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Settlement of lawsuit over shackles during birth

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has given preliminary approval to the settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by female detainees at Cook County Jail who alleged they were shackled while giving birth, a violation of state law.

If there are no objections, 80 plaintiffs will share $4.1 million, or about $35,000 each.

Plaintiff's attorney Thomas

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Fitzgerald stepping down as US attorney in Chicago

Fitzgerald stepping down as US attorney in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.

Fitzgerald has overseen thousands of

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Postal Service ranks Chicago high for dog attacks

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says Chicago ranks high among cities for dog attacks on mail carriers.

There were 30 dog attacks on postal workers last year in Chicago. That puts Chicago at No. 11, tied with Philadelphia.

Los Angeles topped the list with 83 dog attacks on postal employees last year.

Chicago Postmaster Karen Schenck says

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Hudsons extended prayer to Balfour after verdict

Hours after William Balfour was found guilty May 11 of murdering Darnell Donerson, Jason Hudson and Julian King, Jennifer and Julia Hudson prayed for him.

The sisters said in a statement, “We have all suffered a terrible loss in this tragedy. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: in whom the god of this world hath b

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Hudson seen at theme park day after murder trial

CHICAGO (AP) — Jennifer Hudson was spotted at an Illinois theme park a day after jurors delivered a guilty verdict against the man charged with killing her mother, brother and nephew.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Hudson and her fiance rode the new X Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Great America. A park spokesman confirmed to the newspaper that

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