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Teen, 14, Sexually Assaulted by 6 Men on West Side

    Neighborhood2
    Police are looking for a group of men who abducted and raped a teenage girl on the city's West Side.

    The 14-year-old was walking to school near 16th and Trumbull around 7:45 a.m. Monday, when she was forced into a car at gunpoint.

    She was then sexually assaulted by six men; the suspects are in their early 20's.

    Five of them have dreadlocks.

    Police

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Pension Benefit Amendment Fails

      PENSION

      CHICAGO (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution that would have made it more difficult to expand public employee retirement benefits has failed.

       

      With about 90 percent of the vote reported on Wednesday morning the proposed amendment had support from 56 percent of Illinoisans who voted on the measure. But that fell short of the two

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      What can Chicago Expect from 2nd Obama Term?

        Prez and Mayor2
        While President Obama's reelection made Democrats happy across the country, none may be quite as thrilled as Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

        His close friendship with the President is seen as a possible factor in drawing federal funding to the city during the second Obama term.

        Emanuel expects funding for roads and mass transit and a push for education

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Exit Polls Show How Illinois Supported Obama

          Exit Polls Show How Illinois Supported Obama

          CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama won his home state of Illinois carrying every age group and winning among both men and women.

          Data from exit polls conducted for The Associated Press also show Republican Mitt Romney pushed Obama to a tie among white voters. Support for Obama from white voters slipped slightly from 2008. Data show most white

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago