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Shooting In Chicago Park Leaves 13 Wounded, Including Three-Year-Old

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In the same week the city topped a <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html">FBI list for most murders in 2012</a>, Chicago made the news on Thursday night after a gunman <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/20/us-usa-chicago-shooting-idUSBRE98J03Q20130920">opened fire on a group of people</a> at a basketball court in a park, according to authorities.

The Taylor Bennett Show

Taylor Bennett – “Rolling With The Gods” Video

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Let's get this out of the way: Taylor Bennett is Chance The Rapper's brother.

SMOKE BREAK

Everyday People: 30 Photos Of Black Life In Chicago During The ’70s

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Clicking through the worldwide web led me to <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/photos-that-give-a-window-into-black-life-in-chicago-in-t">one of the best photo sets</a> I've seen in a long time.

VIDEOS

Chicago’s Nine-Year-Old Asean Johnson Continues To Ether, Blasts School Board

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"One thing I don't get about this board is that you only give us two minutes to speak and you give these corporate businesses, what, an hour to speak.

VIDEOS

This 14-Year-Old College Graduate Proves Chicago Isn’t All Bad News

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Despite the bullets, bodies and insurmountable negative light Chicago is seen as from an outsider's perspective, the fact remains it's a beautiful city with beautiful stories.

Transformers 4

Transformers 4 is Casting Extras in Chicago, These Are Michael Bay’s Notes (Links)

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Word on the street (reports to the <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-transformers-4-filming-in-chicago-next-month-20130716,0,568504.story">Chicago Tribune</a>) is that Paramount's holding a casting call this weekend for Transformers 4.

Politics As Usual

Lawmaker Calls For Military Occupation Of Chicago To Stop Gun Violence

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One Illinois lawmaker wants a drastic change to occur in the Chicago streets.

#Robin Williams

George Lucas Had a Cashtacular Wedding Party

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George Lucas married his girlfriend of seven years, Mellody Hobson, a couple weekends ago.

#PRO WRESTLING

CM Punk Won A Hockey Bet With John Cena, Got To Hold The Stanley Cup

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Former WWE Champion CM Punk made his return to WWE at the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/06/the-best-and-worst-of-wwe-payback" target="_blank">Payback PPV</a> in his hometown of Chicago during the home stretch of the Blackhawks' Cup run.

SMOKE BREAK

“The Most Dangerous Cities In America” List Excludes Chicago, Makes List Invalid

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It doesn't look like the FBI thinks a city lovingly dubbed "Chiraq" is all that dangerous.

The Police Blotter

46 Shot, 8 Dead In Chicago Over The Weekend

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One week ago, the grisly violence we've grown to know Chicago for seemed to be down.

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The Replacements Are (Kind Of) Reuniting For Three Riot Fest Shows

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Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson are reuniting at Riot Fest for the first live performance for The Replacements in 22 years.

SMOKE BREAK

Nine-Year-Old Asean Johnson Throws Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Under The Bus With Incredible Speech

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For every 999 stories of <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/05/hadiya-pendelton-friends-story-chicago" target="_blank">bad publicity</a> resonating from the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2013/05/chance-the-rapper-paranoia" target="_blank">streets of Chicago</a>, there's a video like this which reminds us all there are people in The Chi fighting to preserve the beauty that is one of America's most historic cities.

Watts Up

On “Chicago Fire,” Hadiya’s Friends & “Angels In The Hood”

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/hf-danetria-klyn-kyra.jpg"></a>Photo: Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune A lot of Chicago went into this writing.

SHANNON IHRKE

Hidden Talent MMA’s Shannon Ihrke Is A Ring Girl After Our Own Hearts

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Much like a Bat Signal shining into the foggy night sky of the Internet, it’s rare that I would miss the resounding <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma/status/273261678966235136">“DAT ASS” battle cry</a> sent out by <a href="https://twitter.com/cagepotatomma">our friends at Cage Potato</a> last night.

#Documentaries

Saturday Matinee – “Hoop Dreams”

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We’ve seen a few examples of how growing up in an impoverished community where violence is a way of life has informed the behavior of one pair of young men from Chicago.

#Twitter

Lil Reese: “I Can Admit My Wrongs And I Apologize”

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Late Friday night, Lil Reese issued an apology <a href="https://twitter.com/LilReese300/status/262011060616318976">via Twitter</a> after coming under intense fire once the <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2012/10/lil-reese-assaults-girl-video">video of him attacking a young woman</a> went viral.


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