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Ill. House Gun Bill Defeated in Senate Committee

    The Democratic-controlled Illinois Senate shot down a concealed carry bill that passed in the House last week and advanced their own revised version instead as a June 9 deadline to craft a new state gun law looms. The move sets up a showdown between the two chambers with just days until a court-mandated deadline on the new law expires.

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Union and Parents File New Suit in Chicago School Closures

      The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and a group of Chicago parents are asking a circuit court to block the school board from shutting down ten of the city’s schools. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday, the plaintiffs claim that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) violated its own guidelines by disregarding the recommendations of independent hearing officers w

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      More Children Changing Gender Or Choosing Both

        CHICAGO — From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It’s a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born – a boy or a girl. From early on, we divide toys and activities by very distinct gender lines, with superheroes and trucks and muck on one side and princesses and dolls and

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        4 Killed, 9 Injured in Overnight Chicago Violence

          At least nine people were injured and four others were killed, including a woman police say was in the wrong place at the wrong time, during a violent night in Chicago.

          Police said the 56-year-old woman was apparently caught in gang crossfire when she was gunned down at about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 1600 block of East 79th Street.

           

          The woman was

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago