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Chicago Marathon Security Will Be Tight, Police Promise

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CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — Fences are going up, streets are closing down and trim athletes are flying in from around the world ahead of Sunday's Chicago Marathon. But behind the scenes, police are preparing for what will be the most closely monitored race — the largest marathon in the U.S. since the Boston bombings — in the city's history.

Police

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago's new speed cameras clock 205K citations

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's new speed cameras have clocked almost 205,000 violations in just over a month.

    An analysis by WBEZ (http://bit.ly/1cDxrR1 ) shows the cameras in nine safety zones logged the speeding violations between Aug. 26 and Oct. 3.

    The cameras are only issuing warnings to drivers, but fines will be levied starting later this month. If

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    South Side Sex Assaults: Police Release Sketch Of Washington Heights Serial Rapist Suspect

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      Updated story

       

      The Guardian Angels are fanning out in the Washington Heights neighborhood Friday to hand out flyers with a police sketch of a serial rapist on the loose.

       

      “This guy definitely needs to be off the street," Guardian Angel Miguel Fuentes told CBS Chicago. "This is...a number one priority, especially on the South Side. The community; s

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Mitchell to Host Community Shred Day

         

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        Photo: Illinois General Assembly website

         

        CHICAGO - State Rep. Christian Mitchell, D-Chicago, will host a Community Shred Day on Saturday, Oct.12, in the parking lot of the Lake Meadows Shopping Center on the corner of 35th St. and King Dr., in Chicago.
        Mitchell is encouraging constituents to join him to take advantage of free document shredding

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago