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More than 2 million in Ill. to see food stamps cut

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    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 2 million low-income Illinois residents who receive food stamps will soon see their benefits cut.

    Beginning Friday, a temporary increase in food stamp dollars from the 2009 economic stimulus will expire.

    The change will affect more than 47 million Americans. It comes as Congress is negotiating additional cuts to the program,

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Illinois Undocumented Immigrants Can Start Application Process For Driver's Licenses On Nov. 12

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      Beginning in just a matter of weeks, undocumented immigrants in Illinois can start the process of applying for driver's licenses as part of a new pilot program signed into state law earlier this year.

      Starting Nov. 12, those interested in the licenses can begin scheduling appointments to apply for them, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Those

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Jackson Had To Leave NC Prison, Sleep In Hotel

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      CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says an administrative problem forced the Illinois Democrat to leave a federal prison where he was trying to begin his sentence early for illegally spending campaign money.

      C.K. Hoffler told reporters in Atlanta Tuesday that she was contacted by Bureau of Prisons personnel

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago