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Cell Phone Scams Increasing in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — The consumer advocacy group Citizens Utility Board says scams that add charges to customers' cell phone bills have almost doubled in Illinois the past year.

    The board said in a news release Tuesday that scammers appear to be targeting cell phone users as wireless communication increases and new laws outlaw so-called cramming on land

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    JET Magazine Features First Gay Couple In Weddings Section

      Ebonys Gay Couple

      To paraphrase New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg, leaders don't lead from behind, they make decisions which they believe are for the common good and build momentum around it to create change.

      Though he was speaking about politics, the same can be said about media and its bandwagon tendencies; and in that context, Jet Magazine, by making the

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Teachers End Strike in NW Suburbs

        CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — More than 20,000 students in suburban Chicago will be back in class after teachers and the school district reached a tentative agreement that ends a teachers' strike after just one day.

        The website of the Carpentersville-based Community Unit District 300 announced Tuesday night that the two sides reached a tentative

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago