Emanuel defends plan to offer refuge to 1,000 immigrant children

Citing his immigrant grandfather’s frightening flight from the pogroms of Eastern Europe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday defended his decision to open the city’s arms to 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children fleeing violence in Central America.

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Cop killer removed as baseball coach, but league official says past was no secret

Some say Dean Chavez helped save a Far South Side youth baseball league. But he also served time in prison for killing a Chicago police officer. Hegewisch Babe Ruth has plenty of law enforcement in its ranks, and his past was no secret, but after complaints from the family of the police officer, Chavez was asked to resign as a coach.

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