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Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Ban Taping of Police in Illinois

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a controversial Illinois law prohibiting people from recording police officers on the job.

    By passing on the issue, the justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that found that the state's anti-eavesdropping law violates free-speech rights when used against people who

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    15-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot on Southwest Side

      Chicago Police

      A 15-year-old girl was shot to death as she stood with friends in a backyard in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

      Porshe Foster was standing with two other teens, 16 and 18, when someone walked up and opened fire around 9:20 p.m. Monday in the 6900 block of South Campbell Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Jesse Jackson Jr. Still Might Collect Federal Pension

        Jesse Jr

        Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress last week and acknowledged he was the subject of a federal investigation, could be eligible for an annual pension estimated at $45,000, but that benefit would be lost if he was convicted of one of several public corruption felonies.

        Jackson, 47, a South Side Democrat who served 17 years in Congress,

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        1 Fatally Shot, 1 Injured Outside Funeral At South Side Church

         
        St. Columbanus

        CHICAGO (CBS) — In what appears to be a retaliatory gang attack, two people were shot — one fatally — outside a church funeral on the South Side on Monday.

        One of the victims — 21-year-old Sherman Miller — died, and the second man was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital. Police say both were convicted felons and gang members.

        The shooting

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago