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Winter storm sleeting portions of Illinois

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A winter storm creeping its way across portions of Illinois is mucking roads with a mix of sleet and snow. It's also forcing the schools to close early and hampering travel.

    In the Chicago area, school closures and late starts were announced and the morning commute was slowed. O’Hare airport got 2.7 inches of slow and Midway g

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Suspect charged in N. Chicago gun slaying

      Authorities have charged a suspect in the shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman killed the same day her sister listened to President Barack Obama talk about gun control.

      Twenty-one-year-old Jim McPherson was charged with murder, armed violence, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.

      A judge in Lake County Court set his

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Prosecutors detail Sandi Jacksons' misuse of funds

        AP Photo/Evan Vucci

        Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife Sandi leave the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, after Jackson entered a guilty plea to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

        Documents filed by federal authorities

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Jesse Jackson Jr. pleads guilty in campaign case 


          Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his legal team arrives at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Jackson and his wife were to appear in federal court to answer criminal charges that they engaged in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

           

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago