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CTA Red Line Reconstruction Project On South Branch Complete, Stations Reopened

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    The Red Line reopened its southern branch Oct. 20.

    Updated story

    After five months of demolition and rebuilding, the south branch of the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line is back in business as of 4 a.m. Sunday.

    As many a Red Line passenger south of Roosevelt is well aware, one half of the system's busiest line had been out of commission

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago Cigarette Taxes: Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Eyes 75-Cent Tax Hike For Smokers

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      Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel previously announced he'll be holding the line on property, sales and gasoline taxes in Chicago as he looks to balance the city's budget, it appears the same cannot be said for the city's already-lofty cigarette tax.

      According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel plans to increase the city cigarette tax by 75 cents

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Drew Williams, Lane Tech Football Player Who Suffered Serious Head Injury, Improving

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        Photo: WGN

        Updated story

        The condition of a teen football star from Chicago's Lane Tech College Prep High School is slowly improving after he suffered a brain injury and collapsed during an Oct. 4 football game.

        The Tribune reports the family of Drew Williams, 17, said Saturday the high school senior is no longer in critical condition, but the extent

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago