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Taste of Chicago turned 1st profit in six years

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    The Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years. | Sun-Times

    Taste of Chicago turned a profit in 2013 for the first time in six years — thanks to a recipe that included perfect weather, a popular music lineup, celebrity chefs and food trucks — turning Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised, bumped and abbreviated format into a kee

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago 'Hobos' Gang's Alleged Members Face Murder, Drug Charges After 6-Year Investigation

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      CHICAGO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Nine members of a Chicago street gang called the "Hobos" face federal racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from drug sales, robberies and five murders, officials said on Thursday in announcing indictments after a six-year investigation. 

      The "Hobos" gang is from Chicago's South Side, which has been struggling with a

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      CTA Blue Line Trains Collide: 2 Trains Crash, Injuries Reported At Harlem Stop In Forest Park

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        The trains collided just before 8 a.m. when one train hit another train stopped at the Harlem station on the same track, according to Fox Chicago.

         

        Forest Park Mayor Anthony Calderone said 48 people were taken to 10 area hospitals after the crash, according to NBC Chicago.

         

        The Chicago Sun-Times reports the CTA initially said at least 11 people

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Deonta' Howard, 3-Year-Old Hurt In Chicago Mass Shooting, Visits Church After Hospital Release

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          Photo courtesy: Pastor Cory Brooks

          Doctors say 3-year-old Deonta' Howard faces a decade of reconstructive surgery after he was shot in the face last Thursday in Cornell Square Park.

          Updated story

          A week after the mass shooting in Cornell Square Park that injured Deonta' Howard and 12 others, the 3-year-old
          is finally headed home.

          Deonta' was released

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago