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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

      ‘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

        Bronzeville’s 86th Annual Veterans Day Parade kicks off Monday

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          King Drive between 43rd and 35th streets is the place to be Monday at 9:30 a.m.

          The 86th Annual Veterans Day Parade will kick off at 43rd and King Drive at 9:30 a.m. U.S. Army veteran and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse While will serve as Grand Marshal. Parade organizers will also feed homeless veterans during a special luncheon at Mother

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago