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Chicago City Council: End Deportation of UIC Student

Chicago City Council: End Deportation of UIC Student

In a 48-to-1 vote, Chicago City Council passed a resolution Nov. 18 supporting a halt to the deportation of UIC junior Rigoberto Padilla and other undocumented students.  The resolution sponsored by Ald. George Cardenas (12th) called on Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2009, a bill introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that would […]

Blues Legend KoKo Taylor Dies

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June 4, 2009 – Chicago Blues icon KoKo Taylor died June 3 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering complications from surgery.  The 80-year-old singer was admitted to the hospital about two weeks ago to correct gastrointestinal bleeding. She is survived by her husband, daughter and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Ald. Carothers Charged with Bribery and Fraud

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May 28, 2009 – Ald. Isaac (Ike) Carothers (29th) has been indicted on federal bribery and fraud charges.  Ald. Carothers and Calvin  Boender, a real estate developer, are accused of participating in a scheme to defraud the City of Chicago beginning in 2004 and continuing until Feb. 2007  involving a West Side 50-acre site called […]

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