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Michelle Obama brings ‘Let’s Move’ to Chicago

    On a two-day trip to highlight her national campaign to combat childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama donned a coral-and-black workout outfit to jump up and down with thousands of Chicago middle school students who were brought to the McCormick Place convention center Thursday for what amounted to one very large aerobics class.

    Mrs. Obama had

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Bill Clinton to get Lincoln Leadership honor

      SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former President Bill Clinton is this year's recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation's Lincoln Leadership Prize.

      Library officials made the announcement Wednesday, saying Clinton will be the first former U.S. president to receive the award. The honor will be presented on May 4 in Chicago. Clinton is

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      'Terror Town' street-gang leader sentenced to 20 years

        A judge has sentenced a high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang to 20 years in prison for convictions on drug trafficking and weapons charges.

        The U.S. Attorney's Office says Gilbert Spiller operated from a South Side Chicago neighborhood that he and fellow gang members of the Black P Stone Nation called "Terror Town." Within the gang, he held

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago