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Trotter Cites Legal Trouble in Ending US House Run

    (AP) — An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because he doesn't want the felony gun charges he faces to detract from the district's important issues.

    Donne Trotter was arrested Dec. 5 when security screeners at O'Hare International Airport found an unloaded

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Dragging Its Feet on Huge Pension Problem

      Illinois Pensions

      (AP) — Illinois, a state with a reputation for political wheeling and dealing, backroom handshakes and 11th-hour bargains, is dragging its feet on the one deal needed to solve its biggest crisis in a generation.

      Lawmakers will convene again the first week in January in hopes of fixing the nation's worst case of underfunding state employees'

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Ride the CTA Tonight for a Penny

        CTA ride

        The Chicago Transit Authority continues its tradition of offering penny rides on New Year's Eve, a night notorious for alcohol consumption and late-night partying, reports Kristin Callahan from NBC Chicago.

        In the past, the one-cent rides have been available from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This year, they run from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The agency reminds riders

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Man's Body Found in Roseland Alley

          Roseland Shooting

          CHICAGO — Police say a man found dead in a Roseland alley is the victim of homicide, reports DNAinfo.com.

          Devante Watts, 19, of the 10700 block of S. Langley, was found unresponsive in an alley on the 500 block of East 109th Street with a gunshot wound to the head, said Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

          The Cook County medical examiner's

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago