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Residents want Central City High School in Loop

Residents want Central City High School in Loop

    South Loop residents are calling for the Chicago Public Schools to create a Central City High School that would serve the South Loop and neighboring communities. The new school could be housed in the old Jones College Prep building, which is being replaced by a new $150 million facility scheduled to open in […]

Second Chance: Cathedral Shelter Focus on Chronic Homelessness

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The Cathedral Shelter of Chicagois expanding its housing capacity from 28 to between 56 and 70 units by 2015 to provide people suffering from chronically homelessness and substance abuse with permanent housing. Unlike other organizations, the relapse is not grounds for eviction. In other recovery programs such as the Stairway 2 Freedom‘s housing program, a […]

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Abuse of Domestic Workers a Widespread Issue, Study Says

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Abuse of Domestic Workers a Widespread Issue, Study Says

A new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows domestic workers experience low pay, lack of benefits, abuse and hazardous working conditions. The groundbreaking  results were announced today by a domestic workers advocacy group. The study surveyed more than 2,000 nannies, house cleaners and caregivers in 14 cities, including Chicago. Conducted by the […]

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Domestic Violence Cases Go Unreported, Despite Help Resources

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Domestic Violence Cases Go Unreported, Despite Help Resources

Despite the availability of domestic violence resources, some people are deterred from using them. Job constraints, relationships, isolation from families, and the legal system itself are common reasons that keep victims from seeking help, according to Margaret Duval, executive director at the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic. October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Chicago Police Department statistics […]

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