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Jackson Freed After Joining Workers' Protest

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    Rev. Jesse Jackson Sensata Plant Arrest: Jackson Freed After Joining Workers' Protest

    FREEPORT, Ill. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he joined workers at a northern Illinois plant that's slated to close because their fight to save their jobs is "the essence of the American struggle."

    Jackson was taken into custody Wednesday with about a dozen other

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    Introducing the Chicago Defender Digital Daily

     

    For the past 107 years, The Chicago Defender’s continued mission has been to provide the best in news and information to meet the community’s ever changing needs. Whether is was fighting segregation in the early part of the century, heralding opportunities and jobs or following the historic rise of the first African American President from Chi

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    President Obama Returns Home

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      Obama Early Voting In Chicago: President Returns To Hometown For Historic Ballot Casting

      President Barack Obama on Thursday will make history when he briefly returns to Chicago and becomes the first sitting U.S. president to vote early.

      According to NBC Chicago, Obama is scheduled to land in Air Force One at 3:40 p.m. at O'Hare International

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      Anthony Abbate Trial: Ex-Chicago Cop Takes The Stand In Police Culture Beating Case

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        (AP) - Allegations of a culture in which Chicago police jump to protect fellow officers accused of wrongdoing are at the heart of a federal civil trial that began Monday, pitting the victim of a barroom beating by an off-duty officer against the city.

        The trial stems from the 2007 pummeling of bartender Karolina Obrycka by then-police officer

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago