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Chicago Skyway Fare to Rise to $4 Next Year

    (AP) — It's going to cost motorists more to travel on the Chicago Skyway next year.

    Tolls will jump from $3.50 to $4 on the Chicago Skyway starting Jan. 1. That 8-mile stretch of roadway is run by the private Skyway Concessions Company, which has a 99-year lease with the city.

    The Chicago Sun-Times reports that when the Skyway rate rose to $3.50 in

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Travelers Hope to Be on Their Way After Snowstorm

      (AP) — Travelers facing canceled flights and closed roads were hoping to finally head to their holiday destinations Friday as a widespread snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of the Midwest moved across the Great Lakes toward Canada.

      The storm, part of a system that began in the Rockies earlier in the week, led airlines to

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      1 of 2 Escaped Chicago Inmates Arrested

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        (AP) — One of the two bank robbers who made a daring escape from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago was arrested after a dayslong manhunt, an FBI spokeswoman said early Friday.

        Special Agent Joan Hyde said Joseph "Jose" Banks was captured without incident in Chicago. Agents and officers from the Chicago FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force, along with

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago Police 'Code of Silence' Verdict Upheld

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          (AP) — A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its "social value" despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.

          The ruling involves the case of Karolina Obrycka, a local bartender who was attacked

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago