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Chicago reviewing emergency plan after Boston

    Chicago police patrol downtown May 2012 as protestors gathered for anti-NATO demonstrations. The city put security and other emergency plans in place in advance of the world leaders coming to Chicago for the NATO Summit. In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings April 15, 2013, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the city needs to revisit its plans.

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Suburban Chicago woman charged with killing 1-year-old son

      Bryeon Hunter

      A suburban Chicago woman who reported that her 1-year-old son had been kidnapped is now being accused of killing the boy in a savage beating and concocting the abduction story as a cover-up.

      Cook County prosecutors said Saturday that Lakeshia Baker of Maywood beat her son to death with a belt as her boyfriend restrained the child and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Attorney General Madigan says be careful of charity scams

        Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan

        Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning residents to be careful of fraud when donating money to charities tied to the Boston Marathon bombings.

        In a statement, she recommends donating to charities that you know and trust. She says be suspicious of charities that seemed to have sprung up overnight in

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago