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Funeral home director arrested

    Harry Carter III, owner of Carter Funeral Home, was arrested and charged with operating his business without a license. Defender photo/Rhonda Gillespie

    Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced that a 63-year-old Harry Carter III, owner of Carter Funeral Home in the South Shore area, was arrested Sunday at his home for working as a funeral

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Durbin proposes measures to help wounded veterans

      Sen. Dick Durbin (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann)

      U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is proposing two legislative measures that would boost research into orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans.

      The Democratic senator from Illinois announced the legislation Monday.

      The proposals would authorize grants to colleges and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Infant the latest victim of Chicago gang violence

        Baby Jonylah Watkins was shot five times Monday, March 11, 2013 on the South Side of Chicago. She died the next day of her wounds.

        A 6-month old girl became the latest innocent victim of Chicago gang violence when a gunman ambushed her father while he was changing her diaper along a South Side street and unloaded round after round into the two of

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        After Derrion Albert’s death, his notorious high school made turnaround 


          Pictured, Elizabeth Dozier, principal at Fenger High School in Chicago, walks through the school's corridor. The school, once synonymous with school violence after the 2009 killing of honors student Derrion Albert, is now turning things around and is a showcase for what school officials say is an improving atmosphere in schools across Chicago. For

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago