• The Chosen Few DJs: 25 Years Strong

      The definition of chosen—1. Having been selected as the best or most appropriate or according to Merriam Webster: one who is the object of…

  • Anatomy of a Shutdown!

      Today most likely, Illinois will experience its first shutdown in recent memory.  While Illinoisans experienced extended legislative overtime sessions during the Blagojevich era, they…

  • President Obama's "Amazing Grace" Week!

      Last week was President Obama’s best political and policy results in the six years of his presidency. He began the week mourning the outcome…

  • CTA Green Line Partners with Locally Owned Business

    CTA Welcomes New Locally Owned Concessions to Green Line by Kai EL’ Zabar Businesses Will Fill Vacant Concession Space and Improve Services at Cottage Grove at King Drive…

NATIONAL NEWS

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Georgia’s gas prices to rise 6 cents today
ATLANTA — Beginning July 1st, Georgia’s new gas tax will take effect to pay for an ambitious and comprehensive transportation and road construction campaign. According to…
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Macon, GA Walmart trashed by 40-50 teens; arrests made
*Oh Lord, once again, we find ourselves saying, “this is not a good look.” It happened on Sunday, but it’s just now making headlines. Macon,…
Nick Gordon hires power lawyer to defend against Bobbi Kristina estate lawsuit
Bree Newhouse Removes Confederate Flag from N.C. Capitol

CHI TOWN TV

WORLD NEWS

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Majority Of Women Recently Rescued From Boko Haram Pregnant
Although we all rejoice that over 200 girls were recently rescued from militant Islamic terror group Boko Haram, reports are saying that 90 percent are…
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Couple Sentenced In Death Of Mother Whose Body Was Stuffed Into Suitcase In Bali
An Indonesian court found a #Chicago couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison. http://t.co/lGNtzn98XI — Katie Woodson (@katie_Woodson) April 21, 2015 A…
Ebola Survivors Urged To Practice Safe Sex To Prevent Spread Of The Disease
White House warns Senate anew on Iran legislation

ENTERTAINMENT

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NeNe Leakes Will Call Out Liars On ABC Game Show
NeNe Leakes will put her judge of character skills to the test as a panelist on ABC's "To Tell the Truth."
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Fire Up The Grill: The Best 4th Of July Recipes
From the classics like BBQ ribs to potato salad, here's the recipes you should make!
All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
Will Pres. Barack Obama Call On Congress To Act On Criminal Justice Reform?

POLITICS

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Rauner Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing
For Second Straight Week, Rauner Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing on Misleading Claims about Staff Pay Rep. John Bradley informed the public  that this is…
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Anatomy of a Shutdown!
  Today most likely, Illinois will experience its first shutdown in recent memory.  While Illinoisans experienced extended legislative overtime sessions during the Blagojevich era, they…

BUSINESS

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Rauner Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing
For Second Straight Week, Rauner Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing on Misleading Claims about Staff Pay Rep. John Bradley informed the public  that this is…
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Black Women Represent Fastest-Growing Group Of Entrepreneurs In U.S.
A new report shows that the number of businesses owned by African-American women has grown 332 percent since 1997, according to Fortune magazine. The recently…
Don’t Let It Rub Off On You: The 5 Types Of Co-workers You Should Avoid
How The Latest Congressional Inaction May Hurt Small Businesses & Main Street

SPORTS

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The Stars come out for the Chicago United Hoops Classic
University of Chicago (Ratner Gymnasium) – sponsored by CPS, Nike, Body Armor, Comcast and Core Power The night began with a prayer to keep the…
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Chi-Town is Draft Town! The NFL invades Grant Park
This week from Wednesday April 29th until Saturday May 2nd, for the first time since 1963, Chicago will be host to the NFL’s biggest offseason…
Jamaal Wilkes Tells the Story of an NBA Champion in his Memoir, Smooth As Silk
Happy 52nd, Mike! Jordan’s Greatest Dunks of All-Time [VIDEO]

HEALTH

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Real Women Sweat: These 5 Tips Will Get You To The Gym Today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Using Whitening Toothpaste Will Not Make Your Teeth Whiter, But These Things Will
Wait, what?! Whitening toothpaste doesn't whiten your teeth. Yeah, you read that right. Check out what actually does work.
American Heart Association Opens Hearts to Save Lives
More Than 71,000 American Women Will Likely Die Of Lung Cancer This Year, When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Lungs?

EDITORS PICKS

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‘Blood Is Still Red': Ferguson Fears Setback As Cop-Shooter Eludes Manhunt
FERGUSON, Mo. — As reporters flocked back to this St. Louis suburb following the ambush shooting of two officers outside the police department overnight, residents, law enforcement…

FEATURES

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Last Weekend Chicago Defender Exhibit at Harold Washington Library
Visitors to Harold Washington Library and 88 satellite libraries will have an opportunity to explore the treasured archives of the iconic Chicago Defender newspaper. Still…

FAITH

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Follow Proverbs 22:7 And Plant Seeds Not Needs
Proverbs 22:7 “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” The net worth of the average African-American ($11,000)* is…
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Travis Malloy Reboots Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ As Praise Song [VIDEO]
Relative newcomer, Travis Malloy, is quickly making a mark, and his presence felt on the gospel music scene. Travis is an amazing singer/songwriter/producer, who in…

FOCUS

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Khandi Alexander: More Than Mama Pope
In the last 8 years we have been privy to the unique writing and story telling skills of Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of hit…
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Slain Rapper Chinx Album Release Set for August 14
(June 2, 2015 — New York, NY) – eOne Music and Four Kings Management have announced the posthumous release of hip hop artist Chinx’s nearly-completed…

CULTURE

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Does Dating Suck? Maybe It’s Time To Move
We all want to believe that love should meet us where we are, but will it?
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CTA Green Line Partners with Locally Owned Businesses
CTA Welcomes New Locally Owned Concessions to Green Line by Kai EL’ Zabar Businesses Will Fill Vacant Concession Space and Improve Services at Cottage Grove at King Drive…

VIEWS

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Sam Fine: The Maestro of Make up
As women, how many of us have struggled learning how to apply make up to our faces when we were first introduced to cosmetics growing…
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Let’s Wear Orange for Hadiya! National Violence Awareness Day
CHICAGO–Today, in celebration of Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday, former classmates will be wearing ‘orange’ in her memory. Today is National Violence Awareness Day. The King…

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