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Victim rights start with the arrest of a suspect

Victim rights start with the arrest of a suspect

Someone has murdered your loved one, there are no suspects and soon the case goes cold. You’re not sure how to pay for the funeral, you have questions for investigators, and your family could benefit from counseling. What do you do? What rights do you have? Where do you turn? There’s little the state of […]

South Lawndale Residents Exercise Their Right to Vote

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South Lawndale Residents Exercise Their Right to Vote

Darlene Matthews, an election judge in her mid-40s, said she has worked elections since former president Bill Clinton was running for office. And these days, the process is a lot more modern. “I was a judge when we were punching holes [in the ballot].” It was quiet at 11 a.m. at the Toman branch of […]

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Chicago Republicans Turn Out to View Debate

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Chicago Republicans Turn Out to View Debate

The streets in Rogers Park were quiet yesterday evening, but inside the Mayne Stage Theater, 1328 W. Morse Ave, Romney-Ryan supporters were loudly proclaiming their love for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. With cantankerous laughter and snarky bombs, the 50 or so people in attendance made their party affiliations clearly known. The second presidential debate […]

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Iraq Veteran Gives Medal Back

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Iraq Veteran Gives Medal Back

Steven Acheson, 27, said he was trained to hate Iraqis when he  joined the service to support and defend his country. The Iraq Veterans Against War member went to basic training in February 2004 at Ft. Sill in Oklahoma. “I watched the second plane hit the tower on 9/11 live on TV in [my] American […]

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Sec. of State Clinton Calls More More Countries to Join NATO

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stressed Monday the importance of bringing more countries into NATO as she spoke before a meeting with the foreign ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro and Macedonia at the NATO Summit in Chicago. Clinton said NATO is committed to its open door policy. There were only 12 countries in NATO […]

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NATO Demonstrators and Police Clash at Sunday Protest

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NATO Demonstrators and Police Clash at Sunday Protest

After a peaceful march from Petrillo Bandshell to outside McCormick place Sunday, Anti-NATO protesters gathered at Michigan and Cermak to watch veterans turn in their medals. Most left shortly thereafter, but around 500 remained and were confronted by CPD forces that demanded they disperse. See video of clashing police and protesters from the evening of […]

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Immigrant Rights Advocates Protest Before NATO

Immigrant rights activists protested Tuesday before the NATO Summit kicks off in Chicago this weekend. They gathered at the Congress Center, 525 W. Van Buren Street, before marching five miles from Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, located at 344 W. 6th Street, to the Detained Immigration Court Building for a candlelight vigil. The events were organized […]

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