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10 Illinois Counties Say They Want Concealed Carry

    CHICAGO (AP) — Residents in some Illinois counties sent a message to lawmakers this week: Give citizens the right to carry concealed weapons.

    Measures supporting concealed carry were on the ballot Tuesday in at least 10 mostly rural counties — Adams, Bond, Henry, McDonough, Mercer, Randolph, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stephenson and Warren — and passed

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Guilty Verdict for Dad Who Posted Photo of Daughter Bound, Gagged

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      A father who posted a Facebook photo of his 22-month-old daughter bound and gagged with tape was found guilty today of charges of aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery.

      Judge Lawrence Flood had acquitted Andre Curry of unlawful restraint after a trial late last month, but today he found Curry guilty of the two battery counts, saying

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Thousands Gather for Chicago Firefighter's Funeral

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        CHICAGO (AP) — A 32-year-veteran of the Chicago Fire Department who was killed battling a house fire is being laid to rest.

        Thousands of uniformed firefighters and police officers and scores of friends and family members of Herbert "Herbie" Johnson watched as a fire truck bearing Johnson's casket pulled in front of a church on the city's Southwest

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago

        Chicago Holds City Jobs Fair on Friday

           

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          Hundreds of city jobs are available, according to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and people can get help applying for them on Friday.

          The City of Chicago is hosting a job fair at Kennedy King City College, 740 West 63rd Street, on Friday, November 9, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to a city news release, the Chicago Transit Authority,

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          • Written by The Chicago Defender
          • Category: Chicago