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Illinois House erupts over 'may issue' gun bill

    Illinois Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, argues gun legislation while on the House floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Springfield Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Anyone who doubts the division in Illinois over gun control need look no further than the state House on Wednesday, where a p

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Gun control backers: Senate defeat won't stop us

      U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., left, spoke with students from the all-male Urban Prep Academy- West Campus Friday, April 12, 2013 about growing up in some of Chicago's more dangerous communities. His visit to the school, located in the Lawndale community on the West Side of Chicago, came ahead of the U.S. Senate's vote-down of national gun

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Image leads to hunt for Boston bombing suspect

        A mourner reacts during a candlelight vigil in the aftermath of Monday's Boston Marathon explosions, which killed at least three and injured more than 140, Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at City Hall in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

        BOSTON — The painstaking work to identify a bombing suspect from reams of Boston Marathon footage yielded a po

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Flooding leads to dreadful morning commute

          April showers wreaked havoc on Chicago and the suburbs overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

          The morning commute was a nightmare for some motorists and public transportation users as expressway closures and bus reroutes were announced early Thursday.

          Among the closures, parts of the outbound Kennedy from O’Hare Airport were closed, along w

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago