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Cops Weigh In On Reported Krokodil Deaths

Cops Weigh In On Reported Krokodil Deaths

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics said Monday that reports of deaths in the state linked to the use of the horror drug krokodil are unsubstantiated.

In a phone interview with The Huffington Post, OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said that there is no "conclusive evidence" linking the deaths of two Duncan, Okla., men last year to krokodil, a gruesome

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  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Category: Chicago

Macy's Opening On Thanksgiving? Retail Giant Appears To Be Breaking With 155-Year Tradition

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    A shopper carries a purchase from Macy's along the Magnificent Mile shopping district on August 14, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Retail giant Macy's appears poised to open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time in its 155-year history, according to multiple reports the company has as yet declined to confirm.

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Absolut Chicago: Vodka Company Debuts Limited-Edition Windy City Liquor

    If you were to create a vodka that captured the essence of Chicago, what would it taste like? Hot dogs? Pizza? Au jus and onions?

    If you're the folks at Absolut Vodka, the answer to that question would be, strangely: Olives, rosemary and thyme. Their new limited-edition "Chicago" liquor features the savory flavors bottled up inside a bottle decked

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Marriage in Illinois: The Urgency of Now

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    State Rep. Ken Dunkin hosted a benefit for his re-election campaign Oct. 10. He is the chief co-sponsor of the marriage equality bill. He's pictured here with fellow reps at the event, from left: Dunkin, Christian Mitchell (South Side), Greg Harris (North Side, chief sponsor) and Derrick Smith (West Side). Photo by Tracy Baim


    While the Illinois

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago