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First Lady Obama in Chicago for 'Let's Move'

    Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks?

    Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily exercise.

    In Chicago on Thursday, the first lady will

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Police brochures in Black Lake County Chicago are racially offensive

      The North Chicago Police Department is being criticized for a brochure that was littered with African American stereotypes of images many found disturbing, according to media reports.

      The handout, which was distributed last week to attendees of the Citizen Police Academy, reportedly depicted such buffoonery as “Tyrone Biggums” (pictured), the crackh

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Democrat Robin Kelly wins party nod in Second District

        Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.

        The nomination all but assures that Kelly will sail through the April 9 general election

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Beale casts ballot in Congressional race

          Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale says voters should send a proven job creator to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

          He says he has a track record of bringing jobs to his South Side ward.

          Beale spoke after casting his ballot Tuesday in the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary.

          Juanita Williams went to school with Beale and

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago