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Obama: Americans Agree with My Approach on Deficit

     

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    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, laying down his marker for grueling "fiscal cliff" negotiations, said Friday he won't accept any approach to federal deficit reduction that doesn't ask the wealthy to pay more in taxes.

     

     

    "This was a central question during the election," Obama said in his first postelection comments on the economy. "The

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Cops Fatally Shoot Boy, 15, Who Pointed Gun at Them

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      Chicago police shot and killed a 15-year-old boy who pointed a gun at them during a foot chase through the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, officials said.

      The shooting happened around 3:45 p.m. Thursday near the 6700 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Chicago police union. Officers were

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      $3B Cook County Budget Gets OK, Includes New Taxes

        CHICAGO (AP) — The Cook County Board has approved a nearly $3 billion budget that includes a $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes and a $25 tax on firearms purchased at suburban gun shops.

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        The county's budget passed on a 16-1 vote. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle thanked commissioners after the Friday vote, saying she appreciated the

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        City To Hold Job Fair Today At Kennedy King College

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          CHICAGO (CBS) – The City Of Chicago will hold a job fair on Friday to help fill hundreds of vacant city positions.

          The fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kennedy King City College in the facility located at 740 W. 63rd Street.

          The job fair will be conducted in partnership with the Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Public Schools,

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago