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Police Shoot, Used Taser Twice to Subdue Violent CTA Passenger

    A CTA bus driver and passenger were hospitalized Thursday after being attacked by another passenger, who Chicago Police not only shot twice but later used a Taser on twice to subdue him, officials said.

    A 28-year-old CTA passenger began "acting crazy," taking off his clothes and beating passengers on the bus, said Fraternal Order of Police

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Breaking News: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Resigned

      JesseJr

      In a letter that was obtained by Real Times Media, amidst legal problems and health concerns Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. sends a statement to the Speaker of the House announcing his resignation effective today.
      November 21, 2012

      The Honorable John Boehner
      Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515

      Mr. Speaker,

      In 1995 when I was

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Jockeying Under Way to Replace Rep. Jackson Jr.

        JJJ

        (AP) — The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman's resignation letter.

        Among those expressing an interest: Chicago aldermen, a former NFL linebacker and a defense attorney who represented R&B singer R. Kelly and former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

        But as the field of would-be successors grows to a

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Breaking News: U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Has Resigned

          JesseJr

          In a letter that was obtained by Real Times Media, amidst legal problems and health concerns Congressman Jessie Jackson Jr. sends a statement to the Speaker of the House announcing his resignation effective today.
          November 21, 2012

          The Honorable John Boehner
          Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515

          Mr. Speaker,

          In 1995 when I was

          ...
          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago