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Protesters urge Illinois senators to fight proposed Social Security cuts

With chants of, “It’s our money, not theirs,” several dozen people gathered Thursday at Federal Plaza to protest President Obama’s proposed cuts to veteran and Social Security benefits, “I was hoping to retire at 62,” said Bill Preston, an Illinois resident who is now 60. “I don’t think that’s going to happen.” The protest and […]

Lane Tech students take a stand against censorship

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Lane Tech students take a stand against censorship

On Friday, students and faculty from Lane Tech College Prep gathered in front of the school to protest the Chicago School Board’s ban on the graphic novel Persepolis from their curriculum. Dozens of Lane Tech students and teachers congregated at the corner of Addison and Western, holding signs that read “CPS VIOLATES 1ST AMENDMENT” and […]

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Red Line Riders Must Go ‘Green’ in May

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Red Line Riders Must Go ‘Green’ in May

Riders on the CTA Red Line will have to switch to Green Line trains starting May 19 when a section of the so-called Dan Ryan branch of the system will be closed for repairs. The $425 million project will replace and rebuild Red Line tracks from Cermak-Chinatown to 95th/Dan Ryan. The project will take five […]

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