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Michelle Obama ties obesity fight to healthcare reform

NEW ORLEANS, July 23 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama told a Mexican-American activist group Tuesday that curbing childhood obesity begins at home but also requires access to healthcare.
U.S. Latinos leaderless, survey indicates

U.S. Latinos leaderless, survey indicates

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Asked to identify their national leader, most U.S. Latinos could not name one, the Pew Hispanic Center reported Monday.
Crook gave Chicago politician home upgrade

Crook gave Chicago politician home upgrade

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A convicted Chicago businessman gave U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez free improvements on his house, FBI records show.

Rep. Gutierrez won't seek Obama's seat

CHICAGO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Friday he's removing himself from consideration to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
Ill. gov. cuts off B of A from state biz

Ill. gov. cuts off B of A from state biz

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Monday ordered the state to stop doing business with Bank of America over its refusal to loan money to a Chicago window maker.
Obama backs Republic worker demands

Obama backs Republic worker demands

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- President-elect Barack Obama Sunday said he supports demands by laid off workers at a Chicago manufacturing company for severance pay and other benefits.

Laid-off workers stage sit-in

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Laid-off workers at the Republic Windows & Doors factory in Chicago remained camped out there Saturday, refusing to leave without their pay.

100,000 rally for immigrants in Chicago

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 immigrants and supporters rallied in Chicago in opposition to a federal bill that would put a fence at Mexico's border. The crowd marched from Union Park to Federal Plaza Friday, shutting down the Loop, as a show of force for a wider acc
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