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3rd inmate dies suspiciously at Illinois prison 


    Authorities say the March 26, 2013 death of a 35-year-old inmate at the Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill. is suspicious. It the third suspicious death at the prison since Jan. 31. (AP Photo/The Southern, Paul Newton, File)

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The third inmate to die recently under suspicious circumstances at Menard Correctional Center in s

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Protesters march against Chicago school closures 


      Karen Lewis, center, president of the Chicago Teachers Union is joined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, right, during a demonstration and march over the a plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools through Chicago's downtown Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

      Hundreds of teachers, parents and other

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Police: Teen kidnapped on Southwest Side

        Chicago police is warning residents in the Marquette Park and Chicago Lawn areas on the city’s Southwest Side to be on heightened alert following the abduction of a 15-year-old.

        The girl was kidnapped March 21 in the 6600 block of South California at around 7:30 p.m. Allegedly, two male offenders covered her eyes and carried her to their car. They

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Massive teachers union rally set for Wednesday

          Students held a demonstration Monday, March 25, 2013 to protest school closures. The Chicago Teachers Union plans a massive demonstration Wednesday, March 27, 2013 near Chicago Public Schools headquarters in downtown Chicago. Defender/Worsom Robinson

          The Chicago Teachers Union plans a massive rally near Chicago Public Schools headquarters Wednesday

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago