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Boys Who Survived Deadly Blaze Get Surprise Christmas Visit From Batman

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    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

    West Englewood Mom, Aunt Charged in Deaths of Kids in House Fire

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      (AP) — Two women are facing charges in the deaths of two children who were home alone when a fire broke out.

      Police say four children were in the apartment in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood when the fire started early Saturday morning. Two-year-old Javaris Meakens and 3-year-old Jariyah Meakens died. Two boys, ages 7 and 4, were able to

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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

      Students Stunned by Blight After Mapping Neighborhood

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        HYDE PARK — When University of Chicago researchers sent high school students out to map their neighborhoods last week, many of the kids returned discouraged by the neglect and disrepair they found, reports DNAinfo.com.

        Joel Flores, a freshman at EPIC Academy, was surprised so many buildings in his South Shore neighborhood were vacant.

        "I didn't

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago