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Mother of Man Killed by Police Wants to Change 'the Way the Police Operate'

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    ENGLEWOOD — The mother of a man shot twice after a police chase on the South Side said she plans to file a federal lawsuit to get police to change their tactics.

    Gwendolyn Moore said she's furious police allegedly shot her son, Jamaal Moore, twice in the back, and claims police directed racial slurs at family and Englewood neighbors who gathered

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Plan to Double Size of Jones College Prep 'Unacceptable' to Ald. Fioretti

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      CHICAGO — Jones College Prep is expanding, but neighborhood residents and their alderman say it's not enough.

      One of the most prestigious of Chicago Public Schools' 10 selective-enrollment high schools, Jones was already getting a new building just down the block from its current home in the South Loop, to open in the fall.

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Two Dead, One Severely Injured in South Shore High-Rise Fire

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        SOUTH SHORE — Two men died and a woman was critically injured in a high-rise fire that brought scores of firefighters to battle the blaze on a freezing Tuesday morning, authorities said.

        The fire started about 8:40 a.m. on the seventh floor of the building in the 6700 block of South Shore Drive, the Chicago Fire Department's media office said.

        Three

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Darden's Seasons 52 Coming to North Bridge

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          Darden Restaurants will open a Seasons 52 restaurant in the Shops at North Bridge in the fall, the company said Tuesday.

          The eatery, described as a "fresh grill and wine bar" on its Web site, will occupy 6,000 square feet in the building adjacent to the mall at 55 E. Grand Ave.

          "The Shops at North Bridge is an ideal setting for our guests -- people

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago