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Chance the Rapper posts heartfelt tribute on Instagram to CPS teacher killed in hit-and-run crash – NBC Chicago

Chicago artist Chance the Rapper posted a heartfelt tribute to his Instagram Story on Tuesday, honoring a CPS teacher who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Chicago’s Archer Heights neighborhood.

On Sunday around 11:45 p.m., Charlie Mills, a longtime teacher at Jones College Prep High School, was crossing the street along West 64th Street at the intersection of South Pulaski Road when a red Toyota Camry traveling northbound at a high rate of speed hit him and did not stop, according to authorities.

Mills suffered major trauma to his head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Chance the Rapper’s tribute on his Instagram Story, the musician recalled positive memories with the 23-year veteran of Jones.

In a statement, Jones College Prep High School said the school’s counselors, social workers and psychologists would be available to students in need of support, while recognizing Mills as a “beloved member of our team Diverse Learner who also offered his expertise to our many artists.” artistic productions. »

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