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For Black Americans, A Longer Time Without Work

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'Ebony,' 'Jet' Parent Takes A Bold New Tack

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P.I. Kelly: Hot On The Trail Of Crime In Chicago

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Deadly Tornadoes Strike Oklahoma, Other States

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Ill. Fights States' Efforts To Woo Its Businesses

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Emanuel Avoids Runoff, Wins Mayor's Job In Chicago

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Chicago Mayoral Candidates Work To Solidify Base

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Let's Meet: Chicago Police's New Approach To Gangs

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Realtor Teresa Sciubba (left) talks to real estate investor Kristin Gragg outside a foreclosed property in Chandler, Ariz. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Home Foreclosures Continue Despite Delays

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Chicago Residents Disappointed With Gun Ruling

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Oil Spill Hurts Businesses In Post-Katrina Gulf

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Chicago's Catholics Speak Out On Abuse Scandal

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Report Urges More Job Help For Black Americans

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Thinking Of New Windows? Save Your Energy

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Chicago, Tokyo Lose Out As Olympic Sites

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