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New FBI leader in Chicago no stranger to the city

Posted On: Feb 27, 2020   |   Posted By: WGN TV

CHICAGO - Arriving in the midst of one of the most wide-ranging political corruption probes in decades, the new FBI leader is no stranger to Chicago.
Emmerson Buie grew up in Englewood and still remembers navigating gang turf and violence during those years.
“I believe to this date, in some regards, I probably had a guardian angel because I never got the point I was hurt or injured,” Buie said. “But I came close.”
While at Lindblom High School, he credits a math teacher and football with giving him a perspective beyond his neighborhood.
“As a kid growing up in a predominately black environment, the more you're exposed to other people, it changes you,” Buie said. “And it prepares you when you go out into the real world.”
For Buie, the real world included a part-time job managing a Taco Bell downtown before joining the Army. He earned a Bronze Star before joining the FBI.
“Being a combat veteran, you can't help but be a patriot,” Buie said.
Buie comes to Chicago from El Paso. His transfer was delayed by a mass...

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