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Senate to consider union-backed pension plan

    Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, speaks to lawmakers May 1, 2013 during a House Committee hearing regarding state pension legislation at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A union-backed approach for dealing with Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis is getting its f

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago policeman shot by fellow officer

      Police were responding to report a burglary Monday night in the Englewood community when a police officer ended up accidentally shooting a fellow officer.

      The 42-year-old officer was struck in the leg and taken to a local hospital, according to police. The officer he was with on the call was trying to shoot at an attacking dog.

      The wounded officer

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Bulls stun Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of Eastern semis

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        Chicago Bulls' Nate Robinson (2) and Joakim Noah (13) celebrate with their teammates after defeating the Miami Heat 93-86 in Game 1 of their NBA basketball playoff series in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Monday, May 6, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

        MIAMI — Only one team has held the Miami Heat below 90 points on their home

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Quinn rejects bill raising electric rates

          Gov. Pat Quinn (Defender/Worsom Robinson)

          Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday vetoed a plan to increase electricity rates by up to $70 million — a proposal that Commonwealth Edison Co. had pitched as a way to get electrical grid modernization back on track.

          The Chicago Democrat said the bill would have undermined oversight and forced automatic rate increases

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago