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State GOP Cancels Meeting On Brady
(Chicago, IL) -- The state Republican committee will wait a bit longer to determine the fate of chairman Pat Brady. A meeting scheduled for yesterday in Tinley Park was cancelled, supposedly because Brady refused to be available to answer questions. Brady's dismissal has been sought by some GOP leaders because of his personal support for a statewide same-sex marriage law.
No Bail For Mother-Attack Suspect
(Chicago, IL) -- A Homewood man accused of trying to choke and then stab his mother will not be leaving jail any time soon. A bond court judge denied bail for 22-year-old Blake Springsteen yesterday. Springsteen has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to strangle his mother with his hands, then stabbing her in the throat as she lay inside the trunk of a car.
South Side Irish Parade Today
(Chicago, IL) -- The South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at noon today. The parade along Western Avenue is back for the second year after being suspended for three years due to incidents of drinking and numerous arrests. Officials say anyone caught drinking within 800 feet of
the parade route will pay a minimum fine of 500 dollars.
Durbin: I Will Run For Re-Election
(Chicago, IL) -- Senator Dick Durbin says he will run for re-election in 2014. The senator told NBC Chicago yesterday that he loves his job and thinks he can bring good jobs to the state of Illinois. The 68-year-old Democrat is considered the second-most powerful man in the majority party of the Senate.
Former Alderman To Pay $143-Thousand In Back Child Support
(Chicago, IL) -- A Chicago judge is ordering former alderman Wallace Davis, Junior to pay over 148-thousand dollars in back child support. Davis pled guilty to criminal failure to pay child support Friday, getting 30 months of probation along with the child support order. Davis could be removed from probation earlier if he pays the money to the mother of two children he fathered with a nurse.
Chicago Lawmaker Wants To Ban Lion Meat
(Chicago, IL) -- A Chicago lawmaker is proposing a ban on the sale of lion meat in Illinois. State Representative Luis Arroyo is sponsoring a bill that would make the commercial sale of lion meat illegal. It would also bar the ownership of lions for the express purpose of killing them, and make killing a lion for meat a criminal offense.
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