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  1. 2014 Black Harvest Film Festival PreviewRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... may not exist were it not for the support given its filmmaker by Roger Ebert, who named his previous work, " Chicago Heights ," one of the best art films of 2010. "Hogtown" is a remarkably daring piece of work conceptually as Nearing crafts a ...

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  2. Beecher Fire WireRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Beecher Herald

    ... to the 200 block of Mallards Cove for a medical emergency, the patient was transported to St. James, Chicago Heights; 5:02 p.m., the ambulance responded to the 30100 block of S. Autumn Drive for a medical emergency, the patient was transported to ...

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  3. Steger-South Chicago Heights Library NewsRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... set; provide a miniature for you to use during the game, and get you started in our campaign! Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is at 54 East 31st Street, Steger. For more information or to register, call: 708-755-5040; fax: 708-755-2504; ...

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  4. On the 95th anniversary of the Chicago Race RiotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | OUPblog

    ... were hardening. Historically, Chicago's blacks found homes in industrial suburbs such as Maywood and Chicago Heights, domestic service hubs such as Evanston and Glencoe, rustic owner-built suburbs such as Robbins and Dixmoor, and some ...

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  5. Letting children be childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 27 | The Southtown Star

    ... for many children was a first-time experience for youngsters from public housing developments in Robbins, Chicago Heights and Ford Heights, who were welcomed to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Youth Camp for disadvantaged kids. "Our goal is to have ...

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  6. Illinois man says his commitment to legal studies in prison helped win his freedomRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | ABA Journal

    ... years in prison for murder, attempted murder and armed robbery in the December 1993 shootings of a couple in Chicago Heights who were forced out of their car and robbed. One of the victims died and the other survived. A former gang leader, Sanders ...

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  7. Chicago Heights Man Freed after 20 YearsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | Patch.com

    A Chicago Heights man once believed guilty of killing one man and attempting to kill a woman has been cleared of the crimes nearly 20 years later.

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  8. Why a day of jazz is just what you needRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | The Southtown Star

    ... 2 to 11 p.m. and kicks off at Linger Martini Bar in Oak Forest, followed by stops at LaVue Bar & Grill in Chicago Heights, D'Las Sports Bar in Olympia Fields, and ending at Hidden Manna Cafe in Matteson. The performances will include live fusion, ...

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  9. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | WBTV

    ... said. "I was framed for a murder I did not commit." Twenty years ago, Sanders went to prison for a murder in Chicago Heights, IL. A man was shot dead in a garage, and a woman was badly wounded. Sanders and his lawyers have filed suit, contending ...

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  10. Illinois man freed after 2 decades in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | Daily Herald

    ... Sanders, 49, said after Tuesday's verdict that although he will continue to pursue a lawsuit against the Chicago Heights Police Department, detectives and others, he would first focus on trying to become acclimated to freedom. He wants to get ...

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  11. Ex-gang member who spent 20 years in prison is cleared of murder...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | Daily Mail

    ... I wasn't just fighting for me, I was fighting for my children.' Mr Sanders alleged he was framed by corrupt Chicago Heights police officers for the murder of gang member Phillip Atkins. Atkins was shot dead in December 1993 when four men forced him ...

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  12. Man free after 20 years in prison for murder he didn't commitRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... the same time, it's somewhat frightening and scary to step out into the world again," said Sanders, 49, of Chicago Heights. Sanders has a federal lawsuit pending against the city of Chicago Heights, several of its police officers and an FBI agent ...

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  13. Steger-South Chicago Heights Library NewsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Crete-Monee Record-Monitor

    ... provided and you will be able to paint the parking lot for all to see. Call for program time. Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is at 54 East 31st Street, Steger. For more information or to register, call: 708-755-5040; fax: 708-755-2504; ...

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  14. Beecher Fire WireRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Beecher Herald

    ... to the 1300 block of Dixie Highway for a medical emergency, the patient was transported to St. James, Chicago Heights; 2:09 p.m., the ambulance responded to the 29800 block of S. Cottage Grove Avenue for a medical emergency, the patient was ...

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  15. Illinois man freed after 2 decades in prisonRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Northwest Herald

    ... County jury found the 49-year-old Sanders not guilty late Tuesday night. Sanders was arrested in 1994 by Chicago Heights police and charged with murder of one man and the attempted murder of another person. He spent 20 years in prison. CHICAGO ...

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  16. Sister Madonna Rougeau to help retired nunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | The Southtown Star

    ... "It's bittersweet," Rougeau said. "I say that because I've grown to love the people and the ministry here in Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields." After almost 10 years as the sister superior from the order of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual ...

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  17. Man freed after acquitted in retrial for a murder for which he spent 20 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Chicago Tribune

    A former gang leader who alleged he was framed by corrupt Chicago Heights police officers for a 1993 murder recalled on Wednesday how years ago he asked his family to raise $1,000 to buy legal books, then taught himself the law and wrote the court filings that eventually won him a new trial.

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  18. Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released From PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | NBC Chicago

    ... a doubt, so year, he is unbelievable," Sanders' eldest daughter, Lynette Booth, said. Sanders is suing the Chicago Heights police department and the officers involved in his case, but he says he's not bitter or angry -- he'd like to work for change ...

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  19. Exonerated Chicago Heights Man Walks Free After 20 Years In PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | CBS Local

    A 49-year-old Chicago Heights man who spent twenty years in prison after, he claims, he was framed by police for murder, is nearing the end of a long legal journey following his acquittal in a jury trial, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.

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  20. Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slayingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Daily Chronicle

    ... that a jury found 49-year-old Rodell Sanders not guilty late Tuesday night. Sanders was arrested in 1994 by Chicago Heights police and charged with the murder of one man and the attempted murder of another person. One of his attorneys says the ...

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