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Extra Extra: More Illinois Kids Live In Poverty Now Than Pre-Recession

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Jul 21, 2015 10:13PM

  • A new report shows more Illinois children are living at or below the poverty line than before the recession. [Tribune]

  • Witnesses say local rapper Lil Shawn gunned down a rival gang member in front of his three young children in West Ridge, according to county prosecutors. [DNAinfo]

  • The city is planning to install barricades and speed bumps on Lower Wacker Drive following the death of a young man involved in a drag race on the street. [DNAinfo]

  • A mini-documentary details the struggles of Chicagoans who live with the daily fear of gun violence that has earned the city the nickname "Chiraq," and the church group working to reverse the tragic trend. [TouchVision]

  • A local leukemia patient and author has donated $3.5 million to the University of Chicago to make Dr. Wendy Stock, the doctor who diagnosed and treated her an endowed professor. [DNAinfo]
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