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Harold Washington Library Getting $6 Million In Upgrades, Tune-Ups

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    Here's a change worth checking out: Chicago's flagship library is about to a multi-million dollar spruce-up.

    The Harold Washington Library branch in the heart of the Loop will see $6 million in tune-ups thanks to TIF funds Mayor Rahm Emanuel has earmarked in his 2014

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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

    Clara's Place, Chicago Women's Shelter, Going Without Heat Or Hot Water Over $21,000 Gas Bill

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    A women's shelter that has been a mainstay of Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood for decades is now fighting to keep its doors open as the bills continue to pile up while financial support has run dry.

    The most pressing of those bills facing Clara's Place is a whopping $21,000 the shelter's founder and director Clara Kirk owes Peoples Gas, which

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago