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Illinois Undocumented Immigrants Can Start Application Process For Driver's Licenses On Nov. 12

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    Beginning in just a matter of weeks, undocumented immigrants in Illinois can start the process of applying for driver's licenses as part of a new pilot program signed into state law earlier this year.

    Starting Nov. 12, those interested in the licenses can begin scheduling appointments to apply for them, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Those

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Jackson Had To Leave NC Prison, Sleep In Hotel

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    CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says an administrative problem forced the Illinois Democrat to leave a federal prison where he was trying to begin his sentence early for illegally spending campaign money.

    C.K. Hoffler told reporters in Atlanta Tuesday that she was contacted by Bureau of Prisons personnel

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Ex-congressman reports to North Carolina prison

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has reported to a North Carolina federal prison to serve a 2 1/2-year prison term for misusing campaign funds, a prison official said Tuesday.

    The 48-year-old Chicago Democrat was in federal custody Tuesday morning, according to Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago