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Parking Meter Rate Hike

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    Chicago soon will have the nation's most expensive downtown parking meters.

    On New Year's Day, meters in the city's downtown Loop area will begin charging $6.50 an hour — up from $5.75.

    A report from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says the rate change will make Chicago the city with the most expensive metered parking.

    The company

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Bronzeville Bids for Obama Presidential Library

      Harold Lucas - BVIC

      (AP) — Another Chicago neighborhood is seeking to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library.

      No official plans have been made yet. But residents in the historically black Bronzeville neighborhood say there's 37 acres there that are a perfect fit.

      Harold Lucas is president of the Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council in

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Teachers Sue District for Racial Discrimination

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        (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union and three teachers who lost their jobs this year have sued the city's school board claiming the practice of "turning around" schools discriminates against black teachers.

        The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Chicago. The plaintiffs are seeking class-action status.

        The teachers — Donald Garrett Jr., R

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Teenager Charged in Accidental Shooting of Friend, 15, Police Say

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          AUSTIN — The mother of a teenager who was apparently fatally shot in his own bedroom said Tuesday that she forgives the boy who was charged with accidentally firing the gunshot that struck the boy, reports DNAinfo.com.

          Darius Lewis, 17, was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with the death of Kentan Scott, 15. Lewis was

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago