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Gutierrez: Rep. Jackson must give medical update

CHICAGO (AP) — Congressman Luis Gutierrez is the latest Illinois politician to call on Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to provide more information about a medical condition that's had him on leave for a month.

Gutierrez said Tuesday that Jackson has a responsibility to give details.

Jackson's location and exact medical condition are unknown. At first,

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Motorists can renew licenses at Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Got some business with the secretary of state? Want fries with that?

Illinois residents who attend Taste of Chicago can renew their driver's licenses or purchase their annual vehicle license plate stickers.

Secretary of State Jesse White's office will provide these and other services from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a booth at the

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Collective effort needed to reduce crime numbers

Collective effort needed to reduce crime numbers
There’ve been more than 275 murders in the city within the last seven months. The number exceeds the number of soldiers killed in combat during the same time period.

What’s it going to take for it to end?

A faith-based leader and veteran police officer said it’s going to take everyone to step up, step out and get involved.

On Sunday the Honorable

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Gardner’s to have street named in their honor

Gardner’s to have street named in their honor
Black on Black Love and the City of Chicago will salute Ed and Betty Gardner's long legacy of excellence by naming a street in their honor during a ceremony to be held on July 12 from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. The street bearing their names will be at the intersection of 87th and Dobson Streets, near the site of where their business Soft Sheen...
  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago