded at least 14 others across Chicago, according to police.

        The most recent fatality to strike the weekend occured at 9:10 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Lowe Avenue when shots were fired into a group of people, striking a 30-year-old woman

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Teens Accused of Gang Rape, Posting Video on Facebook

          Three Chicago teens accused of gang-raping a 12-year-old girl at gunpoint and posting the video to Facebook will face charges as adults, Cook County prosecutors announced Friday.

          A judge ordered Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, each held on $900,000 bond. The teens each face one count of aggravated criminal sexual

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago