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good guy with a gun, Illinois, Jemel Roberson, News, Police Shooting, Video -

Jemel Roberson was fatally shot by suburban police officers in Illinois as he attempted to apprehend a gunman and now his family has filed a civil lawsuit.

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chicago, cook county, gun violence, hadiya pendleton, hadiya pendleton murder trial, illinois, kenneth williams, micheail ward -

It took a Cook County, Ill., jury less than three hours to find Kenneth Williams guilty on all charges related to the 2013 killing of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a King College Prep High School student who performed as a majorette for Barack Obama’s second inauguration.

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@AP, Gun Reform, Illinois, News, Politics, sanctuary, Video -

Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary.

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Bullying, High School, Illinois, News, Racism, Racist -

A lawsuit filed in a U.S. District Court in Peoria, IL alleges that white teens bullied a Black Metamora Township High School student with a racist video that referred to Black people as monkeys.

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Daniel Biss, Drug Conviction, Illinois, legal marijuana, News, Politics, Racial Justice, Weed -

The debate on whether or not to legalize marijuana is one that is contentious at best, but Illinois gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss brilliantly breaks down why doing so is really about racial justice. “The application of cannabis law, in Illinois and America today is fundamentally biased. The law is applied completely differently in communities of […]

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The United States is vast and diverse with so many travel destinations to choose from...

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In Illinois, Democrats picked up seats they've never been able to win before in recent local elections, including the first black mayor in Kankakee.

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African American Firsts, Allison Madison, Black Firsts, Illinois, Mound City, News -

Mound City, Illinois, made history in electing Allison Madison, the first woman and African-American elected to the position of mayor for the small town.

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Andrea Logan, Illinois, Lottery, News -

Andrea Logan was simply shocked when she realized that she had won $150,000 in the lottery.

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Chicago, Illinois, Napoleon Harris, News -

Four men attempting to rob pizza delivery guy got more than they had bargained for when he turned out to be former NFL linebacker Napoleon Harris.

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Biochemistry, Honolulu, Illinois, Ladarius Sapho, Maywood, News, Proviso East High School, University of Hawaii-Pacific, Valedictorian -

theGRIO REPORT - Eighteen-year-old Ladarius Sapho has the best grade point average at his high school in Maywood, Illinois...

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Chicago, Congress, Depression, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Mayo Clinic, News, Politics, Treatment -

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven't been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from Congress several weeks ago, is being treated for depression at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota...

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Capitol Hill, Chicago, Congress, Democrats, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Politics, Rod Blagojevich, Washington DC -

CHICAGO (AP) - When Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. disappeared last month for a mysterious medical leave, it took weeks for anyone in Washington to even notice...

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Chicago, Congress, Ethics, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Mood Disorder, Politics, Rod Blagojevich -

theGRIO REPORT - Wednesday’s disclosure that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated for an undisclosed 'mood disorder' left numerous unanswered questions for his constituents in Chicago...

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Chicago, Congress, Democrat, Illinois, Jesse Jackson Jr., Mood Disorder, Politics, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr -

More than a month after he took an unexplained leave of absence, it's still not clear what's ailing Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr...

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Chicago, Congress, Democrats, House, Illinois, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Nancy Pelosi, Politics, Steny Hoyer -

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic House leaders on Wednesday joined colleagues and constituents in urging Rep. Jesse Jackson of Illinois, who has been on medical leave for a month without disclosing detail...

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Capital Hill, Chicago, Congress, Dick Durbin, Health, Illinois, Illness, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Luis Gutierrez, Medical, Politics, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Suicide, Suicide Attempt -

theGRIO REPORT - Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) is now facing pressure from his own party to come forth about his medical condition, while his aides are busy denying rumors that the embattled lawmaker has attempted suicide...

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Chicago, Congress, Dick Durbin, Ethics, Illinois, Illness, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Politics, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr, Rod Blagojevich, Senator Dick Durbin -

theGRIO REPORT - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s (D-Ill) mysterious leave of absence from Congress has many on the Hill wondering what could be keeping the Congressman away from his duties in Washington for such a long period...

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Chicago, Congress, Ethics, House Ethics Committe, Illinois, Investigation, Jesse Jackson Jr., Leave of Absence, Medical Leave of Absence, News, Rod Blagojevich -

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defeated a primary challenge this year despite being the target of a House ethics investigation...

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Ebony Martin, Food Stamps, Illinois, Illinois Department of Human Services, Jail, News, Probation, Public Funds, Scam, State Worker -

theGRIO REPORT - A former caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services was sentenced to probation and jail time for her food stamp scam...

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