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Judge found not guilty by reason of insanity

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    A Cook County judge has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with an altercation with a sheriff's deputy.

    Judge Cynthia Brim in March was accused of throwing a set of keys and shoving a sheriff's deputy at a security checkpoint. A day earlier, authorities say Brim was seen acting erratically on

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Chicago police seeking tips in girl's slaying 


      Chicago police seeking tips in girl's slaying 


      Chicago police say they've been inundated with tips about the death of a 15-year-old girl who had just returned from performing at President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities, but police, activists and ministers are still concerned that someone with valuable information might be holding out.

      The reward for information about last week's

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Proposal would tax athletic shoes 25 cents

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        SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — New athletic shoes could cost 25 cents more in Illinois.

        State Rep. Will Davis from the Chicago suburb of Hazel Crest wants the new tax to pay for a youth job preparation program. According to published news reports, the Democratic lawmaker wants to raise about $3 million and most consumers wouldn't notice it. The 25 cents per

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago