Thu04242014

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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    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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      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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        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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          Obama wraps up State of Union tour in Chicago

            WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about how government can build "ladders of opportunity" into the middle class.

            During remarks Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, his hometown, Obama is expected to discuss proposals to raise the federal minimum wage and pair businesses with

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