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CTA Officials Postpone Release of 2013 Budget

    Chicago Transit Authority officials today abruptly postponed release of the agency's 2013 budget after they apparently made some last-minute progress in contract bargaining with CTA's two main operating unions.

    As of earlier this week, talks between two locals of the Amalgamated Transit Union appeared to be stalled, and CTA officials were

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Officer Wounded as Police Fatally Shoot Stabbing Suspect

      Crime Scene Revised
      A Chicago police officer was grazed in the leg as she and other officers opened fire and killed a man who lunged at them with a hammer after stabbing another man in the South Chicago neighborhood, officials said.

      The officers first used a Taser on the man when they arrived in the 7900 block of South Shore Drive around 11:45 p.m. and saw him

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago