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Veronica Lewis son Korey Parker was murdered last summer, but the case remains unsolved

Veronica Lewis son Korey Parker was murdered last summer, but the case remains unsolved

On a warm, sunny April afternoon, Veronica Lewis stands and stares at the spot where her 27-year-old son was murdered last year.“I know Korey isn’t the only one to be killed in Chicago,” she says. “But I just want answers to my questions.” Korey Parker was murdered July 4th last year. He had spent the […]

Giving up on justice

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Giving up on justice

Chiquita Davis is still haunted by the phone call she received Jan. 8, telling her the young man she had raised for nearly two decades was dead. Now, every time her cell phone rings, she fears it’s another call like that. 

But the one call she wants to get never seems to come – the one […]

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State lawmaker pushes for less employee privacy

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State lawmaker pushes for less employee privacy

The so-called Facebook bill, signed into law last August, currently restricts employers from asking for employee user names or passwords to personal social media accounts. Now Republican Rep. Jim Durkin of Western Springs wants to let employers have access to employees’ social media accounts if they visited them with a company computer or cell phone. Durkin […]

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Developer to send proposal to East Village group

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Developer to send proposal to East Village group

Three may be the charm for developer Chris Fifield, who is sending his third proposal for a Chicago Avenue building to the East Village Association and Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st)  for review and approval this month. The plan will be sent to the East Village Association by the end of the month, said association president […]

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Can’t Keep a Lid on Custom Optimo Hats

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Can’t Keep a Lid on Custom Optimo Hats

Who’d pay $20,000 for a hat? You might be surprised. There are hats — ball caps, beanies and berets, worn without much thought. And then there are those carefully crafted with felt, fur and straw that take hours, if not days, to make. Those hats can sell for thousands of dollars, and some are being […]

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13th District Police Station Closing Has Residents Uneasy

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13th District Police Station Closing Has Residents Uneasy

As 13th District police officers get ready to close their headquarters by the year’s end, some community residents say they’re still waiting to hear about the possibility of a smaller police office for the East Village area. Officers at the 13th District station, located at 937 N. Wood St., will become a part of the […]

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Elections 2012: Almost 60% Of Illinois House Races Go Uncontested

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Candidates in a majority of races for the Illinois House of Representatives probably won’t be biting their nails as they wait for election results Nov. 6 – they have already won. Of the 118 races up for grabs in the state’s General Assembly, 69 – or 58.4 percent – are uncontested. Forty races have a […]

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