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'Oprah Show' Flashback: When Oprah Made A Little Girl's Dream Come True

    'Oprah Show' Flashback: When Oprah Made A Little Girl's Dream Come True

    In 1994, Oprah met a little girl named Anna who recently had lost her mother. Her sister had written the show producers to see if Oprah could help make her dream of owning a Dalmatian puppy come true, and the surprise that followed became one of Oprah's most memorable moments – Anna and her puppy were even featured in "The Oprah Show"daily theme

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    2013 Chicago Defender Newsmakers Awards and Scholarship Gala


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    2013 Chicago Defender Newsmakers Awards and Scholarship Gala
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      Chicago Alderman Proposes Yearly $25 Bike Registration Fee, Safety Course To Close Budget Gap

        Chicago Alderman Proposes Yearly $25 Bike Registration Fee, Safety Course To Close Budget Gap

        As Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other City Hall officials look for a way to close Chicago's massive budget deficit, one South Side Alderman has suggested a $25 yearly registration fee for the city's cyclists.

        Following Emanuel's budget address Wednesday, Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) tossed her bike fee idea into the ring as a potential "significant" revenue

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        Jesse Owens Name Restored To South Side CPS Elementary School

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          Call it a posthumous victory for the late Olympic track legend, Jesse Owens.

          The Owens name will be restored to a South Side elementary school in West Pullman

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          50th Anniversary Of 1963 Chicago School Boycott Inspires New Documentary (VIDEO)

            50th Anniversary Of 1963 Chicago School Boycott Inspires New Documentary (VIDEO)

            Fifty years ago Tuesday, more than 200,000 Chicago children stayed home from school and hit the streets as part of a massive protest against segregation and inequality in the city's public schools.

            And 50 years later, activists are still fighting the same fight.

            The protest specifically targeted the segregationist tendencies of Chicago Public

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