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Nude Teacher Photos, Free Lunch Abuse Detailed in CPS Watchdog Report

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    CHICAGO — Sexually explicit photos taken with school equipment, fraud that gave the children of principals free lunches reserved for low-income families, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in theft highlight the newly released ethics assessment of Chicago Public Schools in 2012, reports DNAinfo.com.

    In a posting on the CPS site Monday, the

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Pension Proposal Faces Uncertain Future

      (AP) — The future of a potential solution to Illinois' mounting pension problem was hazy Tuesday, as House lawmakers entered the final full day of a lame-duck session not knowing whether the plan that seeks more worker contributions even had enough support to be called for a vote.

      The plan — which also pushes back when retirees can collect c

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
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      Nearly 2 Dozen Candidates File for Jesse Jr.'s Seat

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        (AP) — Nearly two dozen candidates have filed to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, including his one-time Democratic primary challenger former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson.

        The filing deadline with the Illinois State Board of Elections was 5 p.m. on Monday. At that time the office had 22 candidates listed on its website,

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicagoans Gear up for Obama’s Second Inauguration

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          CHICAGO—In 2009, the streets of Chicago were overflowing with excitement, honor and pride. One of the city's very own had become the United States' first black president, instilling a sense of "I can do anything-ness" into many black Americans, especially those from Chicago, according to The Grio.

          But four years later, many black Chicagoans who

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago