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Baltimore suffers steep population decline according to new Census data

Gee, I wonder why…

From Baltimore Sun: Baltimore saw another year of steep population losses with nearly 5,300 people leaving the city, according to new estimates from the U.S. 415 more words


After Opposing Soda Tax, Boykin Faces Primary Fight

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County commissioner who led the fight against the sweetened beverage tax is now fighting to keep his job.

Richard Boykin was the first Democrat to oppose the soda tax championed by Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle. 261 more words


Chicago gang violence increasingly spilling into funerals

Gang violence in Chicago is so pervasive that it is now spilling into funeral services. The problem has escalated to the point that Cook County has established a task force to address it, CBS Chicago reports.

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Gang member charged with trying to kill CPD officer

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) – A member of the Black P-Stones street gang appeared in court Thursday to face a litany of charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, just 16 days after being released on parole.

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Police Looking For Family Of Man Who Died Of Cold Exposure

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police are looking for the family or friends of a man who died of cold exposure in February.

69-year-old Harold L. Ziel was found unresponsive on February 12 in the 3800 block of North Nordica on the Northwest Side. 90 more words


Cook County Democratic Primary - Liz's Picks

Find your specific sample ballot at the Chicago Board of Election.

How Did I Choose?

I visited each candidate’s website (when available) to determine their experience and goals. 423 more words

Cook County Announces Task Force To Fight Cemetery Violence

CHICAGO (CBS) — Violence at cemeteries, and during funeral processions, in Cook County is increasing.

A Hillside police chase is just one example of some of the violence. 286 more words