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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

    Boys Who Survived Deadly Blaze Get Surprise Christmas Visit From Batman

      PoliceGifts

      CHICAGO — The 4- and 7-year-old brothers who survived a deadly Englewood fire Saturday got a surprise visit from Batman Christmas morning, along with police officers and dispatchers bearing gifts.

      DNAinfo.comreports that the boys' younger siblings Javaris Davis, 2, and Jariyah Meakens, 3, were killed in the early Saturday morning blaze

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

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

        LewisandScott

        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

        Police Ramp Up Traffic Patrols During the Holidays

         

        (AP) — Illinois State Police and transportation officials are stepping up their drunk-driving and seat belt enforcement as part of a final safety push this year.

        Drivers can expect to see hundreds of roadside safety checks, seat belt enforcement zones and enforcement patrols looking for drunk drivers and unbuckled motorists in final days of the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago