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Prospect of prison looms for ex-congressman, wife

    In this March 9, 2012 photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th), ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. On Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, Jackson, who resigned last year after nearly 17 years in office, was charged with spending $750,000 in

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Jordan at 50: A celebration of ruthlessness

      Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls hugs the NBA Championship Trophy after the Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1 to win the NBA Finals on June 12, 1991, at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.

       

      Editor's note:David Aldridge has covered the NBA for more than 20 years and is a reporter for the NBA on TNT and a columnist
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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Hutchinson exists race for 2nd Dist. seat

        A well-known Illinois state senator dropped her bid Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., narrowing the field and consolidating key support behind another Democrat in a race where gun control has emerged as a central issue.

        State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, targeted in recent days by critical anti-gun campaign ads funded by New York

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Charges filed after woman's highway death

          DOLTON, Ill.— Illinois State Police say a southern Illinois man has been charged in connection with the death of woman who was killed after falling from a vehicle on a Chicago freeway.

          Police said Thursday that 28-year-old Michael Johnson of Edwardsville faces drunken driving charges and other counts in the death of 27-year-old Jennifer Mitchell of

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago