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Chicago’s violent reputation thrust back into national spotlight

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Photo caption: One of two people shot Tuesday in the 5500 block of West Chicago Avenue. Defender/Worsom Robinson

Millions of viewers watched two singers from Chicago –– Brandon Mahone and Terisa Griffin –– go through a blind audition on NBC's "The Voice."

But before either could belt out a tune,

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Ill. laptop company accused of spying on customers

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' attorney general and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed on a settlement with an Illinois company accused of using computer software to spy on customers who rented laptops.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says Lake Bluff-based Watershed Development Corporation

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Man once on death row faced financial problems

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Photo caption: In this Nov. 13, 1998 file photo, Shabaka Waqlimi, whose legal name is Joseph Green Brown, poses for a photo in Chicago. Brown, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Florida in 1975, sentenced to death then released from prison 13 years later when his conviction was reversed on

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Ex-Chicago mayor rallies help for Ind. steel town

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CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a group of University of Chicago graduate students he now teaches are reaching across the state line to help the battered Indiana steel town of Gary.

The initiative, announced Tuesday by the university's Harris School of Public Policy, started

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago