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Rep. Flowers to introduce GPS tracking bill for all guns

    Fed up with the rising violence in Chicago, state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-31st Dist., announced Saturday that she will introduce a bill that calls for a GPS tracking device in all guns.

    “This would work the same way as our cell phones that way we will know where the guns are coming from and who has it,” said Flowers at the WE CAN, Inc. community org

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Rev. Jackson: Son under medical supervision

      The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his former congressman son is under strict medical supervision as he struggles with bipolar disorder "compounded by the stresses" of his legal troubles.

      The elder Jackson released a statement Monday thanking those who have prayed for Jesse Jackson Jr. and his family. He also calls the hurt "indescribable."

      Federal

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      First lady quips that midlife crisis led to bangs 


        PALM CITY, Fla. — Michelle Obama jokingly says a midlife crisis is what inspired her new haircut with bangs.

        The first lady revealed the new hairstyle last month on her 49th birthday, which came a few days before the festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

        Mrs. Obama was asked about the new haircut during an interview with

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Illinois woman killed same day sister sat behind Obama

         

         

        An 18-year-old Chicago woman was killed the same day her sister sat on the stage behind President Barack Obama, listening to him push for gun control legislation.

        Janay Mcfarlane was shot once in the head around 11:30 p.m. Friday in North Chicago, said Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd. Mcfarlane, a mother of a 3-month-old boy, was in the Chicago

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago