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Former Mayor Daley's Nephew Indicted in 2004 Bar Death

    (AP) — The nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was indicted Monday for involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of a 21-year-old man outside a Chicago bar, and a grand jury is continuing its inquiry into whether authorities covered up or impeded an investigation of a relative of the city's most powerful man.

    Richard Vanecko, 38, was

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Suspected 'Stringer Bell Bandit' Charged With Loop Bank Robbery

      CHICAGO — A man suspected of being the so-called "Stringer Bell Bandit," wanted for pulling off a slew of bank robberies in the Loop, was charged with one of the heists on Monday, the FBI said.

      Kenneth Anderson, 46, of Auburn Gresham, was arrested Friday by Chicago Police bicycle patrol officers after they were tipped off by bank employees, the FBI

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Body Found In Indiana is that of Calumet City Woman

        Gena Chiodo

        (AP) — Authorities say they've identified a body found in a wooded area in Indiana as that of a Calumet City woman whose boyfriend was charged with murder after she disappeared in October.

        The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/QBPaOj) reports Monday that the coroner in Indiana's Lake County conducted an autopsy on Gena Chiodo's body and ruled that

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Jury Selection at Beavers Tax Trial Expected to Continue

          (AP) — Jury selection at the trial of an influential Chicago-area politician is expected to continue.

          The judge presiding over William Beavers' case told attorneys to reconvene Tuesday.

          The 77-year-old Cook County commissioner has pleaded not guilty to diverting thousands of dollars from his campaign coffers for personal use without reporting it.

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago