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Chicago man charged in father's stabbing death

    A 24-year-old Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his father over the weekend on the city's South Side. The incident took place in the 11400 block of South Rockwell Street.

    Mason Johnson was charged Monday.

    Police spokesman Mike Sullivan says Johnson was being treated for injuries in the altercation with

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago Democrat Beavers convicted of tax charges

      Cook County Commissioner William Beavers listens to a reporter's question at the federal building in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, after he was convicted of tax evasion for not declaring campaign cash he gambled away on slot machines as income. Beavers, whose commissioner's salary is $85,000, lost $500,000 over three years at Indiana's

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Parents, union to fight Chicago school closings

        Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside the Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago, Thursday, March 21, 2013, about the planned closing of public schools. The city of Chicago began informing teachers, principals and local officials Thursday about which public schools it intends to close under a contentious plan that

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Man charged in shooting death of Indiana teen

          Ashaya Miller

          CALUMET CITY, Ill. — A 20-year-old suburban Chicago man who allegedly shot through the window of Calumet City home has been charged in the death of a 15-year-old Indiana girl.

          Eric Anthony Brown of Calumet City was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of Ashaya Miller and aggravated battery in the wounding of a

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago