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Jury Awards $50,000.75 in Wrongful Arrest Lawsuit

    (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $50,000.75 to a Chicago man who accused police officers of wrongfully arresting him while he was filing his car tires with air.

    Court records show the award given to Pares Ratliff last week includes $50,000 for damages, plus 75 cents for the cost of his interrupted use of a gas station air pump.

    The Chicago Tribune

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Dante White Shoots Daughter: Boyfriend Was Gun-Wielding Dad's Actual Target

      Chicago Police

      Dante White fired a bullet intended for the boyfriend of his 25-year-old daughter, striking her instead as she stepped between the two men.

      Chicago police responded to the domestic dispute in 4900 block of West Quincy Street in South Austin on Saturday, reports the Tribune. White's daughter was grazed in the arm by the bullet when she tried to

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Parking Ban Begins Tomorrow

        CHICAGO — Starting Saturday, possibly hundreds of Chicago drivers will return to where they parked their cars the night before only to find the vehicles have mysteriously disappeared.

        It's like that every Dec. 1, when Chicago's infamous annual Winter Overnight Parking Ban goes into effect. Every day between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. until April 1, city tow

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago