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Chicago Homicide Rate In 2012 Surpassed New York City, But FBI Warns That's Not The Whole Story

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While the majority of cities had goose eggs for murder counts in the FBI's newly-released crime statistics for 2012, Chicago stood out with the unfavorable distinction of having the biggest number next to its name.

Chicago tallied 500 incidents of what the FBI calls "murder and nonnegligent manslaughter," making for a higher total than New York...

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Chicago Defender President and Publisher Michael A. House Announces Retirement from Historic Newspaper

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    CHICAGO, IL –– Michael A. House, president and publisher of The Chicago Defender newspaper has announced he will retire from the post effective October 1, 2013. House has led the 109 year-old institution since 2008 and has been instrumental in implementing numerous improvements to move the publication forward—most notably returning the paper's corp

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Same-Day Grocery Delivery In Chicago!? Instacart Debuts With Trader Joe's Service, More To Come

       

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      Trader Joe's delivered to your door the same day you ordered it?

      No, you're not living in a dream world. Beginning Tuesday, grocery-delivery service Instacart launched its beta service in Chicago by allowing customers to order items from Trader Joe's to be delivered to their home within an hour, according to a news release.

      The service, which

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Jesse Jackson Jr. Auction: Feds To Auction Off Ex-Congressman's Illegally Bought Memorabilia

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        Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Jackson was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago