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Chicago Demolishes More than 250 Vacant Buildings

    (AP) — The city of Chicago has demolished more than 250 vacant buildings this year in an effort to eliminate potential gang hangouts in high-crime neighborhoods.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement Thursday the demolitions are part of a joint initiative between Chicago police and the city's Department of Buildings.

    The city has focused on vacant

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago's 500th Homicide

      Crime Scene Revised

      Chicago has logged its 500th homicide of 2012.

      The last time the city reached the 500-homicide mark was in 2008, when the year ended with 512 killings. Last year, city records show Chicago had 435 homicides.

      On Thursday, officials with the Chicago Police Department said the city was one homicide away from the 500 mark. Hours later, a 40-year-old man

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Terry Glover, Ebony Managing Editor, Dies at 57

        TerryGlover

        (AP) — Terry Glover, the managing editor of Ebony magazine, has died of colon cancer at her Chicago home. She was 57.

        Ebony announced on its website that Glover died on Monday. Her husband, Kendall Glover, tells the Chicago Tribune that his wife had been fighting cancer for about two years.

        Terry Glover joined Ebony in 2006 and was appointed

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Minister Pushes for Holiday Honoring Harold Washington

          Harold Washington

          CITY HALL — A South Side minister plans to formally ask the mayor in the new year to push for a citywide holiday celebrating Mayor Harold Washington, reports DNAinfo.com.

          "We are not going to accept 'no,'" said the Rev. Robert Floid Plump, president of the Harold Washington Foundation.

          Since declaring the campaign in the waning days of the Richard

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago