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Safe Passage Worker Shot At While Manning Route In Grand Boulevard Neighborhood, Police Say

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    A Safe Passage worker manning a route for the Chicago Public Schools escaped unharmed after a car rolled up to her and fired shots Tuesday morning.

    The 36-year-old woman, who was not named, was manning the route for Mollison Elementary School near 47th and Wabash when the gunman opened fire, according to WGN.

    Chicago police said the incident was

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Milton Miranda Arrested In New Jersey, Linked To Dismembered Body Found In South Side Backyard

    Milton Miranda Arrested In New Jersey, Linked To Dismembered Body Found In South Side Backyard

    A third suspect has been arrested in the grisly murder of Jose Reyes, the Chicago man who went missing in May and whose dismembered body was discovered in a South Side backyard this weekend.

    Milton Miranda was arrested in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday for aggravated assault, assault and possession of a weapon, the Star-Ledger reports. Miranda

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    CTA delaying phase-out of old fare cards

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      CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority's troubled effort to roll out a new fare collection system has forced the agency to restore fare options it discontinued earlier this week.

      CTA officials said Wednesday the agency will again sell magnetic stripe cards. Chicago Card holders will also be allowed to reload money on their cards.

      The CTA has

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      'Top Chef' Winner Stephanie Izard's Wedding Cake Features Layer Of Cheez-Its (PHOTOS)

      "Top Chef" Season 4 winner Stephanie Izard got married to craft beer consultant Gary Valentine this past weekend. Their food-filled reception featured dishes such as red wine braised short ribs and roasted black cod with fennel and heirloom tomato sauce.

      Already, that menu sounds pretty great. But Mathew Rice, Izard's pastry chef at The Girl and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago