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Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

    CHICAGO (CBS) – Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

    WBBM Newsradio's John Cody reports Blagojevich's former defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. said the ex-governor began his prison sentence in March like any other

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    ‘We Want Justice’ for Boy Shot by Cops: Mom

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      Hoping to keep public attention on the death of a 15-year-old boy killed by police last week, a group marched through a South Side neighborhood Sunday afternoon for the second day in a row.

      Dakota Bright was killed after police said he pointed a gun at officers Thursday afternoon in the 6700 block of South Indiana.

      But family members at the

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago Firefighter Dies After Cardiac Arrest

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        The Chicago Fire Department has suffered another loss after the death of a firefighter who collapsed after returning from a fire call.

        Department spokesman Will Knight says the firefighter's name isn't yet being released, pending notification of family members.

        Authorities say the firefighter was an 18-year veteran of the department who died late

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        F in Attendance for City Schools

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          A Tribune investigation has found that nearly 32,000 Chicago students in public elementary schools — or roughly 1 in 8 — missed four weeks or more of class during the 2010-11 year, as the cash-strapped district does little to stem a devastating problem.

          For the Chicago Public Schools, the empty seats undermine efforts to boost achievement and

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago