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Former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot made history as Chicago's first ever Black female and openly lesbian mayor on Tuesday night.

By rejecting establishment mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago residents sent a clear signal that they are fed up with decades of corruption.

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Barack Obama Reports For Jury Duty In Chicago

Former president Barack Obama fulfilled his civic duty by reporting for jury duty in Cook County, Illinois on Wednesday.

According to the NY Daily News, the 56-year-old Hawaiian native was seen leaving his home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago around 9:30 a.m., followed by half a dozen Secret Service agents.

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Kenneka Jenkins

A spokesperson for a Chicago area hotel says no video exists of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins walking into a freezer.

Jenkins was found dead in the freezer on the lower conference level of the Crowne Plaza O'Hare Hotel and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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Kenneka Jenkins

Police investigators are reviewing a viral Facebook video for clues into the mysterious death of 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins at a Rosemont hotel on Sunday.

Investigators are reviewing a Facebook video of a party Jenkins attended at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel & Conference Center late Friday night.

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Rumors are swirling that the best friend of the Chicago teenager who was found dead in a hotel freezer took her own life in an apparent suicide. But are the rumors true?

Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was pronounced dead after her body was found in a walk-in freezer in the basement of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday.

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Chicago police may turn to social media to help solve the tragic case of a 19-year-old teen whose body was found in the freezer of a hotel.

Kenneka Jenkins went missing after she left home Friday night to go bowling with friends. Kenneka's mother, Teresa Martin allowed her responsible daughter to drive her car.

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Beth Rae Harris

A Chicago woman was arrested for allegedly filming a friend's rape and posting the video to Snapchat after the two women fought over a man they met at a party.

Police say Beth Rae Harris, 36, hired at least one man, possibly more, to rape a 23-year-old woman in Harris' Chicago area apartment.

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Rapper Kevin Gates was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for violating his probation on a weapons charge.

In March, Gates dutifully turned himself in to Chicago authorities, thinking he would be released immediately. But an Illinois judge ordered him held without bail until his hearing.

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A homeless woman covered in bed bugs forced the quarantine and cleanup of a train on Chicago's CTA Red Line.

A Youtuber uploaded the video of a homeless woman sleeping on a CTA Red Line train on Tuesday. The video shows dozens of bed bugs crawling all over clothes in a bag near the sleeping woman.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama appears to be in denial over the unprecedented spike in violent crimes during his two terms as president. In an op-ed published in the Harvard Law Review, Obama refused to take credit for a 10.8 percent increase in murders from 2014 to 2015 -- the largest increase in a single year since 1971.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama weighed in on a headline-grabbing hate crime committed by 4 young black people on a mentally disabled white man in his hometown of Chicago.

In two separate interviews on Thursday, President Obama referred to the attack as a "despicable" and "terrible" hate crime.

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Chicago police have arrested 2 teenagers in the shooting death of Jovan Wilson, the 15-year-old grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis.

Police say Tariq Harris, a 16-year-old boy, and Dijae Banks, a 17-year-old girl, forced their way into Jovan's home in the Englewood neighborhood on the city's South Side around 7 p.m. Friday.

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