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Breaking News: La Shawn Ford Indicted for Bank Fraud (2)

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    State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford has been charged with bank fraud.

    Ford, 40, of Chicago — who also invests in Chicago real estate — is alleged to have fraudulently obtained a $500,000 increase and a two-year extension on a line of credit from the now failed bank ShoreBank, and making false statements to gain multiple advances according to a federal ind

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    White Man Kills Florida Teen Over Loud Music

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      Jacksonville, Florida resident Michael Dunn (pictured left), 45, is suspected of killing Jordan Davis (pictured right), 17, after shooting into the SUV carrying the teen 8 or 9 times because he felt "threatened," reports News4Jax.com.

      Dunn and his girlfriend were reportedly returning from his son's wedding when they pulled into Gate gas station at

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Three Officers Injured When Car Flips Over

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         Three Chicago police officers were injured Wednesday morning when their car flipped over while swerving to avoid a stopped car on the South Side, officials said.

        The crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. near the 7000 block of South Stony Island Avenue, police said.

        Three tactical officers were responding to a call when their car lost control

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago