Thu04242014

Chicago’s Young Powerful for Obama

    Chicago’s Young Powerful for Obama

    Special to the Defender

    DREAM II: Obama for America Fundraising Event & Rising Star Awards Reception
    The 2012 Rising Star Awards Recipients:

    * Diane Latiker, Founder, Kids Off the Block
    * Pastor Corey Brooks, New Beginnings Church of Chicago
    * Tim King, Founder and CEO, Urban Prep Academies
    * Chef Judson Todd Allen, Food Network Star

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    Proposed tax talk on guns draws mixed reaction

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    Remember comedian Chris Rock’s joke about gun control?

    “You don’t need no gun control. We need some bullet control…If a bullet cost $5,000, there’ll be no more innocent bystanders,” Rock joked while serious.

    Well, that’s sort of the idea proposed by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle this

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    Virgil Jones, LINK Unlimited joins Program Leadership Council

     

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    PHOTO CAPTION (Pictured left to right) Virgil Jones, President LINK Unlimited, Glenn Tilton, Chairman of the Midwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Link Mentee Demarcus Lacy, student at De La Salle Institute and Patrick Fisher, Founder & President of Creation Investments and Demarcus’ mentor. F

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    Bears’ Brandon Marshall visits Piccolo

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    Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall has made a strong impact on the lakefront at Soldier Field this season, and he's also making his presence felt in neighborhoods deep into the city.

    Marshall, representing Bears Care, a charitable arm of the Chicago Bears, recently visited Piccolo Elementary

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    THE TAXMAN COMETH

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    Cook County Violence Tax: Toni Preckwinkle Says Plan Could Raise Money, Reduce Crime

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has floated a new proposal aimed at addressing the overwhelming impact of gun violence on the county's coffers by introducing a new tax on guns and ammunition sold in

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