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Obama Visits Chicago Today For Fundraising Events

    President Barack Obama returns to Chicago this week to attend fundraising events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

     

    The visit comes after Obama toured the Jersey Shore Tuesday and checked recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy caused $40 billion worth of damage in October and destroyed nearly 350,000 homes.

    The White House says

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    No Bail for Man Charged in Jonylah Watkins Slaying

      A Chicago man charged in the shooting death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins was ordered held Tuesday without bond and the infant's parents say they can finally move forward. Koman Willis, 33, of the 7800 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm after he allegedly shot Jonylah

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Chicago State University Wants Presidential Library

        Another Chicago school wants to be the future home of the Barack Obama presidential library. Chicago State University is exploring a bid to make the Far South Side campus the library's home base, putting the school in the running with the University of Chicago and University of Hawaii.

         

        CSU isn't the only interested party. Residents in the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        6 Dead, 17 Wounded in Chicago Holiday Weekend Violence

          With Memorial Day celebrations underway, Chicago’s violence has spiked as six people were killed and at least 17 others were injured in shootings across the city.

          The most recent fatal shooting occurred Sunday when a 42-year-old man was shot in the head and a 44-year-old female was shot in the back on Goose Island on the Near North Side.

          The

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago