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Based on headlines, the Chicagoland south suburb of Harvey, Illinois, does not seem like a place where stars are born. However, it has birthed many talents, including  Syleena Johnson, Keke Palmer, and more recently, “Chicago P.D.” actor LaRoyce Hawkins. Since 2013, Hawkins has been a regular in NBC’s “Chicago” TV dramas, which include “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Fire,”…

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Sandy Redd has been a background singer for Mya, Syleena Johnson, and the list goes on. Recently, she won WGCI radio station in Chicago’s Kickstart Your Dreams contest by Mountain Dew and Twista. She released her debut EP, Redd Fever. Artists such as Public Announcement and actors such as LaRoyce Hawkins, Leon Rogers and Simeon Henderson…

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Kicks 4 The City, a philanthropic program that gives shoes and financial donations to the less fortunate, hosted its second annual Agora Sneaker Ball this past Saturday at Venue One in Chicago’s West Loop. The Agora in Greece was a popular place for assembly, and the black-tie and sneaker event surely lived up to its…

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LaRoyce Hawkins is humble. The 28-year-old actor is firm in describing himself as “just a kid from Harvey”; however, the millions of viewers who tune in to see him play a cop on “Chicago P.D.” see him a bit differently. Growing up in Harvey, a suburb south of Chicago, wasn’t easy for Hawkins. Like similar…

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