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Cops : Teen gang member fired “without care,” hit girl at sleepover

A teenage gang member fired into a crowd of rivals “without care” in retaliation for a fistfight he wasn’t even involved in — but wound up killing an 11-year-old girl who was at a nearby building for a sleepover, police said Thursday.

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99 years ago today, 844 died in the Eastland Disaster

It was 99 years ago today, on July 24, 1915, where more than 2,500 people piled onto the Eastland on the Chicago River at the dock between LaSalle and Clark streets. They were to be the first group of an estimated 7,000 people to be transported to Western Electric’s fifth annual employee picnic, but 844 of the estimated 2,500 on board the ship lost their lives in the blink of an eye.

    The Promontory opens in Hyde Park

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