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President Obama Votes Early in Chicago

     

    Prez Obama Revised

    President Barack Obama on Thursday will make history when he briefly returns to Chicago and becomes the first sitting U.S. president to vote early.

     

    According to NBC Chicago, Obama is scheduled to land in Air Force One at 3:40 p.m. at O'Hare International Airport, after which he will head to an early voting location near his South Side home, ABC

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Aldermen Question Mayor and Police Superintendent About Crime Numbers

      Chicago Homicides - Revised

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's top cop were hit with pleas, demands and tough questions from aldermen during the City Council's Budget Committee hearings on Wednesday.

      The praise Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy had earned for his handling of the NATO summit this spring seemed like a fading memory as aldermen pressed him for

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago

      Powell Endorses Obama Again

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        (CNN) -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday he's endorsing President Barack Obama for a second time.
        "I voted for him in 2008, and I plan to stick with him in 2012," Powell said on CBS' "This Morning." "And I'll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month."
        Powell made headlines when the former George W. Bush

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        • Written by The Chicago Defender
        • Category: Chicago