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Democrat Robin Kelly wins party nod in Second District

    Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC.

    The nomination all but assures that Kelly will sail through the April 9 general election

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Beale casts ballot in Congressional race

      Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale says voters should send a proven job creator to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.

      He says he has a track record of bringing jobs to his South Side ward.

      Beale spoke after casting his ballot Tuesday in the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary.

      Juanita Williams went to school with Beale and

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Police brochures in Black Lake County Chicago are racially offensive

        The North Chicago Police Department is being criticized for a brochure that was littered with African American stereotypes of images many found disturbing, according to media reports.

        The handout, which was distributed last week to attendees of the Citizen Police Academy, reportedly depicted such buffoonery as “Tyrone Biggums” (pictured), the crackh

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago airports cancel 150 flights as storm approaches

           

          Airlines have canceled more than 150 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport ahead of a winter storm expected to produce a mix of rain and snow.

          Forecasters expect the storm to leave behind three to six inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday for the Chicago area.

           

          The

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago