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Bartender Beaten by Chicago Police Officer Awarded $850,000

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    Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers, a federal jury ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a female bartender whose videotaped beating by a drunken off-duty officer went viral online.

    The civil trial in federal court in Chicago was the first of its kind to focus almost wholly on the question of whether there is

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Store Worker Shot to Death in Gresham Neighborhood

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      A man was shot and killed as he worked behind a plexiglass barrier in a convenience store in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

      Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of West 84th Street around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday and found Elahmadi Goba, 40, lying behind the counter, authorities said.

      He appeared to have

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Election Site Exposed Personal Information

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        Chicago election board officials confirmed Tuesday that sensitive personal information for about 1,200 people was exposed online but denied allegations by a computer security firm that the breach was much broader.

        The firm, Forensicon, announced it uncovered the problem while researching voting patterns. It alleged that personal information of

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Corey Brooks Honored, But His Wife Gets the Ovation

           

          Pastor Corey & Delilah Brooks
          Pastor Corey & Delilah Brooks

           

          The Rev. Corey Brooks was honored as Newsmaker of the Year by the Chicago Defender during its annual awards gala earlier this month, but it was his wife who got the standing ovation.

           

           

          Mr. Brooks, pastor of New Beginnings Church in the South Side neighborhood of Woodlawn, gained national attention earlier this year when he spent three months

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago