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House OKs Illegal Immigrant Driver's Licenses Bill

    Immigrant Licenses

    (AP) — Illinois moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the next state to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses after House lawmakers approved a bill requiring one-year proof of state residency, form of identification and a photograph.

    The House voted 65-46 in favor of the plan, which now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn has said he

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Cook County Sheriff Rolling Out High Tech Tip App

      (AP) — The Cook County Sheriff's Department is rolling out an anonymous tip application that will allow citizens to use their smartphones and cellphones to send in tips about crimes or suspicious activity in any one of more than 40 languages.

      The application, called iWatch Cook County, will allow the department to communicate with the tipster

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Friends, Family Seek Answers in Slaying of 15-Year-Old Shot 17 Times

        WEST ENGLEWOOD — Family members of a 15-year-old killed in West Englewood last weekend still were searching for answers Monday, especially as some neighbors suggested the gunmen waited for their target before shooting him 17 times, reports DNAinfo.com.

        Described as a "goofy" kid who did well in school, loved basketball and loved to rap, Christopher

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago