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Chicago-based rapper Rapper Lil Reese is currently in critical condition after being shot in the neck in his home state of Illinois. The details are sketchy and the investigation remains fluid at this hour. But according to the New York Daily News, Lil Reese, who was born Tavares Taylor, was shot Monday afternoon in Country…

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Millions of people use the ridesharing service Uber, and there are just as many tales about the drivers. However, one ride with an Uber driver, identified only as Timothy, has resulted in a viral video and him losing his job. Nicole Allen, of Rock Island, Illinois, uploaded a video of the driver calling her racist and demeaning…

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Target announced that a dozen stores that are underperforming in sales are slated to close on Feb. 3, 2018. On the flip side, Target is opening 32 new stores in 2017, with plans to open 35 new stores in 2018. The bull’s-eye retailer’s newest small-format store in Midtown Manhattan’s Herald Square in New York recently…

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The state of Illinois has voted to recognize former President Barack Obama with a state holiday. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed “Barack Obama Day” into law on Friday, NBC Chicago reports. The newest state holiday will be celebrated across Illinois on Aug. 4 (Obama’s birthday) every year, starting in 2018. The holiday will be “observed…

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Talk about stupid criminals. Three University of Illinois football players face up to 30 years in prison for armed robbery and home invasion in a campus dorm where they “fumbled” the entire crime and turned the episode into a joke. Darta Lee, 18, and Howard Watkins, 18, were freshman offensive lineman who were easily caught along with 19-year-old Tarrian…

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On March 15, 2016, Cook County residents, which includes Chicago, will face important decisions in the upcoming Illinois primary elections. The elections for March include nominations for the following offices for the Nov. 8, 2016, Illinois general election: -Party candidates for U.S. president for November 2016 – U.S. senator – State Comptroller (Vacancy – 2-year…

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