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Extra Extra: Chicago PD Holds Record For Fatal Police Shootings

By Selena Fragassi in News on Jul 26, 2015 8:00PM

  • According to analysis by Better Government Association, Chicago holds the record for the most fatal shootings by a police department in the country's 10 most populous cities over a five-year span. From 2010 to 2014, Chicago police have fatally shot 70 people, almost all black males in a majority of South Side districts. [Sun-Times]

  • A lion is on the loose in Milwaukee. Police are searching "street by street" to locate the lioness and her cub that are thought to be roaming the city after dozens of 911 calls and cell phone video were reported. [ABC 7]

  • Talk about sportsmanship. Taft High School has vowed to provide stipends of $1,000 to $1,500 to 16 Northwest Side grade schools to support sports programs cut by CPS. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • The City Council will meet Monday to discuss whether Spike Lee's Chiraq film has "merit" to receive a tax credit, a move Father Michael Pfleger is calling "insulting." [CBS]

  • Photojournalist Marc PoKempner talks with WBEZ's StoryCorps about tales of famous blues musicians hanging around Theresa's Lounge. [WBEZ]
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