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McDonald’s All American nominees from Simeon honored

    The Neil F. Simeon Academy high school boys basketball team enjoyed another strong season in 2012-2013, and spent much of the year as the top ranked school in the country before losing in the Chicago Public League semifinals to Morgan Park. Despite that team setback the Wolverines still had three players, Kendrick Nunn, Russell Woods and Jabari

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Gov. Quinn will call for more cuts, scrutiny in budget 


      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to call for additional cuts and more scrutiny of money that's automatically sent to local governments, public transportation and other programs when he presents his proposed budget Wednesday.

      The Chicago Democrat's aides said the governor will propose cuts to the more than $2 billion in funds they

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Winter snowstorm pummels Midwest, heads toward DC

        HAGERSTOWN, Md. — After pummeling the nation's midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation's capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages.

        As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Dwight prison to close by month's end

          SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The maximum-security women's prison in Dwight will close by month's end in a complex shift of inmates that involves the conversion of a men's prison to a penitentiary for women and the transfer of hundreds of overflow inmates to other lockups around the state, according to a timeline obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday.

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago