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  • George Zimmerman trial: Profiles of 40 prospective jurors

    George Zimmerman trial: Profiles of 40 prospective jurors
    Prosecutors and defense attorneys have settled on 40 prospective jurors to move on to the second round of questioning in the George Zimmerman second-degree-murder trial, Circuit Judge Debra Nelson announced Tuesday. The prospective panel is made up of...
  • Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service

    Charges against Jackson belie his pledge to service
    Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service." But...
  • Obama coming to Chicago to 'talk about the gun violence'

    Obama coming to Chicago to 'talk about the gun violence'
    President Barack Obama will visit Chicago on Friday, when he will discuss gun violence as he focuses on his economic message from Tuesday's State of the Union address, according to the White House. Obama will "talk about the gun violence that has...
  • Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday

    Optimism over ending Chicago teachers strike, but no classes Friday
    The two sides in the Chicago teachers strike remained optimistic about a deal as they resumed contract talks today, but it appeared the earliest classes could resume would be Monday. On a scale of 1-10, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said...
  • Trayvon Martin's family reacts to verdict via social media

    Trayvon Martin's family reacts to verdict via social media
    Trayvon Martin's family was not in the courtroom when the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial was announced. But moments later, family members shared their sentiments on the social media site Twitter. "God blessed Me & Sybrina with...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • Interview: D.L. Hughley worries about Chicago

    Interview: D.L. Hughley worries about Chicago
    D.L. Hughley has been keeping a close eye on Chicago. He can't help it. Besides being one of his three favorite cities in the U.S., it's also often in the news, unfortunately, because of its high murder rate. The controversial comedian and regular guest...
  • Paula Deen N-word controversy: Will Food Network cut ties?

    Paula Deen's biggest backer -- Food Network -- quickly distanced itself Wednesday from the N-word controversy swirling around one of its most recognizable stars. "Food Network does not tolerate any form of discrimination and is a strong proponent of...
  • Edward Koch dies at 88; outspoken mayor led New York City comeback

    In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
  • Convention notebook: Chicago cops in Charlotte, 'slut' buttons

    Convention notebook: Chicago cops in Charlotte, 'slut' buttons
    For Chicago delegates looking for a little piece of home, there was a familiar sight on the streets of Charlotte: officers from the Chicago Police Department. The city sent a contingent of cops to the Democratic National Convention as a “matter...
  • Crowded field to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress

    Crowded field to succeed former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress
    Twenty two candidates met a Monday deadline to file paperwork for a spot on the ballot in the special election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The field of 17 Democrats and five Republicans still could be winnowed, however, as campaigns...
  • George Zimmerman not guilty in Trayvon Martin's death

    George Zimmerman not guilty in Trayvon Martin's death
    SANFORD – George Zimmerman is a free man. After nearly 16 hours of deliberations over two days, a six-member jury - all women, five of them white – acquitted Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer charged with murdering Trayvon Martin...