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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Likely to Resign from Congress, Looking at Jail Time in Plea Deal

     

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    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negotiating with the federal government.

     

    CBS Chicago reported that Jackson's lawyer, Dan Webb, is in talks with the U.S. Justice Department over the terms of the tentative

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    City Hall Admits Improper Taping of Reporters

       

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      After incidents in which phone conversations with Chicago Tribune reporters were recorded without their consent by City Hall officials, a city attorney has insisted that there is no widespread practice of such taping and that steps have been taken to ensure it does not happen again.

       

      Recording a conversation without the consent of all parties is a

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Groups Protest Downtown Against CPS Closings

         

         

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        CHICAGO— The Chicago Teachers Union, parents and community groups are using the Veteran's Day holiday to march against the school board over proposed school closings.

         

         

        Currently, there is not an official list of specific schools being targetted, but the number could be high because CPS officials say half of its schools are under-used and

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

          CHICAGO (CBS) – Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

          WBBM Newsradio's John Cody reports Blagojevich's former defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. said the ex-governor began his prison sentence in March like any other

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago