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Donald Trump Puts Jennifer Hudson & Family Up For Free In Chicago Hotel

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    Donald Trump Puts Jennifer Hudson & Family Up For Free In Chicago Hotel

    In the wake of her family tragedy, Jennifer Hudson has received a helping hand from a very unlikely source – Donald Trump.

    Jennifer and some of her family members have been staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago – and Trump has been picking up the tab.

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    “They are safe,” Trump told People on Monday night. “She’s a great girl and we’re protecting them well.”

    According to E! Online, Hudson has been staying at the hotel since arriving in Chicago on October 24 – the day her mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found murdered, and her nephew, Julian King, was found missing.

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    Since checking into the hotel, the Oscar winner and former “American Idol” star has rarely left the hotel.

    “She is still in shock,” a source told E!. “She hasn’t gone out much at all and has a lot of security around her.”

    Earlier this week, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board ruled William Balfour, the only individual to be identified as a “person of interest” in the murders of Hudson’s three family members, would remain in custody while authorities continue their investigation.

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    Although Balfour has not been charged in connection to the slayings, the parole board ruled he had violated his parole and, as a result, would be kept in custody.

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