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CHICAGO - A 16-year-old boy was the youngest victim in a weekend of violence that left eight dead and 46 others injured in Chicago...

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Arts, Atlanta, Chicago, Children, Creative, Crime, Inspiration, Murder, Music, Philadelphia, Video, Youth -

theGRIO REPORT - A rash of violent crimes in major cities like Philadelphia and Chicago have only highlighted the need to for creative programs to inspire and protect at-risk minority youth...

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Chicago, Entertainment, J-Hud, Jennifer Hudson, Murder, Retrial, Trial, William Balfour -

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago says he'll decide next month on the request for a new trial for the man convicted of killing three members of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's family.

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Budget Cuts, Chicago, Jon Burge, News, Police Brutality, Torture, Torture Panel -

CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of Illinois prisoners who claim they confessed to crimes under police torture may never have their cases reheard because lawmakers effectively shuttered the commission established to review the cases, panel officials said Tuesday...

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Chicago, Facebook, First Lady, Kids Choice Awards, Kimberly Small, Michelle Obama, Politics, Republicans, Social Media -

Kimberly Small, the Republican state representative in the Chicago West Side 10th district recently stirred up controversy with her personal Facebook postings about first lady Michelle Obama...

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Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Gun, News, Police, Queshawn King -

CHICAGO - Chicago police received a surprise this week when they reportedly found a three-year-old girl holding a handgun during a routine traffic stop in East Garfield Park...

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