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Voters Turn Out Early on the North Side

Voters Turn Out Early on the North Side

As Election Day dawned over the Pulaski Field House on the North side of the city, the cool crisp fall air was filled with excitement and anticipation. The people of the sixth precinct of the 2nd Ward waited hours to vote, some showing up at 5:45am. “I saw people lining up when we got here […]

Chicago is NATO Secretary General Rasmussen’s Kind of Town

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Chicago Monday that he supported the anti-NATO protesters’ right to express their viewpoints. “Demonstrations are part of democratic society, we also allow people to demonstrate, to express themselves. I think we should appreciate that we live in a free democracy where it’s a constitutional right to participate […]

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UPDATE: Demonstrators Protest Alleged Police Brutality

Anti-NATO protesters held a press conference Sunday to protest alleged police brutality. They claimed that on Saturday night a protester was hit by a police van and that some were hit by police wielding billyclubs. This happened after protesters wound their way around the South Loop for hours until late Saturday evening. Occupy demonstrators allegedly […]

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Changing The Face of Art Galleries from Elite to Everyday

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Changing The Face of Art Galleries from Elite to Everyday

The Jackson Junge Gallery in the Wicker Park neighborhood in Chicago is looking to change the sometimes pretentious images of art galleries by providing a positive space for Chicago artists and people interested in fine art alike. “We are trying to break down that stigma that most galleries have, that I’ve got to look a certain […]

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The Map Room, a Grass Roots Tavern in Bucktown

The Map Room was founded in 1992 by Laura and Mark Blasingame after many years of traveling; when they came home, they founded a tavern that incorporated an international theme along with a down-to-earth atmosphere.  The bar was given its name from the film, “Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.” The Map Room in […]

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Supporters gather for nursing home legislation

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Supporters gather for nursing home legislation

Members of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus and the Community Renewal Society have been negotiating with Illinois legislators for more than three years to provide more registered nurses and caregivers for the sick and elderly in nursing homes. On Thursday, they gathered at the Thompson Center Plaza in Chicago to pressure lawmakers to take action. […]

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