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Drake sails past The Beatles into history

Drake sails past The Beatles into history

Toronto rap star Drake recently bested the Beatles, according to USA Today. The 27-year-old artist has made the Billboard Hot 100 charts 72 times, beating the Fab Four’s record of 71 with his latest single “Tuesday.” (Click to listen) The single came in on the charts at number 90 when it officially broke the Beatles’ record, […]

Police on the scene when woman threatens to jump

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Police on the scene when woman threatens to jump

  At about 6 p.m. Friday, an 22-year-old unidentified woman threatened to jump off the self-park garage at 329 S. Franklin St. For more than an hour, while police successfully worked to talk her out of jumping, the South Loop area near the Board of Trade building looked like a scene from NBC’s “Chicago P.D.” television show. […]

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Neighborhoods and Incarceration

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Neighborhoods and Incarceration

Most of the men and women leaving Cook County Jail have one thing in common: 80 percent are released to seven neighborhoods in Chicago, according to youth justice advocates who spoke in a panel discussion on April 18.   “Eighty percent, that’s roughly 12,000 inmates, released from the Department of Corrections return to the same seven neighborhoods […]

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