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Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

Bill would Address Police-Student Questioning

Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would inform students of their rights when being questioned by police on school grounds. The bill, which is expected to be voted on next week by the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education, follows the release of a series of reports titled Policing Public Schools, which was […]

Jury Sides With CPD

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Jury Sides With CPD

A federal jury on Wednesday awarded no damages to the family of a South Side man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop in January 2011. Darius Pinex, 27, was shot by Chicago Police Department Officer Raoul Mosqueda in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2011. The […]

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Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

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Curb Auto: A Path to a New Future

Two blocks behind Chicago Midway International Airport on116 S. LaVergne St. is Curb Auto, a body shop that not only specializes in the renovation of classic hot rods, but also provides Chicago’s troubled youth and ex-gang members with a place to learn life and job skills. In 2007, Alex Levesque turned the empty warehouse on Chicago’s […]

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Criminals, not Grinch, Stealing Christmas in the 33rd Ward

Are burglar alarms replacing Christmas carols as the new sign the holiday season has arrived? The holiday brings joy and tradition but is also accompanied by a spike in violent crimes in the 33rd Ward, according to police representatives at the 19th District Chicago’s Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) beat meeting. “We tend to see a […]

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Imperfect Englewood

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Imperfect Englewood

Many neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side are experiencing gentrification, the renovation of run-down urban neighborhoods that displaces low-income families and small businesses.  Englewood, a South Side community, is experiencing major change. The area is slowly but surely becoming gentrified, causing people who can’t afford to live in the renovated areas to move to other parts […]

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Kenwood: Safer Than Ever

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Kenwood: Safer Than Ever

Chris Vega, 46, said he had never feared being the victim of crime while living in Kenwood. Vega, a real estate agent, said everyone on his street is very communicative about neighborhood safety and added that there doesn’t seem to be many police officers patrolling the area. “Every so often you see a cruiser or a […]

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Harder to Stay Safe Online These Days

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Harder to Stay Safe Online These Days

Ken Melvoin-Berg, a Chicago-based TV producer, said his Xbox account was hacked on Christmas day of 2013. “My kids didn’t even get their Xbox game gift for Christmas Day,” Berg said. “The awful part was that I put in a $200 credit on my card for the kids to buy Xbox games online. The fraud […]

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