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Man Killed, Teen Girl Wounded in Austin Shooting

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    Sherman Horton, 38, was sitting in a car with a 17-year-old girl about 10:30 p.m. Monday on the 5800 block of West Superior Street when two suspects approached on foot and one fired shots at the car, according to authorities.

    DNAinfo.com reports:

    Horton, who lives a block away, was hit in the armpit and pronounced dead at West Suburban hospital at

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Grief Counselors Available for CPS Students

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      (AP) — Schools throughout Illinois planned to have counselors available Monday to help students who might feel anxious after the Connecticut school massacre.

      Chicago Public Schools says it will have grief counselors available, as needed. Champaign school superintendent Judy Wiegand says officials will be available to speak to parents who have

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      McCarthy: Man Killed by Cops Was Holding Flashlight

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        ENGLEWOOD — Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said an officer shot and killed a man in Englewood as he struggled with cops after a high-speed chase through the neighborhood.

        Police said the man was shot about 11:15 a.m. Saturday after attempting to flee the scene of a robbery when the silver SUV he was in lost control near the intersection of

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago Principals to Review Safety Plans

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          (AP) — Officials for Chicago Public Schools say principals have been instructed to review their existing safety plans and grief counselors will be on hand following a deadly school shooting in Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 people.

          The nation's third largest school district is reiterating its existing safety and emergency management plans

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago