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Couple Killed in Chicago Heights Fire

    A married couple died early Friday in a house fire in south suburban Chicago Heights. The flames broke out around 1:40 a.m. in the 200 block of East 24th Street, fire officials said. Neighbors said the entire front of the home was on fire when they heard sirens. "I happened to look out and I saw the front porch mainly up in flames," neighbor

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    DNA Testing to Provide ID on Baby's Body

       

      DNA testing will be done to identify the body of a baby found in the Des Plaines River earlier this week, officials said Thursday.

      Authorities expressed confidence a day earlier that the body is that of Bryeon Hunter, a 1-year-old Maywood boy who last month was the subject of an Amber Alert. Positive identification, however, can only be made by

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Man Facing Eviction Finds Lotto Ticket Worth Nearly $5M

      Last February, a judge gave Richard Cerezo (pictured) and his family just a few months to move out of their Geneva, Ill., home. They facing foreclosure.

      As they packed for the fateful day they would be forced to leave their home, Cerezo and his wife stumbled upon a bunch of old lottery tickets in a glass cookie jar. When he took the tickets to a 7

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Bulls Fan Starts 'Keep Nate Robinson' Petition

         

        Nobody knew what to expect from Nate Robinson when he signed with the Chicago Bulls late last summer to a non-guaranteed deal. But the 5' 9" guard proved to be worth far more than a minimum salary player.

        On many nights, the basketball court became lil’ Nate’s playground and the smallest guy on the team, who also just happens to have the biggest he

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago