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Sandi Jackson’s Resignation Takes Effect Today

    Sandi Jackson

    (CBS) — South Side Ald. Sandi Jackson's resignation takes effect on Tuesday, reports CBS Chicago.

    She's stepping down to handle family responsibilities as her husband, former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., deals with a mental disorder and a federal campaign finance investigation.

    Rev. Jesse Jackson told CBS 2 on Tuesday that he son is going to

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Donors Help South Shore Drill Team March at Inauguration

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      Donors are helping the South Shore Drill Team march at President Obama's Inauguration next Monday, reports WGN.

      Monday morning, a big check came in that now leaves the team short only a few thousand dollars.

      Tim Rand, Principal at Chicago Football Classic donated $10,000 to the team this morning. "It's a good organization," he said, "very easy to

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Mayor Emanuel Announces DREAM Scholarship Money

        (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $100,000 in scholarship money for Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps students who are living in the country without legal permission.

        The Chicago mayor said Saturday that the money comes from a share of the $275,000 in privately raised donations to the Illinois DREAM Fund.

        The Illinois DREAM Fund

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago