Fri04182014

Obama Visits Chicago Today For Fundraising Events

    President Barack Obama returns to Chicago this week to attend fundraising events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

     

    The visit comes after Obama toured the Jersey Shore Tuesday and checked recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy caused $40 billion worth of damage in October and destroyed nearly 350,000 homes.

    The White House says

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    Chicago State University Wants Presidential Library

      Another Chicago school wants to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library. Chicago State University is exploring a bid to make the Far South Side campus the library's home base, putting the school in the running with the University of Chicago and University of Hawaii.

       

      CSU isn't the only interested party. Residents in the

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      6 Dead, 17 Wounded in Chicago Holiday Weekend Violence

        With Memorial Day celebrations underway, Chicago’s violence has spiked as six people were killed and at least 17 others were injured in shootings across the city.

        The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday when a 42-year-old man was shot in the head and a 44-year-old female was shot in the back on Goose Island on the Near North Side.

        The

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        No Bail for Man Charged in Jonylah Watkins Slaying

          A Chicago man charged in the shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was ordered held Tuesday without bond and the infant's parents say they can finally move forward. Koman Willis, 33, of the 7800 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm after he allegedly shot Jonylah

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          Asean Johnson Saves Chicago School, Dreams Big

            When the Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 schools, Marcus Garvey Elementary School was not on the list. Nine-year-old Asean Johnson is one of the reasons why; his fiery speeches against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to gut public education have earned him widespread admiration and more than a few suggestions that he should r

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