Thu04242014

Life sentence in Jennifer Hudson family slayings

Life sentence in Jennifer Hudson family slayings
CHICAGO (AP) — Struggling to contain his anger, a Chicago judge on Tuesday sentenced Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law to life in prison for killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in what prosecutors say was a fit of jealous rage.

In blistering comments, Cook County Circuit Judge Charles Burns rejected William

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CPS says 12 principals abused free-lunch program

CHICAGO (AP) — Twelve Chicago Public Schools principals and assistant principals are accused of falsifying documents to get free or reduced lunches for their own children.

CPS and the Office of Inspector General announced Friday that the administrators have been removed pending due process hearings that could result in discipline or termination.

They

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Jackson's 'mood disorder' raising more questions?

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s disclosure that he is suffering from a "mood disorder" still leaves many questions about his secretive medical leave and whether the Illinois congressman has satisfied mounting calls to be more open about his monthlong absence.

Just hours after Democratic leaders in Congress ratcheted up pressure on

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Chicago starts tear-down of abandoned buildings

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrecking crews have begun moving across Chicago to demolish abandoned buildings as part of an effort to stop gang violence in the city.

Workers on Thursday knocked down a building in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood that has been the source of complaints by nearby residents for more than a decade. Residents claim the building

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Gutierrez: Rep. Jackson must give medical update

CHICAGO (AP) — Congressman Luis Gutierrez is the latest Illinois politician to call on Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to provide more information about a medical condition that's had him on leave for a month.

Gutierrez said Tuesday that Jackson has a responsibility to give details.

Jackson's location and exact medical condition are unknown. At first,

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